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"Joanna" and "Our Curse" Shortlisted for the Oscars

On October 20, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its short list of contenders for the Academy Award in the Documentary Short Subject category. This selection of eight films includes two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute - Joanna, a film by Aneta Kopacz (Wajda Studio), and Nasza klątwa (Our Curse), a film by Tomasz Śliwiński (Warsaw Film School).

21.10.2014

Conversation with Hagai Levi

During 3. World Conference of Screenwriters in Warsaw we talked to Hagai Levi - a director and screenwriter, mostly known for his series BeTipul, which later became an HBO format, entitled In Treatment in the USA, in Poland known as Bez tajemnic.

13.10.2014

"Our Curse" Awarded in Japan and the USA

Nasza klątwa (Our Curse), a documentary directed by Tomasz Śliwiński and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has recently received several awards at international film festivals.
13.10.2014

Michał Marczak at 2014 CPH:LAB

Director Michał Marczak will be among the participants of the 2014 DOX:LAB production workshop in Copenhagen.
10.10.2014

The Outcome of the WCOS 2014

Recently Warsaw hosted the Third World Conference of Screenwriters, a two-day event for 170 screenwriters from around the world. The event, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, closed with the Warsaw Resolution, which asserts the essential role of the screenwriter in the creative process.

03.10.2014

"Wałęsa. Man of Hope" in Sweden

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 Sweden on October 3, 2014.

03.10.2014

Polish Films Nominated

Forty films produced or co-produced in Poland will take part in this year's East Silver Market. Seven of these have been nominated for the Silver Eye Awards for best creative documentaries screening at the market. Among these are several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

01.10.2014

"The Mighty Angel" in Tokyo

Pod Mocnym Aniołem (The Mighty Angel), a film directed by Wojciech Smarzowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in competition at the Tokyo International Film Festival, which runs from October 23 through October 31.

30.09.2014

Great reviews of "Ida"

Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Estonia, United Kingdom and Ireland on September 26, 2014. Poland's candidate for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award® has been enthusiastically received very well by British film critics.

30.09.2014

Award for "When I Am a Bird"

Kiedy będę ptakiem (When I Am A Bird), a documentary directed by Monika Pawluczuk and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been gaining international acclaim. The Signes de Nuit festival in Paris brought a SIGNIS Award for the film, while Prague's Fresh Film Fest awarded Pawluczuk's documentary with a Special Mention of the Jury.

29.09.2014

Polish Films at the 30th Haifa IFF

The lineup of the 30th Haifa International Film Festival, which runs from October 9 through October 18, includes several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

29.09.2014

"Ida" Awarded in Helsinki

Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received an award at the 27th Love & Anarchy International Film Festival in Helsinki.

29.09.2014

"Ida" in Estonia, UK and Ireland

Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released theatrically in Estonia, United Kingdom and Ireland on September 26, 2014.

26.09.2014

"The Shadow Forest" Wins in the US

Las cieni (The Shadow Forest), a short feature film directed by Andrzej Cichocki and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the award for Best Short Film at the 18th Rhode Island International Film Festival in the United States. The film also received the award for Best Editing.

26.09.2014

"Hippos" Eligible for Oscar Nomination

Hipopotamy (Hippos), a short film directed by Piotr Dumała and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animated Film Festival. The award makes the Polish animation eligible for an Academy Award® nomination.

26.09.2014

Conversation with Chris Fujiwara

During 39. Gdynia Film Festival we talked to Chris Fujiwara - the only foreign member of the jury in the Young Cinema Competition, artistic director of Edinburgh International Film Festival in the years 2011-2014.

25.09.2014

"Gods" Wins the 39th Gdynia Film Festival

The winners of the 39th Gdynia Film Festival have been announced. The festival's top winner was Bogowie (Gods), a film by Łukasz Palkowski, which won a total of five awards, including the top prize: the Golden Lions award for Best Film. The Silver Lions went to Pod Mocnym Aniołem (The Mighty Angel) by Wojciech Smarzowski. The Special Jury Prize went to Obywatel (Citizen) by Jerzy Stuhr. The Platinum Lions for lifetime achievement went to director Sylwester Chęciński.

20.09.2014

Polish Films in Consideration

A selection of fifty films in consideration for nominations for this year's European Film Awards was announced on September 16 at a press conference in Riga. The list includes several Polish titles co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

16.09.2014

"Papusza" Awarded in Brazil

Papusza, a film by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, received the award for Best Director at the Brasilia International FIlm Festival, which closed on September 6.

12.09.2014

"Ida" in Slovakia and Hungary

Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Slovakia and Hungary on September 11, 2014.

11.09.2014

Polish Films at Zurich FF

Two Polish documentaries co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and a Polish co-production will screen at the 10th Zurich Film Festival, which runs from September 25 through October 5.

11.09.2014