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Operational Programmes

In order to implement the statutory duties of the Polish Film Institute in the field of State policy on filmmaking, which are as follows:

  1. enabling the development of Polish film production and co-production;
  2. inspiring and supporting the development of all genres of filmmaking in Poland, with emphasis on artistic films, including the preparation of film projects, film production, and film distribution;
  3. supporting activities aimed at enabling general access to Polish, European, and worldwide cinema heritage;
  4. supporting film debuts and supporting artistic development of young filmmakers;
  5. promoting Polish filmmaking;
  6. supporting financially initiatives in areas of film project preparation, film production, film distribution, film promotion, and disseminating film culture;
  7. supporting the maintenance of film archives;
  8. supporting the development of the independent film industry in Poland, particularly small and medium-sized companies active in the field of filmmaking;

whereas the expected 2019 limits of funds for financing ventures in the area of filmmaking, the General Director of the Polish Film Institute hereby announces the following operational programmes for 2019.

2019 Operational Programmes of the Polish Film Institute

PROGRAMME

OBJECTIVE

QUOTA

(PLN millions)

2019 TOTAL

(PLN millions)

Film Production


 

I. Project development:

9.0

107.65


 

feature films

5.0

documentary films

1.0

animated films (including series)

3.0

II. Feature film production

52.485

III. Documentary film production

10.0

IV. Animated film production (including series)

12.0

short and medium-length auteur animations

3.0

feature-length auteur animations and series

9.0

V. Production of full-length feature films - micro-budget “FIRST FILM”

2.015

VI. Production of minority international co-productions 

10.0

VII. Production of innovative films

1.0

VIII. Polish-German Film Fund 

0.65

IX. Production and development of film projects for young viewers or family audiences (feature and animated full-length)

10.0

 

X. Screenwriting scholarships

0.5

 

Film Education

I. Higher and post-graduate schools

3.0

7.0

II. Secondary and vocational schools

2.0

III. Education and professional training

2.0

Dissemination of Film Culture

I. Film festivals and initiatives

10.0

13.5

II. Literature and magazines about the film

1.5

III. Digital restoration

0.5

IV. Research on the audiovisual market

1.5

Development of Cinema Infrastructure

I. Modernization of cinemas

3.0

6.0

II. Digitization of cinemas

3.0

Promotion of Polish Film Abroad

I. Promotion of Polish film abroad

6.0

8.0

II. Distribution of a Polish film abroad

1.0

III. Foreign scholarships

1.0

Awards, experts, other

 

4.5

4.5

TOTAL

 

 

146.65

 
The total amount of this allocation is subject to change depending on signed international agreements.
 

Anyone who creates film art or enables access to it may apply for funding for a film project or activity in this field. Help may be granted in the form of a donation, loan, or guarantee. The Institute grants funds on the basis of clear and not necessarily complicated rules. In 2019, funding support will be given in the frameworks of five Operational Programmes:

  • Film Production
  • Film Education
  • Dissemination of Film Culture
  • Development of Cinema Infrastructure
  • Promotion of Polish Film Abroad

Applications are accepted throughout the year and are considered in several sessions. 

2019 application sessions:

Operational Programme for Film Production

  • session 1/2019: February 14, 2019 – February 24, 2019;
  • session 2/2019: May 20, 2019 – May 27, 2019;
  • session 3/2019: September 2, 2019 – September 9, 2019;
In Objective V Production of full-length feature films - micro-budget “FIRST FILM” applications will be accepted once per year: 3/2019. In Objective VI Production of minority international co-productions, applications will be accepted twice per year: in session 1/2019 and 3/2019. In Objective VII Production of innovative films, applications will be accepted once per year: in session 2/2019. In Objective IX Production and development of film projects for young viewers or family audiences (feature and animated full-length), applications will be accepted twice per year: in session 1/2019 and 3/2019.

Operational Programme for Film Education

  • session 1/2019: February 18, 2019 – March 3, 2019

Operational Programme for Dissemination of Film Culture

  • session 1/2019: February 18, 2019 – March 3, 2019

Operational Programme for Development of Cinema Infrastructure

  • session 1/2019: February 18, 2019 – March 3, 2019
  • session 2/2019: June 10, 2019 – June 16, 2019

Operational Programme for Promotion of Polish Film Abroad

In the framework of "Promotion of Polish Film Abroad", applications are accepted and decided on continuously. In Objective II Distribution of a Polish film abroad applications will be accepted four times per year:

  • session 1/2019: until February 25, 2019
  • session 2/2019: until May 27, 2019
  • session 3/2019: until Spetember 2, 2019
  • session 4/2019: until November 12, 2019

The applications are assessed by experts called upon each year by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The final decision concerning funding is made by the General Director of the Polish Film Institute within 90 days from the session during which the application was accepted, or within 90 days of the date an application was submitted for the "Promotion of Polish Film Abroad" programme.

Guidelines in English (Operational Programme for Promotion of Polish Film Abroad)

More information:
Robert Baliński
mail: robert.balinski@pisf.pl

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