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06.11.2014 "Wałęsa" in France and Belgium
THEATRICAL RELEASE
03.11.2014 "Ida" Nominated for BIFA
BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
30.10.2014 "Our Curse" Nominated
IDA AWARD
28.10.2014 Awards for Polish Films
ABU HARAZ, LEFT SIDE OF THE FACE, SATI

Coming soon

Short journey of its main hero, who tells a story about erotic fascinations of his parents. A picture of a family, which experiences its ups and downs.


PREMIERE: 25/12/2014

Biographical film about Czesław Niemen.

 

PREMIERE: 21/11/2014

The story of a little girl living in an orphanage in Bieszczady; she dreams of getting into ballet school.

 

PREMIERE: 21/11/2014

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Meet the Polish Film Institute

How does the Polish Film Institute work?

How does the Polish Film Institute work?

See the infographic illustrating the budget of the Polish Film Institute and the types of activities financed using subsidies from the Polish Film Institute.

How does the Polish Film Institute finance film production?

How does the Polish Film Institute finance film production?

See the infographic illustrating the system of financing film production within the Operational Programmes of the Polish Film Institute.

The Polish Film Institute Does Not Spend Tax-Payer Money

The Polish Film Institute Does Not Spend Tax-Payer Money

Funding from the Polish Film Institute for supporting film production does not come from tax-payer money. Based on Article 19 of the Act on Cinematography, the Polish Film Institute's funds for film support is financed by cinema operators, film distributors, broadcasters, digital platforms, and cable television operators.

The PFI Works to Digitize Cinemas

The PFI Works to Digitize Cinemas

In 2011, the PFI launched a programme aimed at converting Polish cinemas to digital technology. The project focuses on financial support for local art-house cinemas that could not otherwise afford to purchase digital projection equipment. Cinemas can apply for up to 50% of total purchase costs. Thanks to the involvement of the Polish Film Institute, over 110 cinemas have received financial support to date. These cinemas now form the Polish Digital Cinemas Network.

Educational Programmes

Educational Programmes

The Polish Film Institute runs two complementary educational programmes: the School Film Archive, active for the past five years in over 14,000 schools, and the Academy of Polish Film, aimed at college students and organized in five cities. Both programmes present an innovative approach to teaching, feature a variety of topics on the history of Polish cinema, and offer an opportunity to experience the art of auteur cinema.

Agnieszka Odorowicz

Agnieszka Odorowicz

General Director of the Polish Film Institute since its launch; elected to the position in competition in 2005 and again in 2010. Odorowicz co-authored the Act on Cinematography, which created a basis for today's stable system of financing film production in Poland. Previously secretary of state at the Ministry of Culture, responsible for legal, economic and European affairs, including copyrights, the media, and structural funds.

RSS Trailery

Trailer: The Heart and The Sweetheart

The main hero critically reviews his past in order to solve...
Biographical film about Czesław Niemen.
Documentary about an artistic formation TOTART.