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, www.tvp.pl) 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…

Poland reacts to Polanski arrest

The Polish government and Polish filmmakers have reacted with outrage over the arrest of director Roman Polanski during the week-end.

National Geographic expands in Poland

National Geographic is expanding in Poland with its announced launch of Nat Geo Wild HD on the N platform.

Polish TV Board dismissed

The board of public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (www.tvp.pl) has been dismissed.

Janosik opens strong in Slovakia

The opening weekend of Janosik. The True Story in Slovakia drew more than 31,000 viewers -- a huge success in Slovak distribution.

Janosik sees strong opening in Poland

Janosik. A True Story, the year's biggest CEE production, opened in Poland September 4, attracting over 35,000 viewers on opening weekend.

Production: Shooting wraps for Polish-Israeli co-production

Shooting has been completed on My Australia, the first Polish film devoted to the topic of Polish Jews emigrating to Israel in the 1960's.

European grand premiere of the Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler in Gdańsk

On Monday, a gala premiere of The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler took place in Gdańsk as part of the "Solidairty of Arts" festival.