New Horizons IFF Launches VOD Platform

WARSAW: The New Horizons IFF will launch New Horizons VOD in Poland on 26 February 2021 at The platform is aimed at fans of film festivals and films awarded…

Poland Proposes Advertising Revenues Levy

WARSAW: The Polish government has proposed a levy on advertising revenues aimed mainly at multinationals operating in Poland that pay only a small fraction of their revenues in the form…

FESTIVALS: New Horizons IFF Announces New Dates

WARSAW: The 21st edition of New Horizons IFF has moved its 2021 dates to 12 – 22 August. The festival, which traditionally takes place in July, made the decision after…

FNE TV: Marek Walczyk: VFX Supervisor NO LABEL

FNE spoke to Polish filmmaker Marek Walczyk about how the pandemic had impacted his work as a filmmaker and VFX supervisor. He spoke about how the pandemic diversified the international…

Poland’s VOD Levy Yields Almost 2 m EUR in 2020

WARSAW: Digital companies operating in Poland paid 1.986 m EUR / 8.92 m PLN in the first six months since the new VOD levy was introduced in 2020.

FNE TV: Krzysztof Godziejewski: Fastmedia

FNE asked Krzysztof Godziejewski, head of Warsaw based film equipment rental company Fastmedia, about the impact of the pandemic on the film industry in the film equipment rental sector. He…

OBITUARY: Polish Actor Krzysztof Kowalewski

WARSAW: Krzysztof Kowalewski, Polish film, television and radio actor, died on 6 February 2021 at the age of 83. A star of over 120 Polish film and TV series, he…

Polish Cinemas Allowed To Re-Open

WARSAW: Cinemas in Poland will be allowed to operate from 12 February 2021 on a two-week conditional basis, with a limit of 50% capacity. Major cinema chain Helios has already…

Poland To Reopen Cinemas Next Week

WARSAW: Poland has announced the reopening of cinemas and theatres starting from 12 February 2021 with a 50 percent seating capacity available. Both have been closed since 7 November 2020,…

Polish Film Institute to Spend 26.5 m EUR on COVID-19 Aid for Cinema Industry

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute will start accepting applications for their next batch of aid for producers, distributors, and studio/small cinemas on 1 February 2021. The funds will be transferred…

PRODUCTION: Polish/German Lipstick On The Glass Moves Into Postproduction

WARSAW: Kuba Czekaj has completed the shooting on his first English language film Lipstick on the Glass, a Polish/German coproduction starring Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Bobbi Salvör Menuez and Laura Benson.

PRODUCTION: Polish Director Aleksandra Trepińska in Postproduction With Other People

WARSAW: Other People, a Warner Bros.- Madants coproduction based on the 2018 bestselling novel by Dorota Masłowska, has entered the post-production stage. The film directed by Aleksandra Trepińska received support…

Animated Films from Poland, Croatia and Latvia in Race for Oscar Nod

WARSAW: Polish Kill It and Leave This Town by Mariusz Wilczyński, Croatian Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Water Rebus by Dalibor Barić and Latvian My Favourite War by Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen…

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Poland Approves Additional 27 m EUR for Cinema Industry in COVID-19 Relief

WARSAW: The Polish Government will give an additional 27 m EUR / 120 m PLN from the COVID-19 Counteracting Fund to help the cinema industry.

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Dear Ones

GDYNIA: Dear Ones directed by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, a Polish/Czech coproduction about complicated family relationships, screened in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, which took place online 8…

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Never Gonna Snow Again

GDYNIA: The Polish Oscar entry Never Gonna Snow Again directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert screened in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, which took place…

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Kill It and Leave This Town

GDYNIA: Kill It and Leave This Town, the animated feature film about dealing with trauma, directed by Mariusz Wilczyński, won the best film award in the main competition of the…

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Far Away From Here

GDYNIA: Far Away From Here, the new drama by Piotr Domalewski, coproduced by Poland and Ireland, screened in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, which took place…

FNE at Gdynia Polish Film Festival 2020: Prize Winners

GDYNIA: The 45th Polish Film Festival Gdynia, which took place online 8-12 December 2020, awarded its top prize of Golden Lions for Best Film to the animated feature Kill It…