Polish Filmmakers Demand Fair Internet Royalties in Front of Parliament

WARSAW: On 11 June 2024 the Polish film community gathered in front of the Sejm, rallying under the slogan Enough waiting for internet royalties! This protest coincided with the first…
13-06-2024

Why Artistic Freedom Matters: Bringing Order into Chaos

Article by director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, who sits on the board of FERA, and Danish director Ida Grøn, deputy head of The Association of Danish Film Directors. A hungry person cannot…
11-06-2024

FNE Podcast: Director Eliza Plocieniak-Alvarez

FNE together with German Films is launching the Year of German Central European Films 2024 with a special focus on German films in Central and Eastern European countries plus Cyprus…
06-06-2024

FNE Board Member Dariusz Jabłoński Elected President of European Producers Club

PARIS: Polish producer and member of the executive council of FNE Association Dariusz Jabłoński has been elected president of the European Producers Club (EPC).
21-05-2024

FESTIVALS: Awards for Apple Film Production at Mastercard OFF CAMERA Film Festival 2024

CRACOW: Polish production house Apple Film Production scooped several awards at the 17th edition of the Mastercard OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema, held in Cracow 26 April –…
07-05-2024

PRODUCTION: Agnieszka Holland Shoots Coproduction about Kafka

PRAGUE: The Czech/Polish/German/French film Franz directed by Agnieszka Holland is currently filming in Prague, including the area of the Old Town near Franz Kafka’s birthplace. The production in Prague started…
16-04-2024

FNE at Cannes 2024: Polish Coproduction The Girl with the Needle Selected for Cannes’s Competition

WARSAW: The Girl with the Needle, which was shot mostly in Poland by Swedish director Magnus von Horn, will compete for the Palm d’Or in the 77th Cannes Film Festival’s…
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Young Horizons Industry and Animond Establish Partnership - Submit Your Project till 19 April 2024!

WARSAW: The 8th international coproduction forum for films and series for young audiences Young Horizons Industry has announced a new partnership with Animond, the first European private investment fund for…
14-04-2024

Radosław Śmigulski Dismissed as Director of Polish Film Institute

WARSAW: Radosław Śmigulski has been dismissed from his position of the director of the Polish Film Institute (PISF), as Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, announced on…
11-04-2024

Young Horizons Industry 2024 Launches Call for Projects

WARSAW: The 8th international coproduction forum for films and series for young audiences Young Horizons Industry is inviting producers to submit long films and series projects for young audiences till…
07-04-2024

FNE Podcast: Karolina Śmigiel and Katarzyna Ślesicka: Film Programmers, Let’s Doc

WARSAW: FNE spoke to Karolina Śmigiel and Katarzyna Ślesicka, film programmers of Let's Doc, about the general goals and activities of the festival and about the involvement of the young…
27-03-2024

Jerzy Antczak and Jacek Bromski Awarded in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES: The Helena Modrzejewska Culture Club in Los Angeles awarded Golden Awards for lifetime achievement and activity in the field of film to two outstanding directors, producers, screenwriters -…
13-03-2024

Polish Minister Commits to Internet Royalties for Filmmakers

WARSAW: Poland's Minister of Culture Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz has pledged statutory royalties from the Internet for film creators following a meeting with a delegation of filmmakers, including representatives from the Young…
07-03-2024

Agnieszka Holland's The Green Border Wins 26th Polish Eagles

WARSAW: Agnieszka Holland's The Green Border / Zielona granica won Best Film at the 26th Polish Film Academy’s Polish Film Awards. Most of the statuettes, as many as six (Director,…
06-03-2024

Young Horizons Industry Launches Call for Projects

WARSAW: Projects in various stages of development and production are invited to apply for the 8th Young Horizons Industry, the international co-production forum for films and series for young audiences,…
03-03-2024

Jacek Bromski Steps Down as President of the Polish Filmmakers Association after 28 Years

WARSAW: One of Poland's top filmmakers Jacek Bromski has unexpectedly resigned before the end of the current term from the position of president of the Polish Filmmakers Association, which he…
26-02-2024

Polish Filmmakers Disappointed as Proposed Copyright Amendment Excludes Internet Royalties

WARSAW: Poland's audiovisual creators, represented by the Polish Union of Audiovisual Authors and Producers (ZAPA), expressed in an official statement their disappointment over the recent draft amendment to the country's…
23-02-2024

Filmmakers Protest Polish Film Institute Leadership

WARSAW: Over 5000 Polish filmmakers have launched a protest against the head of the Polish Film Institute, Radosław Śmigulski. The filmmakers, including directors, screenwriters and actors, have penned a letter…
16-02-2024

FNE Q&A with Joanna Szymanska: Deputy Chair of EFA and Cofounder of Film Production Company Shipsboy

WARSAW: After the recent Polish elections, Polish filmmakers are hoping to see Polish film open up once again to greater participation in international and pan-European organisations. FNE speaks to Joanna…
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Polish Filmmakers Association Takes Legal Action Against Government Over Missed EU Directive on Internet Royalties

WARSAW: In a significant move, the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) has reported a suspected crime related to Mateusz Morawiecki's government's failure to adopt the EU directive on internet royalties. This…
02-02-2024