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WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute approved 18.4 m PLN / 4.2 m EUR in grants for eight new feature film productions.

FNE spoke with 2019 Producer on the Move Małgorzata Staroń, who represents Poland at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. She is the head of Staron-Film and has produced films which premiered in Locarno, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and San Sebastian. She is a member of EFA and an expert in the Polish Film Institute.

KRAKOW: Sons Of Denmark by Ulaa Salim won the Grand Prix Krakow Film Award at the 12th Mastercard OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema, held in Krakow 26 April - 5 May 2019.

WARSAW: Władysław Pasikowski's biopic about Jan Nowak-Jeziorański entitled Courier has inspired a new WWII board game.

WARSAW: Poland had 18,811,913 cinema admissions in the first quarter of 2019, the best result in the past two years. The three top box office films are domestic productions.

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.