Jacek Bromski Steps Down as President of the Polish Filmmakers Association after 28 Years

WARSAW: One of Poland's top filmmakers Jacek Bromski has unexpectedly resigned before the end of the current term from the position of president of the Polish Filmmakers Association, which he…
26-02-2024

Polish Filmmakers Disappointed as Proposed Copyright Amendment Excludes Internet Royalties

WARSAW: Poland's audiovisual creators, represented by the Polish Union of Audiovisual Authors and Producers (ZAPA), expressed in an official statement their disappointment over the recent draft amendment to the country's…
23-02-2024

Filmmakers Protest Polish Film Institute Leadership

WARSAW: Over 5000 Polish filmmakers have launched a protest against the head of the Polish Film Institute, Radosław Śmigulski. The filmmakers, including directors, screenwriters and actors, have penned a letter…
16-02-2024

FNE Q&A with Joanna Szymanska: Deputy Chair of EFA and Cofounder of Film Production Company Shipsboy

WARSAW: After the recent Polish elections, Polish filmmakers are hoping to see Polish film open up once again to greater participation in international and pan-European organisations. FNE speaks to Joanna…
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Polish Filmmakers Association Takes Legal Action Against Government Over Missed EU Directive on Internet Royalties

WARSAW: In a significant move, the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) has reported a suspected crime related to Mateusz Morawiecki's government's failure to adopt the EU directive on internet royalties. This…
02-02-2024

Five Oscar Nods for Polish Minority Coproduction The Zone of Interest

LOS ANGELES: The Polish minority coproduction The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer has received five nominations for the 96th Academy Awards. The film was nominated in the Best Picture,…
24-01-2024

Nine Nods for The Zone of Interest at BAFTA Film Awards

LONDON: The Polish minority coproduction The Zone of Interest directed by Jonathan Glazer has been nominated in nine categories for the British Academy Film Awards 2024.
19-01-2024

Polish Filmmakers Criticise Netflix's Compensation Programme

WARSAW: Netflix's recent offer of additional compensation to Polish creators is facing criticism from the Association of Polish Filmmakers (SFP). The Association is concerned about the terms outlined and it…
15-12-2023

PRODUCTION: Polish Animation Directors Marcin Wasilewski and Jacek Rokosz Prep The Shrew of Destiny

WARSAW: Polish animation directors Marcin Wasilewski and Jacek Rokosz are currently in preparation with their long animated film The Shrew of Destiny / Ryjówka przeznaczenia. This Polish/Lithuanian coproduction is a…
15-12-2023

Three Golden Globe Nominations for Polish Minority Coproduction The Zone of Interest

WARSAW: The US/British/Polish coproduction The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer scoops three nominations at the 81st Golden Globes. The winners will be announced on 7 January 2024.
13-12-2023

Polish Filmmakers File Lawsuit against State Treasury over Compensation Dispute

WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association has sued the State Treasury over the reprographic fee, claiming inadequate compensation for filmmakers and producers.
08-12-2023

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2023: La Manche

COTTBUS: Polish director Damian Kocur presented his sophomore film project La Manche at the 25th anniversary edition of connecting cottbus. La Manche is produced by Kijora Film.
09-11-2023

Polish Filmmakers Association Secures Royalties for Polish Filmmakers

WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association and the Polsat Plus Group are working under a new general agreement regarding the use of audiovisual works from the SFP repertoire in the scope…
03-11-2023

New CEE Projects Showcased at Young Horizons Industry 2023

WARSAW: The pitching session hosted at the 7th edition of the Young Horizons Industry saw the presentation of 33 captivating international film projects. Notably, 14 of these projects emerged from…
16-10-2023

Young Horizons Industry 2023 Announces Winners

WARSAW: Eight among the 33 projects pitched during the 7th edition of the Young Horizons Industry co-production forum in Warsaw received awards at a ceremony hosted by Maciej Jakubczyk, Department…
13-10-2023

SMART7 Network of Festivals Launches First Workshops for Festival Organisers

WROCŁAW: European film festivals' SMART7 has announced its first two workshops on 5 and 6 December 2023 in Wrocław, Poland. The workshops are open to festival organisers across Europe.
12-10-2023

BOX OFFICE: Agnieszka Holland's The Green Border Continues to Top Polish Box Office

WARSAW: Agnieszka Holland’s drama The Green Border continues to top the Polish charts after two weeks in cinemas with 589,143 admissions.
10-10-2023

FESTIVALS: Heart of Europe International Television Festival 2023 Announces Winners

WARSAW: The winners of the 3rd edition of Heart of Europe International Television Festival were announced in Warsaw on 28 September 2023. The festival organised by the Polish Television (TVP,…
29-09-2023

FNE Oscar Watch 2024: Poland Selects The Peasants as Oscar Candidate

WARSAW: The Peasants / Chłopi directed by DK Welchman (aka Dorota Kobiela) and Hugh Welchman has been selected as Poland’s candidate for the 96th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…
28-09-2023

FNE at Gdynia Polish Film Festival 2023: Prize Winners

GDYNIA: The 48th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, which took place 18 – 23 September 2023, awarded its top prize of Golden Lion for Best Film to Paweł Maślona’s new…
25-09-2023