Meet Poles in Berlin

13 February 2018

The 68th Berlin Film Festival & European Film Market starts today. Check out our new publications and find out where and how you can meet representatives of the Polish film industry.

The Polish Cinema Stand will be located on the first floor of Martin-Gropius-Bau (stand #154) and will be open from 15th till 22nd February for all those interested in co-operating with Polish filmmakers & companies.


If you are interested in meeting Film Commission Poland representatives, we will be in Berlin from 16th till 20th February. To make an appointment, contact Tomasz Dąbrowski, head of FCP (send a message) or Anna E. Dziedzic, Project Manager (send a message).

There is a series of roundtable meetings planned by the Polish Film Institute, as follows:  

Friday 16th Feb

  • 10am – 12pm Distributors: Media Move, Next Film, Tongariro Releasing
  • 3pm – 5pm Regional Funds and Film Commissions: Film Commission Poland, Krakow Film Commission, Łódź Film Commission & Film Fund, Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission & Film Fund, Podkarpackie Film Commission & Film Fund, Silesia Film Commission & Film Fund, Warmia-Masuria Film Fund, Wrocław Film Commission & Film Fund

Saturday 17th Feb

  • 10am – 12pm Producers, part I: Apple Film Production, Before My Eyes, Bow and Axe, Centrala, Dogoda Media, Kid Film, Koskino, Manana, Match&Spark, Mizar Films, Re Studio
  • 12.30pm – 2.30pm Producers, part II: DI Factory, Domino Film, Donten&Lacroix Films, Endorfina, Hole Films, Impakt Film, Kijora, Orka, Shipsboy, Staron Film, TFP
  • 3pm – 5pm Producers, part III: AMP Polska, Arkana Studio, Entertain Pictures, Film Street, Krakow Film Society, Mad Tree, GS Animation, EgoFilm, Platige Image, Trefl, WJTeam

Sunday 18th Feb

  • 10am – 12pm Festivals and Industry Events: American Film Festival; The Kids Film Festival and Warsaw Kids Film Forum; International Film Festival for Kids and Youth Cinema in Sneakers; Krakow Film Festival; New Horizons International Film Festival; Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema; Transatlantyk Festival; Pitch the Doc
  • 3pm – 5pm Film Schools: The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz, Wajda School & Studio, Warsaw Film School


Especially for the participants European Film Market we have prepared a new edition of the Poles in Berlin catalogue, where you can find company profiles, short descriptions of projects looking for funding, co-production partners and sales & distribution, and, most importantly, contact details for film professionals from Poland present at EFM 2018. Browse HERE

Another publication we are especially proud of is the new issue of the Polish Film Magazine, which focuses on presenting the Polish audiovisual industry to foreign filmmakers. A sizable proportion of the current issue covers the Polish presence at Berlinale – we talk about the Polish films and co-productions which made it to the Festival official programme, we speak to Małgorzata Szumowska about her "Mug" and we spotlight very talented and successful Polish artists and entrepreneurs. Prepare to meet costume designer Katarzyna Lewińska, recently awarded by EFA; the invisible cinematographer Piotr Niemyjski; the ever-honest producers of No Sugar Films, and daring talent management agency Match & Spark.

No issue of the Polish Film Magazine would be complete without a decent location scouting – this time we go underground and back into the past to visit architecture from the communist era.  You can also count on fresh news from film sets & editing rooms. This issue is also sprinkled with a bit of nostalgia as we recall the times when Robert De Niro and Steven Spielberg visited Poland.

The magazine will be available in official distribution at the European Film Market, from the Polish Cinema Stand and online HERE from 15th February.


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