Success of Polish Shorts and Docs
The year 2012 marked several events of key importance for Polish documentary, short, and animated filmmaking.
"Warsaw 1935" Press Conference
March 15 will mark the theatrical release of Warszawa 1935 (Warsaw 1935), a 3D film presenting Poland's capital in the period before the Second World War. On February 20, the film's press conference was held at Iluzjon cinema, where the film's second trailer was revealed.
Teddy Award for "In the Name Of..."
On February 15, the 27th Teddy Awards for films that focus on LGBT issues were presented at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The Best Film award and the award of the Siegessäule magazine readers went to Polish film W imię... (In the Name Of...) by Małgorzata Szumowska.
"Baby Blues" wins in Berlin!
On 15 February, the Generation section awards were presented at the 63rd International Film Festival in Berlin. The Crystal Bear for best film in the Generation 14 plus section went to Bejbi Blues (Baby Blues) by Katarzyna Rosłaniec. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Hot Docs Focus on Poland
The 20th edition of the Hot Docs festival in Toronto will feature a showcase of recent Polish documentaries.
"Tomorrow Will Be Better" in Japan
Jutro będzie lepiej (Tomorrow Will Be Better) by Dorota Kędzierzawska was released in cinemas across Japan on January 26, 2013. The film had been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
63rd Berlinale Video Coverage
Below are clips featuring video coverage of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, prepared by the Polish Film Institute.
11th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival
The eleventh edition of the Kinoteka Polish Film Festival in London will run from March 7 through March 17, 2013. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"In the Name Of..." Reviews
After the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival world premiere of Małgorzata Szumowska's W imię... (In the Name Of...), co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, the media in Poland and abroad featured a number of positive reviews of this Polish film that screened in Main Competition.
Szumowska's "In the Name Of..." Premieres at 63rd Berlinale
February 8 brought the world premiere of W imię... (In the Name Of...), the latest film from director Małgorzata Szumowska, at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. This film, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, screens in Berlinale's Main Competition.
Polish Presence at Berlinale
February 7 marked the launch of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The festival lineup this year features Polish films that were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The festival runs through February 17.
Polish Films at Dublin IFF
The eleventh edition of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland's largest film event, will run from February 14 through February 24. The festival lineup features several Polish titles.
Polish Films at SXSW Festival
Imagine by Andrzej Jakimowski and Fuck For Forest by Michał Marczak, both co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen at the US-based SXSW Film Festival, which runs from March 8 through March 16, 2013.
Czech Lions Nominations
Three co-productions co-financed by the Polish Film Institute: Ve stinu (In the Shadow) by David Ondříček, Polski film (Polish Movie) by Marek Najbrt, and Konfident (The Confidant) by Juraj Nvota, have been nominated for the 2012 Czech Lions awards.
Polish Short Films in Tampere
March 6 will mark the launch of the 43rd edition of the Tampere International Short Film Festival in Finland. The festival lineup features a selection of Polish films.
New Project by Klimkiewicz
March on the Chilean island of Chiloé will bring the launch of filming of The Time Before, a new short film by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (European Film Award winning Hanoi-Warszawa / Hanoi-Warsaw, Flying Blind) and Dominga Sotomayor, winner of the Golden Tiger Award at the Rotterdam IFF and the Grand Prize of the 12th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF.
Adam Sikora Recognized by Variety
On January 29, Variety magazine published its list of '10 Cinematographers to Watch in 2013'. One of the ten recognized lensers is Polish cinematographer Adam Sikora.
Polish Project Recognized in Trieste
The latest project by Greg Zglinski, known under the working title Ashdriver, received Special Mention of the Jury at the 3rd When East Meets West co-production forum at the Trieste International Film Festival. The film's Polish producer is Łukasz Dzięcioł of Opus Film.
Polish Days: Call for Film Projects
May 31 is the application deadline for the second edition of Polish Days, which will take place during the 13th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław.
Adam Sikora Awarded in the Czech Republic
On January 26, the Association of Czech Film Critics presented awards to the authors of the best films produced in the Czech Republic in 2012. One of the top awards went to Polish cinematographer Adam Sikora; the award for Best Cinematography went to Sikora for his work on Ve stinu (English title: In the Shadow; Polish title: W cieniu) by David Ondříček, a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.