GRANTS: Polish Film Institute Supports 10 Feature Films

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute supported 10 new feature projects with over 25.2 m PLN / 5.5 m EUR. The grants were awarded in the first session of funding in…

Kids Kino Industry 2020 Calls for Projects

WARSAW: The 4th edition of Kids Kino Industry, formerly known as Warsaw Kids Film Forum, is accepting projects through 5 June 2020.

Love and Mercy: Faustina in International Online Distribution

WARSAW: The Polish-produced US box office hit Love and Mercy: Faustina, which has made over 3.4 m USD in admissions worldwide, is available for streaming for 30 days in April…

FESTIVALS: New Horizons Postpones 2020 Edition

WROCLAW: The 20th edition of the New Horizons IFF has been postponed following the 14 April 2020 announcement that all cultural events in Wroclaw are cancelled through the end of…

Kids Kino Industry Announces Call for Projects

WARSAW: The 4th edition of the Kids Kino Industry (previously known as Warsaw Kids Film Forum), an international pitching forum for films and series aimed at a young audience, is…

Polish Filmmakers Association Helps Filmmakers During COVID-19 Crisis

WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) has introduced a system of advances, non-returnable financial assistance, and everyday assistance, including 300 dinners delivered daily to filmmakers under the highest risk of…

Poland Gives 870 m EUR to Support Culture During COVID-19 Crisis

WARSAW: The Polish Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński has announced a new support programme for artists, creators and institutions that cannot carry out their artistic activities due to the ongoing…

GRANTS: Poland Supports Eight Minority Coproductions

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute has announced that the minority coproduction fund will support eight international projects with over 1.2 m EUR / 5.5 m PLN.

Director of Polish Film Institute Appeals to the Management of Television Stations

WARSAW: The Polish Directors' Guild has appealed to public and private television broadcasters to broadcast Polish films and original TV programmes to support creators currently deprived of any source of…

WIDE Adds Lithuanian and Polish Titles

WARSAW: The French sales company WIDE is promoting two Lithuanian and one Polish film in its new line-up of acquisitions.

Polish Film Institute Launches Plan for Film Industry in Crisis

WARSAW: The 16-person crisis team formed by the Polish Film Institute (PISF) issued its first decisions after the first meeting on 20 March 2020. Their aim is to support the…

Poland Introduces Financial Support for Cultural Sector During COVID-19 Pandemic

WARSAW: The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage is working on a package of support for cultural institutions as well as filmmakers and artists who have suffered losses due…

GRANTS: Polish Film Institute Supports Three Films for Young Audience

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute supported the production of three new feature films for younger audiences with 813,784 EUR / 3.7 m PLN in the 1st batch of funding for…

FESTIVALS: Warsaw FF 2020 Opens Submissions

WARSAW: The Warsaw Film Festival announced the opening of submissions as of 1 April 2020.

FESTIVALS: Krakow Film Festival Goes Online

KRAKOW: The organisers of the 60th Krakow Film Festival announced on 31 March, that the event will take place on the originally planned date of 31 May to 7 June…

FESTIVALS: New Horizons Extends Festival Pass Discount

WARSAW: The 20th edition of the New Horizons IFF has extended the deadline for its discounted festival passes in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Polish Producers Opt for VOD Premieres Due to Pandemic

WARSAW: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Polish film distributors and producers to move their cinema premieres to online streaming platforms.

OBITUARY: Krzysztof Penderecki

WARSAW: Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the greatest contemporary Polish composers and conductors, died on 29 March 2020. He was the composer of many film scores, including Andrzej Wajda's Oscar-nominated film…

Poland's ATM Group Cancels Production of Series and Programmes

WARSAW: ATM Grupa, which produces a large number of Polish TV series and programmes, has announced that due to the Coronavirus pandemic it has suspended all shootings until further notice.…

Poland and India Sign Cooperation Agreement

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute and the Producers Guild of India have signed a cooperation agreement that includes coproductions.