Call for Program Ekran 2013
Ekran, organized by Wajda Studio and Wajda School, is a training program focusing on the creative pre-production process based on shooting practice. Deadline for application is January 21st, 2013. Participation in this program is free.
Dragons Go to Oscars
According to information from the Krakow Film Festival team, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has added Krakow's Silver Dragon awards to the list of awards that enable films to qualify for Academy Award® consideration in the short film category.
"All Souls’'Day" in Clermont-Ferrand
Święto zmarłych (All Souls' Day) by Aleksandra Terpińska will screen in Main Competition at the 35th International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand. The festival runs from February 1 through February 9, 2013.
Polish Filmmakers Awarded in Cairo
December 6 brought the closing of the 35th Cairo International Film Festival. The Tahrir Square Prize, the top prize in the Human Rights Competition, went to Róża (Rosa) by Wojciech Smarzowski. The Best Actor award in Cairo's International Competition went to Marian Dziędziel for his performance in Piąta pora roku (The Fifth Season of the Year) by Jerzy Domaradzki.
"My Name is Ki" in French Cinemas
Ki (My Name Is Ki) by Leszek Dawid will be released in French cinemas on December 19, 2012. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Dorociński Awarded in Goa
Marcin Dorociński received the Best Actor award at the 43rd International Film Festival of India in Goa for the role of Tadeusz in Róża (Rosa), a film directed by Wojciech Smarzowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Rebelle" Wins Golden Frog
December 1 brought the closing of the 20th edition of the Plus Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Bydgoszcz. The event was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"80 Million" Reviewed by THR
The Hollywood Reporter published a review of 80 milionów (80 Million), the Polish candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, directed by Waldemar Krzystek and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"80 Million" as Comic Book
80 milionów (80 Million), directed by Waldemar Krzystek is Poland's candidate for the foreign language Academy Awards and has received a subsidy from the Polish Film Institute for promoting the film in the United States.
"Lasting" at Sundance
Nieulotne (Lasting), directed by Jacek Borcuch and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in the World Dramatic Competition at the Sundance International Film Festival, which runs from January 17 through January 27, 2013.
Krzysztof Zanussi Awarded in India
Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd International Film Festival of India in Goa.
"Argentinian Lesson" Wins in Canada
The documentary Argentyńska lekcja (Argentinian Lesson) by Wojciech Staroń, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the grand prize in the Mid-Length Documentary Competition at the RIDM (Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal) film festival.
"My Father's Bike" in the UK and Ireland
November 30, 2012 will bring the theatrical release of Piotr Trzaskalski's Mój rower (My Father's Bike) in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Crulic" in French Cinemas
December 12, 2012 will bring the French release of the documentary Droga na drugą stronę (Crulic - The Path to Beyond) by Anca Damian. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"My Father's Bike" Wins in America
The awards ceremony of the 24th Polish Film Festival in America was held in Chicago on Sunday, November 18.
Polish Films at the Cairo Film Festival
Piąta pora roku (The Fifth Season of the Year) by Jerzy Domaradzki and Róża (Rosa) by Wojciech Smarzowski will screen at the 35th Cairo International Film Festival.
Polish Animated Films in Brazil
Several Polish animated films are featured in the lineup of the upcoming 2nd International Stop Motion Festival of Brazil, which runs from November 27 through December 1, 2012. These films include projects co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films in India
The 43rd International Film Festival of India will run from November 20 through November 30, 2012. The festival's FilmBazaar market will feature a number of Polish-Indian film projects. The festival lineup features several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
FilmPOLSKA München: 2nd Edition
The second edition of the filmPOLSKA festival in Munich will run from November 28 through December 2, 2012. The festival is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
French Music Prize for Mykietyn
Composer Paweł Mykietyn received the Prix France Musique Sacem 2012 award for the original score of Essential Killing, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films Awarded in Minsk
Three Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute - Mój rower (My Father's Bike) by Piotr Trzaskalski, Paparazzi by Piotr Bernaś and Rozmowa (The Conversation) by Piotr Sułkowski - have received awards at the 19th "Listapad" International Film Festival in Minsk.