Dragon Forum Extends Deadline

The application deadline for the Dragon Forum (www.dragonforum.pl) documentary workshop has been extended to 13 December 2010.

Hot Bird Award for Kino Polska

Kino Polska received its second Hot Bird TV Award in a ceremony in Venice in the category "Cinema." Kino Polska programme director Joanna Rozen Wojciechowska accepted the award.

TVP Shoots Series on a Canadian Format

WARSAW: TVP 2, the second channel of the Polish public broadcaster, has begun shooting the series Rodzinka.pl (Family.pl), which is based on the Canadian series The Parents.

PRODUCTION: Lech Majewski shoots in Silesia

Film director and visual artist Lech Majewski is in production with Psie Pole (Dog Field). The film will be shot in the Silesia region through the end of November 2010.…

PRODUCTION: Hedgehog Animated Film in Postproduction

One of the most popular Polish comic book characters comes to life in Jeż Jerzy (Jeż Jerzy: The Movie), an animated film now in postproduction. The premiere is planned for…

Polish Film Institute Fifth Anniversary Special: Promoting Polish Cinema Abroad

One of the main goals set out by the Polish Film Institute, now celebrating its fifth anniversary, was to make Polish cinema present and engaged in the international cinema markets.…

PRODUCTION: Integration Trip in Postproduction

Polish director Przemysław Angerman is in postproduction with Integration Trip, a light comedy about the life of corporate employees. Shooting took place 13 - 27 October 2010 in Rawa Mazowiecka.…

Polish Film Institute Fifth Anniversary Special: Interview with Maciej Karpiński

Maciej Karpinski, a leading figure in the Polish film industry for decades, is Deputy Director responsible for international relations at the Polish Film Institute (PISF). In addition to his tireless…

Polish Film Institute Fifth Anniversary Special: Interview with Jacek Bromski

The Polish Film Institute (PISF) has transformed the Polish film industry in the first five years of its existence. FNE spoke with Jacek Bromski, President of the Polish Filmmakers Association…

PRODUCTION: Women Are Somehow Different moves into Final Stage of Filming

Polish director Marek Koterski is preparing for the second part of the shoot for his new comedy Women Are Somehow Different. The first part of the shoot took place mainly…

PRODUCTION: Polish Costume Drama Daas in Production

After a month of filming, the Polish history drama Daas will wrap shooting on 27 November. The film is expected to be completed in time for the Gdynia national film…

Polish Film Institute Fifth Anniversary Special: Regional Film Funds Meeting in Poland

The first edition of REGIOFUN International Film Festival, taking place 17-21 November in Katowice, will host a special conference covering Regional Film Funds in Poland and Europe.

Polish Film Instutute Fifth Anniversary Special: Polish Film Institute Redefines the Film Industry

Since its launch five years ago, the Polish Film Institute (PISF) has defined and modernized the film industry in Poland. A modern system of public financing and support for film…

Cyfrowy Polsat Buys Telewizja Polsat

Polish cable operator and telecom company Cyfrowy Polsat announced it will acquire commercial broadcaster Telewizja Polsat for 3.75 billion zlotys. Cyfrowy Polsat is the leading satellite broadcaster in Poland, and…

FNE 2010 Visegrad Special: Polish Coproductions

Poland has become significantly more engaged in international film projects, as a direct partner in coproductions or a host to several forums and meetings facilitating co-operation between European countries.The trend…

Polish Film Instutute Fifth Anniversary Special: Celebrating Five Years of Accomplishments

The Polish Film Institute, marking its fifth anniversary, has become a role model for film institutions across the region. This week FNE celebrates the accomplishments of the Polish Film Institute…

FNE 2010 Visegrad Special: Poland

The last year of the decade marks a great turn-around for Polish cinema, which overcame an initial fall in production in 2000-2004 and maintained a constant growth despite the international…

Kościukiewicz Wins Cybulski Prize

WARSAW: The Cybulski Prize (www.nagrodacybulskiego.pl), an annual award for best performance from a Polish actor under age 35, was given to Mateusz Kościukiewicz for his role in Mother Teresa of…

European Coproduction Forum in Łódź

The XVth European Cinema Forum CINERGIA 2010 in Łódź hosted a special discussion panel devoted to the development of film co-productions in Europe. The panel "European co-productions - europudding or…

The film produced by Television Kino Polska won Special Award on Cottbus Film Festival Germany 2010

Short film "Hanoi-Warsaw" directed by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz received the Special Award on Cottbus Film Festival Germany 2010.The Cottbus Film Festival is one of the most important festivals of Eastern European…