Interview with Ari Folman in Cannes [video]

The Congress, directed by Ari Folman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was the opening film of this year's Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs). The film's world premiere took place place on May 16.


Wolrd premiere of "The Big Leap"

The world premiere of the Polish-Swedish short The Big Leap will take place on the 24th of May at the SIFF - 39th Seattle International Film Festival. The Polish premiere has already been confirmed at 53rd Krakow Film Festival.


"Traffic Department" at Moscow IFF

Drogówka (Traffic Department), a film directed by Wojciech Smarzowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in Main Competition at the 35th Moscow International Film Festival, which runs from June 20 through June 29, 2013.


"The Congress": Press Reviews

After The Congress, directed by Ari Folman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, had its world premiere at the 66 th Cannes International Film Festival, reviews of the film were published in both Polish and international press.


Polish Filmmakers at the 66th Cannes IFF

May 15 marks the launch of the 66th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival. The festival lineup features four films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The Cannes International Film Festival runs through May 26.


Polish Animations at Careof DOCVA

Thanks to a project known as the identi_TY Animated Film Festival, audiences in Milan will have an opportunity to see the works of young Polish animation artists between May 21 and May 25, 2013.


"The Christening" in Austria

May 24, 2013 will mark the Austrian premiere of Chrzest (The Christening), a film directed by Marcin Wrona and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


"Fuck For Forest" at Sheffield

On June 13, Fuck For Forest by Michał Marczak will screen at the 19th Sheffield Doc/Fest International Documentary Film Festival.


"Felix, Net i Nika..." Recognized

Felix, Net i Nika oraz Teoretycznie Możliwa Katastrofa (Felix, Net and Nika and the Theoretically Possible Catastrophe), an adventure film for young audiences directed by Wiktor Skrzynecki, has received the award for Best Feature Film in the Mixed Media category (combining live-action with animation and special effects) at the International Family Film Festival, which ran from May 1 through May 5 at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.


Polish Films in Oberhausen

The jury of the 59th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival awarded Tomasz Popakul's animated film Ziegenort and gave special mention to Rogalik, a student film by Paweł Ziemilski.


Exhibition on Polański in Dresden

The 'Roman Polański. Actor. Director' exhibition, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, opened on May 4, 2013 at the Ignacy Kraszewski Museum in Dresden.


Polish Films in Saragossa

Several Polish films will screen in Saragossa between May 7 and May 28, 2013. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


Award Nominations for "Sanctuary"

Sanctuary, a film directed by Norah McGettigan and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been nominated for the British Independent Film Awards in the following four categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (nomination for Anne-Marie Duff) and Best Supporting Actress (nomination for Agnieszka Żulewska). As part of the British Independent Film Festival lineup, Sanctuary will screen in ten cinemas across the United Kingdom.


19th Polish Film Spring in Budapest

The 19th annual Polish Film Spring in Budapest will run from May 7 through May 14, 2013. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


Jiří Menzel in Poland

The National Film Archive and the Czech Centre in Warsaw present a retrospective of films by Jiří Menzel, one of the most acclaimed Czech directors. The event will run in Warsaw's Iluzjon cinema between May 6 and May 12, featuring a Q&A session with the director, a panel discussion, and a multimedia exhibition.


370,000 EUR for Polish Cinemas

At the most recent session of the Europa Cinemas expert committee, Polish cinemas received funding in the total amount of 370,000 euros.


A. Holland Retrospective in Brussels

A retrospective of films by Agnieszka Holland will run in Brussels from May 4 through June 30, 2013.


"In Darkness": in Belgian Cinemas

W ciemności (In Darkness), a film directed by Agnieszka Holland and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released in cinemas across Belgium on May 15, 2013.


Polish Guests at Producers Network

The Producers Network meeting within the framework of the 66th Cannes International Film Festival will feature a special presentation of the Polish Film Institute, attended by five film producers from Poland.


A. Kurzydło - Producer on the Move

Polish producer Agnieszka Kurzydło has been selected as one of the participants of the prestigious 'Producers on the Move' programme, which will take place on May 18-21, 2013 during the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.


Janusz Mrozowski Wins in Belfast

On April 21, the grand prize in the documentary film competition at the 13th Belfast Film Festival went to Bad Boy - cela dla niebezpiecznych (Bad Boy. High Security Cell), directed by Janusz Mrozowski. This marks the latest recognition for Bad Boy, a film that has received support from the Polish Film Institute.