The Polish Film Festival in America
(PFFA) is the world's most extensive annual programming
which promotes Polish cinema. Established in 1989,
every year PFFA brings a diverse array of over 70
of the finest features, documentaries and shorts,
as well as dozens of Polish filmmakers from around
is presented by the Society for Arts, a 501 (c) (3)
organization which depends on contributions from individuals,
businesses, state and federal governments to make attractive
programs possible. The yearly attendance exceeds 35,000
viewers from around the world in two fun-filled weeks
family friendly organization serves children, families
and educators. Numerous programs are either free or
discounted. The event is highly respected by local and
international media. " The New York Times"
ranks it as one of five most important European film
festivals in North America. "The Chicago Tribune"
calls it a Chicago success story.
Festival received Laterna Magica Award for outstanding
achievements in the Polish film promotion, Award of
Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
and Polish Film Institute Award for promotion of Polish
Chicago, city with over a million inhabitants of Polish
descent, the PFFA hosts satellite screenings in prestigious
venues in Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, Boston, Minneapolis,
non-competitive, PFFA grants two major awards: "Golden
Teeth" for the most interesting feature and documentary
film of the Festival selected by a public jury and "Wings
Award" for Life Achievement in the art of film
outside of Poland.