ASC Spotlight Award for "Ida"
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the ASC Spotlight Award for cinematography. The film was lensed by Łukasz Żal and Ryszard Lenczewski.
Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
February 5, 2014 will mark the opening of "Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema", a series of screenings of restored classic Polish films at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City. The event has been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"The Island" Wins in Rotterdam
La Isla (Wyspa / The Island), a 30-minute short feature co-directed by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz [Hanoi-Warszawa (Hanoi-Warsaw), Flying Blind] and Dominga Sotomayor (Thursday Till Sunday), received the Canon Tiger Award at the prestigious Rotterdam International Film Festival.
New Polish Films in NYC
Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema, a showcase of recent Polish films co-organized by the Polish Film Institute, will take place at the BAMcinématek in New York City between February 19 and February 23, 2014.
"Loving Vincent" on Kickstarter
In March 2014, Gdańsk-based animation studio BreakThru Films plans to launch production of Loving Vincent, a feature animated film project co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and directed by Dorota Kobiela. The film focuses on the life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh as seen through the eyes of the characters of his paintings. February 6 marks the closing date of the project's fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.
"Gabriel" at International Film Festivals
Gabriel, a film directed by Mikołaj Haremski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been selected for screening at four film festivals abroad.
UK: "In the Name Of…" DVD Release
W imię... (In the Name Of...), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released on DVD in the United Kingdom on February 10, 2014.
Kieślowski Retrospective in Istanbul
From February 6 to February 23, Istanbul will host a retrospective of films by director Krzysztof Kieślowski, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films at Jameson Dublin IFF
The twelfth edition of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland's largest film event, will run from February 13 through February 23. The festival's lineup of 135 films features a number of Polish titles.
"Papusza" Wins in India
Papusza, a film directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received two top awards at the 12th Pune International Film Festival in India.
Polish Films in Rotterdam
January 22 will mark the launch of the 43rd Rotterdam International Film Festival. In addition to the world premiere of Małe stłuczki (Little Crushes) and a presentation of Tomasz Wasilewski's latest project at CineMart, the festival lineup also features a number of other Polish productions.
Polish Films in Göteborg
The lineup of the 37th Göteborg International Film Festival, starting on January 24, features several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The festival will also screen a retrospective of animated films by Polish filmmaker Jerzy Kucia.
Polish Animations at Cartoon Movie
The Cartoon Movie forum, scheduled to take place in March, has recently announced the lineup of this year's edition. Among the 55 films presented at the Lyon event this year are five animated films made by Polish producers.
"The Word" at 2014 Berlinale
Obietnica (The Word), a film directed by Anna Kazejak and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in the Generation section of the upcoming 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
"Little Crushes" in Rotterdam
Małe stłuczki (Little Crushes), a film directed by Aleksandra Gowin and Ireneusz Grzyb and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen at the 43rd Rotterdam International Film Festival. The Rotterdam screening will mark the film's world premiere.
"To Thy Heart" in Berlin
The lineup of the Berlinale Shorts competition at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival was announced on January 13. The list of participants of Berlinale Talents (formerly known as Talent Campus) and projects at the Co-Production Market were also announced.
"In the Name Of…" in Belgian Cinemas
Małgorzata Szumowska's feature W imię... (In the Name Of...), a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Belgium on January 8, 2014.
Agnieszka Holland Chairs EFA
On January 1, 2014, Polish director Agnieszka Holland took over the position of Chairwoman of the European Film Academy Board. The EFA Board also has five other new members.
"Imagine" in German Cinemas
January 2, 2014 marked the German theatrical release of Imagine, a film directed by Andrzej Jakimowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
A Good Year for Polish Films
11 minut (11 Minutes), a film by Jerzy Skolimowski, will receive support from Eurimages; the decision was made at the December meeting of Eurimages representatives in Vienna. This marks the fourth Polish film to receive Eurimages funding in 2013.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!