March 9th, 2020 (last updated)

Miami Fakty connect, support and inspire film community in U.S. by building bridges between American and Polish film makers. If you are thinking to attend the best Polish Film Festivals in the U.S. in this year, these are the best:


Polish Film Festival Miami

The PFFA is the most extensive annual showcase of Polish cinema outside of Poland.

Hailed by the New York Times as one of the best programs promoting European film in the States, called a “Chicago Success Story’ by the Chicago Tribune and ranked as the best foreign film festival in Chicago by New City Magazine, the PFFA remains one of the largest and oldest film events in the Midwest.

The festival and its organizers have been honored with a number of prestigious awards:

  • Presidential Gold Medal of Meritand Cavalier’s Cross of Merit from two Presidents of Poland
  • twice awards of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland
  • Copernican Award
  • the City of Chicago Award
  • the Kosciuszko Foundation Award
  • the Committee of Cinema of the Republic of Poland

….. among many others.

Chicago in November

Find out more: PFFAmerica

Polish Film Festival Los Angeles

Polish Film Festival in Miami

The Polish Film Festival Los Angeles was founded by Vladek Juszkiewicz in 1999. The specific purpose of the Festival is to educate and inform the public about Polish culture, Polish films and the country of Poland in general.

In 2006 the Polish American Film Society, a not-for-profit organization, was established. The Society’s President is Elizabeth Kanski.

The organization’s largest event is the annual PFFLA. The Polish Film Festival serves Los Angeles film fans as well as persons of Polish heritage and those interested in the country, history and traditions of Poland.

Los Angeles – October

Find out more: PFFLA

New York Polish Film Festival

Polish Film Festival New York

NYPFF (Polish: Nowojorski Festiwal Filmów Polskich) is a film festival held annually in New York City since 2005.

Its mission is to present and promote Polish cinema in the United States, to expose an American audience to Polish films, as well as to offer Polish film makers a rare opportunity to showcase their works in a major cultural center such as New York.

Each year the festival presents acclaimed selections of features, short films, animations and documentaries of Polish filmmakers regardless of the country where films were made.

NEW YORK in May, June

Find out more: NYPFF

Austin Polish Film Festival – APS

Austin Polish Film Festival

Austin Polish Society (APS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2005 to further knowledge of Polish culture,  language, history, and arts in the Austin area.

APS has organized and co-sponsored the Austin Polish Film Festival (APFF) since 2006. 

This film festival is unique among all the film festivals in Austin not only because it brings Polish feature films, documentaries, shorts, animations, and the filmmakers from Poland, but it also presents the incredible art of Polish poster and their creators, while promoting cooperation between Polish and Austin creative worlds.

The role of the APFF is to bring quality Polish films to Austin audiences and expand awareness of Polish arts and culture.

Austin TX in November

Find out more: Austin Polish Society (APS)

Seattle Polish Film Festival – SPFF

SPFF - Seattle Polish Film Festival
SPFF – Seattle Polish Film Festival

Seattle Polish Film Festival (SPFF) is an annual event showcasing the best of Polish cinema since the early 1990’s. The SPFF is produced and presented by the non-profit Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association.

They wanted to share this special part of Polish culture with the greater Seattle community. SPFF is the second longest running Polish film festival in the United States.

Since then, every edition of SPFF is scheduled to reach new heights in terms of film quality, diversity, and sophistication – in large part due to the generous support of its patrons, and the selfless contributions of its dedicated staff.

Seattle in October

Find out more: SPFF – Seattle Polish Film Festival

Polish Film Festival Miami

Polish Film Festival Miami
PFFM – Polish Film Festival miami

The Polish Film Festival Miami is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a platform for introducing, promoting, and nurturing achievements of contemporary Polish cinema and the art of filmmaking itself, with special consideration for the cultural diversity of the cities of Miami and Miami Beach.

The inaugural Festival took place in November 2018, in the heart of South Beach, at the iconic Miami Beach Cinematheque.

This three-day event was met with huge interest from the Polish and American communities of world cinema fans and included members of Miami Beach Film Society, as well as movie professionals and students.

Miami in November

Find out more: PFFM – Polish Film Festival Miami