The Selection Board of the 41st Gdynia Film Festival!

The Selection Board of the 41st Gdynia Film Festival!

The Selection Board of the 41st Gdynia Film Festival has been formed by way of a vote of the members of the Programme Committee during their meeting held on 9 March 2016.

The Composition of the Selection Board:

Witold Adamek
Kinga Dębska
Jerzy Kapuściński
Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
Andrzej Wojciechowski.

The Selection Board consists of 3-5 people selected out of all the members of the Festival Programme Committee. The Selection Board, after deliberations held without the participation of the Artistic Director, presents a list of maximum twenty films of their recommendation for the Main Competition. This is the so-called Selection Board Pool. The Artistic Director of the Festival (Michał Oleszczyk) proposes five films. This is the so-called Artistic Director’s Pool. The Pools are then presented to the Festival’s Organizing Committee. The final decision concerning the composition of the Jury of the Main Competition is made by the Organizing Committee. The meeting of the Committee is attended by the Artistic Director and one of the members of the Selection Board. The Selection Board may also present its proposals for the members of the Jury of the Main Competition, which will be taken into consideration by the Organizing Committee.

The Artistic Director proposes on his own a list of films selected for the Visions Apart Competition, the Young Cinema Competition and the Short Film Competition. This choice as well must be approved by the Organizing Committee.

In accordance with the amended Article 8 of the GFF Rules and Regulations, no more than 16 films can take part in the Main Competition.

Details of the work of the Board and the selecting procedure are set out in the Rules and Regulations available at

The 41st Gdynia Film Festival will take place from 19th to 24th September 2016. The schedule of the most important preparation points of the event is already available on the Festival’s website. Feel invited!