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GRAND OFF World Independent Film Awards

27 November - 4 December 2017

Contact: Milewska Maria


Phone: -

Fax: -

Address: 61 Pulawska St.
Warsaw 02-595

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

Grand OFF – World Independent Film Awards is the most important initiative promoting independent cinema in Poland and one of the most important cultural events related to independent cinema in the world. The mission of Grand OFF is to put independent cinema in the spotlight that both films and their makers deserve. This goal is achieved by a meticulous process of nominating submitted movies by the members of Grand OFF Jury, representing cinema professionals from 24 countries. This procedure culminates in a festive award ceremony, taking place in Warsaw since 2006 and attended each time by 400 distinguished representatives of the cinema world. A week later the awarded films are presented in more than 50 Polish cities.

In the beginning, European films were nominated in 9 categories: fiction, directing, script, cinematography, editing, actor, actress, documentary, animation and since 2012 we have one more: scenography and costume. An additional category — best non-European film — was created in 2008. Due to popularity of this new category, as well as a very warm welcome by the members of Grand OFF Jury and Polish audience, we decided to open Grand OFF Awards to films from all over the world. Thus Grand OFF European Independent Film Awards became Grand OFF – World Independent Film Awards!

Year established: 2006

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

Submission deadline:
15 August 2018

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


  • Animated Short

Format(s) accepted for submission:

  • DVD
  • Online Link (& Password)

- films made after the 1st of January 2013
- films which were made without any professional production support (except for film schools)
- whose length does not exceed 45 minutes

Link to entry form

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