FNE at Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition: The Courage

In The Courage, a tragic story of two brothers faced with a moral dilemma, director/writer Greg Zgliński explores the theme of courage and its consequences with brutal reality. The film…

FNE at Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition: The Mole

The Mole, the feature debut drama from documentary director Rafael Lewandowski, explores the very current theme of an ongoing investigation of people actively involved in the political events of the…

FNE at Cracow FF 2011: Prize Winners

CRACOW: Tonia and Her Children directed by Marcel Lozinski won the main prize in the National Competition at the 51 Krakow Film Festival (www.kff.com.pl) (23-29 May 2011) for best Polish…

PRODUCTION: Rosłaniec Shooting Baby Blues

Katarzyna Rosłaniec, the director of Mall Girls, is shooting Baby Blues on the topic of teen pregnancy. The shoot for the film started in the second half of May in…

FNE at Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition: Rose

Director Wojciech Smarzowski returns to Gdynia with Rose, a drama exploring a relatively recent episode in Polish history, when the habitants of Masuria became second class citizens under communist authorities…

FNE at Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition: In The Name Of The Devil

Inspired by true events, director and screenwriter Barbara Sass creates a film about crossing the limits of faith and madness behind the walls of a nunnery, In the Name of…

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: TV4 Picks up British Reality Format

Polish private broadcaster TV4 has commissioned the first season of Czysta Chata, a Polish version of the British reality show, How Clean Is Your House.

UPC to Acquire Aster

Liberty Global (www.lgi.com), the owner of UPC (www.upc.pl) cable net, is planning to buy Aster (www.aster.pl) for 2.4 million PLN. MID Europa Partners LLP (www.mideuropa.com) investment fund will sell 100%…

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Poland

WARSAW: The Polish television market has grown into a dynamic source of original and adapted content, blazing a path for other CEE territories in shaping formats to fit local tastes.…

Polanski Tapped for Gdynia Lifetime Award

Poland's national film festival taking place in Gdynia 6-11 June 2011(www.fpff.pl) will bestow its Lifetime Achievement Award on Roman Polanski.

Revenues Up at Polsat

WARSAW: Revenues from advertising and sponsorship at Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat (www.polsat.pl) grew 3.6 % in the first quarter of 2011, double the growth on the Polish market as a…

Falk's Joanna Joins Moscow Competition

Joanna by Polish director Feliks Falk will screen in the Main Competition of the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival (June 23 -July 2, 2011). It will be the film's international…

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: TVP Picks Up Austrian Format

WARSAW: Public broadcaster TV Polska (TVP) is working on a Polish adaptation of Commisar Rex, the popular Austrian crime series about a German shepherd police dog. The shoot for the…

New Award for Experimental Polish Film

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute (PFI, www.pisf.pl) and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (MSN, www.artmuseum.pl) are establishing a new award for experimental films and unconvential films projects. The…

FNE at Cannes IFF 2011: TVP reports strong interest from buyers in Cannes

CANNES: Polish pubcaster TVP reported a number of deals and festival invitations during the Cannes IFF film market this year.
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FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: ATM Grupa Announces First Quarter Increase

WARSAW: ATM Grupa, the biggest independent film and television producer in Poland, noted a 9.4% increase in revenues for the first quarter of 2011 due to a significant rise in…

Poland Sets Deadline for Analogue TV

The Polish government announced that all Polish analogue transmitters will be shut down by 31 July 2013.

PRODUCTION: September Eleven 1638 Shooting in Romania

WARSAW: Filming on the Italian-Polish-Turkish coproduction September Eleven 1638 (previously titled Battle Of Vienna), one of the biggest European projects of the year, began 2 May 2011 in Romania.

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Canal + Increases Polish Content

WARSAW: As a part of its new strategy in Poland, Canal + will increase its support of local series and film co-productions, station executives told FNE.

FilmBox Launches Polish Music Channel

WARSAW: Poland's FilmBox group launches Kino Polska Muzyka, the first music-film TV channel in Poland, on 16 May 2011. It joins the niche family of channels FilmBox operates in Poland,…