FNE 2010 Visegrad Special: Poland

The last year of the decade marks a great turn-around for Polish cinema, which overcame an initial fall in production in 2000-2004 and maintained a constant growth despite the international…

Kościukiewicz Wins Cybulski Prize

WARSAW: The Cybulski Prize (www.nagrodacybulskiego.pl), an annual award for best performance from a Polish actor under age 35, was given to Mateusz Kościukiewicz for his role in Mother Teresa of…

European Coproduction Forum in Łódź

The XVth European Cinema Forum CINERGIA 2010 in Łódź hosted a special discussion panel devoted to the development of film co-productions in Europe. The panel "European co-productions - europudding or…

The film produced by Television Kino Polska won Special Award on Cottbus Film Festival Germany 2010

Short film "Hanoi-Warsaw" directed by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz received the Special Award on Cottbus Film Festival Germany 2010.The Cottbus Film Festival is one of the most important festivals of Eastern European…

Disney Channel Airs Polish Sitcom

The first episode of the Polish version of As The Bell Rings was aired on the 7 November 2010 by the Polish Disney Channel. The Walt Disney Company commissioned the…

TVN to Issue 250 Million EUR of Bonds

The Management Board of TVN, the biggest Polish private broadcaster, announced it will issue high yield bonds expected to bring 250 million EUR into the company, part of which will…

Mazovia Supports Regional Film Production in Poland

WARSAW: The Mazovian Film Fund is providing 1 million PLN to filmmakers interested in creating productions that will develop and promote the region.

Helios Plans Major Expansion in Poland

One of the biggest Polish cinema chains, Centrum Filmowe Helios, announced expansions plans that include opening 17 new cinemas in Poland by the end of 2014.

Aronofsky to Open Plus Camerimage

The Plus Camerimage Film Festival (www.pluscamerimage.pl) announced the 2010 Plus Camerimage Cinematographer - Director Duo Award will be awarded to cinematographer Matthew Libatique and director Darren Aronofsky. Aronofsky's film Black…

Warsaw Available Nominated for Prix Europa

Warsaw Available by Karolina Bielawska and Julia Ruszkiewicz, produced by TVP2, has been nominated for the Prix Europa (http://www.prix-europa.de) for the Best European Documentary film, which will be awarded at…

Poland’s MEDIA Program Invites Applications

The MEDIA Desk Poland (http://www.mediadeskpoland.eu/) has announced deadlines for three programmes in November and one in December.

FESTIVALS: Wroclaw American Film Festival Wraps First Edition

The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience…

Kino Polska Honors Former President

WARSAW: Kino Polska Television (www.kinopolska.pl), one of the channels owned by SPI International, has honored the former Polish President Lech Walesa, giving him an exclusive edition of films collection of…

TVN signs deal with Polish Telecom

WARSAW: Polish national commercial channel TVN (www.tvn.pl) has signed an 10-year agreement with Polish telecom operator Telekomunikacja Polska (TP) (www.tp.pl). TP will purchase content from TVN, while TP's broadband services…

Poland’s Alvernia Coproduces Heckerling Film

WARSAW: Alvernia Production and Alvernia Studios (www.alverniastudios.com), based in Krakow, are teaming up as coproducers on US indie feature Vamps directed by Amy Heckerling. The investment is one of the…

FESTIVALS: 16 Films compete in Warsaw film festival

Sixteen feature films are screening in the international competition of the 26th Warsaw Film Festival (www.wff.pl), which runs 8-17 October. The list includes only thre films from CEE, with The…

FESTIVALS: New Horizons launches first American independent festival in Poland

Twenty independent feature films, including seven films making their European premieres, will compete in the first American Film Festival (www.americanfilmfestival.pl), taking place 20-24 October 2010 in Wroclaw.

CentEast announces line-up

CentEast Warsaw-Moscow (www.centeast.eu) has announced seven film projects being presented in Warsaw and Moscow and seven screenings of new Polish films to be presented in Warsaw on 15-16 October.

Mobile TV stalled in Poland

A six-month investigation by Poland's consumer protection agency has resulted in a charge of price fixing against the country's four leading mobile phone providers, which has stalled the launch of…