An audiovisual co-production agreement between Poland and India was signed on July 4 at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw. In addition to film co-production, the agreement covers other types of production, mainly television.
"Yuma": World Premiere in Karlovy Vary
June 30 marked the world premiere of Yuma at the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Yuma is the feature debut from Piotr Mularuk, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The film is featured in the lineup of the East of the West competition.
Nine Polish Films in Karlovy Vary
Nine Polish films will screen at the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which runs from June 29 through July 7, 2012. Seven of these, including several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in the festival's competition sections.
Good Reviews for "Flying Blind"
The world premiere of the UK production Flying Blind, the feature debut from European Film Award winning director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, took place on June 24 at the 66th International Edinburgh Film Festival.
"80 Million" Premieres in Moscow
June 24 marked the international premiere of 80 milionów (80 Million) by Waldemar Krzystek, which took place at the "Oktyabr" Festival Centre of the 34th Moscow International Film Festival. The film was shown in Main Competition of the Moscow International Film Festival.
Locarno STEP IN Initiative
The 65th Locarno International Film Festival will include a presentation of the latest films from Eastern Europe, which will take place between August 4 and August 6, 2012. The Polish Film Institute is one of the partners in organizing this event.
Polish Films Win Awards in the USA
Róża (Rosa) by Wojciech Smarzowski and Jeż Jerzy (Jeż Jerzy: The Movie) by Wojtek Wawszczyk, Jakub Tarkowski and Tomasz Leśniak, two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received awards at the 15th Brooklyn Film Festival in New York.
Impressions of Producers on the Move
We interviewed Marta Plucińska, producer of Przebacz (Facing Up) by Marek Stacharski and Mój rower (My Father's Bike) by Piotr Trzaskalski, the latter of which premiered recently at the 37th Gdynia Film Festival.
"Crulic" Wins Annecy
The Polish-Romanian co-production Droga na drugą stronę (Crulic - The Path to Beyond) received the Grand Prize in the feature film competition at the 36th Annecy International Animated Film Festival, which closed on June 9. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"80 Million" and Docs in Moscow
80 milionów (80 Million) by Waldemar Krzystek will screen in main competition at the 34th Moscow International Film Festival, which runs from June 21 through June 30, 2012. The festival lineup also features two Polish documentaries: Decrescendo by Marta Minorowicz and Argentyńska lekcja (Argentine Lesson) by Wojciech Staroń. All three films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Winners of 52nd Krakow IFF
The closing gala of the 52nd Krakow Film Festival was held on June 3 in Krakow's Kijów cinema. The grand prize in the international documentary competition went to Swedish director Peter Gerdehag for his film Women with Cows. The 52nd Krakow Film Festival was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Danny Boy" Cartoon d’Or Nomination
The animated film Danny Boy, directed by Marek Skrobecki, has been nominated for the Cartoon d'Or, awarded annually by the European Association of Animation Film. Danny Boy was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Wajda Studio Docs in USA and Israel
"3 Days of Freedom" by Łukasz Borowski, "Paparazzi" by Piotr Bernaś and "Black Daughter" by Anna Skorupa made by Wajda Studio will be shown in June at international film festivals.
Polish Films in Edinburgh
Two Polish films are featured in the lineup of the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival, which runs this year between June 20 and July 1.
"Rosa" and "Courage" in Brussels
Róża (Rosa) by Wojciech Smarzowski and Wymyk (Courage) by Greg Zglinski will screen at the Brussels International Film Festival, which runs from June 8 through June 18, 2012. Both films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Industry Rep in Screen Int'l
The Cannes edition of Screen International featured a prestigious list of Future Leaders in Sales and Acquisitions, which included a Polish film professional. Marcin Wąs, programming and distribution director at Best Film was named one of the world's most promising sales and acquisitions managers. The Screen International staff chose a total of 50 professionals from the world distribution business, based on the suggestions of company heads and recommendations by fellow representatives of the sales&acquisitions market.
Polish Animations at Annecy FF
Five Polish animated films will screen at the 36th Annecy International Animated Film Festival, which runs from June 4 through June 9, 2012. The selection of Polish films includes several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Docs to go! Film Presentation
The Polish Film Institute and the Krakow Film Festival present a special screening of Polish documentary films in postproduction. The event will take place on May 30, within the framework of the 52nd Krakow Film Festival. Kinga Gałuszka and Marta Sikorska of the Polish Film Institute discuss the films that are to be presented in Krakow.
Variety on the Polish Film Industry
The US-based Variety magazine published several articles by British journalist Nick Holdsworth focusing on the Polish film industry.
Polish-French Session in Cannes
"I am very glad that Poland and France signed this co-production agreement. I hope that this agreement will foster cooperation in our field," said Agnieszka Odorowicz, General Director of the Polish Film Institute as she welcomed participants of the Cannes meeting, which was organized as a result of the film co-production agreement between France and Poland, signed on March 5. This meeting, co-organized by the Polish Film Institute, took place during the 65th Cannes International Film Festival. The meeting was a forum for presenting new projects by Łukasz Barczyk (Hiszpanka), Andrzej Żuławski (Dark Matter), and Rafael Lewandowski (Better Side of Life and Warsoland).
Nick Holdsworth on Polish Cinema
At the 37th Gdynia Film Festival we interviewed to British journalist Nick Holdsworth, head of Variety's Eastern Europe office, discussing the latest Polish films screened in Main Competition, the new structure of the festival, and the Polish film industry in general.