FORCE OF LIFE Film Festival

This year’s festival is dedicated to the FORCES OF LIFE – to what makes us want to live regardless of the circumstances, rejoice in the very fact of existence, start another day with enthusiasm, desire…, strive…, love…, overcome obstacles…, be faithful to our values… Where to get these forces from, how to maintain them within oneself? They seem to be so natural, but often, when everything falls apart, when adversity, loneliness, discouragement or crisis come, it turns out that they are not there. The scarcity, sometimes almost lack of what, in the context of the festival, we call LIFE FORCES, experienced by so many, seems to be a problem with serious social consequences. We live in a world where more and more people do not enjoy life, do not see the future, do not find the strength to face the challenges of another day…

The festival will be held
at Kępa Cinema, PROM Kultury
Warsaw, 23 Brussels Street.

School children and teachers are invited to free screenings
on 8 November, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Adult audience interested in all that concerns LIFE FORCE
as well as fans of committed cinema
are invited to the ticketed FILM MARATHON ended with a gala
on 10 November, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The screening program as well as film descriptions
will be published on the festival website in October.
The screenings will be accompanied by meetings with directors
and promotions of publications covering festival topics
in the spacious foyer of the cinema.

The second part of the festival, carried out via ticketed on-line streaming
will be held on November 11 -30, 2023


The concept of LIFE FORCE was formulated by psychologist and philosopher Viktor Frankl. Frankl believed that life forces are an innate and inherent part of human nature, that they are complex psychological constructs that promote development and search for meaningful life, which consist of beliefs, attitudes, motivations, values and other aspects of personality.

According to Viktor Frankl, the main forces of life are: love, creativity, knowledge, searching for the meaning of life and purpose, helping others, fun and humor, movement and physical activity, contact with nature, spirituality, freedom.

Forces of life are powerful resources that support man in difficulties. A person motivated by the forces of life is more willing to take risks, overcome obstacles and achieve goals. It is also easier for him/her to remain hopeful and optimistic in the face of adversity.