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My Country So Beautiful

My Country So Beautiful

Director: Grzegorz Paprzycki

Screenwriter: Grzegorz Paprzycki

Director of photography: Grzegorz Paprzycki, Aleksander Krzystyniak

Editor: Jakub Kopeć, Grzegorz Paprzycki

Sound: Grzegorz Paprzycki, Aleksander Krzystyniak, Rafał Paluszkiewicz

Production menager: Justyna Koziarz

Artistic supervisor: Beata Dzianowicz, Andrzej Fidyk

Year of production: 2019

Running time: 29'

"My Country So Beautiful" is a documentary portrait of Poland, in which two forces clash representing completely different worldviews. The left wing vision of the country against the homogeneous Poland built by the extreme right. Among these ideologies - people who fight in the name of their own values and principles. There is one main disagreement – the nationalism.

Film Polski Internet Database

Polish Shorts


Festival screenings of the film:

59. Krakow Film Festival, Krakow, Poland, 2019 – The Golden Hobby-Horse

38. Debuts Film Festival MŁODZI I FILM, Koszalin, Poland 2019 – Jantar Award for the Best Short Documentary Film

48. Lubuskie Film Summer, Łagów, Poland, 2019 – in competition

44. Gdynia Film Festival, Gdynia, Poland, 2019 – screening

Film Festival „Przeźrocza”, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 2019 - New Eye Award

17. Opolskie Lamy Film Festival, Opole, Poland, 2019 – in competition

35. Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 2019 – screening in the „Best Polish Shorts 2019” section

Unsound Festival, Krakow, Poland, 2019 – screening

6. WAMA Film Festival, Olsztyn, Poland, 2019 – in competition

Off Cinema International Documentary Film Festival, Poznań, Poland, 2019 - Audience Award

29. Media Festival Man in Danger, Łódź, Poland, 2019 – in competition

International Short Film Festival ŻUBROFFKA, Białystok, Poland, 2019 – in competition

19. WATCH DOCS International Film Festival, Warsaw, 2019 – in competition

13. MiradasDoc International Documentary Film Festival, Guía de Isora (Tenerife), Spain, 2020 – in competition

23. International Film Festival Zoom – Zblizenia, Jelenia Góra, Poland, 2020 – Special mention

Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2020 – screening

17. Węgiel Film Festiwal, Katowice, Poland, 2020 – Special Mention

13. Polish National Film Meetings Kameralne Lato in Radom, Radom, Poland, 2020 - Special mention for best social issues short film

Solanin Film Festival, Nowa Sól, Poland, 2020 - Best Documentary in the „Kino offowe dokument” section

Short Waves Festival, Poznań, Poznań, 2020 – screening

It’s All True International Documentary Film Festival, São Paulo, Brazil, 2020 - Best Documentary in the Short Film International Competition

15. Eyes and Lenses Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 2020 – screening

FILMETS Badalona Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain, 2020 – in competition

Best Off Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 2020 - Grand Prix

Szczecin Film Festival, Szczecin, Poland, 2020 - Award in European Competition for the best film

66. OKFA, Konin, Poland, 2020 - Special mention for student film, Youth Jury Award

14. Lublin Film Festival, Lublin, Poland, 2020 – in competition

20. Festival of the Art of Directing Interpretations, Katowice, Poland, 2020 – screening

19. International Short Film Festival CINEMAFORUM, Warsaw, Poland, 2020 – Jan Machulski Awards screenings

18. Gdańsk DocFilm Festival, Gdańsk, Poland, 2020 – in competition

Bytom Film Festival - Festival of Film Popularizers, Bytom, Poland, 2020 - Bytom’s Lion for best short documentary film

International Film Festival Febiofest Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2020 - Best Short Film

14. Polish Film Festival Vistula, Moscow, Russia, 2021 - screening

2. Long Story Short Film Festival, Wrocław, Poland, 2021 – in competition

27. OpenEyes Filmfest Marburg, Marburg/Lahn, Germany, 2021 - in competition

CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, Miskolc, Hungary, 2021 - screening

27. Caminhos Film Festival, Coimbra, Portugal, 2021 - in competition

14. OFFELIADA Film Festival, Gniezno, Poland, 2021 – Fotostube Award for Best Cinematography