Polish Days 2018: Awarded Projects
Polish Days co-organized by the Polish Film Institute are the most important industry event of New Horizons International Film Festival, where industry representatives including programmers, sales agents, producers, film funds and distributors from all over the world meet to watch the latest Polish films at closed screenings. This year’s edition of Polish Days took place on July 30 – August 1.
Five completed Polish films and nine works-in-progress were shown at closed screenings during the event. Eleven projects in development were also pitched to the international audience. All presentations were followed by one-on-one sessions.
The event has been gaining international interest and strengthening its position in recent years. This year over 200 key Polish and international guests were present in Wrocław, including producers, film funds and festival programmers, as well as a number of international and domestic buyers.
Among the works shown in full at closed screenings were Monument by Jagoda Szelc, The Mute by Bartosz Konopka, A Coach’s Daughter by Łukasz Grzegorzek, White Cube by Wojciech Pustoła, Hurrah, We Are Still Alive by Agnieszka Polska.
Post-production award from ColorOffOn Film went to the project: Simple Things by Grzegorz Zariczny. Main award from Aeroplan Studios (50% discount on foley recording) went to the project Patagonia by Agnieszka Zwiefka, a special mention (a closed screening of the finished movie in Di AERO Theater) to I Never Cry by Piotr Domalewski.
The scholarship from EAVE was awarded to Agnieszka Dziedzic from Koi Studio.
Event partners include the Wrocław Film Commission, the Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, the Łódź Film Commission, the Krakow Film Commission, the Podkarpackie Film Commission, Warmia – Masuria Film Fund, Coloroffon and Aeroplan Studios, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, EAVE . Media partners include Film Pro, Film New Europe and Film & TV Kamera.