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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.

WARSAW: Polish director and screenwriter Krzysztof Zanussi has been given the Polish Eagle Film Award for his lifetime achievements in the world of film, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to cinema at the Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris.

WARSAW: Paweł Pawlikowski's Academy Award nominated drama Cold War was awarded in seven categories out of 12 nominations for the Polish Film Awards - The Eagles, including in Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Script. The gala was held in Warsaw on 25 March 2019.

WARSAW: The crime thriller series The Pleasure Principle written by Maciej Maciejewski and directed by Dariusz Jabłoński is the first international drama series originated, shot and made as a coproduction between three Eastern European countries (Poland, Czech Republic and Ukraine). The series is produced by Poland’s Apple Film Production in coproduction with Canal+Poland, the Czech Television and Star Media Ukraine.

WARSAW: Projects produced in Poland can receive a generous 30% of get back funds for Polish and international titles. Check our special FNE guide to see how the producers are reimbursed within the scheme offered by the Polish Film Institute.