"God's Little Garden" by Jacek Bromski awarded in Houston

Jacek Bromski's film God's Little Garden (U Pana Boga w ogródku) received three awards at the 42nd annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival including the Special Jury Award for Best Feature Film. The film also won the Grand Prix for Best International Film and the award for Best Music for composer Henri Seroka.


French-Belgian film wins Animated Film Festival ReAnimacja in Łódź

The French-Belgian film Malban directed by Elodie Bouedec won the Grand Prix at the fourth edition of the Animated Film Festival in Łódź.


Chilean film "La Nana" wins top award at the Off Plus Camera Festival

Chilean director Sebastián Silva won the Kraków Film Award and a USD 100,000 prize for his film La Nana at the Off Plus Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema. The director will also receive PLN 1 million from the Polish Film Institute (PISF) to produce his next film in Poland.


Exhibition "100 Years of Polish Cinema: 1908-2008" in Berlin

An outdoor exhibition titled "100 years of Polish cinema: 1908-2008," a history of Polish cinematography recounted by shoots from the most important films, fragments of old reviews and film dialogues, went on display near the Polish Institute in Berlin.


10th Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles

Films directed by Kasia Adamik, Magdalena Piekorz, Małgorzata Szumowska, Andrzej Jakimowski, Jerzy Skolimowski, and Maciej Wojtyszko took part in the main competition of the 10th Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles. Adamik's The Offsiders (Boisko bezdomnych) took the Hollywood Eagle Award in the Feature Films competition.


Polish films at New Europe Film Festival in Scotland

Poland films accounted for one-third of the 15 works featured at the Edinburgh New Europe Film Festival, which profiles films from the 12 new European Union member states. Films also were shown from the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary and Romania.


"Immensity of Justice" ("Bezmiar sprawiedliwości") named Best Film at the Polish Film Festival in Moscow

Immensity of Justice (Bezmiar sprawiedliwości), a film directed by Wiesław Saniewski, received the White Elephant - a Special Prize of the Guild of Russian Film Scholars and Critics - at the second Wisła Polish Film Festival in Moscow.


Polish cinema version of "Miss Irena's Children"

Fast Action by Culture Ministry, PISF and TP SA provides funding for the Polish cinema version of the U.S. film Miss Irena's Children (Dzieci Sendlerowej).


Days of Polish Film in Ukraine

Days of Polish Film in Ukraine was inaugurated in the capital of Kiev with Krzysztof Zanussi's Polish-Ukrainian feature A Warm Heart (Serce na dłoni).


Polish cinematographer - Wojciech Szepel nominated for BAFTA

Polish cinematographer Wojciech Szepel has been nominated for a BAFTA in the Television Craft Awards section for his work on the British TV drama White Girl.


Dorota Kędzierzawska awarded at IFEMA

The film Time to Die (Pora umierać) by Dorota Kędzierzawska was twice awarded at International Female Film Festival in Malmo in Sweden.


"Scratch" at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

The film Scratch (Rysa) directed by Michał Rosa has been selected for the prestigious "East of the West" competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the biggest festival in Central and East Europe.



31 films in Polish competition at Kraków Film Festival

Twenty documentary films, seven animated films, and seven short films will compete for the "Golden Lajkonik" ("Złoty Lajkonik") at the 49th Kraków Film Festival. In the international competition Poland will be represented by four films.


Polish Cinema a special guest at Mecal

Viewers saw over 50 Polish films at the 11th International Short Film Festival of Barcelona (Mecal), including acknowledged artists such as Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polański, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jerzy Skolimowski.


Adam Bauman awarded with the main prize at Hartley-Merrill competition 2009

A script by Adam Bauman, Potrójna misja (Triple Mission), was awarded the main prize of PLN 20,000 in the Hartley-Merrill Script Competition for 2009. The jury consisted of Joanna Krauze, Jan Dworak, Jacek Fuksiewicz, Jerzy Dzięgielewski, and Marcin Wrona.


Polish animated films appeal to viewers in Cairo

A retrospective of doll films created by Se-Ma-For in Łódź was screened during Polish Day at the 19th Cairo International Film Festival for Children.


Grand Prix for "Solo" by Maciej Pisarek at Festival in Montreal

A documentary film by Maciej Pisarek, Solo, was awarded the Grand Prize at the 27th International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal. This is the most important festival of its kind in the world.


Polish cinema represented in Hong Kong; Jolanta Dylewski awarded

Polish cinematography was represented for the first time at the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART).



Spanish broadcasters must pay for the cinema

The European Court of Justice has issued a ruling that a payment by broadcasters in Spain of 5% of their turnover for domestic film production is in accordance with European law.


Newest script by Małgorzata Szumowska selected for Cannes

The newest script by Małgorzata Szumowska entitled Sponsoring was accepted to the fifth edition of Atelier de la Cinéfondation at the Cannes International Film Festival.