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Polish film grants announced

Katarzyna Grynienko 2009-03-10

The Polish Film Institute (PISF) has announced the results of its first round of film grants for 2009.

The results of Polish Film Institite's grant session in the Operation Programs "Film Production" and "Film Projects Development" 1 (14)/ 2009 - a summary .

  • all the English titles appearing in brackets are not official translations of the Polish titles

Type of grant : Priority I - DEVELOPMENT - ANIMATION

Title/Scrpitwriter/Director

Project description

Production Company

Planned budget

Amount of dotation

KRÓL I KRÓLIK ( King and Rabbit)

26 episodes of 24 min.

Scriptwriter: Włodzimierz Matuszewski,

Paweł Lesisz

Director: Wojciech Karpiuk

An animated series about a unruly boy nicknamed „Rabbit" and his family's failed trials of teaching him how he shouldn't behave.


STUDIO MINIATUR

FILMOWYCH


400 000 PLN /84 000 EUR


200 000 PLN / 42 000 EUR


CZARNA BANDERA ( Black Bandera)

85 min.

Scriptwriter: Monika Chybowicz-Brożyńska,

Alicja Cichowicz

Director.: Wiesław Zięba

An animated long feature about Jan Marten, a brave pirate living in the XVIth Century Gdańsk, and his several adventurous journeys.


STUDIO DANIEL


235 000 PLN /49 200 EUR




160 000 PLN /33 500 EUR

ZACZAROWANE OKNO (Magic Window)

6x25=150 min.

Scriptwriter :Ewa Zelenay

Director: Jarosław Marszewski

DEBIUT

A cycle of 6 episodes based around the topic of family, joining acting sequences with animation.


BWM Art. Sp. z o.o.


64 949 PLN / 600 EUR


45 450 PLN/ 9 500 EUR


WIELKIE ZMARTWIENIE ( Major Trouble)

23 min.

Scriptwriter: Jan Zamojski, Zbigniew Kotecki

Director: Zbigniew Kotecki

An animated adaptation of a philosophical fable written by Leszek Kołakowski. A tale about search for identity, friendship, empathy and the road to accepting oneself and the idea of difference in every case.

TV STUDIO FILMÓW

ANIMOWANYCH Sp. z

o.o.


165 084 PLN / 34 600 EUR




50 000 PLN / 10 000 EUR


WAKACJE FRYCKA ( Fritz's Vacation)

85 min.

Scriptwriter: Antoni Bańkowski, Sławomir

Grabowski

Director: Marek Skrobecki

A doll-animated long feature presenting two interviewing episodes from the life of the Polish genius composer Friedrick Chopin. One takes place when he was 14 and visited Szafrania during his summer holidays, the second when he was 20 and left Warsaw forever.

FUNDACJA FILMOWA

SE-MA-FOR


232 000 PLN / 48 600 EUR



160 000/ 33 500 EUR

BABCIA (Grandmother)

90 min.

Scriptwriter: Krzysztof Ślaziński

Director: Sebastian Pańczyk

Debiut

A long animated feature about a certain grandmother who gains super powers after a meteorite hits the Earth. In effect, she can turn herself in a 2meter, hairy devil and decides to use this new ability to fight crime.

PLATIGE IMAGE

Sp. z o.o.


358 450 PLN / 75 155 EUR



50 000 PLN /10 500 EUR


Type of grant : Priority I - DEVELOPMENT - DOCUMENTARY


Title/Scrpitwriter/Director

Project description

Production company

Planned budget

Amount of dotation

FANZIN - WOJNA

ŚWIATÓW (Fanzin - War of the Worlds)

80 min.

Scriptwriter: Monika Jargot-Kędzierska,

Bartosz Pietras

Director: Monika Jargot-Kędzierska

A documentary about the first years of Polish punk rock, planned as a collage of archive materials, contemporary commentary, photos and animation.

HANDMADE PICTURES

Sp. z o.o.


48 700 PLN/10 210 EUR



20 000 PLN / 4 193 EUR


BOLESŁAW MATUSZEWSKI

- NIEZNANY PIONIER

KINEMATOGRAFII (Bolesław Matuszewski - the Unknown Pioneer Of Polish Cinematography)

45 min.

Scriptwriter/Director: Jerzy Bezkowski

A documentary about Bolesław Matuszewski, a pioneer of Polish cinematography and the author of first Polish documentaries and treaties about film.

WYTWÓRNIA FILMÓW

OŚWIATOWYCH I

PROGRAMÓW

EDUKACYJNYCH


28 600/5 996 EUR



17 100/ 3 585 EUR


SZARY (Grey)

55 min.

Scriptwriter/Director: Grzegorz Królikiewicz

A documentary devoted to Antoni Heda, a prominent patriot, member of the conspiracy, leader of the partisans, a prisoner sentenced to death by Stalin and a determined warrior for freedom and democracy.

STUDIO FILMOWE „N"

Sp. z o.o.


41 963 PLN / 8 984 EUR


29 318,70 PLN / 6,283.992 EUR


ŻYDOWSKI ŚPIEWNIK

WOJENNY (A Jewish War Song-Book)

75 min.

Scriptwriter/Director: Łukasz Czuj

A staged documentary combining episodes from several unknown cabarets, vaudevilles and musical life of Jewish ghettos from the occupied Europe.

GRUPA

DR.A.R.KWIECIŃSKIEGO


108 000 PLN / 22 644 EUR


50 000 PLN/ 10 482 EUR

LALKI (Dolls)

55 min.

Scriptwriter/Director: Thierry Paladino

A nostalgic documentary about the trip of an old doll maker and his student to southern France. The boy's first journey could be his master's last.


