Polish Filmmakers at the 66th Cannes IFF

May 15 marks the launch of the 66th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival. The festival lineup features four films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The Cannes International Film Festival runs through May 26.


Polish Animations at Careof DOCVA

Thanks to a project known as the identi_TY Animated Film Festival, audiences in Milan will have an opportunity to see the works of young Polish animation artists between May 21 and May 25, 2013.


"The Christening" in Austria

May 24, 2013 will mark the Austrian premiere of Chrzest (The Christening), a film directed by Marcin Wrona and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


"Fuck For Forest" at Sheffield

On June 13, Fuck For Forest by Michał Marczak will screen at the 19th Sheffield Doc/Fest International Documentary Film Festival.


Polish Films in Oberhausen

The jury of the 59th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival awarded Tomasz Popakul's animated film Ziegenort and gave special mention to Rogalik, a student film by Paweł Ziemilski.


"Felix, Net i Nika..." Recognized

Felix, Net i Nika oraz Teoretycznie Możliwa Katastrofa (Felix, Net and Nika and the Theoretically Possible Catastrophe), an adventure film for young audiences directed by Wiktor Skrzynecki, has received the award for Best Feature Film in the Mixed Media category (combining live-action with animation and special effects) at the International Family Film Festival, which ran from May 1 through May 5 at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.


Exhibition on Polański in Dresden

The 'Roman Polański. Actor. Director' exhibition, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, opened on May 4, 2013 at the Ignacy Kraszewski Museum in Dresden.


Polish Films in Saragossa

Several Polish films will screen in Saragossa between May 7 and May 28, 2013. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


Award Nominations for "Sanctuary"

Sanctuary, a film directed by Norah McGettigan and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been nominated for the British Independent Film Awards in the following four categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (nomination for Anne-Marie Duff) and Best Supporting Actress (nomination for Agnieszka Żulewska). As part of the British Independent Film Festival lineup, Sanctuary will screen in ten cinemas across the United Kingdom.


19th Polish Film Spring in Budapest

The 19th annual Polish Film Spring in Budapest will run from May 7 through May 14, 2013. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


Jiří Menzel in Poland

The National Film Archive and the Czech Centre in Warsaw present a retrospective of films by Jiří Menzel, one of the most acclaimed Czech directors. The event will run in Warsaw's Iluzjon cinema between May 6 and May 12, featuring a Q&A session with the director, a panel discussion, and a multimedia exhibition.


370,000 EUR for Polish Cinemas

At the most recent session of the Europa Cinemas expert committee, Polish cinemas received funding in the total amount of 370,000 euros.


A. Holland Retrospective in Brussels

A retrospective of films by Agnieszka Holland will run in Brussels from May 4 through June 30, 2013.


"In Darkness": in Belgian Cinemas

W ciemności (In Darkness), a film directed by Agnieszka Holland and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released in cinemas across Belgium on May 15, 2013.


Polish Guests at Producers Network

The Producers Network meeting within the framework of the 66th Cannes International Film Festival will feature a special presentation of the Polish Film Institute, attended by five film producers from Poland.


Janusz Mrozowski Wins in Belfast

On April 21, the grand prize in the documentary film competition at the 13th Belfast Film Festival went to Bad Boy - cela dla niebezpiecznych (Bad Boy. High Security Cell), directed by Janusz Mrozowski. This marks the latest recognition for Bad Boy, a film that has received support from the Polish Film Institute.


8th Polish Film Week in Nürnberg

The eighth Polish Film Week in Nürnberg will run from April 25 through May 1, 2013. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


A. Kurzydło - Producer on the Move

Polish producer Agnieszka Kurzydło has been selected as one of the participants of the prestigious 'Producers on the Move' programme, which will take place on May 18-21, 2013 during the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.


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.