What is Promised Land Art Festival?

Bringing together professionals working in film, gaming, and other creative industries, Promised Land Art Festival is a place for the exchange of knowledge and experience, for networking, and crossing the divide between the digital and the traditional arts.

The event plays host to more than a hundred activities ranging from hands-on workshops, talks and demos, to portfolio review, Q&A and networking sessions. In 2023, Promised Land welcomed nearly 700 participants and, among other, played host to:

of lectures, discussion panels, and Meet the Artist sessions
hours of workshops and masterclasses in digital art using cutting-edge creative software
hours of sculpting and miniature painting workshops with world-renowned artists
of live drawing sessions with professional models.

Acclaimed speakers & industry icons

Leading and collaborating in the festival’s activities were some of the most recognizable names in games, films, and lifestyle such as Capcom, Disney, Pixar Animation Studios, Blizzard, BioWare, MachineGames, Framestore, Platige Image, Lucas Arts, Guerilla Games, Double Negative, Studio TRIGGER, CD PROJEKT RED, and many more.

See what our guests have to say about Promised Land Art Festival below:


Emnet Mulugeta

Cinematic Director

Goodbye Kansas

It's amazing. It's the first time I'm here, I'm blown away by the whole organization, the vibe, the people that I get to meet. I get to meet other peers in the industry, so I'm stoked. Thank you for the invite!


Andy Cung

Director / Writer / Storyboard Artist

The whole staff and team has organized such a great event, the attention to detail and the care… It’s really inspiring to be surrounded by all these amazing artists. Everyone's so passionate about the craft, so I’m going to remember this for a lifetime for sure.


Ben Erdt

Lead Character Artist

Blizzard Entertainment

I feel humble because there's so much talent around here, so many amazing artists, and I feel just tiny.


Michał Makarewicz

Head of Studio Animation

SPIRE Animation Studios

I’m very impressed with the festival. I think the scope of it, the size of it is fantastic, the organization is my favorite. I’ve been to a lot of festivals and I think that was just really nice and refreshing, and the artists that are here are really, really good.


Organizing the festival, in cooperation with the city of Łódź, Poland, and EC1 Łódź – City of Culture is a studio at the heart of the Polish video game industry: CD PROJEKT RED — creators of The Witcher series of games and Cyberpunk 2077.
CD PROJEKT RED is a game development studio founded in 2002. It develops and publishes video games for personal computers and video game consoles. The studio’s flagship titles include The Witcher series of games, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, and the futuristic AAA role-playing game — Cyberpunk 2077, upon which the Netflix anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, created by CD PROJEKT RED and Studio Trigger, is based. Currently, the studio focuses on Phantom Liberty, the spy-thriller expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, as well as the next installment of The Witcher series, which the studio will build using Unreal Engine 5.
One of the important architectural objects in the city centre of Łódź is the complex of buildings of the old Łódź Power Plant. Established in 1907, it currently serves as a cultural institution under the name of „EC1 Łódź — City of Culture”. EC1 hosted such renowned events like Promised Land Art Festival, International Festival of Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, Festival of Theatre Schools, Transatlantic Festival, Animator on Tour and Light Move Festival. It is also a home to the National Centre for Film Culture, Łódź Film Commission and Centre for Comics and Interactive Narration. The EC1 building complex offers events that allow people to spend their free time in a smart and inspiring way.