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  • 10 April 2019

    Polish cinematography was strongly represented during the first international Student Film Festival in Bethlehem. Among over 70 films screened, 17 were submitted by students of film schools in Łódź.

    With the support of the Representative Office of Poland in Ramallah, festival participants had the chance to discover Polish cinema and to meet students from the renowned Polish film schools: Łódź Film School and the National School of Film in Łódź. The festival, organized by the Dar al Kalima College for Visual Arts, attracted participants from every corner of the world. Out of more than 300 film submissions the festival organizers picked 70 to be screened, representing 14 different countries from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia,  with Films made by Polish students making the largest group. Michał Wojtasik of the National School of Film in Łódź was among the award winners. His documentary film "562 meters" received the prize for the best foreign documentary film.

     

     

    The Representative Office of Poland’s financial contribution allowed the organizers to provide translation and subtitles for Polish films as well as to organize a workshop for the participants with a professor from Łódź.

     

    We hope that Polish presence at the Bethlehem Student Film Festival will initiate a systematic cooperation between Polish and Palestinian film schools.

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