MAGDALENA SROKA APPOINTED NEW GENERAL DIRECTOR OF THE POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
Magdalena Sroka was officially appointed General Director of the Polish Film Institute by Małgorzata Omilanowska, Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
POLISH FILMS IN FESTIVAL LINEUP AT 68TH LOCARNO IFF
Three films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute have been selected for screening at Semaine de la Critique at the 68th Locarno IFF.
FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project calling
Applications are now open for the 10th FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project – a training programme for young critics and film journalists from Central and Eastern Europe coordinated by the Warsaw Film Foundation and FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics.
Common Baltic. Short Film Contest
Culture.pl, the Pomeranian Film Foundation in Gdynia and the Gdynia Film School are organising a short-film competition about the Baltic Sea countries - their cultural identity, their history, their society, their transformation.
"11 Minutes" in Main Competition in Venice
11 minut (11 Minutes), the latest film by director Jerzy Skolimowski, will have its world premiere in Main Competition at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, which runs from September 2 through September 12, 2015. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"KLEZMER" IN VENICE DAYS OFFICIAL SELECTION
Klezmer, the feature debut by director Piotr Chrzan, has been selected to screen in competition at the 12th edition of Venice Days, a section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, which runs from September 2 through September 12, 2015.
POLISH-GERMAN CO-DEVELOPMENT FUND
The application deadline for financial support for film project development within the framework of the Polish-German Co-Development Fund is August 14. Applications are open to film producers from Poland and Germany.
Polish films awarded in Estonia
Polish films co-financed by the Polish Films Institute were awarded at the 29th Pärnu International Documentary and Antropology Film Festival in Estonia.
Third Volume of POLISH CINEMA CLASSICS
The Polish Cinema Classics Vol. IIII DVD collection was released in the United Kingdom on May 25, 2015. The collection has been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
40TH GDYNIA FILM FESTIVAL — MAIN COMPETITION AND VISIONS APART COMPETITION
The lineup of the Main Competition and the Visions Apart competition of the upcoming 40th Gdynia Film Festival has been announced.
Polish films at 18th Guanajuato Film Festival
Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen at the 18th Guanajuato Film Festival, which runs from July 17 through July 26 in Mexico.
"The Magic Mountain" awarded in Karlovy Vary
Czarodziejska góra (The Magic Mountain), a Polish-French-Romanian animated documentary film directed by Anca Damian received the Special Jury Mention at the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
50TH KARLOVY VARY IFF: POLISH FILMS IN COMPETITION
Several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute screen in competition at the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
THE INAUGURATION OF 'PICTURE POLAND'
July 2 marked the launch of a new project called Picture Poland, aimed at promoting Polish cinema among airline passengers.
Creators of "THE QUEEN OF SILENCE" AND SŁAWOMIR IDZIAK WIN DEUTSCHER KAMERAPREIS
Creators of Królowa ciszy (The Queen of Silence), a documentary film by Agnieszka Zwiefka, received the prestigious Deutscher Kamerapreis award in two categories: Best Cinematography and Best Editing. Polish cinematographer Sławomir Idziak received the award for lifetime achievement.
"REFUGIADO" WINS CÓNDOR DE PLATA AWARDS
Refugiado (Polish title: Pod ochroną), a film directed by Diego Lerman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received three Cóndor de Plata awards of the Argentine Film Critics Association.
POLISH PROJECT AT EX ORIENTE FILM WORKSHOP
Over the Limit by Marta Prus will be one of twelve projects participating in the Ex Oriente Film year-long workshop for creative documentary projects. The film is produced by Maciej Kubicki.
JANUSZ GAJOS AND HANNA POLAK AWARDED IN MALTA
Janusz Gajos received the award for Best Actor at the Valletta Film Festival in Malta for his performance in BODY/CIAŁO, a film by Małgorzata Szumowska. The award for Best Documentary Film went to Nadejdą lepsze czasy (Something Better to Come) by Hanna Polak.
"CARTE BLANCHE" WINS GRAND PRIZE AT SHANGHAI IFF
Carte Blanche, a film directed by Jacek Lusiński, received the Grand Prize of the Jury at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival.
"BODY/CIAŁO" AWARDED IN BRUSSELS
BODY/CIAŁO, a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has received the jury prize for best director at the Brussels International Film Festival.
"STARTING POINT" WINS AT SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST
Punkt wyjścia (Starting Point), a film directed by Michał Szcześniak, received the Short Doc Award in the short documentary competition at the 2015 Sheffield Doc/Fest. The film was produced within the framework of the 'First Documentary' programme at the Polish Filmmakers Association's Munk Studio.