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Competitions & Panorama

In the Main Competition 23 movies compete for the most important film award in Poland - the Golden Lions. It will be presented to director and producer of the best movie. The Silver Lions and the Special Jury Award prizes, as well as individual prizes for the best directing, screenplay,…

34th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia

Last year Gdynia was visited by over 45 thousand people. Over 2000 guests were invited and 1212 accreditations were given, including 231 journalists, 366 observers, 234 Polish guests, 185 cinematographers, 36 VIPs, 88 foreign guests, 58 representatives of co-organisers and 14 members of the Jury. We also invited many artists…

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition Spotlight: Magic Tree

Magic Tree is a family film by Andrzej Maleszka, loosely based on a TV series made by the director between 2003 and 2006.

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition Spotlight: Snow White And Russian Red

Snow White And Russian Red, the second feature film from director Xawery Żuławski, is a screen adaptation of the best-selling novel by the young Polish author, Dorota Masłowska.

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition Spotlight: Zero

Zero is the feature film debut of Paweł Borkowski, a creative director in an advertising agency, known in Poland for his satirical drawings in the TV supplement of "Gazeta Wyborcza."

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition Spotlight: Piggies

Director Robert Gliński's dark tale of youth, Piggies, is based on a true story.

13th International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava 2009

For the thirteenth time Jihlava IDFF brings to Vysočina region the most important points of the present and the past of documentary cinema. The festival competitions embody the decissive part of the Festival. Czech joy offers a journey through the Czech documentary landscape. Opus Bonum presents the most interesting documentaries…

Festivals: First Polish online documentary festival

Users of iplex.pl, the first Polish online cinema, will be able to watch over 60 documentaries free during the online festival DocBoat, launching September 4.

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition Spotlight: Happy Aphonia

In his new film, Happy Aphonia Jan Jakub Kolski looks at the art of wrestling and goes back to begginings of cinema.

Festivals: Hungarian films conquer Montreal

Four Hungarian feature films and three shorts are screening at the Montreal Film Festival.

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition Spotlight: All That I Love

Jacek Borcuch tackles one of the most important moments in Polish history with a moving coming of age story in his new drama All That I Love.

Spotlight on Gdynia Polish Film Festival: Case Unknown

One of the most awaited titles this year in the Gdynia Polish Film Festival competition is Case Unknown, a new movie from the renowned Polish director Feliks Falk.

DOCBOAT - Warsaw Nonfiction e-fest

On July 24 the submissions for the first edition of the Internet documentary festival DOCBOAT/WARSAW NONFICTION E-FEST were closed. The festival starts in September (www.iplex.pl). We received a lot of movies from around the world. They are very enjoyable to watch, but we must also prepare ourselves for the difficult…

Festivals: Miskolc announces line-up

The Miskolc International Festival of Young Filmmakers (CineFest) (www.cinefest.hu) has announced its festival program.

Festival: Krisztina Esztergályos wins Silver Leopard in Locarno

The Variations, a 28 minute diploma short from director Krisztina Esztergályos has won the Silver Leopard in Locarno.

Romanian IFF announces new plans

The former Bucharest International Film Festival has changed its name to the Romania International Film Festival and will be held September 27-October 4 in Arad.

Festivals: Gdynia announces line-up

The Polish Film Festival in Gdynia announced that Janosik by Agnieszska Holland and Kasia Adamik will be among the 22 films in competition, while Jasek Bromski offered to place his latest comedy, God's Little Village, in the panorama section.

ERA signs agreement with Cottbus

ERA New Horizons and the Cottbus film festival have established an ongoing collaboration in preparation for a Polish focus at the 2009 Cottbus festival.

FESTIVALS: Two Rivers Festival Brings Films to Cinema Hungary Audiences

The third edition of the Two Rivers Festival in the picturesque Polish village of Kazimierz brought a first class selection of Polish and international films to audiences who obviously have a thirst for cinema.

FESTIVALS: Hunger wins ERA's top prize

Hunger, the multiple-award-winning film debut of the famous visual artist Steve McQueen, has won the Grand Prix with an award of €20,000 of the ERA New Horizons International Competition.