The Oscar Committee comprised of members of the Polish film industry and the Polish Film Institute, including Ewa Puszczyńska (chairwoman), Radosław Śmigulski, Łukasz Żal, Mariusz Łukomski, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Anna Zamecka oraz Małgorzata Szczepkowska-Kalemba has selected CORPUS CHRISTI (BOŻE CIAŁO) by Jan Komasa, to be Poland's candidate for this year's Academy Awards in the International Feature Film category.


"Corpus Christi" And "Sole" Awarded In Venice

"Corpus Christi" won the Europa Cinemas Label and the Inclusive Award Edipo Re at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. The second film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute which left Venice with awards is the Italian-Polish co-production "Sole".


Polish Films In The 24th Busan IFF

Polish films and co-productions co-financed by the Polish Film Institute were included in the program of the 24th International Film Festival in Busan (3-12.10.2019).


Polish Films at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival

New films by Agnieszka Holland and Małgorzata Szumowska and the Latvian-Polish animation "Jacob, Mimmi And The Talking Dogs" were included in the program of the 63rd BFI London Film Festival (2-13.10.2019).


Polish Producers In The "Focus On Poland" Program In San Sebastian

Thanks to the cooperation of the Polish Film Institute and the International Film Festival in San Sebastian, a delegation of ten Polish producers will take part in the "Focus on" program held as part of the Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum (22-25 September).


Polish Films Fight For Nominations For European Film Awards

"Mr Jones" by Agnieszka Holland, "Werewolf" by Adrian Panek, "Clergy" by Wojciech Smarzowski and "High Life" by Claire Denis were on the list of 46 productions that will be nominated for European Film Awards.


"Sole" - Polish Co-Production in Venice and Toronto

The Italian-Polish co-production "Sole" co-financed by the Polish Film Institute was included in the Discovery section of the Toronto International Film Festival. The Polish co-producer of the film is Agnieszka Wasiak from Lava Films.


Polish Days: PISF Scholarship for Natalia Grzegorzek and the "Skull Echo" Project

During this year's Polish Days industry event at the New Horizons Festival, the scholarship of the Polish Film Institute was awarded to Natalia Grzegorzek from the company Koskino, representing the "Skull Echo" project of Julia Marcell.


WARNER BROS. PICTURES teams with MADANTS to produce adaptation of Dorota Masłowska’s OTHER PEOPLE

Warner Bros Pictures expands on Polish local film production with OTHER PEOPLE.


Match Me: Polish Producers in Locarno

Polish producers will attend Match Me! Programme at the 72nd  Locarno International Film Festival. Polish Film Institute is a partner of this event.


‘The Other Lamb’ By Małgorzata Szumowska to World Premiere at TIFF

The Other Lamb, the English-language debut of critically acclaimed and Silver Bear-winning Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska, has been selected for the Special Presentations programme at the Toronto International Film Festival (5 September – 15 September 2019). The feature will also have its world premiere in Toronto.


"Corpus Christi" in the Giornate Degli Autori Competition at the IFF in Venice and TIFF

Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, the latest film by Jan Komasa "Corpus Christi" was qualified to the Giornate degli Autori competition at the Venice International Film Festival. Shortly after the world premiere in Venice, the latest works by the creators of "Warsaw 44" and "Suicide Room" will be presented at the Toronto International Film Festival in the category of Contemporary World Cinema. 


Locate your film production in Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region!

The local government of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region has set up the Kujawy Pomorze Film Office - an institution that is to become the first point of contact for filmmakers and producers interested in film production in the region.


FAM tour in Poznań and Warsaw

Last week British film producers visited Poznań and Warsaw. The FAM tours’ organizers: Poznan Film Commission and Filming Land company focused on film potential of both cities and methods of financing foreign productions in Poland.


Projects selected for 2019 edition of Polish Days

New films of Maciej Pieprzyca, Jan Komasa, Jagoda Szelc, Anna Jadowska and Leszek Dawid at this year’s Polish Days, one of the biggest industry event in Poland.


Warsaw Kids Film Forum 2019 selection announced

Warsaw Kids Film Forum announced the full selection of projects to be presented during the Forum in September.



Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, the animation "Rain" by Piotr Milczarek was appreciated at the 43rd Animated Film Festival in Annecy.



On June 21, the production  by Jacek Borcuch titled "Dolce Fine Giornata", co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, appeared at the Spanish cinemas. 


Second edition of the New Europe Warsaw Sessions

The second edition of the New Europe Warsaw Sessions will take place on 23-27 June. This year the organizers will do an open day for everyone who is interested in promoting European cinema.


The First "Incentives" Contract Signed!

The first contract after the entry into force of the law on financial support for audiovisual production has been signed! A production that will benefit from the so-called incentives is "The Black Mill".


Polish Animations At The 43rd Festival In Annecy

Polish animations were included in the program of one of the most important animated film festivals - the 43rd Animated Film Festival in Annecy.