What does this mean for Gdynia?
Being a part of the international UNESCO Creative Cities Network means that our city can:
- Enhance creativity of the local community and stimulate the film sector in Gdynia.
- Encourage non-governmental organizations and film production companies to cooperate and participate in international and cross-sectoral projects.
- Establish a network of contacts and communication with Cites of Film and other Creative Cities.
- Exchange ideas and partner up with other Creative Cities in the network.
What makes Gdynia a City of Film?
Polish Film Festival
The Polish Film Festival has been organized in Gdynia since 1987. It promotes Polish cinema on a large scale. Every year in September, the Festival audience has a chance to watch the latest and most important Polish film productions, mostly premieres, competing in three sections, and to meet the film-makers and film enthusiasts. The best full-length films selected from among year-round film productions compete for the statuettes of Golden and Silver Lions.
Gdynia Film School
Founded in 2010, the primary objective of Gdynia Film School is a reliable, thorough and professional education of new directors of feature film and documentaries. Teaching major subjects is based on practical classes. Necessary theoretical lectures provide a starting point for a series of classes, workshop rehearsals and realisation of scenes and film shorts. Classes in small groups enable individual work and direct, content-related contact with a lecturer.
Gdynia Film Center
The Gdynia Film Center is an important meeting place in the heart of the city. It provides locals and tourists with top-tier film education, culture and entertainment, organizing exhibitions, discussions with artists, and film workshops. There is an Arthouse Cinema with three screening rooms, open seven days a week, throughout the year. The Cinema is connected to international partners through the Arthouse Cinemas Network and with Europa Cinemas.