The 19th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles, a nine day celebration of excellence in Polish film, held from October 17 through October 25, once again was a smash success.

2018 Poster PFF

The star-studded awards gala, where Polish and American actors and film industry VIPs walked the red carpet and mingled at a VIP reception in the courtyard of the Hollywood’s legendary Egyptian Theatre, was held prior to the screening of the film SQUADRON 303 (Dywizjon 303) by Denis Delic and starring Piotr Adamczyk and Maciej Zakoscielny. In addition to the awards for excellence in Polish film special awards were presented to Jane Kaczmarek (Artist of Polish Heritage) by festival director and founder Vladek Juszkiewicz. and Robert Forster (Amicus Poloniae/Friend of Poland) by Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles Jaroslaw J. Lasinski. 

Vladek Juszkiewicz with Robert Forster
Maciej Zakoscielny, Squadron 303

The Festival is sponsored by the Polish Film Institute, The Senate of the Republic of Poland, POLAM, Polish Filmmakers Association, City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, ELMA, Polish Center of Los Angeles, Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club and Andrzej Dobrzynski.   Looking forward to 2019’s 20th anniversary celebration!

Filmmakers & Award Recipients 2018 Polish Film Festival LA
Vladek with Pamela and Charles Anchang, The Immigrant Magazine