Polish major ITI Cinema Buys Sara Johnsen’s UPPERDOG for Multikino release

Polish ITI Cinema (www.iticinema.com.pl) has closed a deal for the Norwegian film UPPERDOG directed by Sara Johnsen for the polish market. ITI Group, is the owner of multiplex Multikino S.A.…

FNE in Berlin: Poland Fields Slate of Five Films in EFM

BERLIN: Polish director Roman Polanski is not expected on the red carpet tonight but his film Ghost Writer has dominated the buzz here in Berlin.
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EFP Shooting Star Agata Buzek

Her talent earned her the title of the most promising young Polish actress; after appearing in Polish film for many years, Agata Buzek is finally in the international spotlight.

FNE Interview with Angieszka Odorowicz

1 What was the most important development in the Polish film industry over the past year? Since the establishment of the Polish Film Institute in autumn of 2005 the Polish…

FNE VISEGRAD Country Focus: Film production in Poland

FNE VISEGRAD Country Focus: Film production in PolandDespite the economic crisis, 2009 was a strong year for Polish film production. with 48 features completed.While down from the 60 produced in…

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Coproductions in Poland

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Coproductions in PolandDespite a lack of tax rebates, Poland is becoming more open to coproductions, usually with one or two partner countries.Polish producers usually apply for national…

FNE VISEGRAD Country Focus: Impact of the financial crisis on Polish film

FNE VISEGRAD Country Focus: Impact of the financial crisis on Polish filmWhile the global financial crisis is affecting film production, 2009 is shaping up to be a record year for…

FNE Visegrad Country Focus: Poland 2009

FNE Visegrad Country Focus: Poland 2009Poland with the sixth largest population in the Europe and the seventh largest GDP has taken its place as one of the most important members…
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Poland pins Oscar hopes on Rabbit

Rabbit à la Berlin, a Polish coproduction directed by Bartek Konopka will compete for the Best Short Documentary Award at the 82nd Academy Awards edition.

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.