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Polish Filmmakers Association

2008-06-01

Film New Europe is proud to work together with the SFP who has been a constant and reliable supporter in FNE’s efforts to support the film community.

The Polish Filmmakers Association is Poland’s largest organisation of film professionals. The Association promotes Polish film domestically and abroad, supports talented young filmmakers, and produces debut films. The Association is a member of the leading international audiovisual organisations. As an entity involved in collective copyright management, it cooperates with similar institutions around the world. The association has 1,700 members, including directors, cinematographers, screenwriters, sound operators and sound directors, sound and image editors, animators, costume designers, set designers, producers, production managers, literary critics, stuntmen and other professionals from the film and audiovisual arts sector.

The Polish Filmmakers Association was established in 1966. Its Presidents have included Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, and Janusz Majewski. Jacek Bromski has been President of the Association since 1996.

The Polish Filmmakers Association cooperates with major institutions of the Polish film industry, especially the Polish Film Institute. Between 2005-2008 the President of the Polish Filmmakers Association, Jacek Bromski, was also President of the Polish Film Institute Council.The Association cooperates with Polish Television, the National Film School in Łódź, the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice, the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, the National Chamber of Audiovisual Producers, and major cultural organizations in Poland, as well as the Polish Parliament, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and the Chancellery of the President of Poland.

The Polish Filmmakers Association organises and supports Poland’s leading film events, including: the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, the Cracow Film Festival, “The Young and Cinema" Debut Films Festival in Koszalin, the Era New Horizons Festival in Wrocław, and the PLUS Camerimage Festival of Cinematography.

Together with the Polish Film Institute, the Polish Filmmakers Association brings Polish cinema to the international film festivals in Cannes and Berlin and supports Polish film festivals around the world, including in Russia, the Netherlands, the United States, and Germany. An ongoing program of cooperation with China has produced a series of festivals of Chinese cinema in Poland, as well as Polish cinema retrospectives and screenings in various cities in China, such as Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai.

As an entity actively involved in organising many prestigious film festivals, the Association is an important partner in presenting events that showcase Polish film culture around the world.

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