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For immediate release: October 10, 2017
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The Austin Polish Film Festival (APFF) & Poster Exhibit provide a unique opportunity for Central Texans to experience award-winning films and meet guest artists from Poland and Eastern Europe.

The Austin Polish Society has been producing this annual event since 2006. This year the festival runs November 2nd through 6th and is preceded on October 29th by a co-presentation with the Austin Film Society of a special program celebrating 70 Years of Polish Animation.

The Festival venues are:

October 29th, November 2 – 5, 2017
AFS Cinema
6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 3100

November 6, 2017
Regal Arbor 8
9828 Great Hills Trail

The APFF 2017 features the latest award-winning films, including “Afterimage”, the last work of the acclaimed late Polish film director, Andrzej Wajda, who died in 2016 at the age of 90 soon after the release of this film.

Several directors, actors, and screenwriters will be in attendance during the Q&A sessions after the screenings. Among them, Ryszard Bugajski and Maria Mamona, who are bringing their latest film Blindness”

Agnieszka Holland’s 2017 film “Spoor” that is also Poland’s submission to the Oscar’s competition for the best foreign language film will be presented along with a documentary film about her, “Return of Agnieszka H.” The document is created by Krystyna Krauze, who like Holland herself, is a graduate of a famous Prague film school, FAMU. Krauze will be a festival guest.

A psychological thriller, “Amok”, the latest film by Kasia Adamik, Agnieszka Holland’s daughter and collaborator, will also be screened.

“The Art of Loving” is another film made by a young female director. It is an adaptation of Michalina Wisłocka’s biography, the famous Polish gynecologist and sexologist, whose lifestyle guidebook The Art of Loving sold over 7 million copies in the 1970s, challenged and changed the communist era Polish sexuality taboos.

This is the third year of APFF International Short Film Competition open to film students and independent filmmakers. The winning entries will be screened and the winners announced during the festival.

Traditionally, a Polish Poster Art Exhibit including works by the renowned Polish artists is an integral part of the festival and will be open to the audience in the event hall at the AFS Cinema. The posters arrived from Poland sent by a collector and curator, Michał Poniż. There will be an opportunity to purchase some of the posters.

A reception with music and authentic Polish food prepared and presented by Apolonia Catering will be on Friday night, November 3rd from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.