Held on May 27-31, 2015, the Film Music Festival in Kraków (FMF) was a captivating showcase of the highest quality musical interpretations of the moving image performed by leading musicians and orchestras in Europe and the world. Organized by the Kraków Festival Office and RMF Classic, the festival provides a unique concert experience by setting it to live screenings of the world’s most spectacular films. The 2015 Festival inspired nearly 30 thousand spectators, 3 prestigious awards, 8 main concerts and 25 accompanying events, including: 20 premiere suites, over 680 artists, 94 representatives of the film industry and 34 special guests.
The Festival takes pride in its diversity of featured music and film, all-star roster and the diversity and size of its audience. From retrospective performances of the classics to exclusive ceremonies distinguishing contemporary favorites and celebrating international superstars of the industry, the event’s boldness in production, innovativeness in the sphere of sound and film technology, and outstanding talent is an annual showcase of the best in the film music industry. The Film Music Festival in Kraków has become one of the most widely-recognized Polish cultural exports around the world that has delighted fans since its inception.
In addition to concert programs of internationally renowned scores highlighting such burgeoning areas of the business as the Video Game Show: Critical Hit (May 27) and International TV Series Gala (May 30), this year featured several concerts focused on Polish music:
- Polish Music Gala: Scoring4Wajda (May 28) – exploring this great director through music of the composers who worked with him: Stanislaw Radwan, Wojciech Kilar, Zygmunt Konieczny, Krzysztof Komeda, Andrew Korzyński, Paweł Mykietyn and Krzysztof Penderecki
- BOGOWIE [Gods] Live in concert (May 31) – first ever Festival presentation of a Polish film production (Łukasz Palkowski’s Bogowie) accompanied by live music (score by Bartosz Chajdecki)