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Warsaw, April, 20th, 2017 (KSF). The traditional International Catholic Film and Multimedia Festival organized by the Catholic Film Association in Poland (Katolickie Stowarzyszenie Filmów im. św. Maksymiliana Marii Kolbego - KSF), is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
The festival, organized by the Katolickie Stowarzyszenie Filmowe im. św. Maksymiliana Marii Kolbego since 1986, and earlier by the Catholic Filmmakers Group of Father Maximilian, was the first one which tried to show the truth about Katyn, Volhynia, the Exiled Soldiers and Solidarity.
The festival was not only supported by the Franciscan Fathers who provided the Monastery of Niepokalanów as a place for organizing the festival and the retreat for the creators. Many other religious orders, including the assemblies of the Pallottines, the Verbists, the Jesuits, the Marians, the Salesians, the Salettins, the Paulines, the Paulists and the Sisters of Loreto, and the church authorities with the leading Polish bishops and priests were also assisted in organizing the Festival. Since 1990, support has also been given by the state and local government and Catholic media.
The traditional slogan of the Festival is: "Get the whole world for Christ through the Immaculate". It takes on special significance in the Year of the Jubilee of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima and the vocation of the Immaculate Knights and the 300th anniversary of the Coronation of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
The deadline for submitting works is the 30th of June, 2017. Feature films, documentaries, amateur and, educational films, TV programs, radio and multimedia programs, video clips and web pages, specially of Mariam subject are allowed to participate.
The festival ends with The Closing Ceremony, which will take place on October 8, 2017 in Warsaw.