For several years KIPA has been active in the organisation of training courses and workshops, as well as conferences and seminars targeted to industry professionals. Its aim is to improve their professional skills and practical use of the acquired skills in all stages of film production.
The topics mainly concern legal, tax, film production and film distribution aspects. In past years KIPA has successfully completed another series of workshops on copyright and financial aspects of the producer’s business, as well as many other initiatives, educational seminars in cooperation with industry partners, including Creative Europe Desk Poland, Polish Film Institute, etc.
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"The Fine Art Of Co‑Producing" published through the efforts of the authors – Charlotte Appelgren and Per Neumann – in 2010. The book aims to acquaint producers and others involved in the film industry with the prospects and pitfalls of international co‑production. The book analyses various approaches and discusses the key features of co‑production agreements – from choosing suitable partners to sharing the proceeds afterwards. It additionally includes 12 case studies, which illustrate the complex nature of co‑productions.
- Publication in Polish language only;
KIPA’s most recent publication, O czym warto pamiętac? Istotne elementy umów [Things to Remember: Essential Contract Elements], was published in 2015 co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. This is a short guide to the essential elements of typical contracts that producers work under every day, e.g. contracts with DOPs, directors, screenwriters, actors and composers.
- Publication in Polish language only;
- Not available for sale.
KIPA has signed agreements with two legal offices in Warsaw, which guarantee affiliated producers discounts for their legal services (50% discount of the hourly rate). KIPA member (producer) may use up to 5 hours of services at a promotional rate every month. Furthermore, KIPA organises approximately 10 legal trainings annually (also one-to-one legal consultations with legal experts) and guarantees lower fees for participation in these trainingsfor the associated members.
The Law Firm Sadkowski i Wspólnicy:
Head of Tax and Administrative Law Department
mob.: +48 724 890 146
Kancelaria Sadkowski i Wspólnicy
ul. Grzybowska 4, lok. U-7A
00-131 Warsaw, Poland
tel. (22) 692 74 31
fax: (22) 826 00 49
KIPA negotiates with major market players. It develops cooperation between the business sector and the audiovisual market by organising meetings with leaders in the industry and providing networking possibilities. KIPA cooperates with Polish and European industry organizations i.e. the Polish Film Institute, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Ministry of Economic Development, Creative Europe Desk Poland, Polish Audiovisual Centre Foundation, Polish Filmmakers Association, Film Commission Poland, Creative Poland Association.
Internationally KIPA is a member of the National Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations (OFOP), the European Producers Club (EPC) and the European Producer Associations Alliance (EPAA). KIPA is also actively involved in activities carried out on the European Union level which concern the film industry, including consultations of various international programmes and legislation for the audiovisual sector.
The European Producer Associations Alliance (EPAA) & the European Producers Club (EPC) aim to promote the cinema producer profession as well as to defend its interests at a European level. To do so, the EPAA organizes meetings or forums gathering the most influential national, European or international organizations of the industry. The association is composed of both a Bureau and an Executive Comittee. The Bureau has permanent members as well as elected ones. The executive committee has 12 members elected for 2 years. The EPAA is managed by the the EPC and holds a meeting at least twice a year during the festivals of Cannes and Berlin. The organization also agrees through a vote on positions toward particular issues when need be. These positions are then written down and signed by agreeing stakeholders. They can be national or European and are proposed by the Bureau or the Executive Comittee
More information at: http://www.europeanproducersclub.org/EPAA
KIPA initiated the Creative Poland Association (pl. Stowarzyszenie Kreatywna Polska), the only association in Poland of creative industry organisations, interested in the development of culture and those branches of the Polish economy, whose main scope of activity is production and promotion of cultural goods. The Association is undoubtedly the most representative organisation comprising the Polish cultural sector. From the very beginning, the Association has been very active in promoting legal, economic and organizational conditions for the development of this sector.
More information at: http://www.kreatywnapolska.pl/stowarzyszenie-kreatywna-polska
KIPA maintains a Register of Works. The Register is systematised into a database of audiovisual works containing hundreds of film projects. The notarial authentication certificate offers protection to creators and applicants against the illegal use of their copyrighted work. It constitutes evidence in the event of litigation - the certified date of the registration. The Register is composed of the following categories of audiovisual works: feature film for cinema distribution, television feature film, television series, television plays, animated film or series, documentary film, documentary series, television programme, television cycle of programmes and other forms.
