Polish Silver Eye Winners
October 26 marked the awards ceremony of the 17th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Among winners of the festival's Silver Eye Awards are several films directed by Polish filmmakers and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films Awarded in Kiev
October 27 marked the closing of the 43rd edition of the Molodist International Film Festival in Kiev. The small circle of the festival's award-winners includes the creators of two Polish short films: Matka (The Mother) and Gwizdek (The Whistle).
Awards for "Papusza" in Valladolid
Papusza, a film directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received three awards at the 58th Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain.
Polish Films in Cottbus
The competition lineup of the 23rd Cottbus Festival of East European Cinema has been announced. The festival runs from November 5 through November 10, 2013.
"Gabriel" Awarded at Schlingel
On Saturday, October 19, young actor Jan Rotowski accepted the Special Jury Prize of the 18th Schlingel Film Festival for the film Gabriel, directed by Mikołaj Haremski. This international children's film festival has been organized annually in Chemnitz since 1996.
New York Times on "Wałęsa"
On October 17, the New York Times Magazine published a detailed analysis of Andrzej Wajda's latest feature Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope), co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The New York Times piece was written by Alison Smale.
Polish Films Awarded in Chicago
Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope) by Andrzej Wajda and Chce się żyć (Life Feels Good) by Maciej Pieprzyca have received awards at the 49th Chicago International Film Festival.
European Film Showcase in Moscow
October 23 marks the launch of the Westwind European Film Showcase in Moscow. The event is supported by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films Supported by Eurimages
Two Polish co-production have received support from Eurimages, the Council of Europe fund for supporting the production, distribution and exhibition of European films on the international scale. Both projects are also being co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Ida" Wins in Warsaw and London
The past weekend has brought two grand prizes for Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida, a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. Ida won the top awards at the 29th Warsaw Film Festival and the 57th London Film Festival.
Winners of the 29th WFF
The awards ceremony of the 29th Warsaw Film Festival was held on October 19 at Warsaw's Multikino cinema. The Warsaw Grand Prix went to Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Co-Production Agreement Between Poland and Israel
The recent co-production agreement between Poland and Israel entered into force on September 11, 2013, enabling co-production between partners from these two countries to apply for public funding in both states. The ratification of this agreement opens the legal path for applying for public funding in Israel for Polish-Israeli co-productions.
Polish Films at 56th DOK.Leipzig
Seven Polish documentary films and five animated films in the festival lineup, and a further ten films at the DOK.Market; Poland's film presence at this year's edition of the DOK.Leipzig festival promises to be truly impressive.
Polish Films at 2013 IDFA
Five documentary films made by Polish filmmakers will screen at this year's edition of the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. The event runs from November 20 through December 1.
6th Kinopolska Festival in Paris
The sixth edition of the Kinopolska festival in Paris will run from November 19 through November 24, 2013.
"Viva Bel@rus" Wins in Vienna
Żywie Biełaruś, a film directed by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, won the Grand Prize at the 7th Gaffa International Film Festival for Young People in Vienna.
"Rosa" Awarded in France
Róża (Rosa), a film directed by Wojciech Smarzowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Grand Prize at the War on Screen festival, which just had its first edition in Châlons-en-Champagne, France.
Fourth Polish Film Festival in Spain
October 5, 2013 brought the launch of the fourth Polish Film Festival in Spain. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films at 43rd Molodist IFF
Several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute are featured in the lineup of the 43rd Molodist International FIlm Festival, which runs from October 19 through October 27, 2013 in Kiev.
Polish Films at Filmkunstmesse
The Leipzig branch of the Polish Institute in Berlin, in co-operation with the Polish Film Institute, took part for the second time in the Filmkunstmesse art house film market, one of the largest events of its type in Europe.
"The Congress" Among Europe's Best Animated Films
After announcing the list of 46 titles eligible for this year's European Film Awards, the European Film Academy presented three feature animated films in the running for the award for Best European Animation. One of the selected titles was The Congress, a film directed by Ari Folman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.