Agnieszka Holland Heads KVIFF Jury
Agnieszka Holland will be the head of the Main Competition jury at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which runs from June 28 through July 6, 2013.
"Manhunt" Wins Off Plus Camera
Obława (Manhunt), a film directed by Marcin Krzyształowicz and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has won the top prize of the 6th Off Plus Camera festival in Krakow. The director was presented with the Krakow Film Award along with a cash prize of 100,000 USD. He also received a grant of 1 million PLN from General Director of the Polish Film Institute Agnieszka Odorowicz for the production of his next project in Poland. The closing gala of the festival was attended by Bogdan Zdrojewski, Poland's Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
New Film by Tomasz Wasilewski
April 18 marked the world premiere of Tomasz Wasilewski's latest film Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The film was selected as one of 14 feature films showcased in the Viewpoints section of the festival.
"The Congress" to Open Directors' Fortnight in Cannes
The Congress, a film directed by Ari Folman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will open the Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival, which runs from May 15 through May 26, 2013. The Cannes screening will mark the film's world premiere.
"Venus in Fur" in Cannes
La Vénus à la fourrure (Venus in Fur), directed by Roman Polański and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in Main Competition at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival, which runs from May 15 through May 26, 2013. The Cannes screening will mark the film's world premiere.
Polish Short Films in Cannes
Two Polish short films: Olena by Elżbieta Benkowska and Danse Macabre by Małgorzata Rżanek, will screen at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival, which runs from May 15 through May 26, 2013.
"Loving" Wins Lecce Film Festival
Miłość (Loving), a film directed by Sławomir Fabicki and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has won the top prize at the 14th Festival of European Cinema in Lecce, Italy.
"In the Name Of…" Wins in Dortmund
Małgorzata Szumowska received the International Feature Film Award, the Grand Prize of the International Women's Film Festival in Dortmund, for her feature W imię... (In the Name Of...).
Polish Films at Beijing IFF
Mój rower (My Father's Bike) by Piotr Trzaskalski and Supermarket by Maciej Żak, two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen at the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival, which runs from April 15 through April 23, 2013.
Planete+ Doc Film Festival in Cannes
The Planete+ Doc Film Festival will present three new Polish documentary films at the Cannes festival film market.
Polish Films in Istanbul
Several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute are featured in the lineup of the Istanbul International Film Festival, which runs from March 30 through April 14, 2013.
"Sztuka znikania" at Visions du Réel
Sztuka znikania (The Art of Disappearing), directed by Bartosz Konopka and Piotr Rosołowski, will screen in the International Mid-Length Film Competition at the Visions du Réel International Documentary Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. The festival runs from April 19 through April 26, 2013.
Polish Films in Germany
Two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute - W imię... (In the Name Of...) by Małgorzata Szumowska and Zimowy ojciec (Wintertochter) by Johannes Schmid - will screen at the International Women's Film Festival in Dortmund|Cologne, which runs from April 9 through April 14, 2013.
Polish Films Win in Vilnius
Two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Miłość (Loving) by Sławomir Fabicki and Gwizdek (The Whistle) by Grzegorz Zariczny, have won in their respective sections at the 18th 'Kino Pavasaris' International Film Festival in Vilnius, which closed on March 28.
Polish Animations in Annecy
On March 26, the lineup of the short film section of the 37th Annecy International Animated Film Festival was announced. The competition section will feature a total of nine films by Polish filmmakers. The Annecy International Film Festival runs from June 10 through June 15.
FilmG Award for Dariusz Sipowski
The People's Choice Award in the fifth edition of the FilmG competition, organized with support from the BBC and Cànan, went to Dariusz Sipowski, a Polish director based in Scotland. FilmG is a competition for short films made in the Scottish Gaelic language.
"Polish Illusions" at Festivals
Pomorskie iluzje (Polish Illusions), directed by Jacob Dammas and Helge Renner and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, screened at the Tempo International Documentary Film Festival in Stockholm, which ran from March 5 through March 10, 2013. The film will also screen in the DOCU/LIFE competition at the Docudays International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Kiev, which runs from March 22 through March 28.
Polish Films in Montevideo
Seven Polish films will screen at the 31st Montevideo International Film Festival in Uruguay. The festival runs from March 23 through April 6.
Polish Feature Film Competition
The lineup of the Polish Feature Film Competition at the 6th Off Plus Camera festival has been announced. This year will mark the first time that the festival presents awards for Best Actor and Best actress. The OPC festival runs from April 12 through April 21.
"Rosa" in New York City
The Polish Cultural Institute is organizing a screening of Róża (Rosa) by Wojciech Smarzowski, in co-operation with EUNIC-member European Cultural Institutes. The film will screen as part of the Disappearing Act V series of European cinema.