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Jakub Stożek Awarded at Sundance

Jakub Stożek received Honourable Mention for his film Poza zasięgiem (Out of Reach) at the Sundance Film Festival.

The documentary Out of Reach tells the story of Karolina and Klaudia, two teenaged girls seeking to get back in touch with their long-absent mother.

26.01.2011

Polish Films at Sundance

Młyn i krzyż (The Mill and the Cross), directed by Lech Majewski and featuring Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling, and Michael York, had its world premiere in the New Frontier programme at this year's Sundance International Film Festival. This Polish-Swedish co-production was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

26.01.2011

Łazarkiewicz at Santa Barbara IFF

Maraton tańca (Dance Marathon) by Magdalena Łazarkiewicz will screen in the Eastern Block competition at the upcoming 26th Santa Barbara International Film Festival in the United States. The festival will run from January 27 through February 6, 2011.

26.01.2011

First session of Dragon Forum 2011 has come to an end

The first session of the 6th edition of Dragon Forum - International Academy of Document, ended on the 22nd of January with a screening of the DOK Leipzig award winner "Vodka Factory" by Jerzy Śladkowski. Over 40 filmmakers from several European countries worked on their projects during four days of workshops in Warsaw.

24.01.2011

Krzysztof Zanussi at MoMA

New York City's renowned Museum of Modern Art will soon screen four films by Krzysztof Zanussi: Barwy ochronne (Camouflage), Constans (The Constant Factor), Życie rodzinne (Family Life), and Rewizyta (Revisited). A few of the scheduled screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

21.01.2011

"Suicide Room" Premieres in Berlin

Sala samobójców (Suicide Room) by Jan Komasa will screen in the Panorama Special section of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.

Jan Komasa was previously known for having co-directed the acclaimed Oda do radości (Ode to Joy). Suicide Room, Komasa's solo debut as a director, for which he also wrote the script, will have its international premiere on February 12 at the Berlin International Film Festival. Almost 6,000 films from around the world are submitted for Berlinale consideration each year.
(Photo by Jarosław Sosiński)

19.01.2011

"El Premio" in Main Competition

One of the sixteen films screening in Main Competition at the upcoming 61st Berlin International Film Festival is a film made with a Polish minority co-production partner.

18.01.2011

Świteź" in Competition

Świteź (The Lost Town of Świteź) by Kamil Polak is the only Polish film in the lineup of the Berlinale Shorts competition at the upcoming 61st Berlin International Film Festival, which runs this year from February 10 through 20.

17.01.2011

"Reverse" Awarded in India

Borys Lankosz received the Best Director award for his feature Rewers (Reverse) at the closing gala of the 9th Pune International Film Festival in India, which ended on January 13.

14.01.2011

"General Nil" Voted Best Film

Generał Nil (General Nil) won the audience poll of the annual Filmland Polen festival, which runs simultaneously in four cities in northern Germany (Hamburg, Hanover, Lübeck, and Bremen). The film scored 4.9 out of a maximum 5 points.

14.01.2011

Polish Nominations for VES Awards

The Visual Effects Society announced the nominations for the ninth edition of the prestigious VES Awards for best visual effects in film, television, and video games.

11.01.2011

Polish Doc in Swedish Parliament

On January 20, the Swedish parliament will watch the documentary Rachunek szczęścia (In Fortune's Debt), written by Andrzej Bart and directed by Ireneusz Dobrowolski. This event will mark the film's Scandinavian premiere.

10.01.2011

Orły 2011: Candidate Films

Friday, 31 December 2010 brought the closing of the list of candidate films for the 2011 Orły (Eagles) awards. 32 Polish films qualified as candidates for these annual awards.

04.01.2011

Polish Documentary Film in 2010

The creators of the polishdocs.pl website created a summary of the past year, focusing on festival screenings and awards for Polish filmmakers around the world. Polish Docs is a joint project of the Polish Film Institute and the Krakow Film Foundation, which was launched in 2007 at the Sunny Side of the Docs film market in La Rochelle (France). The project is aimed at promoting Polish documentary films abroad.

04.01.2011

Polish Films in Rotterdam

Młyn i krzyż (The Mill and the Cross) by Lech Majewski will screen at the upcoming jubilee 40th Rotterdam International Film Festival, marking the film's European premiere. Festival audiences will also have an opportunity to see Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowski. The Short Film Competition lineup also features Maska (The Mask) by the Quay Brothers.

03.01.2011

Capri Legend Award for Skolimowski

At the recently closed film festival on the Italian island of Capri, Jerzy Skolimowski received the Capri Legend award, presented to the world's most acclaimed filmmakers for significant contribution to the development of world cinema.

03.01.2011

"A Piece of Summer" at Clermont

The lineup of the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, one of the world's leading events for short film, has been announced. Kawałek lata (A Piece of Summer) by Marta Minorowicz, produced by the Polish Filmmakers Association Munk Studio within the "First Documentary" framework, will screen in the festival's Main Competition.

23.12.2010

Awards for Polish Filmmakers

Two international film festivals wrapped on December 12, both bringing awards to Polish filmmakers. Paweł Sala and his feature Matka Teresa od kotów (Mother Teresa of Cats) won an award at the 11th Tbilisi International Film Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia. Meanwhile at the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Thessaloniki, Greece, Dorota Kędzierzawska received a Lifetime Achievement award, and Marek Lechki received the Best Screenplay award for his feature Erratum.

13.12.2010

Awards for Polish Filmmakers

Two international film festivals wrapped on December 12, both bringing awards to Polish filmmakers. Paweł Sala and his feature Matka Teresa od kotów (Mother Teresa of Cats) won an award at the 11th Tbilisi International Film Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia. Meanwhile at the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Thessaloniki, Greece, Dorota Kędzierzawska received a Lifetime Achievement award, and Marek Lechki received the Best Screenplay award for his feature Erratum.

13.12.2010

10th Watch Docs IFF Awards

The 10th annual Watch Docs International Film Festival - Human Rights in Film came to a close. The international jury granted the Watch Docs Award to Winds of Sand, Women of Rock by Nathalie Borgers. The winning film is a Austrian-Belgian-French co-production.

13.12.2010

Kyoto Grand Prix for Kuba Czekaj

The Grand Prize of the 13th edition of the Kyoto International Student Film and Video Festival went to Ciemnego pokoju nie trzeba się bać (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Room) by Kuba Czekaj.

09.12.2010