KRAKOW: Daughter of Fuji and Easy Rider Behind the Iron Curtain were among the eleven new documentary projects showcased to international distributors, sales agents and festival representatives at the 5th edition of the DOC LAB POLAND: Docs To Start (3-4 July 2020) pitching session, held during the 60th Krakow Film Festival. Each project is in development or an early stage of production and should be completed in 2021-2022.

KRAKOW: The 60th Krakow Film Festival of documentary, short and animated film was held 31 May - 7 June 2020 and ended with a special online gala.

WARSAW: The Polish/Czech/Ukrainian TV series The Pleasure Principle / Zasada Przyjemności received the Platinum REMI Award in the mini-series category during the WorldFest International Film Festival in Houston.

WARSAW: A new virtual studio cinema created for several dozen Polish cinemas to showcase their offer was launched in Poland. The Polish Association of Studio Cinemas is the operator of this new internet service, created by Insys Video Technologies.

WARSAW: The Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced that cinemas and other large venues can reopen starting 6 June 2020.

WARSAW: Studio AGART is adapting to the COVID-19 crisis by offering remote shoots for ad campaigns.

GDYNIA: The Polish Film Institute has announced that due to the prevailing epidemiological situation in the country and government recommendations regarding the organisation of mass events, the 45th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia will not take place in 2020.

WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) has agreed to allocate 6.5m EUR / 30m PLN as part of an assistance package to support filmmakers during the COVID crisis. This is one of the largest amounts of support provided by creative organisations to its members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WARSAW: Poland is loosening its COVID-19 social distancing laws, which will allow the restart of on set film production and outdoor cinemas. The new looser regulations will allow up to 50 people to meet in a gathering.

WARSAW: The 14th edition of ScripTeast, one of the most effective training programmes for screenwriters in Europe, is coming to a close. This year the final session and the award ceremony, usually held during Cannes IFF, will take place online.