Immigrants pitched at prestigious Halifax Coproduction Market
Immigrants is a feature film project by Dariusz Jabłoński and Krzysztof Łukaszewicz, inspired by the events of October 2007, when a Polish immigrant, after waiting 10 hours at airport border control, was stunned with a Taser gun by the police and subsequently died. The project took part in the prestigious Strategic Partners international coproduction market that was held on September 17-21 in Halifax, Canada.
Jabłoński's War Games to open IDFA
The documentary War Games (Gry wojenne) by Dariusz Jabłoński, about Col. Ryszard Kuklinski who spied for nine years for the CIA, will open the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and compete for its Feature-Length Documentary prize
Polish Films in Pusan
Six Polish films will be screened at the Pusan Film Festival in South Korea. The festival starts on October 8.
Robert Glinśki's Piggies tours world festivals
After the success of Piggies (Świnki) by Robert Gliński at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the film is booked at international festivals in Israel, the United States, Germany and India, as well as in Warsaw.
Polish cinema in Asia
Several Polish films will be shown this fall at major festivals in Japan, India and South Korea.
World success for Operation Danube
The film Operacja Dunaj (Operation Danube) by Jacek Głomb has been entered in the First Works competition at the Festroia International Film Festival in Setúbal, Portugal. It will also compete for the top international prize at the International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival in October and will be screened at several other festivals this fall.
Polish films fight for European Film...
Two Polish productions, 33 Scenes from Life (33 sceny z życia) by Małgorzata Szumowska and Tatarak (Sweet Rush) by Andrzej Wajda, are on the list of 48 films competing for the European Film Awards.
Andrzej Wajda Awarded in Venice
A Silver Ribbon Award was granted to Andrzej Wajda by Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists for his film Katyń.
Tricks in British cinemas
Tricks (Sztuczki), one of the most-awarded recent films in Poland, will be shown beginning on 2 September in the Curzon Soho cinema and other cinemas in London's West End, as well as selected cinemas across Great Britain.
Premiere of The Courageous Heart...
An exceptional event took place on the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in Gdańsk - the European premiere of the film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (Dzieci Ireny Sendlerowej) by John Kent Harrison.
The film, based on the book Mother of the Holocaust Children by Anna Mieszkowska, tells the story of an extraordinary Pole, Irena Sendler, who, with a group of collaborators during World War II, conducted a daring and dangerous campaign to save children from the Warsaw ghetto. She managed to save over 2,500 of them.
27th Torino Film Festival - Call for Entries 2009
The director of the Torino International Film Festival invites filmmakers to apply to the 27th edition of the festival. The deadline for the entries is 21 September 2009.
Mall Girls will be shown in Toronto
The film Mall Girls (Galerianki), a debut by Katarzyna Rosłaniec, was invited to "Discovery" section at Toronto International Film Festival.
Bajon begins Śluby panieńskie
This will be the biggest Polish cinema production since the times of The Revenge (Zemsta) and With Fire And Sword (Ogniem i mieczem). A lot of stars will be playing in the film.
Seven years with Janosik
"The topicality of the story about Janosik was something that attracted us in the script," said Agnieszka Holland after the screening of Janosik. "It is a story about lot and fate, not only a fairy tale." The film by Holland and her daughter, Kasia Adamik will be shown in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia from 4 September.
The Cinematograph in Venice
The animated film The Cinematograph (Kinematograf) by Tomasz Bagiński will compete in international short films competition Corto Cortissimo of the 66th Venice International Film Festival (2-12 September).
Lech Majewski has finished his shoots for The Mill and the Cross (Młyn i krzyż)
The latest film The Mill and the Cross by Lech Majewski, with many film stars - Michael York, Charlotte Rampling, Rutger Hauer - is at the post-production stage.
Solidarity of Arts – festival in Gdańsk
The exceptional event, joining various fields of art - Festival Solidarity of Arts - begins in Gdańsk.
Poland at TIFFCOM Market 2009
The Polish Film Institute (PISF) will organise a Polish National Cinema Stand at the nearest film market TIFFCOM 2009.
Polish films go to Tokyo and Pusan
Dom zły by Wojciech Smarzowski will take part in a competition in Tokyo, and Zero by Paweł Borowski in Pusan.