Polish Film Institute Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

WARSAW: As Poland re-opens its economy after the third wave of COVID-19, the Polish industry is set to succeed due to the continuous support from the Polish Film Institute headed…
30-04-2021

Kids Kino Industry Opens Call for 2021 Edition

WARSAW: Submissions are now open for the 5th edition of Kids Kino Industry, the industry segment of the Kids Kino IFF, which will take place 29 September - 2 October…
21-04-2021

Focus Feature Picks Up British/Polish Coproduction Silent Twins

WARSAW: Focus Features will manage worldwide rights to Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska’s English-language debut Silent Twins, starring Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance. This British/Polish coproduction involving Poland’s Madants wrapped shooting…
19-04-2021

Netflix Announces Polish Commissions

WARSAW: Netflix has announced the production of three new Polish original series and premieres of three Polish films in 2022.
30-03-2021

FNE Podcast: SOFA School of Film Advancement : Nikolaj Nikitin, Oliver Baumgarten and Irena Gruca-Rozbicka CREW UNITED POLSKA

WARSAW: SOFA School of Film Advancement helmers Nikolaj Nikitin and Oliver Baumgarten speak to Irena Gruca-Rozbicka (SOFA 2019/2020) about the launch of her project CREW UNITED POLSKA and how the…
25-03-2021

Kids Kino Industry Addresses Digital Distribution

WARSAW: Kids Kino Industry, which has been holding a year-long series of free monthly webinars, will look at the topic of the digital transformation in distribution through virtual cinemas and…
19-03-2021

British Reality Show I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! To Shoot in Polish Castle

WARSAW: Producers of the British reality show I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! are in negotiations to secure a Polish castle for shooting international versions of the…
17-03-2021

Films from FNE Partner Countries Score Nods at 93rd Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES: Romanian majority coproduction collective by Alexander Nanau nabs two nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards in the Documentary Feature and International Feature categories. Bosnian majority coproduction Quo Vadis,…
16-03-2021

Cinemas in Poland Close Again

WARSAW: The Polish Government has announced that cinemas in the Mazowieckie and Lubuskie regions will be closed again on 15 March 2021, along with theatres, hotels and restaurants. The same…
15-03-2021

One Eyed Films Picks Up Ukrainian/Polish War Drama

WARSAW: The London-based sales agency One Eyed Films has announced its acquisition of Carol of the Bells, a Ukrainian/Polish coproduction set around WWII.
05-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Polish Director Paweł Maślona In Development With Kościuszko Biopic

WARSAW: Paweł Maślona, director of the award-winning Panic Attack, is in development with a film about the Polish war hero Tadeusz Kościuszko, under the working title Scarborn.
05-03-2021

DOC LAB POLAND Selects 21 Projects

WARSAW: The 2021 edition of DOC LAB POLAND, organised by the Wladyslaw Slesicki Film Foundation, will present 21 projects in two industry sections. The first session in 2021 will be…
05-03-2021

PRODUCTION: First Polish/Indian Coproduction No Means No Opens Door To Indian Market

WARSAW: The Indian/Polish thriller directed Vikash Verma has entered the post production stage. While servicing Indian productions shooting in Poland as well as across central and eastern Europe has become…
01-03-2021

New Horizons IFF Launches VOD Platform

WARSAW: The New Horizons IFF will launch New Horizons VOD in Poland on 26 February 2021 at nowehoryzonty.pl/vod. The platform is aimed at fans of film festivals and films awarded…
24-02-2021

Poland Proposes Advertising Revenues Levy

WARSAW: The Polish government has proposed a levy on advertising revenues aimed mainly at multinationals operating in Poland that pay only a small fraction of their revenues in the form…
22-02-2021

FESTIVALS: New Horizons IFF Announces New Dates

WARSAW: The 21st edition of New Horizons IFF has moved its 2021 dates to 12 – 22 August. The festival, which traditionally takes place in July, made the decision after…
22-02-2021

FNE TV: Marek Walczyk: VFX Supervisor NO LABEL

FNE spoke to Polish filmmaker Marek Walczyk about how the pandemic had impacted his work as a filmmaker and VFX supervisor. He spoke about how the pandemic diversified the international…
19-02-2021

Poland’s VOD Levy Yields Almost 2 m EUR in 2020

WARSAW: Digital companies operating in Poland paid 1.986 m EUR / 8.92 m PLN in the first six months since the new VOD levy was introduced in 2020.
15-02-2021

FNE TV: Krzysztof Godziejewski: Fastmedia

FNE asked Krzysztof Godziejewski, head of Warsaw based film equipment rental company Fastmedia, about the impact of the pandemic on the film industry in the film equipment rental sector. He…
15-02-2021

OBITUARY: Polish Actor Krzysztof Kowalewski

WARSAW: Krzysztof Kowalewski, Polish film, television and radio actor, died on 6 February 2021 at the age of 83. A star of over 120 Polish film and TV series, he…
10-02-2021