July 1, 2013 marked the world premiere of Papusza, a film directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Screening in Main Competition, the film gathered very favourable reviews from Polish and international film critics.
"Papusza" in Karlovy Vary
July 1 marked the press conference of Papusza, a film by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Later that day, the film, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, had its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary festival, screening in Main Competition.
"Loving" Wins in Spain
Miłość (Loving), a film directed by Sławomir Fabicki and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has won the 28th Cinema Jove International Film Festival in Spain.
"Father and Son" Wins in Moscow
Ojciec i syn (Father and Son), directed by Paweł Łoziński and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has won the Documentary Film Competition at the 35th Moscow International Film Festival.
"Mundial" Wins in New York City
Mundial. Gra o wszystko (Mundial. The Highest Stakes), a film directed by Michał Bielawski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute has won the 5th Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival in New York City.
Polish Films in Yerevan
Andrzej Żuławski in Montreal
Andrzej Żuławski will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fantasia International Film Festival, which runs from July 18 through August 6, 2013 in Montreal.
"Viva Bel@rus!" Awarded in Brussels
Żywie Biełaruś (Viva Bel@rus!), a film directed by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has received the award for Best Screenplay at the Flagey International Film Festival in Brussels, which closed on June 26.
Polish Films in Moscow
A presentation of new Polish film projects with co-production potential was held on June 24, 2013 within the framework of the fifth edition of the Moscow Business Square film market, which accompanied the 35th Moscow International Film Festival. The presentation was organized by the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Films at East End FF 2013
The lineup of the 2013 East End Film Festival features two Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
48th Karlovy Vary IFF Launched
June 28 marked the opening of the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The competition and out-of-competition sections features a collection of the most interesting new films from around the world, including several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"The Word" Supported by Eurimages
Słowo (The Word), a Polish-Danish co-production directed by Anna Kazejak, received financial support from the Eurimages Fund. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Magma" Awarded in Palm Springs
Paweł Maślona's student film Magma, produced by the Radio and Television Faculty of the University of Silesia and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the award for Best Student Live Action Short Over 15 Minutes at the 19th Palm Springs International ShortFest.
Polish Films in Palm Springs
The lineup of the 19th Palm Springs International ShortFest, which opened on June 18, features six films by Polish filmmakers. The festival runs through June 24.
Award Nomination for "Sleepincord"
The short animated film Snępowina (Sleepincord) by Marta Pajek has been nominated for the annual Cartoon d'Or award of the European Association of Animation Film. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"In the Shadow" Awarded in Seattle
Ve stinu (Polish title: W cieniu; English title: In the Shadow), a co-production between the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia directed by David Ondříček and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute received an award at the 39th Seattle International Film Festival.
Polish Films at 35th Moscow IFF
Four Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen in competition and out of competition at the 35th Moscow International Film Festival, which runs from June 20 through June 29, 2013.
A Presentation of Film Commission Poland
A presentation of Film Commission Poland was held at Warsaw's Kultura cinema on June 18, 2013. Film Commission Poland is a joint initiative of several organizations, including the Polish Film Institute.
"Baby Blues" Wins CICAE Award
Bejbi Blues (Baby Blues), directed by Katarzyna Rosłaniec and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received two awards at the 29th Festroia International Film Festival in Setúbal, Portugal. The festival closed on June 16.
Polish Animations Awarded in Egypt
Polish animated films received two awards at the 16th Ismaila International Festival for Documentaries & Shorts in Egypt. The event ran from June 4 through June 9.
"Fuck For Forest" Receives Special Mention
Michał Marczak's documentary Fuck For Forest received special mention in the Sheffield Green Award competition at the 19th Sheffield Doc/Fest International Documentary Film Festival, which closed on June 16. The film had been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.