Centrala Sp. z o.o.


81 640 PLN / 17 117 EUR



30 000 PLN / 6 288 EUR


SASZA - ZWYKŁY OBYWATEL ZSRR,

NIEZWYKŁY OBYWATEL ŚWIATA (Sasha - The Ordinary Citizen Of USRR, The Extraordinary Citizen Of The World)

90 min.

Scriptwriter/Director: Mirosław Dembiński

A documentary portrait of Sasha, whose life is connected to the history of USRR and presents the essence of the communist system as well as authority-citizen relations.

Studio Filmowe Everest


342 300 PLN / 71 759 EUR


30 000 PLN / 6 288 EUR






FENOMEN CHOPINA (Chopin's Phenomenon)

60 min.

Scriptwriter: Łukasz Bluszcz, Krzysztof

Dzięciołowski

Director: Krzysztof Dzięciołowski

DEBIUT

The documentary is not going to be a typical anniversary movie, but an attempt for a fresh outlook on the work of the famous Polish composer.

VISION HOUSE

Krzysztof Dzięciołowski


30 580 PLN /6 410 EUR


10 000 PLN /2 096 EUR






Type of grant : Priority I - DEVELOPMENT - FEATURE FILM



Title/Scrpitwriter/Director

Project description

Production company

Planned budget

Amount of dotation

OPERACJA WOLNOŚĆ (Operation Freedom)

100 min.

Scriptwriter:Dominik W.Rettinger

Director: Roger Donaldson

A political-spy thriller about the fall of communism and a man who was one of the biggest anonymous players in the East-West field.

SCORPIO STUDIO

Sp. z o.o.


606 258 PLN / 127 086 EUR



200 000 PLN/ 41 941 EUR


ADIEU

100 min.

Scriptwriter: Andrzej Gołda

Director : vacat

The adaptation of a novel by Jan Grzegorczyk evolving around the topics of church "that never was" and its human nature with all its vain, mean and greed.

FILMCONTRACT LTD.


240 000 PLN / 50 312 EUR



100 000 PLN/ 20 964 EUR


PIEKŁO NIEBO (Hell Heaven)

90 min.

Scriptwriter/Director: Dorota Kędzierzawska

The plot of the film takes place in Silesia during the 70's of the previous century. Eleven-year-old Ajta spends his last year in the family village before his departure to Germany.


KID FILM Sp. z o.o.


152 154 PLN / 32 583 EUR


105 954 PLN / 22 729 EUR


TYRMAND 1954

100 min.

Scriptwriter.: Andrzej Gołda

Director :Maciej Pieprzyca

The script is planned to be a „portrait" of Leopold Tyrmand, Polish anticommunist writer and journalist, the propagator of the forbidden jazz music, a scandalist and one of the most colorful characters of the Warsaw boheme of the 50's.


STUDIO FILMOWE

„ZEBRA"


254 767 PLN / 54 612 EUR


100 000 PLN / 20 964 EUR






MIŁOŚĆ (Love)

90 min.

Scriptwriter:Sławomir Fabicki,

Marek Pruchniewski

Director Sławomir Fabicki

A project of a drama focused on a complicated martial relations between two thirty-year-olds from the middle class, living in a town with no more them 100 000 habitants.

ANAGRAM FILM


171 800 PLN / 36 824 EUR


100 000 PLN / 20 964 EUR


MEDIUM

120 min.

Scriptwriter.: Jacek Koprowicz

Director: Piotr Mularuk

A remake of the picture made in 1985 under the same title. The plot is transfered to 21st Century, where the fear of fascism turned into fear of terrorism.

Yeti Films Sp. z o.o.


151 844 PLN / 32 545 EUR



75 700 PLN / 16 225 EUR

MAŁY WIELKI ŚWIAT (Small Big World)

100 min.

Scriptwriter/Director: Wiesław Saniewski

A feature inspired by a children's novel written by Helena Saniewska under the same title. It is a record of hard and breakthrough months shown trough the eyes of two children, a teenage Zuzka and her younger brother Filip.

Saco Films Ltd.

205 300 PLN / 43 989 EUR



102 000 PLN / 21 855 EUR

DUMKA (Muse)

120 min.

Scriptwriter: Filip Łobodziński

Director: Katarzyna Adamik

A story inspired by authentic events. The heroine's life choices force her to ponder upon important subjects of political and humanitarian problems.

Studio Filmowe „TOR"


196 206 PLN / 42 021 EUR



118 856 PLN / 25 485EUR

EDERLY

90 min.

Scriptwriter/Director: Piotr Dumała

A project of a feature joining acting and animation. Based on a short story titled "Return" about a young man whose job search leads him to a village with an unusual name Ederly, situated in Poland but at the same time nowhere.

ANDERSA STREET

ART.AND MEDIA

171 430 PLN / 36 758 EUR



100 000 PLN / 20 964 EUR


NA DACHU (On The Roof)

110 min.

Scriptwriter/Director: Rafał Kapeliński

An optimistic and ironic comedy about Marek Markowski, a Polish emigrant living a double life in Dublin.

BRAIDMADE FILMS


225 710 PLN / 48 391 EUR

90 000 PLN / 19 278 EUR


KRÓL MADAGASKARU (The King Of Madagascar)

105 min.

Scriptwriter: Arkadiusz Wojnarowski

Director: Idrissa Quedraogo

An adventure-biography costume drama about the life of Maurycy Beniowski, a Hungarian confederate under Bar, who married a Pole, often visited the French royal court, was an exceptional check player, a colonizer and the king of kings in Madagascar.

