31st Polish Film Festival in America Announces Dates and Locations
Saturday, November 9 – Sunday, November 24, 2019
The 31st edition of Polish Film Festival in America (PFFA), the world’s most extensive showcase of Polish film and the largest annual Polish cultural event outside of Poland, will take place from Saturday, November 9 to Sunday, November 24, 2019 in three major cinematic venues in the Chicagoland.
The Official VIP Opening Night Gala Screening is scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 P.M. in one of the most elegant cinema multiplexes in the country, AMC Village Crossing 18 (7000 N. Carpenter Rd. by Central Ave., Skokie). Parking is free. Viewers receive precious gifts in VIP bags, courtesy of the PFFA sponsors.
The Opening Night Gala Reception with stars of Polish film in attendance will proceed the screening from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. at the Society for Arts (1112 Milwaukee Ave., Chicago). Free parking is limited. Outstanding local musicians will appear during the event.
The general Opening Gala will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM. in AMC Village Crossing 18.
The VIP Closing Night Gala and Award Ceremony will be held in AMC Rosemont on Sunday, November 24th at 3:00 P.M. For all special screenings and receptions separate invitations are required.
This year the festival is returning to a beautiful theatre of the Copernicus Center (5216 West Lawrence Ave., Chicago), where major upgrades have been done and a new dcp and Dolby system were installed. Conveniently located Copernicus Center served as one of the PFFA principal theatres for many years at the inception of the Polish Film Festival in America. The theatre has ample parking and many other parking venues are available in the neighborhood. In addition, regular PFFA screenings will be held in Gallery Theatre (1112 Milwaukee Ave., Chicago), the Festival’s primary location for showings of documentary films; the elegant digital space accommodates HD screenings. The theatre is known as a prestigious site of docsPace program showcasing the world’s best documentary films. The luxury screening place hosts an art gallery and a small cafeteria. Gallery Theatre offers a limited free parking. Occasional screenings are planned for another selected cultural centers, schools and universities in Illinois and Indiana.
Festival Passes and Opening Night Gala Invitations are already on sale. Singular tickets will be on sale on October 15, 2019. A complete program and a listing of the PFFA Official Guests will be announced about one month prior to the Festival.
The 31st Polish Film Festival in America is possible in part thanks to a generosity of The Senate of the Republic of Poland, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Polish Film Institute, Star-Tech Glass Inc., The Copernicus Foundation, AMC Theatres, The Society for Arts, and other prestigious organizations and individuals.