Bank Millennium extends its cooperation with Millennium Docs Against Gravity for consecutive three years

After cinema version enjoying major popularity on 16 September the online part of the 18th round of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity festival begins. Until 3 October, the public will be able to watch 129 best documentaries at home on the platform mdag.pl. Bank Millennium, festival sponsor for many years, is extending its cooperation with the organiser for the next 3 years.

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The world is waking up – starts of the 18th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival

This year’s edition of the biggest documentary film festival in Poland will be opened by a film about the famous climate activist “I am Greta”. It will also compete for the Millennium Bank Award - Grand Prix, which will be awarded by a jury with Agnieszka Holland. As a long-standing sponsor of the festival Bank Millennium supports initiatives, which reach important social goals. Apart from environmental subjects the festival programme and its accompanying events also emphasise the role of women as well as respect for diversity. The viewers will have an opportunity to see 150 documentary films from around the world. Close to half of them were directed by women.

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Bank Millennium will sponsor Millennium Docs Against Gravity for the sixteenth time

The 18th round of Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Poland’s biggest documentary film festival, will take place between 3 and 12 September 2021 in cinemas of 7 Polish towns and from 16 September to 3 October 2021 online. Bank Millennium, the culturally dedicated and sensitive title sponsor, never ceases to support the festival and its fringe events. For the third year in a row it has also continued the audio description project for selected films.

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Millennium Docs Against Gravity among Golden Banker’s top three

Millennium Docs Against Gravity documentary films festival, supported since 15 years by Bank Millennium together with last year’s Docs Against Isolation event won popular recognition in this year’s edition of the Golden Banker plebiscite, coming second on the podium in the “Socially sensitive bank” category.

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Millennium Docs Against Gravity festival online from 19 September to 4 October!

The 17th edition of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival will be in hybrid format for the first time in history. Following the great success of Docs Against Isolation in May - an online event, during which participants had access not only to 50 films from previous editions of the festival but also to Q&As with artists, workshops, concerts and lectures, also the festival itself is changing.

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17. Millennium Docs Against Gravity film festival - with audio description and subtitles for people with impaired hearing

During the upcoming already seventeenth edition of the biggest documentary films festival in Poland we will yet again give particular attention to the availability of culture to persons with vision and hearing impairments.

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Bank Millennium will sponsor Millennium Docs Against Gravity for the fifteenth time

The 17th edition of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity festival, with Olga Tokarczuk’s “out of tenderness for the world” as its lead theme, will take place in hybrid form for the first time. Bank Millennium as the naming rights sponsor of the festival together with its organiser Against Gravity faces up to the needs and expectations of the entire culture audience, offering them access to 1,000 documentary films from the entire world in cinemas and in virtual space. As last year, the festival’s programme will include films with audio description. Lying ahead are two months of festival thrills, which we will be able to experience anywhere in Poland.

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Great success of DOCS AGAINST ISOLATION 8-17 May - online event announcing the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Festival

16,500 people participating and following the event, close to 50 films viewed more than 113,000 times, nationwide coverage and new fans of the documentary film festival - this is the result of 10 days of the special online Docs Against Isolation event, organised as part of the announcement of the 17th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity Festival in expectation of its new September date.

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Millennium Docs Against Gravity announces DOCS AGAINST ISOLATION May 8-17 - a unique online event as a preview of the September edition of the Festival

Millennium Docs Against Gravity announces an unusual online event: DOCS AGAINST ISOLATION, which will last from 8 to 17 May and is a preview of this year's edition of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, which this year will be exceptionally held on 4-13 September. During the event, viewers will be able to see dozens of films from previous editions, half of which will be in free access (on the portal of the National Film Archive - Audiovisual Institute). In addition to the sessions, there will be Q&A sessions, concerts, DJ sets, workshops, meetings with experts and many other surprises. The opening film, this coming Friday, May 8, will be "Numbers and dreams" directed by Anna Bucchetti, winner of the first Bank Millennium Award in history (he won it in 2006). The closing film, which will be presented free of charge on Sunday, May 17, will be "Thru You Princess" directed by Ido Haar.

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Millennium Docs Against Gravity made it to MovieMaker Magazine’s list of 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World!

