WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) announced the results of the first session of funding for Polish, European and classic cinema movie distribution.
SFP launched the new programme "System of support for Polish, European and cinema classic films" with a budget of 1 m PLN / 236,566 EUR planned for 2017, which will be distributed in three sessions of funding throughout the year. On 25 April 2017 the association announced the first 20 films from 12 distributors, that will receive funding as part of the programme. The support is available to distributors of a Polish film, European film or a film that is considered to be a cinema classic as well as a non-European film. The film should be a minimum of 70 minutes. Short films can be submitted for funding as part of bigger packages that are not shorter than 70 minutes. The first edition allows the submission of films that have already had premieres.
The programme is organised with the financial support of the Polish Film Institute.
Full list of distributors that received support:
1. Vivarto Ma Vie de Courgette (France) Directed by Claude Barras Et les mistrals gagnants (France) Directed by Anne-Dauphine Julliand 2. Art.-House (M)uchenik (Russia) Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov 3. Against Gravity The Childhood of a Leader (France, Hungary, United Kingdom) Directed by Brady Corbet Zud (Germany, Poland)Directed by Marta MinorowiczProduced by Zero One Film, Otter Films
21 x New York (Poland) Directed by Piotr Stasik Produced by Lava Films 4. Best Film Bikini Blue Directed by Jarosław Marszewski Produced by Studio Filmowe Zebra, Munk Studio 5. Barton Film Jarocin, po co wolność Directed by Marek Gajczak, Leszek Gnoiński Produced by Stowarzyszenie Film Kraków 6. Żółty Szalik I, Olga Hepnarová / Já, Olga Hepnarová (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, France) Directed by Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda Produced by Black Balance and coproduced by Media Brigade, Alef Film and Media Group, Love.FRAME, Spoon, Barrandov Studios, Michael Samuelson Lighting Prague, FAMU, Arizona Productions and Odra Film. Financial support from the Polish Film Institute, the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Odra Film
7. Staroń Film Dawn (Latvia, Estonia, Poland) Directed by Laila Pakalnina Produced by Hargla Pictures, Digital Sputnik, Staron Film Supported by the National Film Center of Latvia, Latvian Cultural Capital Foundation and the Polish Film Institute 8. Bomba Film Hjartasteinn (Denmark, Iceland) Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson Return to Montauk (Germany) Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
9. Madants Porto (Portugal, USA) Directed by Gabe Klinger Illegitimate (Romania, France Poland) Directed by Adrian Sitaru Produced by Domestic Film, Film Produkcja, Damned Films Supported by Altex, HBO Romania 10. Aurora Films Mother (France, Spain) Directed by Julio Médem Aquarius (Brasil) Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (Germany) Directed by Lars Kraume Communion (Poland) Directed by Anna Zamecka Produced by Otter Films, Wajda Studio, HBO Europe Supported by the Polish Film Institute 11. Kino Świat Satan Said To Dance (Netherlands, Poland) Directed by Katarzyna Rosłaniec Produced by Mañana Co-produced by Dutch OAK Motion Pictures Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Netherlands Film Fund 12. Fundacja Tumult Andrzej Wajda. My inspirations (Poland) Directed by Andrzej Wajda, Marek Brodzki Produced by Fundacja Tumult