Solidarity Shorts LogoThe Solidarity Shorts International Film Contest 2013 Workshops are over. The winners of the contest came to Poland, took part in an intensive Film Workshop at the Gdynia Film School and participated in the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Warsaw. Overall, the entire experience can be best described through a series of pictures, available at our Facebook photo gallery.

The Solidarity Shorts International Film Contest 2013 Workshops are over.

The winners of the contest came to Poland, took part in an intensive Film Workshop at the Gdynia Film School and participated in the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Warsaw. Overall, the entire experience can be best described through a series of pictures, available at our Facebook photo gallery.

The participants of the contest had these things to say at the end of their stay in Poland:

Rafael (Venezuela):

How to thank? It is precisely the question that I’ve been doing to myself the last few hours. Dear team of Solidarity Shorts, especially the organizers and representatives of Lech Walesa Institute, Jerzy and Patrycja, two weeks ago my passport was blank, empty. I had never left my country before. Almost a month ago I received the lovely news of winning a contest in Poland. Poland? I never thought it would be the first country to visit outside of my country. And now I say, Oh MY GOD! You all should see that Poland really is beautiful. Poland and its people. These two weeks with you were amazing. For me, it was like a new awakening. Receive film training in Gdynia Film School, participate of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Warsaw and visit the beautiful city of Krakow, is more than impressive. It’s awesome!. A dream come true. You took care of us extremely well, and we appreciate it from our hearts. I had the pleasure of meeting beautiful human beings from all over the world , many of them are human rights activists, people who are in tune with what we want: a global change to all live better. The tools I acquired thanks to you, I will use them and I will continue fighting for the noblest goals we have set. I hope to see you soon in Venezuela to do good things . THANK YOU! Receive my love and hugs.

Nabat (Ukraine):

It’s really been wonderful days! Communicating with people from different parts of the world. I very much hope that we will see you again!

Catalin (Romania):

I like very much, and i think this: Poland it’s a great country to represent Europe in first visit of anyone from outside. We have many beautiful countries in Europe, even Romania, but Poland it is great! Thank you Poland and, of course, Jerzy, Lech Walesa Institute and Gdynia Film School.

As organizers of Solidarity Shorts 2013 we wish to thank our partners – the Gdynia Film School, the Wajda School Foundation, the Polish Film Institute, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute – for allowing this project to come to life. It has been a fantastic experience and we are looking forward to the 2014 edition. To everyone interested in next year’s edition of Solidarity Shorts, please follow the Solidarity Shorts website, our Facebook profile and our Twitter account.

More information will be available soon!