REGIONAL FILM FUNDS

There is a well-developed network of regional film funds in Poland and their operations encompass most of the Polish regions. There are currently ten operating funds, but the authorities in the regions not yet covered have declared that more will be launched. In the case of Lower Silesia, Łódź, Małopolska, Masovia, Silesia, and Poznań, the regional film commissions work alongside the film funds.

In general, the Polish regional film funds seek film projects by announcing competitions. One basic condition for entering a project for a competition is that it is related to a city or town in the region or to the region itself either in its theme and/or its setting, or through the participation of local people and companies in its production. Support is also contingent on the expending of at least 100% of the funding within the region; in some cases, the sum to be expended is 150%. The competition organisers are interested in consolidating and enhancing the positive image of the city, town or region, which is why projects intending to use distinctive locations, sites and buildings receive the most favourable assessments.

The Polish regional film funds differ in terms of the budgets they manage, the form of support they provide and the sums which must be expended in the city, town or region during the production of the film. Support most often takes the form of the institution managing the fund participating in the production as a co-producer with its own financial contribution or contribution in kind. Other forms of support are non-repayable grants or refunds, in other words, a partial reimbursement of the costs incurred, which is paid after the production has been completed. All the Polish film funds provide support of up to 50% of the film budget, although in the case of documentaries and animated films, the funding may be higher.

The regional film usually announce the competitions once a year, with the assessment of the projects and allocation of funding taking anything from sixty to one hundred and twenty days. Foreign producers are also welcome to submit projects, though preferably as partners to Polish producers. All the requisite documentation must be completed in Polish.


BIALYSTOK FILM FUND
BIAŁOSTOCKI FUNDUSZ FILMOWY 

Białystok City Office
Urząd Miejski w Białymstoku 
15-950 Białystok, ul. Słonimska 1
tel. +48 501 305 228
emozyrska@um.bialystok.pl
www.bialystok.pl

GDYNIA FILM FUND
GDYŃSKI FUNDUSZ FILMOWY

Gdynia Culture Centre
Centrum Kultury w Gdyni

81-504 Gdynia, ul. Łowicka 51 
phone/fax +48 58 664 73 77
biuro@ckgdynia.pl
k.gradowska@ckgdynia.pl

www.ckgdynia.pl

LOWER SILESIAN FILM FUND
DOLNOŚLĄSKI FUNDUSZ FILMOWY 

Odra-Film
50-020 Wrocław, ul. Piłsudskiego 64A
tel. +48 71 793 79 72, + 48 601 384 194
rbubnicki@wroclawfilmcommission.pl
www.wroclawfilmcommission.pl/dkf
www.odrafilm.pl

LUBLIN FILM FUND
LUBELSKI FUNDUSZ FILMOWY

Lublin City Office
Urząd Miasta Lublina
20-080 Lublin, Trybunał Koronny, Rynek 1
tel. +48 81 466 25 22, +48 723 440 032, +48 697 620 630
glinkowski@lublin.euldzierba@lublin.eu
mmarcowska@lublin.eu
www.film.lublin.eu

ŁÓDŹ FILM FUND
ŁÓDZKI FUNDUSZ FILMOWY

EC 1 Łódź Miasto Kultury
90-022 Łódź, ul. Targowa 1/3
tel. +48 42 233 50 51
fax +48 42 233 50 58
m.glowacka@ec1lodz.pl
h.halatek@ec1lodz.pl
www.lodzfilmcommission.pl

KRAKOW REGIONAL FILM FUND
REGIONALNY FUNDUSZ FILMOWY W KRAKOWIE

Krakow Festival Office
Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe
31-311 Kraków, ul. Wygrana 2
tel. +48 12 354 25 53
+48 504 084 615
nwoda@film-commission.pl
www.film-commission.pl

MAZOVIA FILM FUND
MAZOWIECKI FUNDUSZ FILMOWY

Mazovia Institute of Culture 
Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury 
00-139 Warszawa, ul. Elektoralna 12
tel. +48 22 586 42 58
mff@mik.waw.pl
www.mff.mazovia.pl

PODKARPACKIE FILM FUND
PODKARPACKI FUNDUSZ FILMOWY

Podkarpackie Film Commission
Wojewódzki Dom Kultury w Rzeszowie
35-969 Rzeszów, ul. Okrzei 7
tel. +48 697 402 587
a.gonciarz@podkarpackiefilm.pl
www.podkarpackiefilm.pl

POZNAN FILM FUND
REGIONALNY FUNDUSZ FILMOWY POZNAŃ

Poznań ‘Estrada’
Estrada Poznańska
61-767 Poznań, ul. Masztalarska 8
tel. +48 61 852 88 33 ext. 48
fax +48 61 852 88 35
m.ferlak@poznanfilmcommission.pl
www.poznanfilmcommission.pl 

SILESIAN FILM FUND
ŚLĄSKI FUNDUSZ FILMOWY

Silesia Film
40-008 Katowice, ul. Górnicza 5
tel. +48 32 206 88 61 ext. 203
fax +48 32 259 83 88
p.mlynarczyk@silesiafilm.com
www.silesiafilm.com

WARMIA-MASURIA FILM FUND
WARMIŃSKO-MAZURSKI FUNDUSZ FILMOWY

Centrum Edukacji i Inicjatyw Kulturalnych w Olsztynie
Regionalne Biuro Filmowe
10-233 Olsztyn, ul. Parkowa 1
tel. +48 89 513 17 50, +48 501 506 400
bogumil.osinski@ceik.eu
www.funduszfilmowy.warmia.mazury.pl

WESTERN POMERANIAN FILM FUND
POMERANIA FILM

ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI FUNDUSZ FILMOWY 
POMERANIA FILM

Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle in Szczecin
Zamek Książąt Pomorskich w Szczecinie
70-540 Szczecin, ul. Korsarzy 34
tel. +48 91 488 32 12
kino@zamek.szczecin.pl
www.pomeraniafilm.pl