KRAKOW FILM KLASTER
KRAKOW FILM KLASTER is a film production house that offers complex film production service. Klaster’s departmenst are: Krakow Film Studio, Animation Center, Post-production Hub, Distribution and Promotion of Polish and foreign films in Poland. It’s located in Kraków, Malopolska region in Poland and is established by Aneta Zagórska.
KFK started from the production of documentary films and has over a dozen titles in its portfolio. Currently, Krakow Film Klaster also engages in the production of feature films. Newest one, where KFK acts in the role of delegate producer, is TRUE LIFE OF ANGELS dir. Artur Wiecek.
In 2018 Krakow Film Klaster entered the international stage of co-production by realizing two minority features: THE PATHS OF MY FATHER dir. Mauricio Osaki, produced by Sara Silveira of Dezenove Som e Imagens and SANDRA dir. Simao Cayatte, produced by Pandora da Cunha Telles and Pablo Iraola of Ukbar Filmes.
Krakow Film Klaster is also the originator of the Creative Malopolska program (2016-2019), aimed at international promotion of the Malopolska film industry. Currently, Klaster is implementing Malopolska. Film Region (2019-2022) program financed from EU with a budget of 2.5 million euro, allocated for the development and promotion of the film industry. Program partners are the Krakow Festival Office/ City of Krakow and the Off Camera Foundation (Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema).
Krakow Film Klaster runs Malopolska Debut Studio – a program dedicated to young filmmakers, who aim to prepare a debut.
Klaster works in partnership with the most important cultural institutions in Poland, both at the state level: incl. the Polish Film Institute, the National Center for Culture, the National Film Archive - the Audiovisual Institute (FINA), Polish Television - as well as local: the City of Kraków, the Krakow Festival Office and the Marshal’s Office of the Province of Malopolska, Krakow Film Commission, Krakow Film Foundation (Krakow Film Festival).
The newest initiative held by Klaster is Krakow Animation Center, which combines professionals and young creators working in the field of animation.
As an inauguration three selected projects have started their production process: GONAVE dir. Róza Duda and Michal Soja, THE DESSERT DACHSHUND dir. Betina Bozek and THERE WAS A SHOEMAKER dir. Igor Kawecki. Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow is Krakow Animation Center’s partner.
Since 2019, Krakow Film Klaster is a member of Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw (KIPA).
Genre: Dark Comedy
Director: Michal Tylka
Screenplay: Michal Tylka, Malcolm XD, Jan Stola
Cast: Piotr Cyrwus, Anna Radwan, Lukasz Szczepanowski, Mikołaj Kubacki, Marian Dziedziel, Jan Nowicki, Tomasz Schimscheiner, Juliusz Chrząstowski, Jacek Strama
A young patient of group therapy Jakub Gałecki begins the story of his father – a fanatical fisherman who is in a constant state of war with the Polish Anglers Association. The script is based on one of the most famous texts of the Polish Internet – “My old man is a fishing fanatic”.
TRUE LIFE OF ANGELS 2021
Genre: Biographical drama
Director: Artur Wiecek
Screenplay: Artur Wiecek
Cast: Krzysztof Globisz, Kinga Preis, Anna Dymna, Jerzy Trela, Jan Frycz, Michał Majnicz
Can love be the remedy even when the case is hopeless? Adam, a famous actor and a middle-aged man with problems typical of his age can’t find sense in life when it is disrupted by a stroke that makes him lose touch with the world. The medical diagnosis spells disaster, yet his loving wife won’t give up but will patiently and determinedly fight for his health and their love. Krzysztof Globisz, in the leading role, is an actor who in real life is recovering from aphasia after a recent stroke.
FUGAZI - CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE 2017
Director: Leszek Gnoiński
Screenplay: Waldemar Czapski
“Fugazi – the center of the universe” is a documentary-animated film depicting the short but turbulent history of one of the first private, independent music clubs in free Poland, recognized at that time as the largest such place in Central and Eastern Europe. The film combines in a synthetic way archival recordings of concerts, conversations with artists and perfectly matched animations of Marcin Podolec, which were created on the basis of the comic book “Fugazi Music Club” translated and published in seven countries around the world. This is a 40-minute trip to crazy times in the early 90s of the last century, which are for many people the best time in their life.
World Premiere: 14. Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
JAROCIN, ROCK FOR FREEDOM 2016
Genre: Music documentary
Director: Marek Gajczak, Leszek Gnoiński
Screenplay: Marek Gajczak, Leszek Gnoiński
In a small town, which no one in Poland heard of, a unique rock festival is born. This takes place in times of strong socialism in the 1980s. Tens of thousands of people arrive at Jarocin which becomes an island of freedom and rebellion.JAROCIN FESTIVAL
The most important music event of the 1980s in Poland. A unique place, identified with freedom, escape from everyday life, from dullness and hopelessness. The place of rebelling and fighting for young people’s identity. One of the most important culture-creating places on the map of Poland. Perceived as the nest of evil and debauchery by the older generation. However, from a time perspective it can be seen as the only “normal” place in the Polish sea of abnormality and socialist greyness.
The festival was changing people, opening them for new experiences, music, culture and art. It became a living legend of the Polish rock scene, a cult festival. It existed in the communist time in Poland – since the 1970s to the early 1990s. The street riots in the 1990s caused it to be temporarily cancelled. When it returned in 2005, already in the new Poland, it became one of many festivals, only exploiting its former popularity.
The World Premier of the Jarocin, Rock for Freedom film took place at the 13th Millenium DOCS Against Gravity
Nominee for the international award Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016
Participation in: Wellington Polish Film Festival
Vancouver Polish Film Festival; Seattle Polish Film Festival
Polish Film Festival in America in Chicago
Camerimage Festival and Ekran Toronto Polish Film Festival