WARSAW: Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski won the Warsaw Grand Prix, and Estonia’s Zaza Urushadze was honoured with Best Director at the closing ceremony on 19 October 2013.

WARSAW: WIFF hosted the launch of China-Eastern Europe Film Promotion Programme. Munk Studio will produce a Polish-Chinese romantic comedy.

WARSAW: Polish actor and director Jerzy Stuhr has begun production on The Citizen, a drama in which he stars along with his son.

WARSAW: Gods, a drama about the Polish heart transplant pioneer, is in production in Warsaw.

WARSAW: The 29. edition of the festival launched on 11 October 2013 in Warsaw with a screening of an intimate drama from Uberto Pasolini

WARSAW: Polish Oscar candidate Walesa. Man of Hope topped the Polish box office with an outstanding number of 150,000 viewers during its opening weekend (beginning 4 October 2013). The biopic by Andrzej Wajda holds the title of the best domestic premiere of 2013.

WARSAW: Dariusz Glazer starts shooting his debut drama with Mur (Wall) starring Tomasz Schuchardt on 8 October 2013 in Warsaw.

WARSAW: Multikino, one of the biggest Polish cinema chains, has been sold to Vue-Entertainment for 48 m EUR. It is Vue-Entertainment’s first venture in CEE.

WARSAW: In the Name of, a controversial drama directed by Małgorzata Szumowska, has reached 120,000 admissions in the first 10 days of its domestic release.

The ending of 2013 will be very busy for Academy of Documentary Arts. ADA undertakes several training activities and kindly invites to participate in all of them.

The Baikal ADA Green workshop will take place, in Irkutsk (Russia), during The XII-th Baikal International Festival of Popular-Science and Documentary Films "People and Environment" (http://www.baikalkinofest.ru/en/ ).  ADA experts – Dorota Roszkowska and Krystian Matysek - will lead masterclasses focused on development process, fundrising and secrets of shooting of documentary nature films. More information and participant accreditation available at http://docuarts.eu/baikal/

From November 7th to 10th, workshops focused on scriptdoctoring and documentary projects development will be held in Kiev (Ukraine). The aim of that event will be teaching young filmmakers how to develop film idea and construct storytelling. Within next few days the call for projects will be open and further details will be announced at www.docuarts.eu

The second edition of ArtDocFest ADA Pitching will take place in Moscow (Russia), during the ArtDocFest Festival of Documentary Films (http://www.artdocfest.ru/eng ) from November 30 th till December 9th. The Pitching session will consist of three days of projects preparations and one day of public presentations in front of decision makers from leading Russian TV stations. The call for projects is open until October 10th. More information at www.docuarts.eu/artdocfest

ADA launches co-operation with new partners - documentary film festivals in Poznań and Szczecin. Representatives of Academy are invited to lead presentations of ADA’s training initiatives at 22nd Dokument Art Film Festival  (http://dokumentart.pl/en ) in Szczecin (Poland) on October 18th and on November 22nd , during the 17th IDFF Off Cinema (http://www.offcinema.pl/en ) in Poznań (Poland).

All above mentionned ADA’s activities are co-financed by Polish Film Institute and events in Russia also by Polish Cultural Center in Moscow.