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ANNECY: Poland’s Animoon Studio signed a preliminary agreement with China’s Animaex Animation to coproduce the next series of the Polish hit animated show Hug Me. The agreement was signed during the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market.

WARSAW: Polish private broadcaster TV Puls has commissioned a new scripted series about 20-year-olds beginning their professional careers. Artama is producing.

KRAKOW: The Krakow Film Fund chose six projects to support with coproduction grants totaling 800,000 PLN / 189,974 EUR, including new films from Wojciech Smarzowski and Łukasz Grzegorzek.

WARSAW: Anne Fontaine’s drama Agnus Dei will be released by Thimfilm GMBH in Austria on 16 June 2017.

WARSAW: Polish documentary filmmaking got a substantial financial boost with the announcement that Poland’s ZPR Media Group has signed a co-operation agreement with the Polish Film Institute and launched a special programme to support documentary production in Poland with an initial outlay of 1 m PLN.

WARSAW: The Mazovia Film Fund chose three feature films and six documentaries to support with coproduction grants totaling 1.4 m PLN / 334,613 EUR, including new films from Kinga Dębska, Marcin Krzyształowicz and Paweł Pawlikowski.

WARSAW: Andrzej Wajda's last production, the biopic drama Afterimage, premiered in Japan 10 June 2017 distributed by Albatros. The film was already sold to Canada, USA, France, Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria.

WARSAW: Marie Curie, the Polish/German/French coproduction about Maria Skłodowska-Curie directed by Marie Noëlle, opened in Spanish cinemas on 2 June 2017 distributed by Betta Pictures.

KATOWICE: Silesia Film Fund chose six projects to support with coproduction grants totaling 622,828 PLN / 148,000 EUR, including new films from Paweł Pawlikowski and Rafał Kapeliński.

ZLIN: A German/Italian coproduction for the youth audience, Mountain Miracle – The Unexpected Friendship directed by Tobias Wiemann, won the Golden Slipper for the Best International Feature Film at 57th Zlin IFF for Children and Youth, which took place 26 May - 3 July 2017.