The film „Hater. Suicide room” wins at Tribeca Film Festival!

Jan Komasa's film „Suicide Room. Hater” won the Best Narrative Feature award at the International Narrative Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in the USA. This is the first Polish film that not only managed to participate in this prestigious competition for foreign films, but also to win it.

The 60th Krakow Film Festival is entirely online

For the first time, films participating in the 60th Krakow Film Festival will be screened not at cinemas, but at online screenings throughout Poland. In addition to documentary, animated and short feature films from around the world, there will be shows of the latest and most important Polish productions.

Polish films in the Hot Docs competition in Toronto

As many as four Polish images were included in the program of the largest documentary film festival in North America - Hot Docs in Toronto. Three of them were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. This include the latest film by Eliza Kubarska and Monika Braid - „Wall of shadows".

Polish film with an award at the Visions du Réel Festival

The film „An ordinary country" directed by Tomasz Wolski won an award at the Visions du Réel Festival. The Polish documentary won in the category for the most innovative medium-length film.

„Corpus Christi” awarded at a festival in Brazil

The film by Jan Komasa - „Corpus Christi” won the Grand Jury Award and the Critics' Award at the Brazil International Film Festival (BIFF). This one of the most important festivals in this country, due to the coronavirus pandemic, was entirely online for the first time.

Kulmeet Makkar, CEO of the Producers Guild Of India, has died

Kulmeet Makkar was an architect of recently signed Memorandum of Understanding initiating the co-operation between Polish and Indian film industry.

Contribution from VOD broadcasters to Polish cinematography

Thanks to the efforts of the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, prof. Piotr Gliński, the update of the anti-crisis shield that was being prepared, included records regarding 1.5% of the revenue collected from broadcasters of on-demand audiovisual media services - the change which was long-awaited by the film community.

TFL Co-Production Fund and TFL Audience Design Fund are waiting for applications

Until April 28, you can apply for funding from the TFL Co-Production Fund whereas applications to TFL Audience Design Fund can be submitted a little longer, until June 15 this year.

Karlovy Vary IFF is waiting for films

Only until May 1, you can submit recent or post-production films to participate in the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. One week shorter, until April 24, a call for the Eurimages Lab Project Award is underway.

Call for Ex Oriente Film and East Silver Market has started

Documentalists can apply to the Ex Oriente Film 2020 training program by April 30. Those interested in the East Silver Market, accompanying the Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava, have more time to submit their films.

PFI ANNOUNCEMENT of 07.04.2020: Scholarships for filmmakers

As a result of the work of the cinema crisis team, the Director of the Polish Film Institute, Radosław Śmigulski, in cooperation with the Polish Filmmakers Association, the Polish Film Academy, the Polish Directors Guild and the Association of Artists for Rzeczpospolita, established a program to support film professions.

A call for FEST - Pitching Forum has started

The call for applications for FEST - Pitching Forum is ongoing until April 20. This is a unique opportunity to present your project to selected producers, distributors, funds and investors.

Calls for International Industry Programs are underway

We invite you to participate in the accompanying programs Marché du Film in Cannes, Producers on the Move and Producers Network, as well as in First Cut Lab Poland.

Call for submissions for the Venice Gap-Financing Market

Until April 30 this year Venice Production Bridge accepts applications for the 7th edition of Venice Gap-Financing Market. The event will take place from September 4-6, 2020, during the 77th Venice International Film Festival (September 2-12, 2020). The Venice Gap-Financing Market is a platform designed to support producers in obtaining financing sources through individual meetings with potential co-producers, sales agents, distributors, representatives of funds.

Report on the work of the crisis team in the cinematographic industry

Scholarships for creators who are in a difficult financial situation, changes in the Cinematography Act and the Act on financial support for audiovisual production, numerous amendments introduced to PFI Operational Programs and a number of initiatives implemented by working teams.

First Cut Lab Poland at 20. New Horizons IFF

First Cut Lab Poland is a programme designed for two or three Polish long feature fiction films in editing phase, supported by the Polish Film Institute. This year workshop will take place from 24 - 27 July 2020 in Wrocław during New Horizons International Film Festival in the frame of the industry event Polish Days.

"My Neighbor Adolf" is set to Begin filming

On January 27, in Colombia, the Israeli-Polish-Colombian co-production titled "My Neighbor Adolf" will begin the shooting. The Polish part of the pictures is planned for the second quarter of 2020. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. Film Produkcja is the Polish producer of the film.


Oleg Sentsov's "Numbers" at Berlinale

The world premiere of Oleg Sentsov's "Numbers" will take place on the program of the 70th International Film Festival in Berlin. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


Over EUR 12 million for 26 projects – Polish incentive scheme summarized after first months of operating

26 projects benefited from the incentives for filmmakers in Poland in the first few months of operating. The Polish Film Institute has granted over EUR 12 million to support audiovisual production within the incentive scheme.


The World Premiere of "Kill It and Leave This Town" in Encounters competition at Berlinale

The world premiere of Mariusz Wilczyński's feature animation film "Kill It and Leave This Town" co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will take place in the new competitve section Encounters during the 70th International Film Festival in Berlin.


The world premiere of Agnieszka Holland's "Charlatan" at the Berlinale

The world premiere of Agnieszka Holland's latest film "Charlatan" co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will take place in the Berlinale Special program during the 70th International Film Festival in Berlin.