ŻUBROFFKA International Short Film Festival for several years has been building a cultural bridge between East and West, North and South, thanks to which creative energy from all over the world meets in Bialystok and Podlachia.
The festival, which has evolved from a small intimate event to the largest film event in north-eastern Poland, is open and borderless, respects diversity, is a meeting place for open creators, with a sense of humor and those who value nature and its creations.
An important part of the festival are competitions – films are presented and evaluated in eight categories. The Eastward Window and Whole Wide World competitions present the most interesting short films made outside of Poland, while the Feature.pl, Animation.pl and Documentary.pl competitions are directed to Polish filmmakers. The other three competitions have an open formula for both national and foreign filmmakers, and are as follows: On the Edge – competition for the best experimental film and video art, Music Video – competition for the best music video, and Kids – competition for the best film for children.