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2014 | 2013

5 items from 2014


White Shadow wins in Wroclaw

4 August 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Noaz Deshe’s feature debut White Shadow was the big winner at this year’s T-Mobile New Horizons in Poland’s Wroclaw.

The International Jury - including Polish director Tomasz Wasilewski, the Austrian Film Commission’s managing director Martin Schweighofer and Cannes Film Festival’s Christian Jeune - presented the €20,000 ($27,000) Grand Prix to the Tanzanian-German-Italian co-production, which was also voted by New Horizons’ festival-goers as the recipient of the Audience Award.

Berlin-based Deshe’s tale of albinos in Tanzania was premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival, where it received the Luigi de Laurentis Award for the best debut.

It has since won the best director award at the Tarkovsky ¨Zerkalo¨ festival and the best feature film at London’s East End Film Festival as well as a special mention at the Transilvania International Film Festival.

White Shadow is handled internationally by Premium Films.

The Fipresci International Critics Prize went to another feature debut by Argentinian »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Sundance teams with Polish festival

31 July 2014 5:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Sundance Film Festival has entered into a partnership with Poznan’s Transatlantyk Film Festival to present a selection of its titles at the forthcoming fourth edition running from August 8-14.

The new sidebar, Sundance at Transatlantyk, will screen such films as Fishing Without Nets, The Green Prince, Watchers Of The Sky, 52 Tuesdays, Difret and A Most Wanted Man, and invite the films’ creators to meet with the audience for Q&As after the screenings.

Transatlantyk was founded in 2011 by the Oscar-wining musician and composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek as ¨a new artistic platform aimed at building a stronger relationship between society, art and the environment through music and movies¨ as well as inspiring discussion on social issues.

Another innovation is the introduction of the new section Cinema of the Third Age targetted at maturer audiences with screenings in early afternoon slots during the weekdays. Films selected for this first edition include Philomena, Gloria and [link »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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New Horizons Studio talent revealed

25 July 2014 3:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Young filmmakers to participate in the 5th New Horizons Studio.

A total of 24 young filmmakers from Portugal to Turkey will participate in the fifth edition of New Horizons Studio (July 27-30) held during the 14th international film festival in Wroclaw.

The training programme, which receives support from the EU’s Creative Europe programme, includes workshops on pitching, production, distribution and promotion.

As in past years, the majority of the participants are from Poland with others coming from Portugal, France, Switzerland, Romania and Turkey.

Four of the Polish film-makers attending Studio are also involved in films being presented as part of the Polish Days which kicks off its programme of finished films, works in progress and pitchings on July 30:

Julia Kolberger will be pitching Toxaemia, her adaptation of Malgorzata Rejmer’s eponymous novel, while producer Anna Chojnacka is working at Re Studio in the development Life Feels Good director Maciej Pieprzyca’s new feature I’m The »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Polish Films Take Spotlight at New Horizons Festival

17 July 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Polish films get their spotlight during Polish Days at the New Horizons Intl. Film Festival.

Pics from some of the hottest local helmers will unspool July 30-Aug. 1 for some 150 industry guests, including festival programmers from Berlin and Cannes, and buyers across Europe and Asia.

Six completed Polish films and ten works-in-progress will be shown at closed screenings, while eleven projects will be pitched to the international audience.

The finished films include two films that will compete in the New Horozons Competition: “How to Disappear Completely,” pictured above, by Przemysław Wojcieszek, and “Calling” by Marcin Dudziak. Other finished films in Polish Days include “15 Corners of the World”by Zuzanna Solakiewicz, which will have its world premiere in the Films on Art International Competition at the New Horizons fest; pic will then play in the Settimana della Critica section of the Locarno fest in August; “Gods” by Lukasz Palkowski, “Call Me Marianna” by Karolina Bielawska, »

- Carole Horst

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Polish Days announces titles

17 July 2014 7:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New Films by Andrzej Wajda and Jolanta Dylewska will be amongst those presented during industry event Polish Days which will take place during the 14th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival.

Amongst the titles due to be screened at Polish Days are new films by Przemysław Wojcieszek, Marcin Krzyształowicz, Jolanta Dylewska and Andrzej Wajda.

The films will be presented at the industry event - which showcases Polish films to international sellers, buyers and programmers - as part of the 14th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival. Over 150 foreign professionals are expected to attend.

Six completed Polish films and ten works-in-progress will be shown at the closed screenings, while eleven projects will be pitched to the international audience.

Among the finished films will be Zuzanna Solakiewicz’s 15 Corners of the world which will have its world premiere in the Films on Art International Competition at the T-Mobile New Horizons Iff.

Other films shown in full at the closed »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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