The following grants were announced by the Polish Film Institute (PISF) on 20 July 2018.
GDYNIA: Sixteen titles will compete in the main competition of the 43rd Gdynia Film Festival. The festival which is the biggest annual showcase of new Polish film will take place from 17 to 22 September 2018.
ŁODŹ: Volte directed by Monika Kotecka and Karolina Poryzała was awarded Best Short Film Transatlantyk Golden Ark Award, while Swedish/Denmark coproduction Becoming Astrid, directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen, won the Transatlantyk Distribution Award in the New Cinema Competition of the Transatlantyk Festival 2018.
ŁÓDŹ: Czech/Slovenian/Slovak/French/Polish coproduction Winter Flies, directed by Olmo Omerzu, has been picked up by sales agent Cercamon. The film had its Polish premiere at Transatlantyk 2018 Film Festival in Łódź.
LÓDŹ: Polish producer Kamil Przełęcki talked exclusively to FNE about the financial realities of film production and distribution in Poland during the 2nd edition of Lodolamacz / Icebreaker, an industry event hosted by the Transatlantyk Festival 2018 in Łódź from 15 to 17 July 2019.
WARSAW: HBO and Netflix will sponsor the six-episode documentary series Traces of TV Series / Sladami seriali created by Polish YouTubers Kaja Szafrańska and Janusz Raczyński, for their jakbyniepaczec channel. The project jointly supported by HBO and Netflix on the Polish market is a homage to popular American TV shows.
WARSAW: The first season of the costume drama series Century of the Guilty, commissioned by the Polish public broadcaster TVP, is currently in production. It is one of the most expensive TVP projects.
WARSAW: British cinema chain Vue International has bought Polish Cinema3D. The chain has 11 cinemas in Poland, which will be transformed into Multikino units. Additionally, Vue International will buy and invest in three cinemas with 20 screens in Warsaw and Nowy Targ.
WROCŁAW: A showcase of domestic productions will be screened in the Polish Days programme of the 18th New Horizons IFF from 30 July to 1 August 2018.
WARSAW: Cold War directed by Paweł Pawlikowski has been sold to over 15 countries in North America, Europe and Australia. The film which won Best Director for Pawlikowski in Cannes just hit over 400,000 admissions in Poland.
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