A monument in commemoration of the filmmakers of the Warsaw Uprising, who created Film Chronicle. Warsaw Fights, was ceremoniously unveiled in the Freedom Park of the Warsaw Rising Museum on August 6th. Armed with nothing more than cameras, the film artists documented the sixty-three days of the Uprising, life during the insurgence and the battle against the invaders. The Monument in Memory of the Filmmakers is a Polish Filmmakers Association initiative.
The film, directed by Andrzej Wajda, Honorary President of the Polish Filmmakers Association, will be shown in exclusive company as one of the twenty-one films by outstanding and distinguished filmmakers which form the line-up for the festival’s Out of Competition section.
The screening in Venice will be the world premiere of Wałęsa. Man of Hope.
The programme for Polish Cinema Week in Iran will offer full-length features, including Man of Iron, My Nikifor and Tomorrow Will Be Better, as well as shorts, produced, in the main, by Munk Studio, which works within the structure of the Polish Filmmakers Association. The presentation of Polish cinematography will run from 31st January to 10th February 2013, during the 31st Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran.
The Whistle (Gwizdek), produced by the Munk Studio, which operates under the auspices of the Polish Filmmakers Association, has won the Grand Jury Prize in the Short Films section of the world's most important independent cinema festival, the Sundance. Grzegorz Zariczny's film surprised and captivated the American jurors.
Janusz Chodnikiewicz, Jerzy Kucia, Konstanty Lewkowicz, Tadeusz Kosarewicz, Marta Broczkowska, Lidia Zonn and Jerzy Płażewski are the winners of the 6th edition of the Polish Filmmakers Association Awards. The Association's Board confers these special distinctions upon filmmakers whose work has made a unique contribution to the development of Polish cinematography. The gala PFA Awards ceremony took place on 17th December in Warsaw's Sheraton Hotel.