49th Kraków Film Festival

The 49th Kraków Film Festival, which begins on 29 May, will feature 50 films from around the world, new documentaries by outstanding Polish filmmakers, and the only film market in Poland dedicated to promoting short, animated and documentary films.


"Little Moscow" in main competition at International Film Festival in Moscow

The film Little Moscow (Mała Moskwa) by Waldemar Krzystek has qualified for the main competition at the International Film Festival in Moscow, one of the top festival events in the world of cinema.


"Snow White and Russian Red" in cinemas

The long-anticipated Snow White and Russian Red (Wojna polsko-ruska) by Xawery Żuławski opened Friday in Polish cinemas.


Poland at Cannes Festival

The Polish cinematography stand turned out to be a big hit this year at the Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film). There were also screenings of Polish films and meetings with producers, while the Polish Film Institute (PISF) represented Polish cinematography at the most important film festival in the world.


"All Will Be Well" captures award at festival in Kazakhstan

All Will Be Well (Wszystko będzie dobrze) by Tomasz Wiszniewski was named the best feature film at the Almaty Film Festival in Kazakhstan.


"The Sound of Insects - Record of a Mummy" wins Planete Doc Review

The top award at the Planete Doc Review festival, the Millennium Award, was given to The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy (Odgłosy robaków - zapiski mumii) by Peter Liechti. The story concerns a hunter in a remote forest who discovers the mummified corpse of an elderly man and a detailed journal which reveals he starved himself to death.


"Rabbit à la Berlin" awarded in Toronto

The documentary film Rabbit à la Berlin (Królik po berlińsku) Bartka Konopki won an award at one of the biggest documentary film festivals, the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival. The film was chosen as the best documentary in the medium-length film category.


Szumowska wins Tarnów Film Award

The jury of the 23rd Tarnów Film Award festival, with Dorota Kędzierzawska acting as chairman, awarded the festival's Grand Prix to Małgorzata Szumowska for 33 Scenes from Life (33 sceny z życia).


Retrospective of Polish animated films in Israel

A retrospective of Polish animated films is being staged until 3 June at three locations in Israel. Viewers will see over 50 films during the festival, among whose official guests will be Zbigniew Rybczyński and Izabela Plucińska.


Jerzy Skolimowski a winner at New York festival

Four Nights with Anna (Cztery noce z Anną) by Jerzy Skolimowski won the Krzysztof Kieslowski "Beyond Borders" Award at the 5th New York Polish Film Festival.


"Tricks" in Spanish cinemas

The popular film Tricks (Sztuczki) by Andrzej Jakimowski premiered in Spanish cinemas on 24 April under the title Un cuento de verano.



Polish Cinema goes to Cannes

Viewers will see a wide range of Polish productions and co-productions at the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival which begins on 13 May. There will also be a special stand promoting Polish cinema.


Winners of the 2nd Edition of the Polish Film Institute Awards

The annual Polish Film Institute Awards were handed out yesterday.


The Dark and Silent Ones Awarded in Houston

The Dark and Silent Ones (My, Cichociemni) by Paweł Kędzierski received the Platinum Remi Award for Best Film&Video Documentary at the independent film festival in Houston.


"God's Little Garden" by Jacek Bromski awarded in Houston

Jacek Bromski's film God's Little Garden (U Pana Boga w ogródku) received three awards at the 42nd annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival including the Special Jury Award for Best Feature Film. The film also won the Grand Prix for Best International Film and the award for Best Music for composer Henri Seroka.


French-Belgian film wins Animated Film Festival ReAnimacja in Łódź

The French-Belgian film Malban directed by Elodie Bouedec won the Grand Prix at the fourth edition of the Animated Film Festival in Łódź.


Chilean film "La Nana" wins top award at the Off Plus Camera Festival

Chilean director Sebastián Silva won the Kraków Film Award and a USD 100,000 prize for his film La Nana at the Off Plus Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema. The director will also receive PLN 1 million from the Polish Film Institute (PISF) to produce his next film in Poland.


Exhibition "100 Years of Polish Cinema: 1908-2008" in Berlin

An outdoor exhibition titled "100 years of Polish cinema: 1908-2008," a history of Polish cinematography recounted by shoots from the most important films, fragments of old reviews and film dialogues, went on display near the Polish Institute in Berlin.


10th Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles

Films directed by Kasia Adamik, Magdalena Piekorz, Małgorzata Szumowska, Andrzej Jakimowski, Jerzy Skolimowski, and Maciej Wojtyszko took part in the main competition of the 10th Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles. Adamik's The Offsiders (Boisko bezdomnych) took the Hollywood Eagle Award in the Feature Films competition.


Polish films at New Europe Film Festival in Scotland

Poland films accounted for one-third of the 15 works featured at the Edinburgh New Europe Film Festival, which profiles films from the 12 new European Union member states. Films also were shown from the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary and Romania.