TVP increases ad rates

Polish public broadcaster TVP raised the prices of commercial time, in a search for additional profits as part of the station's new development plan.

Wajda at Berlin with Sweet Rush

Poland's acclaimed director Andrzej Wajda is in Berlin for the world premiere of Sweet Rush, screening in competition at the Berlinale.

Polish TV ad revenues strong in 2009

Ad revenues for Polish broadcasters held strong in January, but TVN's digital TV channel 'n' posted losses for 2008 due primarily to fluctuating currency exchage rates.

MPT launches Poznań Media Expo

The Poznań International Fair (MPT) will host one of the biggest television events in Poland, the Poznań Media Expo, February 19-21, 2009.

Polish-German coproduction meeting in Warsaw

Central and East European based filmmakers will have a chance to pitch their ideas to Polish and German producers during a special Warsaw meeting in May 2009.

Gdynia winning debut opens in cinemas

Splinters, the directing debut awarded drama from Maciej Pieprzyca, opens in Poland on Febraury 13.

Agreement on digital terrestrial television in Poland

The National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has reached an agreement with the Polish Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), assuring that DTT will be broadly available in Poland this year.

Record year for Polish cinema

The Polish Film Institute's (PFI) support for Polish cinema development made 2008 a record year in box office and one of the best for Polish production.

Ratings Increase for Kino Polska TV

Kino Polska TV announced record ratings in the first week of 2009.

Wiley to head MTV Poland

MTV Networks Poland announced the appointment of Izabella Wiley as general manager and senior vice president.

Antichrist gets Polish funding

In its first session of the year, the Polish Film Institute (PFI) decided to fund the anticipated new horror film from Lars von Trier.

Controversial Polish documentary hits cinemas

War Games, the long awaited documentary from director Dariusz Jabłoński about Colonel Ryszard Kukliński, one of the most controversial figures in Polish contemporary history, opens in Polish cinemas on January…

PFI funds more international co-productions

The first session of the Polish Film Institute in 2009 resulted in additional funding for four international co-productions involving producers from Poland.

Lodz City Office boosts local film industry

The City of Lodz Office is offering 1 million PLN for filmmakers, provided they will spend it in the city.

Ladies conquers the Polish box office 2008

2008 has been especially successful for the national productions: for the first time in two years a local title is on top of the box office charts.

Poland's Directing Discovery: Malgorzata Szumowska

Malgorzata Szumowska, director of 33 Scenes from Life turns out to be the directing discovery of 2008 in Poland.

Actor in the spotlight: Maciej Stuhr moves out of comedy

A moving performance in 33 Scenes From Life brought Maciej Stuhr the Leszek Cybulski Prize, the ultimate recognition in Poland of his versatility as an actor.

Polish composer lands at City Island

Jan A.P Kaczmarek, the Oscar winner who wrote the music for Finding Neverland, will be composing the score for City Island, a new movie starring Andy Garcia.

A Dream That Left enters pre-production

A Dream That Left, directed by Jacek Piotr Blawut, has moved into pre-production, after preparation that began in February, 2008.

Refugee drama in pre-production

Two Fires, directed by Agnieszka Lukasiak, is preparing to go into production in February.