Poles at Berlinale 2019

4 February 2019

The 69th Berlin Film Festival & European Film Market start in 3 days. Learn about our cash rebate presentation, check out our new publications and find out how you can meet representatives of the Polish film industry.

The Polish Cinema Stand will be located on the first floor of Gropius Bau (stand #162) and will be open from 7th till 14th February for all those interested in co-operating with Polish filmmakers & companies.

30% Cash Rebate Launch

In February Poland is introducing a 30% cash rebate. The annual budget is up to EUR 47.6 million and feature, animated and documentary films and series are eligible for support. If you would like to learn more, we organize a presentation at Berlinale – join us on Sunday 10th February, at 10.30 am – 11.30 am at the Berlin House of Representatives, Niederkirchnerstraße 5 (the building opposite Gropius Bau). To confirm your presence, click HERE



If you want to make an appointment regarding the conditions and possibilities of making films in Poland, including the new 30% cash rebate, we will be in Berlin from 8th till 13th February. To schedule a meeting, contact Anna E. Dziedzic - Film Commissioner (send a message).



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 2019. BROWSE HERE.

Another publication prepared especially for Berlinale is POLISH FILM INDUSTRY which focuses on presenting the Polish audiovisual industry to foreign filmmakers. Read an interview with Agnieszka Holland whose "Mr. Jones" takes part in Main Competition. Meet very talented and successful Polish artists and entrepreneurs. We write about Jarosław Kamiński, editor of "Cold War" recently awarded by EFA; Magdalena Górka, the cinematographer who shares her time between Poland and the USA; the producers from Watchout Studio who seem to find a recipe for success; and Dawid Ogrodnik, this year’s European Shooting Star.  We also visit a set of "Broad Peak", a challenging drama about Polish Himalaya climbers filmed in Karakorum and the Alps and check on highly praised political drama "Dolce Fine Giornata" which has just premiered at Sundance.

In the section dedicated to location scouting we take part in a trip to the forest and check the spectacular location of "1983", the first Polish Netflix series. You can also count on fresh news from film sets & editing rooms.

The publication will be available in official distribution at the European Film Market, from the Polish Cinema Stand and online HERE from 7th February.


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