2021 Call for UNESCO Creative Cities now open!

Natalie MooreŁódź, Bitola, Bradford, Bristol, Busan, Collaborative, Galway, Mumbai, Network, Potsdam, Qingdao, Rome, Sarajevo, Sofia, Sydney, Terrassa, Valladolid, Yamagata

Created in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) fosters international cooperation within and across cities of the world that have invested in culture and creativity as an accelerator of various aspects of sustainable development. Together with its 246 member cities from over 80 Member States, the UCCN aims to fulfil the power of culture and creativity in building cities … Read More

UNESCO Film Cities Film Education and Media Literacy Forum 2020

Natalie MooreŁódź, Bradford, Bristol, Busan, Collaborative, Network, Terrassa

On Thursday 26 November 2020, UNESCO Cities of Film from around the world came together to deliver an online forum to discuss film education and media literacy. The event was an opportunity to share knowledge and good practice and help each other to use the power of the moving image as a key tool to inspire and empower young minds. Presentations … Read More

“Kill It And Leave This Town” honored in Annecy

Maciek DydoŁódź

The latest animation by Mariusz Wilczyński “Kill It And Leave This Town” received the jury distinction in the main competition at the 44th Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Annecy festival is the most important and one of the oldest festivals dedicated to animated film in Europe. Fleeing from despair after losing those dearest to him, the hero hides in a … Read More

“Sweat” by Magnus von Horn officially selected for Cannes 2020

Maciek DydoŁódź


“Sweat” by Magnus von Horn has been officially selected for Cannes 2020. Despite the festival not taking place as usual, the event published a list of contenders, which would have been presented on the Croisette in 2020. “Sweat” is one of these titles. It’s a great success of the director-producer duo of graduates and lectures of Łódź Film School. Mariusz … Read More

The construction of the Polonia Cinema exhibition has started at the National Center for Film Culture

Maciek DydoŁódź

Łódź will be the first city in Poland to have a permanent multimedia film exhibition dedicated to Polish cinematography. Polonia Cinema is the largest of the planned three permanent exhibitions of the National Center for Film Culture. It will be a multimedia story about the history of film culture in Poland from the first screenings to modern times. Construction works … Read More

Biopleograph – an experimental reconstruction

Maciek DydoŁódź

Janusz Król with biopleograph

The National Centre for film culture reconstructed one of the world’s first film devices and recreated the first Polish feature film, lost in World War II, “The Return of the Reveller”. “Gentlemen, this man is the leader in cinematography, I am the second,” said Louis Lumière about one of the early pioneers of the film camera. No, he wasn’t talking … Read More