PRODUCTION: In the Shadow Filming in Prague

WARSAW: Czech director David Ondricek is in production with In The Shadow, a Czech-Polish-Slovak coproduction which began shooting on 5 March 2011 in Prague. Polish cinematographer Adam Sikora is the…

ATM Grupa Plans TV Channel

WARSAW: Independent Polish television and film producer ATM Grupa plans to launch its own channel in 2011 and is currently seeking a location in the first Polish ground television multiplex…

FESTIVALS: Polish-Norwegian Co-production Forum at ERA New Horizons

ERA New Horizons IFF ( will host a meeting of Polish and Norwegian film professionals on 26-28 July 2011 in Wroclav. The forum is a joint initiative of the festival…

PRODUCTION: TVN Crime Series in Production

WARSAW: Warsaw Arrangement (Układ Warszawski ), a crime comedy series about a Warsaw family with members on both sides of the law directed by Katarzyna Adamik and Łukasz Jaworski, is…

HBO Adds HD Channels in Poland

WARSAW: HBO Poland is introduced several new movie channels in HD on 7 March 2011: HBO2 HD, HBO Comedy HD and Cinemax2 HD. All HBO and Cinemax channels also became…

PRODUCTION: TVN Soccer Film in Preproduction

WARSAW: Polish commercial broadcaster TVN is casting the lead in its film production Fusbal, the story of a young provincial football player whose strength of character helps him overcome obstacles…

PRODUCTION: First Polish HBO Series in Postproduction

WARSAW: Without Secrets (Bez Tajemniec), the Polish production of HBO's hit series about psychotherapy In Treatment, wrapped shooting on 8 March 2011 and is in postproduction. The series filmed 25…

Wajda To Receive Top Polish Honour

WARSAW: Polish director Andrzej Wajda, who turned 85 on 6 March 2011, will receive the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest state honour, at a ceremony on 21 March…

Poland Amends Media Bill

WARSAW: The Polish Government has passed an amendment to the media bill which brings it up to European Union requirements.

Essential Killing, Venice Dominate Polish Film Awards

Essential Killing directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and Venice by Jan Jakub Kolski each won four awards at the 13th Polish Film Awards:The Eagles during the celebratory gala in Warsaw on…

Szyc Poised for Lead in Wajda Film

Polish media have reported that young Polish star Borys Szyc has been tapped to play the lead role in of Lech Walesa in Andrzej Wajda's biographical film about the head…

Tribeca Film picks up Essential Killing

Tribeca Film (, the distribution branch of the Tribeca Film Festival, will distribute the Polish co-production Essential Killing in cinemas as well as other multimedia platforms. The company announced it…

Polish Eagles Announce Lifetime Award

Polish film director/screenwriter/producer Tadeusz Chmielewski will recieve the Polish Film Academy Award for Lifetime Achievements at the annual gala ceremony of the Polish Eagles ( on 7 March 2011 in…

The Christening Wins Mons Love Film Festival

The Christening by Polish director Marcin Wrona won the Grand Prize of the 27th Mons Love Film Festival. The screenwriters for this title Grzegorz Jankowski, Grażyna Trela and Dariusz Glazer…

Slovak Public Broadcaster Faces Deficit

Slovak Radio and Television RTVS, the newly combined public broadcaster, expects debts in excess of €57 million in 2011. The deficit compares to a loss of €24.4 million in 2010.

Kino Polska Launches Music Channel

Kino Polska has announced the upcoming launch of Kino Polska Muzyka, a channel devoted to Polish music. Musical films, documentaries, and animation are among the programmes that the new station…

PRODUCTION: Hip Hop Drama You Are God Begins Filming

Polish director Leszek Dawid had started shooting You Are God (Jesteś Bogiem), a drama about legendary Polish rapers, on 22 February 2011. The film is based on a true story…

New Polish Distributor Picks up Internet Indie Film

Spectator, a new distribution company which bowed on the Polish market in December 2010, will use Everything (Wszystko), an independent short film by Artur Wyrzykowski, to introduce a new distribution…

PRODUCTION: Lubaszenko Filming Blow Follow-up

Polish actor/director/producer Olaf Lubaszenko is near the completion of filming A Moment of Carelessness, or A Second Blow (Chwila nieuwagi, czyli drugi sztos), the sequel to his 1997 directing debut…

Weekend Sets New Record in Poland

WARSAW: Weekend has set anew opening week-end record with 275,000 admissions. Weekend is distributed by Poland's ITI Cinema (,.