Films qualified for the Polish Competition

Festival audiences will once again have the opportunity to experience a unique encounter with domestic documentary cinema. There are 11 productions taking part in the Polish Competition with a chance to win three awards – the Best Polish Film Award, the Best Production Award in the Polish Competition presented by the post-production studio Smakjam and the Association of Studio Cinemas Award.

The 20th MDAG: International and World Premieres, gender balance and awards!

The 20th edition of MDAG, the biggest film festival in Poland, will start in a month! On this occasion, a press conference was held at Warsaw's Kinoteka, where the most important information about the event was announced. The festival will begin in eight Polish cities on 12 May. The festival will last in cinemas until 21 May, and from 23 May to 4 June the online part will be available at

Films qualified for the Main Competition

This year, 12 films have qualified for the Main Competition of the festival, including three Polish productions or co-productions! They will compete not only for the Grand Prix - the Bank Millennium Award but also for local prizes in the other festival cities: the Lower Silesia Grand Prix in Wrocław, the Bydgoszcz ART/DOC Award, the Silesian Voivodeship Audience Award in Katowice, the City of Gdynia Grand Prix and the Freedom Award funded by the City of Poznań.

The most important information about the 20. MDAG!

The anniversary 20th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity, the largest Polish film festival, will be held on May 12-21 in cinemas across eight Polish cities (Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia, Poznań, Katowice, Łódź, Bydgoszcz and Lublin) and from May 23 to June 4 online at!

MDAG Industry - a space for the development of the documentary industry

MDAG Industry project is a unique film industry event that connects Polish filmmakers with foreign festival representatives, distributors, producers, sales agents and contemporary cinema stars. We started in 2021 with a single event, and in 2022 we created an expanded section of industry events under the name MDAG Industry. This year we have prepared an extensive programme of activities – the next step in the documentary industry's development.

Millennium Docs Against Gravity set to roll

The 19th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity kicks off May 13 running to May 22, before heading online May 24 to June 5. The festival has numerous epicentres, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdynia, Poznan, Katowice, Bydgoszcz, Lublin and now – as of 2022 – the film city of Łódź.

Opening Film: TERRITORY

This year's opening film is a moving and visually spectacular story of a struggle for survival - TERRITORY by Alex Pritz.

Films made for the big screen in the programme of the 19th MDAG

Millennium Docs Against Gravity Festival viewers in Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia and Poznań will once again have a chance to vote for the best film in the Big Screen Doc Award Competition. 12 captivating and well-crafted films, made to be watched on the big screen, will familiarise the audience with different pop culture phenomena, as well as more serious topics.

Announcing the Jury Members of the 19th Millennium Docs Against Gravity!

Oscar®-nominated filmmakers David France and Tamara Kotevska, Bill Morrison, Teoniki Rożynek and Milenia Fiedler - these are just some of the film and culture industry representatives who will be awarding prizes in competitions held at the 19th Millennium Docs Against Gravity.

#ClimateConnect, a global conversation about the effects of climate change on human lives

The climate crisis is also a humanitarian crisis. Every year, millions of people are forced to flee their homes due to increasingly frequent disasters, such as floods, cyclones, droughts and forest fires. In 2020 alone, 30,7 million people were internally displaced because of disasters – accounting for over 75% of the people estimated to have been internally displaced that year. By 2050, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance every year could rise to over 200 million.

Over 134 000 people participated in the 18th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity!

This was the second time that Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival assumed a hybrid form: after the cinema section, which had taken place in seven Polish cities (Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia, Poznań, Katowice, Lublin, and Bydgoszcz) on September 3-12, the online section went live on from September 16 to October 3. The two sections attracted an impressive total of 134 006 attendees.

The Mayor of Gdynia Award goes to “Sabaya"!

The jury of the 18th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival composed of: Andrzej Fidyk, Marta Frej, Anna Steller at a session which was held in Gdynia on 8th September 2021 decided that the winner of the Mayor of Gdynia Award in the amount of PLN 15,000

The full program and ticket sales for single screenings are now available on!

