WARSAW: The Congress, a major sci-fi Israeli Polish coproduction from Israeli director Ari Folman based on Stanislaw Lem's novel is set to open the Directors’ Fortnight section in Cannes this year.

WARSAW: Wojciech Smarzowski’s drama Traffic Police is the first domestic film of 2013 to reach one million admissions in Poland.

WARSAWA: Olena, a short feature directed by Elżbieta Benkowska, will compete in the main short film competition at the 2013 Cannes film festival.

WARSAW: The Polish drama The Closed Circuit has passed the 250,000 admissions mark since its 5 April 2013 opening, outperforming its Hollywood competition.

WARSAW: Warsaw-based sales agent New Europe Film Sales has acquired worldwide rights to the Latvian coming-of-age drama Mother, I Love You (Mammu, es Tevi mīlu) by Jānis Nords.

WARSAW: Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat signed a preliminary agreement to buy Polskie Media S.A., which broadcasts channels TV4 and TV6, for 99 m PLN (23.6 m EUR).

KATOWICE: Polish filmmaker and visual artist Teresa Czepiec is developing a documentary that explores the life and workings of a major residential block in Katowice.

WARSAW: Public broadcaster TVP has signed an agreement with the regional public German broadcaster MDR that will increase co-operation between the two stations.

WARSAW: CCTV, China’s biggest broadcaster, has acquired rights to air more series produced by Polish public broadcaster TVP following sales announced in recent weeks.

WARSAW: Medics, a medical drama from TVN, has been acquired by Chinese station CCTV.