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Ars Independent Festival

24 September - 29 September 2019

Contact: Bartek Sołtysik


Phone: +48 32 609 03 11

Fax: -

Address: Pl. Sejmu Śląskiego 2

Festival website

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Ars Independent Festival explores what is fascinating in today’s young, debuting audio-visual culture. Every year, the festival searches for its Black Horses in four international competitions. The Black Horse of Film (feature films from all over the world) and the Black Horse of Animation (short features) present the cinematographic debuts by directors from the entire world, often as their Polish premieres. The Black Horse of Video Games and the Black Horse of Music Video are devoted to new games and music videos.

Additionally, every year festivalgoers are treated to: screenings of films, animations and music videos, video game exhibitions, virtual reality and new technologies, discussion panels and Q&As with artists, concerts and musical afterparties.

In previous years, the festival hosted a variety of artists from all over the world, including Béla Tarr, Nina Menkes, Phil Mulloy, Laila Pakalnina, Bruce LaBruce, Tami Tamaki, Stephen „M.O.O.N.” Gilarde, Jakuba Dvorský, Mariola Brillowska, Piotr Dumała, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Bodo Kox, Łukasz Barczyk, Sos Sosowski and Wiktor Stribog.

The event is organized by the culture institution Katowice the City of Gardens and the City of Katowice.

Year established: 2011

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category

Submission deadline:
26 April 2019

Entry fee:
FREE! There is no charge for this festival


  • Animated Short
  • Animated Short

Submission methods:

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