Oscars from Krakow?
On February 27, 2013, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for the second time in six months, extended its list of Krakow Film Festival winners eligible for consideration for Oscar nominations. The list of qualifying awards now includes four winners of Krakow's short film competition.
Interview with Andrea Prenghyova
We interviewed Andrea Prenghyova, creator of the DOK.Incubator documentary workshop, journalist and film director, who had served for 10 years as the head of the Institute of Documentary film in Prague, an institution dedicated to supporting filmmakers from Eastern and Central Europe.
"In the Name Of..." at Hong Kong IFF
The 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival will run from March 17 through April 2. The festival lineup features W imię... (In the Name Of...), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films in Vilnius
Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute are featured in the lineup of the 18th 'Kino Pavasaris' International Film Festival, which runs in Vilnius from March 14 through March 28, 2013.
Success of Polish Shorts and Docs
The year 2012 marked several events of key importance for Polish documentary, short, and animated filmmaking.
"Warsaw 1935" Press Conference
March 15 will mark the theatrical release of Warszawa 1935 (Warsaw 1935), a 3D film presenting Poland's capital in the period before the Second World War. On February 20, the film's press conference was held at Iluzjon cinema, where the film's second trailer was revealed.
Teddy Award for "In the Name Of..."
On February 15, the 27th Teddy Awards for films that focus on LGBT issues were presented at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The Best Film award and the award of the Siegessäule magazine readers went to Polish film W imię... (In the Name Of...) by Małgorzata Szumowska.
"Baby Blues" wins in Berlin!
On 15 February, the Generation section awards were presented at the 63rd International Film Festival in Berlin. The Crystal Bear for best film in the Generation 14 plus section went to Bejbi Blues (Baby Blues) by Katarzyna Rosłaniec. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Hot Docs Focus on Poland
The 20th edition of the Hot Docs festival in Toronto will feature a showcase of recent Polish documentaries.
"Tomorrow Will Be Better" in Japan
Jutro będzie lepiej (Tomorrow Will Be Better) by Dorota Kędzierzawska was released in cinemas across Japan on January 26, 2013. The film had been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"In the Name Of..." Reviews
After the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival world premiere of Małgorzata Szumowska's W imię... (In the Name Of...), co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, the media in Poland and abroad featured a number of positive reviews of this Polish film that screened in Main Competition.
63rd Berlinale Video Coverage
Below are clips featuring video coverage of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, prepared by the Polish Film Institute.
11th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival
The eleventh edition of the Kinoteka Polish Film Festival in London will run from March 7 through March 17, 2013. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Szumowska's "In the Name Of..." Premieres at 63rd Berlinale
February 8 brought the world premiere of W imię... (In the Name Of...), the latest film from director Małgorzata Szumowska, at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. This film, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, screens in Berlinale's Main Competition.
Polish Presence at Berlinale
February 7 marked the launch of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The festival lineup this year features Polish films that were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The festival runs through February 17.
Polish Films at Dublin IFF
The eleventh edition of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland's largest film event, will run from February 14 through February 24. The festival lineup features several Polish titles.
Czech Lions Nominations
Three co-productions co-financed by the Polish Film Institute: Ve stinu (In the Shadow) by David Ondříček, Polski film (Polish Movie) by Marek Najbrt, and Konfident (The Confidant) by Juraj Nvota, have been nominated for the 2012 Czech Lions awards.
Polish Films at SXSW Festival
Imagine by Andrzej Jakimowski and Fuck For Forest by Michał Marczak, both co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen at the US-based SXSW Film Festival, which runs from March 8 through March 16, 2013.
New Project by Klimkiewicz
March on the Chilean island of Chiloé will bring the launch of filming of The Time Before, a new short film by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (European Film Award winning Hanoi-Warszawa / Hanoi-Warsaw, Flying Blind) and Dominga Sotomayor, winner of the Golden Tiger Award at the Rotterdam IFF and the Grand Prize of the 12th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF.
Adam Sikora Recognized by Variety
On January 29, Variety magazine published its list of '10 Cinematographers to Watch in 2013'. One of the ten recognized lensers is Polish cinematographer Adam Sikora.
Polish Short Films in Tampere
March 6 will mark the launch of the 43rd edition of the Tampere International Short Film Festival in Finland. The festival lineup features a selection of Polish films.