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WARSAW: World famous Polish cinematographer Witold Sobociński died unexpectedly on 19 November 2018 at age 89. The news came days after the cinematographer visited the Camerimage International Film Festival, where he was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work by Roman Polanski.

WARSAW: The third session of PISF funding resulted in supporting six projects with minority international coproduction financing, with a total of 3,943,345 PLN / 915 101 EUR.

WARSAW: The Polish/British WWII drama about Polish fighter pilots, 303 Squadron directed by Denis Delić, opened in 16th place, and was the second strongest foreign film in the UK and Ireland, taking in 120,000 GBP during the opening weekend.

WARSAW: Małgorzata Szumowska is developing a Polish/German coproduction entitled The Masseur.

SZCZECIN: Patryk Vega is working on a sequel to his box-office hit Women of Mafia with an international cast and release planned for February 2019.

WARSAW: Polish films have racked up a record 15 m admissions in 2018, breaking all previous annual records, with two months still to go.

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute introduced a new grant category that will support microbudget productions directed by film school graduates and other debut filmmakers.

WARSAW: Velvet Spoon, a new distribution company, is about to be launched on the Polish market with plans to release quality genre cinema.

WARSAW: The Grand Prix of the 34th Warsaw International Film Festival went to The Delegation directed by Bujar Alimani, with several other prizes going to coproductions from the CEE region.

WARSAW: Six new projects from Poland, Estonia, the Ukraine, Belarus and Russia were presented at a special works-in-progress showcase hosted during Warsaw Industry Days at 34th Warsaw International Film Festival.