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Facts & Figures (2017)
Population 38.0 million
Number of feature films produced 36
Number of documentaries produced 16
Number of co-productions maj. 6 / min. 13
Admissions 56.6 million
National Market Share 23.4 %
Screens total 1364 (2016)
Major national film funds Polish Film Institute
Regional Funds 12
Established in 2005 the POLISH FILM INSTITUTE (PFI) is the national film fund that offers comprehensive support for the Polish film industry, including film production,education and dissemination of film culture and international promotion.
To date PFI has co-financed more than 600 films by renowned masters, such as ESSENTIAL KILLING by Jerzy Skolimowski, AFTERIMAGE by Andrzej Wajda and by young talents, such as THE LAST FAMILY by Jan P. Matuszynski, THE LURE by Agnieszka Smoczynska. It has supported interantional co-productions such as BASED ON THE TRUE STORY by Roman Polański, DOVLATOV by Aleksiej German jr and HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis.
Over the last five years, Polish films received more than 350 international awards, including: the Academy Award® for the Best Foreign Language Film for IDA by Paweł Pawlikowski, Academy Award® Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film for LOVING VINCENT by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, 14 European Film Awards, the Silver Bear for Best Director Berlinale'15 for BODY by Małgorzata Szumowska, the Silver Bear for the Best Script Berlinale'16 for UNITED STATES OF LOVE by Tomasz Wasilewski, the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Award Berlinale'17 for SPOOR by Agnieszka Holland, Silver Bear – Grand Jury Award Berlinale'18 for MUG by Malgorzata Szumowska and Best Director Award Cannes'18 for COLD WAR by Paweł Pawlikowski.
The Polish Film Institute has been an EFP member since 2006.
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