Ewa Wiśniewska Awarded in China
Ewa Wiśniewska received the Award for Best Actress at the 22nd Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China for her performance in Piąta pora roku (The Fifth Season of the Year), a film directed by Jerzy Domaradzki and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Nomination for "The Big Leap"
The Big Leap, a film by Kristoffer Rus, is one of five films nominated for the best short film award at the UK-based Raindance festival.
Silver Eye Award Nominations
This year's Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival launches on October 24. The festival framework includes the tenth edition of the East Silver Market, which will feature a substantial number of Polish films, 15 of which have been nominated for the Silver Eye Award.
"Burning Bush" in Oscar® Running
Members of the Czech Film and Television Academy (ČFTA) selected Burning Bush by Agnieszka Holland to represent the Czech Republic in the running for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.
"We Will Be Happy One Day" Wins
Paweł Wysoczański's documentary Kiedyś będziemy szczęśliwi (We Will Be Happy One Day) received the award for Best Documentary Film at the 10th Jameson CineFest International Film Festival in Hungary, which closed on September 21.
"Papusza" Awarded in Macedonia
For their work on Papusza, Krzysztof Ptak and Wojciech Staroń received a cinematography award at the 34th Manaki Brothers International Film Festival, which closed on September 20.
Polish Films at 29th Haifa IFF
The lineup of the 29th Haifa International Film Festival features several Polish films that have been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The festival runs through September 28, 2013.
"Viva Bel@rus!" Awarded in Istanbul
Żywie Biełaruś (Viva Bel@rus!), a film directed by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz, received the Golden Scales Award, the grand prize of the third edition of the 'Crime and Punishment' Festival in Istanbul.
Play Poland Film Festival 2013
The third edition of Play Poland Film Festival will run from October 3 through December 12, 2013. The festival is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Świteź" Wins in Belarus
Świteź (The Lost Town of Świteź), a film directed by Kamil Polak and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has won the Animaevka International Animated Film Festival in Belarus.
Polish Oscar® Candidate
Committee members selected Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope), directed by Andrzej Wajda, to represent Poland in the running for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
"Floating Skyscrapers" at CineFest
Tomasz Wasilewski's Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) screened in Miskolc at the 10th Jameson CineFest International Film Festival on September 16. The film is one of the contenders in the festival's Main Competition.
38th Gdynia Film Festival. Interview with Paweł Pawlikowski
During the 38th Gdynia Film Festival, we interviewed Paweł Pawlikowski, who wrote (together with Rebecca Lenkiewicz) and directed the award-winning feature Ida.
"Ida" Awarded in Toronto
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the FIPRESCI Jury Prize in the Special Presentations section of the 38th Toronto International FIlm Festival, which closed on September 15.
"Floating Skyscrapers" in Zurich
Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers), a film directed by Tomasz Wasilewski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been selected for screening in the Feature Film Competition at the 9th Zurich International Film Festival, which runs from September 26 through October 6, 2013.
"Ida" Wins 38th Gdynia Film Festival!
The winners of the 38th Gdynia Film Festival have been announced. The top winner of the festival was Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, winning a total of four awards, including the festival's grand prize: the Golden Lions Award for Best Film. The Silver Lions Award went to two films: W imię... (In the Name Of...) by Małgorzata Szumowska and Chce się żyć (Life Feels Good) by Maciej Pieprzyca. The jury also gave a Special Jury Prize to Miłość (Loving) by Sławomir Fabicki and Bejbi Blues (Baby Blues) by Katarzyna Rosłaniec. The Platinum Lions Award for Lifetime Achievement went to director Jerzy Antczak.
"Floating Skyscrapers": A Word from the Filmmakers
At the 38th Gdynia Film Festival, we interviewed the creators of Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers): director-screenwriter Tomasz Wasilewski and lead actor Mateusz Banasiuk.
Polish Films in San Sebastián
Drogówka (Traffic Department), a film directed by Wojciech Smarzowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen out of competition in the Zabaltegi section of the 61st San Sebastián International Film Festival, which runs from September 20 through September 28, 2013. Meanwhile Sceny sprzed (Spanish title: Escenas previas; English title: Previous Scenes), a student film by Aleksandra Maciuszek, has been selected for screening in the festival's student film section.
38th Gdynia Film Festival Launched
The 38th Gdynia Film Festival, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, opened last night. The event was launched by artistic director of the festival Michał Chaciński and mayor of Gdynia Wojciech Szczurek.
"Life Feels Good" and "Ida"
The latest films by directors Maciej Pieprzyca and Paweł Pawlikowski have recently premiered at international film festivals.
Andrzej Wajda Awarded in Venice
On September 5, before the world premiere screening of the co-financed by the Polish Film Institute Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope), Andrzej Wajda was presented with the 2013 Persol Prize of the Venice International Film Festival - an award aimed at celebrating legends of international cinema.