Polish Film Festival

18th Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival

Special guest, actress Katarzyna Figura and Dr. Michal Friedrich (SPFF Artistic Director) smile for the camera at the festival’s opening gala held at Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union.  She appears in “Wonderful Summer” by Ryzard Brylski.  Also in attendance is director Ryzard Brylski.  Click here to view all the images.

Katarzyna Figura and Dr. Michal Friedrich


director Ryzard Brylski



Current · Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association

Seattle Gdynia Sister City celebrates 20th Anniversary

It was a gathering of Seattle Gdynia Sister City members to celebrate 20 years of accomplishments by civilian ambassadors to Gdynia, Poland.  Our special guest was Joanna Leman, Foreign Relations Department Manager, City of Gdynia, Poland. She presented some very special gifts to the association including a lovely glass sculpture congratulating us on our 20 years of service.  Past SGSCA Presidents were recognized and each expressed unique stories pertaining to their involvement.  You can view all the images by clicking here.

SGSCA past presidents gather at Ivar's

Joanna Leman presents gift to Alan Jawarski, SGSCA PresidentGlass sailing ship from Gdynia presented to SGSCA

Polish Film Festival

17th Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival highlights

Once again the Seattle Gdynia Sister City presented the 17th Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival. I was on hand for the opening night screening of “Warsaw Dark” with special guest Leslaw Zurek, a young stage and cinema actor from Wroclaw, Poland.  His biggest wish was to visit Roslyn!

Next up was the Festival Gala. Supporters of the festival were invited to a red carpet affair and meet Szymon Bobrowski, another young television and film actor. He was special guest for the screening of “Hania” and “The Reliable System”.

You can view all the images here: http://www.gailannphotography.com/SPFF09/

My sister Barb hams it up with Leslaw Zurek.

Leslaw says hello to our guests all the way from Racine, Wisconsin!


Szymon Bobrowski walks the red carpet and autographs our poster…


Szymon receives gifts from SGSCA President Debra Markert and Film Director Greg Plichta.


Girls just wanna have fun on the red carpet…