Fundacja im. Ferdynanda

Magellana


199 967 PLN / 42 826 EUR



60 000 PLN / 12 849 EUR

PIEŚNI MIŁOSNE (Love Songs)

95 min.

Scriptwriter/Director: Barbara Sass

A feature about a girl who tries to find peace and quiet in a monastery after her life had taken a traumatic turn. The script was inspired by a true story of the Bethany Sisters from the monastery in Kazimierz.

Wytwórnia Filmów

Dokumentalnych i

Fabularnych


91 238 PLN / 19 537 EUR


45 619 PLN / 9 805 EUR


WYJĄTKOWO CHŁODNY

KWIECIEŃ (An Exceptionally Chill April)

100 min.

Scriptwriter/Director: Michał Otłowski

DEBUT

A film about a thirty-year-old with a challenging history, who exists on the outskirts of society. When he tries to turn his life around, the past comes back to haunt him.

THE CHERRY ROAD

PICTURES

108 608 PLN / 23 320 EUR


70 000 PLN / 15 030 EUR


RAIDERS: THE RAVEN AND THE

CROSS

90 min.

Scriptwriter: Philip Burthem, Robin Cowley

Director: Cezary Iber

DEBIUT

A dramatic history about Vikings, brotherhood, love and courage with an ambition to compete with Jerzy Hoffman's „An Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God".

ICEBREAKER FILMS

Sławomir Ciok

146 000 PLN / 31 345 EUR



70 000 PLN / 15 030 EUR

LALUŚ - OSTATNI

PARTYZANT (Lalus- The Last Partizant)

95 min.

Scriptwriter/Director: Piotr Uklański

SECOND FILM

A feature with a plot based on the story of Józef „Laluś" Franczak, the last unrevielled solider of the Polish Underground, who was murdered by the SB in 1963.


POLSKI WESTERN

Małgorzata Bakalarz

261 562 PLN / 56 147 EUR




70 000 / 15 030 EUR

SKRZYDŁA IRLANDII

(POLES APART)

100 min.

Scriptwriter :Agnieszka Trzos, Lauren Mackenzie

Director: Agnieszka Trzos

SECOND FILM

A story about Polish emigrants living in Ireland and the difficulties that a meeting of two nations and two cultures brings.

Akili Film Production

Sp. z o.o.

244 530 PLN / 52,498.63 EUR




50 000 PLN / 10 482 EUR







Type of grant : Priority II - GRANTS FOR SCRIPTWRITERS



Title/Scrpitwriter/Director

Project description

Production Company

Planned budget

Amount of dotation

MARYNARZ W ŁODZI (Sailor In Łódź)

FEATURE FILM 90 min.

DEBUT

A feature about a sailor who comes to Łódź on a night train and tells a different story to every person that he meets on his way. A film about a man who is looking for his own identity and his place in the world.

Marcin Latałło




20 000 PLN / 4 193 EUR



LĘK WYSOKOŚCI (Fear Of Hights)

FEATURE FILM 100 min.

DEBUT

A family drama about love and manipulation between a schizophrenic father and his son, who tries to help him and start his own life.

Bartek Konopka,

Piotr Borkowski




20 000 PLN / 4 193 EUR


TESTAMENT

DOCUMENTARY 70 min.

A documentary about art and life of prominent characters of the Polish culture - planned for 10 episodes with the first one devoted to Franciszek Starowiejski.

Artur Sochan,

Witold Michoń



20 000 PLN / 4 193 EUR


OSTATNIA RODZINA (Last Family)

FEATURE FILM 90 min.

A family drama, set in a broad social and cultural context, devoted to relations between an internationally known painter and his son, the author of dark music radio broadcasts and movie translations.

Robert Bolesto



20 000 PLN / 4 193 EUR


NIEZNANY FOLDER (Unknown Folder)

FEATURE FILM 100 min.

DEBUT

A story of Marcin, a survivor of a tremendous tragedy who is consumed with the need for revenge. The plot develops in the shadows of the Afghanistan war and Polish engagement as the part of UNO forces.

Filip Łobodziński



20 000 PLN / 4 193 EUR

BARDZO WIELKIE

POJEDNANIE ( The Very Great Reconciliation)

FEATURE FILM 90 min.

DEBUT

A script of a modern moral drama, mixed with elements of bitter humo,r devoted to the short reconciliation between Wisła and Cracovia soccer fans after the death of Pope John Paul II.

Krzysztof Maćkowski



20 000 PLN / 4 193 EUR


MIREK NAHACZ

DOCUMENTARY 71 min.

DEBUT

A project of a documentary about Mirek Nahacz, who at 18 years old wrote his first book that promised a prominent literary talent and changed his whole life. After this experience and publishing of his third book the Polish writer committed suicide at 23.

Anna Maria Mączka


8 000 PLN / 1 717 EUR

BIGBITOWCY

( Bigbeats)

FEATURE FILM 80 min.

DEBUT

A story about getting older, alienation and solitude as well as hope and the point of making attempts of fighting with life.

Andrzej Duda



20 000 PLN / 4 193 EUR


ŚMIERĆ CHOPINA (Chopin's Death)

DOCUMENTARY 90 min.

A project of documentary that will try to discover the secret disease and explain, after 150 years, all the medical aspects of Frederic Chopin's death. The movie will have the structure of a musical form - the "allegro sonata".

Henryk Urbanek



20 000 PLN / 4 193 EUR


TRZY POGRZEBY I ŚLUB (Three Funerals And A Wedding)

FEATURE FILM 90 min.

An attempt to create a romantic comedy with title, plot and humor references to the most popular English comedy of the 90's.

