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.
POLAND AT CINELINK
A delegation of 15 Polish producers and distributors will take part in the CineLink co-production market at the 21st Sarajevo International Film Festival. Poland is this year's official partner of the festival.
"11 MINUTES" AND "DEMON" IN TORONTO
11 minut (11 Minutes) by Jerzy Skolimowski and Demon by Marcin Wrona, both co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival.
"THE HERE AFTER" AND "THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN" IN SAN SEBASTIAN
Two international co-productions co-financed by the Polish Film Institute — Intruz (The Here After) by Magnus von Horn and Czarodziejska góra (The Magic Mountain) by Anca Damian — will screen in the Zabaltegi section of the upcoming 63rd San Sebastián International Film Festival.
MAGDALENA SROKA APPOINTED NEW GENERAL DIRECTOR OF THE POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
Magdalena Sroka was officially appointed General Director of the Polish Film Institute by Małgorzata Omilanowska, Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
POLISH FILMS IN FESTIVAL LINEUP AT 68TH LOCARNO IFF
Three films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute have been selected for screening at Semaine de la Critique at the 68th Locarno IFF.
FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project calling
Applications are now open for the 10th FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project – a training programme for young critics and film journalists from Central and Eastern Europe coordinated by the Warsaw Film Foundation and FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics.
Common Baltic. Short Film Contest
Culture.pl, the Pomeranian Film Foundation in Gdynia and the Gdynia Film School are organising a short-film competition about the Baltic Sea countries - their cultural identity, their history, their society, their transformation.
"11 Minutes" in Main Competition in Venice
11 minut (11 Minutes), the latest film by director Jerzy Skolimowski, will have its world premiere in Main Competition at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, which runs from September 2 through September 12, 2015. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"KLEZMER" IN VENICE DAYS OFFICIAL SELECTION
Klezmer, the feature debut by director Piotr Chrzan, has been selected to screen in competition at the 12th edition of Venice Days, a section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, which runs from September 2 through September 12, 2015.
POLISH-GERMAN CO-DEVELOPMENT FUND
The application deadline for financial support for film project development within the framework of the Polish-German Co-Development Fund is August 14. Applications are open to film producers from Poland and Germany.
Polish films awarded in Estonia
Polish films co-financed by the Polish Films Institute were awarded at the 29th Pärnu International Documentary and Antropology Film Festival in Estonia.
Third Volume of POLISH CINEMA CLASSICS
The Polish Cinema Classics Vol. IIII DVD collection was released in the United Kingdom on May 25, 2015. The collection has been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
40TH GDYNIA FILM FESTIVAL — MAIN COMPETITION AND VISIONS APART COMPETITION
The lineup of the Main Competition and the Visions Apart competition of the upcoming 40th Gdynia Film Festival has been announced.
Polish films at 18th Guanajuato Film Festival
Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen at the 18th Guanajuato Film Festival, which runs from July 17 through July 26 in Mexico.
"The Magic Mountain" awarded in Karlovy Vary
Czarodziejska góra (The Magic Mountain), a Polish-French-Romanian animated documentary film directed by Anca Damian received the Special Jury Mention at the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
50TH KARLOVY VARY IFF: POLISH FILMS IN COMPETITION
Several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute screen in competition at the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
THE INAUGURATION OF 'PICTURE POLAND'
July 2 marked the launch of a new project called Picture Poland, aimed at promoting Polish cinema among airline passengers.
Creators of "THE QUEEN OF SILENCE" AND SŁAWOMIR IDZIAK WIN DEUTSCHER KAMERAPREIS
Creators of Królowa ciszy (The Queen of Silence), a documentary film by Agnieszka Zwiefka, received the prestigious Deutscher Kamerapreis award in two categories: Best Cinematography and Best Editing. Polish cinematographer Sławomir Idziak received the award for lifetime achievement.