Scene from the film Dancing for You
Scene from the film Dancing for You
Scene from the film Dancing for You

Dancing for You

  • Poland
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Twelve-year-old Wiktor is a pupil at the renowned Bytom Ballet School. He’s preparing for an event of enormous importance in school life; the ‘promo show’, which decides whether or not he’ll be ‘promoted’ and move up to the next grade. All the teachers and all the pupil’s parents take part in the occasion. Every year, Wiktor invites his father to the promo show but, so far, he’s never turned up. Wiktor’s everyday companion is his grandmother; homework, dance practice and fun all happen under her watchful eye. He’s growing up. However, he posts the promo show invitation addressed to his father on his own.


  • Original title
    Tańczę dla ciebie
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Katarzyna Lesisz
  • DOP
    Sebastian Weber, Michał Dymek
  • Editing
    Michał Poddębniak
  • Sound
    Katarzyna Figat
  • Duration
    18 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • IceDocs, Iceland, 2019
    • Kinderdocs,Greece, 2019
    • 33rd Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland, 2020
    • 17th Vilnius Documentary Film Festival, Lithuania, 2020
    • 34th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2018
    • IDFA, The Netherlands, 2018
    • estival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil, France, 2019
    • XVIII Euganea Film Festival, Italy, 2019
    • XXXIII Pärnu Film Festival in Pärnu, Estonia, 2019
    • EBS International Documentary FF, South Korea, 2019
    • MakeDox, Macedonia, 2019
    • FIKE Évora International Short-Film Festival, Portugal , 2019
    • Quebec City Film Festival 2019, Canada, 2019
    • DMZ Docs, Korea, 2019
    • 12th Central and Eastern European Film Festival CinEast, Luxembourg, 2019
    • 28th dokumentART – films & future, Germany, 2019
    • PÖFF Shorts, Estonia, 2019
    • Budapest International Documentary Festival 2020, Hungary, 2020
  • Awards
    • IDFA, The Netherlands, 2018 - Best Children’s Documentary in the Kids & Docs Competition
    • XVIII Euganea Film Festival, Italy, 2019 - Special Mention
    • 12th Central and Eastern European Film Festival CinEast, Luxembourg, 2019 - Audience Award For The Best Short Documentary Film is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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