"ILEGITIM" WINS CICAE AWARD AT BERLINALE
Ilegitim (Illegitimate), a Romanian-Polish-French co-production directed by Adrian Sitaru, received the CICAE award of the International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.
Tomasz Wasilewski Wins Silver Bear
At the closing ceremony of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, Tomasz Wasilewski - writer and director of Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love) - received the Silver Bear Award for Best Screenplay.
"Gods" in Cinemas in Spain
On February 19, 2016, Bogowie (Gods), a film directed by Łukasz Palkowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Spain.
ANDRZEJ ŻUŁAWSKI DIES AT 75
Andrzej Żuławski, acclaimed director, screenwriter, writer, passed away on 17 February at the age of 75, following a long illness. Żuławski was the director of award-winning films, including Trzecia część nocy (The Third Part of the Night), Diabeł (The Devil), Possession, Szamanka (Shaman), Fidelity, and Cosmos.
"Crache Coeur" in French Cinemas
Feature debut directed by Julia Kowalski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute Crache Coeur (Raging Rose, Znam kogoś, kto cię szuka) was released theatrically on February 17 in France.
POLISH PRESENCE AT 66TH BERLINALE
The 66th Berlin International Film Festival runs from February 11 through February 21, 2016. The festival lineup features several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The festival will also host a number of events related to Polish cinema.
"Agnus Dei" in French Cinemas
Agnus Dei (Niewinne, Les innocentes), a film directed by Anne Fontaine and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute was released theatrically in France on February 10.
PICTURE POLAND INCREASES ITS RANGE
Picture Poland, a project aimed at promoting Polish cinema among airline passengers, is increasing its range.
FEBRUARY FOCUS ON POLAND IN NYC
February 2016 in New York City marks a total of three events on Polish cinema.
2016 SUNDANCE AWARDS FOR POLISH FILMMAKERS
January 31 marked the closing of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The festival's closing ceremony brought awards for two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
POLISH FILMS AT FESTIVAL SCOPE
The Polish Film Institute has joined forces with Festival Scope, a platform for new channels of film distribution. Festival Scope will feature a selection of Polish films, including film debuts and films that screened at major international film festivals.
Excellent Reception of "The Lure" at Sundance FF
Córki Dancingu (The Lure) by Agnieszka Smoczyńska had the excellent reception at the Sundance Film Festival 2016. The feature debut co-financed by the Polish Film Institute screens in the World Dramatic Cinema Competition.
POLISH FILMS IN 2016 SUNDANCE LINEUP
Córki Dancingu (The Lure) by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Wszystkie nieprzespane noce (All These Sleepless Nights) by Michał Marczak and Figura (Figure) by Katarzyna Gondek are in official selection at the Sundance International Film Festival.
"THE HERE AFTER" WINS 2015 SWEDISH FILM AWARDS
Intruz (The Here After), a film directed by first-time director Magnus von Horn and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received this year's Swedish Film Awards in three categories: Best Film, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor.
"Body/Ciało" in Cinemas in Brazil
Body/Ciało (Body), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Brazil on January 14.
"United States of Love" in Main Competition at the 66th Berlin IFF
Tomasz Wasilewski's latest feature Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love) will have its world premiere screening in Main Competition at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"THE HERE AFTER" NOMINATED FOR THE SWEDISH FILM AWARDS
Magnus von Horn's feature debut The Here After, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been nominated for the Swedish Film Awards in four categories.
"BODY" IN SWISS AND DANISH CINEMAS
Body/Ciało (Body), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released theatrically in January in both Switzerland and Denmark.
"ESCAPE FROM THE 'LIBERTY' CINEMA" DVD RELEASE IN THE UK
January will mark the UK DVD release of Wojciech Marczewski's Ucieczka z kina 'Wolność' (Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema) by Second Run. The film was previously available on DVD as part of the Polish Cinema Classics Vol. II collection, released in 2013.