Polish Film Institute hands out first of new annual awards

The Polish Film Institute handed out the first of what will become annual awards for professionals involved in various segments of the film industry at a gala ceremony Monday night…
21-01-2008

Polish Film Institute establishes new awards

The Polish Film Institute has created a series awards for professionals involved in various segments of the film industry. The prizes were presented at a gala tonight organised with the…
20-01-2008

Three Polish films short-listed for Oscars

Andrzej Wajda's Katyń, Marcel Łoziński's short film If It Happens and Peter and the Wolf, an animated film directed by Suzy Templeton, are on the official "short list" of films…
20-01-2008

HDTV catching on in Central Europe (update)

High-definition television, or HDTV, is beginning to catch on in Central Europe, with Poland the clear leader in embracing the new technology. All of Poland's leading broadcasters are either testing…
19-12-2007

Polish filmmakers take stand on TV subscription fees

Jacek Bromski was re-elected president of the Association of Polish Filmmakers for a third term at a general meeting of the association on Dec. 15. Bromski has been holding this…
18-12-2007

Polish doc gains fame abroad (update)

{mosimage}A film about a true Polish adventure story, In Search of a Legend, won the best film award Monday at the SportFilmFestival in Palermo, Sicily. The film, about six young…
16-12-2007

EU finds too many commercials on Polish television

The European Commission is calling on Polish broadcasters to cut back on commercial time. Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reports new research shows that some EU members are exceeding the 12-minute-per-hour…
16-12-2007

New website promotes Lodz as film center

A new Polish website has been launched to promote Łódź as an ideal place for filmmakers. The creators hope the website, called Action!Lodz (www.actionlodz.com), will bring new productions to the…
13-12-2007

AOL launches in Poland

AOL Europe has launched in Poland (www.aol.pl) offering free email, instant messaging, video, pictures and other services in addition to tailored content, such as film and celebrity news.
13-12-2007

Life for a Life project has successful launch

The Polish film A Life for a Life, which tell the stories of courageous Poles who gave their lives to help Jews during World War II, had a successful launch…
12-12-2007

Christopher Doyle winds up Warsaw shoot

Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle has completed shooting in Warsaw of the Polish political thriller Warsaw Dark, based on the murder of former Minister of Sport Jacek Dębski, one of the…
12-12-2007

Katyn to get international premiere in Berlin

Andrzej Wajda's latest film, Katyń, a highly personal view of the massacre of 20,000 Polish officers in the Soviet Union during World War II, is set to premiere at the…
12-12-2007

TVP launches station aimed at Belarus

Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (www.tvp.pl) on Dec. 10 launched its first foreign station, Belsat, which offers three hours of news, cultural programs and entertainment programming daily by satellite in…
09-12-2007

Polish film Warrior wins Grand Prix in Canton, China

The Polish film Warrior (Wojowik) by Jacek Blawut won the Grand Prix at the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival in Canton, China, which ended Dec. 8. The jury awarded with…
09-12-2007

Battle over financing Polish public media

A battle is brewing in Poland over the best way to finance public broadcasting. A parliamentary commission has been looking into the matter after the new government of Prime Minister…
06-12-2007

TVN leads for first time in audience share

Private Polish broadcaster TVN captured the top audience share in November for the sought-after 16-49 age group for the first time in its history.
06-12-2007

Polish distributors awarded by Plus Camerimage

International Film Festival Plus Camerimage wouldn't be able to celebrate its 15th edition without the support of Polish distributors. On the official Camerimage website, festival organizers note how over the…
02-12-2007

Polish Film School celebrates 50 years

The Polish Film School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a series of gala events including special screenings at the Plus Camerimage Festival in Łodź and the release…
29-11-2007

Rise in Polish ad market boosted by Internet sales

Poland's advertising market rose by 12.7% to 4.48 billion zloties (1.3 billion euros) in the first nine months of 2007 with the highest growth in the Internet segment, according to…
25-11-2007

ITI reports improved nine-month results

ITI Group reported consolidated nine-month revenues up 33.1% over the same period in 2006 to 318.6 million euros, driven by the performance of TVN Group.
25-11-2007