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The Green Border

feature film

GREEN BORDER is a fictional story based on real events that happened and are happening within sight of us, on the Polish-Belarusian border. Three perspectives are intertwined in the film - those of refugees, Polish activists and border guards. The film is an incredibly powerful and emotional story about people experiencing border situations. Producer Šárka Cimbalová joined forces again with one of the world's most prominent contemporary directors, Agnieszka Holland. Films by the renowned Polish filmmaker have won dozens of top international awards, including Oscar nominations.

The film was released in the Czech Republic on 19 October 2023. It won the Special Jury Prize in Venice, and was nominated for the European Film Awards in the categories of Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay.  It has won many awards around the world (e.g. in Morocco, France, Italy, Turkey, etc.) and has been included in the competition sections of all the world's film festivals, such as New York and Toronto. In 2024, director Agnieszka Holland and producer Šárka Cimbalová won the Czech Lion Awards for Exceptional feat in the area of audio-visual arts. In the same year, The Green Border  won Best Film at the 26th Polish Film Academy’s Polish Film Awards.

Agnieszka Holland

Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Łazarkiewicz-Sieczko, Agnieszka Holland

Marcin Wierzchoslawski, Agnieszka Holland, Fred Bernstein

Šárka Cimbalová, Maria Blicharska-Lacroix, Damien McDonald, Diana Elbaum, David Ragonig, Česká televize, Státní fond kinematografie

Mike Downey, Jeff Field, Emir Külal Haznevi, Daniel Bergmann

Jalal Altawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Tomasz Włosok, Behi Djanati Atai, Mohamad Al Rashi, Po Dalia Joqascape, Dalia Naous, Joely Mbundu, Piotr Stramowski, Marta Stalmierska, Agata Kulesza, Maciej Stuhr, Magdalena Popławska

Tomasz Naumiuk

Roman Dymny

Frédéric Vercheval

Pavel Hrdlička

Aneta Brzozowska

Katarzyna Jedrzejczyk

Katarzyna Lewinska 


  • AFI Fest (USA)
  • Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival (USA)
  • Athens International Film Festival (Greece)
  • ARCA Cinema Giovani Award - Best Film of Venezia 780 (Italy)
  • Arcs Film Festival Univerciné Award (France)
  • Arras Film Festival (France)
  • Art-House Film Festival (USA)
  • Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (Georgia)
  • Busan International Film Festival (South Korea)
  • CitéCiné - International Political Film Festival (France)
  • Chicago International Film Festival - Audience Choice Award - Best International Feature (USA)
  • Czech Lion Awards (Czech Republic) - Exceptional feat in the area of audio-visual arts
  • Denver Film Festival (USA)
  • Ekran Polish Film Festival (Canada)
  • European Film Awards - Nominee: European Film, European Director, European Screenwriter
  • Festival Ciné Monde Le Roc in La Ferrière (France)
  • Festival du Film Politique CitéCiné in Carcassonne Grand Prix (France)
  • Festival International du Film d’Histoire in Pessac Prix du Jury étudiants (France)
  • Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon – Audience Award (France)
  • Festival Premiers Plans in Angers (France)
  • Festival Un Etat du Monde au Forum des Images in Paris (France)
  • Filmfestival Oostende (Belgium)
  • Festival Finale Plzen (Czechia)
  • Festival International du Film d'Histoire de Pessac - Students Jury Award (France)
  • Festival do Rio (Brazil)
  • Fokus Festival Semily (Czechia)
  • Green Drop Award - Green Cross Italia (Italy)
  • Hamptons International Film Festival (USA)
  • Houston Polish Film Festival (USA)
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
  • International Crime and Punishment Film Festival - Audience Award (Turkey)
  • Kyiv Critics Week (Ukraine)
  • Leoncino d’Oro Award - Agiscuola - Cinema for UNICEF (Italy)
  • LEFFEST – Lisbon Film Festival (Portugal)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival - Audience Award (France)
  • Madison Polish Film Festival (USA)
  • Marrakech International Film Festival NIMED Award - Prize for cultural diversity (Morocco)
  • New York Film Festival (USA)
  • NYU private students screening (USA)
  • One World Festival (Czechia)
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival - MOZAIK Bridging the Borders Award (USA)
  • 26th Polish Eagles (Best film, Poland)
  • Premio CinemaSarà - Cineteca Italiana di Milano (Italy)
  • Puerto Rico European Film Festival (Puerto Rico)
  • Philadelphia Film Festival (USA)
  • Pittsburgh Polish Film Festival (USA)
  • Polish Film Festival in America - Grand Prix Chicago Film Critics Award (USA)
  • Princeton University Screening (USA)
  • Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cannes Audience Award & Grand Prix (France)
  • SEMINCI - Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (Spain)
  • Seattle Frontline Poland International Film Festival (USA)
  • Sorriso Diverso Venezia Award XI edition - Associazione studentesca UCL (Italy)- Best Foreign Film
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan)
  • Tertio Millennio Film Fest - Fuoricampo Award (Italy)
  • Toronto International Film Festival (Canada)
  • Venice International Film Festival - Special Jury Prize (Italy)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada)
  • Viennale (Austria)
  • Windsor International Film Festival (Canada)
  • Zurich Film Festival (Switzerland)
  • 3Kino Film Fest - International Film Festival (Czechia) - Best Film Award