This is the last step before the launch of the 18th Millennium Docs Against Gravity on September 3! Starting on August 19, you can purchase single-screening tickets on and in the ticket offices of festival cinemas (during opening hours). The festival portal now offers a program grid featuring both film screenings and additional events of this year’s festival.

Jury Members of the 18 th MDAG!

Agnieszka Holland, Christian Frei, Zuza Krajewska, Bartek Chaciński – these are just some of the prominent figures of film and culture who will award prizes in all the competitions during the 18th Millennium Docs Against Gravity. Below we would like to present the complete juries of the Warsaw edition of the festival!

Full programme of 18th Millennium Docs Against Gravity revealed!

All the festival fans have been waiting for this moment! The full programme of this year’s Millennium Docs Against Gravity Festival appeared on the website today. It involves nearly 150 documentary films which represent a great diversity when it comes to the places where they were made as well as forms - among them, there are feature length ones, short film, animations and documentary series. The festival will take place from 3rd to 12th September in seven cities (Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia, Poznań, Katowice, Lublin and Bydgoszcz) and then from 16th September do 3rd October online at

South America, criminal investigations, protests, and the pandemic – new thematic sections of the festival!

The Millennium Docs Against Gravity festival has come of age – it celebrates its 18th edition! Once again viewers will be able to watch the best documentary cinema from all around the world. As it already became our tradition, the program includes new thematic sections, connected to subjects that were of particular importance to filmmakers throughout the last year. Below we are introducing selected films from the new sections, two per each.

Millennium Docs Against Gravity new dates: 3 September - 3 October 2021

We had to make the difficult decision to reschedule the festival to September. The 18th—now grown-up—edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity will take place in September 3-12 in cinemas in Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia, Poznań, Katowice, Lublin, and Bydgoszcz, with the online edition taking place between September 16 and October 3.

Call for entries to the 18th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival is now open!

The call for submissions to the 18th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival is now open. The 18th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival will take place on May 14-23, 2021 in Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia, Katowice, Lublin, Bydgoszcz and Poznan. Additionally there will be an online version of the festival on May 27 - June 13, 2021.

Variety about Millennium Docs Against Gravity!

A prestigious „Variety" magazine piublished a piece about our festival! Director of the festival Artur Liebhart said a few words about our mission for English speaking readers.

Free Belarus!

This is happening in Europe in XXI century!

Statement of Millennium Docs Against Gravity on the killing of George Floyd

1. As one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world we condemn the killing of George Floyd, a black citizen of the United States of America. 2. The death of George Floyd is not an isolated issue—it is the result of years of oppression: from slavery through Jim Crow to the institutional racism of today.


Docs Against Isolation, an online event commenced on Friday, May 8, and held by the crew of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, ended on Sunday, May 17. The event attracted a whopping 16,500 participants and followers, sparking enthusiasm among the viewers—both MDAG regulars and brand-new fans. Our audience could watch movies from past editions of the festival, attend meetings with creators and experts, participate in workshops, listen to concerts, DJ sets, and lectures, as well as enter contests—all of it online.

The 17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival will be held from the 4th to the 13th of September 2020

Millennium Docs Against Gravity is a festival which always places its viewers at the helm. Thus, we feel the urge to be both responsible and reasonable. Each year, we are visited by guests from around the world, we discuss with our spectators about documentary cinema and we broaden the horizons of our knowledge about the reality surrounding us. We cannot be mere bystanders watching as this reality unravels. It would be highly irresponsible in the light of governmental recommendations and the dynamics of the pandemic if we were to endanger our audience and guests by exposing them to a possible contact with the coronavirus. With regards to the abovementioned, after a period of intense consultations and meticulous analysis of the situation, we have decided to postpone the 17th edition of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival from May to September. The festival will be held from the 4th to the 13th of September 2020 in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Katowice, Poznan and Bydgoszcz. We will announce the festival dates in Gdynia as soon as possibile.