How do you imagine the European Capital of Culture? Make a film out of it!

The seventh edition of a competition for a short film about Wrocław has started. This year the films are to promote Wrocław as European Capital of Culture 2016. Total prize pool is 30 thousand zloty.

We encourage you to participate in the next edition of the “Do you Wrocław? Take Wrocław”, which has already become a permanent fixture in the cultural calendar of the city. The competition is aimed at both professionals, including advertising agencies, and amateurs. Films are to be short (from 30 to 60 seconds) and may be made with any technique and equipment. They can be shot with a digital camera, mobile phone or a camera. The works can combine film with animation techniques or be entirely animated.

Videos should show the advantages of our city as a capital of culture and encourage viewers to visit Wrocław in 2016. Participants will have a chance to show you how Wrocław inspires and attracts them in this role and what it can offer.

Works can be submitted until September 22. From September 29 to October 12 there will be public voting, and the official gala and the presentation of awards is scheduled for October 16.

Speaking of the awards, there is a lot to grab this year. The winners of the first three places can count on the cash prize in the amount of:

1st place – 10,000 zloty
2nd place – 7,000 zloty
3rd place – 5,000 zloty

ATM Group has prepared a special award, which will consist of 3,000 zloty. There will also be three prizes awarded by Internet voting:

1st place – 4,500 zloty – sponsored by Mind Progress Group, the largest integrated marketing agency in south-west Poland;
2nd place – 2,500 zloty – sponsored by the University of Lower Silesia, which ranks first in the region according to employers;
3rd place – 1,500 zloty – sponsored by the Chimnay Pot production studio.

There are also additional prizes provided, including items and internships sponsored by the partners of the contest:

– Audiovisual Technology Center – a national cultural institution operating in the new visual technologies and cinematography,
– Platige Image – artistic conglomerate that creates strong visually and technologically advanced projects for the world of advertising, film, art, education and entertainment,
– Studio Dash Dot Creations – studio of animation and special effects for Polish and world television and film.

As in the previous edition of the contest, organizers plan film workshops and a special screening of the awarded films and meeting with their creators. Details coming soon!

More information is available on the website,