Two Riversides Film and Art Festival
Since 2007, at the end of July and the beginning of August, Kazimierz has attracted thousands of cinema enthusiasts who come here to participate in screenings, concerts, exhibitions and other events taking place during the festival. Polish Television, the co-organiser of “Two Riversides”, is represented by Grażyna Torbicka, a popular journalist who has served as the artistic director of the festival since its inception. The great strength of this event is its huge diversity, including films from the most remote corners of the world, as well as Polish productions. There is space for both the big screen masterpieces and the niche art cinema, animations, full-length films and short movies.
During the festival, Kazimierz becomes a meeting place for classic movies and new tendencies, for master filmmakers and novices, for creators and their audiences.
A small “I love cinema” café (9 Nadwiślańska Street) is open during the festival, which provides venue for meetings with filmmakers (directly following film screenings) and press conferences related to the festival. Legal use of cultural sources is being promoted in the Internet “Legal culture” café. The Empik bookstore chain cooperates with the festival by presenting selected, most interesting new book releases and organising meetings with writers. The main organiser of the festival is the Two Riversides Association - Kazimierz Dolny/Janowiec –upon-the-Vistula.