FNE at KVIFF East of the West Competition: Jeż Jerzy: The Movie

Jeż Jerzy: The Movie brings one of Poland's most popular comic book characters, a hedgehog, to life in a long-awaited film that employs the best tradition of the Polish school…

Cartoon Forum 2011 Boosts Polish Animation

WARSAW: Five new animated Polish series have been selected to participate at Cartoon Forum, the European co-production forum for TV and new platforms that will celebrate its 22nd edition from…

Polish Films at Karlovy Vary

WARSAW: Seven Polish films will screen at the 46th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which runs 1-9 July 2011. Four of them will compete for awards in…

Cyfrowy Polsat Shares for Sale

Two companies, Polaris Finance and Sensor Overseas, intend to sell 86.11 million of shares in Cyfrowy Polsat, the cable television provider and operator of the biggest digital satellite platform in…

Polish-Ukrainian Channel Plans September Launch

WARSAW: Ukrainian private broadcaster TVi is planning to launch a Polish-Ukrainian satellite channel, TVi Europe, to present a "Pan-European option" for viewers.

Crime Detectives Sold to Russia

WARSAW: Endemol Neovision has acquired the rights to produce a Russian version of Crime Detectives, a Polish crime drama aired by Polish commercial channel TVN.

TVP Achieves Financial Autonomy

WARSAW: A new statute at Telewize Polska (TVP, www.tvp.pl) gives the Board of the Polish public broadcaster the right to buy and sell licences for productions without consulting with the…

FESTIVALS: Name Change for Era New Horizons

WARSAW: Heading into its 11th edition, the Wroclav film festival Era New Horizons is shortening its name to New Horizons to reflect the name change of its major sponsor.

European Filmmakers Meet with EU Commissioner Lewandowski over MEDIA Programme Budget

WARSAW: EU Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget Janusz Lewandowski met with Istvan Szabo, President of FERA, the Federation of European Film Directors, and Dariusz Jabłonski, director-producer and President of…

Moscow IFF Competition: In the Name of the Devil

Inspired by true events, Polish director and screenwriter Barbara Sass creates a film about crossing the limits of faith and madness behind the walls of a nunnery, In the Name…

Cartoon Forum Announces Selected Projects

The northern Polish port city of Sopot hosts the 2011 edition of Cartoon Forum, with 66 projects selected for pitching. Poland figures prominently on the list, along with animated series…

FNE at DISCOP Budpest 2011: TVP Picks up Argentine Format

WARSAW: TVP 2 has commissioned the first season of a sitcom about the media world, Wiadomości z drugiej ręki (Second-hand news). The series, based on the popular Argentinian format Los…

TVP’s Polish Films Compete at Karlovy Vary IFF

WARSAW: Two TV Polska (TVP, www.tvp.pl) films, Heritage by Andrzej Barański and Declaration of Immortality by Marcin Koszałka, have been selected for the Karlovy Vary IFF's (1-9 July 2011, www.kviff.com)…

Lodz Film Commission Announces 2011 Grants

The regional Polish film fund based in Lodz will support four new local productions, chosen from 24 submitted projects. The budget for the 5th edition of financing from the Lodz…

TVP Forum at Gdynia

GDYNIA: The Polish Filmmakers Association organized a special meeting on 11 June 2011 at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia with the representatives of the Polish film industry to discuss…

FNE at Gdynia Polish Film Festival 2011: Prize winners

GDYNIA: Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing won the Golden Lion for best feature film the 36th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia (6-11 June 2011 www.fpff.pl) as well as scoring four other…
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Silesia Film Fund Supports Seven New Projects

WARSAW: Poland's regional Silesia Film Fund has announced 1.5 million PLN in grants for four feature films and three documentaries productions in 2011.

FNE at Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition: Black Thursday

In his drama Black Thursday Antoni Krauze explores the tragic Polish shipyard workers riots of December 1970, a recent and painful chapter in the Polish history. The script is based…

FNE at Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition: Essential Killing

Jerzy Skolimowski tackles the themes of war drama and imperialism in his challenging artistic drama, Essential Killing, considered one of the most significant Polish films of the year. Skolimowski portrays…

Polish Film Institute Awards Film Professionals

Film professionals who had an exceptional part in promoting Polish cinema in 2010 were awarded by the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl, PFI) during the celebratory opening of the 36th Polish…