Poland

Polish Animation Film Scene – 2015
(Dorota Chmielewska, 2 December 2015)

Animation industry in Poland is still developing and based on talented people, what is the reason that we can be a competitor with animator studios from abroad. New Polish animation films are better and better recognizable abroad but we need additional sources of financing our projects different than Polish Film Institute. Poland is also ready to be a co-producer in international market but now we can’t offer tax discounts and breaks and the other incentive for filmmakers.

The year 2015 was another good year for Polish animated film. During the last twelve months, Polish animated films have been shown abroad almost 600 times. Many of these films found success and the months of festival screenings around the world brought filmmakers over 45 awards. This year, for the first time in several years, two Polish feature-length animated films appeared in festival circulation. The first is the animated documentary film Magic Mountain directed by Anca Damian. The second was a totally different kind of feature-length film entitled Golden Drops, an animated film dedicated to children and family audiences made in 2015. The film, directed by Daniel Zduńczyk and Marcin Męczkowski, which won several festival laurels, will be shown in Polish cinemas this year.

Universities
Film School lodz
Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow
Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) in Lublin

Secondary schools
Fine Arts High Schools

Colleges
AMA FILM SCHOOL
Anima Art

Courses for public
Program AnimaTricks
DRIMAGINE

Animation studios
Studio Miniatur Filmowych
Se-ma-for
Human Ark Sp. z o.o
Animoon
WJTeam
Grupa Smacznego Sp. j
NoLabel Sp. z o.o
Animapol Sp. z o.
Fumi
Badi Badi
DashDot Creations
Ego Film
Breakthru Films
MU Animation / MU interactive Media
Pigeon Studio
Platige Image
Filmograf
Magic lake
Studio Mansarda
Kineskop studio
Orange Tigerbells
Studio Filmów Rysunkowych
Virtual Magic
Alina Skiba
SPI
Lightcraft
Serafiński Studio
Blu Blu Animation Studios
Buks Film
Film Studio MTM
Fundacja AnimaArt
Fifne Studio
Ars Thanea
Kineza Studio Animacji i Postprodukcji
Studio Filmów Animowanych Trefl
Xantus
Catmood
Newborn
Panoptiqm
SQMstudio
Stage 2
Render 305
TV Studio Filmów Animowanych
Studio Munka
nanoframe
Laboratoryum
Cartoons.pl
Box of emotions

Broadcasters
Polish Public Television Broadcaster
CANAL+ Cyfrowy
HBO Polska
Telewizja Puls
Telewizja Polsat
TVN

Distributors
New Europe Film Sales
Gutek Film
Kino Świat
Against Gravity
Forum Film Poland
Best Film
Spectator
Solopan
MAÑANA
Alter Ego Pictures

Partners
Polish Film Institute
Krakow Film Foundation

Festivals
Short Waves Festival
O!PLA -III Ogólnopolski Festiwal Polskiej Animacji
Festiwal Filmów Animowanych ANIMOCJE
Tarnowska Nagroda Filmowa
Koszaliński Festiwal Filmowy Młodzi i Film
Sopot Film Festival
Krakow Film Festival
Animator
T-mobile New Horizons Film Festival
Two Riversides Film Festival
Gdynia Film festival
Warsaw Film Festiwal
Festiwal Filmowy Opolskie Lamy
OFAFA – Ogólnopolski Festiwal Autorskich Filmów Animowanych
Tofi Film Fest
Regiofun Film Festiwal
Etiuda i Anima
Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmów Młodego Widza Ale Kino!
ZubrOFFka Film Festival

Associations
Polish Filmmakers Association
Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce (KIPA)
Polish Animation Producers Association
ASIFA Poland

List made by Dorota Chmielewska