ScripTeast Award Goes to Maciej Sobieszczański and Grzegorz Puda for Brother

WARSAW: The XIV Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award for the Best Script from Eastern Europe went to the multiple-award-winning Polish screenwriter and director Maciej Sobieszczański and co-writer Grzegorz Puda for the…

Gdynia Film Festival Postponed Until Next Year

GDYNIA: The Polish Film Institute has announced that due to the prevailing epidemiological situation in the country and government recommendations regarding the organisation of mass events, the 45th Polish Film…

Join ScripTeast for their Gala Awards Ceremony Online Live

The 14th edition of ScripTeast invites you to join them for their gala awards ceremony which takes place 20 May at 20:00 CET and for the first time it is…

Polish Filmmakers Association Gives 6.5 m EUR / 30 m PLN for COVID-19 Assistance

WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) has agreed to allocate 6.5m EUR / 30m PLN as part of an assistance package to support filmmakers during the COVID crisis. This is…

HBO Europe Commissions Polish Lockdown Films

WARSAW: HBO Europe has commissioned 14 short films from 16 filmmakers in Poland to be shot during the COVID-19 lockdown under the project titled At Home / W domu.

Poland Allows Restart of Filming and Outdoor Cinemas

WARSAW: Poland is loosening its COVID-19 social distancing laws, which will allow the restart of on set film production and outdoor cinemas. The new looser regulations will allow up to…

ScripTeast Finale Moves from Cannes to Online

WARSAW: The 14th edition of ScripTeast, one of the most effective training programmes for screenwriters in Europe, is coming to a close. This year the final session and the award…

OBITUARY: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

WARSAW: Włodzimierz Niderhaus, one of the most important and respected Polish film producers and the longtime director of the Documentary and Feature Film Studios (WFDiF) died at the age of…

Drive-in Cinemas Make a Comeback in Poland

WARSAW: Cinemas in Poland remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is not likely that they will open soon. Several Polish companies are opening drive-in cinemas both locally…

Jacek Bromski Calls for Permanent Levy on VOD Providers in Poland

WARSAW: Jacek Bromski has issued an open letter to the Polish Government, calling for a permanent change in the way streaming platforms and VOD service providers operate on the Polish…

Netflix Gives 551,000 EUR to Support Polish Audiovisual Workers

WARSAW: The Polish Producers Alliance (KIPA) and Netflix are creating a fund to assist the employees of the Polish film and television industry who are most affected by the suspension…

FESTIVALS: Tomasz Kolankiewicz to Head Gdynia Film Festival

GDYNIA: Tomasz Kolankiewicz has been selected to be the new artistic director of the Gdynia Polish Feature Film Festival.

First E-Kino in Poland

WARSAW: Poland’s Kino Pod Baranami has announced that it launched the first e-kino in Poland on 12 April 2020.

Polish Government Proposes Levy on Streaming Giants To Support Local Film Industry

WARSAW: The Polish government has proposed a levy on streaming giants as a part of its anti-crisis shield that was submitted to the Parliament this week for approval.

Anna Nagler To Head CEE Productions for Netflix

WARSAW: Anna Nagler has been appointed to oversee the development and production of Netflix productions in the CEE region (Central and Eastern Europe). She previously worked at Watchout Studio and…

PRODUCTION: Patryk Vega Continues Shooting Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

WARSAW: Patryk Vega has downplayed the government's recommendations during the coronavirus pandemic and continued shooting his still-untitled film about a teenage prostitution ring scandal that shook Poland.

PRODUCTION: Wojciech Smarzowski Works on New Drama

WARSAW: Wojciech Smarzowski is developing a drama under the working title W2. The development process has not been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shooting is planned for 2020…

Polish Film Institute Issues First Batch of Support for Filmmakers

WARSAW: Polish Film Institute's director Radosław Śmigulski awarded 187 grants to filmmakers seeking financial support. The Polish Film Institute received a total of 281 applications for financial help within ten…

GRANTS: Polish Film Institute Supports 10 Feature Films

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute supported 10 new feature projects with over 25.2 m PLN / 5.5 m EUR. The grants were awarded in the first session of funding in…

Kids Kino Industry 2020 Calls for Projects

WARSAW: The 4th edition of Kids Kino Industry, formerly known as Warsaw Kids Film Forum, is accepting projects through 5 June 2020.