"Gabriel" Awarded at Schlingel
On Saturday, October 19, young actor Jan Rotowski accepted the Special Jury Prize of the 18th Schlingel Film Festival for the film Gabriel, directed by Mikołaj Haremski. This international children's film festival has been organized annually in Chemnitz since 1996.
New York Times on "Wałęsa"
On October 17, the New York Times Magazine published a detailed analysis of Andrzej Wajda's latest feature Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope), co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The New York Times piece was written by Alison Smale.
Polish Films Awarded in Chicago
Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope) by Andrzej Wajda and Chce się żyć (Life Feels Good) by Maciej Pieprzyca have received awards at the 49th Chicago International Film Festival.
Winners of the 29th WFF
The awards ceremony of the 29th Warsaw Film Festival was held on October 19 at Warsaw's Multikino cinema. The Warsaw Grand Prix went to Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Co-Production Agreement Between Poland and Israel
The recent co-production agreement between Poland and Israel entered into force on September 11, 2013, enabling co-production between partners from these two countries to apply for public funding in both states. The ratification of this agreement opens the legal path for applying for public funding in Israel for Polish-Israeli co-productions.
6th Kinopolska Festival in Paris
The sixth edition of the Kinopolska festival in Paris will run from November 19 through November 24, 2013.
Polish Films at 56th DOK.Leipzig
Seven Polish documentary films and five animated films in the festival lineup, and a further ten films at the DOK.Market; Poland's film presence at this year's edition of the DOK.Leipzig festival promises to be truly impressive.
Polish Films at 2013 IDFA
Five documentary films made by Polish filmmakers will screen at this year's edition of the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. The event runs from November 20 through December 1.
"Viva Bel@rus" Wins in Vienna
Żywie Biełaruś, a film directed by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, won the Grand Prize at the 7th Gaffa International Film Festival for Young People in Vienna.
"Rosa" Awarded in France
Róża (Rosa), a film directed by Wojciech Smarzowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Grand Prize at the War on Screen festival, which just had its first edition in Châlons-en-Champagne, France.
Fourth Polish Film Festival in Spain
October 5, 2013 brought the launch of the fourth Polish Film Festival in Spain. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films at 43rd Molodist IFF
Several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute are featured in the lineup of the 43rd Molodist International FIlm Festival, which runs from October 19 through October 27, 2013 in Kiev.
Polish Films at Filmkunstmesse
The Leipzig branch of the Polish Institute in Berlin, in co-operation with the Polish Film Institute, took part for the second time in the Filmkunstmesse art house film market, one of the largest events of its type in Europe.
Polish Docs at 5th DokuBazaar
Twelve Polish films have been selected to screen in the lineup of the DokuBazaar International Documentary Film Festival, which runs from September 30 through October 2 in Ljubljana.
Polish Films at CinEast
Several Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen at the 6th CinEast International Film Festival, which runs in Luxembourg from October 9 through October 27, 2013.
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.
"The Congress" Among Europe's Best Animated Films
After announcing the list of 46 titles eligible for this year's European Film Awards, the European Film Academy presented three feature animated films in the running for the award for Best European Animation. One of the selected titles was The Congress, a film directed by Ari Folman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
29th Warsaw Film Festival
The 29th edition of the Warsaw Film Festival will run from October 11 through October 20, 2013. The festival is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
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.
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.