PRODUCTION: Maciej Barczewski Wraps Shooting On Auschwitz-Birkenau Boxing Champion Biopic

WARSAW: Maciej Barczewski has wrapped shooting on Master / Mistrz, a biopic of Tadeusz „Teddy” Pietrzykowski, a boxer who won the title of master of the German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.…

FESTIVALS: Midnight Family Wins Watch Docs International Human Rights Festival

WARSAW: Midnight Family directed by Luke Lorentzen, a powerful documentary about the work of ambulance responders in Mexico, won the Grand Prix at the 19th Watch Docs International Human Rights…

PRODUCTION: Polish TVN in Postproduction with Drama Inspired by Real Life Events

WARSAW: Jan Holoubek is in postproduction with 25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda, a drama following the tragic story of a man who had served 18 years…

PRODUCTION: Maciej Drygas in Production with Polish/Lithuanian Doc Trains

WARSAW: Acclaimed Polish director Maciej Drygas is currently in production with Trains, a documentary he is also producing through Drygas Film Production in coproduction with Rasa Miškinytė through Lithuania’s Era…

GRANTS: Polish Film Institute Supports Three New Feature Films

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute supported the production of three new feature films with 981,787 EUR / 4.2 m PLN in the 3rd and last batch of funding for 2019.

PRODUCTION: Sequel To Young Audience Hit Double Trouble In Postproduction

WARSAW: Triple Trouble / Tarapaty 2, a sequel to the Polish hit live action children film Double Trouble / Tarapaty, wrapped shooting in the last week of November 2019 and…

GRANTS: Polish Film Institute Supports 12 New Documentaries

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute allotted 698,459 EUR / 2.9 m PLN for the production of 12 documentaries at its third session of financing in 2019.

Discovery Channel Picks Up US/Polish Doc

WARSAW: The Discovery Channel has acquired the US/Polish documentary Who Will Write Our History and will broadcast it in January 2020.

The Pack Season 3 to Open Across HBO Europe Territories

WARSAW: The third season of the hit Polish series The Pack / Wataha will open across all HBO Europe territories on 6 December 2019.

PRODUCTION: Dustin Loose Shoots German/Polish Ein Sommer

GDYNIA: The German/Polish coproduction Ein Sommer is shooting in the Trójmiasto region in northern Poland. The drama directed by Dustin Loose is supported by the Polish 30% tax incentive scheme.…

Call for New Edition of European Training Programme EKRAN+ 2019

WARSAW: EKRAN+, organised by Wajda Studio, is accepting applications for its training programme focusing on the creative pre-production process based on shooting practice. Deadline for applications is 1 December 2019.…

FESTIVALS: Joker Wins Main Prize at Camerimage 2019

TORUN: Joker DoP Lawrence Sher won the Golden Frog in the main competition of the 27th edition of Camerimage, a festival which celebrates the art of cinematography. The Bronze Frog…

Kids Kino.Lab Announces 2019/2020 Participants

WARSAW: The 4th edition of the international script development programme Kids Kino.Lab, formerly known as Kids Film.Pro, has announced its tutors and participants in advance of its first session of…

GRANTS: Poland Supports Five Minority Coproductions

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute gave 2.7 m PLN / 630,014 EUR in minority international coproduction funding to five international projects.

Roman Polański Coming to Poland for 24th CINERGIA Cinema Forum

LODŹ: Oscar winner Roman Polański will be the guest of the closing gala of the 24th European Cinema Forum CINERGIA, despite skipping Venice, where the inclusion of his film An…

Magnus von Horn’s Sweat Picked Up by New Europe Film Sales

WARSAW: An upcoming drama from Magnus von Horn Sweat was picked up by Jan Naszewski’s Warsaw-based sales outlet New Europe Film Sales, that will manage world sales for the title.…

Canal+ Polska Buys Kino Świat

WARSAW: The Pay TV channel Canal+ Polska has purchased 70 percent of Polish film distributor Kino Świat.

Polish/Czech Pleasure Principle Sold to ZDF

WARSAW: Beta Film has sold the Polish/Czech TV series The Pleasure Principle directed by Dariusz Jablonski to ZDF to be broadcast on ARTE.

Prizes and Distinctions 7th EMIGRA 2019

International jury in the including Bożena Intrator (USA), Dr Małgorzata Przedpełska-Bieniek, Liliana Komorowska (Canada), Krzysztof Magowski, Janusz Dymek, Piotr Latałło (USA), Romuald Mieczkowski (Lithuania) chose from 42 films from around…

Kino Polska TV Moves into Feature Film Production

WARSAW: Kino Polska TV is launching a production unit with plans for five feature films already in the works.