Polish Film Institute (PISF) is the newest film institute in Europe, established in 2005 in accordance with the new cinematography law, passed by Polish Parliament. It is set up similarly to the mechanisms of film industry support existing in many countries of Europe.
The Institute's principal task is to provide the Polish film industry with the modern mechanism of support - from the development of projects, production, promotion, distribution and circulation of Polish and European films. It supports films from concept to screen, with particular emphasis on international co productions.
The Institute's tasks specified in the Act on Cinematography are as follows:
- To create conditions for the development of Polish film production and international co-production;
- To inspire and support the development of all types of Polish film creativity, in particular artistic films, including the development of film projects and the production and distribution of such films;
- To support activities aimed at creating conditions for common access to the heritage of Polish, European and world film art;
- To support film debuts and the artistic development of young film-makers;
- The promote Polish film internationally;
- To subsidize the enterprises in the field of development film projects, film production, distribution of films and dissemination of films, providing assistance and expert services to organs of public administration;
- To support the upkeep of film archives;
- To support the development of the potential of the independent Polish filmmaking and production, in particular small and medium sized enterprises operating in the cinematographic sector.
Polish Film Institute
Krakowskie Przedmieście Str. 21/23
tel. +48 22 421 05 18
fax: +48 22 421 02 41
President: Agnieszka Odorowicz