Poland to build European Film Centre Camerimage

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The government has passed a resolution on the construction of the European Film Centre Camerimage in Torun, north Poland.

The project, to be financed by the State Treasury and the city, is a joint initiative of the minister of culture and national heritage, the Torun mayor and the Tumult Foundation, the organiser of the world's largest festival dedicated to the art of cinematography - Camerimage.

In a Thursday statement, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage wrote that the centre will fill a gap in the Polish cultural infrastructure and contribute to the development of the region.

The PLN 600 million (EUR 133 million) centre is to be ready in 2025. Thanks to the planned 18,000 square metres of space the centre will allow for the organisation of large international festivals and individual events, hold educational and artistic activities and organise congresses and symposia, world premieres and film reviews, concerts, theatre performances and exhibitions.