Polish Cultural Institute in London would like to invite everyone to the 16th KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival in London. The festival will revolve around celebrating one hundred years of Polish Independence since 1918.

We are proud to announce that this year’s Opening Gala will be hosted by the British Film Institute as an outcome of a years-long relationship between the BFI and PCI. The opening screening will be Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze’s acclaimed film Birds Are Singing in Kigali.

The festival will include the latest New Polish contemporary cinema releases as well as
screen talks and digitally restored silent films paired with live music performances. Plenty of cultural attractions will be on offer too, including Yiddish cinema and 1920s style dancing to name a few. The 16th KINOTEKA partners up with London’s most prestigious cultural institutions, including Barbican Centre, BFI, Calvert 22, ICA, Ognisko Polskie, Print Room at The Coronet, Regent Street Cinema, and JW3.

The Closing Gala will once again be held at Barbican Centre where the Henryk Szaro’s silent film The Call of the Sea will be accompanied by live music performed by an especially commissioned ensemble of British musicians.
The poster artwork was designed by graphic artist Andrzej Klimowski to celebrate 10 years since his last KINOTEKA poster in 2008.
We hope you will join the cinematic celebrations this March.