FESTIVALS: Krakow Film Festival Goes Online

KRAKOW: The organisers of the 60th Krakow Film Festival announced on 31 March, that the event will take place on the originally planned date of 31 May to 7 June…

FESTIVALS: New Horizons Extends Festival Pass Discount

WARSAW: The 20th edition of the New Horizons IFF has extended the deadline for its discounted festival passes in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Polish Producers Opt for VOD Premieres Due to Pandemic

WARSAW: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Polish film distributors and producers to move their cinema premieres to online streaming platforms.

OBITUARY: Krzysztof Penderecki

WARSAW: Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the greatest contemporary Polish composers and conductors, died on 29 March 2020. He was the composer of many film scores, including Andrzej Wajda's Oscar-nominated film…

Poland's ATM Group Cancels Production of Series and Programmes

WARSAW: ATM Grupa, which produces a large number of Polish TV series and programmes, has announced that due to the Coronavirus pandemic it has suspended all shootings until further notice.…

Poland and India Sign Cooperation Agreement

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute and the Producers Guild of India have signed a cooperation agreement that includes coproductions.

CEDOC MARKET Calls for Applications

KRAKOW: Submissions for CEDOC MARKET (Central European Documentary Market), formerly known as DOC LAB POLAND Co-Production Market, are open until 31 March 2020. The market will be held in Krakow…

Polish Cinema Chains Appeal to Government for Support

WARSAW: Cinema operators, including national chains Multikino, Helios and Cinema City, call in an open letter to the Polish Minister of Development for support in connection with the closure of…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema Of The Month: Kino Kameralne Café, Gdańsk

This month we speak with Piotr Gładkowski, the owner of Kino Kameralne Café (Café Chamber Cinema) in Gdańsk, Poland, a small art house cinema opened at the beginning of 2019.…

FNE Market Analysis 2019: POLAND

WARSAW: Polish cinema noted a very good year 2019 with record-breaking box office results, international success for feature films and an Academy Award nomination for Corpus Christi by Jan Komasa…

Cinemas In Poland Closed Due To Coronavirus

WARSAW: Polish government has decided to suspend the functioning of cinemas from 12 till 25 March 2020. To date, 47 cases of COVID-19 infection have been confirmed across the country.

Polish Film Festival Restores Position of Artistic Director

GDYNIA: The position of Artistic Director of the Gdynia PFF has been restored after a controversy over the organisation of the event at the end of last year’s edition. The…

Corpus Christi Sold to Arab Countries

WARSAW: Jan Komasa’s Corpus Christi was sold by New Europe Film Sales to MAD Solutions for Arab countries distribution. The film has already been sold to more than 50 territories…

Corpus Christi Dominates Polish Eagles 2020

WARSAW: Jan Komasa’s Academy Award nominated drama Corpus Christi won 10 prizes at the Polish Film Awards - The Eagles, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Script.

PRODUCTION: Letitia Wright to Star in Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s English-language Debut

WARSAW: Agnieszka Smoczyńska is working on her English-language debut. Set in Great Britain in the 1980s, the film The Silent Twins is inspired by the story of twins who communicated…

Maja Komorowska to Receive Polish Eagle Lifetime Achievement Award

WARSAW: The Polish Film Academy has announced that this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be the legendary Polish actress Maja Komorowska. The Polish Eagles 2020 gala will…

PRODUCTION: Aleksandra Trepińska Begins Production on Other People

WARSAW: Other People, a Warner Bros.- Madants coporoduction, will be the debut for director Aleksandra Trepińska. The film is based on a bestselling novel and is made with the support…

Poland, Latvia and Czech Republic Compete for Cartoon Movie's Producer of the Year

BORDEAUX: Three CEE production companies are competing for Cartoon Movie’s European Producer of the Year.

Films Boutique Presents Agnieszka Holland’s Charlatan in Berlin

BERLIN: Agnieszka Holland’s Charlatan will have its world premiere and receive four screenings at the Berlinale, on 27, 28 and 29 February 2020.

Polish Cash Rebate Scheme Supports 30 Projects With 13.2 m EUR

WARSAW: In the first year of operation of the production support cash rebate system, the Polish Film Institute awarded over 13.2 m EUR / 57 m PLN to support 30…