Film: CHESTER is accepted to The Polish Film Festival, LACA

September 1, 2014

Polish Film Fest 4

We are proud to announce that the film, CHESTER, has been accepted into the LA Polish Film Festival. Buttons handled the Sound mix as well as the Color Grading on this wonderful film produced by Elzbieta Szoka and Sam Adelman of Paradox Smoke Productions. Here’s an Excerpt.

It will be showing Sat, Oct 11 at 3PM at NOHO.

The Polish American Film Society is proud to announce the 15th Annual Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles (October 7 – 16, 2014) celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers.

The festival will open with SOPHIE SEEKS 7 [Facet (nie)potrzebny od zaraz] by Weronika Migon, Audience Award at Koszalin’s Debuts Film Festival “Mlodzi i Film,” on October 7, 2014 with our star-studded gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet at Hollywood’s legendary Egyptian Theatre, an extravagant start to a ten-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 16, 2014 with subsequent screenings at the Laemmle’s NoHo 7 and Royal Theaters.

In the segment of movies made abroad by Polish filmmakers, with Polish talent, or with Polish subject, we are planning to present: BUNNY by Annika Glac, FIGHTER’S ROOM by Slav Zatoka, AN ARTIST AND A SON & AWAKEN by BALBINKA KORZENIOWSKA, A LITTLE POLAND IN INDIA by Anu Radha, ENTANGLEMENT by Douglas Wood, SAPPHIRE by Ryan Cross, RED, BLUE, AND PURPLE by Janek Ambros, CHESTER by Elzbieta Szoka
and VENUS IN FUR by Roman Polanski.This year’s Gala Opening is a very special evening. We will be celebrating our 15th anniversary. The evening will start with a performance by Jagodzinski Trio, Mietek Szczesniak, Wendy Waldman and H.B. Barnum LIFE Choir. In attendance we will have special guests: Emmanuelle Seigner, Krzysztof Zanussi, Artur Zmijewski and Antoni Pawlicki.

It is crucial to support our celebration of Polish Cinema in Los Angeles, and therefore the Gala Opening is open by invitation to Festival supporters. To become a supporter please make a minimum donation of $80.00 (per person) before September 30, 2014.The VIP seats are available for a minimum donation of $250.00 (per person). If we receive you donation before September 7th, your name will be printed in the festival catalog.

Space is limited, so please make your donations early to secure your seat. Please make your invaluable, tax-deductible contribution, by mailing your checks to: Polish American Film Society, 7726 Ethel Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605, or through PayPal on our web site. We hope that even if you cannot attend the Gala you will be able to make a donation in support of promoting Poland and Polish cinema in Los Angeles.

For the fifteenth time we will present the most recent achievements of Polish cinema, including: BIG LOVE by Barbara Bialowas, FIELD OF DOGS (Psie pole) by Lech Majewski, GABRIEL by Mikolaj Haremski, IDA by Pawel Pawliowski, LIFE FEELS GOOD (Chce sie zyc) by Maciej Pieprzyca, LASTING (Nieulotne) by Jacek Borcuch, TO KILL A BEAVER (Zabic bobra) by Jan Jakub Kolski, ONE WAY TICKET TO THE MOON (Bilet na ksiezyc) by Jacek Bromski, PAPUSZA by Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze, VIVA BELARUS (Zywie Bielarus) by Krzysztof Lukaszewicz, WALESA. MAN OF HOPE (Walesa czlowiek z nadziei) by Andrzej Wajda, THE WORD (Obietnica) by Anna Kazejak, YOU ARE GOD (Jestes Bogiem) by Leszek Dawid and a series of sPolish Film Fest 3hort films, documentaries and animations.

Panel of jurors from Hollywood, including Tony Anselmo, Tom Bower, Sondra Currie-Levi, Steven Nicolaides, Donna Walker, Henryk Cymerman, Maria Elena de Las Carreras, Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Cinzia Angelini, Daniel Birczynski, A.J. Briones, Hubert J. Daniel and Douglas Wood will pick winners in feature, documentary and animation category.

The Festival continues to grow each year by screening more films and drawing larger crowds. As we expand, we seek increased support for this truly unique and rewarding “Holiday of Polish Cinema.” This is where our friends, patrons and valued sponsors can help. You can find sponsorship opportunities on our web site. As a loyal supporter of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles you recognize the importance of promoting Polish film and Polish culture in Hollywood. Without such generosity and support, this event would not be possible.

The Festival is sponsored by Polish Film Institute; The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland; POLAM; Polish Filmmakers Association; Department of Cultural Affairs of City of Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Arts Commission; ELMA; Polish Center of Los Angeles; KROL Vodka and Andrzej Dobrzynski.

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