On the Set of "Warsaw"

The banks of the Vistula river were transformed for a few nights into the set of the Polish-Norwegian co-production Warszawa (Warsaw), directed by Leiv Igor Devold. The film features performances by Polish actors Andrzej Chyra and Sylwia Juszczak.


"The Photograph" Awarded in Montreal

Zdjęcie (The Photograph), directed by Maciej Adamek, received the Silver Zenith Award at the 36th World Film Festival in Montreal, which closed on September 3. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


"80 Million" Is Poland’s Oscar Candidate

The Oscar committee, launched by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski on July 20, selected 80 milionów (80 Million) by Waldemar Krzystek as Poland's candidate for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Members of the commission were: Juliusz Machulski (chairman), Tomasz Bagiński, Robert Gliński, Andrzej Jakimowski, Jan Komasa, Agnieszka Odorowicz, Waldemar Pokromski, Paweł Potoroczyn, and Grażyna Torbicka.


Polish Films - International Audience

A special event for industry professionals will be held in Warsaw between September 25 and September 27, 2012 in Warsaw. "Polish Films - International Audience. Warsaw Meetings with International Sales Agents" will be a series of meetings of Polish film producers with representatives of international sales agents. The event is organized by the Polish Film Institute, Media Desk Poland, and the Wajda School.


Polish Films on Festival Scope Website

Several Polish films will be available for the next three months on Festival Scope, a website dedicated to film festivals, sales agents, and international distributors. Among them are films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


Polish Project Awarded in Romania

Polish feature Hel by Katia Priwiezencew and Paweł Tarasiewicz received the award for Best Film Project at the Golden Carpathian international film market in Romania.


Chyra Stars in Co-Production Pic

August 27, 2012 will mark the first day of shooting on the medium-length feature Warszawa, directed by Leiv Igor Devold. The film is an international co-production, with one of the lead roles played by Polish actor Andrzej Chyra.


"Vulture" Featuring Music by Archive

January 11 will mark the Polish theatrical release of Sęp (Vulture), the feature debut from acclaimed stage director Eugeniusz Korin. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The score for the film will be written by British band Archive.


"Shameless" at Chicago IFF

The first titles in the lineup of the upcoming 48th Chicago International Film Festival have been announced. One of the films to screen at this festival is Bez wstydu (Shameless), directed by Filip Marczewski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The Chicago International Film Festival runs from October 11 through October 25.


"The Mole" in French Cinemas

Kret (The Mole) by Rafael Lewandowski will be released in French cinemas on September 12, 2012. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


"Rosa" at Riga Film Festival

The first edition of a new film event entitled FF Riga will run from September 10 through September 12. This festival was established to continue the mission of the "Arsenals" festival that had been organized annually in Riga for the past 20 years.


Film on Opałka Awarded in Montreal

Opałka - jedno życie, jedno dzieło (Opałka - One Life, One Oeuvre),  directed by Andrzej Sapija, received the Grand Prize at the 30th International Festival of Films on Art. The festival ran from March 15 through March 25, 2012 in Montreal. Opałka - One Life, One Oeuvre was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


"Battleheart" Wins Award in Locarno

Serce do walki (Battleheart), directed by Tomasz Matuszczak, received special recognition at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


Polish Films in Leipzig

Four Polish films will screen at the Filmkunst Messe in Leipzig. Screenings of these Polish films are organized with support from the Polish Film Institute.


Polish Premiere Films in Toronto

The upcoming Toronto International Film Festival will mark the world premieres of Baby Blues by Katarzyna Rosłaniec and Imagine by Andrzej Jakimowski. The festival will also feature the premiere screening of an international co-production with Polish involvement - Igor i podróż żurawi (Igor and the Cranes' Journey) by Evgany Ruman.


Documentaries from Wajda School online

Nine documentaries developed in Wajda School and produced by Wajda Studio are available on Doc Alliance's website for free from August 6th till August 13th.


Two Polish Films in Montreal

Obława (Manhunt) by Marcin Krzyształowicz and Zdjęcie (The Photograph) by Maciej Adamek will screen in competition at the 36th Montreal International Film Festival in Montreal. The festival runs from August 23 through September 3, 2012. Both films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


Step In Day at Locarno IFF

The Step In Day conference was a presentation of the Eastern European film industry, organized on August 5 within the framework of Industry Days at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival. The Polish Film Institute was among the organizing partners of this event.


"Igor" World Premiere in Toronto

Igor i podróż żurawi (Igor and the Cranes' Journey) by Evgany Ruman, a co-production between Israel, Poland, and Germany, will screen in the TIFF Kids section of the upcoming 37th Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 6 through September 16, 2012. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The Toronto screening will mark the world premiere of Igor and the Cranes' Journey.


New Film by Jan Komasa

Miasto, the new film by Jan Komasa, is scheduled to begin filming in May 2013. The film is set in the time of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, but the focus of the plot will not be on history. Lensed by cinematographer Paweł Edelman, the film will centre around young people, their lives, their struggle, and love. The filmmakers discussed the project at yesterday's meeting at the Warsaw Uprising Museum.