"The Congress" Among Europe's Best Animated Films
After announcing the list of 46 titles eligible for this year's European Film Awards, the European Film Academy presented three feature animated films in the running for the award for Best European Animation. One of the selected titles was The Congress, a film directed by Ari Folman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
29th Warsaw Film Festival
The 29th edition of the Warsaw Film Festival will run from October 11 through October 20, 2013. The festival is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Docs at 5th DokuBazaar
Twelve Polish films have been selected to screen in the lineup of the DokuBazaar International Documentary Film Festival, which runs from September 30 through October 2 in Ljubljana.
Polish Films at CinEast
Several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen at the 6th CinEast International Film Festival, which runs in Luxembourg from October 9 through October 27, 2013.
Nomination for "The Big Leap"
The Big Leap, a film by Kristoffer Rus, is one of five films nominated for the best short film award at the UK-based Raindance festival.
Silver Eye Award Nominations
This year's Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival launches on October 24. The festival framework includes the tenth edition of the East Silver Market, which will feature a substantial number of Polish films, 15 of which have been nominated for the Silver Eye Award.
"We Will Be Happy One Day" Wins
Paweł Wysoczański's documentary Kiedyś będziemy szczęśliwi (We Will Be Happy One Day) received the award for Best Documentary Film at the 10th Jameson CineFest International Film Festival in Hungary, which closed on September 21.
"Papusza" Awarded in Macedonia
For their work on Papusza, Krzysztof Ptak and Wojciech Staroń received a cinematography award at the 34th Manaki Brothers International Film Festival, which closed on September 20.
"Burning Bush" in Oscar® Running
Members of the Czech Film and Television Academy (ČFTA) selected Burning Bush by Agnieszka Holland to represent the Czech Republic in the running for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.
"Viva Bel@rus!" Awarded in Istanbul
Żywie Biełaruś (Viva Bel@rus!), a film directed by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz, received the Golden Scales Award, the grand prize of the third edition of the 'Crime and Punishment' Festival in Istanbul.
Polish Films at 29th Haifa IFF
The lineup of the 29th Haifa International Film Festival features several Polish films that have been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The festival runs through September 28, 2013.
"Świteź" Wins in Belarus
Świteź (The Lost Town of Świteź), a film directed by Kamil Polak and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has won the Animaevka International Animated Film Festival in Belarus.
Play Poland Film Festival 2013
The third edition of Play Poland Film Festival will run from October 3 through December 12, 2013. The festival is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Oscar® Candidate
Committee members selected Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope), directed by Andrzej Wajda, to represent Poland in the running for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
"Floating Skyscrapers" at CineFest
Tomasz Wasilewski's Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) screened in Miskolc at the 10th Jameson CineFest International Film Festival on September 16. The film is one of the contenders in the festival's Main Competition.
38th Gdynia Film Festival. Interview with Paweł Pawlikowski
During the 38th Gdynia Film Festival, we interviewed Paweł Pawlikowski, who wrote (together with Rebecca Lenkiewicz) and directed the award-winning feature Ida.
"Ida" Awarded in Toronto
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the FIPRESCI Jury Prize in the Special Presentations section of the 38th Toronto International FIlm Festival, which closed on September 15.
"Floating Skyscrapers" in Zurich
Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers), a film directed by Tomasz Wasilewski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been selected for screening in the Feature Film Competition at the 9th Zurich International Film Festival, which runs from September 26 through October 6, 2013.
"Ida" Wins 38th Gdynia Film Festival!
The winners of the 38th Gdynia Film Festival have been announced. The top winner of the festival was Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, winning a total of four awards, including the festival's grand prize: the Golden Lions Award for Best Film. The Silver Lions Award went to two films: W imię... (In the Name Of...) by Małgorzata Szumowska and Chce się żyć (Life Feels Good) by Maciej Pieprzyca. The jury also gave a Special Jury Prize to Miłość (Loving) by Sławomir Fabicki and Bejbi Blues (Baby Blues) by Katarzyna Rosłaniec. The Platinum Lions Award for Lifetime Achievement went to director Jerzy Antczak.
"Floating Skyscrapers": A Word from the Filmmakers
At the 38th Gdynia Film Festival, we interviewed the creators of Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers): director-screenwriter Tomasz Wasilewski and lead actor Mateusz Banasiuk.