Polish premiere boom to launch the New Year

Thirteen Polish premieres are scheduled for release in between Christmas and the end of and February, a sign of brighter times ahead for local cinema.

Buyers interested in TV Puls

Six potential buyers have expressed interest in TV Puls, following the News Corp pull-out one month ago.

Little Moscow, big release

Gdynia festival winner Little Moscow opened November 28 in Poland with 70 prints going into distribution.

Golden Mean moves to post-production

Director Olaf Lubaszenko's Golden Mean has wrapped its Warsaw location shoot after several breaks and additional production days.

Polish award for special edition of the Hartley-Merrill

The Polish Hartely-Merril 2009, organized by the Andrzej Wajda Directing School, Polish Film Institute, HBO, and the Marshall of the Masovia Province, is launching a new award PLN 10,000 to…

Polish film professionals fight for the public media

Polish film and TV professional are banding together to introduce changes in the Polish media sphere with a Citizen Media Bill.

Camerimage announces jury and competition

Poland's acclaimed international festival of the art of cinematography, Camerimage (taking place in the country's film capital Lodz, November 29-December 6) has announced competition film line-up and jury.

Multikino's stock exchange debut postponed

The financial crisis at ITI Group will suspend the stock exchange debut of one of the biggest Polish cinema chains, Multikino.

All star cast of The Mill And The Cross working in Poland

Charlotte Rampling, Michael York and Rutger Hauer came to Katowice to star in a new movie from Lech Majewski, inspired by a famous Pieter Breugel's painting.

EAVE Producers Workshop for the first time in Warsaw

Warsaw is hosting the prestigious international Eave Workshop for international film producers, a week long event on cinema marketing strategies that began November 17.

Obituatry: Stanislaw Rozewicz, TOR film studio founder

Stanislaw Rozewicz, director, founder and artistic director of the TOR Film Studio, and considered a great moral authority among Polish film-makers, died of cancer on November 9, age 84.

Polish presence at the American Film Market

The Polish Film Institute (PISF) is presenting Polish films for the first time at the AFM, running through November 12.

Rupert Murdoch drops TV Puls

After the withdraw of the News Corporation from the stations shareholders group, TV Puls is looking for a new investor.

Polish local film funding spreads to the Westpomeranian Region

Poland's newest film fund has been established at the Westpomeranian Province, a region with a strong need for a cinema industry development.

Polish Tricks in French distribution

Tricks directed by Andrzej Jakimowski had gone into regular cinema release in France, gathering enthusiastic reviews.

Jerzy Hoffman loses copyrights in Ukraine

Polish director Jerzy Hoffman has lost a court case against the Ukrainian government over Hoffman's hit movie With Fire and Sword.

PISF celebrates 100 years of Polish cinema

Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the first Polish feature film, the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl) had prepared a series of events including gallery shows, retrospectives and a DVD collection.

Rome win for Zanussi film

Krzysztof Zanussi's competition film, With a Warm Heart, earned the best actor prize for Bodhan Stupka at the awards ceremony of the Rome International Film Festival on October 31.

Krakow film fest invites entries

The 49 Krakow Film Festival, running May 29-June 4, announced its call for competition films in three categories.

Polish films win top Tokyo prize

Two Polish productions won the Grand Prix and the Special Jury Prize at the 21st Tokyo Film Festival.