More information (Polish website) at http://www.audiowizualni.pl/index.php/kipa/rejestr-utworow
Audiowizualni.pl web portal is a project of the Polish Audiovisual Centre Foundation (FPCA) carried out in cooperation with KIPA since 2008. The project is mostly aimed at film and television producers and professionals associated with the audiovisual market. The site`s content helps to emphasise the importance of producer`s part in the film production and find devices necessary for the film production development.
Audiowizualni.pl editorial staff specialise in creating databases of the audiovisual market. Their main goal is to support the development of film production. It is carried out on three grounds. The most important activity of the editorial staff is publishing selected news (training workshops announcements, festivals admissions, information on political events concerning the audiovisual market). Another one is distributing analytical information (legal opinions, object and problem texts, scientific texts, scientific research reports, course materials, among others). Yet another one – promoting new programmes supporting the creative sphere of the Polish cinema.
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Since 2012 KIPA has been awarding the best short and documentary film producer during the Krakow Film Festival.
Piotr Furmankiewicz from Fumi Studio, producer of an animation "Drwal" ("Lumberjack"), directed by Paweł Dębski
Piotr Kielar from Lifetime Productions, producer of a music documentary "Miłość" ("Love"), directed by Filip Dzierżawski
Joanna Szymańska and Wajda Studio, producers of a short film "Mleczny brat" ("Milky Brother"), directed by Vahram Mkhitaryan
Zbigniew Domagalski from Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop, producer of a documentary film "Mów Mi Marianna" ("Call me Marianna"), directed by Karolina Bielawska
Agnieszka Wasiak from Lava Films, producer of a documentary film "21 x New York", directed by Piotr Stasik
Since 2014 KIPA has been awarding the best first-time producer at the Netia Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema in Krakow.
Olga Bieniek and Mirosław Piepka – producers of a feature film "Układ zamknięty" ("The Closed Circuit"), directed by Ryszard Bugajski
Piotr Kielar – producer of a documentary film "Miłość" ("Love"), directed by Filip Dzierżawski - honorable mention
Agnieszka Dziedzic and Jakub Burakiewicz (Koi Studio) - producers of a feature film "Małe stłuczki" ("Little Crushes"), directed by Aleksandra Gowin and Ireneusz Grzyba
Marta Golba (Endorfina Studio) - producer of a documentary film "15 stron świata" ("15 Corners of the World"), directed by Zuzanna Solakiewicz
Piotr Woźniak-Starak (Watchout Productions) - producer of a feature film "Bogowie" ("Gods") - honorable mention
Leszek Bodzak (Aurum Film) - producer of a feature film "Carte Blanche", directed by Jacek Lusiński
Małgorzata Staroń (Staron Film) - producer of a documentary film "Bracia" ("Brothers"), directed by Wojciech Staroń
Mariusz Włodarski (Lava Films) - producer of a feature film "Intruz" ("The Here After") - honorable mention
Magdalena Kamińska and Agata Szymańska (Balapolis) - producers of a feature film "Baby Bump", directed by Kuba Czekaj - special award granted by the Drector of the Polish Film Institute
The Court of Arbitration of the Audiovisual Market (SARA) is the first institution of its kind to function as an arbitration court in the audiovisual sector. The Court was established in June 2011 in order to settle disputes arising out from everyday activities on the film and television market.
More information at http://www.international.sara.kipa.pl/
Film Commission Poland was set up in 2012 in order to make Poland and its regions better known as attractive film locations, and to have the potential of the country’s audiovisual industry more efficiently and effectively utilised. The Commission has three objectives: to co‑ordinate the work of national and regional entities, so as to attract foreign film productions to Poland; to see that the country’s audiovisual potential is promoted abroad in a cohesive manner; and to ensure that foreign productions are given all the necessary assistance in Poland. KIPA is one of the founders of the Film Commission Poland, which operates under the auspices of the Polish Audiovisual Centre Foundation.
More information at: http://filmcommissionpoland.pl/
The Polish Audiovisual Centre Foundation (FPCA) was set up by the KIPA Management Board in 2005. The Foundation currently runs two operational programmes for filmmakers, viz. “Individual Professionalisation” and “Promoting Polish Films Abroad”, and hosts the audiowizualni.pl website.
More information at: http://fpca.org.pl/