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Octopus Film Festival is a festival of genre cinema, which has been held in Gdansk since 2018. The festival draws on the idea of site-specific screenings, presenting films in unique places (former shipyard halls, outdoor locations) and circumstances, which reminds viewers of how unique a film screening can be.

In 2020, the Octopus Film Festival was one of the few Polish festivals that took place fully stationary.

Since 2020, the Audience Award in the Main Competition of the festival has been awarded.

2020 VHYes dir. Jack Henry Robbins
2021 Bloody Hell dir. Alister Grierson
2022 Coupez! dir. Michel Hazanavicius

2023 Robot Dreams dir. Pablo Berger

In 2022, the “Inkous Tentacle” award for lifetime achievement was awarded for the first time. The award went to the Italian director Enzo G. Castellari.

Organizer: Velvet Spoon