22-30 September 2008
Kraków, Nowy Sącz, Tarnów
From the very first edition the program of the Festival consisted not only of screenings, but all audiences were also invited to a variety of events and activities. These included gaming sessions on the big screen, playing on a real movie set, workshops and a costume ball.
There were no entrance fees for any of the events.
The program and artistic coordination was carried by the Polish Filmmakers Association (Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich).
In 2008 Galicja Festiwal has awarded two Special Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in the Sphere of Film Production for Children and Youth.
Two special guests have been awarded – Zdzisław Kudła and Derek Horne.
Competition Jury: Jacek Bromski, Ryszard Rutkowski
- Competition Films:
- Main Prize: Atras das nueves, dir. J. Queiroga – feature, POR
- Suden arvouitus, dir. R. O. Niemi – feature, FIN/GB
- The Blindganger, dir. B. Sahling – feature, GER
- Forortsungar Kidz rule dis’hood, dir. Y. Gustavsson, C. Edfeldt – feature, SWE
- Paard vanSinnterklaas, dir. M. Kamp – feature, NL/DEN
- The Liar Shepard, dir. S. Hassanpour – feature, Iran
- Choo-choo, dir. G. Bardin – short, RU