Poland's top channels see drop in viewers

The three biggest Polish broadcasters have noted significant drops in the number of viewers, beginning in early 2009 and continuing into 2010.
18-01-2010

Polish filmmakers stage sit-in protest over Lodz film center

Marek Żydowicz, the director of the Camerimage festival, is leading a sit-in strike by 150 film supporters in the Lodz City Council over failure of the City Council to introduce…
12-01-2010

PRODUCTION: Warsaw uprising drama Dance of Death in production

Dance of Death. Scenes from the Warsaw Uprising from Polish director Leszek Wosiewicz, devoted to one of the most defining moments in Polish history, has finished the first phase of…
16-12-2009

PISF introduces new financing system

The Polish Film Institute is restructuring its operations to decrease the number of programmes for financing national film production.
10-12-2009

David Lynch to open film studio in Łódź

David Lynch confirmed his intention to create a film studio in Łódź at this year's Caimerimage Festival, with full details being presented the week ending December 11.
09-12-2009

FESTIVALS: Plus Camerimage awards Lebanon cinematographer

Giora Bejach won the Golden Frog for Lebanon at the 2009 Plus Camerimage (www.pluscamerimage.pl), the festival recognizing cinematographers, and Marian Prokop took the Polish competition prize for Snow White Russian…
06-12-2009

EFA honors Wajda

The European Film Academy (EFA, www.europeanfilmacademy.org) will bestow its 2009 EFA FIPRESCI Critics award on Polish director Andrzej Wajda for his film Sweet Rush (Tatarak).
03-12-2009

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Interview with Agnieszka Odorowicz

FNE spoke with Agneiszka Odorowicz, General Director of the Polish Film Institute, about the current state of the Polish film industry.
26-11-2009

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Film production in Poland

Despite the economic crisis, 2009 was a strong year for Polish film production with 48 features completed.
26-11-2009

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Coproductions in Poland

Despite a lack of tax rebates, Poland is becoming more open to co-productions, usually with one or two partner countries.
26-11-2009

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Domestic film production in Poland

Despite the economic crisis, 2009 was a strong year for Polish film production. with 48 features completed.
24-11-2009

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Country Focus Poland 2009

Poland with the sixth largest population in the Europe and the seventh largest GDP has taken its place as one of the most important members of the European Union since…
22-11-2009

Poland legalizes film-TV product placement

By the end of 2009 an amendment will be added to the existing Polish media bill legalizing product placement advertising in films and TV programmes.
12-11-2009

TVN to issue bonds

Polish commercial TV station TVN will issue 588 million euros in bonds, according to a November 5 statement.
08-11-2009

PRODUCTION: Poland's Pawlikowski comes home to shoot

UK based Polish filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski is returning to Poland to shoot Sister of Mercy in his native language.
05-11-2009

Production: Animated Project Chopin in production

A Polish/British Oscar-winning animation team have started work on Project Chopin, the biggest European animation film of the year.
28-10-2009

FNE FEATURE SPOTLIGHT: Janosik

The opening of Janosik. A True Story in Central Europe came after more than six years in production limbo before being resuscitated by Polish funding.
25-10-2009

Production: Pigs with Wings films in Poland

Director Anna Kazejak explores the world of Polish soccer fans, where the morals and loyalty have a shape of their own, in Pigs with Wings, currently in production.
15-10-2009

Emmy nomination for Seven Gates of Jerusalem

State broadcaster Polish Television (TVP, www.tvp.pl) has received an Emmy nomination for the televised music special Seven Gates of Jerusalem by Jaroslaw Minkowicz and Tomasz Baginski.
06-10-2009

TVP elects new board

Bogusław Szwedo has been elected TVP board chairman, replacing controversial interim chairman Piotr Farfał.
04-10-2009