Polish Film Institute announces grants

The Polish Film Institute announced PLN 20 million (€5.9 million) in grants going to 47 films for 2008. €5 million was earmarked for feature films, €0.6 million for documentary films,…
16-06-2008

Revue and Lightborne win at Krakow Film Festival

Revue, directed by Sergei Loznitsa, won the main documentary competition prize, and Lightborne, directed by Eduardo Chapero-Jackson, won the international competition at the 48th Krakow Film Festival. The closing ceremony…
08-06-2008

Lodz recognizes Rybczynski with honorary doctorate

Lodz Film School gave an honorary doctorate to Polish director and Lodz graduale Zbigniew Rybczynski. The ceremony was part of the school's 60th anniversary celebration.
08-06-2008

A new 30 Minutes project starts shooting in Warsaw

Following the well-received Cannes screening of the series of short films from the "30 Minutes" project in the Short Film Corner section, the next film of the series has gone…
03-06-2008

TVN plans bond issue

TVN plans to issue 1 billion zlotys (€297 million) to pay for the purchase of digital TV channel ‘n.' According to Thompson Financial News, TVN will sell the bonds by…
01-06-2008

New Polish-Russian co-production launches next year

The Polish Film Institute and Mosfilm are on a search for the script that will launch a cooperation between the Polish and Russian cinema industries.
28-05-2008

Zodiak acquires 100% of Mastiff Media Polska

Swedish firm Zodiak Television AB announced that it was purchasing all outstanding shares in the production company Mastiff Media Polska. The format provider is part of the Mastiff Media group…
27-05-2008

TVN stock plummets following purchase of stake in

Polish commercial broadcaster TVN saw its share price drop to a nine-month low on Tuesday, May 20, following its purchase of a 25% plus one share stake in the digital…
20-05-2008

Regional Film Funds Institution launches first major project in Poland

Silesia's Regional Film Fund, Silesia-Film, will grant €296,000 (PLN1 million) for scripts thematically linked with Silesia and for productions that bring business to the local film industry. Selected films can…
20-05-2008

Hallmark plans film to shoot in Poland

Hallmark Hall of Fame is in pre-production with a film on Holocaust heroine Irena Sendler to shoot in Poland. According to reports from Associated Press, The Irena Sendler Story will…
19-05-2008

David Lynch to build Film Studio in Lodz

The long-awaited creation of a film studio by David Lynch is finally moving forward as part of the EC1-Lodz City of Culture project in Poland.
14-05-2008

TVN first quarter revenues up

Polish commercial broadcaster TVN reported consolidated net revenue increase of 22% in its first quarter results.
14-05-2008

Polish Film Institute sees large presence at Cannes

Three official selections, Quinzaine des Realisateurs' Four Nights with Anna, Un Certain Regard's Tulpan, and L'Association du Cinéma Independant pour sa Diffusion's documentary Gugara, are spearheading Polish promotion strategy in…
13-05-2008

ITI Group wins civil suit against Ministry of Defense

The Polish Ministry of Defense, representing the State Treasury, agreed to an out of court settlement with Polish media group ITI on May 8.
11-05-2008

Artcore finds niche success in film promotion

Six-month-old Artcore landed its first major Polish title for promotion, Louise's Garden.
06-05-2008

The battle for the Media Bill in Poland continues

The Polish Parliament amended the Media Bill, shifting power away from politicians, after Senate discussion and corrections last week.
04-05-2008

Popieluszko completes principal photography

Principal photography has been completed on Popieluszko, a Polish film about the murdered Solidarity priest.
29-04-2008

Cyfrowy Polsat sets IPO for May 6

Polish satellite TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat SA is poised to sell 67 million shares to raise 837.5 million zloty (€245.2 million) when it launches its initial public offering on May…
27-04-2008

Holland heads Polish Film Academy

Renowned director Agnieszka Holland has been named the new president of the Polish Film Academy. The members of the Academy nominate and vote for the winners of the Eagle Awards…
24-04-2008

Major postwar drama shooting in Poland

Shooting is under way for General "Nil" directed by Ryszard Bugajewski, based on the life of Gen. Emil Fieldorf (codename Nil), a World War II hero and prominent member of…
22-04-2008