Polish Film Festival

1112 N. Milwaukee Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 486-9612

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 the globe. PFFA 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 of November.

The 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.

The Festival received Laterna Magica Award for outstanding achievements in the Polish film promotion and Award of Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. Besides 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, Rochester, N.Y.

Although non-competitive, PFFA grants two major awards: Golden Teeth for the most interesting movie of the Festival selected by a public jury and Wings Award for Life Achievement in the art of film outside of Poland.