Events and opportunities for Ukrainian filmmakers in Poland

FFU wants to highlight three events in Poland with (more or less) urgent deadlines:
the Polish Language Lab for filmmakers from Ukraine, the Warsaw Next workshop for young filmmakers from Ukraine, Belarus and Poland during the Warsaw Film Festival and a Film Bridge – the directing and scriptwriting programme for filmmakers from Ukraine at Wajda School


This is an intensive online course aimed at improving the knowledge of industry-specific Polish language and vocabulary related to film production, organized by the Polish Producers Alliance – KIPA in cooperation with Netflix.
The course begins in early October and will be divided into thematic blocks: development, pre-production, film production, post-production, distribution, PR&marketing.
Duration: 2 hours per week x 10 meetings.
The course is aimed at people who want to develop their skills in using industry-specific Polish, focusing on vocabulary related to the film production process (not with technical / equipment vocabulary, etc.).
The course participant should speak Polish at the communicative level (B1).
Priority of participation is given to those already living in Poland.
Recruitment until SEPTEMBER 5, 2023.
More information: HERE


The call for applications for the 13th edition of the Warsaw Next workshop is now open.
The event will take place October 6-8, 2023, as part of the 39th Warsaw Film Festival.
Like last year, the call is also open to Ukrainian and Belorussian filmmakers.
Warsaw Next is a workshop for young filmmakers (directors, screenwriters and producers), and film and art school students currently working on their first feature film. The workshop features a series of masterclasses, lectures and panel discussions with filmmakers and industry representatives. This year participants will also have the opportunity to work on their projects with renowned script consultants.
Participation in the workshops is a great opportunity to network, exchange ideas and experiences, and gain practical knowledge about the film market.
The workshop cost is PLN 250 and includes the Festival accreditation, entitling you to attend film screenings, valid for the entire period of the Festival.
Costs of travel and accommodation are not covered.
The deadline for submitting applications is SEPTEMBER 8, 2023.
Details: HERE

Wajda School

Film Bridge – Ukraine is a directing and scriptwriting programme at Wajda School, run in conjunction with the Gdynia Film School, which aims to develop the film projects of young Ukrainian filmmakers.
The programme is open both to people who are still waiting to make their directorial debut and also to creators who have already made their
first full-length feature or documentary films. During the selection process, in addition to your current film experience,
the most important thing will be the idea you have for the film you would like to develop during the programme. For a few months
– from December 2022 – six young  creators will work on the development of their own projects
– both fiction and documentary films – together with experienced Polish filmmakers.
Participation in the programme is free of charge.
The organisers will cover the costs of participants’ accommodation during their stay in Poland, local travel on public transport and half board. Travel costs from their place of residence to Warsaw and then Return to their place of residence after the end of the programme from Gdynia will be borne by the participants.
Applications deadline: OCTOBER 25, 2023.
Details: HERE