GRANTS: Poland Supports Eight Minority Coproductions


WARSAW: The minority international coproduction funding scheme created by the Polish Film Institute will give support totalling over 3.9 m PLN / 920,901 EUR to eight international projects.

The first session of minority international coproduction financing resulted in production support for new films from Roman Polański, entitled Prawdziwa historia and produced by Monolith Films, and from Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, entitled Mr. Pitchon's Last Trip and produced by Akson Studio. They received the biggest grants of 1.2 m PLN / 283,448 EUR each.

The minority coproduction fund was launched at the beginning of 2016 with a three person expert committee headed by Andrzej Jakimowski with Jan Naszewski and Jakub Duszyński. In the course of 2016, three financing sessions took place and 44 projects of international coproductions with minority Polish coproducers applied for funding. Of those, 15 feature projects (including three debuts) received a total of 7.6 m PLN / 1.7 m EUR of financing from the Polish Film Institute.

Click HERE for the grants chart.