About us

The Ad Arte Foundation was created in 2003 and since its beginning it has specialised in short films. Since 2009 the Foundation has organised the Short Waves Festival which is its biggest project and core of its activities. It operates at the intersection of film, art and music. The foundation provides its audience constant access to unconventional cultural events such as film screenings with exceptional audiovisuals, exhibitions and workshops.

Apart from the Short Waves Festival, the Ad Arte Foundation realises such projects as Urban View which is devoted to urban matters, Polish Wave an international project popularising Polish short films or Film Autumn a local project spurring cultural life in the last quarter of a year. For 10 years the foundation has organized screenings of Future Shorts in Poland.

One of the main activities of the Foundation is distribution of short films in Poland and abroad. Thanks to the cooperation with numerous partners, the Foundation organises several hundred screenings a year.

The Foundation Ad Arte largely relies on the cooperation with such partners as: the City of Poznań, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the Polish Film Institute.

If you’re interested in the cooperation with the Foundation, feel free to contact us.