TVP launches HDTV

TVP launched its first HD television channel on August 6, following a trial period, Broadband TV News announced.
07-08-2008

Rain of Children wins at Poland's Era New Horizons

Rain of the Children, an intimate docufiction directed by Vincent Ward, the famous filmmaker from New Zealand, has won the Grand Prix at the eight International ERA NEW HORIZONS Film…
28-07-2008

Polsat to sell 53% of shares to Cyprus firms

Cyprus based companies Karswel Ltd. and Sensor Oversear Ltd. will purchase controlling interest in Polish commercial TV network Polsat.
24-07-2008

France Telecom introduces a new satellite platform to the Polish market

The Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported that the new satellite platform from Polish Telecommunication S.A. (TP www.tp.pl), owned by the international join-stock company France Telecom (www.francetelecom.com),will launch in the first…
24-07-2008

Correction

The head of PTV's Film Agency was incorrectly identified in a story on Polish TV's new film funding structure. The correct name is Sawomir Jozwik. FNE regrets the error.
24-07-2008

Andrzej Munk Studio starts script recruitment

Newly launched Andrzej Munk Stufio, a joint project of The Polish Filmmakers Association (PFA), the Polish Film Institute,the Ministry of Culture and Polish public broadcaster TVP, announced it is ready…
22-07-2008

National Cinema Digitalization Program launches in Poland

The Polish Filmmakers Association (PFA) along with The Polish film Institute, the Ministry of Culture and the National Chamber of Audiovisual Producers has started working on the transfer to digital…
21-07-2008

Lodz Film Fund grants €3.1 million to six projects

The second edition of the Lodz competition for film projects promoting the city awarded €3.1 million to three documentaries, two features, and one short animation.
20-07-2008

New rules for TVP feature film funding

Public broadcaster Polish Television (TVP, www.tvp.pl) announced it will simplify the procedures for financing the cinema feature films and increase production funds.
20-07-2008

Expansion on Polish TV market

Nickelodeon Poland launched on July 10 via platforms including Astra, Multimedia Polska, UPC, and Vectra, part of MTV Networks International.
17-07-2008

Japanese distributor backs Kedzierzawska film

Tomorrow Will Be Better, Dorota Kedzierzawska's latest film, began shooting July 11 in north-east Poland, with financial support from Japan.
14-07-2008

Polish production house invests in Hollywood

City Island, a film starring Andy Garcia, is the first American movie with significant input from a Polish producer.
09-07-2008

Holland film signs new co-producers

Polish public television TVP and Polish Telecommunications (TP) will co-produce the Agnieszka Holland film Christine -War My Love!
06-07-2008

TVN issues five-year bonds

TVN has completed a five-year bond issue of PLN500 million (€148 million), the company reported on Tuesday. According to earlier announcements, part of the bond issue will be used to…
26-06-2008

Juliusz Machulski comedy wraps up Warsaw

What is the weight of a Trojan Horse, the long-awaited new project from the master of Polish comedy Juliusz Machulski, completed shooting on June 26. Filming took place mainly in…
25-06-2008

Polish Film Institute announces grants

The Polish Film Institute announced PLN 20 million (€5.9 million) in grants going to 47 films for 2008. €5 million was earmarked for feature films, €0.6 million for documentary films,…
16-06-2008

Revue and Lightborne win at Krakow Film Festival

Revue, directed by Sergei Loznitsa, won the main documentary competition prize, and Lightborne, directed by Eduardo Chapero-Jackson, won the international competition at the 48th Krakow Film Festival. The closing ceremony…
08-06-2008

Lodz recognizes Rybczynski with honorary doctorate

Lodz Film School gave an honorary doctorate to Polish director and Lodz graduale Zbigniew Rybczynski. The ceremony was part of the school's 60th anniversary celebration.
08-06-2008

A new 30 Minutes project starts shooting in Warsaw

Following the well-received Cannes screening of the series of short films from the "30 Minutes" project in the Short Film Corner section, the next film of the series has gone…
03-06-2008

TVN plans bond issue

TVN plans to issue 1 billion zlotys (€297 million) to pay for the purchase of digital TV channel ‘n.' According to Thompson Financial News, TVN will sell the bonds by…
01-06-2008