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2016 POLISH FILM AWARDS: "BODY/CIAŁO" WINS BEST FILM

Małgorzata Szumowska's Body/Ciało (Body) was voted Best Polish Film at the Polish Film Awards, also winning awards for Best Director, Best Actress (Maja Ostaszewska) and Best Actor (Janusz Gajos). Janusz Majewski's Excentrycy, czyli po słonecznej stronie ulicy (The Eccentrics. The Sunny Side of the Street) also received a total of four awards.

08.03.2016

"THE LURE" WINS IN PORTO

Agnieszka Smoczyńska's debut feature Córki Dancingu (The Lure) triumphed at the 36th Fantasporto International Film Festival, winning a total of three awards: Best Film, Best Director, and Best Special Effects.

07.03.2016

Andrzej Wajda celebrates his 90th birthday

On March 6, director Andrzej Wajda celebrates his 90th birthday.

06.03.2016

Great Response to "United States of Love" at Berlinale

Tomasz Wasilewski's latest feature Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love) has been very warmly received by film critics at this year's Berlin International Film Festival.

26.02.2016

"Body/Ciało" in Hungarian Cinemas

Body/Ciało (Body), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Hungary on Februrary 25.

25.02.2016

Call for entries: 16th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF

Submissions are open until 15th of March 2016. 

24.02.2016

"ILEGITIM" WINS CICAE AWARD AT BERLINALE

Ilegitim (Illegitimate), a Romanian-Polish-French co-production directed by Adrian Sitaru, received the CICAE award of the International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.

22.02.2016

Tomasz Wasilewski Wins Silver Bear

At the closing ceremony of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, Tomasz Wasilewski - writer and director of Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love) - received the Silver Bear Award for Best Screenplay.

20.02.2016

"Gods" in Cinemas in Spain

On February 19, 2016, Bogowie (Gods), a film directed by Łukasz Palkowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Spain.

19.02.2016

"Crache Coeur" in French Cinemas

Feature debut directed by Julia Kowalski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute Crache Coeur (Raging Rose, Znam kogoś, kto cię szuka) was released theatrically on February 17 in France.

17.02.2016

ANDRZEJ ŻUŁAWSKI DIES AT 75

Andrzej Żuławski, acclaimed director, screenwriter, writer, passed away on 17 February at the age of 75, following a long illness. Żuławski was the director of award-winning films, including Trzecia część nocy (The Third Part of the Night), Diabeł (The Devil), Possession, Szamanka (Shaman), Fidelity, and Cosmos.

17.02.2016

POLISH PRESENCE AT 66TH BERLINALE

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival runs from February 11 through February 21, 2016. The festival lineup features several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The festival will also host a number of events related to Polish cinema.

15.02.2016

"Agnus Dei" in French Cinemas

Agnus Dei (Niewinne, Les innocentes), a film directed by Anne Fontaine and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute was released theatrically in France on February 10.

10.02.2016

PICTURE POLAND INCREASES ITS RANGE

Picture Poland, a project aimed at promoting Polish cinema among airline passengers, is increasing its range.

09.02.2016

FEBRUARY FOCUS ON POLAND IN NYC

February 2016 in New York City marks a total of three events on Polish cinema.

08.02.2016

2016 SUNDANCE AWARDS FOR POLISH FILMMAKERS

January 31 marked the closing of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The festival's closing ceremony brought awards for two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

01.02.2016

POLISH FILMS AT FESTIVAL SCOPE

The Polish Film Institute has joined forces with Festival Scope, a platform for new channels of film distribution. Festival Scope will feature a selection of Polish films, including film debuts and films that screened at major international film festivals.

28.01.2016

Excellent Reception of "The Lure" at Sundance FF

Córki Dancingu (The Lure) by Agnieszka Smoczyńska had the excellent reception at the Sundance Film Festival 2016. The feature debut co-financed by the Polish Film Institute screens in the World Dramatic Cinema Competition.

25.01.2016

POLISH FILMS IN 2016 SUNDANCE LINEUP

Córki Dancingu (The Lure) by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Wszystkie nieprzespane noce (All These Sleepless Nights) by Michał Marczak and Figura (Figure) by Katarzyna Gondek are in official selection at the Sundance International Film Festival. 

20.01.2016

"THE HERE AFTER" WINS 2015 SWEDISH FILM AWARDS

Intruz (The Here After), a film directed by first-time director Magnus von Horn and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received this year's Swedish Film Awards in three categories: Best Film, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor.

19.01.2016

"Body/Ciało" in Cinemas in Brazil

Body/Ciało (Body), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Brazil on January 14.

14.01.2016