PRODUCTION: Polish Tragedy Straight from the Sky in Production

Polish independent filmmaker Piotr Matwiejczyk is working on Straight from the Sky (Prosto z nieba), a drama based on the events of 10 April 2010, when a Polish plane carrying…

Gutek Film Competes for Cartoon Movie Award

Poland's Gutek Film is competing for Cartoon Movie's best distributor award which will be presented at the conclusion of the 13th annual event, 2-4 March 2011 in Lyon, France.

Poland Blocks Media Merger

The Polish government has forbidden the merger of EM&F Group, a Polish chain of press and media stores, with, the most popular Polish seller of audiovisual, music and press…

Polish Advertising Income Rises in 2010

The Polish advertising market registered an unexpected growth of 4.5% in 2010, with over 7.3 billion PLN spent on ads. Internet and cinema advertising had the best results.

FNE at Berlinale 2011: Prix Winners.

BERLIN: It was a Berlinale triumph for Polish and Hungarian talent with Hungarian auteur Bela Tarr winning the Grand Jury Prix for his The Turin Horse while the prize for…
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German Distributor Picks Up Polish Classics

Polish public broadcaster TVP ( has signed an agreement with German Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg ( to sell the DVD right to some of its most popular productions from the 1970's and…

FESTIVALS: Polish Filmmakers Awarded in Berlin

The Polish Film Institute (PFI, and Polish film community are celebrating the awards presented to filmmakers Dorota Kędzierzawska and Wojciech Staroń on 20 February 2011 at the 61st Berlin…

FESTIVALS: Gdynia Names New Festival Director

WARSAW: Michał Chaciński has been selected as Artistic Director of the Polish Film Festival (PFF, which takes place in the northern port city of Gdynia 6-11 June 2011. Chaciński's…

PRODUCTION: Blind Watching Begins Filming in May

Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski will begin shooting for his new film Blind Watching in Lisbon in May 2011. Jakimowski made the announcement at the Berlin Film Festival. The cast includes…

Sony Picks up In Darkness

Agnieszka Holland's newest film In Darkness has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for U.S. distribution. The moving WWII drama is a co-production between Poland's Studio Filmowe ZEBRA (, Canada's…

PRODUCTION: Polish Comics in Film Version of Swing

GDAŃSK: Abelard Giza has begun shooting Swing, a comedy based on a hit Polish theater play, with a talented cast including Polish cabaret and stand-up comedy actors.

FESTIVALS: Krakow Sees Record Number of Submissions

The Krakow Film Festival ( has received a record 2,700 submissions for its 51st edition, taking place 23-29 May 2011. Only 250 films will be selected for screening. France and…

TVP Presents Three Films in Berlin

Polish public broadcaster Polish Television (TVP, will presents three films at the European Film Market in Berlin. Venice screens 11.02 at 12:30 in Arsenal 2. Made in Poland screens…

PFI Sets Strong Berlinale Line-up

The Polish Film Institiute ( will see its largest presence at the Berlinale, with five films screening at the festival. The 2011 representation is a big improvement in comparison to…

Polish Eagles 2011 Nominations Announced

WARSAW: Essential Killing, Johanna, Little Rose, and All That I Love led the nominations for the Polish Eagles. announced by the Polish Film Academy on 7 February 2011.

Polsat Buys Italian Format Series

WARSAW: Private broadcaster Polsat has commisioned a new series, Life Line (Linia Życia), based on a popular Italian format. The series will be aired daily as Polsat's main evening series.

TVN Leads Polish Advertising Revenue

WARSAW: Private stations TVN and Polsat ( were the leaders in advertising income in Poland in 2010. TVN's revenues topped 3 million PLN, a 9% increase from 2009. Polsat's…

FESTIVALS: Sundance Awards Polish Documentary

Out of Reach (Poza zasięgiem), a short documentary by Polish director Jakub Stozek, received an Honourable Mention at the prestigious American Sundance Film Festival, competing against 81 short films.

Polsat Renews Hit Local Series

WARSAW: Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat ( has commissioned a 13th season of the sitcom The World According To Kiepskis, one of the most popular local shows of all time, from…

Polish Film Critics Award The Forest

WARSAW: Film critics from the Polish Filmmakers Association SFP ( ) gave the 2010 best film prize at the Golden Tapes awards to The Forest (Las) written and directed by…