Two Riversides Festival kicks off with Polish premier of new Dardenne Brothers film

WARSAW: The year’s edition of Two Riversides Film Festival will kick off with the Polish premier of the new Dardenne Brothers film The Kid With a Bike which received the…
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French Sales Company Wide Management picks up The Mole

WARSAW: Paris based international sales outfit Wide Management has added Rafael Lewandowski’s The Mole to its strong line-up. The Mole with will be released theatrically in Poland on 5 August…

Six Degrees in Production

WARSAW: The team behind the award-winning Rabbit a la Berlin has begun shooting the concept documentary Six Degrees, which takes a literal and exploratory look at the theory that everyone…

FESTIVALS: 11th IFF New Horizons Opens

WROCLAW: The 11th New Horizons Film Festival (21-31 July 2011) opened with Berlinale winner Nader And Simin, A Separation by Asghar Farhadi and Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon a…

TVN Picks Up Minute to Win It

WARSAW: Private broadcaster TVN is working on a Polish version of the American game show Minute To Win It.

UOKiK Restricts Sale of Aster Cable

WARSAW: Polish Office of Consumer and Competition Protection (UOKiK) set conditions to prevent UPC from monopolizing the Polish cable television market after taking over cable broadcaster Aster.

FESTIVALS: New Horizons Hosts Workshops

WROCLAW: The second edition of the New Horizons Studio takes place 23-26 July 2011, during the 11th New Horizons Film Festival, opening 21 July in Wroclaw.

PRODUCTION: Animated Kreskostoria in Production

WARSAW: Xantus Studio is working on Kreskostoria (Linestory), a original cartoon series about Polish history for cinema and television release. The film will be an entertainment and educational series presenting…

Poland Announces 2011 Grants

The Polish Film Institute has announced grants for 22 films, for a total of PLN 10 million. Included are production grants for four feature films, six documentary films, and one…

Poland Approved Digitalization Bill

WARSAW: Polish President Bronisław Komorowski has approved a "digitalization" bill ending the use of analogue transmitters in Poland by June 2013.

Ten Projects Selected for Polsh-Norwegian Coproduction Forum

WROCLAW: Five Polish film projects and five Norwegian film projects have been chosen to participate in the Polish-Norwegian Co-production Forum, taking place 26-28 July 2011 during the 11th New Horizons…

Poland Selects In Darkness as Oscar Entry

WARSAW: The Polish Oscar selection committee has unanimously selected W ciemności (In Darkness) by Agnieszka Holland as the Polish candidate for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film…

PRODUCTION: Fifth Season of the Year Begins Filming

The Polish director Jerzy Domaradzki is in production with Fifth Season of the Year, an unusual love story taking place in Silesia.

Viacom Premieres New Channel in Poland

Viacom International Media Networks will launch its new international entertainment channel Viacom Blink! in Poland on 20 July 2011.

PRODUCTION: Polish Sibiriad in Postproduction

WARSAW: Janusz Zaorski finished shooting his new drama Polish Sibiriad (Syberiada Polska), a major production devoted to a dark period in Polish history, on 1 July and has now entered…

Poland's TVN for Sale

WARSAW: Polish media reports that a controlling interest in commercial TV station TVN is for sale. Majority stakeholder ITI Group announced that it had hired bankers to field interested buyers.

Cartoon Forum Registers 600

SOPOT, POLAND: Over 600 participants, including 100 broadcasters and 130 buyers/distributors are registered for Cartoon Forum (, taking place 13-16 September 2011 in Sopot in northern Poland.

FNE at New Horizons: Separation to Open Festival

The winner of the 2011 Golden Bear in Berlin, Nader And Simin, A Separation by Asghar Farhadi will open the Wrocław-based New Horizons ( film festival on the 21 July…

Andrzej Muszyński to head ATM Grupa

WARSAW: One of Poland's largest production companies ATM Grupa S.A. selected Andrzej Muszyński as President of the Board at its General Meeting.

TVP1 Picks up Polish Millionaires Series

The Polish public broadcaster TV Polska has commissioned the first season of a local series Residency that is being touted as the Polish Dynasty.