WARSAW: Polish filmmakers gathered 13,300 EUR / 58,000 PLN for charity during an event put up by the Polish Film Institute to support the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP). The highest bid of 1,900 EUR / 8,600 PLN went to a private dinner with Agnieszka Holland.
The second most valuable auction was for the clapperboard and photo album from Wojciech Smarzowski that raised 1,500 EUR / 6,600 PLN.
The amount of 1,100 EUR / 5,100 PLN was payed for a clapperboard from Andrzej Wajda's film Danton, donated by set designer Alan Starski.
During the 25th Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP), the Polish Film Institute organised 84 auctions of objects connected with Polish films, donated by members of the Polish film industry.
The amount of 13,300 EUR / 58,000 PLN is a record, since over the years the Institute raised 43,352 EUR / 188,000 PLN to support the WOŚP.
This year the finale was set for 15 January 2017, but the auctions often start before the finale and they can also end a long time after. The auctions organised by PISF wrapped by 26 January 2017.