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…

Poland Increases Digital Archive Programme

WARSAW: Poland's National Film Archives announced that it will digitally restore and preserve dozens of Polish films in 2011 with funding from the Ministry of Culture.

Polish Filmmakers Receive Presidential Awards

WARSAW: Directors Jerzy Skolimowski and Jan Jakub Kolski, and actress Krystyna Janda were among the Polish film professionals who the Polish president awarded at a ceremony 18 January 2011 in…

TVP Cuts Ad Rates

WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster TVP has cut its advertising rates for February by 20%, due to changes in its pricing strategy.

Dark Polish Comedy has a Record Opening

WARSAW: Weekend, a dark gangster comedy directed by Cezary Pazura, hit a new Polish record opening weekend with 275,000 admissions. The film is the directing debut of Pazura, a Polish…

New Exhibitor Enters Polish Market

WARSAW: Cinema 3D has entered the Polish market with the opening of a new cinema in Lower Silesia.

TVP 2 Renews License to Parent

WARSAW: The second channel of the Polish Public Television (TVP), TVP2, has commissioned a third season of the comedy series License to Parent produced by ATM Grupa.

HBO Launches VOD in Poland

WARSAW: HBO Central Europe has announced the launch of HBO GO. its first video on demand service in Central and Eastern Europe, in Poland.

Product Placement Banned in Poland

The Polish government has introduced new regulations for advertising and product placement in the public media. The new public media bill was created in order for Poland to meet the…

Kino Polska Builds on 2010 Success

WARSAW: Following its most successful year, Polish channel Kino Polska plans to launch Kino Polska International in the next year. Kino Polska ( was launched in 2003 as part of…

New Distributor Enters the Polish Market

Spectator, a new company connected to the European Cinema Group of Distributors, will enter the Polish market in March 2011.

PRODUCTION: Bromski Crime drama in Postproduction

Jacek Bromski, one of the most popular Polish filmmakers goes back to crime genre with his new film Entanglement.

Bruno Valsangiacomo to head ITI Holdings

Bruno Valsangiacomo will be the new President of ITI Holdings, one of the biggest Polish media companies, when Mariusz Walter steps down as the President of the company on 4…

Polish series sold to Denmark

Danish public broadcaster DR ( bought rights to show two TV series from Polish commercial broadcaster TVN: Odwróceni (Turned) and Naznaczony (Marked).

FNE 2010 Year in Review: Poland Finds Strength in Diversity

A growing local market, exciting co-productions and new technologies distinguished the film industry in Poland in 2010. Film production ranged from internationally awarded dramas, superior productions that won over local…

Dorota Kędzierzawska Receives the Golden Alexander in Thessaloniki

Polish director Dorota Kędzierzawska was honored with the Golden Alexander award for her work as director at a ceremony held during the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival on 9 December…

Kotkowski Wins Best Director at Cairo

Polish director Andrzej Kotkowski won the best director award at the 34th Cairo Film Festival, which concluded on 9 December 2010, for Born of the Sea.