Polish Animations Awarded in Egypt
Polish animated films received two awards at the 16th Ismaila International Festival for Documentaries & Shorts in Egypt. The event ran from June 4 through June 9.
"Fuck For Forest" Receives Special Mention
Michał Marczak's documentary Fuck For Forest received special mention in the Sheffield Green Award competition at the 19th Sheffield Doc/Fest International Documentary Film Festival, which closed on June 16. The film had been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films in Taipei
Several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen in competition and out of competition at the 15th Taipei International Film Festival, which runs from June 28 through July 20, 2013.
"Ziegenort" Wins at Brooklyn FF
Tomasz Popakul's Ziegenort received the award for Best Animated Film at the 16th Brooklyn Film Festival, which closed on June 9.
Polish Film Awarded at Envirofilm
Niedźwiedź władca gór (Lord of the Carpathians), directed by Krystian Matysek, received the Best Documentary Award at the 19th Envirofilm International Environmental Film Festival in Banská Bystrica, which closed on June 8.
Polish Films at 3rd Open City Docs
June 20 will mark the launch of the third edition of the Open City Docs Documentary Film Festival in London. The festival lineup features several Polish films.
"Mitzvah" Wins in Moldova
The documentary Mitzvah, directed by Maciej Grabysa and Witold Gadowski, received an award at the Cronograf Film Festival in Moldova.
Polish Cinema Classics UK Acclaim
The Polish Cinema Classics Vol. II DVD collection, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been very well received in the United Kingdom.
Polish Animations at 37th Annecy IFF
Ten Polish animated films have been selected to screen in competition at the 37th Annecy International Film Festival in France, which runs from June 10 through June 15, 2013. This year Poland is celebrated as guest of honour of the festival.
Polish Films in Sydney
The lineup of this year's Sydney Film Festival features two Polish films: Nieulotne (Lasting) by Jacek Borcuch and Fuck for Forest by Michał Marczak.
Polish Films at 11th Brussels IFF
Four Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen in competition and out-of-competition at the 11th Flagey International Film Festival in Brussels, which runs from June 19 through June 26, 2013.
Polish short films in Cannes [video]
The short feature Olena, directed by Elżbieta Benkowska, screened in the Short Film Competition. The animated film Danse Macabre, directed by Małgorzata Rżanek, graduate of the Graphic Design Department of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, screened alongside 17 other student films in the Cinéfondation section of the festival.
Interview with Roman Polanski [video]
La Vénus à la fourrure (Venus in Fur), directed by Roman Polański and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, screened in Main Competition at the 66 th Cannes International Film Festival. The Cannes screening marked the film's world premiere.
Polish Projects at Cartoon Forum
Two Polish animated series projects have qualified for screening at the Cartoon Forum, which will have its 24th edition between September 17 and September 20, 2013 in Toulouse.
Polish Winners of ScripTeast 2013
Bartosz Konopka and Przemysław Nowakowski have been selected as winners of the seventh edition of the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award for their script entitled Niemy (The Mute). The Award was presented on May 22, 2013 during the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
Polish Films in Padua
Several Polish films are featured in the lineup of the River Film Festival, which runs from May 28 through June 9, 2013 in Padua.
Producers Network: Polish Day
The Producers Network meeting, which took place on May 22 within the framework of the 66th Cannes International Film Festival, featured a presentation of the Polish Film Institute by five film producers from Poland and representatives of the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films at Zlin Film Festival
Several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen at the 53rd International Film Festival for Children and Youth, which runs from May 27 through June 1, 2013 in Zlin.
Interview with Ari Folman in Cannes [video]
The Congress, directed by Ari Folman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was the opening film of this year's Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs). The film's world premiere took place place on May 16.
Wolrd premiere of "The Big Leap"
The world premiere of the Polish-Swedish short The Big Leap will take place on the 24th of May at the SIFF - 39th Seattle International Film Festival. The Polish premiere has already been confirmed at 53rd Krakow Film Festival.