CentEast Warsaw-Moscow Polish Works in Progress: Blind Watching

WARSAW: Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski (Tricks) is in post production with Blind Watching, a moving drama with documentary-style improvised moments about the importance of making a connection despite the loss…

FESTIVALS: Rose Wins Warsaw Grand Prix

WARSAW: The closing ceremony of the 27th Warsaw Film Festival (www.wff.pl) on 16 October 2011 was a night of home town success amid a festival line-up that was strong on…

Crulic - The Path To Beyond Gets Polish Distribution

WARSAW: Crulic - The Path to Beyond, a striking animated documentary based on the tragedy of Claudiu Crulic, will open in Polish cinemas in December 2011.The decision followed the film's…

CentEast Works in Progress: Woman's Day

WARSAW: Polish director Maria Sadowska tackles the issue of female solidarity in a male driven work place in her feature film debut Women's Day, presented during the Warsaw CentEast (www.wff.pl)…

PRODCUTION: Łukasz Barczyk to Direct Historical Polish Film

POZNAN: Łukasz Barczyk has been selected by the Marshal Office of the Great Poland region to direct a film about the Great Polish Uprising, the most successful of Polish insurrections.…

FNE Visegrad 2011: Polish Coproductions

WARSAW: Poland’s position in the international film industry becomes more prominent each year, not only are more Polish productions and coproductions screened and awarded at major international film festivals each…

PRODUCTION: Independent Polish Comedy Shooting

WARSAW: Indie Polish filmmakers Paweł Sarbinowski and Piotr Zukowski have begun principal shooting on Heaven, a comedy about celebrity afterlife which will premiere in 2012.

Battle of Warsaw 1920 Opens with Record-Breaking Distribution

WARSAW: Jerzy Hoffmann's Battle of Warsaw 1920, the first Polish 3D production, opened on 30 September 2011 in over 140 cinemas, setting a domestic record for the Polish market. The…

CentEast Announces Market Screenings

WARSAW: The 7th CentEast Warsaw Market (www.centeast.eu), taking place during the Warsaw Film Festival (7-16 October, www.wff.pl) will screen five new Polish films in the Warsaw Screenings section, accompanying the…

FESTIVALS: Krakow Call for Films

The 52nd Krakow Film Festival (28 May-3 June 2012, www.krakowfilmfestival.pl) has announced a call for entries in three competition categories: national documentaries and short films; international documentaries; and international short…

New Film and Series from TV Polska at MIPCOM

TV Polska's (www.tvp.pl) sales team are introducing three new original series and a heart-warming film in its MIPCOM line-up this year. Monks, social workers, and a family dynasty are the…

TVP to Produce More Documentaries in 2012

WARSAW: A meeting between representatives of TVP1 and Polish documentary filmmakers has resulted in a plan to boost Polish documentary film production in 2012,

PRODUCTION: A Polish Pawiak Prison Documentary in Production

WARSAW: Director/writer/cinematographer Andrzej Kałuszko is completing filming on Z Pawiaka (From Pawiak) a documentary devoted to the story of Polish actress Alina Janowska who was imprisonment at the German Gestapo…

PRODUCTION: TVP Shoots Doc on Costume Designer

WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP is completing shooting on Oscar Candidate: Barbara Ptak, a documentary devoted to one of the legends of Polish film and television costume design.

UPC Poland Acquires Aster

WARSAW: UPC Poland has completed the purchase of Aster, a Polish cable provider, from Mid Europa Partners for 2.4 million PLN. The transaction was approved by the Polish Office of…

CentEast Announces Programme

WARSAW: CentEast Market ( www.centeast.eu), the presentation of CEE works-in-progress taking place 14 October 2011 during the Warsaw IFF (www.wff.pl) has announced the title of nine selected film projects.

Alvernia Studios Partners with Wroclaw American Festival

KRAKOW: Krakow-based Alvernia Studios (www.alvernia.com) will partner with the 2nd American Film Festival's (www.americanfilmfestival.pl) coproduction market Gotham in Progress, taking place 17-19 November 2011 in Wroclaw.

PRODUCTION: Wajda's Wałęsa Film to Shoot in November

WARSAW: Shoot on Andrzej Wajda's biopic Walesa, postponed by the director's recent health collapse, is set to begin in November 2011. Wajda still has not cast an actor to play…

FESTIVALS: Warsaw Announces Competition Line-up

WARSAW: Twenty films will compete in the main competition of the Warsaw IFF (www.wff.pl) taking place 7-17 October 2011. The selection includes four world premieres, three international premieres, and five…

Battle Of Warsaw 1920 in UK Distribution

WARSAW: Battle of Warsaw 1920, directed by Jerzy Hoffman and one of the biggest Polish productions ever made, is set to premiere in 16 British cities on 7 October 2011.