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KOSZALIN: The 38th Mlodzi i Film Debut Film Festival in Koszalin ended on 15 June with My Polish Girl by Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek winning the Grand Prix, chosen out of 10 feature debuts and 65 short film debuts. The President of SFP Jacek Bromski received a medal of merit.

WARSAW: Ryszard Bugajski, one of the most outstanding Polish directors, a screenwriter, a longtime member of the Polish Filmmakers Association, the creator of the famous Interrogation, died in Warsaw on 7 June 2019.

WARSAW: The Mazovia Film Fund chose 11 projects to support with coproduction grants totaling 1.8 m PLN / 420,851 EUR, including new films from  Małgorzata Szumowska, Paweł Łoziński and Piotr Stasik.

WARSAW: Jacek Bromski is in postproduction with Solid Gold, a political thriller starring Andrzej Seweryn and Janusz Gajos, inspired by one of the most controversial financial scams in the history of modern Poland.

WARSAW: New Europe Film Sales picked up world sales rights to Fools by Silver Bear winner Tomasz Wasilewski, a Polish/Romanian/German film produced by Ewa Puszczyńska and Ada Solomon.

WARSAW: Kasia Adamik, Olga Chajdas, Anna Kazejak and Anna Jadowska are teaming up to direct Erotica 2022, a futuristic drama based on a script written by Polish women.

WARSAW: Don't Tell Anyone, a documentary by Tomasz Siekielski exposing pedophilia in the Polish Catholic church has both shocked the Polish public and attracted over 12 m views on YouTube in the two days since its online premiere.

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute approved 18.4 m PLN / 4.2 m EUR in grants for eight new feature film productions.

FNE spoke with 2019 Producer on the Move Małgorzata Staroń, who represents Poland at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. She is the head of Staron-Film and has produced films which premiered in Locarno, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and San Sebastian. She is a member of EFA and an expert in the Polish Film Institute.

KRAKOW: Sons Of Denmark by Ulaa Salim won the Grand Prix Krakow Film Award at the 12th Mastercard OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema, held in Krakow 26 April - 5 May 2019.