Krzysztof Krauze Passed Away
Acclaimed director and screenwriter Krzysztof Krauze passed away on December 24, 2014 after an extended battle with terminal illness. Krzysztof Krauze was an award-winning feature and documentary film director; his filmography includes Dług (The Debt), Mój Nikifor (My Nikifor), Plac Zbawiciela (Saviour's Square), and Papusza.
"Ida" on Academy's Shortlist
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute is one of nine titles shortlisted for nominations in the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category.
"Ida" Wins Lux Prize
Members of the European Parliament voted to award the 2014 Lux Prize to Ida, a film by Paweł Pawlikowski. The voting results were announced on December 17 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
International Press on "Ida" Success
Ida swept the 2014 European Film Awards - that seems to be the prevalent opinion in the press after last weekend's events in Riga. At the awards ceremony that took place on December 13, Ida - a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute - received the top five most important film awards on the continent.
American Film Critics' Award for Agata Kulesza and "Ida"
Ida - a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute has been nominated and awarded by another film critics assosciations and circles in the USA. December 14 brought two awards of The San Francisco Film Critics Cirle (SFFCC) in categories: Best Foreign Language Picture and Best Cinematography.
"Ida" Voted Best Film of 2014!
December 13 marked the European Films Awards ceremony in Riga. Ida, a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the award for Best European Film of 2014. The film also won the Best European Director award for Paweł Pawlikowski and Best European Screenwriter award for Paweł Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Łukasz Żal and Ryszard Lenczewski received the Carlo Di Palma Award for Best European Cinematographer. Ida also received the EFA People's Choice Award, the winner of which is selected by European viewers in an online vote.
"Life Feels Good" in Japanese Cinemas
Chce się żyć (Life Feels Good), a film directed by Maciej Pieprzyca, was released theatrically in Japan on December 13. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"Ida" Nominated for Golden Globes
Nominations for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, the annual awards of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were announced on December 11 in Beverly Hills. Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received a nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Polish Documentaries in Competition
On December 9, the Sundance Institute announced the lineup of the short film competition at next year's Sundance festival, which takes place in January. In a little over a month, two Polish short films, both co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will compete for the title of Best Short Film: Punkt wyjścia (Starting Point) by Michał Szcześniak and Obiekt (Object) by Paulina Skibińska.
Polish Film Screenings in Istanbul
Until 27th of December at Pera Museum in Istanbul will take place the screenings of the Polish films.
"Ida" in Israeli Cinemas
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released theatrically in Israel on December 25, 2014.
Awards for Polish Films in Spain
Two films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute received awards at the 52nd Gijón International Film Festival in Spain.
Polish Films Recognized in Tallinn
November 30 brought the closing of the 18th Black Nights International Film Festival in Tallinn. The focus on Polish cinema featured screenings of over 20 Polish films; Polish presence at the festival was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Award for "Something Better to Come"
November 28 brought the closing of the 22nd edition of the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. The Special Jury Award in Main Competition went to Marzenie Julii (Something Better to Come), a film directed by Hanna Polak and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been nominated for the Independent Spirit Award in the Best International Film category. This year marks the 30th edition of the International Spirit Awards, presented annually by Film Independent
Winners of the 22nd Camerimage IFF
The 22nd Camerimage International Film Festival, an event co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, drew to a close on November 22. The Golden Frog Award for Best Film in Main Competition went to Leviathan, a film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev and lensed by Mikhail Krichman. The award for Friend of the Festival went to Agnieszka Odorowicz, General Director of the Polish Film Institute.
Polish Animations in Competition
Several Polish animated films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will screen at the 11th Animateka International Film Festival, which runs from December 8 through December 14 in Ljubljana.
3rd Poland Film Festival in Japan
The third edition of the Poland Film Festival in Japan will run from November 22 through December 26, 2014.
Kinoteka - Polish Film Festival in India
The Kinoteka Polish Film Festival will run from November 19 through December 12 in Bombay and New Delhi.