Polish Project Recognized in Trieste
The latest project by Greg Zglinski, known under the working title Ashdriver, received Special Mention of the Jury at the 3rd When East Meets West co-production forum at the Trieste International Film Festival. The film's Polish producer is Łukasz Dzięcioł of Opus Film.
Polish Days: Call for Film Projects
May 31 is the application deadline for the second edition of Polish Days, which will take place during the 13th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław.
Adam Sikora Awarded in the Czech Republic
On January 26, the Association of Czech Film Critics presented awards to the authors of the best films produced in the Czech Republic in 2012. One of the top awards went to Polish cinematographer Adam Sikora; the award for Best Cinematography went to Sikora for his work on Ve stinu (English title: In the Shadow; Polish title: W cieniu) by David Ondříček, a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films in Gothenburg
The lineup of the upcoming 36th edition of the Gothenburg International Film Festival, which launches on January 25, features several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Awards for Polish Filmmakers!
Films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute have received awards at the last Sundance film festival. Nieulotne (Lasting) directed by Jacek Borcuch received the Cinematography Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize went to director Grzegorz Zariczny.
Polish Film Week in Iran
The upcoming edition of the Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, which launches on January 31, will feature the Polish Film Week in Iran, a showcase of Polish feature and short films.
Polish Project at TorinoLab
The Script&Pitch workshop for screenwriters will start on March 11 in Krakow. The event is organized by TorinoFilmLab. One of the 16 projects submitted from 21 countries is a Polish project.
"The Whistle" Wins at Sundance!
Gwizdek (The Whistle), directed by Grzegorz Zariczny and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Polish Films in Helsinki
January 22 marks the launch of DocPoint Helsinki, one of Scandinavia's largest documentary film festivals. This year's lineup features several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"In Darkness" Released in Italy
On January 24, 2013, Agnieszka Holland's W ciemności (In Darkness) will have its theatrical release in Italy. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"80 Million" Awards Nomination
80 milionów (80 Million) by Waldemar Krzystek has been nominated for the 60th Golden Reel Awards for best sound in film and television.
Berlinale. Film from director M. Szumowska in Main Competition
W imię... (In the Name of...), the latest film from director Małgorzata Szumowska, will have its world premiere screening in Main Competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films in Spain
A Polish film festival is currently on in Pamplona and in Barcelona. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films in Trieste
January 17 will mark the launch of the 24th edition of the Trieste International Film Festival. The festival lineup features films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films at Rotterdam IFF
Three Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen at the 42nd Rotterdam International Film Festival, which runs from January 23 through February 3, 2013. The three films are: Nieulotne (Lasting) by Jacek Borcuch, Fuck For Forest by Michał Marczak, and Ixjana by Michał Skolimowski and Józef Skolimowski.
Wojciech Staroń Awarded in NYC
The awards ceremony of the prestigious Cinema Aye Honors awards for documentary filmmakers was held on January 9 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. One of the award-winning films is Argentyńska lekcja (Argentinian Lesson) by Wojciech Staroń, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films in Palm Springs
January 3 brought the opening of the 24th Palm Springs International Film Festival. This year's festival lineup features several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Hoffman Exhibition in Budapest
An exhibition commemorating the work of director Jerzy Hoffman entitled "Jerzy Hoffman. Cinema with History in the Background" will be on display at the Polish Institute in Budapest until January 31.
Polański in London
An exhibition of posters of Roman Polański's films, prepared by the Museum of Cinematography in Łódź, is on display at the British Film Institute in London until February 28, 2013.
Czech Awards Nomination for Sikora
On January 4, the Association of Czech Film Critics announced this year's nominations for its awards for films produced in the Czech Republic in 2012. Eight nominations went to Ve stinu (English title: In the Shadow; Polish title: W cieniu) by David Ondříček, a film made in co-production between Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. One of the nominations for Best Cinematography went to In the Shadow's Polish cinematographer Adam Sikora.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013 from the Polish Film Institute!