Polish Filmmakers Association Supports Distributors

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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 Minorowicz
Produced 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 StudiosMichael 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