Winners at Era New Horizons

Rain of the Children by Vincent Ward was awarded with Grand Prix at the 8th International Film Festival Era New Horizons.


"Film Summer" Film and Art Festival - time for scriptwriters

The 14th "Film Summer" aroused great interest in the viewers. For the first time it takes place in Warsaw. The most successful is Script Festival organised in the buildings of University of Warsaw Library.


World premieres of "Katyń" by Andrzej Wajda

Premieres of the Oscar nominee Katyń by Andrzej Wajda will be held throughout the summer at international festivals around the world. On 29 June a screening will take place in St. Petersburg.


"The Youth and Film" - The Festival of Film Debuts in Koszalin

There are eight feature films and almost 50 shorts in the competition at the Festival of Film Debuts in Koszalin.


Awards at the 48th Kraków Film Festival

The Golden Horn Award - Predstavlenye directed by Siergey Loznitsa. The Golden Dragon - Alumbramiento by Eduardo Chapero-Jackson. The Golden Hobby-Horse - Gugara by Jacek Nagłowski and Andrzej Dybczak.



"Tulpan" awarded in Cannes

International co-production Tulpan directed by Siergiej Dworcewoj won the prestigious section "Un Certain Regard" at the Cannes Film Festival.


Poland at the 61st Cannes Film Festival

Poland will show Four Nights with Anna (Cztery noce z Anną) by Jerzy Skolimowski, Katyń by Andrzej Wajda, the feature documentary Gugara, and students' études. The Polish stall has a prominent place next to the Festival's Palace.


"Variety" with special supplements about Polish cinema

"Spotlight Poland" is the title of a special supplement in the leading industry magazine "Daily Variety" which was published on 19 May.


Film "Up the Yangtze" a winner at 5th Planete Doc Review

A film by Yung Chang received the Grand Prix at the Planete Doc Review Film Festival. Over 20 000 viewers watched 106 documentary films during the event.


The establishment of the Andrzej Munk Studio "The Youth and Film"

It is to be a place of unrestricted freedom for young filmmakers to pursue creativity, invention, and aesthetic quests. An agreement on creating the Andrzej Munk Studio was signed by Bogdan Zdrojewski, Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Agnieszka Odorowicz, General Director of the Polish Film Institute, and Jacek Bromski, President of the General Board of the Polish Filmmakers Association.


New Polish Film Festival Filmland Polen in Germany

The 6th New Polish Film Festival Filmland Polen 2008 is in progress. Films are being presented in Hannover, Hamburg, Lübeck and Bremen.


Polish Film Festival in Moscow

Sixteen Polish films will be shown at the Polish Film Festival in Moscow which lasts 14-20 April. The audience will choose the best one.


Awards at 9th International Film Festival "Crossroads of Europe"

The film The First Day (Pierwszy dzień) by Marcin Sauter was awarded the Grand Prix at the 9th International Film Festival "Crossroads of Europe" in Lublin. The Special Award funded by the Polish Film Institue was presented by General Director Agnieszka Odorowicz to the film The Independent (Niezależni) by Jacek Talczewski.


Celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Polish animation

Last weekend the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Polish animation began in Wrocław with a concert, "Gloria Animatoris!", directed by Kasia Adamik.


An Oscar for the animated film "Peter and the Wolf"

The Polish-British co-production Peter and the Wolf (Piotruś i wilk) received the American Film Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film of 2008.


Angela Merkel at premiere of "Katyń" in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended the international premiere of Katyń by Andrzej Wajda during the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. The audience warmly received the film.


Poland at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival

At this year's Berlinale, besides the Oscar-nominated film Katyń by Andrzej Wajda, viewers will see the short animation Kizi Mizi by Mariusz Wilczyński and two films in the framework of the International Film Market.


Debate about Regional Film Funds in Kraków

How local government can support film production - a discussion among guests from Poland and Europe in Kraków.


Andrzej Wajda celebrates nomination for Oscar Award

"It would not be bad if I got the Oscar," said Andrzej Wajda after being notified he had been nominated for an Academy Award for his film Katyń. "When I received the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement, I felt as if I were getting an award for old people."


"Katyń" by Andrzej Wajda and "Peter and the Wolf" ("Piotruś i wilk") nominated for Oscars

Katyń was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Award, and the Polish-British Peter and the Wolf by Suzie Templeton was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Award.