The Regional Film Funds were recently introduced as a way to expand government funding sources. Each fund focuses upon a particular region for financing and promoting local film production. The funds were in response to Polish Film Institute's director Agnieszka Odorowicz, who insisted that local authorities become more active in funding regional audiovisual projects. A project similar to Silesia-Film (www.silesiafilm.com.pl) is expected to launch soon in Lodz, the region of Poland that has the largest film industry.
Further information on Regional Film Funds Institutions in Poland is available at www.filmneweurope.com/content/view/539/52.