FESTIVALS: Mundane History wins ERA New Horizons top prize

Mundane History, Anocha Suwichakornpong's biting critique of Thai society has won the Grand Prix (€20,000) of the NEW HORIZONS International Competition.

FNE at ERA New Horizons: Interview with Roman Gutek

While celebrating the 10th edition of ERA New Horizons, festival director Roman Gutek talked with FNE about the unique role of the festival and its plans for the future.

FNE at Script Forum in Warsaw

The third edition of Script Forum, taking place at the Summer Film Festival in Warsaw (www.latofilmow.pl), has awarded three cash prizes. The prizes were given by the Polish Filmmakers Association…

Agnieszka Odorowicz re-elected as PFI Director

Agnieszka Odorowicz has been elected to a second term as Director of the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl) . Odorowicz became the first PFI Director in 2005, when the Insitiute was…

Script Forum to be held in Warsaw July 12-16

Script Forum, aimed at film and TV writers as well as authors of computer games, Internet series and stand-up comedians, will be held for the third time from July 12…

PRODUCTION: PISF finances new projects

In the last session of financing for 2010, the Polish Film Institute announced funding for debuts, veteran filmmakers, and several international co-productions.

PRODUCTION: First Polish 3D production starts shooting

Jerzy Hoffman has begun filming The Battle Of Warsaw 1920, one of the biggest Polish film projects of the last decade and the first with full 3D technology.

Ex Oriente puts spotlight on Polish documentary filmmakers

The Ex Oriente Film workshop taking place in Warsaw through July 4, 2010, with the support of the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl) and in cooperation with the Eureka Media (www.eurekamedia.info)…

Polish National Broadcasting Council dissolved

Bronisław Komorski, the acting President of Poland, in accord with the parliament and senate rejected the 2009 annual report of the National Broadcasting Council ( KRRiT, www.krrit.gov.pl) for 2009, thus…

PRODUCTION: Warner Bros. in co-production with Ladies director

Andrzej Saramonowicz, the creator of Polish box office hit Ladies signed an agreement with Warner Bros. Entertainment Poland to produce and distribute at least two new films by the end…

Kino Polska short nominated for EFA award

Hanoi-Warsaw, a short fillm directed by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz for Kino Polska Television (www.kinopolska.pl) has been nominated for the EFA award in the Short Film category.

TVP faces funding crisis

Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska SA (TVP, www.tvp.pl) is seeking a 50 million PLN bank credit to maintain financial liquidity. Since the begining of the year, the station has undergone…

Polish Film Institute awards Era New Horizons

Era New Horizons International Film Festival (www.enh.pl) has received the "International Film Event of 2009" Award from the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl). The award was presented to the festival's director…

Polish docs on DVD release

Polish Docs 2010, a DVD collection of new documentaries, has been released by the Krakow Film Foundation (www.kff.com.pl/fundacja). The new release is the third in a series that began in…

Kino Polska takes internet stake

Kino Polska (www.kinopolska.pl) has acquired a major stake in Polish internet portal Stopklatka (www.stopklatka.pl). Kino Polska distributes film channels FilmBox, FilmBox Extra, FilmBox Family and FilmBox HD.

Krakow 50th Anniversary hands out 32 awards

The 50th anniversary edition of the Krakow Film Festival (www.kff.com.pl) awarded 33 documentary and shot films at the June 6 closing ceremony,

FNE at Krakow International Film Festival: Winners

KRAKOW: The Krakow International Film Festival (http://www.kff.com.pl/), celebrated its 50th anniversary well attended gala where top awards in the international doc competition went to the Kaleo La Belle's Beyond This…
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Kraków, 6th June, 2010 - Tonight the 50th Kraków Film Festival has ended. The triumphers were the Swiss production "Beyond This Place", the Russian picture "Sanya and Sparrow", the Polish…

FNE at Krakow 50th Anniversary: Interview with Krzysztof Gierat

The 50th edition of the Krakow Film Festival started on the 31st of May and will last till the 6tth of June 2010. Festival Director Krzysztof Gierat talked to FNE…

Poland Establishes Film Commission

Poland has established a national Film Commission. The protocol setting up the new organization was signed during the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia (http://pl.fpff.pl) at a meeting of Polish regional…