17th European Film Festival
INTEGRATION YOU and ME
3rd - 7th November 2020.

News


  • 4th November 2020
    The second day of the Festival began seemingly like every year. At 9.30 a.m. we started contest film screenings in Alternatywa cinema. We are glad that the audience had an opportunity to come to Koszalin Public Library, watch the films and vote in the audience contest.
  • 3rd November 2020
    The Specials by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache broadcast today at 5 p.m. in Koszalin Public Library opens the 17th EFF Integration You and Me. On the way to the cinema room you may take a look at Marcin Mariak's works of art. We recommend it!  
  • During the 17th EFF Integration You and Me we will see a painting exhibition by Marcin Mariak, an artist with disabilities from Białogard. The title of the exhibition is 'Virgin Mary in Parts' and it will be shown in Galeria Region.

Festival's Idea

 

Idea

 

European Film Festival Integration You and Me has connected the topic of disability with film art for 16 years and has proven that life can begin several times. We have learnt this from the Festival’s guests, people with disabilities - artists, sports people, travellers, journalists, designers. The Festival is an artistic enterprise but it also has a great social meaning as it triggers discussions concerning the environment of people with disabilities and the process of integration. We are the Festival of open heads, sensitive hearts and positive energy.

From 2003 to 2019 we showed almost 700 films - important, wise, brave ones and took our audience on a trip around the world. The Butterfly awards in the film contest were given to e.g.: ‘The Sea Inside’ by Alejandro Amenábar, ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ by Julian Schnabel, ‘Intouchables’ by Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano,’The Girl from the Wardrobe’ by Bodo Kox, ‘Life Feels Good’ by Maciej Pieprzyca and ‘Our Curse’ by Tomasz Śliwiński. Every year in Koszalin we host actors, directors, screenwriters, film critics, lecturers, people associated with culture and the media.

Life of the Festival

 

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Watch more photos from the festival and the acompanying events in our galleries!

Integration You and Me in Poland and in Europe

 

In 2019 EFF Integration You and Me visited 50 places in Poland. In 17 cinemas () we showed chosen Festival’s films. Small Festivals You and Me were held in 33 places around Poland, presenting the idea of the Festival (). Heart of the festivall beats in Koszalin (), the home town of the European Film Festival Integration You and Me.