5TH PLAY POLAND FILM FESTIVAL
The fifth Play Poland Film Festival runs from October 15 through December 2.
"THE QUEEN OF SILENCE" WINS GRAND PRIZE IN PERM
Królowa ciszy (The Queen of Silence), a documentary directed by Agnieszka Zwiefka and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Grand Prize at the Flahertiana Film Festival in Perm, which closed on September 24.
THE LAUNCH OF THE POLISH-GERMAN FILM FUND
September 28 marked a press conference at Warsaw's Kultura cinema to launch the Polish-German Film Fund. The agreement bringing the Fund into existence was signed at the conference by General Director of the Polish Film Institute Agnieszka Odorowicz, head of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Kirsten Niehuus, and head of Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung (MDM) Manfred Schmidt.
"11 MINUTES" POLAND'S OSCAR CANDIDATE
The Oscar Committee appointed by Minister of Culture and National Heritage Małgorzata Omilanowska unanimously selected 11 minut (11 Minutes), a film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, to be Poland's candidate for this year's Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
3RD BAP CINE POLISH FILM FESTIVAL
The third BAP CINE Polish Film Festival in Buenos Aires will run from October 1 through October 7. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
WINNERS OF THE 40TH GDYNIA FILM FESTIVAL
The winners of the 40th Gdynia Film Festival were announced on September 19.
WINNERS OF THE 8TH POLISH FILM INSTITUTE AWARDS
The eighth annual Polish Film Institute Awards ceremony was held on September 16, 2015 at the 40th Gdynia Film Festival. These are Poland's only awards for achievements in promoting Polish cinema.
POLISH FILMMAKERS AWARDED IN VENICE
The 72nd Venice International Film Festival closed on September 12. Polish filmmakers are among this year's Venice award winners.
DIRECTOR MARCIN WRONA DIES AT 42
Marcin Wrona, director of Demon, passed away suddenly on Friday night.
"11 Minutes": Excellent Reviews After World Premiere in Venice
September 9 at the 72nd Venice IFF marked the world premiere of 11 minut (11 Minutes), a film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. Screening in Main Competition, this Polish-Irish co-production has gained acclaim among Polish and international film critics alike.
"11 MINUTES" WORLD PREMIERE AT VENICE IFF
September 9 at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival marked the world premiere of 11 minut (11 Minutes), a film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"SUMMER SOLSTICE" WINS IN MONTREAL
Letnie przesilenie (Summer Solstice), a film directed by Michał Rogalski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the award for Best Screenplay at the 39th World Film Festival in Montreal.
EXHIBITION ON KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI IN SAN SEBASTIAN
An exhibition on the works of Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski is on display until October 24, 2015 in San Sebastian.
Polish Films at the 72nd Venice IFF
Several Polish films are in official selection at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, which runs from September 2 through September 12.
"Papusza" in Spanish Cinemas
Papusza, a film directed by Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Spain on August 28, 2015.
"SUMMER SOLSTICE" IN MONTREAL OFFICIAL SELECTION
Letnie przesilenie (Summer Solstice), a film directed by Michał Rogalski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in Main Competition at the 39th World Film Festival in Montreal.
BUSAN 2015: POLISH FILMS IN LINEUP
The lineup of this year's 20th Busan International Film Festival (South Korea) features five films supported by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films at the 40th TIFF
Several Polish productions and co-productions co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen at the upcoming 40th Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 10 through September 20, 2015.
Polish Filmmakers Win in Locarno
Polish filmmakers were awarded at the 68th Locarno International Film Festival. Wojciech Staroń's documentary Bracia (Brothers) won the top prize of the prestigious Critics' Week (La Semaine de la Critique). Mów Mi Marianna (Call Me Marianna) by Karolina Bielawska received Premio Zonta Club Locarno. Andrzej Żuławski won the prize for the Best Direction for his new film Cosmos.