check out the winners of the festival:

Hunky Dory

director: Michael Curtis Johnson

/USA 2016/ 88 min

Spectrum Best Film

Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words

director: Thorsten Schütte

/France, Germany 2016/ 93 min

American Docs Best Film

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31 Oct
“Hunky Dory” and “Eat That Question – Frank Zappa in His Own Words” Win Audience Award at the American Film Festival in Poland

The seventh edition of the American Film Festival, the only showcase of contemporary American independent films in Eastern and Central Europe, has come to an end.

30 Oct
Closing Night Film “Nocturnal Animals”

Not content with dressing Oscar winners, Tom Ford is rapidly on his way to becoming one. His second film is an ambitious Pandora's box of savage beauty. A story-within-a-story, with more than a nod to Hitchcock and Lynch, "Nocturnal Animals" is a thrilling close to the seventh edition of the American Film Festival.

30 Oct
Changing Times “Black Panthers”, “Orange Sunshine” & “Tower”

Three non-fiction films offer radically different perspectives on culture and society in late 1960s America. They also cast a shadow on contemporary American life.

30 Oct
6 European Premieres

This year's American Film Festival features six European premieres. Like the rest of the festival they reveal a cinematic landscape richer and more rewarding than any major US studio would have us believe.

28 Oct
It’s the End of a World… “Zabriske Point” and “Once Upon a Time in the West”

There aren't many festivals where you can watch Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968) and Michelangelo Antonioni's "Zabriske Point" (1970) in the same strand, let alone bookending the same day.

28 Oct
Stefan Drössler: Orson Welles in Europe

"If you're a painter, sculptor, or writer, you wake up in the morning and you get to work. If you're a filmmaker, you spend most of your time not making movies. So don't make movies unless you have to. But if you have to, then get started!"

27 Oct
The Cinema of Richard Linklater

A documentary profile of Richard Linklater and screenings of his latest feature add an air of geniality to this year’s festival programme.

27 Oct
That’s Entertainment! “Punishment Park”

"Punishment Park" is a faux documentary - a verité approach to a subject that is nevertheless fictional. It is immediate, arresting and frightening in its consequences.

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