SOFA - School of Film Agents
July 26, 2013 marked the press conference for a new film initiative, held at the 13th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław. The new project, entitled SOFA (School of Film Agents) is the brainchild of Berlinale programmer Nikolaj Nikitin.
Andrzej Chyra Recognized in Serbia
July 19 brought the close of the 20th European Film Festival in Palić, Serbia. Andrzej Chyra received special mention of the jury for his performance in Małgorzata Szumowska's feature W imię... (In the Name Of...).
"Our Curse" in Locarno
The lineup of the 66th Locarno International Film Festival, which launches on August 7, features the film Nasza klątwa (Our Curse), directed by Tomasz Śliwiński. Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Śliwiński's picture is a documentary student film, made at the Warsaw Film School.
Polish Projects at Ex Oriente Film
The first edition of the Ex Oriente Film international documentary film workshop will launch on July 17 in Rijeka, Croatia. Several Polish filmmakers are among participants of this year's edition.
Polish Films Awarded in Marseille
Two Polish films, Sieniawka by Marcin Malaszczak and Świat w budowie (Holy Field Holy War) by Lech Kowalski, have received awards at the FID International FIlm Festival in Marseille.
Award for Katarzyna Kwiatkowska
Katarzyna Kwiatkowska received the Best Actress Award of the Voices International Festival in Vologda for her performance in Dzień kobiet (Women's Day), a film directed by Maria Sadowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films Awarded at 48th Karlovy Vary IFF
The 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has drawn to a close. Two Polish films received awards at the closing gala of this year's edition of the festival. Papusza by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze received Special Mention of the Main Competition Jury, while Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) by Tomasz Wasilewski received the Crystal Globe for Best Film in the East of the West competition.
Polish Screenwriters' Achievements
Screenplays written by Krzysztof Burdza and Maciej Rogala have received recognition at the international screenwriting competition in Barcelona.
"Baby Blues" Awarded in Taipei
Bejbi Blues (Baby Blues), a film directed by Katarzyna Rosłaniec and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Special Jury Prize at the 15th Taipei International Film Festival.
"In the Name Of…" Wins in Milan
W imię... (In the Name Of...), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the award for Best Feature Film at the 27th Mix Milano IFF.
SOFA in Wrocław
The first edition of the School of Film Agents (SOFA), a series of industry workshops for film professionals from Eastern and Central Europe, Germany, Central Asia, countries of the Caucasus, and Balkan states, will take place at Wrocław's New Horizons Cinema (Kino Nowe Horyzonty) between August 19 and August 30. The project is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Kieślowski in Reims
An exhibition entitled "The World According to Krzysztof Kieślowski", co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, is on display at the Jean Falal Médiathèque in Reims from July 3 through August 3, 2013. The exhibition is accompanied by a retrospective of films by Krzysztof Kieślowski.
"The Whistle" Awarded in London
Grzegorz Zariczny's Gwizdek (The Whistle), which has screened at over 20 international film festivals to date, continues to keep a good pace. Last week, the film received an award at the Open City Docs Fest in London.
July 1, 2013 marked the world premiere of Papusza, a film directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Screening in Main Competition, the film gathered very favourable reviews from Polish and international film critics.
"Papusza" in Karlovy Vary
July 1 marked the press conference of Papusza, a film by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Later that day, the film, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, had its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary festival, screening in Main Competition.
"Loving" Wins in Spain
Miłość (Loving), a film directed by Sławomir Fabicki and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has won the 28th Cinema Jove International Film Festival in Spain.
"Father and Son" Wins in Moscow
Ojciec i syn (Father and Son), directed by Paweł Łoziński and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has won the Documentary Film Competition at the 35th Moscow International Film Festival.
"Mundial" Wins in New York City
Mundial. Gra o wszystko (Mundial. The Highest Stakes), a film directed by Michał Bielawski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute has won the 5th Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival in New York City.
Polish Films in Yerevan
Andrzej Żuławski in Montreal
Andrzej Żuławski will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fantasia International Film Festival, which runs from July 18 through August 6, 2013 in Montreal.
"Viva Bel@rus!" Awarded in Brussels
Żywie Biełaruś (Viva Bel@rus!), a film directed by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has received the award for Best Screenplay at the Flagey International Film Festival in Brussels, which closed on June 26.