CIFEJ General Assembly in Poland
The General Assembly of CIFEJ (Centre International du Film pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse) will be held in Warsaw on January 20-23, 2012. CIFEJ is an international organization that focuses on issues related to audiovisual production for children and young adults. On January 20 the General Director of the Polish Film Institute Agnieszka Odorowicz will receive a special CIFEJ award.
'In Darkness' on Oscar Shortlist
W ciemności (In Darkness) by Agnieszka Holland has been shortlisted for the Academy Award nominations for Best Film in a Foreign Language. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Interview with Marc-Daniel Dichant
Marc-Daniel Dichant of Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv, the German co-producer of our Oscar candidate, took part in the In Darkness press conference. Kalina Cybulska spoke with Dichant about the production, its financing, and the chances for an Academy Award nomination.
"Elles" at 2012 Berlinale
The first titles of films in the Panorama lineup of the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival have been announced. Among the 20 films screened is the latest film by Małgorzata Szumowska - Sponsoring (Elles). The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2012 from the Polish Film Institute!
Zanussi Now an EFA Board Member
Director Krzysztof Zanussi has been named a member of the board of the European Film Academy.
"In Darkness" and Kamiński
Nominations for the Critics' Choice Awards were announced today. Among this year's nominees are Polish cinematographer Janusz Kamiński, and the feature W ciemności (In Darkness).
“Frozen Stories” in Sundance Film Festival Lineup
Opowieści z chłodni (Frozen Stories), a short feature film by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, will screen in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival among other International Narrative Short Films.
"Essential Killing" on Top Ten List
Essential Killing, a feature directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been named one of the best films of 2011 by the critics of the French film monthly magazine Cahiers du Cinéma.
Polish Animations in Oscar Run
Two Polish animeted films: Zaczarowany fortepian (The Magic Piano) by Martin Clapp and Paths of Hate by Damian Nenow, have been shortlisted for Academy Award nominations for Best Short Animated Film. Both films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Digital Cinemas Online
The end of November brought the launch of the c-kino.pl website, dedicated to the Polish Digital Cinemas Network. The website is kept up to date with new cinemas added regularly, and is available in Polish and English.
Wajda to Shoot Wałęsa Picture
The press conference for Andrzej Wajda's latest project Wałęsa was held at Warsaw-based WFDiF on November 24. Starring in this biopic for Lech Wałęsa are Robert Więckiewicz and Agnieszka Grochowska. Filming is due to begin on December 1. The picture is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
5th "Sputnik" Film Festival
November 19 brought the opening gala of the 5th "Sputnik Over Poland" Russian Film Festival at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Documentaries at Camerimage
The lineup of all sections of the 19th Plus Camerimage International Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Bydgoszcz has been announced. This year a total of eight Polish documentaries co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen in competition.
Polish Animations and Oscars
45 short animated films will compete for the 2012 Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced. Eleven of these are Polish films and films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Oscar Selection in Warsaw
As of this year, the winner of the grand prize in the Short Film Competition at the Warsaw Film Festival will be among the films considered by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Academy Awards in the Best Short Film category.
Polish Films in Mar del Plata
The 26th edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival launched on November 5 in Argentina. The festival lineup features several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The festival runs through November 13.
Polish Films Recognized in Cottbus
The award for Best Actress at the Cottbus Eastern European Film Festival, which closed yesterday, went to Roma Gąsiorowska for her performance in Ki (My Name Is Ki) by Leszek Dawid. Dawid's film received the FIPRESCI award, Glasgow by Piotr Subbotko received a special award, while Sala samobójców (Suicide Room) received an award in the Polish-German competition for Best Youth Film. Anca Damian's animated film Crulic also received recognition in Cottbus. All films awarded at the Cottbus Film Festival were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
EFA - Nomination for Adam Sikora
Nominations for the 24th edition of the European Film Awards were announced on November 5 at the Seville International Film Festival. Polish cinematographer Adam Sikora is among candidates for the Carlo di Palma European Film Award. Over 2,500 members of the European Film Academy will vote to select this year's best European filmmakers.
Polish Docs Awarded in Leipzig
Two Polish documentaries - Argentyńska lekcja (Argentinian Lesson) by Wojciech Staroń and Kołysanka z Phnom Penh (Phnom Penh Lullaby) by Paweł Kloc - received awards at the 54th DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. Both films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Support for a Film About Marie Curie
Five years have passed since the Polish-German Co-Development Fund was established as a joint initiative of the Polish Film Institute and Germany's regional film funds (Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH and Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung GmbH).