2017 POLISH FILM AWARDS: "WOŁYŃ" WINS BEST FILM
Wojciech Smarzowski's Wołyń (Hatred) was voted Best Polish Film at the Polish Film Awards. Wołyń co-financed by Polish Film Institute won 9 awards.
POLISH ANIMATIONS IN COMPETITION AT ANNECY
Six Polish animations are in official selection at the upcoming Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
"Maria Skłodowska-Curie" Nominated For German Film Awards
Maria Skłodowska-Curie (Marie Curie), a Polish-German-French-Belgian co-production co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been nominated in three of 16 categories for the Lola German Film Awards (Deutscher Filmpreis - Lola).
"COLD WAR" RECEIVES EURIMAGES FUNDING
Four Polish co-productions co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, including Cold War, the latest film by Paweł Pawlikowski, have received financing from the Council of Europe's Eurimages fund.
POLISH WOMEN RANKED AMONG THE 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN GLOBAL CINEMA
Marynia Gierat, head of Krakow's Kino Pod Baranami and Kinga Dołęga-Lesińska, head of KinAds, are among the Top 50 Women in Global Cinema - 2017.
POLISH FILMMAKERS WIN CZECH LION AWARDS
March 4 marked the awards ceremony of the 24th Czech Lion Awards in Prague. Polish actress Michalina Olszańska and composer Michał Lorenc are among winners of this year's awards, presented annually by the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA).
"United States of Love" in Dutch Cinemas
Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love), a film directed by Tomasz Wasilewski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in the Netherlands on March 2.
"Agnus Dei" in Cinemas in New Zealand
Niewinne (Agnus Dei/Les innocentes/The Innocents), a film directed by Anne Fontaine and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in New Zealand on March 9, 2017.
"Afterimage" in Cinemas in France
Powidoki (Afterimage), a film directed by Andrzej Wajda and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute was released theatrically in France on February 22, 2017.
POLISH FILMS SUCCEED AT 67TH BERLINALE. Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS
February 21 marked a press Q&A with the filmmakers whose films screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The Q&A took place at Warsaw's Kultura cinema and was organised by the Polish Film Institute in cooperation with the Polish Filmmakers Association.
Enthusiastic reviews of "The Lure" in US
Córki Dancingu (The Lure) by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, is presented in American cinemas since early February. It has been reviewed very well by film critics from USA.
67th Berlinale. Agnieszka Holland's Pokot (Spoor) Wins Silver Bear!
At the closing ceremony of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, Pokot (Spoor) by Agnieszka Holland, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute received the Silver Bear - Alfred Bauer Prize - for a feature film that opens new perspectives.
Kuba Czekaj awarded in Berlin
On February 14, Kuba Czekaj received the Baumi Script Development Award at the 67th Berlin IFF for the script to his feature film Sorry Polsko.
"POKOT" - WORLD PREMIERE AT THE BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
February 12 marked the world premiere of Agnieszka Holland's latest feature Pokot (Spoor) at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
WORLD PREMIERE OF "The Trial: The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov" IN BERLIN
The 67th Berlin International Film Festival featured the world premiere of The Trial: The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov, an Estonian-Polish documentary directed by Askold Kurov.
Polish Presence at 67th Berlin IFF
February 9 marks the launch of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The festival lineip features several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and a number of events dedicated to Polish cinema.
CZECH CRITICS AWARDS FOR "I, OLGA HEPNAROVÁ"
This year's Czech Film Critics Awards were presented on January 28. I, Olga Hepnarová, the feature debut by Tomáš Weinreb and Petr Kazda, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, won a total of four out of nine awards.
"COMMUNION" WINS IN TRIESTE
Komunia (Communion), a documentary directed by Anna Zamecka and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, won the documentary film competition at the 28th Trieste International Film Festival.
"Afterimage" in Cinemas in Canada
Powidoki (Afterimage), a film directed by Andrzej Wajda and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute was released theatrically in Canada on February 1, 2017.
"United States of Love" in Cinemas in Romania
Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love), a film directed by Tomasz Wasilewski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Romania on January 20.
2016: A SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR POLISH DOCUMENTARIES
2016 was a great year for Polish documentaries. This success is owed largely to the universality of topics tackled by filmmakers, successful collaboration between directors and producers, a good network of international contacts, and excellent national film events dedicated to documentary films.