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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

Polish Filmmakers Association Helps Filmmakers During COVID-19 Crisis

WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) has introduced a system of advances, non-returnable financial assistance, and everyday assistance, including 300 dinners delivered daily to filmmakers under the highest risk of…

Poland Gives 870 m EUR to Support Culture During COVID-19 Crisis

WARSAW: The Polish Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński has announced a new support programme for artists, creators and institutions that cannot carry out their artistic activities due to the ongoing…