Ewa Bukowska,

Marek Bukowski


30 000 PLN / 6 288 EUR



OD ZMIERZCHU DO ŚWITU (From Dusk Till Dawn)

DOCUMENTARY 72 min.

A documentary aiming to present to the world of Polish poker to the broader audience.


Maciej Słowiński


9 000 PLN / 1 932 EUR


NIEZWYKŁE LOSY BIBLII

GUTENBERGA (The Unusual Faith Of Gutenberg's Bible)

DOCUMENTARY 71 min.

A documentary about a two volumed book from Pelpin, one of the 50 copies that lasted till our times out of 200 printed by Jan Gutenberg.

Marek Kilaszewski


5 000 PLN / 1 073 EUR





Type of grant : Priority I - DIRECTING DEBUTS - FEATURE FILM



Title/Scrpitwriter/Director

Project description

Production Company

Planned budget

Amount of dotation

KI

Leszek Dawid

Ki is twenty five, a mother of a two-year-old Pio.Surrounded by friends from the feminist Warsaw Boheme, the world that attracts her with its glitter, she cannot agree with restrictions connected to motherhood. She is looking for men, that are interested in her and would take care of Pio.

Skorpion Arte Sp. z o.o.

2 300 327 PLN / 493 857 EUR



1 000 000 PLN / 214 716 EUR


FADE OUT

Piotr Borkowski

A neurosurgeon is starting to loose his sight. One of his last patients helps him to face the inevitable change in his life. Their relation helps them to find themselves and take a new look out at life.

Centrala

Sp. z o.o.

1 386 160 PLN / 297 606 EUR




50 000 PLN / 10 482 EUR


Project directed to Development




WEEKEND

Cezary Pazura

A gangster comedy taking place during three days of the title weekend. It follows the adventures of Max and Gul, two young criminals, showing the big city life trough the eyes of men making dirty business. All the characters essential to this genre will appear, with the Russian mafia and corrupted police officials in front.


Cezar 10 Sp. z o.o.

6 500 000 PLN / 1 397 540 EUR




1 000 000 PLN / 214 716 EUR


Transfered to Priority VI - Loan





Type of grant : Priority I - DIRECTING DEBUTS - DOCUMENTARY



Title/Scrpitwriter/Director

Project description

Production Company

Planned budget

Amount of dotation

HOSTANDALIEN

52 min

Keren Shavit

A documentary road cinema recording the trip of the Israeli tourist using the phenomena of couch surfing ( internet service helping to find free accommodation) who finds kind people in Poland.

Opus Film Sp. z o.o.

222 178 PLN / 47 844 EUR



111 089 PLN / 23 911 EUR


SUWAŁKI

50 min

Yaelle Kayam

A look at the faith of Polish Jews trough the prism of the individual story of Adelson, the last living representative of the pre-war Jewish community in Suwałki.

Opus Film Sp. z o.o.

154 053 PLN / 33 155 EUR



77.026,50 PLN / 16.58677 EUR


CZŁOWIEK BIRIM (The Man Of Birim)

50 min

Dominika Długokęcka

The voice of uprooted Israeli Maronites from the perspective of Shady Khalloula, who fights for his national tradition and Aramean language to be restored in the village of Kafr Birim.

OPUS FILM Sp. z o.o.

197 809 PLN / 42 575 EUR



98.904,50 PLN / 21.29775 EUR


ANIOŁ W PIEKLE (Angel In Hell)

55 min

Grzegorz Milko, Filip Surma

The story of Krzysztof Cegielski, a twenty nine-year-old speedway rider, who survived a dangerous accident five years ago. He couldn't retrieve his physical capabilities and till this day uses wheel chair.

MILORD

Grzegorz Milko

179 665 PLN / 38,679.42 EUR



80 000 PLN / 17 222 EUR


CAŁY ŚWIAT HANI I

STASIA (The whole World Of Hania And Staś)

52 min

Tomasz Jurkiewicz

One year out of the life of Hanna and Stanisław Mularczyk, the owners of a falling country farm outside of Cracow.

Joanna Szymańska

APETTITE PRODUCTION

112 540 PLN / 24 204 EUR



80 000 PLN / 17 222 EUR


KARTKA Z PODRÓŻY (A Frame From The Trip)

30 min

Jakub Stożek

An attempt to family therapy of neurosis presented on the example of the forty two-year-old Mariusz. His daughters encourage him to rebuild the severed ties with other members of the family, each being the source of emotional troubles of the man.

DRAKLIGHT FILM

STUDIO

Natalia Bartkowicz-Koszałka

103 950 PLN / 22 3552 EUR



80 000 PLN / 17 222 EUR


WSPÓLNA SPRAWA ( The Common Matter)

50 min

Paweł Althamer

In an experimental movie, the director mixes fiction with documentary shoots of the actions joining him and the habitants of his block at Bródno district in Warsaw.

Fundacja

OPEN ART PROJECT

158 930 PLN / 34 331 EUR




20 000 PLN / 4 193 EUR

Project directed to Development




Type of grant : Priority I - DIRECTING DEBUTS - ANIMATED FILM



Title/Scrpitwriter/Director

Project description

Production Company

Planned budget

Amount of dotation

TERROR Z KOSMOSU KONTRA

CZERWONA GWIAZDA (Terror From Outher Space And The Red Star)

8 min.

Jacek Rokosz

The main character Robert, a „space ranger", lands in the Bieszczady Mountains with a mission to inspect the local flora and fauna. He discovers that the Red Army base is disposing radioactive waist to the forest. Robert faces a Soviet superhero to protect the mountain animals.

