Polish Documentary Nominated

Atijat, the First Wife - the directorial debut by Anna Błaszczyk, produced by OTO Film Studio and TVP1, has been nominated for the prestigious Golden Panda Award, presented to the best documentary film at the International Documentary Film Festival in Sichuan, China. The festival took place on November 6-8, 2009.


Sputnik Landed in Poland

The most interesting Russian films of recent years, the classics of Soviet cinema, retrospectives of cinema masters Andrei Tarkovsky and Vasili Shukshin, and many films never before screened in Poland. Friday brings the launch of the 3rd Russian Film Festival Sputnik over Poland in Warsaw.


Plus Camerimage Festival

The 17th Annual Plus Camerimage International Festival of the Art of Cinematography will take place between November 28 and December 5. The greatest filmmakers will once again visit Łódź.


Launching the Oscar campaign for Reverse

Reverse, winner of this year's Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, soon to be released in cinemas nationwide, is also Poland's official candidate in the Best Foreign Language Film category for two of the most prestigious awards in the world of film - the Oscars of the Academy of Motion Pictures and the Golden Globes, awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


Recognition for Polish Documentaries

Films by Marcin Janos Krawczyk, Bartek Konopka and Anna Kazejak earned recognition at the East Silver International Film Market, which takes place annually as part of the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.


The Magic Tree Awarded in Chicago

The Magic Tree by Andrzej Maleszka received a special prize known as the Rights of the Child Award at the 26th Chicago International Children's Film Festival, which ended on November 1.


Bagiński Awarded at Animago 2009

Cinematograph by Tomasz Bagiński received the award for Best Short Film at the Animago 2009 international short film festival.


Polish Documentaries in Leipzig

Four Polish films are screening in various competitions at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Lepzig 2009. The festival takes place between October 26 and November 1.


Polish Cinema in Tokyo

There was a Polish stand at the international film market, a Polish feature in competition, and a Polish director in the jury of the Tokyo Film Festival.


Grzyby burzy Awarded in Uppsala

Produced by Serafiński Studio, the Polish animated feature Grzyby burzy by Jan Steliżuk received the award for Best Children's Film at this year's Uppsala International Short Film Festival (19-25 October 2009). This award enables the film to contend for an Academy Award nomination.


Oscar Winners Working on Chopin Project

At a press conference held at Warsaw's Kultura cinema, the creators of the extraordinary Project Chopin talked about what is behind this unique film and why they decided to undertake such a difficult venture.


Prix Europa 2009 for Łoziński

Chemo by Paweł Łoziński won the Prix Europa 2009 for best documentary.


Polish Films at Plus Camerimage

Eight features will compete in this year's Polish Films Competition at the Plus Camerimage International Festival of the Art of Cinematography. The festival will take place between November 29 and December 5, 2009.


The Warsaw Film Festival Audience Awards

The Dark House (Dom zły) by Wojciech Smarzowski and Welcome by Philippe Lioret are both winners of the audience award at the 25th Warsaw Film Festival in the feature film category.


The Dark House Well Received in Tokyo

Two competition screenings of The Dark House by Wojciech Smarzowski at the Tokyo International Film Festival took place on the 19th and 20th of October. The film was warmly received by the festival audience.


Polish Films at the Rome Film Festival

Four Polish films will be screened at this year's Rome International Film Festival.


Winners of the 25th Warsaw Film Festival

The winners of the 25th Warsaw Film Festival have been announced. The awards ceremony was held on Saturday, October 17. The Warsaw Grand Prix was awarded to Jessica Hausner from Austria, for her film Lourdes. The FIPRESCI prize for best Eastern European debut feature went to Borys Lankosz, director of Reverse, the only Polish feature among the awarded titles.


The Magic Tree Goes Abroad

The international premiere of The Magic Tree by Andrzej Maleszka will take place on October 22 in Amsterdam. The film will be screened in competition at CineKid, the world's leading children's film festival.


Rabbit... Shortlisted for Oscars

Rabbit à la Berlin by Bartosz Konopka is one of eight documentary films shortlisted for the 2009 Oscars in the field of Documentary Short Subject.


Europe's Best Cinema is in Kraków!

Kino pod Baranami in Kraków received the Europa Cinemas award for best repertoire.