First E-Kino in Poland

WARSAW: Poland’s Kino Pod Baranami has announced that it launched the first e-kino in Poland on 12 April 2020.

Polish Government Proposes Levy on Streaming Giants To Support Local Film Industry

WARSAW: The Polish government has proposed a levy on streaming giants as a part of its anti-crisis shield that was submitted to the Parliament this week for approval.

Anna Nagler To Head CEE Productions for Netflix

WARSAW: Anna Nagler has been appointed to oversee the development and production of Netflix productions in the CEE region (Central and Eastern Europe). She previously worked at Watchout Studio and…

PRODUCTION: Patryk Vega Continues Shooting Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

WARSAW: Patryk Vega has downplayed the government's recommendations during the coronavirus pandemic and continued shooting his still-untitled film about a teenage prostitution ring scandal that shook Poland.

PRODUCTION: Wojciech Smarzowski Works on New Drama

WARSAW: Wojciech Smarzowski is developing a drama under the working title W2. The development process has not been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shooting is planned for 2020…

Polish Film Institute Issues First Batch of Support for Filmmakers

WARSAW: Polish Film Institute's director Radosław Śmigulski awarded 187 grants to filmmakers seeking financial support. The Polish Film Institute received a total of 281 applications for financial help within ten…

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.