4th "Five Flavours" FF Launched
October 26 brought the opening of the 4th "Five Flavours" Film Festival. The festival was opened by Joon Jae Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Poland. Over the next few days, film enthusiasts will have an opportunity to enjoy Asian cinema - first in Warsaw, later in Krakow, Poznan, and Katowice.
Polish Films Awarded in Leipzig
October 24 marked the closing of the 53rd DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. Of the seven films representing Poland, two received prestigious awards. The Young Talent International Competition Jury awarded the Grand Prize for Short Documentary Film to Kawałek lata (A Piece of Summer) by Marta Minorowicz. The Prize of the Trade Union ver.di and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury went to Marcin Sauter for Na północ od Kalabrii (North of Calabria).
Polish Film Competition
The Plus Camerimage festival team has announced the Polish Film Competition lineup.
Awards for Abel Korzeniowski
Awards for the world's best composers of film music were presented at the closing gala of the World Soundtrack Academy, part of the 37th Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent (Belgium). The WSA awards have been presented annually since 2001.
Europe-India: Panel Discussion
On October 15, a panel discussion and presentation of co-production opportunities between India and European countries was held at Warsaw's Rejs cinema. This event was part of the Warsaw Script Meeting - the European segment of the Primexchange Europe-India workshop. The second session will be held next month at the Film Bazaar in Goa.
Klimkiewicz Debuts in England
Three projects by young filmmakers will receive funding from the city of Bristol, as city authorities are keen on promoting the city through its artist. One of the selected projects is to be directed by young Polish filmmaker Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, whose acclaimed short feature Hanoi-Warszawa (Hanoi-Warsaw) was recently nominated for best short at the European Film Awards. The Bristol-backed project Flying Blind will be Klimkiewicz's full-length feature debut.
"Erratum” Awarded in Chicago
Marek Lechki's Erratum continues its world tour. The most recent addition to its award list is the directorial debut award at the 46th Chicago International Film Festival. A few days earlier the film received Special Mention from the Flash Forward Competition Jury at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival.
Winners of the 26th Warsaw FF
The awards ceremony of the 26th Warsaw Film Festival was held on Saturday, October 16. Awards were presented in the festival's five competition categories, along with the FIPRESCI Jury Award and the Ecumenical Jury Award. The Warsaw Grand Prix - the top award in the festival's International Competition, funded by the City of Warsaw, went to Incendies by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve.
„Erratum” Tours the World
Marek Lechki's full-length feature debut Erratum screens in the Flash Forward competition of the ongoing 15th Pusan International Film Festival - one of the major film events in Asia.
Platige Image Nominated for ANIMAGO
Three films made by Platige Image have been nominated for the 14th edition of the ANIMAGO film awards. The ANIMAGO awards are presented annually since 1997 to the best film projects using 3D animation, visual effects, and interactive media.
Polish Films in Munich
On October 14, the Ahoj Nachbarn association will organize a film event in the "Servus Polska!" series of events promoting Polish culture in Munich.
Special Mention for "The Christening"
Marcin Wrona's Chrzest (The Christening) received special mention from the Church of Iceland Jury at the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF), which ended on Sunday, October 3. This marks the first international award for The Christening.
Focus On Poland at Reykjavik IFF
Launched on September 23, the 7th Reykjavik International Film Festival will feature six Polish films. Marcin Wrona's Chrzest (The Christening) will screen in the festival's Main Competition, four other Polish features will be shown in the Focus On Poland special presentation, while Sztuczki (Tricks) by Andrzej Jakimowski will be part of the Youth Program.
205 Films at Warsaw Film Fest
The 26th Warsaw International Film Festival will run from October 8 through 17, 2010. There will be a total of 384 screenings: 205 films from 53 countries. Polish films at this year's festival include: Chrzest (The Christening) by Marcin Wrona, Dwa ognie (Between Two Fires) by Agnieszka Łkasiak, Lincz (Lynch) by Krzysztof Łkaszewicz, 50/50 by Krzysztof Nowińki, Bad Girls. Cela 77 (Bad Girls. Cell 77) by Janusz Mrozowski, Plama (The Stain) by Igor Chojna, and Twist & Blood by Kuba Czekaj.
"Lynch" Wins Top Prize in Koszalin
The 29th "Young and Cinema" Debut Films Festival in Koszalin came to a close Saturday night.
"This is a special place for me to be receiving this award. I live not far from here; I am a Szczecin man by birth and by choice," said the winner of the Wielki Jantar (Grand Amber) festival Grand Prize Krzysztof Łukaszewicz. "The film was a success, we hit the jackpot," added producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus.
Polish Films in Pusan
A total of six Polish feature films will screen at this year's 15th edition of the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea. The festival runs from October 7 through October 15. The "Flash Forward" competition for first- and second-time directors from outside Asia will include Erratum by Marek Lechki.
Two awards for "Essential Killing"
The 67th Venice International Film Festival came to a close. The Special Jury Prize went to Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing, a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. When accepting the award, Skolimowski thanked Ewa Piaskowska, who co-wrote and co-produced the film.. The Coppa Volpi Best Actor Award went to Vincent Gallo, the American actor who played the lead part in Skolimowski's feature. Gallo played the role of Mohammed - an Afghan fugitive who escaped from a secret military black site and now seeks recluse in the forest, fleeing from US troops.
"Reverse" Recommended for EFA
Members of the European Film Academy together with EFA Productions gGmbH published a selection list of Europe's 46 best films. Published on September 9, the selection list features titles of films recommended for consideration for the European Film Awards. The Polish candidate for this year's European Film Award is Rewers (Reverse) by Borys Lankosz.
Polish Oscar Candidate
The Polish candidate for the Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, or Oscars, has been selected. Poland will be represented by Wszystko co kocham (All That I Love) by Jacek Borcuch. All That I Love by Jacek Borcuch is set in the early 1980s. Since its premiere in January 2010, Jacek Borcuch's feature was screened and awarded at multiple international film festivals, including Sundance, Rotterdam, Brussels, Setúbal, Los Angeles, and New York.
Award for Kolski's "Venice"
Wenecja (Venice) by Jan Jakub Kolski received the Special Jury Prize for Best Artistic Contribution at the 34th Montreal World Film Festival, which closed last night. This award is a key award (second only to the Grand Prix) at North America's only A-class international film festival.
Co-Financing for Weir Project
September 3 brings the launch of the 37th Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, USA. This year's Telluride lineup includes 24 new features, 13 documentaries, and 25 short films. This non-competitive festival focuses on presenting the latest achievements of world cinema.