"THE DECALOGUE" IN CANNES CLASSICS
Digitally restored television episodes of Dekalog (The Decalogue) — Decalogue 5 (A Short Film About Killing) and Decalogue 6 (A Short Film About Love) will screen in the prestigious Cannes Classics section of the upcoming 69th Cannes International Film Festival.
"THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN" AWARDED IN ISTANBUL
Czarodziejska góra (The Magic Mountain), a Polish-French-Romanian co-production directed by Anca Damian and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Audentia Award at the 35th Istanbul International Film Festival.
AGNIESZKA SMOCZYŃSKA AND "I, OLGA HEPNAROVA" AWARDED IN VILNIUS
April 14 marked the closing of the 21st 'Kino Pavasaris' International Film Festival in Vilnius. The festival's New Europe New Names section brought the Best Director award for Agnieszka Smoczyńska and the Best Film award for Ja, Olga Hepnarova (I, Olga Hepnarova).
First Look 2016 - Submissions until 25 May
Locarno’s works in progress sidebar (6 – 8 August 2016), designed as a springboard for the films of the future, will be focusing this year on Polish Cinema, one of Eastern Europe’s most thriving film industries.
POLISH FILMS IN CINEMAS WORLDWIDE
Throughout the first quarter of 2016, a number of Polish films and co-productions co-financed by the Polish Film Institute havwe been released theatrically abroad. Territories that recently had Polish films in theatrical distribution include Switzerland, Brazil, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and Denmark.
"Papusza" in Cinemas in UK
Papusza, a film directed by Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in UK on April 1, 2016.
"CARTE BLANCHE" IN CINEMAS IN DENMARK
Carte Blanche, a film directed by Jacek Lusiński and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Denmark on March 31, 2016.
"The Red Spider" and "I, Olga Hepnarova" in Czech Cinemas
Ja, Olga Hepnarova (I, Olga Hepnarova) and Czerwony pająk (The Red Spider) co-financed by the Polish Film Instutute was released theatrically in the Czech Republic on March 24, 2016.
IT'S A WRAP FOR "LES AFFAIRES REPRENNENT"
The shooting for French-Belgian-Polish co-production "Les affaires reprennent" (previously "Grand froid") has come to an end.
POLISH FILMS AWARDED IN SOFIA
Córki Dancingu (The Lure) and the Polish-Czech-Slovak co-production Ja, Olga Hepnarová (I, Olga Hepnarová) received awards at the 20th Sofia International Film Festival.
"KARBALA" IN BULGARIAN CINEMAS
Karbala, a film directed by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Bulgaria on March 18.
POLISH ANIMATIONS AT THE 40TH ANNECY IFF
The competition lineup of this year's Annecy International Animated Film Festival has been announced. Four Polish films will screen at this year's edition of the festival.
Polish Film Institute and EAVE - new scholarships for Polish producers
Polish Film Institute and European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, EAVE, a professional training, project development and networking organization for audiovisual producers, launched the partnership that will offer a new scholarship for one Polish producer and project for the EAVE 2017 Producers Workshop.
"Agnus Dei" in Belgian and Dutch Cinemas
Agnus Dei (Niewinne, Les innocentes), a film directed by Anne Fontaine and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute are released theatrically in March in both Belgium and Netherlands.
20TH ANNIVERSARY OF KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI'S DEATH
March 13 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski.
"The Here After" in Cinemas in UK
The Here After, a film directed by Magnus von Horn and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in UK on March 11.
"THE RED CAPTAIN" IN CZECH AND SLOVAK CINEMAS
Czerwony Kapitan (The Red Captain), a Czech-Slovak-Polish co-production directed by Michal Kollár and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on March 10, 2016.
2016 POLISH FILM AWARDS: "BODY/CIAŁO" WINS BEST FILM
Małgorzata Szumowska's Body/Ciało (Body) was voted Best Polish Film at the Polish Film Awards, also winning awards for Best Director, Best Actress (Maja Ostaszewska) and Best Actor (Janusz Gajos). Janusz Majewski's Excentrycy, czyli po słonecznej stronie ulicy (The Eccentrics. The Sunny Side of the Street) also received a total of four awards.