Interview with Aneta Kopacz
"I became fascinated with a woman who had a very interesting way of writing about everyday life. [...] I really wanted to meet her. I wanted to meet the person who has such a unique way of looking at the world," says Aneta Kopacz, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Joanna.
Golden Reel Award for "Warsaw Uprising"
Powstanie warszawskie (Warsaw Uprising), a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Golden Reel Award for sound editing.
Małgorzata Szumowska Wins Silver Bear!
February 14 marked the closing of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska received the Silver Bear for Best Director for her feature BODY/CIAŁO.
"The Performer" Awarded at Berlin IFF
February 12 at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival marked the Think: Film Awards ceremony. These awards are presented in the festival's Forum Expanded section. One of the awarded films is Performer (The Performer), a film by Maciej Sobieszczański and Łukasz Ronduda.
"Body" World Premiere at Berlinale
The world premiere of BODY/CIAŁO (Body), the latest film by director Małgorzata Szumowska, took place on February 9 at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.
"Ida" Wins BAFTA and Goya Awards
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has recently received more international awards.
Screening of "The Performer" at Berlinale
On February 7, at the 65. International Film Festival in Berlin the screening of The Performer took place.
An Interview with the Creators of "Our Curse"
"Even the worst moments of your life can turn into something positive," say the creators of Nasza klątwa (Our Curse), the Oscar-nominated short documentary that tells the story of parents coming to terms with the fear of Ondine's Curse - a disease with which their newborn son is afflicted.
Polish Presence at the 65th Berlin IFF
February 5 marks the start of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. The festival lineup features several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Object" Awarded at Sundance
Obiekt (Object), a film directed by Paulina Skibińska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Special Jury Award in the Short Film Competition at the Sundance Film Festival.
Hanna Polak's Documentary Awarded
Nadejdą lepsze czasy (Something Better to Come), a documentary by Hanna Polak received the top prize in the documentary film competition at the 26th Trieste International Film Festival.
"Papusza" in Danish Cinemas
Papusza, a film directed by Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Denmark on January 22, 2015.
Polish Film Festival in Bangkok
January 18 marked the opening ceremony of the Polish Film Festival in Bangkok. The event which has been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will run through January 22, 2015.
Shooting Commences on Anne Fontaine's "Innocent"
The principal photography period of Innocent, a film directed by Anne Fontaine and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has commenced.
A Great Day for Polish Cinema
"A Great Day for Polish Cinema," "Originality Rewarded: A Polish Record," "Arthouse Films Competing for Oscars," "A New Chapter in the History of Polish Cinema," "A Turning Point" -- these are the headlines and critics' opinions that sum up yesterday's Academy Award nominations.
Roman Polański's Unique Screenplay Up for Auction
Roman Polański has donated his working script of Bitter Moon to Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy (The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity) - a Polish charity that supplies public hospitals in Poland with medical equipment. Bidding is open through January 21, 12.42 (UTC).
Polish Filmmakers Nominated for the Oscars!
Three Polish films have been nominated for the 87th Academy Awards: Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski, Nasza klątwa (Our Curse) by Tomasz Śliwiński and Joanna by Aneta Kopacz. All three films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. They will compete for the Oscars in the following categories: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Documentary Short Subject. Polish costume designer Anna Biedrzycka-Sheppard was nominated for Best Costume Design.
"BODY/CIAŁO" in Main Competition
BODY/CIAŁO, the latest film by director Małgorzata Szumowska, will have its world premiere in Main Competition at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"The Calling" in Rotterdam
Wołanie (The Calling), a Polish-French co-production directed by Marcin Dudziak will screen in the Bright Future section of the 44th Rotterdam International Film Festival. The Rotterdam screening will mark the film's international premiere.
"Wałęsa. Man of Hope" in Spain
Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope), a film directed by Andrzej Wajda and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Spain on January 1, 2015.
Krzysztof Krauze Passed Away
Acclaimed director and screenwriter Krzysztof Krauze passed away on December 24, 2014 after an extended battle with terminal illness. Krzysztof Krauze was an award-winning feature and documentary film director; his filmography includes Dług (The Debt), Mój Nikifor (My Nikifor), Plac Zbawiciela (Saviour's Square), and Papusza.