Bank Millennium has been a partner of Millennium Docs Against Gravity for 15 years and a sponsor of the Bank Millennium Main Award for the best film. In 2016, he became titular patron of the festival. In 2019, during the 16th edition, the audience attendance record was broken. Over 92,000 viewers in six Polish cities: Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia, Katowice, Bydgoszcz and Lublin went to documentary screenings and events accompanying the Festival.

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New audience measurement record on 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity!

More than 92 000 people attended the 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. This number represents a 52% growth over last year. Never before has there been so much interest in documentary cinema in Poland. Last year the event was visited by an audience of 65 000 in all the Festival cities. Since Bank Millennium became the festival’s naming rights sponsor i.e. since 2016, the turnout increased by more than 100% (the audience in 2016 was 42 500). Bank Millennium has been supporting the Festival since 14 years.

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Meet the winners of 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival!

On 16 May in Teatr Studio in Warszawa a gala ceremony was held at which 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival awards were given. The Grand Prix went to the Macedonian film “Honeyland” directed by Lubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska. The award was given by Wojciech Rybak, member of the Management Board of Bank Millennium, who was represented the naming rights sponsor.

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16. MILLENNIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY FILM FESTIVAL- WITH AUDIO DESCRIPTION AND SUBTITLES FOR PERSONS WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS

During the upcoming, already sixteenth edition of the biggest documentary films festival in Poland we will give particular attention to the availability of culture to persons with vision and hearing impairments.

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Bank Millennium is overcoming social barriers

Partner of the biggest documentary film festival in Poland and leader in barrier-free banking, Bank Millennium has been supporting accessibility of culture to people with visual disabilities. Thanks to audio description Bank Millennium will enable them to fully participate in the Millennium Docs Against Gravity festival.

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13 films will compete for the Main Bank Millennium Award – the Grand Prix of the 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival

13 films will compete for the Main Bank Millennium Award – the Grand Prix of the 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. The festival will be held in six cities, including Katowice where it will take place for the first time, thanks to the cooperation with Silesia Film!

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The winners of the 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival announced!

On May 18 at Teatr Studio in Warsaw took place the Award Ceremony of the 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. But it’s not the end of the 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival – we still have a weekend of exhilarating film and events ahead of us during the last festival weekend in Warsaw, Wrocław and Lublin. The Gdynia edition takes place until May 25, and the one in Bydgoszcz until May 26.

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Bank Millennium is cinema 360°ambassador

For the second time in the history of Millennium Docs Against Gravity festival documentary film shows will be made in virtual reality technology (VR). This will be an unusual 360° journey to remote places of the world and also into space and ocean depths. The viewers will be able to have these mindboggling experiences in Warsaw, Wrocław and Lublin. The shows will be sponsored by Bank Millennium.

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13 films will fight for the Bank Millennium Award - Grand Prix in the Main Competition of 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival

On 13th of March, a press conference was held in the Polish National Film Archive - Audio-visual Institute, revealing selected hits from the programme of the up-coming 15th issue of Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, the largest documentary film festival in Poland, supported by Bank Millennium as patron for 13 years.

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We already know the winners of the 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival!

The Main Competition of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity festival for the Grand Prix – Bank Millennium Award and 8 000 euros was won by “Last Men in Aleppo” directed by Firas Fayyad. The award was given by the following jury: Agnieszka Traczewska, Mariusz Grzegorek and Jan P. Matuszyński. The award is funded by the Festival Sponsor: Bank Millennium. The Award was presented on Bank Millennium’s behalf by Wojciech Rybak, Member of the Management Board. Additionally two films received special mentions: “The Good Postman” (dir. Tonislav Hristov) and “Safari” (dir. Ulrich Seidl). “The Good Postman” received the Lower Silesia Grand Prix. In Wrocław also the film “Last Men in Aleppo” by Firas Fayyad received a special mention.

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14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival launches

Today on 11 May the 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival is getting started! The opening show “Bez tytułu” by Michael Glawogger and Monika Willi. The programme includes premieres of acclaimed Polish films as well as VR cinema! The opening film will be Michael Glawogger’s last production: “Bez tytułu”, completed two and a half years after his tragic death by Monika Willi, his long-standing film editor who edited the footage, following the director’s notes, which he had been making while filming. Monika Willi will be the special guest at the opening show of 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity, which will be on 11 May at 7.30 p.m. in Warsaw’s Kinoteka. In the Polish language version of the film the narrator’s voice will come from Magdalena Cielecka.

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