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German-Polish Film Fund supports 3 new projects


Berlin / Potsdam
– In the second 2020 funding round, Medienboard, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, the German Federal Film Board and the Polish Film Institute funded three film projects with a total of 163,000 euros in the context of the German-Polish film fund.

In the thriller “The Lecture” by director Kasia Adamik (“Amok”, “Bark!”), British psychiatrist Gideon Andrews travels to Warsaw in December 1981 to attend an international expert conference. When the government declares martial law over night, Gideon finds himself in a real nightmare. Agnieszka Holland is involved as executive producer, while Tomasz Naumiuk (“High Life”, “Mr. Jones”) is behind camera work. The international co-production by Chromosom Film, Wild Mouse Production (Warsaw), Brain Academy (Sweden) as well as Film Production Ltd (UK) receives 88,000 euros in production funding. The screenplay was created by Sandra Buchta based on the short story “Professor Andrews goes to Warsaw” by Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk.

In his documentary film “Together”, Marek Kozakiewicz captures the lives of Aga and Maja, who take care of Aga’s younger brother as a couple in a deeply conservative Polish village. In a highly empathetic way, the debut film accompanies the lives of this family longing for acceptance. The project by Tondowski Films Gbr, Leipzig and Koi Studio (Warsaw) receives funding to the tune of 50,000 euros. 

German-Polish film-making duo Elwira Niewira and Piotr Rosolowski (“Prince of Dybbuk”, “The Hamlet-Syndrome”) go on a search for ideas of freedom for the documentary film “Autobahn der Freiheit” (“Motorway of Freedom”) thirty years after the fall of the Wall. The road movie project by Kundschafter Filmproduktion GmbH and Balapolis, (Warsaw) that deals with experiences in the context of political transformation along the motorway between Berlin and Warsaw is supported with 25,000 euros of development funding.

The next deadline for development or production funding applications for German-Polish film projects is 14 December 2020. Application forms and further information are available on the websites of Medienboard, MDM, FFA and the Polish Film Insitute.