The Hybrid Two Riversides – how does it work?

The 14th Film and Art Festival Two Riversides begins on 1st August. Due to the situation caused by the COVID-19 epidemic and because our primary concern is the safety of our Audience, we have decided to organise the Festival in a “hybrid” version.

This means that most film screenings will take place online. Access to online screenings is granted after purchasing a virtual ticket, using the code on the ticket.

We have created the ONLINE CINEMA consisting of three halls: Amber, Ruby, and Sapphire.

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The Amber and Ruby Halls are designed for online screenings (access available after purchasing a ticket) in sections: World Under Canvas, International Short Films Competition, Music – My Love, And God Created Actress – Gabriela Muskała, Director Retrospective – Elio Petri, Federico Fellini – Happy Birthday!, Eco-Awareness, Special Screenings.

Access to these online screenings (i.e. the ability to watch them) is possible no later than 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the screening.

For online shows, the number of seats and the number of available tickets are limited.

The Sapphire Hall (the access is free of charge) is a place where you can find online panels with filmmakers: Cinema Lesson, Cinema Talks.

The rights to screen films online in the Amber and Ruby Halls cover only the Polish territory. Events in the Sapphire Hall are available without restrictions.

However, knowing that the most important thing for cinema lovers is to be able to watch a film on a big screen and in a unique atmosphere, we have additionally organised an open-air cinema in Kazimierz Dolny Castle. The screenings will take place every festival evening at 9 PM.

Due to the safety requirements, the maximum number of seats in the open-air cinema is 150.

The list of films and events shown in all the abovementioned sections: PROGRAM SECTIONS.

Tickets to the Amber and Ruby halls (online screenings) and the cinema at the Castle (open-air screenings) can be purchased by logging in to the e-shop: TICKETS.

The film schedule (online screenings, online panels, open-air screenings) is available on our website under the CINEMA tab.

Please join us – despite everything, let’s get together at Two Riversides!

An additional screening of the films awarded in the International Short Film Competition

We invite you to a free screening of the awarded films in the International Short Film Competition. We will show three films appreciated by the Jury: Agnieszka Żulewska, Maciej Cuske and Tomasz Gąssowski: „The Lillie’s Seller” (dir. Igor Galuk), „The End of the Season” (dir. Stanisław Cuske), „Nina” (dir. Hristo Simeonov). Additionally, we will show the film „Frontiera” (reż. Alessandro di Gregorio), who won a special prize awarded by the Artistic Director of the Festival.

The films will be available on our website today (Monday, August 10th) from 20:00 to 23:59:


International Short Film Competition — selection result

We announce the list of selected films for the International Short Film Competition. For many years those screenings have enjoyed great interest of our viewers – we do know why. Each competition block is an opportunity to meet new filmmakers who are already deciding on the future of cinema. ISFC are films which, referring to cinematographic traditions, search for original means of expression, tell unconventional stories and consciously break taboos.


Two Riversides in the times of Corona — Film and Art Festival as scheduled, though in a different format

Dear Viewers, Two Riversides Lovers, Kazimierz, Janowiec and Mięćmierz Inhabitants — in recent months coronavirus dominated almost every aspect of our lives, putting society to the severe test. It also took its toll on film and culture industry. It is an extremely difficult moment for everyone but we have decided not to give up and to make this year’s Two Riversides Festival happen. Although it will have a new formula, which has been designed specifically for the occasion, the date remains the same, namely: August 1-9 2020.


Submit your film to 14th Film and Art Festival Two Riversides, 1–9.08.2020

Dear authors, producers, artists – despite the very difficult, and in some regions of the world even dramatic situation – we believe that by working together we can prevail over Coronavirus. Each one of us can help make it happen by following the basic rules: avoid any contact to the maximum extent, follow the rules of quarantine and isolation, wash your hands. It would be an understatement to say that the world has stopped; thousands of worlds stopped, including the world of culture and film art. We do not know when it will regain its balance, when film productions, cinema screenings, festivals will be launched again. Two Riversides are planned for the first week of August and we hope that on August 1st, 2020, just like every year, we will meet in Kazimierz Dolny and Janowiec to enjoy art, artistic events and to organise our world anew.

We would therefore like to invite you to submit your films to 14th Film and Art Festival Two Riversides, especially to THE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS COMPETITION.

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