Record Polish Admissions for First Quarter of 2019

WARSAW: Poland had 18,811,913 cinema admissions in the first quarter of 2019, the best result in the past two years. The three top box office films are domestic productions.

PRODUCTION: Dariusz Gajewski in Post-production with Legions

WARSAW: Dariusz Gajewski has finished shooting a major costume drama about the Polish Legions established by Józef Piłsudski, with a planned budget of 6.3 m EUR / 27 m PLN.

TVP to Launch Channel in Lithuania

WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP will launch a TVP Vilnius channel in Lithuania in May 2019.

PRODUCTION: Bodo Kox Shoots WWII Drama Series

WARSAW: Bodo Kox has started work on the historical series People and Gods. It is produced by TVP and based on authentic events from World War II, presenting the history…

PRODUCTION: Robert Gliński Shoots War Drama Zieja

LUBLIN: Robert Gliński is directing a wartime drama about the legendary Warsaw priest Jan Zieja with Andrzej Seweryn starring in the lead role.

GRANTS: Poland Supports Nine Minority Coproductions

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute's minority international coproduction fund decided to support nine projects with over 3.81 m PLN / 889,706 EUR.

PRODUCTION: American Sci Fi Thriller with Patrick Schwarzenegger Shoots in Poland

WARSAW: Agata Alexander is shooting her debut sci fi thriller Warning, an American/Polish production, in Warsaw. The cast includes Patrick Schwarzenegger, Tomasz Kot and Rupert Everett.

FESTIVALS: Krakow Announces 2019 Competition Films

KRAKOW: Two Polish films will screen in the international documentary competition of the 59th Krakow Film Festival, which runs from 26 May to 2 June 2019.

Krzysztof Zanussi Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award

WARSAW: Polish director and screenwriter Krzysztof Zanussi has been given the Polish Eagle Film Award for his lifetime achievements in the world of film, as well as the Lifetime Achievement…

OBITUARY: Festival Curator Natalia Jarmolińska (Maliszewska)

WARSAW: Natalia Jarmolinska (Maliszewska), short film section curator, programmer of short and feature films for the Warsaw Film Festival, passed away at 32.

Cold War Dominates Polish Eagles 2019

WARSAW: Paweł Pawlikowski's Academy Award nominated drama Cold War was awarded in seven categories out of 12 nominations for the Polish Film Awards - The Eagles, including in Best Film,…

PRODUCTION: Apple Film Production in Postproduction with The Pleasure Principle

WARSAW: The crime thriller series The Pleasure Principle written by Maciej Maciejewski and directed by Dariusz Jabłoński is the first international drama series originated, shot and made as a coproduction…

PART III: Polish 30% Cash Rebate Guide - Reimbursement

WARSAW: Projects produced in Poland can receive a generous 30% of get back funds for Polish and international titles. Check our special FNE guide to see how the producers are…

PART II: Polish 30% Cash Rebate Guide - How to Apply?

WARSAW: The newly introduced Polish cash rebate offers generous 30% of get back funds for Polish and international productions. Check our special FNE guide to see how you can apply…

PART I: Polish 30% Cash Rebate Guide - Application and Eligibility

WARSAW: New Polish cash rebate scheme, designed to bring in more international projects, offers a reimbursement of 30% of Polish production costs. Check out FNE guide to see who can…

PRODUCTION: Patryk Vega Shoots Child Trafficking Drama in Thailand and Poland

BANGKOK: Box office hit director Patryk Vega is currently shooting the crime drama Small World about child trafficking in Bangkok.

Polish Box Office Hit Racks Up International Sales

WARSAW: Polish box office hit Miszmasz czyli Kogel Mogel 3 by Kordian Piwowarski has been sold by London-based Magnetes Ltd in 16 countries, including the USA, Canada, the UK, Germany,…

PRODUCTION: Małgorzata Szumowska Shoots Her First English Language Film

WARSAW: The awarded Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska is currently shooting her first English language film, The Other Lamb. The film is an Irish/US/Belgian coproduction by Academy Awarded producers David Lancaster…

Polish 30% Cash Rebate Scheme Now Active

Warsaw, 22nd February 2019 - The new Polish 30% cash rebate scheme that was announced last year is active now. The scheme is based on first come, first serve rule…

The Clergy and Cold War Win Golden Tapes for Best Domestic Film Released in 2018

WARSAW: The Clergy by Wojciech Smarzowski and Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski were awarded ex-aequo with the Golden Tapes award for best domestic film released in Polish cinemas in 2018.…