International jury in the including Bożena Intrator (USA), Dr Małgorzata Przedpełska-Bieniek, Liliana Komorowska (Canada), Krzysztof Magowski, Janusz Dymek, Piotr Latałło (USA), Romuald Mieczkowski (Lithuania) chose from 42 films from around the world that qualified for The 7 EMIGRA 2019 and assigned Festival Awards 7 prizes and 6 distinctions. The Jury underlined that after 7 years, EMIGRA had achieved its goal and changed the generation of the creators involved in the competition. This year they were mostly young Poles from abroad who were not yet 30 years old, and their films are searching for their identity, which is inherently associated with discovering their Polish roots.
WARSAW: Discovery and Cyfrowy Polsat have signed a joint venture agreement to create a joint VoD platform that will offer productions of TVN Group, Telewizja Polsat and external entities. The current Player.pl and Ipla.tv held by the companies' platforms will continue to operate.
WARSAW: The 7th EMiGRA Film Festival takes place from 24 to 27 October in Warsaw, organised by the Mazovia Culture Institute. The festival's Artistic Director Agata Lewandowski and Programme Curator Elżbieta Szymańska talked to FNE exclusively about the idea behind this year's edition of this interdisciplinary event combining several art forms depicting Poles living and making films abroad.
WARSAW: A French/Ukrainian documentary about women soldiers, directed by Masha Kondakova, was shown at a special works-in-progress showcase hosted during CentEast Warsaw Market at the 35th Warsaw International Film Festival.
WARSAW: Piotr Chrzan’s new dark comedy Masters of the Planet was presented at a special works-in-progress showcase hosted during the CentEast Warsaw Market at the 35th Warsaw International Film Festival, which concluded on 20 October 2019.
WARSAW: The Grand Prix of the 35th Warsaw Film Festival went to Georgia's Oscar submission Shindisi directed by Dito Tsintsadze at the closing ceremony on 20 October 2019.
ŁÓDŹ: Łukasz Długołęcki from NUR has been selected to participate in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme for documentary film producers, which kicks off at the 23rd edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF, taking place 24-29 October 2019. FNE spoke with Łukasz Długołęcki about the issues facing documentary film producers.
WARSAW: Polish drama Corpus Christi directed by Jan Komasa opened in the number 2 spot at the Polish box office with 170,000 admissions over the 10 – 13 October 2019 weekend. The film has also been sold to 35 territories internationally so far through sales rep New Europe Film Sales.
WARSAW: Janusz Kondratiuk, Polish director, creator of memorable comedies and younger brother of director Andrzej, to whose memory he devoted his last, famous film Like a Dog with a Cat, died on 7 October 2019 in Łoś near Warsaw. He was 76 years old.
WARSAW: The 6th Kids Kino International Film Festival was visited by over 28,000 viewers during the nine festival days in 23 cinemas across Poland.
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