"Life Feels Good" in Spanish Cinemas
Chce się żyć (Life Feels Good), a film directed by Maciej Pieprzyca, was released theatrically in Spain on October 9. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
POLISH FILMS AT 58TH DOK LEIPZIG
The 58th edition of DOK.Leipzig will start on October 26 and run through November 1. The festival lineup features several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
POLAND AT MIA FILM MARKET IN ROME
Polish film industry reps will participate in this year's MIA (Mercato Internazionale dell'Audiovisivo) international film market, which runs from October 16 through October 20 at the 10th Rome International Film Festival.
POLISH FILMS AT THE 59TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
Several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute are in the line-up of the 59th BFI London Film Festival.
"SUMMER SOLSTICE" IN GERMAN CINEMAS
Letnie przesilenie (Summer Solstice), a film directed by Michał Rogalski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released theatrically in Germany on October 22, 2015.
POLISH FILMS NOMINATED FOR 2015 SILVER EYE AWARDS
This year marks the seventh edition of the Silver Eye awards for Best Documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe. Eight Polish films have been nominated in this year's edition of the awards.
MARCIN WRONA'S "DEMON" WINS AT FILM FESTIVALS ABROAD
Demon, a film directed by Marcin Wrona and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has received awards at film festivals in the United States and Israel.
MAGDALENA SROKA IS THE NEW GENERAL DIRECTOR OF THE POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
On October 3, Magdalena Sroka took office as General Director of the Polish Film Institute.
THANK YOU FOR 10 YEARS OF EMOTIONS IN POLISH CINEMA
October 2 marked the last day in office for Agnieszka Odorowicz as head of the Polish Film Institute.
POLISH FILMS IN ROME
Moje córki krowy (These Daughters of Mine) by Kinga Dębska and Crache-Coeur (Raging Rose) by Julia Kowalski will screen at the 10th Rome International Film Festival. The festival runs from October 16 through October 24, 2015.
5TH PLAY POLAND FILM FESTIVAL
The fifth Play Poland Film Festival runs from October 15 through December 2.
THE LAUNCH OF THE POLISH-GERMAN FILM FUND
September 28 marked a press conference at Warsaw's Kultura cinema to launch the Polish-German Film Fund. The agreement bringing the Fund into existence was signed at the conference by General Director of the Polish Film Institute Agnieszka Odorowicz, head of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Kirsten Niehuus, and head of Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung (MDM) Manfred Schmidt.
"THE QUEEN OF SILENCE" WINS GRAND PRIZE IN PERM
Królowa ciszy (The Queen of Silence), a documentary directed by Agnieszka Zwiefka and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Grand Prize at the Flahertiana Film Festival in Perm, which closed on September 24.
"11 MINUTES" POLAND'S OSCAR CANDIDATE
The Oscar Committee appointed by Minister of Culture and National Heritage Małgorzata Omilanowska unanimously selected 11 minut (11 Minutes), a film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, to be Poland's candidate for this year's Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
3RD BAP CINE POLISH FILM FESTIVAL
The third BAP CINE Polish Film Festival in Buenos Aires will run from October 1 through October 7. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
WINNERS OF THE 40TH GDYNIA FILM FESTIVAL
The winners of the 40th Gdynia Film Festival were announced on September 19.
WINNERS OF THE 8TH POLISH FILM INSTITUTE AWARDS
The eighth annual Polish Film Institute Awards ceremony was held on September 16, 2015 at the 40th Gdynia Film Festival. These are Poland's only awards for achievements in promoting Polish cinema.
POLISH FILMMAKERS AWARDED IN VENICE
The 72nd Venice International Film Festival closed on September 12. Polish filmmakers are among this year's Venice award winners.
DIRECTOR MARCIN WRONA DIES AT 42
Marcin Wrona, director of Demon, passed away suddenly on Friday night.
"11 Minutes": Excellent Reviews After World Premiere in Venice
September 9 at the 72nd Venice IFF marked the world premiere of 11 minut (11 Minutes), a film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. Screening in Main Competition, this Polish-Irish co-production has gained acclaim among Polish and international film critics alike.