With news that Kino Pionier in Szczecin, one of the world’s longest continuously-running cinemas, is in danger of shutting down, Webber’s World goes on a journey through time to uncover the gems of the Poland’s silver screen movie theatres.
A Polish cinematographer has won an award in the Best Long Documentary or Animated Film category of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, while another Polish filmmaker won a prize in the Best Documentary Short Film category.
Sneak-peek images of the design show a large golden frog in front of one of the glass buildings, a symbol of the Energa Camerimage Festival and the name of its top award. It will also feature a festival centre, a market hall (a trade fair space for film products and technologies), a museum and an art gallery, cinemas, an education centre and a film studio.
The new charge, which would be paid to the Polish Film Institute, could bring in an estimated 15 million złoty (3.3 million euros) this year, and at least 20 million złoty a year in subsequent years, most of it from a handful of major players on the VoD market in Poland. Small providers would be exempt from the charge.
Cinematographer Jerzy Wójcik, a co-founder of the 'Polish Film School' who worked on some of the most famous Polish films of the 1950s and 1960s, died on April 3, in Warsaw. He was 88 years old.
Collaborating with some of the world’s greatest directors, the famed cinematographer raked up an impressive catalogue of awards and recognition over his life.