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Facts & Figures (2015)
Population 38.0 million
Number of feature films produced 28
Number of documentaries produced 14
Number of co-productions maj. 4 / min. 3
Admissions 44.7 million
National Market Share 18.7 %
Screens total 1256
Major national film funds Polish Film Institute, Film Commission Poland
Regional Funds 11
The Polish Film Institute (PFI) was established in 2005 to help a local film industry to regain its international position by supporting all stages of film production, distribution and promotion.
To date PFI has co-financed more than 500 films by young talents and renowned masters, such as Katyń and Sweet Rush by Andrzej Wajda and Four Nights with Anna and Essential Killingby Jerzy Skolimowski. It has also supported international co-productions such as Antichrist by Lars von Trier.
Over the last three years, Polish films received more than 200 international awards, including: the Academy Award® for the Best Animated Short for Peter and the Wolf by Suzie Templeton, an Academy Award® nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film for Katyń by Andrzej Wajda, the 'Silver Leopard' Special Jury Prize, Locarno IFF’08 for33 Scenes from Life by Małgorzata Szumowska, and the Special Jury Prize, Venice '10 for Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowski.
The Polish Film Institute has been an EFP member since 2006.
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