Sony Picks up In Darkness

Agnieszka Holland's newest film In Darkness has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for U.S. distribution. The moving WWII drama is a co-production between Poland's Studio Filmowe ZEBRA (, Canada's…

PRODUCTION: Polish Comics in Film Version of Swing

GDAŃSK: Abelard Giza has begun shooting Swing, a comedy based on a hit Polish theater play, with a talented cast including Polish cabaret and stand-up comedy actors.

FESTIVALS: Krakow Sees Record Number of Submissions

The Krakow Film Festival ( has received a record 2,700 submissions for its 51st edition, taking place 23-29 May 2011. Only 250 films will be selected for screening. France and…

TVP Presents Three Films in Berlin

Polish public broadcaster Polish Television (TVP, will presents three films at the European Film Market in Berlin. Venice screens 11.02 at 12:30 in Arsenal 2. Made in Poland screens…

PFI Sets Strong Berlinale Line-up

The Polish Film Institiute ( will see its largest presence at the Berlinale, with five films screening at the festival. The 2011 representation is a big improvement in comparison to…

Polish Eagles 2011 Nominations Announced

WARSAW: Essential Killing, Johanna, Little Rose, and All That I Love led the nominations for the Polish Eagles. announced by the Polish Film Academy on 7 February 2011.

Polsat Buys Italian Format Series

WARSAW: Private broadcaster Polsat has commisioned a new series, Life Line (Linia Życia), based on a popular Italian format. The series will be aired daily as Polsat's main evening series.

TVN Leads Polish Advertising Revenue

WARSAW: Private stations TVN and Polsat ( were the leaders in advertising income in Poland in 2010. TVN's revenues topped 3 million PLN, a 9% increase from 2009. Polsat's…

FESTIVALS: Sundance Awards Polish Documentary

Out of Reach (Poza zasięgiem), a short documentary by Polish director Jakub Stozek, received an Honourable Mention at the prestigious American Sundance Film Festival, competing against 81 short films.

Polsat Renews Hit Local Series

WARSAW: Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat ( has commissioned a 13th season of the sitcom The World According To Kiepskis, one of the most popular local shows of all time, from…

Polish Film Critics Award The Forest

WARSAW: Film critics from the Polish Filmmakers Association SFP ( ) gave the 2010 best film prize at the Golden Tapes awards to The Forest (Las) written and directed by…

Poland Increases Digital Archive Programme

WARSAW: Poland's National Film Archives announced that it will digitally restore and preserve dozens of Polish films in 2011 with funding from the Ministry of Culture.

Polish Filmmakers Receive Presidential Awards

WARSAW: Directors Jerzy Skolimowski and Jan Jakub Kolski, and actress Krystyna Janda were among the Polish film professionals who the Polish president awarded at a ceremony 18 January 2011 in…

TVP Cuts Ad Rates

WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP has cut its advertising rates for February by 20%, due to changes in its pricing strategy.

Dark Polish Comedy has a Record Opening

WARSAW: Weekend, a dark gangster comedy directed by Cezary Pazura, hit a new Polish record opening weekend with 275,000 admissions. The film is the directing debut of Pazura, a Polish…

New Exhibitor Enters Polish Market

WARSAW: Cinema 3D has entered the Polish market with the opening of a new cinema in Lower Silesia.

TVP 2 Renews License to Parent

WARSAW: The second channel of the Polish Public Television (TVP), TVP2, has commissioned a third season of the comedy series License to Parent produced by ATM Grupa.

HBO Launches VOD in Poland

WARSAW: HBO Central Europe has announced the launch of HBO GO. its first video on demand service in Central and Eastern Europe, in Poland.

Product Placement Banned in Poland

The Polish government has introduced new regulations for advertising and product placement in the public media. The new public media bill was created in order for Poland to meet the…

Kino Polska Builds on 2010 Success

WARSAW: Following its most successful year, Polish channel Kino Polska plans to launch Kino Polska International in the next year. Kino Polska ( was launched in 2003 as part of…