Spanish broadcasters must pay for the cinema
The European Court of Justice has issued a ruling that a payment by broadcasters in Spain of 5% of their turnover for domestic film production is in accordance with European law.
Newest script by Małgorzata Szumowska selected for Cannes
The newest script by Małgorzata Szumowska entitled Sponsoring was accepted to the fifth edition of Atelier de la Cinéfondation at the Cannes International Film Festival.
7th New Polish Film Festival Filmland Polen
The 7th New Polish Film Festival, Filmland Polen, will open on Friday in Hannover, Hamburg, Lübeck and Bremen, with screenings of Four Nights with Anna (Cztery noce z Anną) by Jerzy Skolimowski and Circle of Deceit (Die Fälschung) by Volker Schlöndorff.
Annual Polish Film Festival in London
Kinoteka, the 7th Polish Film Festival, will be held in London 12 March-8 April during which films will be presented in six splendid London Institutions: the Barbican, BFI Southbank, Cargo, Prince Charles Cinema, Riverside Studios, and Tate Modern.
Andrzej Wajda awarded in Berlin
Andrzej Wajda received the Alfred Bauer Award for Sweet Rush (Tatarak) at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. The award of the Berlinale's founder is given to directors who set new perspectives of film art.
Polish cinema fest in New York
Last season's most interesting Polish films, meetings with filmmakers, and many other attractions are planned for the annual New York Polish Film Festival. The 5th edition of the festival will be held 5-10 May at the Anthology Film Archives and the Museum of Modern Art.
Filmoteka szkolna inaugurated in Poland
A series of festive opening ceremonies marked the inauguration of Filmoteka szkolna (the School Film Archives), an educational project of the Polish Film Institute (PISF), with activities first in Wrocław and then in Poznań, Lódź, Warsaw, Kraków, Gdańsk and Lublin.
"Sweet Rush" by Andrzej Wajda at the main competition in Berlin
A great success for Polish Cinema! Sweet Rush (Tatarak), the latest film by Andrzej Wajda, qualified for the main competition at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival.
"100 Years of Polish Cinema. 1908-2008" exhibition at the Polish Film Institute
An exceptional exhibition, "100 years of Polish Cinema. 1908-2008", was opened on Tuesday at the Polish Film Institute (PISF). It is a short history of Polish film recounted using shoots, fragments of reviews, film dialogues, commentaries, analyses, and even poems.
Plus Camerimage Awards
The Plus Camerimage 2008 Golden Frog went to Anthony Dod Mantle for the cinematography in Slumdog Millionare at the 16th Plus Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, which has just finished in Łódź. Alan Parker received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Unique Visual Sensitivity.
Legendary Polish actors return to the screen
A film entitled Before the Twilight (Jeszcze nie wieczór) by Jacek Bławut, about the beauty and dignity of old age, drew an emotional reception when it was viewed in the Sejm on 3 December 2009.
"Yodok Stories" by Andrzej Fidyk nominated for Joris Ivens Competition
The latest film by Andrzej Fidyk, Yodok Stories, was nominated for the Joris Ivens Competition together with two other documentaries at the 21st IDFA International Documentary Film Festival. This award is often described as a Documentary Oscar.
Retrospective by Agnieszka Holland in New York
Agnieszka Holland's films will be shown in the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 10 December 2008 to 5 January 2009.
Part 3 of Polish Film School on DVD goes on sale
Birth Certificate (Świadectwo urodzenia) by Stanisław Różewicz, Winter Twilight (Zimowy zmierzch) and Pills for Aurelia (Pigułki dla Aurelii) by Stanisław Lenartowicz, Eva Wants to Sleep (Ewa chce spać) by Tadeusz Chmielewski, and Answer to Violence (Zamach) by Jerzy Passendorfer can be found in the third volume of the DVD series "50 Years of the Polish Film School" ("50 Lat Polskiej Szkoły Filmowej").
"The Mill and the Cross" - New film by Lech Majewski
World-famous stars such as Michael York, Charlotte Rampling and Rutger Hauer were guests at a news conference devoted to the latest film by Lech Majewski entitled The Mill and the Cross (Młyn i krzyż).
"Spring 1941" first Polish-Israeli co-production
Director Uri Barbash and actors Joseph Fiennes, Neve McIntosh and Mirosław Baka took part in a news conference on the occasion of the pre-premiere of Polish-Israeli film Spring 1941.
Polish film retrospective in Mar del Plata
A Polish film retrospective was held during the 23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina.
"Katyń" nominated for European Film Academy Prix d'Excellence
Katyń by Andrzej Wajda is the only Polish production among films nominated for 2008 European Film Academy Prix d'Excellence. Magdalena Biedrzycka received the nomination for costumes.
Polish Film Institute at the American Film Market in Santa Monica
For the first time, the Polish Film Institute (PISF) will represent Polish cinematography on the biggest world film market, the American Film Market in Santa Monica. It will be held 5-12 November.
Polish Film Review in China
A screening of The Pianist (Pianista) by Roman Polański opened the Polish Film Review that took place in Beijing and Kunming.