"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.
"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.
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.
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.
"Immensity of Justice" ("Bezmiar sprawiedliwości") named Best Film at the Polish Film Festival in Moscow
Immensity of Justice (Bezmiar sprawiedliwości), a film directed by Wiesław Saniewski, received the White Elephant - a Special Prize of the Guild of Russian Film Scholars and Critics - at the second Wisła Polish Film Festival in Moscow.
Polish cinema version of "Miss Irena's Children"
Fast Action by Culture Ministry, PISF and TP SA provides funding for the Polish cinema version of the U.S. film Miss Irena's Children (Dzieci Sendlerowej).
Days of Polish Film in Ukraine
Days of Polish Film in Ukraine was inaugurated in the capital of Kiev with Krzysztof Zanussi's Polish-Ukrainian feature A Warm Heart (Serce na dłoni).
Polish cinematographer - Wojciech Szepel nominated for BAFTA
Polish cinematographer Wojciech Szepel has been nominated for a BAFTA in the Television Craft Awards section for his work on the British TV drama White Girl.