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.
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.
8th Polish Film Week in Nürnberg
The eighth Polish Film Week in Nürnberg will run from April 25 through May 1, 2013. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
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.
Agnieszka Holland Heads KVIFF Jury
Agnieszka Holland will be the head of the Main Competition jury at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which runs from June 28 through July 6, 2013.
"Manhunt" Wins Off Plus Camera
Obława (Manhunt), a film directed by Marcin Krzyształowicz and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has won the top prize of the 6th Off Plus Camera festival in Krakow. The director was presented with the Krakow Film Award along with a cash prize of 100,000 USD. He also received a grant of 1 million PLN from General Director of the Polish Film Institute Agnieszka Odorowicz for the production of his next project in Poland. The closing gala of the festival was attended by Bogdan Zdrojewski, Poland's Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
New Film by Tomasz Wasilewski
April 18 marked the world premiere of Tomasz Wasilewski's latest film Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The film was selected as one of 14 feature films showcased in the Viewpoints section of the festival.
"The Congress" to Open Directors' Fortnight in Cannes
The Congress, a film directed by Ari Folman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will open the Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival, which runs from May 15 through May 26, 2013. The Cannes screening will mark the film's world premiere.
"Venus in Fur" in Cannes
La Vénus à la fourrure (Venus in Fur), directed by Roman Polański and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen in Main Competition at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival, which runs from May 15 through May 26, 2013. The Cannes screening will mark the film's world premiere.
Polish Short Films in Cannes
Two Polish short films: Olena by Elżbieta Benkowska and Danse Macabre by Małgorzata Rżanek, will screen at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival, which runs from May 15 through May 26, 2013.
"Loving" Wins Lecce Film Festival
Miłość (Loving), a film directed by Sławomir Fabicki and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has won the top prize at the 14th Festival of European Cinema in Lecce, Italy.
"In the Name Of…" Wins in Dortmund
Małgorzata Szumowska received the International Feature Film Award, the Grand Prize of the International Women's Film Festival in Dortmund, for her feature W imię... (In the Name Of...).
Polish Films at Beijing IFF
Mój rower (My Father's Bike) by Piotr Trzaskalski and Supermarket by Maciej Żak, two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen at the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival, which runs from April 15 through April 23, 2013.
Planete+ Doc Film Festival in Cannes
The Planete+ Doc Film Festival will present three new Polish documentary films at the Cannes festival film market.