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Country profile: Poland

Country profile: Poland

27 December 2020

Kids Kino Industry crowns its award winners

Kids Kino Industry 2021 – Awards

Kids Kino Industry crowns its award winners

While the fifth, hybrid edition of the Polish event continues unspooling until 1 October, four prizes have already been handed out  

30 September 2021

Kids Kino Lab announces its call for projects

Kids Kino Industry 2021

Kids Kino Lab announces its call for projects

The 2021 edition of the international script development workshop is about to wrap up, while the call is now open for its next participants  

15 September 2021

New Horizons Studio+ investigates ‘How to Green a Film Industry’

New Horizons 2021

New Horizons Studio+ investigates ‘How to Green a Film Industry’

A specialised open hybrid lecture was held by Fabian Lindner, green consultant for several broadcasters and film funds  

20 August 2021

Kids Kino Industry and Cinekid for Professionals launch Producers LINK

Kids Kino Industry 2021

Kids Kino Industry and Cinekid for Professionals launch Producers LINK

A total of 25 emerging producers are participating in the programme that is designed to stimulate the production of top-quality children’s content and pan-European co-productions  

11 August 2021

The 12th New Horizons Studio+ is ready to unspool

New Horizons 2021

The 12th New Horizons Studio+ is ready to unspool

The training programme is gearing up to welcome eight projects to its upcoming hybrid edition, which will feature a series of lectures and a focus on sustainable film production  

10 August 2021

New Horizons’ Polish Days announces its line-up

New Horizons 2021 – Polish Days

New Horizons’ Polish Days announces its line-up

A total of 20 film projects at various stages of production have been invited to the largest industry event in Poland; among them are those by Aleksandra Terpińska, Łukasz Grzegorzek and Anna Jadowska  

28 July 2021

The fifth Kids Kino Industry announces its selection

Kids Kino Industry 2021

The fifth Kids Kino Industry announces its selection

The leading pitching and co-production forum for kids' and youth content will be held in a hybrid format from 28 September-1 October  

28 July 2021

Kids Kino Industry 2021 is accepting new projects

Kids Kino Industry 2021

Kids Kino Industry 2021 is accepting new projects

The international co-production forum and networking event aimed at children’s content has opened its call for this year  

10 May 2021

The Kids Kino Industry Talks meet the creators of new productions

Kids Kino Industry 2021

The Kids Kino Industry Talks meet the creators of new productions

Two webinars focusing on upcoming live-action and animated films are aiming to offer a glimpse at the latest trends in cinema for children and young audiences  

21 April 2021

EKRAN+ is looking for its next batch of creative teams

Industry / Market - Poland

EKRAN+ is looking for its next batch of creative teams

The training programme will welcome European directors and their teams who are developing upcoming projects and are aiming to refine their visual tone by shooting two scenes  

17 March 2021

The Kids Kino Industry Talks return with a focus on streaming platforms

Kids Kino Industry 2021

The Kids Kino Industry Talks return with a focus on streaming platforms

The monthly webinar explores how producers of children’s content can build their strategies for approaching and collaborating with leading and independent VoD platforms  

21 January 2021

The sixth Canal+ Series Lab kicks off in Poland

Industry / Market - Poland

The sixth Canal+ Series Lab kicks off in Poland

The training programme for series scriptwriters, directors and producers boasts an international batch of participants  

11 January 2021

The Post Production Forum prepares Post in Poland - Guide to the Polish Post-production

Poland

The Post Production Forum prepares Post in Poland - Guide to the Polish Post-production

The special publication serves as a culmination of this year's edition of the Polish event, which included presentations from experts such as Dan Lebental  

21 December 2020

The Kids Kino Industry Talks explore the “New Normal”

Kids Kino Industry 2020

The Kids Kino Industry Talks explore the “New Normal”

The monthly webinar is focusing on how the pandemic era has changed the launch and promotion of media focused on child audiences  

11 December 2020

The online edition of the 2020 Post Production Forum unveils a varied programme

Industry / Market - Poland

The online edition of the 2020 Post Production Forum unveils a varied programme

The Polish-based event focusing on post-production has invited top local and international experts to share their knowledge; the forum will be held online from 4-6 December  

25 November 2020

Creative Europe Desk Poland explores the global and local reach of VoD platforms

Industry / Market - Poland

Creative Europe Desk Poland explores the global and local reach of VoD platforms

The panel from the online conference showcased leading platforms which are aiming to survive after the pandemic, reach new audiences and curate their content  

04 November 2020

Creative Europe Desk Poland looks into the diversity of the European VoD market

Industry / Market - Poland

Creative Europe Desk Poland looks into the diversity of the European VoD market

A one-day online conference focused on the current trends and challenges faced by the European industry  

29 October 2020

At ANIMARKT, story is still the most important thing

Industry / Market - Poland

At ANIMARKT, story is still the most important thing

During this year's edition of the Polish stop-motion forum, experts shared advice on how to make films, also stressing that while everyone thinks they don't need a producer, darling, you do  

22 October 2020

Kids Kino.Lab accepting applications for its 2021 edition until 23 October

Kids Kino Industry 2020

Kids Kino.Lab accepting applications for its 2021 edition until 23 October

The European script development programme is dedicated to films and series aimed at young audiences  

16 October 2020

Lebanese-German project The Day Vladimir Died triumphs at ANIMARKT

Industry / Market - Poland

Lebanese-German project The Day Vladimir Died triumphs at ANIMARKT

Other winners included France’s Carcassone-Acapulco, Croatia’s The Family Portrait, Lithuania’s Labra Cadabra, Kaipeda Jazz and the Brazilian-UK co-production Skin  

13 October 2020

The ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum kicks off online

Industry / Market - Poland

The ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum kicks off online

The fifth edition of the world's only industry event dedicated to stop-motion animation will feature an impressive list of experts and decision makers, and the pitching of 15 projects  

06 October 2020

Kids Kino Industry runs its Inspirational Webinars

Kids Kino Industry 2020

Kids Kino Industry runs its Inspirational Webinars

A series of five webinars aims to tackle all of the important issues in children’s film production and look beyond the current problems facing the industry  

04 September 2020

The fourth Kids Kino Industry unveils its selection

Kids Kino Industry 2020

The fourth Kids Kino Industry unveils its selection

The Kids Kino International Film Festival’s co-production forum for film and series projects for young audiences will run entirely online from 29 September-2 October  

16 July 2020

New Horizons’ Polish Days takes its tenth edition online

New Horizons 2020 – Polish Days

New Horizons’ Polish Days takes its tenth edition online

With a total of 24 invited film projects, all at various stages of production, the largest industry event in Poland will go digital on its original dates  

13 July 2020

New Europe Film Sales ready to Sweat at Cannes

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

New Europe Film Sales ready to Sweat at Cannes

The Polish firm has secured a spot in the Cannes Official Selection with Magnus von Horn’s sophomore feature, while 6 more movies and projects will be available to professionals at the Marché du Film  

19 June 2020

Krakow Film Festival gives out its industry awards

Krakow 2020 – Krakow Industry

Krakow Film Festival gives out its industry awards

The prizes for Krakow’s three pitching events were announced during an online gala this past Friday  

08 June 2020

Poland’s first e-cinema is now officially open

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Poland

Poland’s first e-cinema is now officially open

One of Kraków’s most recognisable arthouse venues is proving that the old guard does not surrender  

29 April 2020

Poland expects contributions from VoD broadcasters

Institutions / Legislation - Poland

Poland expects contributions from VoD broadcasters

As part of the fight against the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Polish government has decided to introduce a compulsory contribution from VoD broadcasters  

