24th Pol’and’Rock Music Festival
Short Documentary

I wanted to share my second directorial film, a short documentary about one of the biggest music festivals in the world. This year there were approximately 700K people, and a few years ago the biggest number was 850K.

The film is mostly in Polish with English subtitles available.

The festival is set in Poland and it is completely free, it is organized as a payback for volunteers who collect donations for the The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. 

It was called the Polish Woodstock for 23 years but this year they were forced to change the name due to trademark issues.

I made the film for a production company I work for, Papaya Films, without a sponsor brand, so there was nothing we could or couldn’t show. In less than 2 weeks, the film reached over 607.000 views on various online channels.


Pol'and'Rock Festival is one of the most interesting cultural events on the map of Europe. What is the phenomenon all about? Why does it attract hundreds of thousands of people every year? In the heat of almost forty degrees Celcius, traveling tens of kilometers a day, the team of Papaya Films sought to explain the sensation of one of the largest festivals in the world. The story told through the perspective of die-hard visitors of the event, is a testimony to the gigantic community that has developed over the years, organized by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. Before you is a film that is part of the short documentary series, Papaya Films Present Stories - "Mom! I'm good over here" directed by Michał Panasiuk and Ewa Pazera.

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