PRODUCTION: Warsaw uprising drama Dance of Death in production

Dance of Death. Scenes from the Warsaw Uprising from Polish director Leszek Wosiewicz, devoted to one of the most defining moments in Polish history, has finished the first phase of…

PISF introduces new financing system

The Polish Film Institute is restructuring its operations to decrease the number of programmes for financing national film production.

David Lynch to open film studio in Łódź

David Lynch confirmed his intention to create a film studio in Łódź at this year's Caimerimage Festival, with full details being presented the week ending December 11.

FESTIVALS: Plus Camerimage awards Lebanon cinematographer

Giora Bejach won the Golden Frog for Lebanon at the 2009 Plus Camerimage (, the festival recognizing cinematographers, and Marian Prokop took the Polish competition prize for Snow White Russian…

EFA honors Wajda

The European Film Academy (EFA, will bestow its 2009 EFA FIPRESCI Critics award on Polish director Andrzej Wajda for his film Sweet Rush (Tatarak).

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Interview with Agnieszka Odorowicz

FNE spoke with Agneiszka Odorowicz, General Director of the Polish Film Institute, about the current state of the Polish film industry.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Film production in Poland

Despite the economic crisis, 2009 was a strong year for Polish film production with 48 features completed.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Coproductions in Poland

Despite a lack of tax rebates, Poland is becoming more open to co-productions, usually with one or two partner countries.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Domestic film production in Poland

Despite the economic crisis, 2009 was a strong year for Polish film production. with 48 features completed.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Country Focus Poland 2009

Poland with the sixth largest population in the Europe and the seventh largest GDP has taken its place as one of the most important members of the European Union since…

Poland legalizes film-TV product placement

By the end of 2009 an amendment will be added to the existing Polish media bill legalizing product placement advertising in films and TV programmes.

TVN to issue bonds

Polish commercial TV station TVN will issue 588 million euros in bonds, according to a November 5 statement.

PRODUCTION: Poland's Pawlikowski comes home to shoot

UK based Polish filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski is returning to Poland to shoot Sister of Mercy in his native language.

Production: Animated Project Chopin in production

A Polish/British Oscar-winning animation team have started work on Project Chopin, the biggest European animation film of the year.


The opening of Janosik. A True Story in Central Europe came after more than six years in production limbo before being resuscitated by Polish funding.

Production: Pigs with Wings films in Poland

Director Anna Kazejak explores the world of Polish soccer fans, where the morals and loyalty have a shape of their own, in Pigs with Wings, currently in production.

Emmy nomination for Seven Gates of Jerusalem

State broadcaster Polish Television (TVP, has received an Emmy nomination for the televised music special Seven Gates of Jerusalem by Jaroslaw Minkowicz and Tomasz Baginski.

TVP elects new board

Bogusław Szwedo has been elected TVP board chairman, replacing controversial interim chairman Piotr Farfał.

Polish National Broadcasting Council wins battle to stay in place

Polish President Lech Kaczyński had accepted the National Broadcasting Council's annual report for 2008, preventing the termination of its current term of office.

Revised Polish media bill in the works

In response to the President's veto of the recent Polish media bill, a committee of renowned Polish film professionals was formed to draft a new plan for media reform in…