29 April 2020

SOFA showcases the six projects taking part in its seventh edition

SOFA 2020

SOFA showcases the six projects taking part in its seventh edition

We profile the projects of the 2019/2020 edition of the School for Film Advancement, which were presented online on 26 April  

27 April 2020

365 Days heads to Netflix after titillating the Polish box office into submission

Box Office - Poland

365 Days heads to Netflix after titillating the Polish box office into submission

Advertised by its distributor as “the first Polish erotic film”, Barbara Białowąs and Tomasz Mandes’ movie follows “the first Polish slasher” onto the streaming platform as the pandemic rages on  

06 April 2020

EXCLUSIVE: First Cut Lab announces its summer workshops

First Cut Lab 2020

EXCLUSIVE: First Cut Lab announces its summer workshops

Four workshops with a regional and national focus are slated to be hosted over the coming months at Karlovy Vary and New Horizons, and in Pristina and Serbia  

30 March 2020

Polish Film Institute to support the local film industry during coronavirus outbreak

Industry / Market - Poland

Polish Film Institute to support the local film industry during coronavirus outbreak

The main funding body in Poland has called a special meeting of producers, distributors and other key industry professionals in order to assess the situation  

27 March 2020

Less Is More reveals details of its methodology

LIM 2020

Less Is More reveals details of its methodology

The European development programme for limited-budget features is in constant research mode to boost script development; this year, it will also benefit from the impulse of a brand-new Think Tank for fiction storytelling: the StoryTANK  

30 September 2019

Less Is More 2020 ready to host new projects

LIM 2020

Less Is More 2020 ready to host new projects

Up-and-coming filmmakers are welcome to apply to become one of the 16 selected to develop and produce their next limited-budget feature film  

23 September 2019

The 9th New Horizons’ Polish Days awards local talents

New Horizons 2019 - Polish Days/Awards

The 9th New Horizons’ Polish Days awards local talents

New projects by Jagoda Szelc and Leszek Dawid are among the winners, while emerging talents were awarded during the New Horizons Studio+  

05 August 2019

Love is not all you need while Developing Your Film Festival

New Horizons 2019

Love is not all you need while Developing Your Film Festival

Another edition of the Creative Europe-funded training course for film-festival professionals took place during the 19th edition of Poland’s New Horizons International Film Festival  

30 July 2019

New Horizons’ Polish Days readies its ninth edition

New Horizons 2019 – Polish Days

New Horizons’ Polish Days readies its ninth edition

Having invited 23 film projects at various stages of production, the largest industry event in Poland will once again showcase the most highly anticipated national titles in Wrocław  

24 July 2019

VR experts debate “New Visions of Reality” in Warsaw

Industry – Poland

VR experts debate “New Visions of Reality” in Warsaw

Poland’s first conference dedicated to VR examined how immersive media changes our society, and welcomed specialists in the field from Denmark, France and Portugal, among others  

25 June 2019

The Marché du Film announces its Goes to Cannes selection

Cannes 2019 – Marché du Film

The Marché du Film announces its Goes to Cannes selection

The seventh edition of the market for work-in-progress screenings is inviting six international festivals to showcase projects from around the globe in Cannes  

17 April 2019

Polish films to receive international distribution support

Distribution – Poland

Polish films to receive international distribution support

The Polish Film Institute, the main funding body in the country, has introduced a financial scheme that aims to facilitate the theatrical release of Polish films and majority co-productions abroad  

20 March 2019

Poland's 30% cash rebate is now in effect

Industry – Poland

Poland's 30% cash rebate is now in effect

The Polish 30% cash-rebate scheme, announced last year, is now in effect; it operates on a first-come, first-served basis, and the PFI is now accepting applications  

25 February 2019

Almost 60 million admissions taken at the Polish box office in 2018

Box office – Poland

Almost 60 million admissions taken at the Polish box office in 2018

The 59.7 million tickets sold generated PLN 1.123 billion, or approximately €255 million, of income  

08 February 2019

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