The second week of the festival [program]
Thank you for such a large attendance at the opening weekend of the festival. Time for another portion of events from the Łódź program and accompanying events, incl. premiere of the film produced by Fotofestiwal – “No ba!” directed by Łukasz from Bałuty. We will also invite you to the opening of another unique location – Coach House at the historic Biedermann Palace.
The second week of the festival is the time of returning to the exhibitions and seeing them together with the creators. On Monday, June 14, we invite you to the OFF gallery for a meeting with Marcelo Zamenhof. He will tell about his Regressive Archive.
On Wednesday at 6 p.m. we will talk about what has changed in the last 20 years on the photographic and audiovisual map of Łódź. The discussion will be attended by mentors and creators of the first edition of the festival: prof. J. Robakowski and R. Kluszczyński, professor G. Przyborek and Krzysztof Candrowicz. The interview will be conducted by people related to the history of the festival: Małgorzata Ludwisiak and Tomasz Ferenc.
We will start Friday at 4 p.m., we will meet at the FF Gallery for a guided tour of an important retrospective exhibition presenting the works of one of the most important Polish photographers, Bogdan Konopka. At 6 p.m. join us during the opening of the exhibition Collection Events by of Dariusz Bieńkowski. At 6:30 p.m. we will talk about Łódź city sculpture. Maria Nowakowska, a local activist and expert on Łódź architecture and sculpture, will tell about her books published in cooperation with photographers Anna Zagrodzka and Katarzyna Wąsowska.
The second weekend of the festival will be dominated by film screenings. On Friday, the premiere of the film created by Łukasz from Bałuty especially for the 20th edition of the festival. “No ba! Grozi zawaleniem lub oświeceniem”, a film about Bałuty, made by a local artist and a longtime promoter of the legendary district, will be shown as part of Polówka at the Dolna-Cegła flea market at 9 p.m.
Earlier, at 6 p.m., we invite you to Kino Szpulka for an overview of the latest short films created at the Łódź Film School. On Saturday, in the same place, at 6:30 p.m., we will present films and animations in which Łódź is the hero and the place of events. We will see the city through the eyes of Józef Robakowski, Balbina Bruszewska and Marcin Podolec, awarded many times at festivals, and master Zbigniew Rybczyński. On the same day at 5 p.m., Art_Inkubator will host a screening of films related to the figure of Wojciech Wiszniewski, one of the most original Polish documentary filmmakers, whose work was widely recognized only after the premature death of the director. We will see among others one of the director’s most appreciated works, with photos by Zbigniew Rybczyński, strongly related to the history of Łódź: “Wanda Gościmińska. The textile worker”. On Sunday, the shows will close with a review of works by the Łódź artistic community: Józef Robakowski, Ryszard and Maria Waśko. We invite you at 3:30 p.m.
We would not be ourselves if we had not invited the audience to another historic location that has been unavailable for years. On Saturday at 8 p.m. we will open a coach house at the Biedermann Palace, at Franciszkańska Street. We will close the second weekend of the festival with registration for another premiere sightseeing tour of the city: photo walks around the historic Scheibler’s Power Plant, in the Fuzja investment at Tymienieckiego. Registration will start on Monday Juna 21 at 6 p.m.
ph. Łukasz Szeląg