Agnieszka Holland's The Green Border Wins 26th Polish Eagles

WARSAW: Agnieszka Holland's The Green Border / Zielona granica won Best Film at the 26th Polish Film Academy’s Polish Film Awards. Most of the statuettes, as many as six (Director,…

Young Horizons Industry Launches Call for Projects

WARSAW: Projects in various stages of development and production are invited to apply for the 8th Young Horizons Industry, the international co-production forum for films and series for young audiences,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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,…