"Life Feels Good" Released in Hungary
Chce się żyć (Life Feels Good), a film directed by Maciej Pieprzyca, was released theatrically in Hungary on October 30. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Ida" in Greek Cinemas
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Greece on October 30, 2014.
"Our Curse" Nominated
Nasza klątwa (Our Curse), a documentary directed by Tomasz Śliwiński and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been nominated for the IDA Award, the most prestigious award in the world of documentary filmmaking, awarded by the International Documentary Association.
Awards for Polish Films
Abu Haraz, a film by Maciej Drygas, received the Grand Prize at the Ânûû-Rû Âboro Film Festival in New Caledonia, while at the Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival in Qatar, Łukasz Żal received the Best Cinematography Award for his work on Lewa połowa twarzy (Left Side of the Face) by Marcin Bortkiewicz, and Bartłomiej Świderski received the Best Director Award for his film Sati.
Polish 2014 Silver Eye Winners
October 27 marked the closing ceremony of the 18th edition of the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Two Polish films, both co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, are among winners of this year's Silver Eye Awards.
"Ida" in Sweden
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Sweden on October 24, 2014.
Steven Spielberg in Wrocław
"Joanna" and "Our Curse" Shortlisted for the Oscars
On October 20, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its short list of contenders for the Academy Award in the Documentary Short Subject category. This selection of eight films includes two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute - Joanna, a film by Aneta Kopacz (Wajda Studio), and Nasza klątwa (Our Curse), a film by Tomasz Śliwiński (Warsaw Film School).
"Our Curse" Awarded in Japan and the USA
Conversation with Hagai Levi
During 3. World Conference of Screenwriters in Warsaw we talked to Hagai Levi - a director and screenwriter, mostly known for his series BeTipul, which later became an HBO format, entitled In Treatment in the USA, in Poland known as Bez tajemnic.
Michał Marczak at 2014 CPH:LAB
The Outcome of the WCOS 2014
Recently Warsaw hosted the Third World Conference of Screenwriters, a two-day event for 170 screenwriters from around the world. The event, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, closed with the Warsaw Resolution, which asserts the essential role of the screenwriter in the creative process.
"Wałęsa. Man of Hope" in Sweden
Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope), a film directed by Andrzej Wajda and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Sweden on October 3, 2014.
Polish Films Nominated
Forty films produced or co-produced in Poland will take part in this year's East Silver Market. Seven of these have been nominated for the Silver Eye Awards for best creative documentaries screening at the market. Among these are several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"The Mighty Angel" in Tokyo
Pod Mocnym Aniołem (The Mighty Angel), a film directed by Wojciech Smarzowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in competition at the Tokyo International Film Festival, which runs from October 23 through October 31.
Great reviews of "Ida"
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Estonia, United Kingdom and Ireland on September 26, 2014. Poland's candidate for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award® has been enthusiastically received very well by British film critics.
Award for "When I Am a Bird"
Kiedy będę ptakiem (When I Am A Bird), a documentary directed by Monika Pawluczuk and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been gaining international acclaim. The Signes de Nuit festival in Paris brought a SIGNIS Award for the film, while Prague's Fresh Film Fest awarded Pawluczuk's documentary with a Special Mention of the Jury.