OPUS FILM

Sp. z o.o.

166 983 PLN / 36 069 EUR



100 000 PLN / 21 600 EUR



Type of grant : Priority II - FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION



Title/Scrpitwriter/Director

Project description

Producting Company

Planned budget

Amount of dotation

KRZYŻ WALECZNYCH (The Sword Of The Valiants)

Andrzej Bartkowiak -International Coproduction: Poland, Great Britain

The historic-adventure film about Merian C. Cooper, the co-creator of the Polish-American flight squadron named Tadeusz Kościuszko, that glorified itself during the fights for independence at the Polish-Bolshevik war. The plot covers also a love story, taking place during Cooper's further career as the Hollywood producer of "King Kong".


EC1 Films Sp. z o.o.

29 000 000 PLN / 6 263 966 EUR


8 000 000 PLN / 1 727 962 EUR


JOANNA (Johanna)

Feliks Falk

During the WWII, Johanna takes care of a small Jewish girl named Rose ,whose mother was arrested. She hides the child in her apartment, that fails to be a safe refuge. One day a German officer discovers Rose...

Michał Kwieciński

„Akson Studio"

4 646 000 PLN / 1 003 577 EUR



2 000 000 PLN / 431 989 EUR


KOŁYSANKA (Lullaby)

Juliusz Machulski

A dark comedy taking place at the Mazovian country side. One night Roman, living alone in seclusion, disappears in mysterious circumstances. He is nowhere to be found and his farm is occupied by a new Makarewicz family, whose members tell everyone that the man left"after the job".

Studio Filmowe „Zebra"

6 731 795 PLN / 1 454 116 EUR


3 000 000 PLN / 648 017 EUR


TRICK

Jan Hryniak

The story of two intellectuals with high sentences breaking out of prison. Mark Kowalewski is a talented 100$ bill forger and his cell mate is an older and disabled "professor" Witek. Their print of false dollars is supposed to secure the ransom for the deputy kidnapped in Afghanistan.

Andrzej Stępniewski i

Romy Stępniewska s.c.

„Aromer"

4 651 916 PLN / 1 004 838 EUR


2 300 000 PLN / 496 810 EUR


ESSENTIAL KILLING

Jerzy Skolimowski

International Coproduction:France, Poland, Great Britain


An action feature about the escape of the prisoner, who commits a crime when the situation forces him.

Skopia Film

Sp. z o.o.

8 141 493 PLN / 1 758 645 EUR


3 500 000 PLN / 755 995 EUR


HIDDEN (UKRYCI)

Agnieszka Holland, International Coproduction: Poland, Canada, Germany

A fact based story about Leopold Socha, a thief from Lwów, who risks his life and hides a group of Jews in the canals during WWII.

Studio Filmowe „Zebra"


22 232 885 PLN /

4 802 418 EUR


3 362 900 PLN / 726 499 EUR


SUPERMARKET

Maciej Żak

Twenty-year-old Simek, unjustly accused of murder, went mute and lost the chance for defense. He is under observation on the psychiatric ward, where he has the only chance to tell his story from couple of months earlier.

STI Studio Filmowe

Sp. z o.o.

4 039 128 PLN / 872 486 EUR


1 900 000 PLN / 410 421 EUR


ŚLUBY PANIEŃSKIE (Maiden's Vows)

Filip Bajon

A film based on a play written by Aleksander Fredro under the same title. The movie includes a contemporary plot, presenting the relationship between actors playing leading roles.

SF „Kalejdoskop" Sp. z

o.o.

6 701 848 PLN / 1 447 321 EUR


3 000 000 PLN / 648 017 EUR


WYGRANY (The Winner)

Wiesław Saniewski, International Coproduction: Poland, USA, Holand

A story of a young pianist who rejects the chance for a great career but regains the sense of personal freedom. A film about people, disinterested friendship, dreams and breaking out of solitude.

SACO Films Ltd.

Sp. z o.o.

13 398 558 PLN / 2 893 683 EUR



3 000 000 PLN / 648 017 EUR

FELIX, NET I NIKA... (Felix, Net & Nika...)

Wiktor Skrzynecki

Felix, Net and Nika are students of the junior high school in Warsaw. Felix is an inventor, Net a computer whiz and Nika can influence the object's kinetics using only her will power. After an encounter with a a giant meat eating sundew, they decide to accompany Felix's dad on a holiday trip...

WF „Czołówka"

8 003 230 PLN / 1 728 582 EUR


2 500 000 PLN / 539 880 EUR


REJS DWA ( The Cruise Two)

Marek Piwowski

An adventure comedy, 90 minutes, on a cruise ship, filmed during 35 shoot days, script and direction Marek Piwowski.

Anna Pupin

„Boom!Group"

6 000 015 PLN / 1 295 716 EUR



3 000 000 PLN / 648 017 EUR

GŁUPOL (Stupid)

Janusz Kondratiuk

Bożena, a small clerk in a big bank, believes that the only way to truly live is to buy. The only trouble is the constant lack of money. Another source of Bożena's frustration is her husband,with whom she is pregnant. Suddenly, the woman stumbles upon a once in a life time opportunity...

Profilm"

Agencja Filmowa Sp. z

o.o.

5 046 527 PLN / 1 090 172 EUR



2 000 000 PLN / 431 989 EUR

PRZYTUL MNIE DRANIU (Hug Me, Bastard)

Radosław Piwowarski

High school finals- Love - Rospuda River. A story of a "good girl" who rebells against her rich parents and enters the circle of the Green Party. She falls in love with a handsome and crazy "bastard" and suddenly finds herself in a lot of trouble.

