COPRO - DOCUMENTARY MARKETING FOUNDATION
PAYS HOMAGE TO
CONTEMPORARY POLISH FILMMAKING, MAY 2008
Wednesday * 28.5.08 *
19:00 - 22:00
Tel – Aviv Cinemateque
As part of Polish Year in Israel (2008-2009), CoPro - Documentary Marketing Foundation - in association with the Polish Institute in Tel-Aviv and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, pay homage to contemporary Polish filmmaking, in order to promote Polish-Israeli filmmaking collaboration. The Polish filmmaking industry has given the world some of its prominent filmmakers. During the Communist regime, filmmaking became a language for artists to express their views, despite the Communist censorship. Once Communism was gone from Poland, the filmmakers sought a new language to express the great changes and transformations the new era has brought on. New talents unveil the people’s state of mind in its new actuality. The new filmmaking laws, just three years old, and the filmmaking treaty between Poland and Israel, facilitate a wider collaboration between artists of the two nations.
The homage opening night starts at 07:00 PM with Dr. Mateusz Werner, film programmer for the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, showing the ups-and-downs in the Polish filmmaking since the collapse of Communism, followed by ”If it Happens”, a documentary by Marcel Łoziński, of the greatest Polish documentary makers of all times, and a 2008 Academy Award nominee. For the finale of the opening night, we’ll have a panel of Polish filmmakers presenting collaboration opportunities for Israeli filmmakers and Polish producers and franchisers.
The Polish delegates to attend the homage night:
- Commissioning editor - TVP1 Documentary Department
- Film director and producer - Apple Film Production
- Deputy director - Polish Film Institute
, PHD. - Film Program curator - The Adam Mickiewicz Institute
- Film producer - Film Studio Kalejdoskop
In association with the Polish Institute and the
Adam Mickiewicz Institute, part of the Polish Year in Israel 2008-2009.
Polish Year in Israel
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
The homage includes a daily showing of a Polish film
as part of the co-productions market, until the end of May.
All films are Hebrew subtitled.