WARSAW: On 11 June 2024 the Polish film community gathered in front of the Sejm, rallying under the slogan Enough waiting for internet royalties! This protest coincided with the first reading of an amendment to the copyright law aimed at introducing internet royalties for Polish filmmakers.

WARSAW: Radosław Śmigulski has been dismissed from his position of the director of the Polish Film Institute (PISF), as Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, announced on 11 April 2024. Kamila Dorbach has been appointed as acting director of PISF.

WARSAW:  Poland's Minister of Culture Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz has pledged statutory royalties from the Internet for film creators following a meeting with a delegation of filmmakers, including representatives from the Young Circle of the Polish Filmmakers Association (ZAPA).

WARSAW: Agnieszka Holland's The Green Border / Zielona granica won Best Film at the 26th Polish Film Academy’s Polish Film Awards. Most of the statuettes, as many as six (Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actress, Sound, Makeup, Costume Design), went to Scarborn / Kos by Paweł Maślona. The gala was held on 4 March 2024 at the Polish Theatre in Warsaw.

WARSAW: One of Poland's top filmmakers Jacek Bromski has unexpectedly resigned before the end of the current term from the position of president of the Polish Filmmakers Association, which he held since 1996.

WARSAW: Over 5000 Polish filmmakers have launched a protest against the head of the Polish Film Institute, Radosław Śmigulski. The filmmakers, including directors, screenwriters and actors, have penned a letter to the Minister of Culture Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz, outlining nine serious allegations of actions committed by Śmigulski since his appointment in 2017.

WARSAW: Netflix's recent offer of additional compensation to Polish creators is facing criticism from the Association of Polish Filmmakers (SFP). The Association is concerned about the terms outlined and it sees potential disadvantages for creators.

WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association has sued the State Treasury over the reprographic fee, claiming inadequate compensation for filmmakers and producers.

WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association and the Polsat Plus Group are working under a new general agreement regarding the use of audiovisual works from the SFP repertoire in the scope of broadcasting, rebroadcasting and making audiovisual works available on the Internet.

WARSAW: The pitching session hosted at the 7th edition of the Young Horizons Industry saw the presentation of 33 captivating international film projects. Notably, 14 of these projects emerged from Central Eastern European countries like Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

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