WFDiF

5 130 000 PLN / 1 107 935 EUR



2 000 000 PLN / 431 989 EUR

ŁOWCA DUSZ (Soul Hunter)

Robert Gliński, International Coproduction: Poland, Russia

It's the year 1922. Two American Jesuits, Walsh and Gallagher, are sent to Moscow with charity help to the starving Russia. However, the main goal of their trip is retrieving the relics of Saint Adrew Bobola grabbed by the Bolsheviks.

Contra Studio Sp. z o.o.

11 151 085 PLN / 2 408 630 EUR


4 000 000 PLN / 864 088 EUR


EPILOG (Epilogue)

Wojciech Wójcik, International Coproduction: Poland, USA

Frank is an devoted and honored member of the American mafia. Before retiring, he agrees to carry out the last order of his Boss. However, nothing will go as planned...

SPI International Polska

Sp. z o.o.

4 490 120 PLN / 969 841 EUR


1 700 000 PLN / 367 199 EUR


WENECJA (Venice)

(also a series: 3 episodes x 45 min)

Jan Jakub Kolski

A script based on the prose by Włodzimierz Odojewski. The film's narrator is an eleven-year-old Marek, raised by his grandmother,aunt, Liliana, Zuzia, Karolina and Frosia. Trough his eyes we will see six years of war. He recreates the title Venice, a city of his dreams, in the basement of their house.

Akson Studio

7 448 026 PLN / 1 608 847 EUR



3 000 000 PLN / 648 017 EUR




Type of grant : Priority III -DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCTION



Title/Scrpitwriter/Director

Project description

Production Company

Planned budget

Amount of dotation

OSTATNI DZIEŃ LATA (The Last Day Of Summer)

50 min

Piotr Stasik

The world of a Russian military cadet school seen trough the eyes of 5 boys at different ages studying to become soldiers, prepared for the world of grown ups.

CENTRALA

Sp. z o.o.

445 957 PLN / 96 307 EUR


150 000 PLN / 32 393 EUR


IKONA (Icon)

30 min

Wojciech Kasperski

A record of a year long study of a serial killer conducted by a doctor in a small hospital situated somewhere in the Siberian taiga...

VOSTOK FILMS LIMITED

411 250 PLN / 88 820 EUR


150 000 PLN / 32 393 EUR


GRY WOJENNE (War Games)

110 MIN.

Dariusz Jabłoński, International Coproduction: Poland, France, Slovakia

Americans call him a hero, Russians a traitor and Poles are divided in their opinion. Ryszard Kukliński was a quiet, modest, helpful man, whose tragic life influenced the history of the world, without using cannons and tanks. It's a movie about him, but without him on the screen. Made in spirit of his own wishes that he expressed by saying " history will judge me, I don't want to do anything that would influence that."

Apple Film

Production Sp. z o.o.

3 912 923 PLN / 845 097 EUR


600 000 PLN / 129 587 EUR


DZIECI KOTANA (Kotan's Children)

85 MIN.

Mirosław Dembiński, International Coproduction: Poland, Ukraine

The idea of „giving yourself to others" was created by Marek Kotański as the most successful therapy against drugs and alcohol addiction, poverty and social seclusion. Although he is dead for 6 years, the idea didn't fade away. It is carried on by thousands of people in hundreds of Monar centers. Among them there are those, who were saved by Marek and those, who have never met him. However they are all "Kotan's Children".

Studio Filmowe

„EVEREST"

Mirosław Dembiński

898 907 PLN / 194 164 EUR


150 000 PLN / 32 393 EUR


TRZY POKOJE (Three Rooms)

30 min

Tomasz Wolski

A collective portrait of applicants at the Register Office becomes a pretext to a philosophical reflection upon the consecutive stages of life.

KIJORA

Anna Gawlita

150 054 PLN / 32 411 EUR


80 000 PLN / 17 291 EUR


TYLKO PRAWDA (Just The Truth)

90 MIN.

Stanisław Mucha, International Coproduction: Poland, Germany

An investigation crime documentary devoted to the polygraph commonly known as the lie detector. Does it really work? The movie will end with a spectacular duel between the modern machine and a man.

Studio Filmowe

„KALEJDOSKOP"

Sp. z o.o.

1 580 882 PLN / 341 894 EUR



200 000 PLN / 41 941 EUR


INWENTARYZACJA (Inventory)

15 min

Paweł Łoziński

A record of a one work day of three young Hebraists that have been conducting an inventory of the graves at the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery for the last three years.

PAWEŁ ŁOZIŃSKI.

PRODUKCJA FILMÓW

144 738 PLN / 31 270 EUR



50 000 PLN / 10 482 EUR

POETA EMERITUS czyli

RÓŻEWICZ O STAROŚCI (Emeritus Poet or Różewicz On Senility)

50 min

Andrzej Sapija

The pondering of Tadeusz Różewicz on life, passing time and getting older.

KAMEROVID Sp. z o.o.

166 848 PLN / 36 041 EUR



50 000 PLN / 10 482 EUR

FIRMA (The Company)

52 min

Jacek Knopp

The story of young oppositionists from Gdańsk, who were unable to work during the war state of 1981 and created the company „Świetlik" which specialized in height works. After a decade, the same people went on to becoming the political elite in new, democratic Poland.

EUREKA MEDIA

Krzysztof Kopczyński

302 412 PLN / 65 323 EUR


151 206 PLN / 32 663 EUR


WYPĘDZENI 1939 (Exiled 1939)

70 I 50 MIN.

Jacek Kubiak, Klaus Salge, International Coproduction: Poland, Germany

Documentary narration about mass deportation of Polish citizens from the lands included in the Reich and replacing them with ethnic Germans from different part of Europe ( mainly from the Soviet influence area). A live account from the witnesses and participants of the events will be supplemented with rare archive film and radio materials and illustrated with unseen iconography resources.

