Netflix Picks up Polish Crime Series Ultraviolet

WARSAW: Netflix bought the rights to stream the Polish crime series Ultraviolet directed by Jan Komasa and Sławomir Fabicki, and produced by Opus Film for AXN Crime.

PRODUCTION: Filip Bajon in Post-production with The Butler

WARSAW: Polish director Filip Bajon is putting the finishing touches on his major costume drama The Butler, set to premiere in September 2018.

New Europe Film Sales Picks up HBO Europe’s Love Express. The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk

WARSAW: Jan Naszewski’s sales outlet New Europe Film Sales has signed a world sales deal for the documentary Love Express. The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk by Kuba Mikurda, which explores…

FNE at Cannes 2018: Review: Ayka

CANNES: Director Sergey Dvortsevoy arrives in the Cannes with Ayka a grim tale that follows the life of an unemployed woman from Kyrgyzstan who spends five desperate days on the…
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GRANTS: Polish Film Institute Distributes First Production Grants for 2018

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute supported 41 new productions with 6.9 m EUR / 29.9 m PLN in the first session of financing for 2018.

FNE at Cannes 2018: Bumper Year for Polish Film in Cannes

CANNES: The 71st Cannes Film Festival was a bumper year for Polish films in Cannes with seven Polish productions or coproductions being included in official selection in different sections of…
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FNE at Cannes 2018: Review: Cold War

CANNES: Polish director Paweł Pawlikowski has pulled of a near impossible task of following his masterpiece Ida with a possibly even better film Cold War which screens in competition in…
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Polish Films Find Box Office Success in Poland and UK

WARSAW: Pitbull. The Last Dog is closing in on 5 M EUR in its domestic release in Poland, after seven weeks. The film rose one place in the weekly rankings,…

Script East Unveils Cannes 2018 Script Workshop Participants

CANNES: Eleven scripts have been selected for the 2018 edition of ScripTeast, the script development and competition programme taking place 10 – 16 May 2018 in Cannes.

New Europe Film Sales Picks Up The Load

WARSAW: Jan Naszewski’s Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales announced that it has signed a world sales deal for Ognjen Glavonić debut film The Load, set for world premiere in Cannes’…

FESTIVALS: Krakow Festival Announces 2018 Polish Competition Films

KRAKOW: The 58th Krakow Film Festival scheduled for 27 May – 3 June 2018 will screen 23 documentaries and 10 short film in its two national film competitions.

PRODUCTION: Krzysztof Zanussi in Postproduction with Ether

WARSAW: The acclaimed Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi is finishing his new drama Ether, a coproduction between Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and Lithuania.

PRODUCTION: Polish Director Jacek Borcuch Shoots Volterra in Tuscany

WARSAW: Jacek Borcuch is currently shooting his new drama Volterra, starring the famous Polish actress Krystyna Janda. The shooting takes place in Tuscany, Italy.

HBO Go Expands Across Europe

WARSAW: The HBO Go direct-to-consumer service has been launched in Poland, and now all 17 countries under the HBO Europe umbrella offer subscribers a full HBO OTT service.

New East West Golden Arch Film Prize Launched

WARSAW: The new East West Golden Arch Film Prize has announced the nominees for its first edition. The award ceremony will take place in Moscow on 14 April 2018 at…

BOX OFFICE: Patryk Vega Again Hits Two Million Admissions in Polish Box Office

WARSAW: Patryk Vega became the first Polish filmmaker with three films that had over 2 m admissions in Poland. His new crime comedy Women of Mafia was released in Poland…

SPI International/Filmbox Expands to Finland

WARSAW: SPI International/Filmbox expands to Finland by launching FilmBox Art House channel on Ålcom.

Silent Night Dominates 2018 Polish Eagles

WARSAW: Piotr Domalewski’s debut feature Silent Night won ten awards out of 11 nominations for the Polish Film Awards - The Eagles, that celebrated their 20th anniversary in Warsaw on…

Documentary Series by Academy Award Nominee Aneta Kopacz Launched on Canal + Discovery

WARSAW: Academy Award nominee, Polish director Aneta Kopacz teamed up with Canal + Discovery for a six-episode documentary series Art-B Made in Poland about the scandalous rise and fall of…

TVP to Produce Nine Documentaries on Polish Independence in 2018

WARSAW: The Polish public broadcaster TVP finalised a special competition for documentaries celebrating the 100th anniversary of Polish independence and chose 13 projects that will go into production in 2018.…