PRODUCTION: Polish-German Winter Daddy in post-production

One of the most promising projects supported by the Polish-German Co-Development Fund, Winter Daddy, directed by Johannes Schmid, is the story of 11-year-old Kattaka, who travels from Germany to Poland…

Lankosz promotes Łódź in noir style

The director of Reverse, awarded best Polish film of 2009, has just finished shooting a short feature promoting the city of Łódź as European Capital of Culture for 2016. Borys…

Warner Bros signs Polish deal

Comedy Central Poland ( and Warner Bros. have signed an agreement giving the Polish channel exclusive rights to three seasons of Warner Bros. TV product. The deal covers the 2009-10,…

Winner of ScripTeast Award Picked up for North American Rights

WARSAW: Womb, from Hungarian writer/director Benedek Fliegauf, has been picked up for distribution in North America by Olive Film. World sales agent Match Factory ( announced that the film will…

m-appeal picks up Polish Christening

Berlin-based world sales company m-appeal has acquired Marcin Wrona's second feature film, the crime drama The Christening.

FNE at Venice IFF 2010: Polish Film in Competition for Golden Lion

VENICE: Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing staring Vincent Gallo and Emmanuelle Seigner will screen in the main competition at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. The film is produced…
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Kolski's Venice locks in Montreal premiere

Jan Jakub Kolski's Venice has been selected for the main competition at the Montreal Film Festival, where the Polish film will have its international premiere. The premiere screening will take…

CentEast selection process opens

CentEast Market Warsaw-Moscow ( is accepting submissions for its 2010 event, held in Warsaw October 15-17 and in Moscow on October 17. Filmmakers with feature films and documentaries for theatrical…

Skolimowski film competes in Venice

Essential Killing produced and directed by Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski has been selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice Film Festival, taking place September 1- 10,…

Indie and documentary films triumph at TWO RIVERSIDES

Six short and long feature productions were awarded at the Film and Art Festival TWO RIVERSIDES.

Indie and documentary films triumph at TWO RIVERSIDES

Six short and long feature productions were awarded at the Film and Art Festival TWO RIVERSIDES.

FNE at the Film and Art Festival Two Riversides: Interview with Grażyna Torbicka

Grażyna Torbicka, the Artistic Director of the festival and a renowned Polish film journalist talked to FNE about her search for new form in cinema and plans for the future…

FESTIVALS: Mundane History wins ERA New Horizons top prize

Mundane History, Anocha Suwichakornpong's biting critique of Thai society has won the Grand Prix (€20,000) of the NEW HORIZONS International Competition.

FNE at ERA New Horizons: Interview with Roman Gutek

While celebrating the 10th edition of ERA New Horizons, festival director Roman Gutek talked with FNE about the unique role of the festival and its plans for the future.

FNE at Script Forum in Warsaw

The third edition of Script Forum, taking place at the Summer Film Festival in Warsaw (, has awarded three cash prizes. The prizes were given by the Polish Filmmakers Association…

Agnieszka Odorowicz re-elected as PFI Director

Agnieszka Odorowicz has been elected to a second term as Director of the Polish Film Institute ( . Odorowicz became the first PFI Director in 2005, when the Insitiute was…

Script Forum to be held in Warsaw July 12-16

Script Forum, aimed at film and TV writers as well as authors of computer games, Internet series and stand-up comedians, will be held for the third time from July 12…

PRODUCTION: PISF finances new projects

In the last session of financing for 2010, the Polish Film Institute announced funding for debuts, veteran filmmakers, and several international co-productions.

PRODUCTION: First Polish 3D production starts shooting

Jerzy Hoffman has begun filming The Battle Of Warsaw 1920, one of the biggest Polish film projects of the last decade and the first with full 3D technology.

Ex Oriente puts spotlight on Polish documentary filmmakers

The Ex Oriente Film workshop taking place in Warsaw through July 4, 2010, with the support of the Polish Film Institute ( and in cooperation with the Eureka Media (…