PLANETE+ DOC Academy is the first and the only one of its kind film education program that draws solely from documentary cinema. The program, aimed at students of secondary schools, colleges and universities as well as teachers and parents, is held not only during the PLANETE+ DOC festival, but also throughout the year as a year-round documentary education program in Polish secondary schools and higher education institutions.
This year's festival will be the first to feature special documentary film screenings for elementary school-age children (Oki Doki film section). Ten short and medium-length documentaries from the Netherlands, Japan, Norway, UK, Sweden and Poland will be presented in Warsaw's Iluzjon and Wrocław's Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe (Lower Silesian Film Center) in four thematic sections consisting of up to four films each, asking about the nature of design, definition of "difference' and politics, and reasons for violence in schools. Films aim to provide answers to these and other questions, using accessible form to discuss difficult issues.
Another novelty at this year's PLANETE+ DOC festival is a youth jury that will consist of students from the Film High School of Warsaw (Warszawskie Liceum Filmowe). The jury will choose the best medium-length film that will receive PLANETE+ DOC ACADEMY AWARD.
Tickets for 11th PLANETE+ DOC FILM FESTIVAL screenings will be available in Kinoteka cinema in Warsaw and Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe in Wrocław, as well as online atwww.kinoteka.pl, www.iluzjon.fn.org.pl and www.dcf.wroclaw.pl from May 1st.