When protests broke out in Communist Poland in late 1970, a crisis team gathered in Warsaw. Soon after the militia made use of their batons. Shots were fired. Through archival recordings and animations, viewers are able to observe various power mechanisms. The film “1970” is a story about a rebellion but told from the perspective of the oppressors.

Directed by: Tomasz Wolski
Script: Tomasz Wolski
Genre: documentary
Total time: 71 min.
Year of production: 2021
Production: Kijora Film – Anna Gawlita
Coproduction: Polish Television, Institute of National Remembrance
Executive producer of the animation: Krakow Animation Center, Krakow Film Klaster
Cinematography: Tomasz Wolski
Editor: Tomasz Wolski
Animations: Robert Sowa
Music: Bartłomiej Tyciński, DJ Lenar

Awards and festivals:


2022 Festival Film Dokumenter, Indonesia – International Feature-length Documentary Competition, won: Jury’s Special Mention 

2022 History Film Festival, Croatia – Official Selection; won: Best Editing

2022 Zagrebdox International Documentary Film Festival, Croatia – International Competition; won: Special Mention

2021 Visions du Réel, Switzerland  International Feature Competitionw; won: Special Jury Award

2021 Kraków Film Festival, National Competition; won: Silver Hobby Horse for Best National Documentary

2021 Batumi International Art House Film Festival, Georgia; won: Best Documentary

2021 Escales Documentaires – International Festival of Creative Documentary, France – Feature Competition; won: Special Mention

2021 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Best of Fests Nomination Beeld en Geluid IDFA ReFrame; won: Award for Best Creative Use of Archive

2021 International Film Festival “Off Cinema”, Poland, won: “Srebrny Zamek”


2021 Tirana International Film Festival, Albania – Feature Documentary Competition

2021 Bogotá International Film Festival, Colombia – Official Selection

2021 Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Canada – Panorama

2021 Viennale, Austria – Official Selection

2021 West Lake International Documentary Festival, China – IDF Competition

2021 Ji.Hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic – Testimonies

2021 Leeds International Film Festival, United Kingdom – Documentary Competition

2021 Scanorama European Film Forum, Lithuania – Official Selection

2021 Seville European Film Festival, Spain – New Waves Non- Fiction Competition

2022 Trieste Film Festival, Italy – Documentary Competition

2022 DocPoint Tallinn Documentary Film Festival, Estonia

2022 Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg – Doc Competition

2022 Doc Fortnight, United States – Official Selection

2022 Docville, Belgium – International Competition

2022 KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival, United Kingdom

2022 Ulju Mountain Film Festival, South Korea – Polish focus

2022 IndieLisboa International Film Festival, Portugal – Silvestre Competition

2022 DOK.fest München, Germany – International Competition

2022 Doxa Documentary Film Festival, Canada – Archives and Letters Spotlight

2022 Beldocs – International Documentary Film Festival, Serbia – Fireworks

2022 Flatpack Film Festival, United Kingdom – Official Selection

2022 Diyarbakir Film Festival, Turkey – International Feature Competition

2022 Animafest Zagreb, Croatia – Feature Film Competition

2022 FICG – Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara, Mexico – International Animation Feature Film Competition

2022 Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania – Polish Focus

2022 Atlàntida Film Festival, Spain – Main Online Programme

2022 Elements Film Festival, Slovakia – Official Selection

2022 Primanima, World Festival of First Animations, Hungary – Official Selection

2022 Animaphix International Animated Film Festival, Italy – Official Selection

2022 Lima Alterna Festival Internacional de Cine, Peru – Wild Regions section

2022 Archivio Aperto, Italy – Competition

2022 Festival of Freedom, Slovakia

2022 Eastern Neighbours Film Festival, the Netherlands – Official Selection

2022 FIDBA – International Documentary Film Festival, Argentina – Official Selection


Review, wyborcza.pl.
Interview with Tomasz Wolski, newsweek.pl

Review, filmkommentar.dk
Interview, businessdoceurope.com