LODZ: The 3rd edition of the industry event Icebreaker, hosted by Transatlantyk Film Festival, focuses on development with key Polish film professionals sharing their experience both on preparation, legal and literary aspects of the process.
WROCŁAW: Five complete films, eight works-in-progress and ten pitching projects will participate in the 19th New Horizons IFF's Polish Days programme. The festival takes place in Wrocław 25 July – 4 August 2019.
WARSAW: Berlinale Crystal Bear winning director Katarzyna Rosłaniec is in development with Salt Lake, a Polish/Swedish coproduction that has received funding from Creative Europe - MEDIA.
WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute announced a competition for a screenplay for a full-length feature film on any subject, with the main prize of 7,000 EUR / 30,000 PLN. The deadline for submitting the works is 14 January 2020.
ŁÓDŹ: The 9th Transatlantyk Festival will take place from 12 to 19 July 2019 in Łódź with a programme of over 200 films, including a selection of international premieres in the New Cinema section, competing for the Transatlantyk Distribution Award.
WARSAW: The Polish Producers Alliance KIPA has elected Alicja Grawon-Jaksik as its new president.
WARSAW: Warsaw will host the 2nd edition of the New Europe Warsaw Sessions, a series of closed, exclusive meetings between promising directors from Poland and top representatives of the global film industry, 23-27 June 2019.
BERLIN: A total of 26 producers from Europe, Canada, India, Russia and Australia will take part in Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP), a training and networking programme for film and TV producers from Europe, Canada and the USA.
KOSZALIN: The 38th Mlodzi i Film Debut Film Festival in Koszalin ended on 15 June with My Polish Girl by Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek winning the Grand Prix, chosen out of 10 feature debuts and 65 short film debuts. The President of SFP Jacek Bromski received a medal of merit.
WARSAW: Ryszard Bugajski, one of the most outstanding Polish directors, a screenwriter, a longtime member of the Polish Filmmakers Association, the creator of the famous Interrogation, died in Warsaw on 7 June 2019.
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