Solidarity of Arts – festival in Gdańsk

The exceptional event, joining various fields of art - Festival Solidarity of Arts - begins in Gdańsk.


Poland at TIFFCOM Market 2009

The Polish Film Institute (PISF) will organise a Polish National Cinema Stand at the nearest film market TIFFCOM 2009.


Polish films go to Tokyo and Pusan

Dom zły by Wojciech Smarzowski will take part in a competition in Tokyo, and Zero by Paweł Borowski in Pusan.


Locarno honours Wajda

A special event devoted to Andrzej Wajda creativity will take place this year in Locarno.


Era New Horizons: Grand Prix for Steve McQueen

The film Snow White and Russian Red (Wojna polsko-ruska) won the first prize in the New Polish Films Competition. Award for the best debut was given to Mall Girls (Galerianki) by Katarzyna Rosłaniec. Grand Prix was granted to Hunger by Steve McQueen.


Polish films in Montreal and Setubal

Enen by Feliks Falk and I Am Yours (Jestem twój) by Mariusz Grzegorzek will take part in the main competition at festival in Montreal. Operation Danube (Operacja Dunaj) will take part in debut competition in Setubal.



Third Film and Art Festival "Dwa Brzegi" in Kazimierz

The third edition of the film and art festival "Dwa Brzegi" ("Two Riversides") in Kazimierz Dolny and Janowiec is set for Aug. 1-9, featuring films representing mainly arthouse and independent cinema.


"Jestem twój" set for world premiere at Montreal

The film Jestem twój by Mariusz Grzegorzek was invited to the main competition at one of the most important international film festivals.


"Mother Teresa of Cats" by Paweł Sala

Shooting is under way for Mother Teresa of Cats (Matka Teresa od kotów), the feature debut of Paweł Sala. The plot is based on a true story of the murder of a mother by her two sons.


Zbigniew Zapasiewicz is remembered

Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, one of the most prominent post-war Polish actors, died on July 14. He appeared in over 70 films and in 170 performances at Teatr Telewizji (Television Theatre), and made numerous stage appearances at several theatres.


Polish films successful at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Filip Garbacz won a Special Jury Mention for his role in the film Piggies (Świnki) by Robert Gliński at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. A Special Jury Mention also went to Till It Hurts (Do bólu) by Marcin Koszałka in Best Documentary Film Competition, and a Special Mention was won by Scratch (Rysa) by Michał Rosa, which competed in the prestigious East of the West section.



"Rabbit à la Berlin" qualifies for DocuWeeks

Polish-German co-production Rabbit à la Berlin (Królik po berlińsku) by Bartek Konopka and Piotr Rosołowski will be screened during the prestigious DocuWeeks event in New York.


Warsaw shoot completed for "The Woman That Dreamed About a Man"

Principal photography was completed in Warsaw 1 July for The Woman That Dreamed About a Man (Kobieta, która pragnęła mężczyzny) and the team moved to Copenhagen, where shooting was set to wind up 24 July. The production by Danish director Per Fly was also shot in Paris.


Premiere set for "Wszystko" ("Everything"), a film financed via Internet contributions

A premiere is set for 7 July at Warsaw's Muranów cinema for Wszystko, a unique film financed by contributions gathered via the Internet.


Russian film "Everybody Dies But Me" wins Lubuskie Film Summer award

The Lubuskie Film Summer's Golden Grape Award, worth EUR 4,000, was granted to the Russian film Everybody Dies But Me, which was also honoured at the Cannes Festival.


"Little Moscow" conquers its namesake

Little Moscow (Mała Moskwa) was warmly received by viewers at the Moscow International Film Festival June 19-June 28. After the holidays, the film by Waldemar Krzystek will be regularly distributed in Russia.


"U Pana Boga za miedzą" in cinemas

After the love adventures of As Snug as a Bug in a Rug (U Pana Boga za piecem), and after coping with unexpected neighbours in God's Little Garden (U Pana Boga w ogródku), the quiet community of Królowy Most faces the next dramatic events in Jacek Bromski's latest film God's Little Village (U Pana Boga za miedzą).


Maciej Karpiński named to European Film Promotion board

Maciej Karpiński, the Polish Film Institute's Deputy Director for International Relations, has been named to the board of European Film Promotion (EFP).


"The Youth and Film" - The Festival of Film Debuts in Koszalin begins

This year for the third time the festival "The Youth and Film" will have a national formula, with only Polish debuts in the competition. In the feature debuts category, 12 films will be shown; in short films there will be 54 features, animations, and documentaries.


Winners at Kraków Film Festival

Unmistaken Child by Israeli director Nati Baratz was awarded the Golden Horn at the 49th Kraków Film Festival which wound up 4 June. The Golden Dragon, an award for the best film in the International Competition, was given to Moshe Zimmerman for Pizza in Auschwitz. The Golden Hobby Horse Award in the National Competition was given to Bartek Konopka for his film Rabbit à la Berlin (Królik po berlińsku).


"Happy Afonia" ("Afonia i pszczoły") by Jan Jakub Kolski now in cinemas

The latest film by the master of poetic cinema, Jan Jakub Kolski, transports the viewer to a world where the life of the protagonist, a middle-aged beekeeper named Afonia (Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska), passes slowly in relentless rhythm. Afonia is never without her camera, which she uses to document what she sees as the fascinating world around her.