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Polish Doc in Swedish Parliament

On January 20, the Swedish parliament will watch the documentary Rachunek szczęścia (In Fortune's Debt), written by Andrzej Bart and directed by Ireneusz Dobrowolski. This event will mark the film's Scandinavian premiere.

10.01.2011

Orły 2011: Candidate Films

Friday, 31 December 2010 brought the closing of the list of candidate films for the 2011 Orły (Eagles) awards. 32 Polish films qualified as candidates for these annual awards.

04.01.2011

Polish Documentary Film in 2010

The creators of the polishdocs.pl website created a summary of the past year, focusing on festival screenings and awards for Polish filmmakers around the world. Polish Docs is a joint project of the Polish Film Institute and the Krakow Film Foundation, which was launched in 2007 at the Sunny Side of the Docs film market in La Rochelle (France). The project is aimed at promoting Polish documentary films abroad.

04.01.2011

Polish Films in Rotterdam

Młyn i krzyż (The Mill and the Cross) by Lech Majewski will screen at the upcoming jubilee 40th Rotterdam International Film Festival, marking the film's European premiere. Festival audiences will also have an opportunity to see Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowski. The Short Film Competition lineup also features Maska (The Mask) by the Quay Brothers.

03.01.2011

Capri Legend Award for Skolimowski

At the recently closed film festival on the Italian island of Capri, Jerzy Skolimowski received the Capri Legend award, presented to the world's most acclaimed filmmakers for significant contribution to the development of world cinema.

03.01.2011

"A Piece of Summer" at Clermont

The lineup of the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, one of the world's leading events for short film, has been announced. Kawałek lata (A Piece of Summer) by Marta Minorowicz, produced by the Polish Filmmakers Association Munk Studio within the "First Documentary" framework, will screen in the festival's Main Competition.

23.12.2010

Awards for Polish Filmmakers

Two international film festivals wrapped on December 12, both bringing awards to Polish filmmakers. Paweł Sala and his feature Matka Teresa od kotów (Mother Teresa of Cats) won an award at the 11th Tbilisi International Film Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia. Meanwhile at the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Thessaloniki, Greece, Dorota Kędzierzawska received a Lifetime Achievement award, and Marek Lechki received the Best Screenplay award for his feature Erratum.

13.12.2010

10th Watch Docs IFF Awards

The 10th annual Watch Docs International Film Festival - Human Rights in Film came to a close. The international jury granted the Watch Docs Award to Winds of Sand, Women of Rock by Nathalie Borgers. The winning film is a Austrian-Belgian-French co-production.

13.12.2010

Awards for Polish Filmmakers

Two international film festivals wrapped on December 12, both bringing awards to Polish filmmakers. Paweł Sala and his feature Matka Teresa od kotów (Mother Teresa of Cats) won an award at the 11th Tbilisi International Film Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia. Meanwhile at the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Thessaloniki, Greece, Dorota Kędzierzawska received a Lifetime Achievement award, and Marek Lechki received the Best Screenplay award for his feature Erratum.

13.12.2010

Kyoto Grand Prix for Kuba Czekaj

The Grand Prize of the 13th edition of the Kyoto International Student Film and Video Festival went to Ciemnego pokoju nie trzeba się bać (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Room) by Kuba Czekaj.

09.12.2010

"Little Bride" Awarded in Mexico

Lesław Dobrucki's documentary Przyrzeczona (Little Bride) was awarded in Mexico. The film was produced by the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing.

08.12.2010

Polish Films in the Netherlands

Feature films Dekalog 89+ vol. 1 (Decalogue 89+ Vol. 1) and Dekalog 89+ vol. 2 (Decalogue 89+ Vol. 2), Animowana historia Polski (Animated History of Poland) by Tomasz Bagiński, as well as Trick by Jan Hryniak and Rewers (Reverse) by Borys Lankosz screened at the jubilee Polish film weekend in the Hague, organized under the patronage of the Polish Scene in the Netherlands - Pools Podium Association, and in co-operation with the Embassy of Poland in the Netherlands.

07.12.2010

"Out of Reach" at Sundance

The Sundance Institute announced the programme of short films selected to screen at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. The list of 81 titles includes the winner of the International Short Film Competition at this year's Krakow Film Festival - Poza zasięgiem (Out of Reach) by Jakub Stożek. This documentary film was produced by Darklight Film Studio, and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

07.12.2010

Reinhart Wins Golden Frog

The 18th Plus Camerimage International Festival of the Art of Cinematography drew to a close in its new Bydgoszcz venue.

04.12.2010

Award for "Hanoi-Warsaw"

At the December 4 awards ceremony in Tallinn, the short feature Hanoi-Warszawa (Hanoi-Warsaw) by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz received the award for European Film Academy Short Film. Awards of the European Film Academy are among Europe's most prestigious film trophies.

Six awards, including European Film 2010, European Director, and European Screenwriter, went to Roman Polański's Ghost Writer.

04.12.2010

"The Mill & the Cross" at Sundance

Młyn i krzyż (The Mill and the Cross), the latest film by Lech Majewski, will have its world premiere at Sundance - the world's largest independent film festival, taking place in Park City, USA.
(Photo: www.lechmajewski.art.pl)

03.12.2010

Skolimowski: Guest at Camerimage

The Plus Camerimage Film Festival in Bydgoszcz features a retrospective of films by Jerzy Skolimowski. Audiences will have the opportunity to see not only the acclaimed director's latest films such as Cztery noce z Anną (Four Nights with Anna) and Essential Killing, but also his films from the 1960s. Awarded around the world, these minimalist films are not widely known to contemporary audiences. After Ręce do góry (Hands Up!) and its unfavourable reception and subsequent banning by the censor's office, Skolimowski decided to stop directing.

02.12.2010

Changes in Eurimages Regulations

We spoke to Eurimages representative in Poland Irena Strzałkowska about the upcoming changes in regulations of the Eurimages fund.

30.11.2010

Polish Films in Tallinn

Five Polish films are featured in the lineup of the 14th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia. A short feature made by a student of the Łódź Film School also received an award at one of the Black Nights festival's side events.

30.11.2010

"Grand Off" Awards Presented

On November 27, Warsaw's Kamienica theatre was the site of the 4th edition of "Grand Off" World Off Film Awards ceremony.

28.11.2010