New Distribution Support for Polish Films Abroad

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute has introduced a new support scheme for distribution of Polish films abroad with priority focus on art-house cinema.

FNE at Berlinale 2019: Polish Film in Berlin

Polish films & talents in Berlin 2019 - Meet us at Polish Cinema Stand Gropius Bau #162

IKH Pictures Promotion Picks Up Three Polish Debut Films to Showcase at Berlinale 2019

WARSAW: IKH Pictures Promotion has picked up Used Up directed by Małgorzata Imielska, Iron Bridge directed by Monika Jordan-Młodzianowska and Supernova directed by Bartosz Kruhlik for international sales. The company…

Cold War Dominates Polish Eagles Nominations

WARSAW: Paweł Pawlikowski's Academy Award nominated drama Cold War received the most nominations (12) for the Polish Film Awards - The Eagles. The nominations were announced on 6 February 2019.

PRODUCTION: HBO Europe Preps Third Season of The Pack in Poland

WARSAW: The shoot for the third season of the crime drama series The Pack / Wataha starring Leszek Lichota will start in Bieszczady on 17 February 2019. The previous seasons…

GRANTS: Polish Film Institute Finances Micro-budget Films in New Category

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute started financing micro-budget projects and distributed 970,634 EUR / 4,165,000 PLN to seven projects in the first grant session.

Another Record Year for Polish Cinema

WARSAW: Polish cinema had another record year, with 59.7 m total admissions and 263.9 m EUR total gross. Polish films had 19.8 m admissions, compared to 13.5 m in 2017.…

FNE Market Analysis 2018: POLAND

Polish cinema had a strong year in 2018, with record-breaking box office results, international success of feature films, worldwide distribution for domestic titles, as well as the introduction of long-awaited…

Cold War Nominated for César Awards

WARSAW: Cold War has been nominated for the Cesar Awards 2019 in the Best Foreign Film category. The prizes are awarded by France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences. The…

Three Academy Award Nominations for Cold War

WARSAW: Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski got three nominations for the Academy Awards in the Best Directing, Best Cinematography (Łukasz Żal) and Best Foreign Language Film categories. The nominations were…

PRODUCTION: Jan Komasa Moves into Postproduction with New Cyber Thriller

WARSAW: The acclaimed Polish director Jan Komasa finished shooting Suicide Room. Hater, a new cyber thriller and a sequel to his box office feature debut Suicide Room. The film will…

OBITUARY: Polish Cinematographer Wiesław Zdort

WARSAW: Veteran Polish cinematographer Wiesław Zdort has died at age 87. He worked with many important Polish filmmakers including Krzysztof Kieślowski, Kazimierz Kutz and Barbara Sass.

Polish Ministry of Culture to Merge Public Film Studios

WARSAW: The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage plans to merge the Documentary and Feature Film Studios (WFDiF) and four other public production studios into one big film production center…

Two Polish Coproductions Selected for Berlinale Co-Production Market

WARSAW: Two Polish coproductions have been chosen for the Official Selection of the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2019 and for Rotterdam-Berlinale Express. The 16th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market will…

Four BAFTA Nominations for Cold War

WARSAW: Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski landed four nominations for the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2019. The nominations were announced on 9 January 2019.

TVP to Buy Showmax

WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP is negotiating the purchase of the Showmax VOD service from Naspers, following the owner's decision to leave the Polish market by the end of January…

Cold War Shortlisted for Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award

WARSAW: Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski is among the nine titles shortlisted for the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award. The nominations for the 91st Oscars will be unveiled on 22…

Pawlikowski’s Cold War Sweeps Top Prizes at European Film Awards

SEVILLE: Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War won awards for best European film, director, scriptwriter, actress and editor at the 31st European Film Awards. The European animated feature film award went to…

Films Boutique Picks Up New Drama from Jacek Borcuch

WARSAW: Films Boutique will manage worldwide sales for Jacek Borcuch’s Italy-based drama Dolce Fine Giornata starring Krystyna Janda. The film will premiere internationally at the Sundance IFF in the World…

FNE Exclusive: Phoenix Productions CEO Joanna Michalec: Leading Distributor of Polish Box Office Hits in International Markets

Polish films have been scoring slots in the box office top 10 in the UK and Ireland as well as other countries over the past few years making the leap…