"Gods" in Cinemas in the UK and Ireland
Steven Spielberg in Wrocław
7th Kinopolska Festival in Paris
"Joanna" and "Our Curse" Shortlisted for the Oscars
On October 20, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its short list of contenders for the Academy Award in the Documentary Short Subject category. This selection of eight films includes two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute - Joanna, a film by Aneta Kopacz (Wajda Studio), and Nasza klątwa (Our Curse), a film by Tomasz Śliwiński (Warsaw Film School).
"Our Curse" Awarded in Japan and the USA
Conversation with Hagai Levi
During 3. World Conference of Screenwriters in Warsaw we talked to Hagai Levi - a director and screenwriter, mostly known for his series BeTipul, which later became an HBO format, entitled In Treatment in the USA, in Poland known as Bez tajemnic.
Michał Marczak at 2014 CPH:LAB
The Outcome of the WCOS 2014
Recently Warsaw hosted the Third World Conference of Screenwriters, a two-day event for 170 screenwriters from around the world. The event, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, closed with the Warsaw Resolution, which asserts the essential role of the screenwriter in the creative process.
"Wałęsa. Man of Hope" in Sweden
Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope), a film directed by Andrzej Wajda and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Sweden on October 3, 2014.
Polish Films Nominated
Forty films produced or co-produced in Poland will take part in this year's East Silver Market. Seven of these have been nominated for the Silver Eye Awards for best creative documentaries screening at the market. Among these are several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"The Mighty Angel" in Tokyo
Pod Mocnym Aniołem (The Mighty Angel), a film directed by Wojciech Smarzowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in competition at the Tokyo International Film Festival, which runs from October 23 through October 31.
Great reviews of "Ida"
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Estonia, United Kingdom and Ireland on September 26, 2014. Poland's candidate for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award® has been enthusiastically received very well by British film critics.
Award for "When I Am a Bird"
Kiedy będę ptakiem (When I Am A Bird), a documentary directed by Monika Pawluczuk and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been gaining international acclaim. The Signes de Nuit festival in Paris brought a SIGNIS Award for the film, while Prague's Fresh Film Fest awarded Pawluczuk's documentary with a Special Mention of the Jury.
Polish Films at the 30th Haifa IFF
The lineup of the 30th Haifa International Film Festival, which runs from October 9 through October 18, includes several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Ida" Awarded in Helsinki
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received an award at the 27th Love & Anarchy International Film Festival in Helsinki.
"The Shadow Forest" Wins in the US
Las cieni (The Shadow Forest), a short feature film directed by Andrzej Cichocki and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the award for Best Short Film at the 18th Rhode Island International Film Festival in the United States. The film also received the award for Best Editing.
"Hippos" Eligible for Oscar Nomination
Hipopotamy (Hippos), a short film directed by Piotr Dumała and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animated Film Festival. The award makes the Polish animation eligible for an Academy Award® nomination.
"Ida" in Estonia, UK and Ireland
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released theatrically in Estonia, United Kingdom and Ireland on September 26, 2014.
Conversation with Chris Fujiwara
During 39. Gdynia Film Festival we talked to Chris Fujiwara - the only foreign member of the jury in the Young Cinema Competition, artistic director of Edinburgh International Film Festival in the years 2011-2014.
"Gods" Wins the 39th Gdynia Film Festival
The winners of the 39th Gdynia Film Festival have been announced. The festival's top winner was Bogowie (Gods), a film by Łukasz Palkowski, which won a total of five awards, including the top prize: the Golden Lions award for Best Film. The Silver Lions went to Pod Mocnym Aniołem (The Mighty Angel) by Wojciech Smarzowski. The Special Jury Prize went to Obywatel (Citizen) by Jerzy Stuhr. The Platinum Lions for lifetime achievement went to director Sylwester Chęciński.