The 33rd edition of Polish Film Festival in America (PFFA), the world’s most extensive showcase of Polish film and the largest annual Polish cultural event outside of Poland, will take place from Saturday, November 6 to Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in three major cinematic venues in the Chicagoland.

The Official VIP Opening Night Gala Screening is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 8:00 P.M. in modern AMC Village Crossing 18 (7000 North Carpenter Ave. by Central Str., Skokie). Ample parking is free. All viewers will receive precious gifts in VIP bags.

The Opening Night Gala Reception with stars of Polish film in attendance will proceed the screening from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. at the Society for Arts (1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago). Free parking is limited. Outstanding local musicians will appear during the event, and guests will view new exhibition among many attractions.

The Closing Night Gala and Award Ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 21st at 3:00 P.M. For all special screenings and receptions separate invitations are required.

In addition to AMC Village Crossing 18, regular PFFA screenings will be held in well-known Copernicus Center Theater (5217 West Lawrence Ave., Chicago) and Gallery Theatre (1112 North Milwaukee Ave.), the festival’s primary location for showings of documentary films; the elegant digital space accommodates HD screenings. The theatre is known as a reputable site of docsPace program showcasing the world’s best documentary films. The luxury screening place hosts an art gallery and a small cafeteria. Occasional screenings are planned for another selected cultural centers, schools and universities in Illinois and Indiana.

Festival Passes and Opening Night Gala Invitations will be on sale on September 10, 2021. Singular tickets will be on sale on October 15, 2021. A complete program and a listing of the PFFA Official Guests will be announced about one month prior to the festival.

For more information, call the PFFA at 773-486-9612, visit the official website or send an e-mail to

The 33rd Polish Film Festival in America is possible in part thanks to a generosity of The Ministry of Culture and National HeritagePolish Film Institute, Star-Tech Glass Inc., Hilton HotelsThe Copernicus Foundationand other prestigious organizations and individuals.

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