About

Ars Independent Festival 2018 will be the 8th multimedia festival of film, animation, video games and music videos. The upcoming edition will take place in Katowice, between the 25th and 30th of September 2018.

IDEA

The event explores what is fascinating in today’s young, debuting audio-visual culture. Every year, the festival searches for its Black Horses in four international competitions. The Black Horse of Film (feature films from all over the world) and the Black Horse of Animation (short features) present the cinematographic debuts by directors from the entire world, often as their Polish premieres. The Black Horse of Video Games and the Black Horse of Music Video are devoted to new games and music videos.

Additionally, every year festivalgoers are treated to: screenings of films, animations and music videos, video game exhibitions, virtual reality and new technologies, discussion panels and Q&As with artists, concerts and musical afterparties.

In previous years, the festival hosted a variety of artists from all over the world, including Béla Tarr, Nina Menkes, Phil Mulloy, Laila Pakalnina, Bruce LaBruce, Tami Tamaki, Stephen „M.O.O.N.” Gilarde, Jakuba Dvorský, Mariola Brillowska, Piotr Dumała, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Bodo Kox, Łukasz Barczyk, Sos Sosowski and Wiktor Stribog.

The event is organized by the culture institution Katowice the City of Gardens and the City of Katowice.

KATOWICE CITY OF GARDENS

The Cultural Institution of the City of Katowice. The organizer of the “Kocham Katowice” (“I Love Katowice”) City Anniversary, Katowice JazzArt Festival, the Gardens of Sounds World Music Festival, Street Art AiR, the “Interpretacje” (“Interpretations”) Festival and Ars Independent Festival.

It earned Katowice’s title of the UNESCO City of Music and by realizing the membership programme of Creative Cities Network, it supports the development of the musical creative industry, giving young artists the ability to grow at the MusicHub incubator, promoting them as part of the Dzielnica Brzmi Dobrze (The District Sounds Good), widening the expertise of industry people during meetings of the Katowice Music Radar or co-funding the best projects with Muzykogranty.

CITY OF KATOWICE

Katowice is a city full of surprises for everyone who has not visited Silesia in a while. Forget about coal – this remarkable city welcomes us with contemporary architecture blending into secession, modernism and brutalism, alternative culture in post-industrial buildings, green parks and the extraodinary hospitality of its citizens, stretching from Nikiszowiec and Murcki to Ligota and the Tauzen.

Before our eyes, the city is dynamically changing its character and image – transforming from Poland’s industrial centre into the cultural heart of the 1,5 million agglomeration. Here, culture is joined with the academic and business pillars of the region. On one hand, the city is full of large investments – the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the International Congress Centre, the Silesian Museum, .KTW – and giant events – OFF Festival, Tauron Nowa Muzyka, Rawa Blues, Intel Extreme Masters. On the other: the vivid, youthful energy of its citizens, pulsating daily through its streets.

KATOWICE CITY OF GARDENS CREW

Director
Piotr Zaczkowski

Deputy Director
Tamara Kamińska

Programme Department Management
Martyna Markowska

with teams

ARS INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL CREW

Festival Director
Przemek Mateusz Sołtysik
przemek@arsindependent.pl
+48 607 612 840

Spokesperson & Communication
Bartek Sołtysik
bartek@arsindependent.pl
+48 607 884 535

Festival Manager
Matylda Badera
matylda@arsindependent.pl

Festival Producer
Sebastian Łąkas
bastek@arsindependent.pl

Animation Curator
Gabriela Palicka
gaba@arsindependent.pl

Video Games Curator
Jacek Wandzel
jacek@arsindependent.pl

Music Videos Curator
Maciej Gryzełko
maciej@arsindependent.pl

Senior Programmer
Sławomir Kruk
slawek.kruk@arsindependent.pl

Programme
Barbara Adamus
Matylda Badera
Patryk Chromik
Piotr Gacek
Maciej Gryzełko
Natalia Kaniak
Magdalena Krawczyk
Agata Leżuch
Sebastian Łąkas
Martyna Markowska
Gabriela Palicka
Martyna Poważa
Patryk Sławicki
Jacek Wandzel
Katarzyna Warmuz
Marcin Wilczyński

Übervolunteering
Michał Banko
Daniela Ceglarska
Joanna Hetman
Monika Karnia
Marta Klon
Anna Kryzhanivska
Ada Machura
Polina Shaptala
Michalina Stankiewicz
Igor Zych

#Kronika_Konika
Tomasz Janowski
Agnieszka Karpiel
Paulina Król
Jessica Kufa
Adrianna Ryłko

