You can find documentaries, features, animations, experimental films, recordings of theatre and opera plays, and coverage of cultural and social events there. The materials originate from various sources; the National Audiovisual Institute, film studios, cultural institutions, broadcasters and independent producers.
All the materials are categorised into thematic groups with search options including: music, arts, theatre and opera, literature, about film, documentaries, history and politics, debates and conferences, festivals, interviews, and reviews.
NINATEKA features a large collection of Polish animated films dating back to 1950s, 1960s and 1970s authored by Witold Giersz, Zofia Ołdak and Stefan Szwakopf.
The most valuable materials include these related with theatre and opera, to mention more than a dozen major performances of recent years: Macbeth directed by Andrzej Wajda; 2007: Macbeth - a well known play directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna; H. directed by Jan Klata, and The Tempest directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski.
Film materials include short films by outstanding Polish directors who graduated from the Łódź Film School; Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Marek Piwowski, Krzysztof Zanussi, and Agnieszka Osiecka.
The documentaries feature major personalities of Polish culture, to mention Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, Tadeusz Borowski, Sławomir Mrożek and Adolf Dymsza.
You can also watch and listen to concerts registered during the Paweł Szymański Music Festival, European Culture Congress (concerts by Krzysztof Penderecki), and performances recorded during the Warsaw Fall Festival. At video library you can find popular music videos and several concerts by the “Ministry of Sound”, in which Polish bands feature; Cool Kids of Death, Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa, Vavamuffin, Frenchman, Noko and Novika. The audio library includes an extensive presentation of contemporary music by Polish composers, such as: Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Witold Lutosławski, Krzysztof Penderecki, as well as performances of classics by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms interpreted by Polish Radio Orchestra.
The audio library features the recordings of interesting debates and lecturers, to mention open lectures at the National Theatre given in the years 1999 - 2007 by literary, film and theatre critics, arts historians, actors, journalists, directors and essayists.