Debut films screened at festival in northern Poland

A festival of work by up-and-coming filmmakers has opened in the northern Polish city of Koszalin.

The annual Youth and Film (Młodzi i Film) festival, now in its 38th year, showcases a selection of debut films by young Polish filmmakers.

A total of 75 movies will be screened, of which 10 are feature films and 65 are shorts.

The screenings will be accompanied by discussions led by critics, as well as live music performances, debates, exhibitions and meetings with artists.

A number of acclaimed Polish filmmakers, including Krzysztof Zanussi, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Agnieszka Holland and Wojciech Smarzowski, have debuted their work at the festival since it was first held 38 years ago.

Admission to the event, which opened on Monday evening and runs until June 15, is free.

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