Monthly Archives: October 2012

Seattle welcomes Pomerania Region and City of Gdansk

October 22 – A reception was held at Dom Polski Seattle to welcome representatives from high tech and investment organizations in Gdansk, Poland. On hand were leaders from SGSCA, Polish Home, Polish American Chamber, and UW. Pictured below: The govenor of Pomerania Region, Mieczyslaw Struk and the Mayor of Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz were honored guests. Pictured  below are: From left: Danuta Moc (PACCPNW, Director),   Teresa Idelak-Davis (PSCCPNW, President), Mieczyslaw Struk (Marszalek of Pomeranian Voivodeship), Krystyna Untersteiner (UWPSEC , Chair) and Katarzyna Dziwirek (UW Slavic Department, Professor and Chair). Click here to see  images from Oct. 22 and download.

October 23rd – Members of the Gdansk Trade Mission visited with businessmen and women in Silicon Valley, Chicago and Seattle. The Association of Washington Business, Polish American Chamber of Commerce, and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle welcomed them at a presentation and networking reception held at the World Trade Center Seattle on October 23rd. Click here to view all images from Oct. 23 and download.

Teresa Indelak-Davis chats with President of Polish American Chamber of Commerce with Governor of Pomerania Region and Mayor of Gdansk.

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Seattle Polish Film Festival opens October 12

Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association is proud to present the 20th Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival opening on Friday, October 12th, 2012 at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown in Lower Queen Anne. The festival will feature the best picks from new releases, independent films, animated movies, and documentaries. All Polish language films are subtitled in English.

This year’s grand opening will feature the screening of Letters to Santa, romantic comedy set on a Christmas Eve in Warsaw, directed by Mitja Okorn. Special guests at this screening include director Mitja Okorn (Letters to Santa), actress Roma Gasiorowska (Letters to Santa, My Name is Ki and Suicide Room) and actor Michal Zurawski.

Festival highlights include: Rose by Wojciech Smarzowski, a harrowing tale of survival centered on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war; Courage by Greg Zglinski, drama about people whose lives get disturbed by a violent act, which forces them to reveal who they really are and Elles – drama by Malgorzata Szumowska, starring Julette Binoche.

Also recommended are: 80 million, directed by Waldemar Krzystek – a movie about the power of thousands, the courage of hundreds and the friendship of a few, thanks to whom a change of fate of millions became possible; Suicide Room, by Jan Komasa and My Name is Ki by Leszek David.

For more information including film schedules, summaries and guest appearances, please visit the SPFF web site at

Festival passes are $60, tickets are $10, SIFF member ticket price is $5.