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GDYNIA: Polish director Jan Komasa’s costume drama Corpus Christi will screen in the main competition of the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, running from 16 to 21 September 2019, after its international premiere at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Europa Cinemas Label and the Edipo Re Inclusive Awards in the Venice Days independent section.

WARSAW: Nominations for the 12th edition of the Polish Film Institute (PISF) awards were announced on 3 September 2019. The gala will take place during the 44th Gdynia Film Festival.

WARSAW: Maciej Bochniak is currently shooting Magnesia. The feature film produced by Aurum Film will be a mix of a detective story, comedy and western. The music will be composed by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, who won an Academy Award for Marc Foster’s Finding Neverland (2004).

WARSAW: Patryk Vega is in postproduction with his new film Politics, the first of a four-part series of films about Polish political life. Politics was shot under radar in April 2019.

WARSAW: Polish Film Institute has granted 5.3 m EUR / 23.5 m PLN to ten feature film productions. The list includes new projects directed by Andrzej Jakimowski, Władysław Pasikowski and Agnieszka Smoczyńska.

WARSAW: The accomplished Polish film producer Piotr Woźniak-Starak, co-owner of Watchout Studio, died tragically on 18 August 2019 in a boating accident. He was 39 years old.

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute has signed contracts with producers of seven projects since the introduction of the 30% cash rebate scheme for audiovisual production in Poland this year.

WROCŁAW: The 8th edition of Polish Days (25 July - 4 August 2019) within the New Horizons International Film Festival showcased ten new Polish projects presented at a special pitching session, including new titles by Łukasz Grzegorzek, Jagoda Szelc and Piotr Stasik.

WROCŁAW: The British drama Bait directed by Mark Jenkin won both the International Competition Grand Prize and the Audience Award at the 19th New Horizons International Film Festival. The festival wrapped on 4 August 2019 in Wroclaw.

WROCŁAW: Eight Polish projects currently in production and postproduction were showcased during the last day of Polish Days, an industry event held at the New Horizons IFF. The list includes international minority coproductions with Polish creative engagement.