Silesia Film chooses winning projects

Local film institution Silesia Film had awarded four movie projects with 301,000 Euros in funding.
20-08-2008

Gdynia announces films in competition

Sixteen films will compete for the Golden Lion at the 33rd Festival of Polish Films in Gdynia (festiwalgdynia.pl), September 15-20.
20-08-2008

Locarno Jury Prize for German Polish co-production

The German/Polish co-production 33 Scenes from Life won the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno film festival which at the closing ceremony on August 16.
17-08-2008

Hartley-Merrill winning project starts shooting

Polish documentary director Maciej Adamiak began shooting his first feature, the winner of the Hartley-Merrill scriptwriting prize The Picture on August 12.
14-08-2008

A Woman of Berlin to screen in Toronto

The German/Polish film A Woman in Berlin, is among 20 films shown for the Toronto Film Festival's Special Presentations.
13-08-2008

Wajda begins new film

Andrzej Wajda began filming on Tatarak, based on a short story by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, on August 12.
12-08-2008

Janosik nears completion of filming

Five years from the start of production, The True Story of Janosik is finally in production, with Agnieszka Holland directing.
11-08-2008

Independent Polish thriller goes into post production

Forest Holes directed by Sławomir Kulikowski, which ended filming on July 24th, has gone into post production.
10-08-2008

TVP launches HDTV

TVP launched its first HD television channel on August 6, following a trial period, Broadband TV News announced.
07-08-2008

Rain of Children wins at Poland's Era New Horizons

Rain of the Children, an intimate docufiction directed by Vincent Ward, the famous filmmaker from New Zealand, has won the Grand Prix at the eight International ERA NEW HORIZONS Film…
28-07-2008

Polsat to sell 53% of shares to Cyprus firms

Cyprus based companies Karswel Ltd. and Sensor Oversear Ltd. will purchase controlling interest in Polish commercial TV network Polsat.
24-07-2008

France Telecom introduces a new satellite platform to the Polish market

The Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported that the new satellite platform from Polish Telecommunication S.A. (TP www.tp.pl), owned by the international join-stock company France Telecom (www.francetelecom.com),will launch in the first…
24-07-2008

Correction

The head of PTV's Film Agency was incorrectly identified in a story on Polish TV's new film funding structure. The correct name is Sawomir Jozwik. FNE regrets the error.
24-07-2008

Andrzej Munk Studio starts script recruitment

Newly launched Andrzej Munk Stufio, a joint project of The Polish Filmmakers Association (PFA), the Polish Film Institute,the Ministry of Culture and Polish public broadcaster TVP, announced it is ready…
22-07-2008

National Cinema Digitalization Program launches in Poland

The Polish Filmmakers Association (PFA) along with The Polish film Institute, the Ministry of Culture and the National Chamber of Audiovisual Producers has started working on the transfer to digital…
21-07-2008

Lodz Film Fund grants €3.1 million to six projects

The second edition of the Lodz competition for film projects promoting the city awarded €3.1 million to three documentaries, two features, and one short animation.
20-07-2008

New rules for TVP feature film funding

Public broadcaster Polish Television (TVP, www.tvp.pl) announced it will simplify the procedures for financing the cinema feature films and increase production funds.
20-07-2008

Expansion on Polish TV market

Nickelodeon Poland launched on July 10 via platforms including Astra, Multimedia Polska, UPC, and Vectra, part of MTV Networks International.
17-07-2008

Japanese distributor backs Kedzierzawska film

Tomorrow Will Be Better, Dorota Kedzierzawska's latest film, began shooting July 11 in north-east Poland, with financial support from Japan.
14-07-2008

Polish production house invests in Hollywood

City Island, a film starring Andy Garcia, is the first American movie with significant input from a Polish producer.
09-07-2008