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A call for entries for 21st Tofifest. Kujawy Pomorze Region IFF is now officially announced
This year marks the 21th edition of the Tofifest. Kujawy Pomorze Region International Film Festival. Come to Toruń to spend the five days from 27th June to 2nd July 2023 and enjoy this celebration of cinema. More »

We know the winners of the 20th edition of the Tofifest International Film Festival. Kujawy Pomorze Region
The actors Aleksandra Popławska and Robert Więckiewicz are the two winners of the Golden Angel Award for Artistic Insolence. The Golden Angel for Lifetime Achievement goes to film director Filip Bajon. Maria Dębska receives the Golden Angel Award for a Promising European Actress. The Flisak Award founded by the President of Toruń for film artists associated with Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region is given to Tomasz Ziętek. More »

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Marek

Marek · dir. Dariusz Gackowski
Poland 2008, 3’

The director jokes that longer he tells about this film than is needed to watch it. In fact, it is more a mini-study than film, a short, optimistic story about Marek Andruszewski — a blind musician and Brail textbooks author. If someone loses sight and does not shoot himself, it’s a good sign says the main character and this is a key to the story about a man who found the way in his life although the misfortune which touched him.

Director:Dariusz Gackowski

The team of young documentaries directors from Bydgoszcz — Darek Gackowski, Krzysztof Nowicki and Monika Paprzycka — seems as The Trinity, but is it true? Undeniably, they are great in independent cinema popularizating. Dariusz Gackowski is a photographer; as an independent artist he tries to make documentaries. His latest Marek — shown at many Polish festivals — tells the difficulties of blind person’s daily life. Krzysztof Nowicki is an author, known for frequent visitors of independent festivals because of Reggae Is My Life in 2008 — an unique documentary about reggae subculture in Ostróda.

Beyond the cinema and wide distribution of multiplexes, the independent film art is being propagated with emotion and passion – this is what members of ‘Koloroffon’ say about their art.