The screenings will include feature films, such as „Blocks” by Konrad Królikowski, shorts made available by courtesy of the UN-Habitat Better Cities Film Festival, as well as other titles, such as „Copenhagen: Towards Climate Neutrality” by Annette Plomin, Andreas Ammer, and Bianca Hauda or „Breath” by Piotr Biedroń.
Each day, film screenings will be accompanied by meetings with invited guests, including authors of the screened films, local government officials and municipal activists. Invitations to participate in the event have been accepted, among others, by Filip Springer and Beata Chomątowska.
Urban Cinema by Santander will take place on June 28-30 at the Rialto Theatre in Katowice, 24 Św. Jana St. The full programme of the event and the schedule of screenings can be found at https://obserwatorium.miasta.pl/wuf11/wuf-na-miescie/urban-cinema-by-santander/. Admission to the events is free. The cinema space is adapted for wheelchair users.
The World Urban Forum is organised for the eleventh time, but for the first time in Poland, in Katowice. The idea of the World Urban Forum was initiated in 2001 by UN-HABITAT. Its first host was Nairobi, and subsequent editions were held in Barcelona, Vancouver, Nanjing, Rio de Janeiro, Naples, Medellin, Kuala Lumpur and Abu Dhabi. This largest international event aims to raise awareness of sustainable urbanisation among a wide range of stakeholders. It takes place every two years and hosts over 20,000 participants representing governments, regions, cities, NGOs and financial institutions. In addition to the main programme, as part of the World Urban Forum, Katowice will host many accompanying events in the urban space. The full list of events can be found at https://wuf11.katowice.eu/pl/11-scen.htm.