It’s surprising that this is the first time Polish producers have participated in the Cannes Producers Network considering Poland is one of the upcoming young filmmaking hotspots. Their T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival, their American Film Festival and US in Progress, Warsaw Film Festival and Krakow Film Festival are all promoting cross-cultural collaboration in new ways and this new generation of filmmakers is so educated and talented. Keep your eyes on Poland!
An exclusive program of meet-and-greets!
Launched in 2004, the Producers Network hosts 550 producers from around the world in a series of meetings and events. Created to stimulate international coproduction and project financing, this event is specially designed for producers. Every day an individually tailored program will be giving the opportunity to meet the various partners the projects require, be it a co-producer, distributor, sales agent or financier.
5 leading Polish Producers in the Program.
Poland will be represented by the top highly successful 5 Producers of young generation the Polish Film Institute is proud to present:
Agnieszka was born in 1974 in Kraków. She studied archeology at the Jagiellonian University. She is involved in film industry since 1992. In 2009 became involved with Zentropa International Poland as a managing director. Since the beginning Zentropa International Poland made international co-production films, such as: Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier (2009), The Woman who dreamt of a Man directed by Per Fly (2010), Elles directed by Małgośka Szumowska (2012). In 2011 she established her own company: Mental Disorder 4 (MD4) and she works as the CEO. She produced such films as: BabyBlues directed by Katarzyna Rosłaniec (2012) – world premiere at the TIFF 2012, CrystalBear for the Best Film at the Berlinale 2013 Generation 14plus and Special Mention fromInternational Jury, In the name of directed by Małgośka Szumowska (2013) – world premiere at Berlinale 2013 Competition and Teddy Award. Among MD4 forthcoming projects are:RedSpider directed by Marcin Koszałka (planed premiere 2014) and Kebab & Horoscopedirected by Grzegorz Jaroszuk (planned premiere 2014).
Graduated from Warsaw University, The Law Department, Lodz Film and TV School, The Production Management and Leeds Metropolitan University, The Northern School of Film and Television. Co-founder of Skorpion Arte Film & TV Production, the independent production company established in Warsaw, 2008.Filmography (producer): The Photographer dir. Waldemar Krzystek (2013), Manhunt dir. Marcin Krzysztalowicz (The Silver Lions Gdynia Flilm Festival 2012, Montreal World Competition 2012) , My name is Ki dir. Leszek Dawid (The Venice Days 2011, Cottbus 2011, Off Camera 2012), The Heritage dir. Andrzej Baranski (The Karlovy Vary 2011), Being like Deyna dir. Anna Wieczur – Bluszcz (2012).
Marta Laryssa Plucińska
Federico Film was founded in February 1997. Its founder, co-owner, and producer is Marta Laryssa Plucińska. In 2005 her brother, Pawel Pluciński has joined the company. Federico Film is an active producer on the audiovisual market. They take part in national as well as international co-productions. They cooperate with Polish and foreign filmmakers of documentaries, advertisements, video clips and TV series. Present feature productions: Przeklęta Zorica (Crna Zorica) (2012), directed by Radosław Pavkovic, international coproduction Serbian-Polish-Greek, supported by: Polish Film Institute. Mój Rower (My father’s bike) (2012), directed by Piotr Trzaskalski, cinema feature film. Shooting: August 2011. Cast: Michał Urbaniak, Artur Żmijewski, Krzysztof Chodorowski, Witold Dębski, Anna Nehrebecka; Co-producer – Television TVN S.A., Supported by: PISF, Lodz Film Commission.
Educated in business, holds a MBA, a degree in Logistics and Intercultural Management, as a Film Production Master Classin Film Academy Ludwigsburg / La Fémis Paris. Coming from a family working in film, he joined the industry very early starting work in a film services company and eventually worked his way up the role of Film Producer. He currently works both in feature and documentary films, with a number of them being internationally awarded productions. In 2009 started Pokromski Studio, which he heads and produces films. Pokromski Studio acts as independent producer and service provider for international productions in Poland.
Since 2012 is a member of the European and the German Film Academies.
A master’s graduate in Film Studies from the University of Lodz, Lukasz Dzieciol also participated in the International Producing Program at Cologne’s IFS Internationale Filmschule and in the Los Angeles Film School Producing Program. For the past 10 years, he has been working at Opus Film, a feature film and commercials company, in which he shares ownership. Lukasz’s production credits include Slawomir Fabicki’s RETRIEVAL, which premiered in 2006 in Un Certain Regard in Cannes and was Poland’s candidate for the Foreign Language Oscar. He also produced Adam Guzinski’s A BOY ON A GALLOPING HORSE which screened Out of competition in Cannes’ official selection the same year.Recently, he produced ZERO by Pawel Borowski, MY FLESH MY BLOOD by Marcin Wrona and COURAGE by Greg Zglinski. The films were screened at several international festivals and garnered major film prizes, respectively. Apart from his work in Europe, Lukasz has also produced film projects in the United States and remains actively involved in ongoing co-operations with US-based production companies. In 2011, he was selected for European Film Promotion’s networking platform, PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE, at the Cannes International Film Festival. Since 2011 he is a member of THE POLISH FILM ACADEMY and EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY.