GDYNIA: Amateurs, the feature debut from Iwona Siekierzyńska, screens in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, taking place online 8 – 12 December 2020.

WARSAW: Jan Holoubek's drama 25 Years of Innocence / 25 lat niewinności, following the real tragic story of Tomasz Komenda, a man who served 18 years in prison and was found not guilty last year, screens in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, taking place online 8 – 12 December 2020.

GDYNIA: Maciej Barczewski's biopic The Champion / Mistrz, about Tadeusz „Teddy” Pietrzykowski, a boxer who won the title of the champion of the German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, screens in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, taking place online 8 – 12 December 2020.

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute supported eight feature film productions with over 23.6 m PLN / 5.2 m EUR during the third and last session of funding in 2020.

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute supported the production of nine new animated films, four minority coproductions, and six films for young audiences in the third batch of funding for 2020.

WARSAW: Poland’s groundbreaking new VOD levy has raised an additional 3.9 m PLN / 890,000 EUR for Polish film in its first quarter of operation. With cinemas closed across Europe the new Polish levy is being closely watched by struggling film industries in other countries looking for new sources of support.

WARSAW: Canal + Polska has announced the cancellation of its upcoming IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The company states "recent volatility in financial markets" as the reason for this decision.

WARSAW: Cinemas in Poland will be closed on 7 November 2020 due to stricter COVID-19 restrictions in Poland.

GDYNIA: The 45th Polish Feature Film Festival will be held online. Everything indicates that due to the new restrictions related to the pandemic, the internet platform will be the only space for festival events, the organisers of one of the most important film festivals in Poland reported. The festival will be held 8-12 December 2020.

WARSAW: One of the leading Polish Pay TV providers Canal + Polska has announced plans for an IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Canal+ Polska holds a 70% stake in Kino Świat, the leading Polish film distributor, making the company a major player on the Polish film distribution market.