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WARSAW: Polish films have racked up a record 15 m admissions in 2018, breaking all previous annual records, with two months still to go.

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute introduced a new grant category that will support microbudget productions directed by film school graduates and other debut filmmakers.

WARSAW: Velvet Spoon, a new distribution company, is about to be launched on the Polish market with plans to release quality genre cinema.

WARSAW: The Grand Prix of the 34th Warsaw International Film Festival went to The Delegation directed by Bujar Alimani, with several other prizes going to coproductions from the CEE region.

WARSAW: Six new projects from Poland, Estonia, the Ukraine, Belarus and Russia were presented at a special works-in-progress showcase hosted during Warsaw Industry Days at 34th Warsaw International Film Festival.

WARSAW: Wojciech Smarzowski's controversial new drama Clergy about the Catholic Church in Poland, scored over 1 m GBP at the box office on its opening in the UK and Ireland. The record-setting film is also being released in the USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, Holland and Norway.

WARSAW: The private broadcaster TVN will produce or coproduce five new films and a mini-series, as part of the stations efforts to support and develop locally made content.

GDYNIA: Wojciech Smarzowski's new controversial drama Clergy, about the Catholic Church in Poland, had over 935,000 admissions during the premiere release weekend, breaking the record for the best opening of a Polish film in the last 30 years.

WARSAW: Cold War directed by Paweł Pawlikowski has been selected as Poland’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category. The announcement comes just after the film's triumph at the 43rd Gdynia Film Festival.

GDYNIA: Sophie’s Ordinary Life, a short fiction drama from Dominika Gnatek, won the Best Film award in the Short Film Competition of the 43rd Polish Film Festival, during the Young Gala that took place on 21 September 2018.