Magazine article Screen International

Poland Named Sarajevo Film Festival Partner Country

Magazine article Screen International

Poland Named Sarajevo Film Festival Partner Country

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Polish delegation headed for Sarajevo's co-production market CineLink.

Poland has been named this year's partner country at Sarajevo Film Festival's (Aug 14-22) co-production market CineLink, an event coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Polish Film Institute.

A delegation of around 15 Polish producers and distributors will be present at CineLink, where they will meet their Southeast European counterparts over four days.

There will also be a special presentation of the Polish film industry, and Robert Balinski, co-production expert at the Polish Film Institute, will be speaking about co-producing in the digital world at the Regional Forum - the festival's debate forum which addresses urgent film policy issues and challenges in the European film industry today.

Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik, head of international relations at the Polish Film Institute, said: "The Polish film landscape has significantly changed through the last ten years: we produce more, we participate as a co-producer more often and the number of the cinema admissions is higher then ever.

"And we believe we have much to offer not only to western Europe but also to the Balkan countries whose artistic strength we admire. I'm proud to present our delegation to the international industry in Sarajevo and very much looking forward to our future collaboration."

Cinelink head Amra Baksic Camo said: "It is a pleasure to be able to invite the Polish delegation to discover what our region has to offer in terms of talent, creativity and co-production experience. …

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