POLISH FILMS AWARDED AT 59TH DOK LEIPZIG
November 5 marked the awards ceremony of the 59th edition of the DOK Leipzig festival. This year's edition of the festival brought accolades for five Polish films.
POLISH FILMMAKERS NOMINATED FOR EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
Tomasz Wasilewski and Piotr Stasik's documentary 21 x Nowy Jork (21 x New York) are among this year's nominees for the European Film Awards. The EFA awards ceremony will be held on December 10 in Wrocław.
"ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS" NOMINATED FOR CINEMA EYE HONORS
Wszystkie nieprzespane noce (All These Sleepless Nights), a film directed by Michał Marczak and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been nominated for the Cinema Eye Honors awards, one of the most coveted prizes in the world of documentary filmmaking.
"United States of Love" in Cinemas in Sweden
Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love), a film directed by Tomasz Wasilewski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Sweden on October 28.
ZOFIA KOWALEWSKA'S "CLOSE TIES" SHORTLISTED FOR THE OSCARS
Więzi (Close Ties), a film directed by Zofia Kowalewska produced by the Polish Filmmakers Association's Munk Studio and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been shortlisted for this year's Academy Awards and will compete for an Oscar nod in the Best Documentary Short Subject category.
FAREWELL TO ANDRZEJ WAJDA
October 18 and 19 marked the funeral and wake for Andrzej Wajda. His remains were laid to rest at the Salvatore Cemetery in Krakow.
POLISH FILMMAKERS WIN LATVIAN FILM AWARDS
Wojciech Staroń and Natalia Czeczott received the Latvian Film Awards for their work on Świt (Ausma / Dawn), a film directed by Laila Pakalnina. Overall the film was recognised in seven categories.
PFI AWARD FOR THE PRODUCERS OF THE LAST FAMILY
On 16 October 2016 at the closing gala of the 32nd Warsaw Film Festival, General Director of the Polish Film Institute Magdalena Sroka presented the first-ever award of the Polish Film Institute for the producer of the best film presented at the festival's Warsaw Screenings. The award went to Leszek Bodzak and Aneta Hickinbotham, producers of Ostatnia Rodzina (The Last Family), a film directed by Jan P. Matuszyński.
WINNERS OF THE 32ND WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday October 15 marked the awards ceremony of the 32nd Warsaw Film Festival. The ceremony was held at Warsaw's Złote Tarasy cinema.
Play Poland Film Festival 2016
Considering most notable of recent Polish cinema achievements - Oscar awarded Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski or widely acclaimed Body by Małgorzata Szumowska - one can assume that Polish cinematography has now a lot to offer. Play Poland Film Festival, opening on October 20 in Edinburgh, will definitely try to prove the point.
EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF ANDRZEJ WAJDA'S "AFTERIMAGE" IN ROME
Andrzej Wajda's Powidoki (Afterimage) will have its European premiere at La Festa del Cinema in Rome. The festival runs from October 13 through October 23. The film will be released theatrically in Poland on January 13, 2017.
The Great Andrzej Wajda Passes Away at 90
The great Andrzej Wajda has passed away at the age of 90. Polish culture takes severe a blow with the loss of this exceptional Polish filmmaker.
How to coproduce with France? Conversation with Magalie Armand
We talk to a representative of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC) Magalie Armand about the possibilities of coproducing with France.
Full programme of the 12th CentEast Market
Organizers of the 12th CentEast Market announced the full film programme. The event runs from October 14 through October 16, 2016.
ANDRZEJ WAJDA'S "AFTERIMAGE" SELECTED AS POLAND'S OSCAR CANDIDATE
The Oscar Committee comprised has selected Powidoki (Afterimage), the latest film by Andrzej Wajda, to be Poland's candidate for this year's Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI AWARDED IN CHINA
At the 25th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China, Jerzy Skolimowski received the award for Best Director for his work on 11 minut (11 Minutes).
"TENANTS" WIN STUDENT OSCAR
Lokatorki (Tenants), a short film directed by Klara Kochańska and produced by the Łódź Film School, received the bronze medal at the 43rd edition of the Student Oscars.
EXCELLENT REVIEWS OF "PLAYGROUND" FOLLOWING ITS SAN SEBASTIAN PREMIERE
September 20, 2016 at the 64th San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain marked the world premiere of Plac zabaw (Playground), a film directed by Bartosz M. Kowalski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The film enjoyed excellent reviews by international film critics.
"DEMON": EXCELLENT REVIEWS IN THE US
Demon, a film directed by Marcin Wrona and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in the United States on September 9. The film has enjoyed some very favourable reviews.