The following production grants were announced by the Polish Film Institute at its second session on 14 July 2017.
WARSAW: TV series 18 - Clash of Futures, an international coproduction involving over 15 broadcasters, wrapped shooting in July 2017. The series follows the fates of extraordinary men, women and children from France, Germany, Italy, UK, Austria, Sweden, Poland and the Soviet Union in the dramatic era of the 1920s and '30s, using their own diary entries, letters and memoirs. This is the first international TV series production for Wajda Studio.
WARSAW: Acclaimed young Polish director Michał Rogalski has just finished shooting his new feature film Exterminator, a comedy based on a hit theater play. The premiere is planned for January 2018.
WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute chose 5 new animated films and films for the youth audience to support in the 2nd funding session of 2017, including new projects from Magdalena Łazarkiewicz and Piotr Stasik.
WARSAW: Tomasz Wasilewski’s drama United States of Love, awarded the Silver Bear for Best Script at the 2016 Berlinale, will premiere in Spain on 7 July 2017 distributed by Golem Distribucion.
WARSAW: Polish private broadcaster AXN has commissioned the first season of Ultraviolet, a scripted crime series directed by Jan Komasa and Sławomir Fabicki. Opus Film is producing.
WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP has selected five shows on the topic of religion to move into production in 2017.
WARSAW: Andrzej Wajda's last production, the biopic drama Afterimage, will premiere in Spain on 30 June 2017 distributed by A Contracorriente Films. The film was already sold to Canada, USA, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria and Japan.
POZNAN: Poland hosted its biggest Hindu production Vijay 61, an action film from popular Hindu director Arun Kmar, also known as Atlee. He travelled with a crew of over 50 people to Poznań, Gdańsk, Sopot and Rzeszów for an 18-day shoot in May and June 2017. Polish locations were used to portray Paris.
WARSAW: A+E Networks is in production with the original locally-commissioned crime series Killer Women.
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