„Ultima Thule: At the end of the world” was a Polish-Icelandic artistic project carried out by The National Film Archive in Warsaw and The Reykjavik Film Academy, i.e. Icelandic film school, in cooperation with the Bio Paradis cinema in Reykjavik, Icelandic Film Centre and the Kvikmyndasafn Íslands film archive. On the Polish part the partners were: KinoPort of the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk and the New Palace Cinema in the Castle Cultural Centre in Poznań. Audio-visual cultural events were held in: Reykjavik (November 12-16, 2015), Gdańsk (February 12-24, 2016), Poznań (February 25, 2016 – March, 8, 2016) and in Warsaw (March 9 – 20, 2016).
All cultural activities – free-of-charge film reviews, workshops for children, meetings with authors, exhibitions, photographic and audio events (field recording workshops) were based on the artistic exchange between these two countries.
Programme of the film reviews was based on emotions. The participants and the viewers of the project were asked, more or less directly, about emotions: what makes us laugh?, what are we afraid of?, what do we miss?. We looked for answers in films, to try and create mutual portraits of Poles and Icelanders.
Ultima Thule was a project supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds.
More about Ultima Thule project: www.ultima-thule.pl/en