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Rabbit... Shortlisted for Oscars

Rabbit à la Berlin by Bartosz Konopka is one of eight documentary films shortlisted for the 2009 Oscars in the field of Documentary Short Subject.

10.10.2009

Europe's Best Cinema is in Kraków!

Kino pod Baranami in Kraków received the Europa Cinemas award for best repertoire.

08.10.2009

Polish Films Succeed in Batumi

Scratch by Michał Rosa voted best feature. Agnieszka Smoczyńska chosen best director in the Young Filmmakers competition for her Aria Diva. The Batumi International Art House Film Festival (BIAFF) in Georgia that took place on 21-28 September 2009 was a great success of Asian and Polish cinema.

06.10.2009

Katyń in Spain and Germany

In Spain, the film will be screened in Madrid, Barcelona, Valladolid, Saragossa, Palma de Mallorca, Girona, Lérida, Valencia, Bilbao, Vitoria, San Sebastián, Pamplona, Santander, Seville, Cádiz, Granada and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

01.10.2009

Nominations for the European Awards

The European Film Academy has announced the lists of nominated short films and first full-length feature films that will compete for the European Film Awards this year.

29.09.2009

Kinoteka Stockholm: New Film Festival

Late October and early November will bring the first edition of the Kinoteka interdisciplinary Polish film festival to Stockholm (www.kinoteka.se). The event is organized by the Polish Institute in Stockholm in cooperation with the Polish Film Institute and a number of local partners.

24.09.2009

Warsaw Film Festival Has A-list Status

Almost 150 full-length films and over 100 short films from 57 countries will be shown at the upcoming 25th Warsaw Film Festival, starting October 9th in Multikino Złote Tarasy, Kinoteka and Kultura cinemas.
This year the Warsaw Film Festival was recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) as a category one festival (competitive film festivals), joining the world's twelve most prestigious events, including Cannes, Berlin, Venice and San Sebastian.
"This is the most beautiful present for our 25th anniversary" festival director Stefan Laudyn happily told journalists as he presented the festival programme at a press conference last Thursday.

24.09.2009

Firsts awards at Festival in Gdynia

The film Reverse (Rewers) captured five awards outside of the main competition at the 34th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, including the prestigious Press Award. Jacek Borcuch and his film All That I Love (Wszystko co kocham) collected two awards.

24.09.2009

Reverse wins in Gdynia

The debut film Reverse (Rewers) by Borys Lankosz received the main Golden Lions Award at the 34th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.

 

The film received six out of the 17 awards handed out: Best Leading Actress (Agata Buzek), Best Supporting Actor (Marcin Dorociński), Award for Cinematography (Marcin Koszałka), Award for Music (Włodzimierz Pawlik), and Award for Make-up (Mirosława Wojtczak, Ludmiła Krawczyk, Waldemar Pokromski)

 

"We have just chosen the best film," said Krzysztof Krauze, chairman of the jury. "We are charmed with the films we saw during the festival. Something wonderful is happening in Polish cinema."

24.09.2009

Regional Film Funds Catching Up to Europe

The presentation of regional film funds that took place before the annual filmmakers' forum at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia was no coincidence. The increasing significance of regional involvement in film production is a fact. Regional film funds have quickly become an important source of financing film production in Poland.

23.09.2009

Immigrants pitched at prestigious Halifax Coproduction Market

Immigrants is a feature film project by Dariusz Jabłoński and Krzysztof Łukaszewicz, inspired by the events of October 2007, when a Polish immigrant, after waiting 10 hours at airport border control, was stunned with a Taser gun by the police and subsequently died. The project took part in the prestigious Strategic Partners international coproduction market that was held on September 17-21 in Halifax, Canada.

 

 

22.09.2009

Jabłoński's War Games to open IDFA

The documentary War Games (Gry wojenne) by Dariusz Jabłoński, about Col. Ryszard Kuklinski who spied for nine years for the CIA, will open the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and compete for its Feature-Length Documentary prize

 

22.09.2009

Polish Films in Pusan

Six Polish films will be screened at the Pusan Film Festival in South Korea. The festival starts on October 8.

21.09.2009

Robert Glinśki's Piggies tours world festivals

After the success of Piggies (Świnki) by Robert Gliński at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the film is booked at international festivals in Israel, the United States, Germany and India, as well as in Warsaw.

14.09.2009

Polish cinema in Asia

Several Polish films will be shown this fall at major festivals in Japan, India and South Korea.

 

10.09.2009

World success for Operation Danube

The film Operacja Dunaj (Operation Danube) by Jacek Głomb has been entered in the First Works competition at the Festroia International Film Festival in Setúbal, Portugal. It will also compete for the top international prize at the International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival in October and will be screened at several other festivals this fall.

09.09.2009

Polish films fight for European Film...

Two Polish productions, 33 Scenes from Life (33 sceny z życia) by Małgorzata Szumowska and Tatarak (Sweet Rush) by Andrzej Wajda, are on the list of 48 films competing for the European Film Awards.

07.09.2009

Andrzej Wajda Awarded in Venice

A Silver Ribbon Award was granted to Andrzej Wajda by Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists for his film Katyń.

04.09.2009

Tricks in British cinemas

Tricks (Sztuczki), one of the most-awarded recent films in Poland, will be shown beginning on 2 September in the Curzon Soho cinema and other cinemas in London's West End, as well as selected cinemas across Great Britain.

02.09.2009

Premiere of The Courageous Heart...

An exceptional event took place on the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in Gdańsk - the European premiere of the film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (Dzieci Ireny Sendlerowej) by John Kent Harrison.

 

The film, based on the book Mother of the Holocaust Children by Anna Mieszkowska, tells the story of an extraordinary Pole, Irena Sendler, who, with a group of collaborators during World War II, conducted a daring and dangerous campaign to save children from the Warsaw ghetto. She managed to save over 2,500 of them.

 

01.09.2009