Polish co-productions are clearly on the ascendant even with the country’s planned 25% cash-back incentives not yet in force. The sweetener package, similar to ones in effect in the neighboring Czech Republic and Hungary, is still wending its way through the legislature as local producers continue to compete for business.
“In general, there were around 15 co-productions in 2017, be it minority or majority,” says Film Commission Poland’s Tomasz Dabrowski.
You might be hard-pressed to say the incentives delay is hurting the production sector, at least for the past year. Polish-u.K. co-production “Loving Vincent,” with each frame hand-painted in the style of the film’s subject Vincent van Gogh
, recently grabbed an Oscar nomination for animated feature.Hugh Welchman
, based in Poland, co-directed with Dorota Kobiela
and sought out U.K. participation in the partially Kickstarter
-funded film to widen its appeal.
“We decided to make it a Polish-u.K. production because