On November 15, the unique, combined edition of the New Horizons International Festival and the American Film Festival ended. The number of people, institutions and entities involved in the organization and support of the entire project is huge - thank you very much for your incredible energy, which fueled this year's NH and AFF installments.
Special thanks go out to you — our dear viewers. You are the heart and soul of the festivals. We are impressed with what a great community has formed around New Horizons and the American Film Festival. Thank you for all the expressions of support, all the discussions, reviews, and tips or comments that help us improve our work. Thank you for so the many remarkable ways you showed that the love of cinema is in excellent form.
We would like to thank our main sponsor – the City of Wrocław, with which we've worked for 15 years. Wrocław is a dream home for Nowe Horyzonty and the American Film Festivals. We are proud that the festivals have become part of the city's tradition.
Special thanks go to our main partners: the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sports, the Polish Film Institute, the Norwegian and European Economic Area (EEA) funds from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, the European Union, which supports us through the "Creative Europe" project and the US Embassy in Warsaw, which has supported the American Film Festival from its very first edition. For many years, we have also had the pleasure of cooperating with our film partner - Ale kino+, which proves that there is still ample room for excellent, original cinema — including on television.
It would not be possible to organize the New Horizons and American Film Festivals without the support of our sponsors: BNY Mellon, Mercedes-Benz Grupa Wróbel, OKRE Development, Wrocław Fashion Outlet, Neonet , Robert Dwernicki, and the Sentio Foundation. We know that it has been a difficult and demanding year for all of you. However, we are very thankful that you fought to ensure that your budgets also include film and culture.
We also thank our fantastic partners: Gutek Film, MANDS, BWA Wrocław, Going, and Filmawka.
We would like to thank all the distributors and sales agents who made it possible for us to put together a unique film program.
Information about the New Horizons and American Film Festivals reached a very wide audience thanks to great media patrons, including: TOK FM, Gazeta Wyborcza, Co Jest Grane 24, Wysokie Obcasy, AMS, Zwierciadło, Vogue, Deadline, Radio RAM, Filmweb, Papaya.Rocks, Newonce, G'rls ROOM, Czas Kultury and the KINO monthly.
A detailed summary and analysis of the 20th New Horizons and the 11th American Film Festival will soon be ready, but we can already say that this year's turnout was excellent. Once again — thank you very much to everyone who contributed to this success!