FNE Market Analysis 2018: POLAND

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…

Cold War Nominated for César Awards

WARSAW: Cold War has been nominated for the Cesar Awards 2019 in the Best Foreign Film category. The prizes are awarded by France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences. The…

Three Academy Award Nominations for Cold War

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…

PRODUCTION: Jan Komasa Moves into Postproduction with New Cyber Thriller

WARSAW: The acclaimed Polish director Jan Komasa finished shooting Suicide Room. Hater, a new cyber thriller and a sequel to his box office feature debut Suicide Room. The film will…

OBITUARY: Polish Cinematographer Wiesław Zdort

WARSAW: Veteran Polish cinematographer Wiesław Zdort has died at age 87. He worked with many important Polish filmmakers including Krzysztof Kieślowski, Kazimierz Kutz and Barbara Sass.

Polish Ministry of Culture to Merge Public Film Studios

WARSAW: The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage plans to merge the Documentary and Feature Film Studios (WFDiF) and four other public production studios into one big film production center…

Two Polish Coproductions Selected for Berlinale Co-Production Market

WARSAW: Two Polish coproductions have been chosen for the Official Selection of the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2019 and for Rotterdam-Berlinale Express. The 16th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market will…

Four BAFTA Nominations for Cold War

WARSAW: Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski landed four nominations for the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2019. The nominations were announced on 9 January 2019.

TVP to Buy Showmax

WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP is negotiating the purchase of the Showmax VOD service from Naspers, following the owner's decision to leave the Polish market by the end of January…

Cold War Shortlisted for Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award

WARSAW: Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski is among the nine titles shortlisted for the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award. The nominations for the 91st Oscars will be unveiled on 22…

Pawlikowski’s Cold War Sweeps Top Prizes at European Film Awards

SEVILLE: Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War won awards for best European film, director, scriptwriter, actress and editor at the 31st European Film Awards. The European animated feature film award went to…

Films Boutique Picks Up New Drama from Jacek Borcuch

WARSAW: Films Boutique will manage worldwide sales for Jacek Borcuch’s Italy-based drama Dolce Fine Giornata starring Krystyna Janda. The film will premiere internationally at the Sundance IFF in the World…

FNE Exclusive: Phoenix Productions CEO Joanna Michalec: Leading Distributor of Polish Box Office Hits in International Markets

Polish films have been scoring slots in the box office top 10 in the UK and Ireland as well as other countries over the past few years making the leap…

Films from CEE Countries Selected for Arte Kino Online Festival

WARSAW: Mug by Poland's Małgorzata Szumowska and For Some Inexplicable Reason by Hungary's Gábor Reisz are among the ten films available online for free in 45 European countries within the…

GRANTS: Polish Film Institute Supports New Feature Films

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute supported eight feature films with 2 m EUR / 8.9 m PLN during the third and the last session of financing in 2018.

Planet Single 2 Dominates Polish Box Office

WARSAW: The sequel to box office hit Planet Single had over 1 m admissions and remains in the number one spot in Poland for the third week in a row.…

PRODUCTION: Lech Majewski Shoots Brigitte Bardot Film

KATOWICE: World-renowned Polish film director Lech Majewski is working on his new drama Brigitte Bardot the Wonderful, based on his novel of the same title. The release is planned for…

OBITUARY: Polish Cinematographer Witold Sobociński

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…

GRANTS: Poland Supports Six Minority Coproductions

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.

FESTIVALS: Ji Yong Kim Wins 26th Camerimage with The Fortress

BYDGOSZCZ: Ji Yong Kim won the Golden Frog, the top prize of the 26th edition of the festival honouring cinematographers EnergaCAMERIMAGE, for the South Korean film The Fortress directed by…