Warner Bros Poland signs first look deal with San Graal

Warner Bros. Entertainment Polska announced a production and distribution deal with Polish filmmaker, Andrzej Saramonowicz and his production company San Graal.

Poland considers second digital TV multiplex

Poland's Office of Electronic Communications and the National Broadcasting Council are considering a second and possibly third multiplex for transmission of digital TV channels.

Poland's top channels see drop in viewers

The three biggest Polish broadcasters have noted significant drops in the number of viewers, beginning in early 2009 and continuing into 2010.

Polish filmmakers stage sit-in protest over Lodz film center

Marek Żydowicz, the director of the Camerimage festival, is leading a sit-in strike by 150 film supporters in the Lodz City Council over failure of the City Council to introduce…

PRODUCTION: Warsaw uprising drama Dance of Death in production

Dance of Death. Scenes from the Warsaw Uprising from Polish director Leszek Wosiewicz, devoted to one of the most defining moments in Polish history, has finished the first phase of…

PISF introduces new financing system

The Polish Film Institute is restructuring its operations to decrease the number of programmes for financing national film production.

David Lynch to open film studio in Łódź

David Lynch confirmed his intention to create a film studio in Łódź at this year's Caimerimage Festival, with full details being presented the week ending December 11.

FESTIVALS: Plus Camerimage awards Lebanon cinematographer

Giora Bejach won the Golden Frog for Lebanon at the 2009 Plus Camerimage (www.pluscamerimage.pl), the festival recognizing cinematographers, and Marian Prokop took the Polish competition prize for Snow White Russian…

EFA honors Wajda

The European Film Academy (EFA, www.europeanfilmacademy.org) will bestow its 2009 EFA FIPRESCI Critics award on Polish director Andrzej Wajda for his film Sweet Rush (Tatarak).

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Interview with Agnieszka Odorowicz

FNE spoke with Agneiszka Odorowicz, General Director of the Polish Film Institute, about the current state of the Polish film industry.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Film production in Poland

Despite the economic crisis, 2009 was a strong year for Polish film production with 48 features completed.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Coproductions in Poland

Despite a lack of tax rebates, Poland is becoming more open to co-productions, usually with one or two partner countries.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Domestic film production in Poland

Despite the economic crisis, 2009 was a strong year for Polish film production. with 48 features completed.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Country Focus Poland 2009

Poland with the sixth largest population in the Europe and the seventh largest GDP has taken its place as one of the most important members of the European Union since…

Poland legalizes film-TV product placement

By the end of 2009 an amendment will be added to the existing Polish media bill legalizing product placement advertising in films and TV programmes.

TVN to issue bonds

Polish commercial TV station TVN will issue 588 million euros in bonds, according to a November 5 statement.

PRODUCTION: Poland's Pawlikowski comes home to shoot

UK based Polish filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski is returning to Poland to shoot Sister of Mercy in his native language.

Production: Animated Project Chopin in production

A Polish/British Oscar-winning animation team have started work on Project Chopin, the biggest European animation film of the year.


The opening of Janosik. A True Story in Central Europe came after more than six years in production limbo before being resuscitated by Polish funding.

Production: Pigs with Wings films in Poland

Director Anna Kazejak explores the world of Polish soccer fans, where the morals and loyalty have a shape of their own, in Pigs with Wings, currently in production.