20TH ANNIVERSARY OF KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI'S DEATH
March 13 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski.
"The Here After" in Cinemas in UK
The Here After, a film directed by Magnus von Horn and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in UK on March 11.
"THE RED CAPTAIN" IN CZECH AND SLOVAK CINEMAS
Czerwony Kapitan (The Red Captain), a Czech-Slovak-Polish co-production directed by Michal Kollár and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on March 10, 2016.
2016 POLISH FILM AWARDS: "BODY/CIAŁO" WINS BEST FILM
Małgorzata Szumowska's Body/Ciało (Body) was voted Best Polish Film at the Polish Film Awards, also winning awards for Best Director, Best Actress (Maja Ostaszewska) and Best Actor (Janusz Gajos). Janusz Majewski's Excentrycy, czyli po słonecznej stronie ulicy (The Eccentrics. The Sunny Side of the Street) also received a total of four awards.
"THE LURE" WINS IN PORTO
Agnieszka Smoczyńska's debut feature Córki Dancingu (The Lure) triumphed at the 36th Fantasporto International Film Festival, winning a total of three awards: Best Film, Best Director, and Best Special Effects.
Andrzej Wajda celebrates his 90th birthday
On March 6, director Andrzej Wajda celebrates his 90th birthday.
Great Response to "United States of Love" at Berlinale
Tomasz Wasilewski's latest feature Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love) has been very warmly received by film critics at this year's Berlin International Film Festival.
"Body/Ciało" in Hungarian Cinemas
Body/Ciało (Body), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Hungary on Februrary 25.
Call for entries: 16th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF
Submissions are open until 15th of March 2016.
"ILEGITIM" WINS CICAE AWARD AT BERLINALE
Ilegitim (Illegitimate), a Romanian-Polish-French co-production directed by Adrian Sitaru, received the CICAE award of the International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.
Tomasz Wasilewski Wins Silver Bear
At the closing ceremony of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, Tomasz Wasilewski - writer and director of Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love) - received the Silver Bear Award for Best Screenplay.
"Gods" in Cinemas in Spain
On February 19, 2016, Bogowie (Gods), a film directed by Łukasz Palkowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Spain.
"Crache Coeur" in French Cinemas
Feature debut directed by Julia Kowalski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute Crache Coeur (Raging Rose, Znam kogoś, kto cię szuka) was released theatrically on February 17 in France.
ANDRZEJ ŻUŁAWSKI DIES AT 75
Andrzej Żuławski, acclaimed director, screenwriter, writer, passed away on 17 February at the age of 75, following a long illness. Żuławski was the director of award-winning films, including Trzecia część nocy (The Third Part of the Night), Diabeł (The Devil), Possession, Szamanka (Shaman), Fidelity, and Cosmos.
POLISH PRESENCE AT 66TH BERLINALE
The 66th Berlin International Film Festival runs from February 11 through February 21, 2016. The festival lineup features several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The festival will also host a number of events related to Polish cinema.
"Agnus Dei" in French Cinemas
Agnus Dei (Niewinne, Les innocentes), a film directed by Anne Fontaine and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute was released theatrically in France on February 10.
PICTURE POLAND INCREASES ITS RANGE
Picture Poland, a project aimed at promoting Polish cinema among airline passengers, is increasing its range.
FEBRUARY FOCUS ON POLAND IN NYC
February 2016 in New York City marks a total of three events on Polish cinema.
2016 SUNDANCE AWARDS FOR POLISH FILMMAKERS
January 31 marked the closing of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The festival's closing ceremony brought awards for two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
POLISH FILMS AT FESTIVAL SCOPE
The Polish Film Institute has joined forces with Festival Scope, a platform for new channels of film distribution. Festival Scope will feature a selection of Polish films, including film debuts and films that screened at major international film festivals.
Excellent Reception of "The Lure" at Sundance FF
Córki Dancingu (The Lure) by Agnieszka Smoczyńska had the excellent reception at the Sundance Film Festival 2016. The feature debut co-financed by the Polish Film Institute screens in the World Dramatic Cinema Competition.