About us

pho­to: Daw­id Majewski

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 Film City, Film Autumn, Week­ly — urban film screen­ings and indus­try events under the sign of Poz­nań ID. For 10 years the foun­da­tion has orga­nized screen­ings of Future Shorts in Poland. Since 2020, the Ad Arte Foun­da­tion is part of the inter­na­tion­al Kine­Dok net­work aimed at pop­u­lar­iz­ing full-length doc­u­men­taries. The project was ini­ti­at­ed by the Insti­tute of Doc­u­men­tary Film (IDF) in Prague.

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.