TELENOWA SP. Z O.O.

738 480 PLN / 159 511 EUR



200 000 PLN / 41 941 EUR


POWRÓT DO CASABLANKI (Return To Casablanca)

90 MIN.

Małgorzata Gago, Bolesław Sulik,

International Coproduction: Poland, France

The authors of the film follow the traces of Mieczyslaw Słowikowski, the Polish major of the secret service, who could have been the prototype of Victor Laszko, one of the characters of the legendary "Casablanca".

STUDIO N-ART

Sp. z o.o.

1 525 505 PLN / 329 521 EUR



200 000 PLN / 41 941 EUR


POWRÓT DO ŁODZI -

PUSZKA PANDORY (Return To Łódź. Pandora's Box)

70 MIN.

JERZY ŚLADKOWSKI,

International Coproduction: Poland, Germany

Brothers Mark and Nigel Watkins are trying to find a treasure buried by their grandfather under a tenement house in Łódź during the first days of WWII. To achieve their goal they have to face Polish bureaucracy, tradition and legal system, but also the ruthless Hollywood porno movies producer, who does not even know that he is the main candidate to the family fortune.An adventurous treasure movie where humor mixes with tragedy and painful history with the absurds of modern times.

Bow and Axe

Entertainment

Sp. z o.o.

1 788 406 PLN / 386 309 EUR


250 000 PLN / 54 060 EUR


MEZRITCH ZNACZY MIĘDZYRZEC (Mezritch Means Międzyrzec)

55 MIN.

Nissim Dayan, International Coproduction: Israel, Poland

In Międzyrzec Podlaski, a sleepy town in the East of Poland , one day of May 2009 will bring back the aura of the pre-war Jewish shtetl. The unveiling of a sculpture devoted to the habitants that was murdered during WWII will take place and survivors will remind the history of the city, that before Holocaust was in 90% inhabited by Jews.

Lucyna Kowalska

„RAGUSA FILM"


428 389 PLN /92 650 EUR


100 000 PLN / 21 605 EUR


PRZECIEŻ TO TYLKO

MYDŁO (It's Only Soap)

57 min

Grzegorz Królikiewicz

A staged documentary about the verification of a prose titled „Professor Spanner", written by Zofia Nałkowska. In 1945 the author wrote this shot story where she described the case of fabrication of soap out of human remains conducted in the Anatomy Institute in The Gdańsk Medical Academy by Rudolf Spanner,a member of NSDAP.

Studio Filmowe „N"

Sp. z o.o.

357 152 PLN / 77 245 EUR


175 000 PLN / 37 849 EUR


NOWA HUTA

55 min

Jacek Petrycki

A story about Nowa Huta, a city of contrast that was supposed to be the „first city of God without church" and became the territory of fights for faith and afterwards the fight the the Doctrine, that created it.

Wytwórnia Filmów

Dokumentalnych i

Fabularnych

364 237 PLN / 78 710 EUR


250 000 PLN / 78 710 EUR


ŻYŁEM 17 RAZY (I Lived 17 Times)

55 min

Tadeusz Bystram, Stanisław Zawliśliński

An attempt of synthesis of artistic works by Jerzy Kawalerowicz.

Studio Filmowe KADR

362 094 PLN / 78 316 EUR



150 000 PLN / 32 393 EUR


WYGNAŃCY (Exiles)

2 x 50 min

Tadeusz Litowczenko

A documentary cycle devoted to the faith of Poles deported from Kresy Wschodnie (Eastern Borderlands) deep into USSR in the 40's and transfered from the previous eastern provinces of the Second Rzeczpospolita to so called Retrieved Lands.

Maria Wojciechowicz-

Litowczenko

ASTRA TV STUDIO

356 455 PLN / 77 017 EUR




200 000 PLN / 41 941 EUR


WSPÓLNY DOM (Common Home)

45 min

Andrzej Słodkowski

History of the so called „retrieved lands" told from the perspective of two women, the previous and the present owner of a palace in the western Poland.

Słodkowski Holding

Sp. z o.o.

190 700 PLN / 41 242 EUR


80 000 PLN / 17 284 EUR


BOGINIE (The Goddesses)

60 min

Krzysztof Lang

The backstage of the fashion world shown trough the eyes of a Polish teenager, using the runway as a pass to becoming famous.

TFT Sp. z o.o.

321 625 PLN / 69 487 EUR



45 625 PLN / 9 868 EUR


HISTORIE KOWALSKICH (Stories Of The Kowalski Family)

90 min

Arkadiusz Gołębiewski,

Maciej Pawlicki

A feature length documentary about seven families, both Polish and Jewish, that witnessed a tragedy that took place on the 6th of December 1942 in Ciepielow and Rekówka, where a contingent of the German gandarmerie murdered civilian people for helping the Jews.

PICARESQUE

Maciej Pawlicki

1 382 170 PLN / 298 644 EUR



250 000 PLN / 54 042 EUR


SZTUKA W AUSCHWITZ (Art In Auschwitz)

52 min

Małgorzata Imielska

A story about artists imprisoned in Auschwitz, who where using art as a way to escape the nightmare of the camp. A large number of art works created behind the bars of the camp was saved thanks to a museum, established in 1941, that assembled them as "different, interesting objects found at the camp's terrain".

ANIMA-POL Sp. z o.o.


