March 25, 2014 marked the launch of an educational journey from Warsaw to Yangon in Myanmar. Over the course of six months, a travelling cinema known as 'Produkt krajowy' (Domestic Product) will promote Polish film art in villages and small towns. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
9th Edition of A l’Est, du Nouveau
The ninth edition of A l'Est, du Nouveau, the only film festival in France dedicated exclusively to films from Central and Eastern Europe, will run from April 11 through April 18 in Mont-Saint-Aignan and Rouen. The festival will open with a screening of Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope) by Andrzej Wajda.
Polish Films at 33rd Istanbul IFF
Between April 5 and April 20, audiences of the 33rd Istanbul International Film Festival will have an opportunity to see the latest Polish films and explore Polish experimental animation.
6th Polish Film Spring in Utrecht
From April 11 to April 13, Dutch audiences will have an opportunity to see a selection of Polish films within the framework of the 6th Polish Film Spring in Utrecht.
Polish Films at Hot Docs
The lineup of this year's 21st edition of the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival has been announced. The festival runs from April 24 through May 4, 2014 and features four Polish films.
Eurimages Supports Polish Doc
Zud (Polish title: Dziecko stepu, English title: Child of the Steppe), a documentary film directed by Marta Minorowicz, received financial support from Eurimages, the European film production fund. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"The Island" in New York
March 19 marks the start of the 43rd edition of the New Directors/New Films festival in New York. The festival lineup features La Isla (Polish title: Wyspa; English title: The Island), a short film by Dominga Sotomayor and Katarzyna Klimkiewicz.
Polish Films at 2014 FebioFest
Several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute are featured in the competition and out-of-competition lineup of the 21st edition of the FebioFest International Film Festival, which runs from March 20 through March 28, 2014.
"Moonshine" Wins Best Animation in Tampere
Moonshine, a film directed by Michał Poniedzielski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the award for Best Animated Film at the 44th Tampere International Film Festival in Finland.
"Ida": Excellent Reception in France
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute was released theatrically in France on February 12, 2014. The third week of release marked over 288 thousand admissions in French cinemas. Ida also received rave reviews from French film critics.
Polish Films at 2014 RIFF
Several Polish films are featured in the competition lineup of the 13th edition of the Rome Independent Film Festival (RIFF), which runs from March 16 through March 23, 2014.
Roman Polański Wins César Award
Roman Polański received this year's César award for Best Director for his feature Venus in Fur, a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
A Good Year for "Fuck For Forest"
Fuck For Forest, a documentary film directed by Michał Marczak and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has had a successful year at film festivals around the world. The film was also released theatrically in Poland and has enjoyed a good result in terms of admissions.
Eleven Czech Lions for "Burning Bush"
Burning Bush, a film directed by Agnieszka Holland, received a total of eleven Czech Lions, the awards of the Czech Film Academy for 2013.
"The Congress" in Slovakian Cinemas
The Congress, a film directed by Ari Folman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Slovakia on February 20, 2014.
"Ida" in Italian Cinemas
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released theatrically in Italy on March 13, 2014.
Third Polish Film Festival in Tenerife
The 3rd Polish Film Festival in Tenerife will run from March 6 through March 9, 2014.
Polish Films at 19th Vilnius IFF
Several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen in competition and out of competition at the 19th "Kino Pavasaris" International Film Festival, which runs from March 20 through April 3, 2014 in Vilnius.
Mateusz Kościukiewicz: Shooting Star at 2014 Berlinale
The awards ceremony of the 2014 European Shooting Stars took place on February 10, 2014 at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. One of this year's ten selected Shooting Stars is Polish actor Mateusz Kościukiewicz.
"Ida" in French and Belgian Cinemas
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released theatrically in France and Belgium on February 12, 2014.