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.
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.
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.