“Birds Are Singing in Kigali” in Mexico by Ada Zielinska

Mexico’s MIC Genero Film Festival will present a series of premiere screenings of the Birds Are Singing in Kigali by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze. The festival commences on August 2nd and runs until September 13th across the country’s major cities.

Birds Are Singing in Kigali is to be shown within the “Human Mobility and Migration” section along with Gael Morel’s Catch the Wind, and Jesper Gamsaldt’s Jimmie among others.

more information about the festival:
http://micgenero.com

“Birds Are Singing in Kigali” at the prestigious 44th Seattle Film Festival by Ada Zielinska

Birds Are Singing in Kigali will be the only Polish film in the program of this year’s 44th edition of the biggest US Film Festival in Seattle that takes place between May 17th and June 10th.  The festival opens with Isabel Coixet’s The Bookshop and ends with highly awaited Gus Van Sant’s new film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot starring Joaquin Phoenix. A special recognition is to be given this year to the works of Ethan Hawke with the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema and special presentation of his brand new film the Blaze.      

The festival shows the best of contemporary world cinema in various programs and sections, featuring fiction, documentary and short films. This year’s program includes also the exclusive presentation of a new Chinese cinema and an array of the world's VR productions. "Sifting through over 4,000 film submissions each year, finding just 240 features is somewhat of a treasure hunt," said SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett. "We're looking for dynamic, diverse stories. This year, we're overjoyed to share that over 43-percent of the feature films are female directed. We're thrilled to jump into the 44th Festival and share these voices from around the globe with over 150,000 film enthusiasts in Seattle over the course of 25 days."    

more information about the festival:
https://www.siff.net

“Birds Are Singing in Kigali” Gets the Beyond Borders Prize and the Best Actress Award at the XIV Polish Film Festival in New York by Ada Zielinska

Birds Are Singing in Kigali has been awarded with the Beyond Borders Krzysztof Kieslowski Prize for the Best Film of this year’s edition of the New York Polish Film Festival and with the Best Actress Prize for Eliane Umuhire. The film, presented at the festival’s Gala Opening in the DGA Theatre, attracted numerous enthusiastic reactions of the New York audiences.  

Birds Are Singing in Kigali has been a highlight of the festival’s annual program, presenting the best of Polish cinema. The festival shown feature and documentary films, produced last year, among others Agnieszka Holland’s Spoor, Kasia Adamik’s Amok, Lukasz Palkowski’s Breaking the Limits, and Janusz Majewski’s The Eccentrics: On the Sunny Side of the Street.  

more information about the festival:
http://www.nypff.com

Eliane Umuhire Awarded in Vienna for Her Role in the “Birds Are Singing in Kigali” by Ada Zielinska

The Let’s CEE Film Festival in Vienna, where the film had its Austrian premiere, awarded a prize for the “best acting performance in a competition film” to Eliane Umuhire for her role in the Birds Are Singing in Kigali. The festival closed on April 22nd, presented over two hundred films produced in the Central European countries in various competition sections. 

The festival shown feature, documentary and short films as well as organized a series of panels, discussions and conferences addressed to audiovisual industry of the region. Among the films included in this year's festival's programme were Ranier Sarnet’s November, Alexei German’s Dovlatov, Bohdan Slama’s Ice Mother, and Piotr Domalewski’s Silent Night

more information about the festival:
https://www.letsceefilmfestival.com

Russian Premiere of the “Birds Are Singing in Kigali” at the 40th Moscow International Film Festival by Ada Zielinska

Birds Are Singing in Kigali will have the Russian premiere at the forthcoming 40th edition of the Moscow International Film Festival, where it is to be presented within the prestigious   8 1/2 Films section featuring the world most innovative cinema.

Birds Are Singing in Kigali will be shown among the most artistically daring and interesting films of the season like Paolo Taviani’s Rainbow, Lav Diaz’ Season of the Devil, Philip Groning’s My Brother’s Name Is Robert  and He Is an Idiot.   

more information about the festival:
http://40.moscowfilmfestival.ru

“Birds Are Singing in Kigali” Chinese Premiere at the Beijing International Film Festival by Ada Zielinska

Beijing International Film Festival will present the Chinese premiere of the Birds Are Singing in Kigali. The festival opens with the Gala hosting numerous Chinese and international stars on April 15th and ends with announcement of recipients of the Tiantan Awards on April 22nd.

Currently the biggest international film festival in China, Beijing IFF shows films within several various programs – the Birds Are Singing in Kigali will be shown in the Panorama section along with other internationally acclaimed recent productions, among others  Han Dong’s One Night on the Wharf, Pengfei’s The Taste of Rice Flower, Liang Sun’s Kill the Shadow, or Xavier Legrand’s Custody

more information about the festival:
http://www.bjiff.com

“Birds Are Singing in Kigali” Premiere in Austria at the Let’s CEE Film Festival by Ada Zielinska

The forthcoming Let’s CEE Film Festival in Vienna will host the Austrian premiere of the Birds Are Singing in Kigali. The festival starts on April 13th and will present the film in the feature film competition among eleven others productions from the Central European countries. 

The festival will show feature, documentary and short films in various competitive sections as well as a series of panels, discussions and conferences addressed to audiovisual industry of the region. Among the films to be shown are Ranier Sarnet’s November, Alexei German’s Dovlatov, Bohdan Slama’s Ice Mother, and Piotr Domalewski’s Silent Night

more information about the festival:
http://www.letsceefilmfestival.com

Turkish Premiere of the “Birds Are Singing in Kigali” in Competition of the 37th Istanbul Film Festival by Ada Zielinska

The forthcoming 37th edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival will host the Turkish premiere of the Birds Are Singing in Kigali by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze. The film will be presented in the Human Rights in Cinema Competition among ten other international productions featuring the wide variety of humanitarian impasses the world faces these days.

The oldest and most prestigious film event in Turkey – Istanbul International Film Festival – will start on April 6th with a screening of Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, and throughout the next two weeks will present over hundred feature and documentary films from all around the globe as well as a special selection of the best, new Turkish films in the prestigious competition of national cinema. Among the films to be shown at the festival are the brand new Abdellatif Kechiche’s film Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience, Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete, Malgorzata Szumowska’s Mug, Alexei German’s Dovlatov, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s Rainbow: A Private Affair, Amos Gitai’s West of the Jordan River and Urszula Antoniak’s Beyond Words, as well as Andrzej Jakimowski’s Once Upon a Time in November.

more information about the festival:
http://film.iksv.org