Polish Films at Let's CEE FF

Several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen in competition and out of competition at the 2nd Let's CEE Film Festival, which runs in Vienna from September 13 through September 21, 2013.


Polish Films at Anima Mundi 2013

Polish animated films will once again feature in the lineup of the Anima Mundi festival, which runs from August 2 through August 11 in Rio de Janeiro and from August 14 through August 18 in São Paulo. The festival will be accompanied by a retrospective entitled 'The Polish Animation School - Past and Future Generations'.


Roman Polański Retrospective in Berlin

A retrospective of films by Roman Polański will run in Berlin from August 16 through August 25, 2013. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


Polish Films in Varna

Two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Bez wstydu (Shameless) by Filip Marczewski and Miłość (Loving) by Sławomir Fabicki, will screen at the 'Love Is Folly' International Film Festival, which runs from August 30 through September 7, 2013 in Varna.


13th T-Mobile New Horizons Winners

July 28, 2013 brought the closing of the 13th edition of the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival. The festival's Grand Prix went to the Russian productionCelestial Wives of the Meadow Mari, directed by Alexey Fedorchenko. The festival was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


SOFA - School of Film Agents

July 26, 2013 marked the press conference for a new film initiative, held at the 13th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław. The new project, entitled SOFA (School of Film Agents) is the brainchild of Berlinale programmer Nikolaj Nikitin.


Andrzej Chyra Recognized in Serbia

July 19 brought the close of the 20th European Film Festival in Palić, Serbia. Andrzej Chyra received special mention of the jury for his performance in Małgorzata Szumowska's feature W imię... (In the Name Of...).


"Our Curse" in Locarno

The lineup of the 66th Locarno International Film Festival, which launches on August 7, features the film Nasza klątwa (Our Curse), directed by Tomasz Śliwiński. Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Śliwiński's picture is a documentary student film, made at the Warsaw Film School.


Polish Projects at Ex Oriente Film

The first edition of the Ex Oriente Film international documentary film workshop will launch on July 17 in Rijeka, Croatia. Several Polish filmmakers are among participants of this year's edition.


Polish Films Awarded in Marseille

Two Polish films, Sieniawka by Marcin Malaszczak and Świat w budowie (Holy Field Holy War) by Lech Kowalski, have received awards at the FID International FIlm Festival in Marseille.


Award for Katarzyna Kwiatkowska

Katarzyna Kwiatkowska received the Best Actress Award of the Voices International Festival in Vologda for her performance in Dzień kobiet (Women's Day), a film directed by Maria Sadowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


Polish Films Awarded at 48th Karlovy Vary IFF

The 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has drawn to a close. Two Polish films received awards at the closing gala of this year's edition of the festival. Papusza by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze received Special Mention of the Main Competition Jury, while Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) by Tomasz Wasilewski received the Crystal Globe for Best Film in the East of the West competition.


Polish Screenwriters' Achievements

Screenplays written by Krzysztof Burdza and Maciej Rogala have received recognition at the international screenwriting competition in Barcelona.


"Baby Blues" Awarded in Taipei

Bejbi Blues (Baby Blues), a film directed by Katarzyna Rosłaniec and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Special Jury Prize at the 15th Taipei International Film Festival.


"The Whistle" Awarded in London

Grzegorz Zariczny's Gwizdek (The Whistle), which has screened at over 20 international film festivals to date, continues to keep a good pace. Last week, the film received an award at the Open City Docs Fest in London.


"In the Name Of…" Wins in Milan

W imię... (In the Name Of...), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the award for Best Feature Film at the 27th Mix Milano IFF.


SOFA in Wrocław

The first edition of the School of Film Agents (SOFA), a series of industry workshops for film professionals from Eastern and Central Europe, Germany, Central Asia, countries of the Caucasus, and Balkan states, will take place at Wrocław's New Horizons Cinema (Kino Nowe Horyzonty) between August 19 and August 30. The project is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


Kieślowski in Reims

An exhibition entitled "The World According to Krzysztof Kieślowski", co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, is on display at the Jean Falal Médiathèque in Reims from July 3 through August 3, 2013. The exhibition is accompanied by a retrospective of films by Krzysztof Kieślowski.


"Papusza" Reviews

July 1, 2013 marked the world premiere of Papusza, a film directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Screening in Main Competition, the film gathered very favourable reviews from Polish and international film critics.


"Papusza" in Karlovy Vary

July 1 marked the press conference of Papusza, a film by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Later that day, the film, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, had its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary festival, screening in Main Competition.