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The Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival is an annual event made possible by the Polish Cultural Fund in cooperation with the Polish-American Congress Ann Arbor, and the University of Michigan’s Polish Student Association. Since its inception in 1993, the festival has featured contemporary Polish documentaries, animated shorts, feature films, and children’s films (along with the Children’s Book Fair) offering diverse perspectives on a range of Polish and global issues. Each year the festival also makes available many of the distinguished directors, actors and producers through interactive forums.

The Festival features a juired film competition in three categories: documentary film, short narrative film and film debut, and grants the following awards:
Ewa Pięta Award for the Best Documentary Film
Best Short Narrative Award
Dr. Andrzej Dolata Award for the Best Film Debut

About the Organizers

The Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival is organized by a group of dedicated film enthusiasts, who lend their time and talents to this endeavor year-round:
Iwona Wertenberger — Festival director
Barbara Alvarez
Andrzej Dolata
Paulina Duda
Malgorzata Kowalczyk
Andrzej Myc
Michal Olszewski
Wanda Walasek
Joanna Wierzbicka

The organizers would like to acknowledge the efforts and dedication of the following persons:
Anna Bielinska — Sponsorship
Daniel Borsuk — UM Polish Student Association Liaison
Amy Olszewski — Festival Host
Mirabella Olszewski — Graphic and Web Designer
Adrianna Ryba — UM Polish Student Association Liaison
Marcin Szczepanski  — Videographer
Magdalena Zaslona — Graphic Designer

© Ann Arbor Polonia