TVN Picks up Rules Of Engagement

WARSAW: TVN Group will produce the Polish version of the American hit sitcom Rules of Engagement. The shoot in Warsaw will start in the beginning of December 2011.

Somewhere Tonight and Sing Your Song Win American Film Festival

WROCLAW The second edition of the American Film Festival in Wrocław, the only film event in Poland focused on American independent cinema, awarded its top prizes to Somewhere Tonight and…

FESTIVALS: Watch Docs Announces Programme

WARSAW: The 11th International Film Festival Watch Docs. Human Rights in Film, the oldest documentary festival in Warsaw, opens on 8 December 2011. The 10 day event will screen more…

Record Weekend for Polish Cinemas

WARSAW: Weekend attendance in Polish cinemas surpassed one million viewers for the first time on the weekend of 11-13 November 2011. In addition the Polish film Letters To Santa broke…

FNE Exclusive: Interview with Andrzej Wajda

{mosimage}On the eve of the 10th anniversary* of the Wajda School, FNE speaks exclusively with founder Andrzej Wajda. The Wajda School starts to celebrate its first decade with a special…

Integration Trip Tops Polish Box Office

WARSAW: The Polish comedy Integration Trip, which opened on 4 November 2011, recorded the best 2011 domestic opening weekend at the Polish box office with 277,451 viewers.

EKRAN Training Programme Announced Deadline

WARSAW: The Wajda Studio ( has announced a 31 January 2012 deadline for the 2012 EKRAN Training Program for Film Professionals. Nine participant teams of three persons each will be…

FilmBox Poland Reports Record Growth

WARSAW: The Polish niche channel Filmbox ( ) noted a 75.3% audience increase in October 2011, the company reported, relying on data from the Nielsen ratings.

PRODUCTION: Polish Documentary Paradise Lost, Paradise Won in Postproduction

WARSAW: Beata Gołembiewska is in post-production with her documentary Paradise Lost, Paradise Won, the story of Polish aristocracy emigrating to Canada. The film will premiere in Poland in November 2012.

American Film Festival Announces Competition

WROCLAW: Eleven films will compete in the Spectrum section of the 2nd American Film Festival, which takes place in Wroclaw 15-20 November 2011. An additional 12 films will screen in…

Popławska Wins Cybulski Prize

WARSAW: The Cybulski Prize (, an annual award for best performance from a Polish actor under age 35, was given to Magdalena Popławska for her role in A Simple Story…

PRODUCTION: TVP in Production with Just My Luck

WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP is moving into production with a family series, Just My Luck. The show is based on an original Polish script and will replace, a…

EDN Hosts Online Session with Paparazzi Director

WARSAW: The European Documentary Network will host an online session on 8 November 2011 (10am -12) with Piotr Bernas, director of the documentary film Paparazzi produced by Wajda Studio.…

Canal+ Merges with TVN DTH Platform

WARSAW: The Polish arm of France's Canal+ ( will merge its pay TV with Poland's TVN ( in a single DTH platform, TVN parent company ITI ( announced.

FESTIVALS: Polish Focus at Mar del Plata

WARSAW: Agnieszka Holland's Polish Oscar hopeful In Darkness ( and Paula Markovitch's debut film El Premio, a Mexican/French/Polish/German coproduction, will screen in the main competition of the 26th Mar del…

Flying Machine 3D Opens in Poland

WARSAW: Flying Machine 3D a major Polish-Chinese co-production opens in Polish cinemas on 4 November 2012. The film inspired by Chopin's music will be distributed in China in 2012.

Canal Plus Takes Stake in TVN

WARSAW: France's Canal Plus will acquire what is described as a "significant minority stake" in leading commercial Polish broadcaster TVN. TVN stock fell more than 10%, to 12.73 zloty on…

Poland Discusses Film Agreement with India

The Polish Minister of culture met with India's Minister of Information and Broadcasting on 2 November 2011 to discuss increasing cooperation on film coproductions.

PRODUCTION: Mission: Afghanistan Wraps First Shoot

WARSAW: Grzegorz Kuczeriszka has finished the first part of the shoot for Mission: Afghanistan, an original Polish series produced by Akson Studio for Canal+. The production will resume in April…

PRODUCTION: TVN Medical Series Alicia's Hospital

TORUN: Polish private broadcaster TVN had moved into production with Alicia's Hospital, a new medical drama series. The show will premiere in 2012.