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Gdynia Festival Dates Set

The Organizing Committee of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia decided that next year's 36th edition of the festival will run from June 6 to June 11, 2011.

03.11.2010

Awards for Polish Films

Animowana historia Polski (An Animated History of Poland) by Tomasz Bagiński received the 2010 Animago award for Best Visualisation.

29.10.2010

Silver Eye Awards for Polish Films

Several awards for best film were presented at this year's East Silver film market, part of the 14th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. This year marked the second edition of the Silver Eye Awards - last year's award winners included Bartek Konopka's Królik po berlińsku (Rabbit a la Berlin). This year Polish filmmakers received recognition for several short films and one feature-length film.

28.10.2010

4th "Five Flavours" FF Launched

October 26 brought the opening of the 4th "Five Flavours" Film Festival. The festival was opened by Joon Jae Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Poland. Over the next few days, film enthusiasts will have an opportunity to enjoy Asian cinema - first in Warsaw, later in Krakow, Poznan, and Katowice.

27.10.2010

Polish Films Awarded in Leipzig

October 24 marked the closing of the 53rd DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. Of the seven films representing Poland, two received prestigious awards. The Young Talent International Competition Jury awarded the Grand Prize for Short Documentary Film to Kawałek lata (A Piece of Summer) by Marta Minorowicz. The Prize of the Trade Union ver.di and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury went to Marcin Sauter for Na północ od Kalabrii (North of Calabria).

25.10.2010

Polish Film Competition

The Plus Camerimage festival team has announced the Polish Film Competition lineup.

25.10.2010

Awards for Abel Korzeniowski

Awards for the world's best composers of film music were presented at the closing gala of the World Soundtrack Academy, part of the 37th Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent (Belgium). The WSA awards have been presented annually since 2001.

25.10.2010

Europe-India: Panel Discussion

On October 15, a panel discussion and presentation of co-production opportunities between India and European countries was held at Warsaw's Rejs cinema. This event was part of the Warsaw Script Meeting - the European segment of the Primexchange Europe-India workshop. The second session will be held next month at the Film Bazaar in Goa.

20.10.2010

Klimkiewicz Debuts in England

Three projects by young filmmakers will receive funding from the city of Bristol, as city authorities are keen on promoting the city through its artist. One of the selected projects is to be directed by young Polish filmmaker Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, whose acclaimed short feature Hanoi-Warszawa (Hanoi-Warsaw) was recently nominated for best short at the European Film Awards. The Bristol-backed project Flying Blind will be Klimkiewicz's full-length feature debut.

20.10.2010

"Erratum” Awarded in Chicago

Marek Lechki's Erratum continues its world tour. The most recent addition to its award list is the directorial debut award at the 46th Chicago International Film Festival. A few days earlier the film received Special Mention from the Flash Forward Competition Jury at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival.

19.10.2010

Winners of the 26th Warsaw FF

The awards ceremony of the 26th Warsaw Film Festival was held on Saturday, October 16. Awards were presented in the festival's five competition categories, along with the FIPRESCI Jury Award and the Ecumenical Jury Award. The Warsaw Grand Prix - the top award in the festival's International Competition, funded by the City of Warsaw, went to Incendies by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve.

16.10.2010

„Erratum” Tours the World

Marek Lechki's full-length feature debut Erratum screens in the Flash Forward competition of the ongoing 15th Pusan International Film Festival - one of the major film events in Asia.

11.10.2010

Platige Image Nominated for ANIMAGO

Three films made by Platige Image have been nominated for the 14th edition of the ANIMAGO film awards. The ANIMAGO awards are presented annually since 1997 to the best film projects using 3D animation, visual effects, and interactive media.

07.10.2010

Polish Films in Munich

On October 14, the Ahoj Nachbarn association will organize a film event in the "Servus Polska!" series of events promoting Polish culture in Munich.

05.10.2010

Special Mention for "The Christening"

Marcin Wrona's Chrzest (The Christening) received special mention from the Church of Iceland Jury at the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF), which ended on Sunday, October 3. This marks the first international award for The Christening.

04.10.2010

Focus On Poland at Reykjavik IFF

Launched on September 23, the 7th Reykjavik International Film Festival will feature six Polish films. Marcin Wrona's Chrzest (The Christening) will screen in the festival's Main Competition, four other Polish features will be shown in the Focus On Poland special presentation, while Sztuczki (Tricks) by Andrzej Jakimowski will be part of the Youth Program.

24.09.2010

205 Films at Warsaw Film Fest

The 26th Warsaw International Film Festival will run from October 8 through 17, 2010. There will be a total of 384 screenings: 205 films from 53 countries. Polish films at this year's festival include: Chrzest (The Christening) by Marcin Wrona, Dwa ognie (Between Two Fires) by Agnieszka Łkasiak, Lincz (Lynch) by Krzysztof Łkaszewicz, 50/50 by Krzysztof Nowińki, Bad Girls. Cela 77 (Bad Girls. Cell 77) by Janusz Mrozowski, Plama (The Stain) by Igor Chojna, and Twist & Blood by Kuba Czekaj.

22.09.2010

"Lynch" Wins Top Prize in Koszalin

The 29th "Young and Cinema" Debut Films Festival in Koszalin came to a close Saturday night.

"This is a special place for me to be receiving this award. I live not far from here; I am a Szczecin man by birth and by choice," said the winner of the Wielki Jantar (Grand Amber) festival Grand Prize Krzysztof Łukaszewicz. "The film was a success, we hit the jackpot," added producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus.

18.09.2010

Polish Films in Pusan

A total of six Polish feature films will screen at this year's 15th edition of the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea. The festival runs from October 7 through October 15. The "Flash Forward" competition for first- and second-time directors from outside Asia will include Erratum by Marek Lechki.

17.09.2010

Two awards for "Essential Killing"

The 67th Venice International Film Festival came to a close. The Special Jury Prize went to Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing, a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. When accepting the award, Skolimowski thanked Ewa Piaskowska, who co-wrote and co-produced the film.. The Coppa Volpi Best Actor Award went to Vincent Gallo, the American actor who played the lead part in Skolimowski's feature. Gallo played the role of Mohammed - an Afghan fugitive who escaped from a secret military black site and now seeks recluse in the forest, fleeing from US troops.

11.09.2010

"Reverse" Recommended for EFA

Members of the European Film Academy together with EFA Productions gGmbH published a selection list of Europe's 46 best films. Published on September 9, the selection list features titles of films recommended for consideration for the European Film Awards. The Polish candidate for this year's European Film Award is Rewers (Reverse) by Borys Lankosz.

09.09.2010