Poland honored at Eurovision TV Summit

By FNE Staff

    Public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (www.tvp.pl) was honored for its series Londoners at the Eurovision TV Summit in Lucerne on April 21.

    The series was selected for the Fiction category in the "Proud to Present" session, which honored the "best, most innovative and inspiring programmes."

    The summit was presented in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union (www.ebu.ch).

    Londoners is produced by BESTA FILM (www.besta.pl) and directed by Greg Zgzlinsky, a Polish/Swiss film director, whose film Tout En Hiver Sans Feu was selected for the Swiss entry for the 2006 Oscars 'Best Foreign Language Film'.

    The series boasts high production values and a cast of Poland's top film stars, and rising UK talent, and centres around the lives of a handful of Polish immigrants living in London.

    Londoners (Series 1) premiered on TVP1 in Poland in October 2008. Series 2 debuted in fall 2009, on TVP1 in Poland.