"Fuck For Forest" Nominated
On November 6, the nominations for the prestigious Cinema Eye Honors awards for documentary filmmakers were announced in Los Angeles. One of the nominated films is Fuck For Forest, a film directed by Michał Marczak and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Short Waves Allround in Madrid
On December 9, 2013, a screening of Polish short films will be held in Madrid, as part of the Short Waves Allround project. The event has been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films at 17th Black Nights IFF
Several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute are featured in the lineup of the 17th Black Nights International Film Festival (PÖFF), which runs from November 15 through December 1, 2013 in Tallinn.
Polish Films at Thessaloniki IFF
November 1 marked the launch of the 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The festival lineup features several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films on Tour 2
A showcase of Polish cinema entitled 'Polnischer Film on Tour 2' will screen at the Apollo cinema in Aachen between November 7 and November 11, 2013
Polish Women in Film
A film series entitled 'Different Ages, Different Voices: Polish Women in Film' will launch on November 21 in New York City. The event has been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Joanna" Awarded in Leipzig
November 2 marked the awards ceremony of the 56th DOK Leipzig Film Festival. Among films awarded at this year's festival was Joanna, a film directed by Aneta Kopacz and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, which received the Prize of the Youth Jury.
Polish Silver Eye Winners
October 26 marked the awards ceremony of the 17th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Among winners of the festival's Silver Eye Awards are several films directed by Polish filmmakers and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films Awarded in Kiev
October 27 marked the closing of the 43rd edition of the Molodist International Film Festival in Kiev. The small circle of the festival's award-winners includes the creators of two Polish short films: Matka (The Mother) and Gwizdek (The Whistle).
Awards for "Papusza" in Valladolid
Papusza, a film directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received three awards at the 58th Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain.
Polish Films in Cottbus
The competition lineup of the 23rd Cottbus Festival of East European Cinema has been announced. The festival runs from November 5 through November 10, 2013.
Polish Films Awarded in Chicago
Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope) by Andrzej Wajda and Chce się żyć (Life Feels Good) by Maciej Pieprzyca have received awards at the 49th Chicago International Film Festival.
European Film Showcase in Moscow
October 23 marks the launch of the Westwind European Film Showcase in Moscow. The event is supported by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films Supported by Eurimages
Two Polish co-production have received support from Eurimages, the Council of Europe fund for supporting the production, distribution and exhibition of European films on the international scale. Both projects are also being co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Ida" Wins in Warsaw and London
The past weekend has brought two grand prizes for Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida, a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. Ida won the top awards at the 29th Warsaw Film Festival and the 57th London Film Festival.
"Gabriel" Awarded at Schlingel
On Saturday, October 19, young actor Jan Rotowski accepted the Special Jury Prize of the 18th Schlingel Film Festival for the film Gabriel, directed by Mikołaj Haremski. This international children's film festival has been organized annually in Chemnitz since 1996.
New York Times on "Wałęsa"
On October 17, the New York Times Magazine published a detailed analysis of Andrzej Wajda's latest feature Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope), co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The New York Times piece was written by Alison Smale.
Winners of the 29th WFF
The awards ceremony of the 29th Warsaw Film Festival was held on October 19 at Warsaw's Multikino cinema. The Warsaw Grand Prix went to Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Co-Production Agreement Between Poland and Israel
The recent co-production agreement between Poland and Israel entered into force on September 11, 2013, enabling co-production between partners from these two countries to apply for public funding in both states. The ratification of this agreement opens the legal path for applying for public funding in Israel for Polish-Israeli co-productions.
6th Kinopolska Festival in Paris
The sixth edition of the Kinopolska festival in Paris will run from November 19 through November 24, 2013.