Film "Up the Yangtze" a winner at 5th Planete Doc Review
A film by Yung Chang received the Grand Prix at the Planete Doc Review Film Festival. Over 20 000 viewers watched 106 documentary films during the event.
The establishment of the Andrzej Munk Studio "The Youth and Film"
It is to be a place of unrestricted freedom for young filmmakers to pursue creativity, invention, and aesthetic quests. An agreement on creating the Andrzej Munk Studio was signed by Bogdan Zdrojewski, Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Agnieszka Odorowicz, General Director of the Polish Film Institute, and Jacek Bromski, President of the General Board of the Polish Filmmakers Association.
New Polish Film Festival Filmland Polen in Germany
The 6th New Polish Film Festival Filmland Polen 2008 is in progress. Films are being presented in Hannover, Hamburg, Lübeck and Bremen.
Polish Film Festival in Moscow
Sixteen Polish films will be shown at the Polish Film Festival in Moscow which lasts 14-20 April. The audience will choose the best one.
Awards at 9th International Film Festival "Crossroads of Europe"
The film The First Day (Pierwszy dzień) by Marcin Sauter was awarded the Grand Prix at the 9th International Film Festival "Crossroads of Europe" in Lublin. The Special Award funded by the Polish Film Institue was presented by General Director Agnieszka Odorowicz to the film The Independent (Niezależni) by Jacek Talczewski.
Celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Polish animation
Last weekend the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Polish animation began in Wrocław with a concert, "Gloria Animatoris!", directed by Kasia Adamik.
An Oscar for the animated film "Peter and the Wolf"
The Polish-British co-production Peter and the Wolf (Piotruś i wilk) received the American Film Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film of 2008.
Angela Merkel at premiere of "Katyń" in Berlin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended the international premiere of Katyń by Andrzej Wajda during the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. The audience warmly received the film.
Poland at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival
At this year's Berlinale, besides the Oscar-nominated film Katyń by Andrzej Wajda, viewers will see the short animation Kizi Mizi by Mariusz Wilczyński and two films in the framework of the International Film Market.
Debate about Regional Film Funds in Kraków
How local government can support film production - a discussion among guests from Poland and Europe in Kraków.
Andrzej Wajda celebrates nomination for Oscar Award
"It would not be bad if I got the Oscar," said Andrzej Wajda after being notified he had been nominated for an Academy Award for his film Katyń. "When I received the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement, I felt as if I were getting an award for old people."
"Katyń" by Andrzej Wajda and "Peter and the Wolf" ("Piotruś i wilk") nominated for Oscars
Katyń was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Award, and the Polish-British Peter and the Wolf by Suzie Templeton was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Award.
The Polish Film Institute Awards
A ceremonial gala was held at Multikino "Zlote Tarasy" to inaugurate the first edition of the Polish Film Institute Awards, which will be presented annually. Statuettes were presented in 11 categories.
Jury verdicts at the 32nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia
The Golden Lion Award for the Best Film - Tricks (Sztuczki) by Andrzej Jakimowski. Best actors - Danuta Szaflarska i Robert Więckiewicz. Best script - Jerzy Stuhr, Twists of Fate (Korowód).
Golden Lions for "Saviour Square"
Saviour Square (Plac Zbawiciela) by Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze were awarded Golden Lions at the 31st Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. Jowita Budnik and Zbigniew Zamachowski received awards for the best roles.