WARSAW: After five years of working on the project, director Karolina Bielawska moves into development with her debut feature, a biopic inspired by the life of iconic Polish singer Violetta Villas. The working title is Violetta and the Woodpecker.

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute supported 10 new feature film productions with 6,426,987 EUR / 29,887,500 PLN. Among them are new films from Roman Polański, Jan P. Matuszyński and Adrian Panek.

WARSAW: Quo Vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Žbanić won four awards including best film, best director and best script at the 24th Polish Film Awards - Eagles. It is a coproduction between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Turkey and Norway.

WROCŁAW: Shooting is underway for Kajtek The Wizard directed by Magdalena Łazarkiewicz. The film is a Polish/Czech/Slovak coproduction based on a novel by Janusz Korczak, a pedagogue and teacher whose timeless work has brought up several generations of Polish children.

WARSAW: Polish box office hit director Patryk Vega is planning a film biography of Vladimir Putin. The production with the working title The Vor in Law is expected to cost 12 m USD.

WARSAW: Jacek Bromski has been re-elected as the head of the Polish Filmmakers Association. The director, screenwriter and producer has been running the association continuously since 1996.

WARSAW: Hellhole, a new horror film from the creators of Nobody Sleeps In The Woods Tonight is in production. The premiere of the horror on the Netflix platform is scheduled for the autumn of this year.

WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) has decided to increase the budget for films from the 60 Minutes Programme from 213,632 EUR / 1 m PLN to 267,045 EUR / 1.25 m PLN each. The 60 Minutes Programme was launched in 2018 at SFP Munk Studio.

LUBLIN: Shooting is underway on Irena's Vow, a Canadian/Polish WWII drama directed by Louise Archambaul. The film is supported by the Polish Film Institute and the local government of Lublin, and it is set to premiere in 2023.

KRAKOW: The prestigious list of 15 documentaries eligible to compete in the Krakow Film Festival’s competition includes six productions from the CEE region. The 62nd Krakow Film Festival will be held in Kraków cinemas from 29 May to 5 June, and online throughout Poland from 3 to 12 June 2022.

Page 1 of 113