Launch of the 62nd Berlinale
The 62nd edition of the Berlin International Film Festival is opening on February 9, 2012 and will run till February 19. Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will be screened during the event, as well as new projects looking for foreign co-producers. General Director of the Polish Film Institute Agnieszka Odorowicz will attend the festival.
Nominations for the Polish Film Awards
The nominations for the 2012 Polish Film Awards (Eagles) were presented on February 7 in the Primate's Palace in Warsaw by previous Eagle winners and nominees.
"In Darkness" Nominated for an Oscar
W ciemności (In Darkness) by Agnieszka Holland is one of the films nominated for the 84th Academy Awards. This feature film, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received an Oscar nomination in the Best Film in a Foreign Language category. One of the nominations for Best Achievement in Cinematography went to cinematographer Janusz Kamiński for War Horse, the latest feature by Steven Spielberg. Nominations were announced on January 24.
Jakub Gierszał Shooting Star 2012
Jakub Gierszał is one of ten European actors to be named the 2012 Shooting Star. Gierszał was submitted for consideration by the Polish Film Institute.
CIFEJ Special Award for A. Odorowicz
The special awards ceremony of CIFEJ (Centre International du Film pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse) took place on January 20 in Warsaw's Kultura cinema. CIFEJ is an international organization focused on filmmaking and audiovisual production for children and young adults. The General Director of the Polish Film Institute Agnieszka Odorowicz was one of the award winners, recognized for her accomplishments in the field of children's films.
Wojcieszek's "Secret" at Berlinale
Przemysław Wojcieszek’s feature Sekret (Secret) will screen in the Forum section of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. The film received support from the Polish Film Institute.
CIFEJ General Assembly in Poland
The General Assembly of CIFEJ (Centre International du Film pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse) will be held in Warsaw on January 20-23, 2012. CIFEJ is an international organization that focuses on issues related to audiovisual production for children and young adults. On January 20 the General Director of the Polish Film Institute Agnieszka Odorowicz will receive a special CIFEJ award.
'In Darkness' on Oscar Shortlist
W ciemności (In Darkness) by Agnieszka Holland has been shortlisted for the Academy Award nominations for Best Film in a Foreign Language. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Interview with Marc-Daniel Dichant
Marc-Daniel Dichant of Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv, the German co-producer of our Oscar candidate, took part in the In Darkness press conference. Kalina Cybulska spoke with Dichant about the production, its financing, and the chances for an Academy Award nomination.
"Elles" at 2012 Berlinale
The first titles of films in the Panorama lineup of the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival have been announced. Among the 20 films screened is the latest film by Małgorzata Szumowska - Sponsoring (Elles). The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2012 from the Polish Film Institute!
Zanussi Now an EFA Board Member
Director Krzysztof Zanussi has been named a member of the board of the European Film Academy.
"In Darkness" and Kamiński
Nominations for the Critics' Choice Awards were announced today. Among this year's nominees are Polish cinematographer Janusz Kamiński, and the feature W ciemności (In Darkness).
“Frozen Stories” in Sundance Film Festival Lineup
Opowieści z chłodni (Frozen Stories), a short feature film by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, will screen in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival among other International Narrative Short Films.
"Essential Killing" on Top Ten List
Essential Killing, a feature directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been named one of the best films of 2011 by the critics of the French film monthly magazine Cahiers du Cinéma.
Polish Animations in Oscar Run
Two Polish animeted films: Zaczarowany fortepian (The Magic Piano) by Martin Clapp and Paths of Hate by Damian Nenow, have been shortlisted for Academy Award nominations for Best Short Animated Film. Both films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Digital Cinemas Online
The end of November brought the launch of the c-kino.pl website, dedicated to the Polish Digital Cinemas Network. The website is kept up to date with new cinemas added regularly, and is available in Polish and English.
Wajda to Shoot Wałęsa Picture
The press conference for Andrzej Wajda's latest project Wałęsa was held at Warsaw-based WFDiF on November 24. Starring in this biopic for Lech Wałęsa are Robert Więckiewicz and Agnieszka Grochowska. Filming is due to begin on December 1. The picture is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
5th "Sputnik" Film Festival
November 19 brought the opening gala of the 5th "Sputnik Over Poland" Russian Film Festival at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Documentaries at Camerimage
The lineup of all sections of the 19th Plus Camerimage International Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Bydgoszcz has been announced. This year a total of eight Polish documentaries co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen in competition.