Agnieszka Holland Chairs EFA
On January 1, 2014, Polish director Agnieszka Holland took over the position of Chairwoman of the European Film Academy Board. The EFA Board also has five other new members.
"Imagine" in German Cinemas
January 2, 2014 marked the German theatrical release of Imagine, a film directed by Andrzej Jakimowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
A Good Year for Polish Films
11 minut (11 Minutes), a film by Jerzy Skolimowski, will receive support from Eurimages; the decision was made at the December meeting of Eurimages representatives in Vienna. This marks the fourth Polish film to receive Eurimages funding in 2013.
"Wałęsa. Man of Hope" on Oscar Shortlist
"In the Name Of…" in French Cinemas
January 1, 2014 will mark the French theatrical release of W imię... (In the Name Of...), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Wasilewski's New Project in Rotterdam
The 43rd Rotterdam International Film Festival, scheduled to run from January 22 through February 2), has announced its list of 25 projects selected for the CineMart co-production market. The market will feature films from around the world, one of which will be Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love), the latest project by Tomasz Wasilewski.
"The Christening" in Brussels
Chrzest (The Christening), a film directed by Marcin Wrona and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen at the Flagey cinema in Brussels between December 18, 2013 and January 24, 2014.
Kościukiewicz Selected as 2014 Shooting Star
Mateusz Kościukiewicz is one of ten European actors selected as the 2014 Shooting Stars. The actor was nominated for the title by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films in Clermont-Ferrand
The Clermont-Ferrand film festival has announced this year's lineup; Polish films will screen in two competition sections at the world's top short film festival.
Polish-Indian Filmmaking Co-Operation
The audiovisual co-production agreement signed between Poland and India on July 4, 2012 has born its first fruit. Based on this intergovernmental agreement, Polish producer Artevision signed a co-production agreement in November for the production of a feature animated film project entitled Hot Heart Story, co-produced with Auracine Entertainment, a producer from Calcutta.
"The Congress" Wins European Film Award
The Congress, a film directed by Ari Folman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the 2013 European Film Award for best European Animated Feature Film.
"Wałęsa" Oscar Campaign
The Oscar campaign of Andrzej Wajda's feature Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope) in the United States has been launched. The campaign is co-financed and co-ordinated by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Documentaries in Iran
Several Polish documentary films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute have been selected for screening in competition at the Cinema Vérité International Documentary Film Festival, which runs from December 10 through December 17 in Tehran.
Boczarska Voted Best Actress
Magdalena Boczarska received the Best Actress Award at the 44th International Film Festival of India in Goa, for her performance in W ukryciu (In Hiding), a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Documentaries Awarded
Two Polish documentaries received awards at the 8th DocsDF International Documentary Film Festival in Mexico City.
"Floating Skyscrapers" in UK Cinemas
Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers), a film directed by Tomasz Wasilewski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released theatrically in selected cinemas across the United Kingdom on December 6, 2013.
"Ida" Awarded in Gijón
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received a total of five awards at the 51st Gijón International Film Festival (Spain), which closed on November 24.
Andrzej Chyra Awarded in France
At the 15th Cinessonne European Cinema Festival, which closed on November 24, Andrzej Chyra received the award for Best Actor for his performance in W imię... (In the Name Of...), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films in Granada
From December 4 through December 20, 2013, Filmoteca de Andalucia will feature a series of screenings of selected Polish films.