LODZ: After a long break, renowned Polish director Grzegorz Królikiewicz makes a comeback with Neighbors, a warm, absurd comedy about extraordinary people.

WARSAW: Agnieszka Holland is in preparation with Game Count (Polish title Pokot), a crime drama which will go into production in 2014.

WARSAW: Polish director Władysław Pasikowski’s controversial drama Aftermath has scored international distribution in the US, Russia and Slovakia.

WARSAW: Jan Jakub Kolski will complete filming on Serce, serduszko i wyprawa na koniec świata (Heart, Heartling and the Journey To The End Of The World) at the end of November 2013.

WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP has received state funding to coordinate a new project aimed at making public media available to everyone.

WARSAW: Poland has digitalized 99 local and art-house cinemas in 88 cities through the Polish Digital Cinemas Network programme, with more plans to convert more in 2014.

WARSAW: Poland’s Alvernia Studios is teaming up with Holland’s Fu Works Productions on a financing incentive to bring international projects to Alvernia Studios.

KATOWICE: FNE spoke with Cannes Festival director Thierry Fremaux during his first visit to Poland when he attended the Regiofun Festival. During his stay he met with the festival audience and narrated a special screening of Lumiere!, a collection of digitally remastered films by the Lumiere brothers.

KATOWICE: The Romanian coproduction Matei Child Miner directed by Alexandra Gulea and produced by Europolis Film won the 10,000 EUR main prize at 2013 Regiofun.

WARSAW: Paweł Pawlikowski’s Warsaw IFF Grand Prix winner Ida will be distributed in 30 countries including USA, Canada and Israel.