FNE spoke with 2019 Producer on the Move Małgorzata Staroń, who represents Poland at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. She is the head of Staron-Film and has produced films which premiered in Locarno, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and San Sebastian. She is a member of EFA and an expert in the Polish Film Institute.
KRAKOW: Sons Of Denmark by Ulaa Salim won the Grand Prix Krakow Film Award at the 12th Mastercard OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema, held in Krakow 26 April - 5 May 2019.
WARSAW: Władysław Pasikowski's biopic about Jan Nowak-Jeziorański entitled Courier has inspired a new WWII board game.
WARSAW: Poland had 18,811,913 cinema admissions in the first quarter of 2019, the best result in the past two years. The three top box office films are domestic productions.
WARSAW: Dariusz Gajewski has finished shooting a major costume drama about the Polish Legions established by Józef Piłsudski, with a planned budget of 6.3 m EUR / 27 m PLN.
WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP will launch a TVP Vilnius channel in Lithuania in May 2019.
WARSAW: Bodo Kox has started work on the historical series People and Gods. It is produced by TVP and based on authentic events from World War II, presenting the history of a counterintelligence unit.
LUBLIN: Robert Gliński is directing a wartime drama about the legendary Warsaw priest Jan Zieja with Andrzej Seweryn starring in the lead role.
WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute's minority international coproduction fund decided to support nine projects with over 3.81 m PLN / 889,706 EUR.
WARSAW: Agata Alexander is shooting her debut sci fi thriller Warning, an American/Polish production, in Warsaw. The cast includes Patrick Schwarzenegger, Tomasz Kot and Rupert Everett.
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