Visual Identification
Rafał Włodarek

Sound Identification
Maciej Wojcieszkiewicz aka Stendek

Scenography
Anna Kaczkowska

Logo and Visual Identification System
Marta Gawin
Jakub Swat

Photos
Michał Jędrzejowski
Arkadiusz Ławrywianiec
Tymoteusz Staniek
Gosia Szarada

Videos
Piotr Gacek
Tier

Translation
Jacek Wandzel

Proofreading
Emilia Makówka

Consecutive Translation
Emilia Makówka

Movies Subtitles Translation & Proofreading
Patryk Chromik
Anna Klimczak
Gaba Palicka
Martyna Poważa
Wioletta Sarapata

System of Movies Subtitles
Maciej Gryzełko

Coordination of Voluntary
Sebastian Łąkas
Aleksander Moś

Website
Dawid Mazur
Maciej Socha
Bartek Sołtysik

Cinema Operators
Rafał Głubisz
Ryszard Hebda
Paweł Kieca
Mateusz Pełczyński
Piotr Rajman
Marcin Thomann
Paweł Trzepizur
Bogdan Wawoczny

Acoustics & Sound Systems
Michał Paduch

THANKS

Damian Włosek
Patryk Białas (Katowicki Alarm Smogowy)
Szymon Bryła (Artifex Mundi)
Bolesław Cader (TVP 3 Katowice)
Daniel Cieślik (Drzwi Zwane Koniem)
Natalia Chleboś (Kulturalne Media)
Anna Chromik (Ta Fundacja)
Aneta Chwalba (TVP 3)
Krzysztof Chwałowski (Muzeum Historii Komputerów i Informatyki)
Antoni Cygan (ASP Katowice)
Mateusz Czerwiński (Ustatkowany Gracz)
Dobromiła Deluga (Pałac Młodzieży)
Marianna Dufek (TVP 3)
Adam Flamma (Polskie Gry Wideo)
Frank Futerro (FrankFuterro.pl)
Adam Ginel (Ustatkowany Gracz)
Beata Głubisz (Kino Światowid)
Monika Góral (Czwórka)
Łukasz Harat
Anita Harężlak (Sleepless Clinic)
Iwona i Wojtuś Hebda (Kino Światowid)
Kamil Jasieński (Czwórka)
Patrycja Jasińska (Se Točí)
Olaf Józefoski (Stowarzyszenie Wolnej Herbaty)
Martyna Karaś (Katowice In Your Pocket)
Agnieszka Karpiel (Klub Filmowy Ambasada)
Patryk Karwowski (Po Napisach)
Arnika Kluska (Manifa)
Andrzej Kłodnicki (Ultramaryna)
Martyna Kłos (Outro)
Cezary Kruszyna (Teatr Korez)
Krzysztof Kupka (Tri-Pion)
Adam Lasek (Pałac Młodzieży)
Robert Łapiński (Pixel)
Marzena Łukaszczyk (Alsen)
Joanna Malicka (Ultramaryna)
Magdalena Mleczko (Antyradio, Zet Chilli)
Andrea Möller
Patrycja Mucha
Mirosław Neinert (Teatr Korez)
Jacek Nagłowski (CzasoprzestrzenieVR)
Marta Odziomek (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Aneta Ozorek
Magdalena Palupska (ASP Katowice)
Dorota Pastewka (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Dagmara Piasecka
Adam Pomian (Jazz Club Hipnoza)
Anna Pordzik (Filmowe Południe)
Katarzyna Pryc (Kinoteatr Rialto)
Katarzyna Pudlowska (.KTW)
Rasa Rimickaitė (Attaché ds. Kultury, Ambasada Republiki Litewskiej w RP)
Marta Rosół (Reflektor)
Agnieszka Rybicka (Teatr Korez)
Rafał Skrzeczkowski (LemonGrass)
Ewa Smak (TVP 3 Katowice)
Sebastian Smoliński
Iwona Sobczyk
Maja Solecka (Pillow Talk)
Łukasz Spich (Filmowicz)
Samuel Staniurski
Anna Stańczyk-Głogowska (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Katarzyna Stasiak (MKiDN)
Monika Szafrańska (Suplement)
Anna Szrama (Instytucja Filmowa Silesia Film)
Rafał Szymański (Need IT)
Janusz Ślusarz (Strefa VR)
Patryk Tomiczek (Instytucja Filmowa Silesia Film)
Mikołaj Winkiel (Brand24)
Paweł Wysowski (Grymaśni)
Anna Zawalska
Marek Zieliński
Tomasz Żygo (Nowe Horyzonty)

and many others