Dorota Kędzierzawska awarded at IFEMA

The film Time to Die (Pora umierać) by Dorota Kędzierzawska was twice awarded at International Female Film Festival in Malmo in Sweden.


"Scratch" at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

The film Scratch (Rysa) directed by Michał Rosa has been selected for the prestigious "East of the West" competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the biggest festival in Central and East Europe.



31 films in Polish competition at Kraków Film Festival

Twenty documentary films, seven animated films, and seven short films will compete for the "Golden Lajkonik" ("Złoty Lajkonik") at the 49th Kraków Film Festival. In the international competition Poland will be represented by four films.


Polish Cinema a special guest at Mecal

Viewers saw over 50 Polish films at the 11th International Short Film Festival of Barcelona (Mecal), including acknowledged artists such as Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polański, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jerzy Skolimowski.


Adam Bauman awarded with the main prize at Hartley-Merrill competition 2009

A script by Adam Bauman, Potrójna misja (Triple Mission), was awarded the main prize of PLN 20,000 in the Hartley-Merrill Script Competition for 2009. The jury consisted of Joanna Krauze, Jan Dworak, Jacek Fuksiewicz, Jerzy Dzięgielewski, and Marcin Wrona.


Polish animated films appeal to viewers in Cairo

A retrospective of doll films created by Se-Ma-For in Łódź was screened during Polish Day at the 19th Cairo International Film Festival for Children.


Grand Prix for "Solo" by Maciej Pisarek at Festival in Montreal

A documentary film by Maciej Pisarek, Solo, was awarded the Grand Prize at the 27th International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal. This is the most important festival of its kind in the world.


Polish cinema represented in Hong Kong; Jolanta Dylewski awarded

Polish cinematography was represented for the first time at the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART).



Spanish broadcasters must pay for the cinema

The European Court of Justice has issued a ruling that a payment by broadcasters in Spain of 5% of their turnover for domestic film production is in accordance with European law.


Newest script by Małgorzata Szumowska selected for Cannes

The newest script by Małgorzata Szumowska entitled Sponsoring was accepted to the fifth edition of Atelier de la Cinéfondation at the Cannes International Film Festival.


7th New Polish Film Festival Filmland Polen

The 7th New Polish Film Festival, Filmland Polen, will open on Friday in Hannover, Hamburg, Lübeck and Bremen, with screenings of Four Nights with Anna (Cztery noce z Anną) by Jerzy Skolimowski and Circle of Deceit (Die Fälschung) by Volker Schlöndorff.


Annual Polish Film Festival in London

Kinoteka, the 7th Polish Film Festival, will be held in London 12 March-8 April during which films will be presented in six splendid London Institutions: the Barbican, BFI Southbank, Cargo, Prince Charles Cinema, Riverside Studios, and Tate Modern.


Andrzej Wajda awarded in Berlin

Andrzej Wajda received the Alfred Bauer Award for Sweet Rush (Tatarak) at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. The award of the Berlinale's founder is given to directors who set new perspectives of film art.


Polish cinema fest in New York

Last season's most interesting Polish films, meetings with filmmakers, and many other attractions are planned for the annual New York Polish Film Festival. The 5th edition of the festival will be held 5-10 May at the Anthology Film Archives and the Museum of Modern Art.


Filmoteka szkolna inaugurated in Poland

A series of festive opening ceremonies marked the inauguration of Filmoteka szkolna (the School Film Archives), an educational project of the Polish Film Institute (PISF), with activities first in Wrocław and then in Poznań, Lódź, Warsaw, Kraków, Gdańsk and Lublin.


"Sweet Rush" by Andrzej Wajda at the main competition in Berlin

A great success for Polish Cinema! Sweet Rush (Tatarak), the latest film by Andrzej Wajda, qualified for the main competition at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival.


"100 Years of Polish Cinema. 1908-2008" exhibition at the Polish Film Institute

An exceptional exhibition, "100 years of Polish Cinema. 1908-2008", was opened on Tuesday at the Polish Film Institute (PISF). It is a short history of Polish film recounted using shoots, fragments of reviews, film dialogues, commentaries, analyses, and even poems.



Plus Camerimage Awards

The Plus Camerimage 2008 Golden Frog went to Anthony Dod Mantle for the cinematography in Slumdog Millionare at the 16th Plus Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, which has just finished in Łódź. Alan Parker received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Unique Visual Sensitivity.


Legendary Polish actors return to the screen

A film entitled Before the Twilight (Jeszcze nie wieczór) by Jacek Bławut, about the beauty and dignity of old age, drew an emotional reception when it was viewed in the Sejm on 3 December 2009.



"Yodok Stories" by Andrzej Fidyk nominated for Joris Ivens Competition

The latest film by Andrzej Fidyk, Yodok Stories, was nominated for the Joris Ivens Competition together with two other documentaries at the 21st IDFA International Documentary Film Festival. This award is often described as a Documentary Oscar.