19-02-2021

New dates of the 21st IFF New Horizons. Festival passes available from March 10

Dear friends,

For many weeks we have been intensively preparing the 21st edition of the New Horizons International Film Festival. In an effort to ensure the highest quality in terms of programming and organization we are planning for this year's event to be a hybrid edition - cinema screenings will of course be the heart of the festival, but some films will be available online.

Due to the still serious pandemic, many international spring festivals are changing their dates. Cannes is one of them, and this year it will be held in July, very close to our festival's originally planned date. Since the Cannes festival significantly influences the New Horizons program and its industry events (including Polish Days), we decided to hold our festival a little later. Therefore, the 21st New Horizons International Film Festival will be held on August 12-22, 2021, in Wrocław, of course.

Tickets for the stationary part of the festival go on sale March 10. The upcoming edition will include, among others, the retrospectives of Chantal Akerman, Angela Schanelec and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. In recent months, our programmers have participated in festivals in Venice, Tallinn, Rotterdam, Gothenburg and Sundance. We already have over 80 confirmed titles and we still have the Berlinale, the aforementioned Cannes, and hundreds of submitted titles to watch. Movies for the 21st New Horizons International Film Festival will certainly be expressive and boldly comment on the complex reality we face every day.

Thank you for your understanding and support. We are convinced that this year's edition will be unforgettable, full of meetings and discussions in cinemas and, what is extremely important to us, safe.

Kind regards,

Roman Gutek, Marcin Pieńkowski and the entire New Horizons International Film Festival team