The 7th edition. The 7th year of a search for films, animations, video games, music videos which makes us go „wow.” Or „wtf.” Another year when you – our festivalgoers – will decide the fates of authors and titles nominated for the Black Horse competitions!

What makes Ars Independent unique is definitely the fact that festivalgoers are not just guests, but also a collective, social (and ruthless) jury.

Last year, for the vey first time you became jurors tasked with choosing the Black Horses. This year, you have another chance to choose what you believe is the one, the only, the best, the truest out of all of our curators’ propositions!

And there is a lot to choose from! Światowid will screen 6 features competing for the title of the Black Horse of Film, alongside 31 short competition animations. The interactive Black Horse of Video Games exhibition hosts 7 games this year in the galleries of the City of Gardens. If that is not enough – 27 music videos await you in the intimate atmosphere of the festival club Drzwi Zwane Koniem.

Before every competition screening, the festival’s volunteers will give out voting cards to be returned after the show. In the case of video games, voting cards and the ballot box will await you near the exhibits

All competitions will award their winners with the title and statue of the Black Horse as well as a monetary award of 500 euros.

Audience Voting Rules & Regulations: