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Poles in Berlin 2016 - Film Commission Poland
Poles
in Berlin
2016
Meet us at the
POLISH CINEMA
STAND at MGB #103
TABLE OF
CONTENTS
3
INTRODUCTION
5
INSTITUTIONS
17
Production & postproduction
90
Distribution, sales, marketing
& exhibition
102 FILM FESTIVALS
3 // INTRODUCTION //
INTRODUCTION
4 // INTRODUCTION //
Dear Guests,
the Polish delegation to the European Film Market 2016 comprises
representatives of institutions financing and supporting film production; producers; distributors; sales agents; and representatives
of film festivals. All of them are open to international cooperation
and are actively searching for partners abroad. This catalogue aims
at introducing in an accessible and brief way the immense potential
of the Polish film industry.
We encourage you to read the catalogue and get in touch with representatives of Polish companies and institutions.
We will be waiting for you at the Polish Cinema Stand #103 located
at the 1st floor of Martin-Gropius-Bau.
5 // INSTITUTIONS //
INSTITUTIONS
6 // INSTITUTIONS // STAND ORGANIZER
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.pisf.pl
• national film institute
• funding
POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
Goals in berlin:
Established in 2005, Polish Film Institute (PISF) is a funding
body which supports film industry at all stages of film production and promotes Polish films to potential audiences in Poland
and abroad. PISF supports films from concept to premiere with
particular attention paid to international co-productions.
The main goal of Polish Film Institute’s participation
at the European Film Market is organizing the Polish
Cinema Stand. The Stand will be the meeting place
for representatives of the Polish Film Institute, producers and partners with international film industry
representatives, festival programmers, sales agents,
distributors, filmmakers interested in filming in
Poland and foreign press.
MAGDALENA SROKA
Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik
Jacek Fuksiewicz
General Director
Head of International Relations
Adviser to the Director
– Script Development and European Affairs
email: [email protected]
email: [email protected]
email: [email protected]
7 // INSTITUTIONS // STAND ORGANIZER
POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
RENATA PAWŁOWSKA-PYRA
Head of Film Culture Dissemination
and Promotion
email: [email protected]
ROBERT BALIŃSKI
Marzena Cieślik
Olga Domżała
International Co-productions Project Manager
Festival Coordinator
Film Sales Support, PR Manager
mob. +48 695 363 398
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 669 900 961
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 695 363 335
email: [email protected]
8 // INSTITUTIONS // STAND ORGANIZER
Company Focus:
• film commission
based in: Warsaw
www.filmcommissionpoland.pl
• services for international productions
FILM COMMISSION POLAND
Film Commission Poland coordinates the efforts to promote the
Polish film industry and shooting locations on the international
market. Thanks to a comprehensive database, up-to-date information from the film sector and close cooperation with the
network of regional film commissions, FCP is the first contact
point for filmmakers interested in making films in Poland and
working with Polish partners.
Goals in berlin:
Film Commission Poland is responsible for organizing
the Polish Cinema Stand at the European Film Market and creating networking opportunities for Polish
producers. Contact the representatives of the FCP for
information about Polish film resources, locations,
conditions and possibilities of shooting in Poland.
Tomasz Dąbrowski
Anna E. Dziedzic
Dana Pohl
Head of Film Commission
Project Manager
Project Manager
mob. +48 693 477 607
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 663 499 799
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 513 121 293
email: [email protected]
9 // INSTITUTIONS // STAND ORGANIZER
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.tvp.pl
TELEWIZJA POLSKA S.A.
POLISH PUBLIC TELEVISION
TVP – Polish Public Television is the leader on the Polish television market. The station portfolio consists of two nation-wide
channels, 16 regional channels, satellite channels – TV Polonia,
TV Biełsat as well as thematic channels: TVP Info, TVP Kultura, TVP Historia, TVP Sport, TVP Seriale, TVP ABC, TVP Rozrywka.
For many years, TVP has been successfully combining its mission of informing, educating and providing entertainment with
a varied program offer addressed to all viewers.
• co-productions
• documentary production
• feature production
• TV series production
• animation production
• distribution
Goals in Berlin:
• Presenting TVP’s offer with regard to recent and library titles.
• Connecting with film and TV production distributors.
• Selecting titles for broadcast.
• Networking with industry professionals.
• Seeking co-production projects
MARIUSZ LEWANDOWSKI
BEATA PACAK
ALEKSANDRA KAŹMIERUK
Member Of The Board
Marketing Manager
Head Of International Sales
tel. (landline) +48 22 547 55 50
email: [email protected]
Film Department TVP1
Programming editor, Film buyer
mob. +48 601 600 588
email: [email protected]
MACIEJ STANECKI
mob. +48 785 985 057
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 605 605 403
email: [email protected]
10 // INSTITUTIONS //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.kreatywna-europa.eu
• funding
CREATIVE EUROPE DESK
POLAND
Creative Europe Desk Poland promotes awareness and understanding of the Creative Europe programme, provides free advice and support to applicants, and encourages organisations
from Poland to become involved in successful applications. The
Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme aims at supporting the
European audiovisual sector. Different funding schemes encourage audiovisual professionals to operate across Europe, to
reach new audiences and to develop the skills needed in the
digital age.
Goals in berlin:
Promotion of the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme and meetings with representatives of the
European audiovisual sector.
Małgorzata Kiełkiewicz
Head of Creative Europe Desk Poland
mob. +48 510 035 914
email: [email protected]
11 // INSTITUTIONS //
Company Focus:
based in: Krakow
www.film-commission.pl
• film commission
• co-productions
• services for international projectss
• funding
KRAKOW FILM COMMISSION
The Krakow Film Commission is a special department within the Krakow Festival Office. The main area of interest of the
Krakow Film Commission is producer support during film productions. The Krakow Film Commission is also an operator of
the Krakow Regional Film Fund and the Krakow International
Film Fund. The aim of the Funds is financial support of film productions and co-productions connected with Krakow and the
Małopolska region. The Krakow Film Commission is a member
of EUFCN, AFCI and Cine-Regio.
Goals in berlin:
Offering financial support and seeking international
co-productions.
Katarzyna Wodecka-Stubbs
Natalia Woda
Head of Film Commission
Film Commissioner
mob. +48 500 057 984
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 504 084 615
email: [email protected]
12 // INSTITUTIONS //
Company Focus:
based in: Łódź
www.lodzfilmcommission.pl
• film commission
• services for international projects
• funding
• co-productions
ŁÓDZ FILM COMMISSION
CITY OF ŁÓDŹ
Goals in berlin:
Łódź Film Commission is a member of AFCI (Association of Film
Commissioners Internationalis) and was the first such a unit
in Poland at the time. Our major task is to provide filmmakers
with full assistance. We help finding best shooting locations, we
negotiate with property owners, we help in going through all
formalities required to organise a shooting period. We also run
co-production fund Łódź Film Fund – the first regional film fund
established in Poland.
Our goal is to find international film studios interested in shooting in Eastern Europe – the Łódź region in
Poland. We promote the City of Łódź as a place that
is 100% film-friendly and willing to invest in film productions via Łódź Film Fund (co-production fund).
Monika Głowacka
TOMASZ STANGIERSKI
Film Commissioner
Łódź Film Fund specialist
mob. +48 605 054 235
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 664 781 225
email: [email protected]
13 // INSTITUTIONS //
company focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.mwfc.pl
MAZOVIA WARSAW
FILM COMMISSION
Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission is a regional,
free of charge service to support film crews that
are interested in shooting in the very heart of Poland. MWFC provides assistance in finding suitable
locations, specialists, experienced companies, and
obtaining necessary permits. Mazovia Film Fund
supports feature films, documentaries or animations linked with the region as a co-producer with
financial contribution. MFF co-produced titles like:
Body / Ciało, Warsaw 44, Brothers, 15 Corners of the
World, Chemo.
• film commission
• TV series production
• co-productions
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
• services for international projects
• funding
• feature production
• education for film professionals
• documentary production
Goals in berlin:
• to increase the awareness of the presence of Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission
• to find projects with a co-production potential for the Mazovia region
• to promote extraordinary locations in the very heart of Poland
• to make European producers familiar with Warsaw as a capital of Polish film industry (85% of total production in the country)
• to find international partners and interesting projects
ANNA SPISZ
MICHAŁ KOSMALA
Manager
Specialist
mob. +48 667 550 565
email: [email protected]
email: [email protected]
14 // INSTITUTIONS //
Company Focus:
based in: Katowice
www.silesiafilm.com
• film commission
• services for international projectss
• funding
SILESIA FILM
• co-productions
• film festival
We are a cultural institution operating under the auspices of the
Silesian Voivodeship local government.
Our objectives include developing the Silesian Film Fund, with
special focus on the Silesia Film Commission, as well as networking in the Silesian Voivodeship among small, local cinemas
which present repertoire of high artistic value. Our flagship project is the International Festival of Film Producers, organized in
Katowice every year in October.
Goals in Berlin:
Looking for co-productions and producers for
IFFP REGIOFUN.
Mariusz Wróbel
ANNA SZRAMA
MAGDALENA RYCHLA
Director
Deputy Director
Film Production Specialist
mob. +48 601 794 745
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 606 747 403
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 607 404 735
email: [email protected]
15 // INSTITUTIONS //
Company Focus:
based in: Wrocław
www.wroclawfilmcommission.pl
• film commission
• co-productions
• services for international projectss
WROCLAW FILM COMMISSION
Wroclaw Film Commission provides full professional support
for producers and filmmakers interested in filming in the Wroclaw and Lower Silesia region by searching for film locations
and obtaining shooting permissions and contacts with local
governments and film industry. WFC also coordinates the Lower
Silesian Film Competition (regional film fund) announced annually for feature films, documentaries and animations connected
with the region through locations, themes and/or crew members.
• funding
Goals in berlin:
Promoting unique Wroclaw and Lower Silesian locations, our film potential and local film industry.
Searching for international co-productions to be realized in the Lower Silesia region.
RAFAŁ BUBNICKI
NATALIA STYSŁO
Head of Film Commission
Film Production Specialist
mob. +48 601 384 194
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 531 693 290
email: [email protected]
16 // INSTITUTIONS //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.ekranplus.eu
EKRAN+
( WAJDA STUDIO & WAJDA
SCHOOL )
Since 2001 Wajda School & Wajda Studio provides professional training to Polish and international filmmakers on a master
level. EKRAN+ helps directors, writers and producers to explore,
identify and refine the tone and visual language of film, advances participants’ scripts and produces two scenes from each
script.
• education for film professionals
Goals in berlin:
Promotion of EKRAN+ training programme organized
by Wajda Studio & School with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA EU Programme and European Partners.
AGNIESZKA MARCZEWSKA
EKRAN+ manager
mob. +48 504 290 584
email: [email protected]
17 // Production & postproduction //
Production &
postproduction
18 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Krakow
www.akademiamultiart.pl
• co-productions
• documentary production
• services for international projects
• postproduction
• feature production
• education for film professionals
AKADEMIA MULTI ART
Multi Art Academy (AMA) is a private, post-secondary art and film
school offering a wide range of training in film professions. AMA specializes in modern visualization, conception and practice of filmmaking, digital postproduction, film production and acting.
AMA Film is a production house of documentary and feature films.
Goals in berlin:
• We are looking for possibilities of cooperation with film schools and possibilities for co-production for our film projects.
• We are looking for filmmakers with big experience in each profession who could teach at our workshops in Krakow.
• We also offer rental of film equipment and hardware/software for postproductio
editing VFX/sound.
PIOTR LENAR
President of AMA and cinematographer
mob. +48 600 052 291
email: [email protected]
19 // Production & postproduction //
COMPANY FOCUS
based in: Warsaw
www.akson-studio.pl
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• feature production
AKSON STUDIO
Established in 1992, it is one of the leading production companies in Poland. It cooperated with such outstanding filmmakers
as: Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polański, Márta Mészáros, Jerzy Skolimowski. Akson Studio has successfully produced and co-produced more than 40 TV series and 35 feature films, such as the
Oscar nominated Katyn or the awarded at Berlinale Sweet Rush.
Akson Studio has also produced two of the recent biggest Polish
movies Warsaw 44 and the acclaimed Wałęsa: Man Of Hope.
• TV series production
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
Goals in Berlin:
We are looking for interesting projects for international co-productions, as well
projects for which we could provide servicing in Poland.
Projects in BERLIN:
// NEW WORLD //
It’s a story about three young immigrants who try to find their place
in a new world... in Poland. An Afghan with a post-war trauma,
a Ukrainian lost and confused by her own body and a Belarusian
who’s running away from painful love.
stage of production: : completed
genre: drama
length: 87’
language: Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
budget: 500,000 EUR
financing in place: completed
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: Polish Film Institute, TVP Polish Public Television
goal in Berlin regarding this project: meeting festival programmers
& finding distributors
JAN KWIECIŃSKI
MARIA HERBICH
Producer
Production & Sales Coordinator
mob. +48 609 856 659
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 600 928 515
email: [email protected]
20 // Production & postproduction //
Company focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.amondofilms.com
• co-productions
• TV series production
• services for international projects
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
• feature production
• documentary production
AMONDO FILMS
AMONDO Films is a production company associating international filmmakers and people who share their passion and love
for the art of cinema. AMONDO Films helps young filmmakers
to produce their projects, explore new artistic areas, and introduce newcomers to the world of motion picture. Through documentary films, shorts and feature films, the group communicates their beliefs and their perception of the world.
Goals in Berlin:
• Promoting our film Maquinaria Pan-
americana screened in the Forum
Section at Berlinale
• Selling our feature film Hel
• Finding co-producers for a documenta-
ry series
• Making new life-long connections in the film industry
• Finding co-producers for upcomning feature films
PAWEŁ TARASIEWICZ
KATIA PRIWIZIENCEW
IGOR PAJĄK
Producer / Director
Producer / Director
Executive producer
mob. +48 501 209 172
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 888 129 922
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 785 530 404
email: [email protected]
21 // Production & postproduction //
AMONDO FILMS
CLEMENCE THURNIGER
DOMINIKA TRUSKOLASKA
Producer
Production manager
mob. +48 510 670 786
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 696 396 797
email: li[email protected]
22 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// ANTIDOTE //
// TAIPHOON //
// BRACIA (BROTHERS) //
A large pharmaceutical company carries out a risky experiment
on Zoe, who rebels as she discovers the true intentions of the
corporation. Zoe realises that she is only a tool in EcoCorp’s
hands so she decides to run away. It is the beginning of
a pursuit during which Zoe will have to find her identity.
Juang has to move from the distant Asia to his girlfriend Mia and
dog Typhoon. During the welcome karaoke party he is informed
that he has a debt to pay. He wants to move on from his past at
all costs but the mob and the demons tormenting him force him
to return on the path of crime.
Brandon Webb U.S. Navy soldier is also a sniper and an instructor. Brandon was winning medals for his service. President
George Bush personally awarded him with the Presidential Unit
Citation Award. As an instructor he is also the creator of a programme selecting the snipers.
stage of production: development
stage of production: development
stage of production: pre-production
genre: fiction, drama
genre: future drama
genre: documentary
length: 90’
length: 80’
length: 52’
language: English
language: English
language: English
budget: 1,250,000 EUR
budget: 200,000 EUR
budget: 50,000 EUR
financing in place: -
financing in place: 22,000 EUR
financing in place: 25,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Germany, UK, France
countries sought for co-production: UK, France, East Asia
countries sought for co-production: USA, UK, Germany
partners attached: WFDiF, Platige Image
partners attached: -
partners attached: Film Institute (PISF), Film Studio Kalejdoskop
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding co-producers
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding co-producers,
pre-sale
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding co-producers
23 // Production & postproduction //
COMPANY FOCUS
based in: Warsaw
www.porembny.com
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• documentary production
AMP POLSKA
AMP Polska focuses on quality and commercially viable European creative documentary films in co-production with other European Union countries. The production company was created
by film producer Edward Porembny who has made over 50 films
with leading TV broadcasters from all over the world. AMP Pol​ska
has well-developed co-production relationships in France, UK,
Scandinavia and Germany. The company has received several
Media Creative Europe grants including the Slate Funding Grant.
Goals in Berlin:
We are going to present to co-producers, TV stations, distributors and sales agents
our documentary and feature-length drama projects to find partners in productions. We are looking for German and Scandinavian co-producers, European TV
stations and world sales agents.
Projects in BERLIN:
// OLD AND CRAZY //
An old couple hiding behind masks has managed to steal ten
thousand euros. Since then they’ve been moving hotels and...
stealing, and... fulfilling their dreams, which they could have
never afforded before. Even the craziest ones.
stage of production: development
genre: mockumentary, comedy
length: 90’
language: German, English
budget: approx. 1,200,000 EUR
financing in place: : 413,000 EUR
EDWARD POREMBNY
MONIKA SIERADZKA
countries sought for co-production: Germany, Scandinavian
countries
Producer
Associate Producer
partners attached: Miriquidi Films, Lightcraft Advertising
mob. +48 602 758 197
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 691 977 390
email: [email protected]
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding a world sales
agent, co-producer and TV station
24 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in BERLIN:
// COLD WAR JOKERS //
// EUROPE AND TERRORISM //
We will follow and study lives of famous spies who worked for
both sides of the Cold War. We want to picture our protagonists
from humane perspective – how much they sacrificed, how they
were able to stand living in the state of a permanent lie, and
how such a stress affected their personal lives.
In the style of a road movie, this documentary will examine how
various European security services work together to combat terrorism on the continent. Between an uncoordinated response
and a Patriot Act à l’Américaine, can Europe find its own path in
the fight against terror?
stage of production: development
stage of production: advanced development
genre: documentary series
genre: documentary film
length: 5x45’
length: 90’
language: German, English, French, Russian, Polish
language: French, German, English, Polish
budget: approx. 750,000 EUR
budget: approx. 350,000 EUR
financing in place: 300,000 EUR
financing in place: 275,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Germany, Scandinavian
countries
countries sought for co-production: Germany, Scandinavian
countries
partners attached: Moers Media, ZDF, TVP
partners attached: Ladybirds Films, ARTE, TVP
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding one additional TV
station and co-producer
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding one additional TV
station and co-producer
25 // Production & postproduction //
COMPANY FOCUS:
based in: Warsaw
• feature production
• documentary production
• TV series production
ANDERSA STREET ART AND MEDIA
Andersa Street was founded in 2008 and is a new concept speciali­
zing in high profile art-house films aiming at discovering new values in cinematography. Its core business is focused on feature and
documentary films which have won many awards at film festivals
over the years such as: The Forest, Basia z Podlasia. Current titles
include Ederly and Hello, Let’s Play Jazz Together which are unique
in their respectives categories.
Projects in BERLIN:
Goals in Berlin:
Our priority task is promoting our new feature film
Ederly. The marketing screening of the film will take
place on February 13, 2016 at 17:10 in the Parliament
Studio. Additionally, we are interested in establishing
new production contacts connected with new feature
film projects in development.
// ELDERLY //
Slaw arrives to the town Ederly. He is a restorer and expects to
find a job. When he gets to an old house, the guest is received
as a long-awaited member of the family. Ederly is a surrealistic
comedy with elements of crime. Black and white stylized photography combined with Kafka’s spirit.
stage of production: completed
genre: comedy-drama
length: 92’
language: Polish
budget: 800,000 EUR
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: –
BOŻENA KRAKÓWKA
partners attached: Heliograf, D35 Integrated Cinema Service,
Film Factory, Toya Studios
Producer
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding sales agents and
distributors
mob. +48 603 353 748
email: [email protected]
26 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
• co-productions
based in: Łódź
www.animapol.pl
• feature production
• animation production
ANIMA-POL FILM STUDIO
Anima-Pol Film Studio was established in Łódź in 1989. From the
beginning, the studio’s main field of activity has been animated
films and educational programmes for children. Anima-Pol has
been developing rapidly, especially during the last 10 years, and
apart from animation it’s also producing live-action films and
documentaries, often co-produced with international partners.
Currently the studio is developing 2 animated series, one animated feature film for children and 2 live-action feature films.
• documentary production
• TV series production
Goals in BERLIN:
We hope to establish new potential partnerships and
raise interest in our newest productions, focusing on
children’s audience.
Projects in berlin:
// THE STING TEAM //
Three kids and a dog with a tiny help from their Granddad (former Secret
Agent) on the trail of mysterious phenomena and undiscovered secrets.
stage of production: development
genre: animated series
length: 11’ x 13 episodes
language: Polish (English subtitles)
budget: 750,000 EUR
financing in place: 40,000 EUR (Polish Film Institute – development
grant)
countries sought for co-production: anyone interested
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for partners and feedback
JOANNA WENDORFF
Producer
mob: +48 510 035 913
email: [email protected]
27 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in berlin:
// THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF LOST SOCKS //
// THE SECRET OF THE FERN FLOWER II //
// MR. BUTTERWALK //
Have you ever thought what is happening to all these lost socks
that everyone of us lose in the laundry? They might just want
to have a more fascinating life than to serve your feet, f.e to became a film star. Our series will tell the amazing stories of single
socks that are lost in the laundry.
The adventures of the characters known to the kid’s audience
from the first part of the movie. The amusing journey in the
world of toys and fairy-tales.
A humoresque about a worm too fat to become a butterfly.
stage of production: development
genre: animated series
length: 11’ x 13 episodes
stage of production: development
genre: 3D animated feature
length: 80’
language: Polish (English subtitles)
stage of production: development
genre: animated short
length: 6’
language: no dialogues
budget: 50,000 EUR
budget: 650,000 EUR
financing in place: – (applied for production grant in Polish Film
Institute)
budget: 750,000 EUR
financing in place: – (applied for development grant in Polish
Film Institute)
countries sought for co-production: anyone interested
financing in place: – (applied for development grant in Polish
Film Institute)
countries sought for co-production: anyone interested
language: Polish (English subtitles)
countries sought for co-production: anyone interested
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for partners and
feedback
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for partners and
feedback
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for partners and
feedback
28 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in berlin:
// SACCULINA CARCINI //
Metaphoric story about Cornelius, the Crab, who is infected by
a strange parasite and does though personality disorder which
for him turns out to be unforgettable and unbeatable experience.
stage of production: pre-production
genre: animated series
length: 7’
language: Polish (English subtitles)
budget: 60,000 EUR
financing in place: 37,000 EUR (Polish Film Institute
– production grant)
countries sought for co-production: anyone interested
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for partners and
feedback
29 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
• co-productions
based in: Warsaw
www.arkanastudio.pl
• feature production
• animation production
ARKANA – FILM STUDIO
• documentary production
• TV series production
• education for film professionals
Arkana – the film studio is an independent production company, established by Dorota Roszkowska in 2003. Its domain is
documentary film. It is based in Warsaw and works all over the
world. Arkana’s purpose is the deed of the things as indicated
by the Latin word arcanus. Main fields of Arkana Studio’s activity are: production, education and promotion of documentary
film.
Projects in berlin:
Goals in BERLIN:
To find televisions interested in pre-buy, a film festival for world premieres, a Scandinavian co-producer,
Canadian and Russian co-producers, and to find sales
agents and distributors.
// HABIT AND ARMOUR //
Presenting the history of the Order of the Teutonic Knights since their beginnings in the era of the crusades up to their fall and secularization in the 16th
century. A special focus is put on the strategic game between Poland, Lithuania
and the Monks’ State.
stage of production: shooting
genre: documentary
length: 90’ / 2 x 56’
language: Polish, Lithuanian, English, German
budget: 650,000 EUR
financing in place: fully financed
countries sought for co-production: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain
DOROTA ROSZKOWSKA
partners attached: Artbox, Polish Film Institute, Polish-German CoDevelopment Fund, National Audiovisual Institute, Lithuanian Film Centre,
FDR postproduction studio, The Malbork Castle Museum, MX35 Camera rental
Producer
goal in Berlin regarding this project: to find televisions interested in pre-buy
and a film festival for the world premiere
mob: +48 604 579 333
email: [email protected]
30 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in berlin:
// VISTULA SUNKEN TREASURES //
// SING //
// HONEY HUNTERS //
The story of the sculptures that have been searched and found
by scientific expeditions at the bottom of the Vistula River.
These architectonic elements of Warsaw residencies have been
stolen in the 17th century by the Swedish army. What do the old
stones have to tell us today?
A film about throat singers in Tuva (Russian Federation) and
Canada. The protagonists are women practising the traditional
art of singing, reserved only for men. The most vulnerable in the
modern societies, they are claiming the voice in both modern
and traditional society and getting their stories told.
Honey Hunters is a story about the fascinating life of bees and
the revival of tree beekeeping in the forests of Poland. The inspiration comes from the local past and from primeval culture of
Ural and Nepal. This film renews connection between humans
and bees.
stage of production: shooting
stage of production: shooting
stage of production: postproduction
genre: creative documentary
genre: creative documentary
genre: green documentary
length: 72’
length: 45’
length: 56’/76’
language: Polish, Swedish
language: Polish, English, Tuvan, Russian
language: English, Polish, French, Russian, Nepali
budget: 200,000 EUR
budget: 200,000 EUR
budget: 350,000 EUR
financing in place: 150,000 EUR
financing in place: 100,000 EUR
financing in place: 300,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Sweden, Norway
countries sought for co-production: Canada, France, Russia
partners attached: Polish Film Institute, Polish Television
(TVP2), Sveriges Television (SVT), Mazovia Film Fund, Museum of
Warsaw, Orka – postproduction studio
partners attached: Polish Film Institute, Polish Television (TVP
Kultura), Taskovski Film, MEDIA
countries sought for co-production: USA, France, Belgium,
Austria, Russia
goal in Berlin regarding this project: a Scandinavian co-producer,
to find televisions interested in pre-buy and a film festival for the
world premiere
goal in Berlin regarding this project: to find televisions interested
in pre-buy, and Canadian and Russian co-producers
partners attached: Arte, Polish Television (TVP2), Polish Film
Institute, MEDIA
goal in Berlin regarding this project: to find sales agents and
distributors, to find televisions interested in pre-buy, and a film
festival for the world premiere
31 // Production & postproduction //
COMPANY FOCUS
based in: Warsaw
www.balapolis.com
• co-productions
• TV series production
• services for international projects
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
• feature production, documentary production
BALAPOLIS
A production company based in Warsaw, Poland. Agata Szymań­
ska & Magdalena Kamińska, a unique producer duet, two different personalities that complement each other. Balapolis
specialises in feature films. We take active part in Polish and international industry to develop our company and film projects.
Our recent feature film Baby Bump premiered at the 72nd Venice
International Film Festival 2015. Belrinale 2016 market screening:
Mon 15.02, 11:30, Parliament.
• distribution
Goals in Berlin:
Our goal during Berlinale is to find distribution for Baby Bump dir. Kuba Czekaj,
co-producers for our next feature films Werewolf dir. Adrian Panek, Trickster Felice
dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska). We are open for a minority co-productions, genre
thriller and drama.
Projects in BERLIN:
// BABY BUMP //
dir. Kuba Czekaj
Mickey House is an 11-year-old who is increasingly frustrated with
his changing body. He is no longer a child but who is he? He is a loner at school, his mom is an enigma to him and everything turns to
the extreme. In a mix of reality and imagination Mickey faces the
fact – growing up is not for kids.
stage of production: completed
genre: drama
length: 90’
language: Polish, English
budget: –
MAGDALENA KAMIŃSKA
AGATA SZYMAŃSKA
financing in place: –
Producer
Producer
countries sought for co-production: –
mob. +48 601 980 737
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 514 593 757
email: [email protected]
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: sales & distribution
32 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
• co-productions
based in: Warsaw
www.bigwavefilms.pl
• feature production
BIG WAVE FILMS
At Big Wave Films our goal is to develop & produce films by new
generation of film directors. We want to create a creative bay
for talented filmmakers and together make innovative films,
both fiction and documentaries, for international audience.
Apart from our own production, we are open for co-productions
as well as services for productions from outside of Poland who
would like to shoot in Poland.
Goals in BERLIN:
Looking for financing and world sales for our project People I’m Not and for new interesting projects
to co-produce. We are also happy to act as a service
company (from development to postproduction) for
projects from outside of Poland.
Projects in berlin:
// PEOPLE I’M NOT //
This psychological drama is a magical story about two solitaries
who start a strange roleplaying game in order to find strength to
move on with their lives and finally be themselves.
www.peopleimnot.com
stage of production: advanced development
genre: psychological drama
length: 90’
language: Italian
budget: 2,000,000 EUR
financing in place: : 490,000 EUR
JOANNA ZIELIŃSKA
countries sought for co-production: Switzerland, Poland, Italy
Producer
partners attached: Imago Film (Switzerland), Big Wave Films &
Artcore (Poland), Malia srl (Italy)
mob: +48 509 335 976
email: [email protected]
goal in Berlin regarding this project: We are looking for world
sales agent and possible additional investors.
33 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.bowandaxe.com
• co-productions
• documentary production
• services for international projects
• TV series production
BOW AND AXE ENTERTAINMENT
• feature production
Bow and Axe was established in 1990 by producer Marek Nowo­
wiejski, who in 1992 made he first independently produced Polish
feature film. All That Really Matters dir. by Robert Glinski won the
National Film Prize and was an official selection for an Academy
Award. From then on, Bow and Axe has produced a number of feature films and over 50 documentaries, TV shows and commercials.
Marek Nowowiejski is a co-founder of the Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce.
• animation production
• other productions
(commercials, music videos, etc.)
Goals in Berlin:
We are looking for feature and documentary film projects
which include elements that allow for co-production
with Poland, as well as projects for production service in
Poland, Ukraine, Romania and Armenia.
Projects in Berlin:
// The Flytrap Factory //
In an unspecified time period, the trial of Chaim Rumkowski,
one of the most controversial figures of the modern world, takes
place. An individual high-up in the hierarchy of miracles orders
a contemporary narrator to cover the courtroom hearings.
stage of production: development
genre: historical fantasy drama
length: 100’
language: Polish, German, Czech, Yiddish
budget: 2.5 million EUR
financing in place: 25%
Marek Nowowiejski
countries sought for co-production: Israel
President
partners attached: Transfax
mob. +48 601 826 066
email: [email protected]
what is your goal in Berlin regarding this project: The search for
co-producers and sales agent.
34 // Production & postproduction //
COMPANY FOCUS
based in: Łódź / Wrocław
www.centralafilm.pl
• co-productions
• feature production
• animation production
• documentary production
CENTRALA
• distribution
Centrala (est. 2004) focuses on producing documentary and fiction
films by young filmmakers. Centrala produced six fictions and twelve
documentaries that have been shown at dozens of international festivals such as Cannes, Vision du Reel, Cinema du Reel, Planete +Doc,
Hot Docs, Krakow Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival.
Our films received 44 awards in many categories including 10 Grand
Prix and 6 Best Picture awards. Currently we have four films at the
postproduction stage and five in development.
Goals in Berlin:
We are hoping to find new interesting projects that have a potential to be
Polish co-productions. We are looking for projects from Europe, specifically
films for children, genre films or dramas with 1-4 million EUR budgets.
Projects in BERLIN:
// NIX //
A 35-years-old woman who wants to be an HGV driver begins a new
life. The road is torturous, and the price is derision and isolation,
but she fulfils her desire and sets off on her first solo trip as a fully-qualified driver… the first woman. She’s won… but is that a certainty? Reality leaves no illusions.
stage of production: development
genre: drama
length: 100’
language: Polish, German, Danish
budget: 2,000,000 EUR
financing in place: 40,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: German, Denmark
partners attached: INDI FILM, BEO FILM
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding postproduction
companies, sales agents, broadcasters
PAWEŁ KOSUŃ
JACEK NAGŁOWSKI
Producer
Producer
mob. +48 664 084 949
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 697 991 639
email: [email protected]
35 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in berlin:
// PARDON//
// FOREVER WEST //
// ZUZA //
A story of parents of a cursed solider, told from the perspective
of their 17-year-old grandson Janek. “Odrowąż” dies in 1946; the
Ministry of Public Security digs up his body four times to make
sure that “the enemy of the state” is truly dead. His family embarks on a journey to make sure he gets a funeral he deserves.
Forever West is a story about the first love experienced by
a chari­smatic and mature-for-their-age couple, held in the road
movie convention. It contains elements of a chase and is served
with a pinch of humour and satire on the adult world.
Zuza, a young girl bursting with creative energy, together with
her grandfather discovers the fascinating world of art. In each
episode she will have to face a different problem and will get to
meet another great artist, who will help her with her troubles.
stage of production: development
stage of production: development
genre: children film
genre: animation series
length: 90’
length: 9 x 30’
language: Polish, German
language: can be dubbed in any language
budget: 1,500,000 EUR
budget: 3,000,000 EUR
financing in place: 100,000 EUR
financing in place: 100,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Germany
countries sought for co-production: Germany, Switzerland,
Czech Republic, France, Spain and other European countries
stage of production: development
genre: historical drama
length: 100’
language: Polish
budget: 3,000,000 EUR
financing in place: 100,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Czech Republic, Germany,
Slovakia
partners attached: German co-producer
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding broadcasters, sales
agents, other co-producers
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding co-producers
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding co-producers
36 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in berlin:
// MONK OF THE SEA//
// Forest, 4 am //
A young, twenty-something-year-old student leads a life that
focuses on entertainment and parties. One day, he decides to
become a short-term monk. He hopes to find his life goal within
15 days. This is how long he is about to stay in an unusual mona­
stery surrounded by water, where he will be ordained.
Forest, 4 am is a story of Forst, once a rich businessman, now
a grown wild man who lives in a forest; Nata – a prostitute working on a high-way; and Jadzia – a stubborn girl, who one day
shows up in the forest and forces Forst to take care of her.
stage of production: postproduction
stage of production: postproduction
genre: documentary
length: 70’
language: Thai
budget: 200,000 EUR
financing in place: 170,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding broadcasters,
postproduction companies, sales agents
genre: drama
length: 90’
language: Polish
budget: 500,000 EUR
financing in place: 450,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding broadcasters, sales
agents
37 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.di-factory.com
DI FACTORY
DI Factory – on the Polish market since 2012 – is a company stemming from many years of experience in digital image processing for
feature films. DI Factory guarantees the highest standards of image
quality during the entire postproduction process including: digital
intermediate, advanced colour grading, editing or DCP mastering.
DI Factory company follows the latest trends in the film industry.
The company played the main role in the postproduction of Ida by
Paweł Pawlikowski – a Polish Oscar winner
• co-productions
• postproduction
Goals in Berlin:
• presenting abilities of the company to all the potential clients such as producers and co-produ­ cers working on international markets
• observation of all new trends that can be seen in this year feature film productions
• exchange of ideas and experiences with people from the film industry
• establishing new business contacts
JĘDRZEJ SABLIŃSKI
CEO
mob. +48 887 807 800
email: [email protected]
38 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.studiodzwiekownia.pl
DŹWIĘKOWNIA SOUND
POST PRODUCTION
We offer a complete audio production package – from sound recording on location to audio postproduction i.e. sound editing,
sound design, sound mixing and audio mastering in features,
documentaries, animations and experimental films.
• co-productions
• postproduction
Goals in Berlin:
Looking for Polish and international projects, also in the early stage of production
or pre-production, including co-productions.
MICHAŁ MYŚLIŃSKI
AGATA CHODYRA
Founder/Owner
Sound director
mob. +48 502 986 148
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 606 280 606
email: [email protected]
39 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.endorfinastudio.com
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• feature production
ENDORFINA STUDIO
Endorfina Studio, founded by Marta Golba, is a young and dynamic
production studio based in Warsaw. Drawing from the traditions of
Polish cinema and crossing the boundaries of genres, it is always
searching for new ways of cinematic expression.
Endorfina’s debut feature film, the award-winning 15 Corners Of The
World, premiered at IFF Locarno 2014, where it won the Critics Week
Award. The latest production All These Sleepless Nights has just premiered at Sundance Film Festival.
• documentary production
• other productions
(commercials, music videos, etc.)
Goals in Berlin:
• Sales and promotion of the latest production
All These Sleepless Nights.
• The company is also searching for international partners to establish long lasting relations.
Projects in BERLIN:
// ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS //
What does it mean to be truly awake in a world that seems satisfied to
be asleep? Kris and his best friend Michal push their experiences of life
and love to a breaking point as they restlessly roam the streets of Warsaw,
adrift in the uncertainty and euphoria of youth.
stage of production: postproduction / completed
genre: fiction / documentary
length: 106’
language: Polish
budget: 300,000 EUR
financing in place: 230,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: TBC
partners attached: IPolish Film Institute, TVP S.A, Mazovia Film Fund,
Pulse Films (UK), Brit Doc, Sundance Institute, Filmmaker Fund
goal in Berlin regarding this project: partners to complete the film;
sales and promotion
MARTA GOLBA
Producer
mob. +48 501 065 821
email: [email protected]
40 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Łódź
www.entertainpictures.com
• co-productions
• documentary production
ENTERTAIN PICTURES
Entertain Pictures is a young but ambitious production company focused on
creative documentaries and mockumentaries. The company is based in Łódź
(a city in the middle of Poland) and is a member of the Polish Audiovisual
Producers Chamber of Commerce. The founder has almost 10 years of experience in the film industry. The feature-length documentary Diagnosis by
Ewa Podgórska is in production. The project is supported by the Polish Film
Institute and was awarded during the Krakow Film Festival.
Goals in Berlin:
• searching for partners for upcoming projects
• networking
MAŁGORZATA WABIŃSKA
CEO / Producer
mob. +48 514 709 909
email: [email protected]
41 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
• feature production
• documentary production
• TV series production
FAUN FILM
Film production company: feature, documentary and music
videos (feature debut in 2014).
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
Goals in Berlin:
• meeting with co-production partners
• looking for new partners, new cinema and
video distribution companies for my new
feature project.
EWA OGÓREK- WICHROWSKA
Robert Wichrowski
Producer
Director
mob. +48 508 154 478
mob. +48 502 555 313
email: [email protected]
email: [email protected], [email protected]
42 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.filmmedia.com.pl
• feature production
• co-productions
• TV series production
FILM MEDIA S.A.
Film Media S.A. is a production and international sales company offering Th/TV/Video rights to a variety of films and programmes – war drama, scripted formats, documentaries. Film
Media S.A. provides postproduction and 2D to 3D conversion
services.
Goals in Berlin:
Promoting the film project 303 Squadron, looking for
co-producing partners, pre-sales; feature film sales –
Heroes Of Westerplatte, Ixjana, Correspondent Bryan,
Snow White And Russian Red .
Projects in Berlin:
// 303 Squadron //
A story of the notorious Polish 303 Squadron in Great Britain during World War II based on facts and memories of late participants
of those events. A historical account of the Polish participation in
the victorious Battle of Britain.
stage of production: development
genre: adventure, war, drama
length: 115’
language: English, Polish
budget: 4,000,000 USD
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: –
Jacek Samojłowicz
partners attached: –
Producer / CEO
goal in Berlin regarding this project: pre-sales and looking for
co-producing partners
mob. +48 507 407 507
email: [email protected]
43 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
• co-productions
based in: Krakow
www.filmpolska.pl
• services for international projects
• feature production
FILM POLSKA PRODUCTIONS
• documentary production
• TV series production
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
Film Polska Productions is a film production house established in
2009 in Krakow. The company is the precursor of Indo-Polish film
exchange and the leader in re-opening Poland to films and commercials coming from India and rest of the world. Film Polska
specializes in feature film production and servicing, commercials,
TV and documentary production. Credits include Kick, Shaandar,
Aazaan, Saguni, Fitoor, TV films for BBC, NATGEO, History Channel
and over 40 tvc’s.
Projects in Berlin:
Goals in Berlin:
We are actively looking for a film that could be shot in
Poland as well as for carefully selected co-production
projects. We are also looking for partners for our films:
Three seconds, The Last Witness and Chor Police.
// THREE SECONDS //
Caught in the conflict between indigenous people and a military
desperate to keep power, a UN peacekeeper violates orders and
takes sides. Set among the violence of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of
Bangladesh, Three Seconds is a modern thriller about taking action,
no matter the consequences
stage of production: development
genre: thriller
length: 105’
language: English, local dialects
budget: 3.3 million USD
financing in place: 25%
Krzysztof Sołek
countries sought for co-production: France, UK, Spain
CEO / Producer
partners attached: Dalka Thierry Potok, Jar Pictures, Ethan Films
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finance research, finding
partners, finding sales agent
email: [email protected]
44 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin
// The Last Witness //
// CHOR POLICE //
The story of a neophyte journalist in post-war Bristol who discovers the last witness in the West who could testify in a little
known execution/genocide of Polish nationals by Stalin’s secret
police in 1940.
In the beautiful jungles of Chhattisgarh, four tribal kids are being hunted down after having escaped from their respective
military camps. Their journey uncovers the dark side of India’s
growth story.
stage of production: preproduction
stage of production: development
genre: political thriller
genre: political crime drama based on true incidents
length: 100’
length: 95’
language: English, Polish
language: English, Hindi, a local dialect
budget: 3 million USD
budget: 1.5 million USD
financing in place: 85%
financing in place: 35%
countries sought for co-production: –
countries sought for co-production: Germany, France
partners attached: Vicarious Dreams, Carol Harding
partners attached: Faizee Productions & Starfish Productions
Hussain Shaikh & Keith Gomes
goal in Berlin regarding this project: closing finances,
finding partners
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding a possible partners
for co-production, finding sales agent, securing financing
45 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Łódź
• co-productions
• documentary production
FUNDACJA KAMERA
(FORMERLY FUNDACJA BRIKABRAK)
Film Foundation Kamera is managed by Alexandre Dayet – a producer, director,
scriptwriter born in France; a graduate of film production department at Natio­nal
Film School in Lodz; and independent film director and producer in Poland from
2005; from 2013 a PhD student at the National Film School in Lodz in production department. He has co-produced feature and medium documentary films in Poland
(PISF) with Dérives (Jean Pierre Dardenne, Belgium), Agat Films (Paris), Revolt Cinema
(Paris).
Goals in Berlin:
I’m looking for German and Israeli co-producers
interested in developing a Polish documentary
project: Across The Line.
Projects in Berlin:
// ACROSS THE LINE //
Every year in Israel hundreds of people quit ultra-religious communities in order to begin a new life in the secular world. They undergo
ostracism, lose their friends and have to endure a drastic solitude.
The film will present the story of three characters who have decided
to give up their former life.
stage of production: development
genre: documentary film
length: 52’
language: Hebrew
budget: 150,000 EUR
ALEXANDRE DAYET
financing in place: 15,000 EUR
Producer / Director
countries sought for co-production: Germany, Israel
mob. +48 519 569 691
partners attached: France
email: [email protected]
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding co-producers
46 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Gdańsk
www.g-s.pl
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• animation production
GS ANIMATION
(GRUPA SMACZNEGO)
• TV series production
GS Animation is a boutique studio and production company founded in 2004. We
started from shorts and outsourced TV series. In 2011, together with our Polish
partner SMF, we created our original IP Mami Fatale, of which we have completed
2 seasons, 13 episodes each, now on sale. We will start the production of the 3rd
season in 2016. We’re currently at the pre-production stage of a preschool series
Basia. We are also working on two projects at the development stage – film Mice
on Strike and TV series Grand Banda.
Goals in Berlin:
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
GS Animation is looking for a distributor for our animated TV series: Basia
for preschoolers and Mami Fatale and Grand Banda for kids aged 6-9. We
are also interested in finding co-producers and new partners for our animated feature film Mice on Strike. We offer high quality animation services
to other companies, and therefore we are also looking for opportunities of
service work.
// GRAND BANDA //
Watch out for Kezzie and Maggie – two retired secret agents who spent
their lifetimes on secret missions completing the most difficult tasks. They
once defused nuclear missiles; now they buy groceries. But their methods
haven’t changed one bit. They jump right into action and save the day,
granny-style.
stage of production: in development
genre: animated TV series for kids 6 – 9
length: 26 x 7’
language: Polish
budget: 1,200,000 EUR
financing in place: 50,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: EU countries, India, USA
partners attached: Polish Film Institute
goal in Berlin regarding this project: We are looking for co-producers,
distributor, pre-sales and potential investors. The pilot of the series will be
ready for pre-sales in May 2016.
ŁUKASZ KACPROWICZ
Anna Głowik
Co-founder, Director
Production Manager
mob. +48 602 224 719
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 606 930 579
email: [email protected]
47 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// BASIA //
// MAMI FATALE //
// MICE ON STRIKE //
Basia is a little girl with quite a character. She lives in a city with
her mum, dad, two brothers and her special friend – Teddy the
Teddy Bear. Basia likes books and inventing new games. Sometimes impatient or misbehaving, but never mean, she is always
keen on learning about the world around her.
Mami Fatale series presents unusual adventures of mildmannered old lady, Mami Fatale, the best cook in the world,
and her pets, Doggie and Piglet. These are the tasty tales for
children, promoting healthy cooking and friendship.
The struggle for cheese and freedom rages as 12-year-old mouse
Maya fights to change the world of Squeek from one of selfishness and greed to one ruled by solidarity and harmony…
stage of production: in distribution
stage of production: pre-production
genre: animated TV series for kids 3 – 8
length: 13 x 11’
genre: animated TV series for kids 3 – 8
length: 26 x 10’
stage of production: development
genre: feature animation
length: 75’
language: Polish
language: Polish
language: : Polish, English (English title: Waffles, Butch &
Granny)
budget: 875,000 EUR
budget: –
financing in place: 150,000 EUR
financing in place: 525,000 EUR
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: EU countries
countries sought for co-production: EU countries
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: Polish Film Institute, National Audiovisual
Institute, Studio SPOT, EGMONT
partners attached: Studio Miniatur Filmowych (SMF), Polish Film
Institute, Creative Europe MEDIA, National Audiovisual Institute
partners attached: Creative Europe MEDIA, Sola Media, Studio
SPOT
goal in Berlin regarding this project: We are looking for coproducers, distributor, pre-sales and potential investors. The
pilot of the series is available upon request.
goal in Berlin regarding this project: We are looking for
a distributor of 2 completed seasons of Mami Fatale and
potential partners and/or pre-sales for a production of the 3rd.
budget: 2,500,000 EUR
goal in Berlin regarding this project: We are interested in finding
co-producers and new partners for our animated feature film
Mice on Strike, and we would like to raise the budget for the
production until the end of 2016.
48 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.human-ark.com
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• animation production
HUMAN ARK
Animation and VFX studio. Produces animated feature films,
shorts, TV series and offers high-end VFX services. The team
of 35 artist specialises in character animation in a wide range
of styles from photo-real to stylised and cartoony. Currently
Human Ark develops the animated family comedy Diplodocus,
which Variety called ”the highest-profile work of its kind to
come out of Poland”. Human Ark can contribute to international projects as a minority co-producer or service producer.
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
Goals in Berlin:
Meetings with potential partners for the animated
family comedy Diplodocus.
Looking for international animation projects or
projects which need VFX work – Human Ark can
join either as co – or service producer.
Projects in Berlin:
// DIPLODOCUS //
The great adventure of young dinosaur Diplodocus, who has to
leave his home in order to find his lost parents. Inspired by Polish
cult comic books from the 1980s.
stage of production: development
genre: animated family comedy
length: 80’
language: English
budget: 4,500,000 EUR
financing in place: 350,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Belgium, Germany, Ireland
partners attached: Polish Film Institute
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding co-producers, world
sales agent, investors
ANJA SOSIC
Producer
mob. +48 666 525 788
email: [email protected]
49 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.kijorafilm.com
• co-productions
• documentary production
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
KIJORA FILM
• postproduction
The film production company KIJORA was established by Anna
Gawlita in 2007. Just one year later KIJORA won a producer
award at 2008 Era New Horizons International Film Festival.
The company is currently working on Piotr Stasik’s experimental film Opera about Poland – a combination of an opera and
a documentary film – and Hurrah, We Are Still Alive!, the first
project carried out with Agnieszka Polska – an experimental
feature film.
Goals in Berlin:
To present our ongoing projects to international
film industry and to look for the right connections to get the projects co-financed, as well as to
search for a sales agent, funds and distributors.
To look for a TV co-producers and broadcasters
from Germany for Hurrah, We Are Still Alive!
ANNA GAWLITA
ALEKSANDRA GRAŻYŃSKA
PIOTR STASIK
Producer
Producer assistant
Opera about Poland, director
mob. +48 609 421 497
email: [email protected]; [email protected]
mob. +48 607 123 890
email: [email protected];
[email protected]
mob. +48 507 194 591
email: [email protected]
50 // Production & postproduction //
KIJORA FILM
KATARZYNA KARWAŃSKA
AGNIESZKA POLSKA
Hurrah, We Are Still Alive! co-producer
Hurrah, We Are Still Alive! director
mob. +48 606 933 119
mob. +48 507 194 591
email: [email protected]
email: [email protected]
51 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// HURRAH, WE ARE STILL ALIVE! //
// OPERA ABOUT POLAND //
It’s a story about a group of actors centered around the
charismatic Director. Actors are ready for brutal competition
to win His favor and live together in a group that looks like
a commune just to be closer to dominant One. In the movie
Director is absent. The figure of the absent main character is
based on Reiner Werner Fassbidner.
It will be the first in Poland mix of two genres: an opera and
a documentary film. A music piece, written especially for this
occasion, will be combined with documentary pictures (showing Poland and Polish people) and word (announcements from
local papers, fragments of radio auditions, poetry and prose).
stage of production: production
stage of production: pre-production
genre: feature, comedy-drama
length: 82’
language: : Polish
budget: 230,000 EUR
financing in place: 163,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Germany
partners attached: Film Institute, Film Studio Rabarbar,
Museum of Modern Art
goal in Berlin regarding this project: to find co-production
partners (especially interested in the Polish-German Film
Fund), TV co-producers and broadcasters, to contact festivals
representatives, distributors and sales agent
genre: opera
length: 75’
language: Polish
budget: 210,445 EUR
financing in place: 191,355 EUR
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: Polish Film Institute, Polish Television,
Krakow Film Commission, Warsaw Autumn Festival
goal in Berlin regarding this project: to contact festival
representatives, distributors and sales agents
52 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.koi-studio.pl
• co-productions
• feature production
• documentary production
KOI STUDIO
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
Koi Studio was established by young filmmakers whose energy and
persistence, so characteristic of debuting artists, have been our
greatest drive. We believe that a good team of talented individuals,
a startling story and a coherent visual style are prerequisites for
a good movie. We intend to make films for those who expect entertainment, but also reflection and aesthetic satisfaction. We are
open to all forms and genres, believing that fascinating stories can
be told through both auteur and mainstream films.
Goals in Berlin:
In Berlin we will mostly focus on introducing our new projects to the international market. We are looking for co-production partners, as well as
sales and festival opportunities. On top of that, we will be focusing on
building our international network and search for new projects suitable
for co-production with Poland.
Projects in Berlin:
// JULKA, OLEK AND THE REAL TROUBLE //
The most boring thing ever for a ten-year-old is spending summer in
a city. Julka, Olek and the Real Trouble is an adventure film for children.
But the story also talks about loneliness, trust, the need to belong and
friendship. And nothing strengthens friendship better than facing real
trouble together.
stage of production: pre-production
genre: adventure film for kids
length: 90’
language: Polish
budget: 830,000 EUR
financing in place: 100,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: Locomotive Postproduction House
goal in Berlin regarding this project: sales opportunities
AGNIESZKA DZIEDZIC
Producer
mob. +48 605 164 104
email: [email protected]
53 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// POSES AND STATUES //
// THE ART OF UNDERSTANDING //
// THE CURRENT//
A hot summer in Argentina, 1953. Marisa spends her holidays
in a country home. Her daily routine is suddenly interrupted by
the arrival of an aging writer. He is looking for inspiration and,
by doing so, he casually turns the young girl’s world upside
down. A surprising game starts between the two of them.
Each year twelve young Japanese students decide to sign up for
the Polish language studies at the Tokyo University. In his docu­
mentary Matej Bobrik talks about their struggle, not only with
the Polish language, but also with how hard their projections
clash with reality.
In the 1970’s Piotr Chmieliński had only one dream: to canoe
down the Amazon River. When he was given an opportunity to
do so, Piotr abandoned his student life in Poland, promised his
fiancée that he would come back soon, and joined an expedition to South America to conquer some of the continent’s rivers.
stage of production: script development
stage of production: production
stage of production: development
genre: drama
genre: documentary comedy
genre: documentary
length: 100’
length: 52’
length: 72’
language: Polish, Spanish
language: Polish, Japanese
language: Polish, English
budget: 1,200,000 EUR
budget: 100,000 EUR
budget: 150,000 EUR
financing in place: 80,000 EUR
financing in place: 20,000 EUR
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: Argentina
countries sought for co-production: Slovakia
countries sought for co-production: TBC
partners attached: developed through Script East and EAVE
PUENTES
partners attached: Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: festival opportunities, sales
opportunities.
goal in Berlin regarding this project: partners, TV pre-sale
goal in Berlin regarding this project: partners, co-financing
54 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
• co-productions
• feature production
• documentary production
LAST MOMENT PRODUCTION
Sasha Harari, experienced producer from Hollywood, funded Last
Moment Production few years ago. The company is focused on international co-productions with partners from Europe and US. We
are currently developing Jerusalem, a documentary film by Łukasz
Konopa and a feature length biopic about Tamara de Łempicka
based on the script by Philippa Goslett Tamara Lempicka: The Beauty of Speed. Together with Pinewood Studios UK we work on Parnasus – a period crime drama television series.
• TV series production
Goals in Berlin:
Looking for co-producers and financing partners for
our projects in development, but also looking for
good scripts and co-production projects with an international distribution potential.
Projects in Berlin:
// JERUSALEM //
3 religions, 3 tours, 3 different views of the world. This is a story of
a Jew, a Muslim and a Christian guide and a portrait of modern Jerusalem – a city united and divided by its religious importance.
stage of production: development
genre: documentary
length: 52’ / 75’
language: English, Hebrew, Polish
budget: 215,350 EUR
financing in place: 15,000 EUR (development from Polish Film Institute)
countries sought for co-production: Israel, UK
ALEJANDRA LESZCZYŃSKA
partners attached: co-producers: Heymann Brothers (Israel)
Producer
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for international
distribution and financing partners
mob. +48 507 933 475
email: [email protected]
55 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Łódź
www.lavafilms.pl
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• feature production
lava films
• documentary production
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
Lava Films is a production company set up in Łódź, Poland. The
company collaborates with aspiring filmmakers as well as with established professionals coming from Poland and abroad. Our goal
is to help artists transform their potential into debuts, second features or subsequent works of film art. Lava Films aims at producing
features, documentaries and animated films bearing hallmarks of
director’s artistic and national individuality, yet reflecting universal,
humane issues of our times.
Goals in Berlin:
We will also focus on pitching our upcoming project
– Wooma and searching for interesting opportunities
for minority co-production
Projects in Berlin:
// WOOMA //
Eight-year-old Dorothy lives in a metropolitan
city. Her parents work too much and gradually
grow apart. Dorothy, left to herself, becomes
over-mature and sceptical. When she finds
out that her beloved grandma Rosalia died in
a shed fire, she cannot believe in such a strange
accident. It occurs Grandma might have been
a village witch doctor and had secret dealings
with forest demons.
stage of production: financing
genre: family-adventure
length: 90’
language: Polish
budget: 4,500,000 EUR
financing in place: 2,000,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production:
Co-producers from Europe, but we are open to
others as well, partners from Finland, Sweden
or Norway most wanted. Co-producers can
contribute with key crew members, foreign
experts in special effects, postproduction
expertise, sound design. Shooting requiring
special effects in a studio outside Poland is
planned.
goals in Berlin regarding this project: We are
looking for an additional co-producer, possible
TV pre-sales and world sales agent.
Mariusz Włodarski
Producer
mob. +48 506 061 974
email: [email protected]
56 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
• co-productions
• feature production
MADANTS
MADANTS was founded to focus on independent international film
productions. Our ambition is to make art house cinema with festival as well as distributive potential.
We are widely experienced in both project development and
executive production (Chemo dir. Bartek Prokopowicz; Agnus Dei
dir. Anne Fontaine; The Mighty Angel dir. Wojtek Smarzowski).
Goals in Berlin:
We are seeking for interesting projects and filmmakers especially young
non-conformist directors looking for challenges. Currently we have two projects at the early development stage for which we are looking for partners.
Our first project as Madants is Park by Sofia Exarchou, a Greek
-Polish co-production. The project is now at the late postproduction
stage.
KLAUDIA ŚMIEJA
BEATA RZEŹNICZEK
Producer
Producer
mob. +48 605 075 197
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 791 996 984
email: [email protected]
57 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.facebook.com/Media4FunVODTV/
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• distribution
MEDIA4FUN
Media4Fun is a film industry consulting agency, founded in 2009 by Justyna Troszczyńska. Company’s main profile is the focus on TV and VOD
worldwide rights management, but from 2015 M4F has also been involved
in production and financial support for domestic feature productions. For
2016, as a consulting agency, Media4Fun is preparing workshops for young
filmmakers on how to manage the distribution of ready-made projects.
• education for film professionals
Goals in Berlin:
Acquisition of TV and VOD rights for a new feature and documentary project
as a main goal and, together with production companies represented by
Media4Fun (for example Yeti Films, Fidelity, Figaro), searching for co-production opportunities and new business partnerships.
Projects in Berlin:
// THE DIRECTOR / WASZYNSKI //
When he walked barefooted into the town, Michał was a Jewish kid looking for
a better life. Years later he was the most prolific and successful director in Poland of the 1930’s, a scandalist, an anti-Semite, a homosexual and the director
of Dybbuk – the greatest achievement of Yiddish pre-war cinema.
stage of production: pre-production
genre: costume, drama
length: 110’
language: Polish
budget: 3,325,000 EUR
financing in place: 1,325,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Germany, Israel, France and UK; open for
co-producing with partners from all European and North American countries
partners attached: Evolution Films (Czech Republic), Orka Postproduction
Company (Poland), Kino Świat (Polish distributor)
goal in Berlin regarding this project: We are looking for co-producers and
world sales agents.
JUSTYNA TROSZCZYŃSKA
MAŁGORZATA HUBERT
VP, Sales & Acquisition
Editor in Chief
mob. +48 516 050 146
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 662 280 426
email: [email protected]
58 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// THE GIRL FROM RIO //
Ania is a beautiful and gentle woman with a lovely smile. She’s
almost thirty and she would give anything to find her Prince
Charming. Fate will take her as far as the sandy beaches of
Brazil, where Ania will live an adventure, find the man of her
dreams, but most importantly… find her true self.
stage of production: pre-production
genre: comedy
length: 100’
language: English
budget: 1,500,000 EUR
financing in place: 200,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Brazil, UK, Spain and others
partners attached: Kino Świat (Polish distributor)
goal in Berlin regarding this project: We are looking for services
in Latin America or Spain, co-producers and world sales agents.
59 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Wrocław
www.mediabrigade.pl
MEDIABRIGADE
Mediabrigade (est. 2005) came to be an independent and dynamic production company owned by its producers, Marcin Kurek &
Sylwester Banaszkiewicz. Before setting up their own company,
they both worked for the public television. The company specializes in production of feature films, documentaries, TV shows and other,
with one clear goal of bringing good quality and artistic and cultural
content to the viewers. Filmography includes: 80 Million, The Suicide
Room, I, Olga Hepnarová, TV drama The Deep End.
• co-productions
• services for
internatio­nal projects
• feature production
• documentary
produ­ction
• TV series production, postproduction
Goals in Berlin:
Apart for being present at our latest film’s premiere
(I, Olga Hepnarová), we are currently developing a feature
film based on one of the books of the famed educator,
children’s author, and paediatrician Janusz Korczak, titled Kaytek the Wizard. We are still looking for potential
partners and co-producers who might be interested in
the project.
CYPRIAN MARCHEWKA
Assistant Producer
mob. +48 607 944 094
email: [email protected]
60 // Production & postproduction //
Company focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.monolith.pl
• co-productions
• feature production
• distribution
MONOLITH FILMS
Monolith Films is a leading Polish independent company that
has been distributing and producing films since 1998. Monolith
operates in all areas of media including: theatrical, PTV and FTV,
VOD, DVD, online distribution and film production.
Goals in Berlin:
Looking for co-production partners.
Monolith’s film library has grown to nearly 1200 titles. Monolith
also takes an active part in production of international films,
co-financing, producing and distributing local hits. Recent international co-productions include: The Way Back and Venus in
Fur.
MARIUSZ ŁUKOMSKI
MAGDALENA BŁASIAK-BIELIŃSKA
President
Business and Legal Affairs Manager
mob. +48 600 173 205
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 882 072 858
email: [email protected]
61 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// THE BUILDING //
Based on a novel Memoirs Found in the Bathtub by Stanisław
Lem, The Building is a thrilling story set in a futuristic
underground complex in a totalitarian State. With its style and
atmosphere, the film refers to classic film noir detective stories.
Its protagonist is a secret agent working for the State in the
subterranean city. Having a brilliant literary original, we are
going to make a visionary thriller of epic proportions.
stage of production: development
genre: sci-fi
length: 100’
language: English
budget: 12,000,000 USD
financing in place: 2,000,000 USD
countries sought for co-production: Europe
partners attached: goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding co-production
partners
62 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.nosugarfilms.com
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• feature production
NO SUGAR FILMS
We are a company focusing on projects which bring together talented
filmmakers whose goals are to make films in a collaborative way, beco­
ming the new faces of European cinema. No Sugar’s mantra is no nonsense, no sugar coating, straight to the point, where story at heart is
a center point of every and each project. We believe that joining cultures,
outlooks and experiences adds a value to any given project, which is why
our main focus are international co-productions for international audience.
Projects in Berlin:
• documentary production
Goals in Berlin:
• Looking for great stories with international potential and interesting co-production Goals in Berlin:
opportunities.
• Searching for potential partners• and
new co-producers.
Looking
for co-productions (feature films, documentaries)
• Networking, establishing new contacts.
• TVproduction
series productions,
co-productions
• Presenting our portfolio in service
to potential
clients.
// LA HABITACIÓN//
The film delivers distinctive stories, all taking place in the same single room, spanning the last, dramatic 100 years of Mexico. The space
will witness the dreams, hopes, disappointments and dramatic destinies of its residents, delivering an intimate human history of Mexico
through the decades.
stage of production: postproduction
genre: drama
length: 120’
language: Spanish
budget: 1,568,000 EUR
financing in place: 1,468,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: Machete Producciones (Mexico, majority producer),
DI Factory, Aeroplan Studios
goal in Berlin regarding this project: to present the film to festival
programmers
MARTA LEWANDOWSKA
Małgorzata Jurczak
Producer
mob. +48 501 204 239
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 600 457 010
email: [email protected]
MARTA HABIOR
Producer
mob. +48 603 486 287
email: [email protected]
63 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// CENTAUR //
Visions of a half-man, half-horse are woven into the story of
a struggle to love and be loved, when the body of one lover is
struck with paralysis.
stage of production: completed
genre: drama, fantasy
length: 41’
language: Bosnian
budget: –
financing in place: 100%
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: Film.Factory (Bosna and Herzegovina)
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for sales and festival
opportunities
64 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.otterfilms.pl
• co-productions
• feature production
• documentary production
OTTER FILMS
The company produces both fiction and documentary films, with
an emphasis on the international market. Most of our projects are
international co-productions shot in many places all over the world
(incl. Haiti, USA, Mexico, Abkhazia, Morocco, Mongolia). Our films
travel to many significant film festivals worldwide. Currently we are
in production of Ayka, fiction by Sergey Dvortsevoy (RU/DE/PL/KZ),
And There Was Love In The Ghetto, a documentary essay by Jolanta
Dylewska and Andrzej Wajda (PL/DE).
Goals in Berlin:
The main aim for me this year is to celebrate the international premiere of Zud – a fiction film by Marta Minorowicz. Additionally, Berlinale is always a great opportunity
to find new potential partners for my future projects and
sales agents for projects we are currently working on.
Anna Wydra
Producer
mob. +48 609 841 445
email: [email protected]
65 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
• co-productions
based in: Warsaw
www.platige.com
• services for international projects
• feature production
• animation production
PLATIGE IMAGE
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
• postproduction
Platige Image is an award-winning film studio, VFX and postproduction/animation company based in Poland whose work
has been recognized at the industry’s highest levels, including
BAFTA and OSCAR nominations. Projects that made Platige famous are the studio’s animated shorts, but company specializes also in VFX. Artists from Platige work on sets in Poland, and
around the world. Overall Platige created VFX for 12 different
films.
JAROSŁAW SAWKO
Goals in Berlin:
Projects presentation, networking, and search for
new contacts. Platige is looking for a new business/
projects opportunities and also for potential investors / co-producers for our projects
KATARZYNA FUKACZ
CEO / Producer
mob. +48 601 343 009
email: [email protected]
INGA KRUK
Producer
mob. +48 601 917 626
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 600 009 111
email: [email protected]
66 // Production & postproduction //
PLATIGE IMAGE
MAGDALENA BARGIEŁ
KASIA JARZYNA
Producer
Producer
mob. +48 698 604 180
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 609 900 208
email: [email protected]
67 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE //
// THE WITCHER //
Another Day of Life is a story of a reporter Ryszard Kapuściński.
During his suicidal journey across Angola, he is faced with
situations and events which force him to reevaluate his
approach to his work and life in general. It is a dramatic account
of the three months Kapuściński spent in Angola in 1975 at the
beginning of the decades-long civil war.
stage of production: development
genre: fantasy / action
length: 100’
language: English
budget: estimated 30,000,000 USD
stage of production: production
genre: biopic
length: 80’
language: Polish, English
budget: –
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: Kanaki Films, Walking The Dog,
Wüste Film GmbH, Animationsfabrik GmbH,
Puppetworks Studios
goal in Berlin regarding this project: project presentation, search
for potential sale fields
financing in place: USA, Europe
countries sought for co-production: USA, Europe
partners attached: SDC company (USA)
goal in Berlin regarding this project: search for potential
investors/co-producers
68 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.polsat.pl
• co-productions
• feature production
• animation production
• TV series production
POLSAT TELEVISION
• distribution
Television broadcaster-commercial station
buying movies for all rights.
Goals in Berlin:
acquisition
ANNA KOZANECKA
MAGDA JANECZEK
SZYMON MIODUSZEWSKI
Head of Film Acquisition
and Programming
Licensing Department Director
Film Acquisitions Executive
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 502 985 268
email: [email protected]
69 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.shipsboy.com
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• feature production
• animation production
SHIPSBOY
• documentary production
• TV series production
A Warsaw-based production company, run by a creative trio
of two producers and a writer-director. Our main focus is on
discovering and nurturing new talents – on local as well as on
international level. With knowledge gained from projects that
we have worked on individually, we develop our slate of edgy,
innovative and audience-appealing features and creative documentaries. We are actively looking for international co-production possibilities.
Projects in Berlin:
Goals in Berlin:
In Berlin we are looking for new projects to co-produce and new talents to work with. We also want
to use Berlinale to expand our network of potential
co-producers and partners. And should time allow –
watch some movies!
// ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN //
A humorous drama about the life of mathematician Stanislav Ulam.
The film is based on the autobiography of the same title and is an
engaging ride through the 20th century science and all its geniuses
as well as an intimate story of an immigrant who tries to find a new
home while the world around him explodes in war.
stage of production: development
genre: drama, biopic
length: 100’
language: Polish, German, English
budget: 3,000,000 EUR
financing in place: 30,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Germany, Poland, UK,
worldwide
partners attached: DragonFly Films (Germany)
goal in Berlin regarding this project: rising awareness of the project
Joanna Szymańska
Producer, Partner
mob. +48 607 816 342
email: [email protected]
70 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.sonovision.pl
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• feature production
SONOVISION
• TV series production
• postproduction
• distribution
Our company deals with distribution of all types of programming in all areas of exploitation in Poland; however, we specialize in TV and cinema distribution. Through international and
national partnerships, we also deal with film production and
distribution of Polish programming worldwide.
Goals in Berlin:
To find new films for television and cinema distribution for the Polish territory, and to create new partnerships with companies which are interested in selling their programmes in Poland.
KONRAD SOSNOWSKI
President
mob. +48 669 518 787
email: [email protected]
71 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.sunpowercinema.com
• co-productions
• TV series production
• services for international projects
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
• feature production
SUNPOWER CINEMA
• documentary production
Sunpower Cinema is a new production company created by Piotr
Mularuk, an experienced director and producer, founder of Yeti
Films – the first Polish company to embark on European co-productions. Piotr is responsible for such international co-productions
as Peter Greenaway’s Nightwatching, Within the Whirlwind starring
Emily Watson or Yuma, his feature film debut as a director, premiering in Karlovy Vary in 2012.
Goals in Berlin:
Our goal is to find co-producers and world sales agents, service in Latin America
or Spain, partners with similar way of thinking, able to co-operate on our projects.
PIOTR MULARUK
AGNIESZKA SIERADZKA
CEO, Producer, Director
Producer
mob. +48 502 142 844
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 510 210 018
email: [email protected]
72 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// THE DIRECTOR / WASZYNSKI //
// THE GIRL FROM RIO //
When he walked barefooted into the town, Michał Waszyński
was a Jewish kid looking for a better life. Years later he was the
most prolific and successful director in Poland of the 1930’s,
a scandalist, an anti-Semite, a homosexual and the director of
Dybbuk – the greatest achievement of Yiddish pre-war cinema.
Ania is a beautiful and gentle woman with a lovely smile. She’s
almost thirty and she would give anything to find her Prince
Charming. Fate will take her as far as the sandy beaches of
Brazil, where Ania will live an adventure, find the man of her
dreams, but most importantly… find her true self.
stage of production: pre-production
stage of production: pre-production
genre: costume, drama
genre: romantic comedy
length: 110’
length: 100’
language: Polish
language: English
budget: 3,325,000 EUR
budget: 1,500,000 EUR
financing in place: 1,325,000 EUR
financing in place: 200,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Germany, Israel, France and
UK; open for co-producing with partners from all European and
North American countries
countries sought for co-production: Brazil, UK, Spain and others.
partners attached: Evolution Films (Czech Republic), Orka
Postproduction Company (Poland), Kino Świat (Polish
distributor)
goal in Berlin regarding this project: We are looking for coproducers and world sales agents.
partners attached: Kino Świat (Polish distributor)
goal in Berlin regarding this project: We are looking for service in
Latin America or Spain, co-producers and world sales agents.
73 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.takfilm.eu
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• feature production
TAKFILM
• documentary production
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
Takfilm is a production outlet aiming at projects for international audience. The company is open for co-productions and services for foreign producers.
The co-owner of the company, Kuba Kosma, was responsible
for production of The Performer, dir. Łukasz Ronduda and Maciej Sobieszczański. The film was awarded with Think: Film
Award at Berlinale 2015. The latest production of the company
is Strange Heaven by Dariusz Gajewski.
Goals in Berlin:
Sales for Strange Heaven, seeking for new projects.
Projects in Berlin:
// STRANGE HEAVEN //
The story of heaven turning into hell. The daughter of Polish immigrants in Sweden is being placed with a foster family by social
services. Parents undertake a dramatic fight to get their daughter back. How far will they go to reclaim their humanity?
stage of production: completed
genre: drama
length: 106’
language: Polish, Swedish, English – English subtitles
budget: 1,700,000 EUR
financing in place: –
Kuba Kosma
countries sought for co-production: –
Producer
partners attached: TVN, Agora, HBO, East of the West Cinema AB
mob. +48 602 435 513
email: [email protected]
goal in Berlin regarding this project: sales
74 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.tor.com.pl
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• feature production
TOR FILM PRODUCTION
TOR Film Production is one of the oldest and most well-known
production companies in Poland. It has co-produced many international film projects. We have produced over 100 feature
films, about 120 hours of TV series, miniseries and documentaries and we rendered services for many foreign productions.
• education for film professionals
Goals in Berlin:
Meeting prospective co-production partners for a new project Ether
directed by Krzysztof Zanussi.
Projects in Berlin:
// GAME COUNT //
Based on a novel Drive Your Plough over the Bones of the Dead by an
acclaimed Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk. A middle aged woman, astrologist
and vegetarian tries to investigate murders of the local prominent hunters.
She believes in wild animals revenge towards the victims. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.
stage of production: in production, shooting
genre: crime tragicomedy
length: 120’
language: Polish
budget: 3,200,000 EUR
financing in place: TBC
countries sought for co-production: already in place
partners attached: nutpodukce s.r.o. (Czech Republic), Heimatfilm GmbH &
Co. KG (Germany), The Chimney Pot Sverige AB (Sweden), nutprodukcia s.r.o
(Slovakia), Eurimages, Polish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute, Czech
Film Fund, MBB, Film i Vast, Odra-Film, NInA
goal in Berlin regarding this project: festival interest
IRENA STRZAŁKOWSKA
JANUSZ WĄCHAŁA
Sales and Public Relations
Deputy Director
Production Deputy Director
mob. +48 605 097 688
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 601 413 774
email: [email protected]
75 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// ETHER //
// EXERCISING INTIMACY //
Set at the beginning of the twentieth century, Ether is a story
about a military doctor who experiments with science in order
to get power over other people.
The story of a girl entering her adult life with two important
women by her side. One is her orphanage teacher, the other is
her biological mother. The former is loving yet not loved by the
girl, the latter has her daughter’s love yet she is incapable of being a mother.
stage of production: development
genre: drama
length: TBC
language: TBC
budget: –
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding partners interested
in international co-production
stage of production: development
genre: drama
length: TBC
language: Polish
budget: –
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: –
76 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw / Wrocław
www.vimeo.com/touchfilmstouchfilms
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• feature production
• documentary production
TOUCHFILMS
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
• education for film professionals)
touchFILMS is a dynamic production company set up by Aleksandra
Wojtaszek in 2011 with the idea of producing high quality content for cinema and TV. Based in Poland, it produced films in home territory as well as
in Norway, Italy, France, Turkey and Israel. A recent Belgian-Polish-French
co-production Singing in Exile has premiered at Visions du Reel 2015. We
have experience in documentary films and co-production. We are looking
for feature doc & fiction projects as a minority co-producer.
Goals in Berlin:
• new coproductions – fiction & doc – as a minority co-producer
• TV pre-sales and distributors for current projects
• new partners for future projects
Projects in Berlin:
• access to unique archives
// UTOPIA OF IMAGES //
The film relates the Russian Revolution through images from Soviet fiction
films from 1918 to 1934 and life stories of their directors. It presents the political utopia in which creative freedom is a driving force, in the shadow of
the authoritarian power that will sweep through the world
stage of production: pre-production; ready June 2017
genre: history doc
length: 52’/ 90’
language: French, English; will be dubbed
budget: 500,000 EUR
financing in place: 200,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: Les Poissons Volants – Sophie Goupil (FR), Arte (FR),
The Film Library of Toulouse
what is your goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for TV pre-sales
and distributors; access to unique archives
Aleksandra Wojtaszek
Producer
mob. +48 601 792 376
email: [email protected]
77 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// OFFICE FOR MONUMENT CONSTRUCTION //
// POLISH EXPRESS //
The film depicts obsessive collecting habits of an elderly
woman who employs absurd methods to obtain artefacts.
In her misguided belief that she preserves these items for
posterity, the film raises oblique questions around collecting
policies of museums.
Poland hasn’t been so popular in the media since ‘89. The reason? Two phenomenons both known as the “Polish express”:
the pace of the new government and a rumor that the Golden
Nazi train exists! Most Poles always believed the train exists.
Now the majority also believes the parliament knows where it’s
going.
www.vimeo.com/150178257 (glasgow)
stage of production: shooting, ready in June 2016
genre: fiction art film
length: 90’
language: English
budget: 60,000 EUR
financing in place: 12,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: UK; others
(postproduction)
partners attached: Market Gallery (Scotland)
– Kino Polska TV (PL)
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for a co-producer,
TV pre-sales and distributors
stage of production: development
genre: society doc
length: 52’
language: Polish, English
budget: 450,000 EUR
financing in place: 100,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Germany, UK
partners attached: : Media Move (Justyna Koronkiewicz, PL),
Les Productions du Lagon (FR)
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for TV coproduction;
distribution
78 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.unlimitedfilm.pl
• co-productions
• documentary production
• TV series production
UNLIMITED FILM OPERATIONS
Unlimited Film Operations was founded in 2009 in Warsaw, Poland. We create documentary films, television shows, ads and
videos. The company specialises in film development and film
production; we also produce ongoing TV series and TV coverage
from cultural events. Our main goal is to deliver high quality creative documentary films and top level television content.
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
Goals in Berlin:
To secure co-producers and distributors for our current project: The Future
of Forever (creative documentary).
Projects in Berlin:
// THE FUTURE OF FOREVER //
Never before has our species been so powerful, and yet our planet is all
but safe. The global feeling of reaching a dead end is taking its toll. But,
surprisingly, there are very few scenarios on the table. Transhumanists
believe we should conquer death, space explorers hope to invade Mars,
and a group of geeks from the Silicon Valley believe that mind uploading can make us live forever.
stage of production: in development
genre: creative documentary
length: 90’
language: English
budget: 440,000 EUR
financing in place: 200,000 EUR
MARIA Siniarska
ANA BRZEZIŃSKA
countries sought for co-production: USA, Germany, France, Sweden,
other
Producer
Director / Producer
mob. +48 505 733 237
goal in Berlin regarding this project: Looking for co-producers,
investors, distributors
email: [email protected];
[email protected]
mob. +48 604 967 968
email: [email protected];
[email protected]
79 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.wajdastudio.pl, www.wajdaschool.pl
• co-productions
• documentary production
• feature production
• education for film professionals
WAJDA SCHOOL & STUDIO
Goals in Berlin:
Wajda School & Studio was created in 2001 by Andrzej Wajda and
Wojciech Marczewski with a mission to provide professional training to filmmakers. Wajda Studio produced over 70 documentaries,
short features and 300 school films awarded at numerous international film festivals. In 2013 Wajda Studio produced Joanna, an
Academy Award nominatee for “Best Short Subject” in 2015. Wajda
Studio’s production The Performer premiered at IFF Rotterdam 2015
and IFF Berlin 2015, where it won the Think: Film Award.
ZUZANNA KRÓL
Producer
mob. +48 531 115 100
email: [email protected]
• Finding co-producers for full length documentaries and feature films.
• Searching for a new project with a special focus on feature international co-productions.
• Promoting current and future Polish films produced and co-produced by Wajda Studio. Finding international distributor or potential sales agents.
• Presenting films produced by Wajda Studio to the representatives of international film festivals.
AGATA TRĘBOWICZ
ANNA WINKLER
Head of Distribution and Sales
Festivals & Distribution Specialist
mob. +48 533 208 742
mob. +48 695 855 252
email: [email protected]
email: [email protected]
80 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// RUNNERS //
// ARABIC SECRET //
// INDIANBURN //
The “Seven Summit Run” lasts for 52 hours, during which the
participants cover 240 kilometres through the mountains. The
runners are deprived of sleep and rest, not stopping even to
eat. The film will depict extreme emotions, their struggle with
extreme exhaustion and loneliness.
Kamil Filipek wants to meet his father Ilham Al Madfai, who
is a star of the Arabic folk music in the Middle East. The two
have never met. The director invites viewers to Kamil’s life, to
observe and reflect on the meaning of finding roots. Can those
two cultures coexist together nowadays?
Living without papers turns “illegals” into humans without
rights. The story of Timur and his sick mother is built around
a situation like this. By telling it from a child’s perspective, the
dark story acquires childlike innocence – the story about illegal
immigration becomes an adventure story.
stage of production: postproduction
stage of production: production
stage of production: development
genre: documentary
genre: documentary
genre: drama
length: 80’
length: 55’
length: 90’
language: Polish
language: Polish, English
language: German
budget: 122,383 EUR
budget: 94,454 EUR
budget: TBC
financing in place: 97,479 EUR; 16,904 EUR – applied; 8,000 EUR
needed
financing in place: : 59,656 EUR; 34,749 EUR needed
financing in place: TBC
countries sought for co-production: Jordan, Qatar, other Arabic
countries, UK, France
countries sought for co-production: France, Switzerland, Italy,
Austria
partners attached: Polish Film Institute
partners attached: Winner of the CINEMATCH 25p*cine support
stipend 2014
countries sought for co-production: any country
partners attached: Polish Film Institute, Polish National
Television
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding sales agents,
cinema distributors, co-producers
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding co-producers
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding a co-producer
81 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// END OF THE WORLD //
// SNAILS //
// FOOTBALL BROTHERS //
Creative and visual documentary where a couple of stories meet
during one night.
The French are outraged! Every other snail on their table comes
from Poland. The snail industry is growing and Polish breeders
are exporting their snails not only to France or Italy, they are
also conquering China and Japan.
The film follows the lives of two brothers: 14-year-old Mateusz
and 13-year-old Łukasz, who live in a small mountain village
in the South of Poland. Like many boys their age, they have
a dream – they want to be great football players.
stage of production: completed, in distribution
stage of production: distribution
genre: documentary
genre: documentary
length: 30’
length: 28’
language: Polish
language: Polish
budget: –
budget: –
financing in place: –
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: –
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: –
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for festivals
distribution
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for festivals
distribution
stage of production: completed, in distribution
genre: documentary
length: 38’
language: Polish
budget: –
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for festival
distribution
82 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// OUT OF THE BLUE //
// MY FATHER’S EYES //
// THE ISLAND //
Story of Cyprian, Filip, Ola and Kuba – four out of fifteen of
young patients who are in a long-term coma. Their parents are
determined to help them and bring them back to life. They are
filled with hope and fight for the health of their children at the
“Alarm Clock” clinic located near Warsaw.
The story is based in a village, somewhere in the Polish lake
district of Masuria. The father left a few days ago and, while he
is away, Ola (11) believes that her father will shortly come back
home, and her mother will finally be happy. What gets in the
way, though, are... her father’s sheep.
The main hero is an old sculptor from the Ukrainian town of
Lutsk, where he has been building his unique house for over 30
years now. The place has become a tourist attraction: people
come here to take a souvenir photo with the house and with its
owner himself.
stage of production: completed, in distribution
stage of production: completed, in distribution
stage of production: completed, in distribution
genre: documentary
genre: drama
stage of production: documentary
length: 33’
length: 26’
genre: documentary
language: Polish
language: Polish
length: 18’
budget: –
budget: –
language: Polish
financing in place: –
financing in place: –
budget: –
countries sought for co-production: –
countries sought for co-production: –
financing in place: –
partners attached: –
partners attached: –
countries sought for co-production: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for festival
distribution
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for festivals
distribution
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for festivals
distribution
83 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// THE PERFORMER //
// SUPERUNIT//
// MILKY BROTHER //
An insight into the contemporary art world. Based on the life of
one of the most original performance artist alive – Oskar Dawi­
cki (playing himself). The main theme of his art is the search for
an answer to the question of whether... Oskar Dawicki exists at
all.
Can architecture change people’s lives? Architect Le Corbusier
thought that huge blocks of flats designed as “machines for
living” can fulfill every basic human need. One of them is
“Superunit,” located in Katowice (Poland). 762 doors and 762
stories. We are opening only a few of them.
10-year-old Seto lives with his family in a little village. The boy
is really looking forward to finally having a sibling who is about
to be born. Unfortunately, the newborn dies. The void the baby
leaves in the family is filled by a little lamb breast-fed by Seto’s
mother.
stage of production: completed, in distribution
stage of production: completed, in distribution
genre: drama
genre: documentary
length: 63’
length: 20’
language: Polish, English
language: Polish
budget: –
budget: –
financing in place: –
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: –
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: –
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for festival
distribution
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for festivals
distribution
stage of production: completed, in distribution
genre: drama
length: 30’
language: Armenian
budget: –
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for festivals
distribution
84 // Production & postproduction //
Projects in Berlin:
// SHEPHERD’S SONG //
// THE NATURALS //
// HITLER IN THE OPERA //
Somewhere in the high mountains of Armenia, there lives
a blind shepherd Khachik
The Naturals is a subversive comedy in which letting loose your
primal instinct becomes the recipe for a successful relationship.
A story based on facts. Aaron, a quiet, introverted Israeli opera
singer, a star who doesn’t shine so bright anymore, arrives in
a little theatre in rural Poland to give a guest performance.
stage of production: completed, in distribution
stage of production: completed, in distribution
genre: documentary
genre: comedy
length: 30’
length: 23’
language: Armenian
language: Polish
budget: –
budget: –
financing in place: –
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: –
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: –
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for festival
distribution
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for festivals
distribution
stage of production: completed, in distribution
genre: comedy
length: 30’
language: Polish, English
budget: –
financing in place: –
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: –
goal in Berlin regarding this project: looking for festivals
distribution
85 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.watchoutproductions.pl
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• feature production
WATCHOUT PRODUCTIONS
Our core business is production of feature films and commercials. We offer support at all production stages from development, production services until the promotion of the film.
Watchout Productions is a young, creative team, approaching
each task with passion and deep commitment.
• TV series production
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
Goals in Berlin:
• Sales of Watchout Productions content including Gods (Bogowie), a feature film.
• Meeting buyers. Teaming up with foreign producers who want to shoot in Poland.
JUSTYNA PAWLAK
Producer
mob. +48 502 142 395
email: [email protected]
86 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.wfdif.pl
WFDIF DOCUMENTARY
& FEATURE FILM STUDIO
A leader in the Polish film production industry. The biggest and the
oldest film studio in Poland, with over 60-year-long experience proven by many world awards. We focus mainly on the production of
full-length narrative features, including foreign co-productions. We
welcome both acclaimed film directors and promising young talents.
Moreover, we offer a full range of film services: postproduction and
labs services, including all Dolby formats, full DI to 4K, utilizing highend equipment.
• feature production
• documentary production
• co-productions
• TV series production
• services for international projects
• TV-theatre productions
• postproduction
• animation production
Goals in Berlin:
• promoting of the The Lure – as well as other recent titles: Damaged, Eccentricks; Karbala; Father; The Righteous and other.
• networking
JOLANTA GALICKA
Promotion Manager
mob. +48 691 717 917
email: [email protected]
87 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.wjt.com.pl
• co-productions
• services for international projects
• animation production
• other productions
(commercials, music videos, etc.)
WJ TEAM
WJTeam is a production company founded in Łódź by three producers: Wojtek Leszczyński, Justyna Rucińska and Anna Mroczek.
It’s located in post-industrial factory space where it has at its disposal comprehensive, easily adaptable halls and workspaces. The
company offer wide range of filmmaking services and specializes in
making artistic films also using experimental techniques. WJTeam
smoothly combines work on artistic projects with commercial activities such as music videos, props and sets building.
Goals in Berlin:
• finding a sales agent for animation projects
• finding a distributor for animation projects
• finding partners for upcoming projects
Projects in Berlin:
// LOCUS //
A woman on an empty train in the middle of the night. Lonely, anxious to get back home to her husband and son. When the train suddenly brakes, she looks out the window. What she sees will change
her life.
stage of production: completed, awaiting premiere
genre: animated drama
length: 10’09’’
language: no dialogues
budget: 60,000 EUR
financing in place: 60,000 EUR
WOJCIECH LESZCZYŃSKI
countries sought for co-production: -
Producer
partners attached: Polish Film Institute, National Audiovisual
Institute, Lodz Film School, LeLe, Crossmedia Production
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding sales agent, finding
a distributor
mob. +48 501 044 375
email: [email protected]
88 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.fundfilm.pl; www.doclab.pl
• co-productions
• documentary production
• education for film professionals
WŁADYSŁAW ŚLESICKI FILM FOUNDATION
Founded by experienced film producers and training providers, WSFF is a new
organization combining production of documentary films with training film
professionals.
Our main program is DOC LAB POLAND, a consultation & pitching program for
Polish documentary projects, co-organised with Krakow Film Festival and in
partnership with DOK Leipzig and EDN.
Current projects in development include a creative documentary Lost voice.
Searching for Marcella Sembrich by Radka Franczak.
Goals in Berlin:
• Invite documentary film producers, sales agents, festival programmers to attend the pitchings DOCS TO START
(for Polish projects in development) and DOCS TO GO!
(for Polish projects in rough cut stage) and international
co-production meetings at the Krakow Film Festival.
• Find a co-producer for a documentary film Lost Voice.
Searching For Marcella Sembrich by Radka Franczak.
Projects in Berlin:
// LOST VOICE. SEARCHING FOR MARCELLA SEMBRICH//
A creative documentary about a great-great aunt of the director, Radka
Franczak. Marcella Sembrich was born in a small village in Eastern Europe and,
overcoming many limitations, became a great star in Europe and United States,
one of the biggest voices of the turn of 19th and 20th century.
stage of production: development
genre: creative documentary
length: 72’
language: Polish, German, English
budget: 310,000 EUR
financing in place: 32,000 EUR
countries sought for co-production: Germany, Switzerland, USA
partners attached: Polish Film Institute, Sembrich Museum, Kościuszko
Foundation, Otter Films/PL, Trailer and More/PL, C41/USA
goal in Berlin regarding this project: finding German co-producer
KATARZYNA ŚLESICKA
Vice-President / Producer
mob. +48 504 290 585
email: [email protected]
89 // Production & postproduction //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.zoyda.pl
• co-productions
• documentary production
ZOYDA ART PRODUCTION
Zoyda Art Production, established on 22 June 1999 in Warsaw, is
a film production company specialising in documentary, co-producing with TVP, WDR, 3 SAT, Canal+, TVN, Goethe Inst. with a financial support of Polish Film Institute, German-Polish Foundation
and Media. Documentaries: Forbidden love (2002) – a tragic story
of love / The Runaway (2007) – about an escape from Auschwitz
/ Jaster (2014) – a history of treason and mystery /A Heart-Broken
Circus (2010) – a portrait of unneeded circus, Touch of an Angel
(2015).
Goals in Berlin:
Looking for festival programmers / distributors / sales
agents for the documentary Touch of an Angel.
Projects in Berlin:
// TOUCH OF AN ANGEL //
It’s a very personal, poetic tale of a deaf man Henry Schoenker, a son of the
last chairman of the Jewish community in the town of Auschwitz, who returns
to the places where he found refuge as a boy. Never told before, it is a story
about a failed chance to rescue Jews. Submitted to the AMPAS in the feature
documentary category.
stage of production: promotion/seeking distribution
genre: creative documentary
length: 62’
language: Polish, subtitled version in English, German, Spanish
budget: 190,000 EUR
financing in place: 100% production completed
countries sought for co-production: –
partners attached: German-Polish co-production
goal in Berlin regarding this project: promotion, seeking distribution
Natalia Bełdyga
Head of Promotion Department
mob. +48 507 747 821
email: [email protected], [email protected]
Distribution,
sales,
marketing
& exhibition
91 // Distribution, sales, marketing & exhibition //
Company focus:
Based in: Berlin / London / Warsaw
www.alphapanda.com
• services for international projects
ALPHAPANDA
Founded by Mathias Noschis, Alphapanda is a film marketing agency based in London and Berlin, which recently started operating in
Warsaw under the supervision of Joanna Solecka. We help producers and distributors to identify the right targets for their film and
reach out to audiences through creative and innovative promotional activities. Our services include positioning, sales and festival
strategy, online PR and social media, direct distribution, crowdfunding, strategic monitoring and training
Goals in Berlin:
Representing our clients at the market (from Poland these are: ZUD
by Marta Minorowicz/ Generation Kplus section, prod. zero one film,
Otter Films; Future Of Forever by Ana Brzezinska/ documentary in
development, prod. UFO).
Meeting with producers interested in developing innovative marketing strategies for their films.
JOANNA SOLECKA
Head of Alphapanda Warsaw
mob. +48 501 102 878
email: [email protected]
92 // Distribution, sales, marketing & exhibition //
Company focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.aurorafilms.pl
• distribution
AURORA FILMS
Aurora Films is a Polish all media distributor launched by professionals with long experience in domestic and foreign film industry. Focused on theatrical distribution, the company is looking for a new ways of promoting art house cinema in Poland.
Goals in Berlin:
Looking for arthouse movies on every stage of production.
Magda Zabojszcz
Michał Myśliński
Maciej Zabojszcz
CEO
Acquisitions Manager
Business Development Director
mob. +48 605 661 138
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 502 986 148
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 605 282 881
email: [email protected]
93 // Distribution, sales, marketing & exhibition //
Company focus:
based in: Lublin
www.bombafilm.pl
• distribution
BOMBA FILM
Bomba Film promotes and handles film distribution, primarily art house, of features mainly from Europe. The company is
interested in acquiring all film rights for Poland, among them:
theatrical, PAY/FREE TV, VoD and DVD.
Goals in Berlin:
Bomba Film is looking for interesting acquisitions of
films available for Poland.
Joanna Swacha
CEO
tel. (landline) +48 81 82 00 789
email: [email protected]
94 // Distribution, sales, marketing & exhibition //
Company focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.gutekfilm.pl
• distribution
GUTEK FILM
Gutek Film was founded in 1994 to promote independent filmmakers and to distribute their films. The company has released
so far more than 300 productions in Poland. Gutek Film has in
its catalogue films by Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, Lars
von Trier, Nicholas Windig Refn, David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch
and many other directors.
Goals in Berlin:
Acquiring high profile international projects for 2017.
ROMAN GUTEK
JAKUB DUSZYNSKI
President, Founder, Co-owner
Head of Acquisitions
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 604 488 052
email: [email protected]
95 // Distribution, sales, marketing & exhibition //
Company focus:
Based in: Krakow
www.kinopodbaranami.pl
• exhibition
• film festival
KINO POD BARANAMI
An art-house cinema situated in the heart of Krakow, at the
Main Square. A place of numerous film events: festivals, previews, meetings with filmmakers. A member of Europa Cinemas
Network & Polish Art-House Cinemas’ Network.
Goals in Berlin:
Previewing films ahead of their appearance in Polish
film distribution line-up. Searching for titles for the
cinema’s various programmes, reviews and festivals.
Maria-Magdalena Gierat
CEO
mob. +48 606 930 020
email: [email protected]
96 // Distribution, sales, marketing & exhibition //
Company focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.kinoswiat.pl
• co-productions
• feature distribution
• animation distribution
KINO ŚWIAT
Kino Świat started its operations in January 2001 and is now
the biggest distributor of films in the territory of Poland at all
exploitation fields – theatrical distribution, DVD production and
distribution (rental, sell through), Video on Demand, and TV
sales (pay and free TV rights). The company is also involved in
film production.
Goals in Berlin:
Finding interesting film projects with artistic or commercial appeal, or both, which might be attractive for
Polish audience. We are also interested in high-quality animation features.
Tomasz Karczewski
Marcin Piasecki
MAŁGORZATA SMOGORZEWSKA
MARTA NOWAKOWSKA
President of The Board
Managing Director
Assistant To Managing Director
Director of Acquisition TV/VOD
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 504 008 258
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 728 389 523
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 728 302 021
email: [email protected]
97 // Distribution, sales, marketing & exhibition //
Company focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.neweuropefilmsales.com
• sales agency
NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
New Europe Film Sales is a boutique world sales company
based in Warsaw, Poland, working with international content. It
was founded in 2010 by Jan Naszewski, EAVE expert and industry manager for the T-Mobile New Horizons IFF. Its feature film
catalogue includes the Icelandic Rams (Prix Un Certain Regard
in Cannes in 2015, sold to over 40 countries) as well as 7 Berlinale titles (incl. generation winners Violet and Mother I Love You)
and 3 Karlovy Vary FF competition titles (including Latvia’s Oscar candidate Rocks In My Pockets).
Goals in Berlin:
Worldwide sales of quality feature-length and short
films.
JAN NASZEWSKI
KATARZYNA SINIARSKA
EWA BOJANOWSKA
ZOFIA HORSZCZARUK
CEO
Sales Executive
Festival Coordinator
Acquisitions, Short Film Sales
mob. +48 600 173 205
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 698 900 936
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 698 903 038
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 882 119 890
email: [email protected]
98 // Distribution, sales, marketing & exhibition //
Company focus:
• services for international projects
based in: Warsaw, London
www.synthesis-media.com.pl
• animation production
• other productions (commercials, music videos, etc.)
SYNTHESIS MEDIA
• postproduction
Synthesis Media provides comprehensive services for TV &
VOD platforms: content preparation and delivery to global VOD
platforms, content processing (QCing, transcoding & metadata
preparation), multilingual localizing, promo creation and production. We currently serve over 30 clients in multiple territories and in a variety of languages. With over 20 years of experience, our international team and a highly developed network
of in-house/cloud based facilities guarantee fully professional
services.
Goals in Berlin:
Meeting with potential clients to discuss
possibilities of a future collaboration
based on Synthesis Media’s business activities:
• content preparation and publishing of content on global VOD platforms (i.e. iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Google)
• content processing (ingest, QC, transcoding, metadata preparation)
• localizing (into any European
language)
• promo creation and production (on-
air, on-screen)
PIOTR ŻEBRECKI
EWA JANKOWICZ
ŁUKASZ BRZEZIŃSKI
Co-CEO, Creative Director
Co-CEO, Financial Director
Business Development Director
mob. +48 606 963 252
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 606 963 253
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 795 538 416
email: [email protected]
99 // Distribution, sales, marketing & exhibition //
Company focus:
based in: Poznań
www.tongariro.pl
• distribution
TONGARIRO RELEASING
Tongariro Releasing was established in 2010. It is the first distribution company in Poland specializing in LGBT cinema. We
have released 27 titles in theatres (including The Way He Looks
by Daniel Ribeiro, Xenia by Panos Koutras or Something Must
Break by Ester Martin Bergsmark). Our VOD service, outfilm.pl,
contains more than 200 films. Our laboratory provides authoring services also for other distributors.
Goals in Berlin:
Currently we are looking for new films of LGBT interest for theatrical and VOD distribution. We are interested in features, documentaries and shorts.
JAKUB MRÓZ
LESZEK MASŁOWSKI
Co-CEO, Creative Director
Managing Partner
mob. +48 515 270 800
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 691 972 383
email: [email protected]
100 // Distribution, sales, marketing & exhibition //
Company focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.vivarto.pl
• distribution
VIVARTO
Vivarto promotes and handles film distribution, primarily art
house, of features from Europe and from around the world.
Nowadays the company is adding to its art house profile bringing into Polish cinemas animations and family films. Vivarto is
interested in acquiring all film rights for Poland, among them:
theatrical, PAY/FREE TV, VoD and DVD.
Goals in Berlin:
Vivarto is looking for interesting film acquisitions –
features, also animations and family films.
Mirosław Trębowicz
Łukasz Kanafa
CEO
Acquisitions executive
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 697 092 118
email: [email protected]
101 // Distribution, sales, marketing & exhibition //
Company focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.vod.pl
• distribution
• co-productions
VOD.PL / GRUPA ONET.PL
The leading VOD platform in Poland. Part of international media group Ringier Axel Springer. The biggest web portal in
Poland with new media and interactive activities. Strongly
interested in promotion and a new way of distribution of feature and documentaries.
Goals in Berlin:
Looking for new, interesting titles, both features and
shorts.
MARCIN KAMIŃSKI
ZUZANNA PAWŁOWSKA
Joanna Tereszczuk
Video Programming Manager
Content Acquisition Manager
Content Acquisition Manager
mob. +48 516 444 552
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 662 428 280
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 662 280 615
email: [email protected]
102 // FILM FESTIVALS //
FILM FESTIVALS
103 // FILM FESTIVALS //
Company Focus:
based in: Wrocław / Warsaw
www.americanfilmfestival.pl
AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
/ US IN PROGRESS (NEW
HORIZONS ASSOCIATION)
American Film Festival, the first film event in Central Europe
solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, takes place in the cultural heritage city of Wrocław,
Poland, and is organized by New Horizons Association. In September 2015, AFF was selected as one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine, while in April 2015,
AFF was included in the MovieMaker’s Top 50 Festivals Worth
the Entry Fee annual list for the 3rd straight year.
• film festival
Goals in Berlin:
Scouting for films to be screened at this year’s edition
of American Film Festival, to take place October 2530, 2016, as well as for projects-in-progress to be featured at AFF’s industry event US in Progress.
Urszula Śniegowska
Artistic Director
mob. +48 602 316 900
email: [email protected]
104 // FILM FESTIVALS //
Company Focus:
based in: Kazimierz Dolny
www.dwabrzegi.pl
• film festival
FILM AND ART FESTIVAL
‘TWO RIVERSIDES’
Goals in Berlin:
We’re looking for films to be presented in sections:
Independent Short Film Competition – applications
open till May 22, 2016; World Under Canvas – films
selected at the most important film festivals; In The
Short Run – new short-length films; Director Retrospectives; And God Created Actor – Actor’s retrospective; Music – My Love – films about music; Great
Cinema on a Small Market – wonderful pictures with
a limited release on the Polish market.
Film and Art Festival TWO RIVERSIDES is a unique artistic and cultural
project, intended for enthusiasts of cinema and dedicated to the art
of cinema as well as other forms of art which contribute to artistic
films: literature, music, theatre and visual arts. Grażyna Torbicka,
an awarded journalists and film expert, is Artistic Director of the
Festival. The 10th edition of Film and Art Festival Two Riversides will
be held on July 30-August 7, 2016 in Kazimierz Dolny in Poland.
Grażyna Torbicka
Izabela Sicińska
Urszula Piasecka
Artistic Director
Programming Manager
Head of Programming
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 602 603 899
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 501 694 004
email: [email protected]
105 // FILM FESTIVALS //
Company Focus:
Based in: Krakow
www.kff.com.pl
• film festival
• distribution
KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL |
KRAKOW FILM FOUNDATION
Krakow Film Foundation (KFF) is a non-profit organisation that
promotes film culture and education. KFF is the main producer and organiser of the Krakow Film Festival, the 56th edition
of which will be held from the 29th of May to the 5th of June,
2016. KFF promotes Polish cinema internationally through three
projects: Polish Docs, Polish Shorts and Polish Animations. It is
also a distributor of documentary films in Poland. In 2016, it will
launch a new activity – KFF Sales for selling Polish documentaries.
Goals in Berlin:
• The 56th Krakow Film Festival selection:
we are looking for documentaries (short,
mid-and feature-length), short fictions and
animations (up to 30 min.). We are interested in 2015 and 2016 productions, various
topics and films with high artistic value.
mentaries and shorts: we are going to meet
programmers, distributors, and broadcasters interested in Polish cinema.
• International promotion of Polish docu-
KRZYSZTOF GIERAT
BARBARA ORLICZ- SZCZYPUŁA
President of the Board,
Director of the Krakow Film Festival
Head of Programme Office,
Vice President of the Board
mob. +48 601 413 887
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 601 958 616
email: [email protected]
106 // FILM FESTIVALS //
Company Focus:
Based in: Łódź
www.transatlantyk.org
• film festival
• education for film professionals
PGNiG TRANSATLANTYK
FESTIVAL
Goals in Berlin:
Outstanding international films and music, representatives of
all film and music professions, hundreds of screenings and music events. PGNiG Transatlantyk Festival is an artistic platform
aimed at building a stronger relationship between society, art
and the environment. It strives to inspire discussions on current
social issues. Oscar® winner Jan A.P. Kaczmarek is the Founder and Director of the Festival. Our guests include Yoko Ono,
Thurston Moore, James Cromwell, Frances Fisher and many
more.
Our goal in Berlin is to compose the best program for our
2016 edition, continuing the long tradition of premiering
both Golden and Silver Bears in Poland at Transatlantyk.
As the only Polish festival to collaborate with the Berlinale on the Culinary Cinema program, we are also planning
on inviting 5 films screened in Berlin to take part in our
2016 festival, along with their makers.
KATARZYNA CZERNIAK
BARTŁOMIEJ PULCYN
Senior Programmer
Programmer
mob. +48 501 632 249
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 606 293 109
email: [email protected]
107 // FILM FESTIVALS //
Company Focus:
based in: Krakow
www.offcamera.pl
PKO OFF CAMERA
International Festival of
Independent Cinema
PKO OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema
is one of the largest film festivals in Eastern Europe. Its Main
Dramatic Competition, “Making Way,” presents first and second
features from around the world that compete for the Krakow
Film Award of 100,000 USD. The festival’s Polish Feature Film
Competition is comprised of ten new Polish productions. Except
for its regular sections: Discoveries, Catching Up and From the
Gut, each year the festival showcases new theme programme
strands.
• film festival
Goals in Berlin:
Film selection, networking, meetings with distributors and sales agents from all around the world.
GRZEGORZ STĘPNIAK
Program Manager
mob. +48 507 819 181
email: [email protected]
108 // FILM FESTIVALS //
Company Focus:
based in: Wrocław / Warsaw
www.nowehoryzonty.pl
• film festival
• distribution
• education for film professionals
T-MOBILE NEW HORIZONS
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
T-Mobile New Horizons IFF – Poland’s biggest thriving art house festival, showcase of bold auteur cinema focused on uncompromising
films that explore new horizons in film language, expression and
storytelling. With a lively and dedicated attitude towards its audiences, it introduces new directors and new trends in films as well as
explores various artistic fields throughout the city of Wrocław. Most
important industry events such as Polish Days and New Horizons
Studio are part of the programme.
Goals in Berlin:
The main goal is the promotion and popularization
of unconventional, artistically challenging cinema of
the Berlinale programme at the T-Mobile New Horizons IFF.
Joanna Łapińska
EWA SZABŁOWSKA
AGATA BURDZY
Artistic Director
Programer
PR Manager
mob. +48 600 624 456
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 501 442 291
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 606 884 810
email: [email protected]
109 // FILM FESTIVALS //
Company Focus:
based in: Warsaw
www.wff.pl
• film festival
• education for film professionals
WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL
The 32nd Warsaw Film Festival will take place October 7-16, 2016. It has been recognised by
FIAPF as “international competitive film festival.” The competitive sections with cash awards
include:
– International Competition,
– 1-2 Competition,
– Free Spirit Competition,
– Documentary Competition,
– Short Film Competition (Academy Awards® qualifying).
The non-competitive sections are: Special Screenings, Discoveries, Family Cinema Weekend.
The festival is accompanied by CentEast Market Warsaw (October 14-16, www.centeast.eu).
Goals in Berlin:
We are looking for brand new films – fiction features, documentary features, and shorts (live action,
documentaries, and animations), which will have
world premieres in the autumn of 2016.
Stefan Laudyn
Ewa Więckowska
Marcin Łuczaj
Festival Director
President
Programmer
mob. +48 601 33 17 55 (Whatsapp)
email: [email protected]
email: [email protected]
mob. +48 793 405 092
email: [email protected]
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