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Two Polish Films in Montreal

Obława (Manhunt) by Marcin Krzyształowicz and Zdjęcie (The Photograph) by Maciej Adamek will screen in competition at the 36th Montreal International Film Festival in Montreal. The festival runs from August 23 through September 3, 2012. Both films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

08.08.2012

Step In Day at Locarno IFF

The Step In Day conference was a presentation of the Eastern European film industry, organized on August 5 within the framework of Industry Days at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival. The Polish Film Institute was among the organizing partners of this event.

07.08.2012

"Igor" World Premiere in Toronto

Igor i podróż żurawi (Igor and the Cranes' Journey) by Evgany Ruman, a co-production between Israel, Poland, and Germany, will screen in the TIFF Kids section of the upcoming 37th Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 6 through September 16, 2012. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The Toronto screening will mark the world premiere of Igor and the Cranes' Journey.

06.08.2012

New Film by Jan Komasa

Miasto, the new film by Jan Komasa, is scheduled to begin filming in May 2013. The film is set in the time of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, but the focus of the plot will not be on history. Lensed by cinematographer Paweł Edelman, the film will centre around young people, their lives, their struggle, and love. The filmmakers discussed the project at yesterday's meeting at the Warsaw Uprising Museum.

01.08.2012

12th T-Mobile New Horizons Winners

July 29, 2012 brought the 12th edition of the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival to a close. The festival's Grand Prix went to De jueves a domingo (From Thursday Till Sunday), a co-production between Chile and the Netherlands directed by Dominga Sotomayor Castillo. Twelve international films competed for the festival's top prize. The T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

29.07.2012

Grand Prix for "Jeż Jerzy"

The animated feature Jeż Jerzy (Jeż Jerzy: The Movie), directed by Wociech Wawszczyk, Jakub Tarkowski and Tomasz Leśniak, received the Grand Prix at the 16th International Animated Film Festival SICAF2012 in South Korea. The event was organized in Seoul and ran from July 18 through July 22.

27.07.2012

Krzysztof Kieślowski

August 29 will bring the launch of the largest retrospective of films by Krzysztof Kieślowski in France, along with an exhibition illustrating the life of this Polish director. The event is organized at the Paris MK2 Bibliothèque cinema, and will run until the end of September.

25.07.2012

Polish Days in Wrocław

Polish Days was an industry event organized within the framework of the 12th T-Mobile International Film Festival on July 21-23, 2012. This event, co-organized by the Polish Film Institute, brought together a number of international distributors, festival programmers, and industry reps.

24.07.2012

Good Reviews after Karlovy Vary

After the 47th edition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in foreign industry magazines appeared postive reviews of Polish films which were presented during the festival.

23.07.2012

On the Set of Wałęsa

We visited the set of Wałęsa, a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. Wałęsa, the latest production by director Andrzej Wajda, focuses on the story of legendary Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa, following his life from the early 1970s until the time when he was elected President.

20.07.2012

"Battleheart" in Locarno

Serce do walki (Battleheart) by Tomasz Matuszczak is in official selection at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival, which launches on August 1. Battleheart, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in the Pardi di domani / Leopards of Tomorrow international short film competition.

11.07.2012

Karlovy Vary: Lubos Wins Best Actor

The 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has come to an end. The closing gala of this year's festival brought the presentation of the Crystal Globes awards. The winner in the Best Actor category was Polish actor Eryk Lubos for his performance in Zabić bobra (To Kill a Beaver) by Jan Jakub Kolski. The film received support from the Polish Film Institute. Lubos shares the Best Actor award with Henrik Rafaelsen (The Almost Man). Special Mention in Main Competition also went to the actors of Polski film by Marek Najbrt. The festival's Grand Prize went to The Almost Man.

07.07.2012

"To Kill a Beaver" in Karlovy Vary

July 3 brought the world premiere o Jan Jakub Kolski's feature Zabić bobra (To Kill a Beaver) at the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The film received support from the Polish Film Institute.

05.07.2012

"Shameless" in Karlovy Vary

July 2 marked the international premiere of Bez wstydu (Shameless) by Filip Marczewski at the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Shameless features in the festival's East of the West competition.

04.07.2012

Poland-India Agreement

An audiovisual co-production agreement between Poland and India was signed on July 4 at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw. In addition to film co-production, the agreement covers other types of production, mainly television.

04.07.2012

"Yuma": World Premiere in Karlovy Vary

June 30 marked the world premiere of Yuma at the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Yuma is the feature debut from Piotr Mularuk, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The film is featured in the lineup of the East of the West competition.

02.07.2012

Nine Polish Films in Karlovy Vary

Nine Polish films will screen at the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which runs from June 29 through July 7, 2012. Seven of these, including several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in the festival's competition sections.

28.06.2012

Good Reviews for "Flying Blind"

The world premiere of the UK production Flying Blind, the feature debut from European Film Award winning director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, took place on June 24 at the 66th International Edinburgh Film Festival.

27.06.2012

"80 Million" Premieres in Moscow

June 24 marked the international premiere of 80 milionów (80 Million) by Waldemar Krzystek, which took place at the "Oktyabr" Festival Centre of the 34th Moscow International Film Festival. The film was shown in Main Competition of the Moscow International Film Festival.

25.06.2012

Locarno STEP IN Initiative

The 65th Locarno International Film Festival will include a presentation of the latest films from Eastern Europe, which will take place between August 4 and August 6, 2012. The Polish Film Institute is one of the partners in organizing this event.

13.06.2012

Polish Films Win Awards in the USA

Róża (Rosa) by Wojciech Smarzowski and Jeż Jerzy (Jeż Jerzy: The Movie) by Wojtek Wawszczyk, Jakub Tarkowski and Tomasz Leśniak, two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received awards at the 15th Brooklyn Film Festival in New York.

12.06.2012