Polish Filmmakers Association Gives 6.5 m EUR / 30 m PLN for COVID-19 Assistance

WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) has agreed to allocate 6.5m EUR / 30m PLN as part of an assistance package to support filmmakers during the COVID crisis. This is…
19-05-2020

HBO Europe Commissions Polish Lockdown Films

WARSAW: HBO Europe has commissioned 14 short films from 16 filmmakers in Poland to be shot during the COVID-19 lockdown under the project titled At Home / W domu.
18-05-2020

Poland Allows Restart of Filming and Outdoor Cinemas

WARSAW: Poland is loosening its COVID-19 social distancing laws, which will allow the restart of on set film production and outdoor cinemas. The new looser regulations will allow up to…
14-05-2020

ScripTeast Finale Moves from Cannes to Online

WARSAW: The 14th edition of ScripTeast, one of the most effective training programmes for screenwriters in Europe, is coming to a close. This year the final session and the award…
14-05-2020

OBITUARY: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

WARSAW: Włodzimierz Niderhaus, one of the most important and respected Polish film producers and the longtime director of the Documentary and Feature Film Studios (WFDiF) died at the age of…
13-05-2020

Drive-in Cinemas Make a Comeback in Poland

WARSAW: Cinemas in Poland remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is not likely that they will open soon. Several Polish companies are opening drive-in cinemas both locally…
12-05-2020

Jacek Bromski Calls for Permanent Levy on VOD Providers in Poland

WARSAW: Jacek Bromski has issued an open letter to the Polish Government, calling for a permanent change in the way streaming platforms and VOD service providers operate on the Polish…
08-05-2020

Netflix Gives 551,000 EUR to Support Polish Audiovisual Workers

WARSAW: The Polish Producers Alliance (KIPA) and Netflix are creating a fund to assist the employees of the Polish film and television industry who are most affected by the suspension…
06-05-2020

FESTIVALS: Tomasz Kolankiewicz to Head Gdynia Film Festival

GDYNIA: Tomasz Kolankiewicz has been selected to be the new artistic director of the Gdynia Polish Feature Film Festival.
04-05-2020

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.
04-05-2020

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.
30-04-2020

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…
28-04-2020

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.
28-04-2020

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…
24-04-2020

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…
22-04-2020

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…
22-04-2020

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.
21-04-2020

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…
17-04-2020

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…
17-04-2020

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…
16-04-2020