The second edition of School Cinematheque Festival took place on 13th and 14th of June. The festival is the wrap-up of the year-round work with film at middle and high schools participating in the ‘School Cinematheque. Action!’ programme. The event is an outcome of the collaboration of Polish Film Institute, Center for Citizenship Education and Warsaw Film School. 40 schools participated in this edition of the festival, with the students presenting their films, newspapers, storyboards, discussion clubs and other actions to the industry experts.
On 4th June 2011 we will start shooting SIX DEGREES, a documentary by Bartosz Dombrowski. SIX DEGREES is an unpredictable road movie, where each shooting day will be a surprise. The producers of the film are two dynamic companies- East Pictures and Otter Films. The first one is responsible for an incredible success of the film "Ciacho" and the second, Otter Films with its owner Anna Wydra stands behind the phenomenon of 'Rabbit a'la Berlin', which was screened at over 100 festivals around the world and had its successes culminated with an Oscar ® nomination.
KAN is the only festival in Poland organized by the students and focused on the home movies. It will be the twelfth edition of the event. In previous ones in the jury have been for example: Sławomir Idziak, Grażyna Torbicka, Andrzej Saramonowicz.
The Polish Film Institute announced the results for operational programmes for 2011 - 1st round.
Bartek Konopka's film "Aethelbald The Mute" gained financial support as a part of the Film Production Programme, which enables the development of Polish film production and co-production. The money will help with research and development of this project.
You can read more about Bartek's new project: here.
More information about PFI and the results for operational programmes:www.pisf.pl