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Tango, directed by Zbigniew Rybczyński, 1980, photo: Se-ma-for

Animated avant-garde film, realised in 1980 in the Studio Małych Form Filmowych Se-ma-for by Zbigniew Rybczyński, the winner of the first Oscar for a Polish movie.

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Director of documentaries, director of photography. Nominated for an Oscar for The Children of Leningradsky. She was born in Katowice in 1967.

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A still from Michał Szcześniak's Starting Point, photo: Studio Munka

Michał Szcześniak’s film, shortlisted for the Academy Award, is a story about crime and punishment, but also about the fear of freedom and its consequences.

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A still from Starting Point directed by Michał Szcześniak, photo: Munk Studio

Michał Szcześniak's debut film has been chosen as one of the ten films competing for the five Oscar's nominations for Documentary Short Subject.

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Kadr z filmu "11 minut" w reżyserii Jerzego Skolimowskiego, 2015. Na zdjęciu: Wojciech Mecwaldowski, fot: Robert Jaworski / Kino Świat

The brand-new motion picture by Jerzy Skolimowski will be Poland's candidate for nomination in the race for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

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Łukasz Żal, photo: Michał Zacharow / Reporter East News

Łukasz Żal, born 24th June, 1981, is one of the most talented young cinematographers in Poland. His work on Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida, the most spectacular cinematographic debut in many years, was nominated for an Academy Award for Cinematography.

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Still from Ida, dir. Paweł Pawlikowski, photo: Opus Film

Paweł Pawlikowski's film received two nominations from the most important British film award. Ida could obtain the statuette for the best film not in the English language and Łukasz Żal and Ryszard Lenczewski could receive the award for the best cinematography.

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A still from Ida directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, phot. Opus Film

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (LAFCA) are one of the most reliable barometers of Oscar chances. Agata Kulesza has received one for best supporting actress and Ida for best foreign film.

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The complete list of films submitted for this year’s Oscar for best foreign language film has been announced. Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida is one of the favourites in this category.

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"Ida" Pawła Pawlikowskiego walczy o People's Choice Award, jedyną z Europejskich Nagród Filmowych przyznawaną przez publiczność. Głosowanie potrwa do 31 października.

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The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has included two films produced by the Polish productions among the nominees in the Animated Shorts Category for the 2012 Oscars. Damian Nenow's "Paths of Hate", created at the Platige Image Studio, and Martin Clapp's "Magic Piano", produced by Hugh Welchman's Breakthru Films, are in the running against eight other international productions...

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A scene from In Darkness by Agnieszka Holland, 2011, photo by Zebra Film Studio

War films scoop up the nominations for Polish films this Oscar season, with Agnieszka Holland's "In Darkness" nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Janusz Kamiński nominated for Cinematography on Steven Spielberg's "War Horse".

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photo: Szymon Kaczmarek

Composer and musician. Author of film scores to over 50 feature and documentary films, the Oscar winner for the original sound track from "Finding Neverland".

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Zbigniew Rybczyński, photo: Andrzej Georgiew, courtesy of the photographer's family

He uses film and electronic media to create visual images which are not merely reflections of the superficial but rather penetrate the truths hidden deep inside.

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