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. Golden Tapes are awarded by the Polish section of FIPRESCI and the members of the Polish Filmmakers Association.
WARSAW: Miszmasz czyli Kogel Mogel 3 by Kordian Piwowarski, a revamped sequel of a popular comedy series of the 80s, is the most watched title in Poland with over 1.8 m admissions since its premiere on 25 January 2019.
WARSAW: IKH Pictures Promotion has picked up Used Up directed by Małgorzata Imielska, Iron Bridge directed by Monika Jordan-Młodzianowska and Supernova directed by Bartosz Kruhlik for international sales. The company will showcase the line-up at Berlinale 2019.
WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute has introduced a new support scheme for distribution of Polish films abroad with priority focus on art-house cinema.
WARSAW: Paweł Pawlikowski's Academy Award nominated drama Cold War received the most nominations (12) for the Polish Film Awards - The Eagles. The nominations were announced on 6 February 2019.
WARSAW: The shoot for the third season of the crime drama series The Pack / Wataha starring Leszek Lichota will start in Bieszczady on 17 February 2019. The previous seasons of the show are available on HBO services in over 20 countries.
WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute started financing micro-budget projects and distributed 970,634 EUR / 4,165,000 PLN to seven projects in the first grant session.
WARSAW: Polish cinema had another record year, with 59.7 m total admissions and 263.9 m EUR total gross. Polish films had 19.8 m admissions, compared to 13.5 m in 2017. The first four films in the overall top ten are Polish.
Polish cinema had a strong year in 2018, with record-breaking box office results, international success of feature films, worldwide distribution for domestic titles, as well as the introduction of long-awaited 30% financial incentives for international filmmakers.
WARSAW: Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski got three nominations for the Academy Awards in the Best Directing, Best Cinematography (Łukasz Żal) and Best Foreign Language Film categories. The nominations were announced on 22 January 2019.
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