War Games in Amsterdam and on BBC
On November 19, the documentary War Games and the Man Who Stopped Them by Dariusz Jabłoński will open the 2009 International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. Screening in the IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, this will also mark the film's international premiere.
New Film School in Gdynia
In October 2010, the first twelve students will begin studies at the Gdynia Film School. The school was established by the Pomeranian Film Foundation in Gdynia, in cooperation with the Łódź Film School. The Gdynia City Hall supported the project.
Polish Documentary Nominated
Atijat, the First Wife - the directorial debut by Anna Błaszczyk, produced by OTO Film Studio and TVP1, has been nominated for the prestigious Golden Panda Award, presented to the best documentary film at the International Documentary Film Festival in Sichuan, China. The festival took place on November 6-8, 2009.
Sputnik Landed in Poland
The most interesting Russian films of recent years, the classics of Soviet cinema, retrospectives of cinema masters Andrei Tarkovsky and Vasili Shukshin, and many films never before screened in Poland. Friday brings the launch of the 3rd Russian Film Festival Sputnik over Poland in Warsaw.
Plus Camerimage Festival
The 17th Annual Plus Camerimage International Festival of the Art of Cinematography will take place between November 28 and December 5. The greatest filmmakers will once again visit Łódź.
Launching the Oscar campaign for Reverse
Reverse, winner of this year's Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, soon to be released in cinemas nationwide, is also Poland's official candidate in the Best Foreign Language Film category for two of the most prestigious awards in the world of film - the Oscars of the Academy of Motion Pictures and the Golden Globes, awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Recognition for Polish Documentaries
Films by Marcin Janos Krawczyk, Bartek Konopka and Anna Kazejak earned recognition at the East Silver International Film Market, which takes place annually as part of the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.
The Magic Tree Awarded in Chicago
The Magic Tree by Andrzej Maleszka received a special prize known as the Rights of the Child Award at the 26th Chicago International Children's Film Festival, which ended on November 1.
Bagiński Awarded at Animago 2009
Cinematograph by Tomasz Bagiński received the award for Best Short Film at the Animago 2009 international short film festival.
Polish Documentaries in Leipzig
Four Polish films are screening in various competitions at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Lepzig 2009. The festival takes place between October 26 and November 1.
Polish Cinema in Tokyo
There was a Polish stand at the international film market, a Polish feature in competition, and a Polish director in the jury of the Tokyo Film Festival.
Grzyby burzy Awarded in Uppsala
Produced by Serafiński Studio, the Polish animated feature Grzyby burzy by Jan Steliżuk received the award for Best Children's Film at this year's Uppsala International Short Film Festival (19-25 October 2009). This award enables the film to contend for an Academy Award nomination.
Oscar Winners Working on Chopin Project
At a press conference held at Warsaw's Kultura cinema, the creators of the extraordinary Project Chopin talked about what is behind this unique film and why they decided to undertake such a difficult venture.
Prix Europa 2009 for Łoziński
Chemo by Paweł Łoziński won the Prix Europa 2009 for best documentary.
Polish Films at Plus Camerimage
Eight features will compete in this year's Polish Films Competition at the Plus Camerimage International Festival of the Art of Cinematography. The festival will take place between November 29 and December 5, 2009.
The Warsaw Film Festival Audience Awards
The Dark House (Dom zły) by Wojciech Smarzowski and Welcome by Philippe Lioret are both winners of the audience award at the 25th Warsaw Film Festival in the feature film category.
The Dark House Well Received in Tokyo
Two competition screenings of The Dark House by Wojciech Smarzowski at the Tokyo International Film Festival took place on the 19th and 20th of October. The film was warmly received by the festival audience.
Polish Films at the Rome Film Festival
Four Polish films will be screened at this year's Rome International Film Festival.
Winners of the 25th Warsaw Film Festival
The winners of the 25th Warsaw Film Festival have been announced. The awards ceremony was held on Saturday, October 17. The Warsaw Grand Prix was awarded to Jessica Hausner from Austria, for her film Lourdes. The FIPRESCI prize for best Eastern European debut feature went to Borys Lankosz, director of Reverse, the only Polish feature among the awarded titles.
The Magic Tree Goes Abroad
The international premiere of The Magic Tree by Andrzej Maleszka will take place on October 22 in Amsterdam. The film will be screened in competition at CineKid, the world's leading children's film festival.