ZLIN: My Uknown Solider, an experimental documentary coproduction between the Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia and Slovakia, by Anna Kryvenko, is set to premiere in January 2018.
ZLIN: The Magic Quill, an epic fairytale based on classical tales about devils, was presented at the Works In Progress at the 57th International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlin.
ZLIN: Czech TV and film production company Bionaut showcased its upcoming feature animation and TV series at the Works In Progress at the 57th International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlin running through 3 June 2017.
ZLIN: Aurel Klimt presented his animated puppet sci-fi musical based on the famous story of Laika, the Russian dog that travelled into space, at Works In Progress at the 57th International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlin running through 3 June 2017.
ZLIN: Elisa's World of Wonder, a Czech/British/Canadian coproduction for the young audience directed by Monica and Pino Foris, was showcased at the Works In Progress at the 57th International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlin, which runs through 3 June 2017.
CANNES: Kuba Czekaj was awarded the Krzysztof Kieślowski Prize for Best Eastern European Script for his project Sorry, Poland during the 70th Cannes IFF.
CANNES: The EPC announced its new Executive Committee during 2017 Cannes IFF. Marco Chimenez was re-elected as president and Polish producer and director Dariusz Jabłoński will continue in his role of vice president.
WARSAW: Andrzej Wajda's last production, the biopic drama Afterimage, premiered in the US on 19 May 2017 distributed by Film Movement. The film has already been sold to Canada, France, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary and Bulgaria.
WROCŁAW: The Wrocław Film Commission chose five projects to support with coproduction grants totaling 1.1 m PLN / 277,500 EUR, including new films from Borys Lankosz, Agnieszka Smoczyńska and Jan Jakub Kolski.
WARSAW: Netflix is in development with a new English-language series based on The Witcher saga by Andrzej Sapkowski. Poland’s Platige Image, which sold the adaption rights to Netflix, will coproduce with Polish filmmaker Tomasz Bagiński directing at least one episode in each season of the show.
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