OPC Awards Presented

The fourth edition of the Off Plus Camera international independent film festival has drawn to an end. The Krakow Film Award went to Korean filmmaker Park Jung-bum, director of Musan il-gy.


Zanussi Awarded in Skopje

Krzysztof Zanussi will be a special guest at the Skopje Film Festival in Macedonia, where he is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the Macedonian Film Archive and the University of Audiovisual Arts.


Tim Roth Awarded at OPC

At the Script Pro 2011 awards gala, the "Against the Current" award for contribution to the development of independent cinema went to British actor and director Tim Roth. The award was presented by Jerzy Skolimowski, who chaired the jury of the International Competition for the Krakow Film Award.


filmPOLSKA Festival in Berlin

The sixth edition of the filmPOLSKA film festival takes place between April 14 and 20. Organized since 2006, this event is an annual presentation of latest Polish film in Germany.


Łoziński’s Films at Doc Alliance

In the last two weeks of April, the Doc Alliance website will have free access to films by Marcel Łoziński, one of the masters of Polish documentary filmmaking, director, screenwriter, and lecturer, whose 89mm od Europy (89mm from Europe) received a European Film Award nomination and an Oscar nomination in 1994.


Weir and Producers on The Way Back [Video]

Right before the Polish premiere of Peter Weir’s latest feature The Way Back (Polish title: Niepokonani), we spoke to the director and to producers Joni Levin and Keith R. Clarke (who also co-write the script). The creators of The Way Back talked about their own long way in the making of this project, about working on set, and about their Polish inspiration.


"Świteź" Awarded in Las Palmas

The animated film Świteź (The Lost Town of Świteź), directed by Kamil Polak, received the grand prize in the Short Film Competition at the 12th Las Palmas International Film Festival.


"Charcoal Burners" Awarded in Paris

The Jury of the 1st Semaine du Cinéma de Sciences Po festival, presided by Gilles Jacob, head of the Cannes International Film Festival, unanimously awarded the festival's Golden Fox grand prize to the documentary student film Smolarze (Charcoal Burners) by Piotr Złotorowicz.


Interview with Katarzyna Klimkiewicz

Jo Harper of The Guardian conducted an interview with award-winning Polish film director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, who is currently working on her feature debut Flying Blind in the UK.


Polish Films at the 51st Krakow FF

The selection of competition films at the 51st Krakow Film Festival is now complete. This year's edition of the festival will run from May 23 through 29. The final lineup of the international feature documentary and medium-length documentary competitions and the short documentary, feature, and animation competitions has been announced. Seven Polish films will screen in competition.


Off Plus Camera: Polish Competition

This year will mark the first Polish Feature Film Competition at the Off Plus Camera film festival in Krakow. An international jury will judge ten selected films that were produced over the past year.


"Out of Reach" Awarded in Kiev

The documentary Poza zasięgiem (Out of Reach) by Jakub Stożek received the award of the Ukrainian Filmmakers Association at the Docudays UA film festival in Kiev.


“Between Two Fires” at FebioFest

Dwa ognie (Between Two Fires), the feature debut from Agnieszka Łukasiak, made in co-production between Sweden and Poland, will screen at the FebioFest festival. The festival's 18th edition is taking place in Prague between March 24 and April 1.


Filmland Polen Starts Again

March 27 marked the launch of the 9th Filmland Polen New Polish Film Festival. The project is aimed at presenting latest Polish features to German audiences. Films are screened from March to December in several German cities, including Hamburg, Bremen, and Hanover.


"Wisła" Polish FF in Moscow

Wenecja (Venice) by Jan Jakub Kolski is the opening film at this year's Polish Film Festival in Moscow, which will run from April 15 through May 5.


9th Edition of London’s "Kinoteka"

A gala screening of Essential Killing opened the "Kinoteka" Polish Film Festival last night in London. April 1 will bring the release of Skolimowski's feature in theatres throughout the United Kingdom. The ninth edition of the "Kinoteka" film festival runs from March 24 through April 13 in five UK cities.


"The Miracle Seller" Awarded

Handlarz cudów (The Miracle Seller) by Jarosław Szoda and Bolesław Pawica received the 2011 Bergamo Film Meeting Prize of the 29th edition of the Bergamo Film Meeting in Italy. The event closed on March 20.


"Beats of Freedom" Wins in Finland

The fourth edition of MusiXine, the international film festival for music documentaries, closed last Saturday in the Finnish town of Oulu. With nine titles screening in competition, the winner of the Best Film award was the Polish documentary Beats of Freedom. Zew wolności (Beats of Freedom), focused on the early days of rock music in Poland.


Polish Documentaries at Hot Docs

Over 170 documentary from around the world, a film market, a pitching forum, along with series of workshops, international conferences and discussion panels - this is the outline of the upcoming Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival in Canada. The event is to be held in late April and early May 2011. Several Polish documentaries made it into the festival's lineup.


Six Polish Films in Istanbul

Six Polish films will screen at the 30th Istanbul International Film Festival. The event will run from April 2 through 17.