185 140 PLN / 39 996 EUR



80 000 PLN / 17 284 EUR

UWO

70 min.

Konrad Szołajski, International Coprodution: Poland, Belgium

A documentary attempt to present the phenomenon of seduction.

ZK Studio Sp. z o.o.

408 000 PLN / 88 267 EUR




200 000 PLN /41 941 EUR




Type of grant : Priority IV - ANIMATED FILM PRODUCTION



Title/Scrpitwriter/Director

Project description

Production Company

Planned budget

Amount of dotation

NA PIASKU (On The Sand)

6 min.

Ewa Ziobrowska

A poetical impression about life presented trough a child's play at the beach. A project planned in the classical animation technique.

M Serafiński

Studio Graficzno-

Filmowe

254 000 PLN / 54 942 EUR



100 000 PLN / 21 605 EUR

DOBRY PAN I ŚWIAT BEZ

WAD (The Good Man And The World Without Faults)

9 min.

Balbina Bruszewska

A story inspired by the methaphysics of surrealism about a man who carries a ideal image of the alternative world in his suitcase.

Fundacja Filmowa

Se-Ma-For

210 000 PLN / 45 431 EUR



140 000 PLN / 30 246 EUR


MASKA (Mask)

13 min.

Brothers Quay

A fusion of poetical science-fiction, doll theater and automates with the stylish world of opera and the music of Krzysztof Penderecki. In this universe, an automate-woman appears in a form of a robot-insect with a mission to kill her lover and fulfill her destiny. A dark love story inspired by a short story titled "Mask" written by Stanisław Lem. Doll animation will be complemented by computer visual effects.

SE-MA-FOR

Produkcja Filmowa

Sp. z o.o.

514 000 PLN / 111 161 EUR




200 000 PLN / 41 941 EUR


PROJEKT CHOPIN (Project Chopin)

108 MIN.

Adam Wyrwas, Martin Clapp, KOPRODUKCJA MIĘDZYNARODOWA: Polska, W. Brytania

„Project Chopin" is combined of 30 minute animation, 30 minute mix of animation with photos and 24 individual 2 minute long etudes. The film will show the possibility of using Chopin's music as the background for a history focused on the family genre, epecially for young viewers.The goal of the production is to show that Chopin's work is not destined only for the classical music conneseurs but also children and young people. Film is realized as part of the government program "Chopin 2010".

BREAKTHRU FILMS

SP. Z O.O.

22 638 347 PLN / 4 891 988 EUR


2 000 000 PLN / 432 340 EUR


WŁATCY MÓCH

ĆMOKI, CZOPKI I MONDZIOŁY (Lords Of The Flies...)

90 min.

Bartek Kędzierski

The full feature animation for the adults evolving around a group of friends : Czesio, Anusiak, Maślana i Konieczka. The mentioned four travels 30 years into the future, thanks to the crystal ball of a fortune-teller Jowita. They are able to see their lives as adults. Unfortunately, their future is not to bright and the heroes decide to never grow up.

SPI International Polska

Sp. z o.o.

3 010 000 PLN / 650 324 EUR



1 000 000 PLN / 216 054 EUR





Type of grant : Priority V - SUPPORTING MINIORITY VENTURES UNDERTAKEN BY POLISH PRODUCERS



Title/Scrpitwriter/Director

Project description

Production Company

Planned budget

Amount of dotation

SYN BOGA (Son Of God)

Erez Tadmor & Guy Nattiv, International Coproduction:Izrael, Polska

After the death of his wife and loosing his house, Peretz travels to Poland to find a man that saved his life during the war.For his son Judah this is a journey to a far and unreal country. For Peretz, the search for the lost benefactor is the search for something he is missing and that was lost to him. The catalyst of the changes turns out to be a beautiful woman, that he meets during his journey...

Yeti Films Sp. z o.o.

6 839 951 PLN / 1 477 677 EUR



1 000 000 PLN / 216 054 EUR

AGLAJA

Krisztina Deak, International Coproduction: Hungary, Germany, Poland, Romania

How to cope with the fear of an accident and mother's death? What to do when this accident actually happens? These are the questions of Aglaja, the youngest daughter of a Hungarian circus gymnast and a Romanian clown. We get to know the story of complicated relations between the members of her family, who are running from the Ceausescu regime and try to find themselves in the western world.

KONCEPT MEDIA

Radek Styś

9 910 228 PLN / 2 140 613 EUR


800 000 PLN / 172 828 EUR


KOBIETA,

KTÓRA ŚNIŁA O MĘŻCZYŹNIE (A Woman who Had a Dream About A Man)

Per Fly, International Coproduction: Czech Republic, Poland

A married woman has a reoccurring dream about a particular man. During a business trip to Paris she meets him in reality. They experience short but violent emotional connection. When the woman goes back to her husband in Warsaw she meets the man from the dream again, but the their relation turns to an obsession with fatal consequences.

Zentropa International

Poland Sp. z o.o.

11 000 000 PLN / 2 376 338 EUR



800 000 PLN / 172 828 EUR

KONIE SZLACHETNEJ PÓŁKRWI. CZY

MOŻNA WYHODOWAĆ SUKCES? (Half-breed Nobless Blood Horses. Can You Breed Sucess?)

DOCUMENTARY 90 MIN.

Wolfgang Bergmann,

International Coproduction: Germany, Poland, Hungary

The film tries to discover a secret of the German breeders, who tried to create the most perfect race by mixing horses of noble blood, imported for example from Poland, since the era of national socialism.

Krzysztof Kopczyński

„EUREKA MEDIA"

1 318 623 PLN / 284 850 EUR



98 000 PLN / 21 169 EUR



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