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Polish Films in Busan

The lineup of the 17th edition of the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, which runs from October 4 through October 13, features a number of Polish films - not only classics, but also some of the most recent productions.

11.09.2012

Polish Films Run for EFA Noms

W ciemności (In Darkness) by Agnieszka Holland, Róża (Rosa) by Wojciech Smarzowski, and Courage by Roman Polanski are among the 47 films shortlisted for the final nominations for the European Film Awards. The nominees will be selected by members of the European Film Academy.

11.09.2012

On the Set of "Warsaw"

The banks of the Vistula river were transformed for a few nights into the set of the Polish-Norwegian co-production Warszawa (Warsaw), directed by Leiv Igor Devold. The film features performances by Polish actors Andrzej Chyra and Sylwia Juszczak.

04.09.2012

"The Photograph" Awarded in Montreal

Zdjęcie (The Photograph), directed by Maciej Adamek, received the Silver Zenith Award at the 36th World Film Festival in Montreal, which closed on September 3. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

04.09.2012

"80 Million" Is Poland’s Oscar Candidate

The Oscar committee, launched by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski on July 20, selected 80 milionów (80 Million) by Waldemar Krzystek as Poland's candidate for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Members of the commission were: Juliusz Machulski (chairman), Tomasz Bagiński, Robert Gliński, Andrzej Jakimowski, Jan Komasa, Agnieszka Odorowicz, Waldemar Pokromski, Paweł Potoroczyn, and Grażyna Torbicka.

31.08.2012

Polish Films - International Audience

A special event for industry professionals will be held in Warsaw between September 25 and September 27, 2012 in Warsaw. "Polish Films - International Audience. Warsaw Meetings with International Sales Agents" will be a series of meetings of Polish film producers with representatives of international sales agents. The event is organized by the Polish Film Institute, Media Desk Poland, and the Wajda School.

28.08.2012

Polish Films on Festival Scope Website

Several Polish films will be available for the next three months on Festival Scope, a website dedicated to film festivals, sales agents, and international distributors. Among them are films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

27.08.2012

Polish Project Awarded in Romania

Polish feature Hel by Katia Priwiezencew and Paweł Tarasiewicz received the award for Best Film Project at the Golden Carpathian international film market in Romania.

27.08.2012

Chyra Stars in Co-Production Pic

August 27, 2012 will mark the first day of shooting on the medium-length feature Warszawa, directed by Leiv Igor Devold. The film is an international co-production, with one of the lead roles played by Polish actor Andrzej Chyra.

27.08.2012

"Vulture" Featuring Music by Archive

January 11 will mark the Polish theatrical release of Sęp (Vulture), the feature debut from acclaimed stage director Eugeniusz Korin. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The score for the film will be written by British band Archive.

24.08.2012

"Shameless" at Chicago IFF

The first titles in the lineup of the upcoming 48th Chicago International Film Festival have been announced. One of the films to screen at this festival is Bez wstydu (Shameless), directed by Filip Marczewski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The Chicago International Film Festival runs from October 11 through October 25.

24.08.2012

"The Mole" in French Cinemas

Kret (The Mole) by Rafael Lewandowski will be released in French cinemas on September 12, 2012. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

23.08.2012

"Rosa" at Riga Film Festival

The first edition of a new film event entitled FF Riga will run from September 10 through September 12. This festival was established to continue the mission of the "Arsenals" festival that had been organized annually in Riga for the past 20 years.

22.08.2012

Film on Opałka Awarded in Montreal

Opałka - jedno życie, jedno dzieło (Opałka - One Life, One Oeuvre),  directed by Andrzej Sapija, received the Grand Prize at the 30th International Festival of Films on Art. The festival ran from March 15 through March 25, 2012 in Montreal. Opałka - One Life, One Oeuvre was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

21.08.2012

"Battleheart" Wins Award in Locarno

Serce do walki (Battleheart), directed by Tomasz Matuszczak, received special recognition at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

20.08.2012

Polish Films in Leipzig

Four Polish films will screen at the Filmkunst Messe in Leipzig. Screenings of these Polish films are organized with support from the Polish Film Institute.

17.08.2012

Polish Premiere Films in Toronto

The upcoming Toronto International Film Festival will mark the world premieres of Baby Blues by Katarzyna Rosłaniec and Imagine by Andrzej Jakimowski. The festival will also feature the premiere screening of an international co-production with Polish involvement - Igor i podróż żurawi (Igor and the Cranes' Journey) by Evgany Ruman.

16.08.2012

Documentaries from Wajda School online

Nine documentaries developed in Wajda School and produced by Wajda Studio are available on Doc Alliance's website for free from August 6th till August 13th.

09.08.2012

Two Polish Films in Montreal

Obława (Manhunt) by Marcin Krzyształowicz and Zdjęcie (The Photograph) by Maciej Adamek will screen in competition at the 36th Montreal International Film Festival in Montreal. The festival runs from August 23 through September 3, 2012. Both films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

08.08.2012

Step In Day at Locarno IFF

The Step In Day conference was a presentation of the Eastern European film industry, organized on August 5 within the framework of Industry Days at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival. The Polish Film Institute was among the organizing partners of this event.

07.08.2012