WINNERS OF THE 40TH GDYNIA FILM FESTIVAL
The winners of the 40th Gdynia Film Festival were announced on September 19.
WINNERS OF THE 8TH POLISH FILM INSTITUTE AWARDS
The eighth annual Polish Film Institute Awards ceremony was held on September 16, 2015 at the 40th Gdynia Film Festival. These are Poland's only awards for achievements in promoting Polish cinema.
POLISH FILMMAKERS AWARDED IN VENICE
The 72nd Venice International Film Festival closed on September 12. Polish filmmakers are among this year's Venice award winners.
DIRECTOR MARCIN WRONA DIES AT 42
Marcin Wrona, director of Demon, passed away suddenly on Friday night.
"11 Minutes": Excellent Reviews After World Premiere in Venice
September 9 at the 72nd Venice IFF marked the world premiere of 11 minut (11 Minutes), a film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. Screening in Main Competition, this Polish-Irish co-production has gained acclaim among Polish and international film critics alike.
"11 MINUTES" WORLD PREMIERE AT VENICE IFF
September 9 at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival marked the world premiere of 11 minut (11 Minutes), a film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"SUMMER SOLSTICE" WINS IN MONTREAL
Letnie przesilenie (Summer Solstice), a film directed by Michał Rogalski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the award for Best Screenplay at the 39th World Film Festival in Montreal.
EXHIBITION ON KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI IN SAN SEBASTIAN
An exhibition on the works of Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski is on display until October 24, 2015 in San Sebastian.
Polish Films at the 72nd Venice IFF
Several Polish films are in official selection at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, which runs from September 2 through September 12.
"Papusza" in Spanish Cinemas
Papusza, a film directed by Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Spain on August 28, 2015.
"SUMMER SOLSTICE" IN MONTREAL OFFICIAL SELECTION
Letnie przesilenie (Summer Solstice), a film directed by Michał Rogalski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in Main Competition at the 39th World Film Festival in Montreal.
BUSAN 2015: POLISH FILMS IN LINEUP
The lineup of this year's 20th Busan International Film Festival (South Korea) features five films supported by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films at the 40th TIFF
Several Polish productions and co-productions co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen at the upcoming 40th Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 10 through September 20, 2015.
Polish Filmmakers Win in Locarno
Polish filmmakers were awarded at the 68th Locarno International Film Festival. Wojciech Staroń's documentary Bracia (Brothers) won the top prize of the prestigious Critics' Week (La Semaine de la Critique). Mów Mi Marianna (Call Me Marianna) by Karolina Bielawska received Premio Zonta Club Locarno. Andrzej Żuławski won the prize for the Best Direction for his new film Cosmos.
POLAND AT CINELINK
A delegation of 15 Polish producers and distributors will take part in the CineLink co-production market at the 21st Sarajevo International Film Festival. Poland is this year's official partner of the festival.
"11 MINUTES" AND "DEMON" IN TORONTO
11 minut (11 Minutes) by Jerzy Skolimowski and Demon by Marcin Wrona, both co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival.
"THE HERE AFTER" AND "THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN" IN SAN SEBASTIAN
Two international co-productions co-financed by the Polish Film Institute — Intruz (The Here After) by Magnus von Horn and Czarodziejska góra (The Magic Mountain) by Anca Damian — will screen in the Zabaltegi section of the upcoming 63rd San Sebastián International Film Festival.
MAGDALENA SROKA APPOINTED NEW GENERAL DIRECTOR OF THE POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
Magdalena Sroka was officially appointed General Director of the Polish Film Institute by Małgorzata Omilanowska, Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
POLISH FILMS IN FESTIVAL LINEUP AT 68TH LOCARNO IFF
Three films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute have been selected for screening at Semaine de la Critique at the 68th Locarno IFF.
FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project calling
Applications are now open for the 10th FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project – a training programme for young critics and film journalists from Central and Eastern Europe coordinated by the Warsaw Film Foundation and FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics.
Common Baltic. Short Film Contest
Culture.pl, the Pomeranian Film Foundation in Gdynia and the Gdynia Film School are organising a short-film competition about the Baltic Sea countries - their cultural identity, their history, their society, their transformation.