On 10 May, during the 71st Cannes International Film Festival, the world premiere took place of the film "Zimna wojna" (Cold War), directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The film was very well received by viewers and film journalists and critics alike.


On the set of Zimna wojna (Cold War)

On the set of co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Zimna wojna (Cold War) we talked to the director and co-writer Paweł Pawlikowski, producer Ewa Puszczyńska, director of photography Łukasz Żal, costume designer Aleksandra Staszko and actors Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot. 


7 Polish Films in Cannes!

On 8 May 2018, the 71st International Film Festival in Cannes will begin. This year is an exceptional one for films supported by the Polish Film Institute – with as many as 7 titles being included in the most important sections of this prestigious event!


CAMERIMAGE 2018 opens for submissions

CAMERIMAGE, the biggest international film festival devoted to the art and craft of cinematography has launched the selection process for its 26th edition. All filmmakers, producers and distributors are invited to submit feature films, documentaries, music videos, TV pilots and student etudes for the festival's consideration.


Plac zabaw (Playground) in Spanish Cinemas

May 25 marks opening night in cinemas around Spain for Plac zabaw (Playground), Bartosz M. Kowalski's debut film co-financed by PISF.


Presentation of Polish films during New Horizons’ Polish Days Goes to Cannes

At the initiative of the Polish Film Institute, the New Horizons International Film Festival is  one of the nine international film festivals to present selected films in the prestigious The Goes to Cannes at the biggest film market, Marché du Film, during the 71th Cannes International Film Festival.


Another Day of Life at Cannes

Damian Nenow and Raúl de la Fuente’s Another Day of Life will be shown during a special screening at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, marking a strong Polish showing at one of the most important film festivals in the world. Polish producer of the film is Platige Films.


"Ayka" at the 71st Cannes Film Festival

Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Ayka - the latest film by Sergei Dvortsevoy has been selected for the Main Competition of the prestigious Cannes festival!


"Fuga" at the 71st Cannes Film Festival

Fuga (Fugue) by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, co-financed by Polish Film Institute, has been selected for the Feature Film section of the 57th edition of La Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was produced by MD4.


"Żniwa" – an International Co-production at the 71st Cannes Film Festival

The film Żniwa (Die Stropers), a French-Polish-Greek-South African co-production, will have its world premiere at the International Film Festival in Cannes. 


"Zimna wojna" at the 71st Cannes Film Festival!

Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Zimna wojna (Cold War) - the latest film by Oscar-winner Paweł Pawlikowski - has been selected for the Main Competition of the prestigious Cannes festival!


"III" and "Inny" in Cannes

The production by Animoon Studio entitled "III", directed by Marta Pajek, has qualified for the Short Film Competition at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, where it has the chance to win a Palme d'Or! The animation "The Other", by Marta Magnuska, produced by the Film School in Łódź, will be shown in the Cinéfondation section.


DOC ALLIANCE: "Scars" at Cannes

The Polish-German co-production entitled "Scars", directed by Agnieszka Zwiefka, has been selected by the organisers of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival for the "Work in Progress" presentation, which will take place as part of the 71st edition of the International Cannes Festival.


Polish producers attending 15th Producers Network at the 71st Cannes FF

Five Polish producers will take part in 15th edition of Producers Network which will take place within the framework of the 71st Cannes International Film Festival.


Happy Easter

Happy Easter from the Polish Film Institute


2018 Polish Film Awards: "Cicha noc" Wins Best Film

Piotr Domalewski's Cicha noc (Silent Night) was voted Best Polish Film at the Polish Film Awards. Cicha noc co-financed by Polish Film Institute won 10 awards.


Polish Films at the 2018 Hot Docs

The Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto runs from April 26 through May 6. The lineup of this year's edition of the festival features five Polish documentaries.


Polish animations in the official selection of the 42nd Annecy Festival

Animated films made by Polish film directors, and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, have been included in the official selection of the Animated Film Festival in Annecy. 


Poles awarded with Cartoon Movie Tributes

There was Polish success with the recent Cartoon Movie Tributes - prizes awarded to outstanding personalities and companies from the world of animation.


DOC LAB POLAND Honoured with the EDN Award 2018

The 14th EDN Award is presented to Adam Ślesicki and Katarzyna Ślesicka from Doc Lab Poland. They receive the award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture through their work in connection with the Doc Lab Poland initiative.