Polish Days is the key industry event of the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, focused on presentation of latest Polish films to an international industry in a series of closed screenings. This year's edition will take place on 24-26 July 2013.
Around 200 professionals, among them sales agents, distributors, producers, TV buyers and festival programmers will get exclusive access to six latest Polish films, nine works in progress and twelve pitchings of projects in development.
The six completed films shown at closed industry screenings include Karlovy Vary favorites - Special Mention winner Papusza by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze and East of the West competition winner Floating Skyscrapers by Tomasz Wasilewski, as well as Karlovy Vary/Hot Docs title The Man Who Made Angels Fly by Wiktoria Szymańska. Three further films that haven’t had an international premiere yet are: documentary Six Degrees by Bartosz Dombrowski, feature-length graduation film from Lodz Film School Caged Swallow by Bartosz Warwas and finally Warsaw Stories - an omnibus film by Maciej Cuske, Kacper Lisowski, Nenad Mikovic and Mateusz Rakowicz.
This year’s nine works in progress (presentation of short clips or unfinished films) include many high-profile titles, such as Urszula Antoniak’s Nude Area: Love In 15 Fragments, Wojciech Smarzowski’s The Mighty Angel, Władysław Pasikowski’s Jack Strong and Marcin Koszałka’s Red Spider.
Other films include The Photographer by Waldemar Krzystek, Little Crushes by Irek Grzyb and Aleksandra Gowin, and three debut features: Kebab & Horoscope by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, Hardkor Disko by Krzysztof Skonieczny and Performer by Łukasz Ronduda and Maciej Sobieszczański.
Among the twelve new film projects that will be pitched to a group of international professionals are new films by Jan Komasa (Warsaw44), Paweł Borowski (Wooma), Ryszard Bugajski (The Butler) and Marcin Wrona (Lovesong).
Other films include All the Animals With You by Anna Wieczur-Bluszcz, 82 by Grzegorz Pacek, The Erlprince by Kuba Czekaj, Heart Core by Grzegorz Korczak, Roman and Rose by Julia Kowalski, Budapest Diaries by Rafał Kapeliński, I, Olga Hepnarova by Petr Kazda and Tomas Weinreb and Love Express. The Strange Case of Walerian Borowczyk by Kuba Mikurda.
Among the attending industry guests, there are sales agents, such as Films Boutique, Level K, Memento, MK2, Trust Nordisk, Intramovies, Urban Distribution, Wide Management, Sixpack and New Europe Film Sales, distributors: Wild Bunch Aero Films, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Gutek Film, Imagine, Just, Kino Świat and Metrodome. Confirmed TV buyers include Canal+, Polsat and TVP.
Festival programmers from Busan, Semaine de la Critique, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Tribeca, SXSW, Thessaloniki, Hamburg, Gothenburg, Hong Kong, Cottbus, Go East Wiesbaden, Istanbul, Munich, Seattle, Stockholm and Transilvania will also participate. Berlinale will be represented by Dieter Kosslick, Nikolai Nikitin, Christoph Terhechte (Forum) and Florian Weghorn (Generation).
Polish Days are co-organized with the Polish Film Institute and supported by the City of Wrocław and T-Mobile. Partners include Adam Mickiewicz's Institute, Film Commission Poland, Krakow Film Commission, City of Łódź and Łódź Film Commission, Mazovia-Warsaw Film Commission, Poznań Film Commission, Silesia Film Commission, Wrocław Film Commission and Festivalscope.
KRAKOW: The Krakow Regional Film Fund (http://en.film-commission.pl/krakow-regional-film-fund.html) announced grants of 983,500 PLN to be distributed to two feature films, two animated films and four documentaries.
WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP made a profit of 8.8 m PLN profit in the first five months of 2013, significantly surpassing the station's results from
WARSAW: Bodo Kox creates a colorful and original story about two
brothers who welcome a mysterious woman into their lives.
WARSAW: In his second feature, Tomasz Wasilewski explores the issues of homosexuality, identity and love between young people.
WARSAW: HBO commission 35 episodes of the Polish version of the hit title.
WARSAW: Kino Polska TV S.A will assume 100% of Filmbox International Ltd. shares in an internal move within Kino Polska TV’s majority stakeholder SPI International Group.
WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP has named Zbigniew Adamkiewicz to manage its newly created Agency of Television and Film Production division.
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