Polish Eagles Announce Lifetime Award

Polish film director/screenwriter/producer Tadeusz Chmielewski will recieve the Polish Film Academy Award for Lifetime Achievements at the annual gala ceremony of the Polish Eagles (www.pnf.pl) on 7 March 2011 in…

The Christening Wins Mons Love Film Festival

The Christening by Polish director Marcin Wrona won the Grand Prize of the 27th Mons Love Film Festival. The screenwriters for this title Grzegorz Jankowski, Grażyna Trela and Dariusz Glazer…

Slovak Public Broadcaster Faces Deficit

Slovak Radio and Television RTVS, the newly combined public broadcaster, expects debts in excess of €57 million in 2011. The deficit compares to a loss of €24.4 million in 2010.

Kino Polska Launches Music Channel

Kino Polska has announced the upcoming launch of Kino Polska Muzyka, a channel devoted to Polish music. Musical films, documentaries, and animation are among the programmes that the new station…

PRODUCTION: Hip Hop Drama You Are God Begins Filming

Polish director Leszek Dawid had started shooting You Are God (Jesteś Bogiem), a drama about legendary Polish rapers, on 22 February 2011. The film is based on a true story…

New Polish Distributor Picks up Internet Indie Film

Spectator, a new distribution company which bowed on the Polish market in December 2010, will use Everything (Wszystko), an independent short film by Artur Wyrzykowski, to introduce a new distribution…

PRODUCTION: Lubaszenko Filming Blow Follow-up

Polish actor/director/producer Olaf Lubaszenko is near the completion of filming A Moment of Carelessness, or A Second Blow (Chwila nieuwagi, czyli drugi sztos), the sequel to his 1997 directing debut…

Weekend Sets New Record in Poland

WARSAW: Weekend has set anew opening week-end record with 275,000 admissions. Weekend is distributed by Poland's ITI Cinema (www.iticinema.com.pl),.

PRODUCTION: Polish Tragedy Straight from the Sky in Production

Polish independent filmmaker Piotr Matwiejczyk is working on Straight from the Sky (Prosto z nieba), a drama based on the events of 10 April 2010, when a Polish plane carrying…

Gutek Film Competes for Cartoon Movie Award

Poland's Gutek Film is competing for Cartoon Movie's best distributor award which will be presented at the conclusion of the 13th annual event, 2-4 March 2011 in Lyon, France.

Poland Blocks Media Merger

The Polish government has forbidden the merger of EM&F Group, a Polish chain of press and media stores, with www.Merlin.pl, the most popular Polish seller of audiovisual, music and press…

Polish Advertising Income Rises in 2010

The Polish advertising market registered an unexpected growth of 4.5% in 2010, with over 7.3 billion PLN spent on ads. Internet and cinema advertising had the best results.

FNE at Berlinale 2011: Prix Winners.

BERLIN: It was a Berlinale triumph for Polish and Hungarian talent with Hungarian auteur Bela Tarr winning the Grand Jury Prix for his The Turin Horse while the prize for…
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German Distributor Picks Up Polish Classics

Polish public broadcaster TVP (www.tvp.pl) has signed an agreement with German Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (www.rbb-online.de) to sell the DVD right to some of its most popular productions from the 1970's and…

FESTIVALS: Polish Filmmakers Awarded in Berlin

The Polish Film Institute (PFI, www.pisf.pl) and Polish film community are celebrating the awards presented to filmmakers Dorota Kędzierzawska and Wojciech Staroń on 20 February 2011 at the 61st Berlin…

FESTIVALS: Gdynia Names New Festival Director

WARSAW: Michał Chaciński has been selected as Artistic Director of the Polish Film Festival (PFF, www.pl.fpff.pl) which takes place in the northern port city of Gdynia 6-11 June 2011. Chaciński's…

PRODUCTION: Blind Watching Begins Filming in May

Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski will begin shooting for his new film Blind Watching in Lisbon in May 2011. Jakimowski made the announcement at the Berlin Film Festival. The cast includes…

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 (www.zebrafilm.pl), 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 (www.kff.com.pl) 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…