Polish Film Wins Audience Award
The Audience Award for Best Film in Tampere (Finland) went to Łukasz Ostalski, author of the short film Matka (Mother). The film screened in International Competition at the 43rd Tampere International Short Film Festival in Finland.
"Entangled" Awarded in Prague
On March 12, the documentary Uwikłani (Entangled) by Lidia Duda received the Best Director award at the 15th One World festival in Prague. The grand prize in the festival's competition went to The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer. The awards ceremony will be held on March 13.
Camerimage on Oscar-Qualifying List
The Plus Camerimage International Festival of the Art of Cinematography has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Award-qualifying festival in the Best Short Documentary category.
"Suicide Room" in Czech Cinemas
Sala Samobójców (Suicide Room), directed by Jan Komasa and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released in Czech cinemas on March 28, 2013.
Poland as Guest of Honour at Annecy Film Festival
Poland will feature as the guest of honour at the 37th Annecy International Animated Film Festival, which runs from June 10 through June 15, 2013.
Polish Films at Sofia Film Festival
The lineup of the 17th Sofia International Film Festival features a number of Polish films, including several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The festival runs from March 7 through March 17, 2013.
"The Mole" in Czech Cinemas
Kret (The Mole), directed by Rafael Lewandowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been released theatrically in the Czech Republic.
"Floating Skyscrapers" at Tribeca Film Festival
Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) by Tomasz Wasilewski has been selected as one of 14 feature films to screen in the Viewpoints section at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The film's New York screening will mark its world premiere.
"Being Like Deyna" in the UK and Ireland
Być jak Kazimierz Deyna (Being Like Deyna) by Anna Wieczur-Bluszcz will be released in selected theatres across the United Kingdom and Ireland on March 8, 2013. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Ve stinu": Czech Best Film Award
Ve stínu (Polish title: W cieniu, English title: In the Shadow), directed by David Ondříček and made in co-production between the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, received a total of nine 2012 Czech Lion awards. The film had been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Rogalik" Recognized at ZagrebDox
Rogalik by Paweł Ziemilski received special recognition in the young filmmaker section of the 9th ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival.
Oscars from Krakow?
On February 27, 2013, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for the second time in six months, extended its list of Krakow Film Festival winners eligible for consideration for Oscar nominations. The list of qualifying awards now includes four winners of Krakow's short film competition.
FebioFest 2013 - Polish Films in Prague
The 20th FebioFest International Film Festival will run in Prague from March 14 through March 22. The festival lineup features several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Interview with Andrea Prenghyova
We interviewed Andrea Prenghyova, creator of the DOK.Incubator documentary workshop, journalist and film director, who had served for 10 years as the head of the Institute of Documentary film in Prague, an institution dedicated to supporting filmmakers from Eastern and Central Europe.
"In the Name Of..." at Hong Kong IFF
The 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival will run from March 17 through April 2. The festival lineup features W imię... (In the Name Of...), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films in Vilnius
Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute are featured in the lineup of the 18th 'Kino Pavasaris' International Film Festival, which runs in Vilnius from March 14 through March 28, 2013.
Success of Polish Shorts and Docs
The year 2012 marked several events of key importance for Polish documentary, short, and animated filmmaking.
"Warsaw 1935" Press Conference
March 15 will mark the theatrical release of Warszawa 1935 (Warsaw 1935), a 3D film presenting Poland's capital in the period before the Second World War. On February 20, the film's press conference was held at Iluzjon cinema, where the film's second trailer was revealed.
Teddy Award for "In the Name Of..."
On February 15, the 27th Teddy Awards for films that focus on LGBT issues were presented at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The Best Film award and the award of the Siegessäule magazine readers went to Polish film W imię... (In the Name Of...) by Małgorzata Szumowska.
"Baby Blues" wins in Berlin!
On 15 February, the Generation section awards were presented at the 63rd International Film Festival in Berlin. The Crystal Bear for best film in the Generation 14 plus section went to Bejbi Blues (Baby Blues) by Katarzyna Rosłaniec. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.