Magazine article Variety


Magazine article Variety


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Poland's efficient and effective system of film industry support, the revolving fund managed by the Polish Film Institute (PFI), continues to ensure a steady stream local movies and international co-productions.

The institute's 2012 budget of $37 million is drawn from a national cinema and audiovisual industry tax. Recent international co-productions supported include Roman Polanskis "Carnage" and Agnieszka Holland's "In Darkness."

A secondary source of funding and support can be found in a network of Polish regional funds that has developed alongside the PFI.

Currently, there are three film commissions in Poland: in the Malopolska and Silesia regions and in the city of Lodz, well-known as home to a film school and range of studios and production companies.

Two more commissions, in Lower Silesia and Wielkopolska and eight film offices are also being set up.

A new body, the Polish FUm Commission, has recently been established specifically to help international productions shooting in Poland and promote the country as a location, and touting highly professional level of cinematographers, multi-lingual crews, state-of-the-art production facilities and competitive pricing. …

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