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March 8 | 18:30 – 20:00 |PANEL DISCUSSION: Polish Lesson| Polish film act (2005) and its impact on the development of the Polish feature and documentary film markets. Documentary boom in Poland from an institutional point of view introduced by Kinga Galuszka (PL), Marta Sikorska (PL) and Robert Balinski (PL) from the Polish Film Institute.
Open for: All types of EDP & One World accreditations
Where: Archa Palace, Battery Hall



Polish Lesson is designed to discuss the recent change in Polish film legislation that triggered considerable production boom in the country. The panel will begin with a presentation of the film act itself, involving the comparison of the situation before it took effect, the foundation of the Polish Film Institute and its most important features, structure and competencies. The initial talk will provide a concise analysis of the situation in Poland, going beyond the summed information available on the internet and the institutions’ pamphlets. The panel will further steer towards Polish Docs as a particular output of the cooperation of two funding bodies in Poland, as well as to the question of how is the contemporary legislation setup influencing the ways production houses maintain their financing. The lesson will provide also a quick comparison with Czech, Slovak and Hungarian cases and result in a directory of steps needed to be taken (and avoided) to improve the situation in all countries of the region.


Introduced by:


Baliński Robert

Robert Baliński
occupation: Organization Representative, Funding Representative
country: Poland
company: Polish Film Institute
In 2004, Bachelor’s degree (Licence) and basic studies (DEUG), Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, UFR 04, Arts du Spectacle. In 2005 received an MA from Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. From January - June 2005, assistant director (Yves, Mon Amour by Lech Majewski), pre-production for Mandala Production, France. From January - April 2006, assistant director, Akson Studio Sp. z o.o., set organisation, assistant to director Maciej Dejczer; January - June 2008, production assistant ZK Studio Sp. z o.o.; Since June 2008, works in co-productions at the Polish-German Co-development Fund, Polish Film Institute.




Galuszka Kinga

Kinga Galuszka
occupation: Organization Representative
company: Polish Film Institute




Sikorska Marta

Marta Sikorska
occupation: Organization Representative
company: Polish Film Institute
Studied screenwriting at Collegium Civitas and film at Jagiellonian University. During studies worked for the Krakow Film Festival and in 2001 she was a member of Student Jury. Since then she’s been mainly interested in documentary films and filmmaking; in 2003 she was co-author of the amateur documentary Skowronki ciszy directed by Maciej Rostek. Marta has published articles in Polish magazines and Internet services, e.g.,,, Czas kultury and Przekrój. From 2005 to 2010 she worked in one of the biggest Polish private TV stations (Polsat), making final approval for the broadcast of Polish productions, including documentaries and reports. In February 2010 she joined the press team of the Polish Film Institute (, her main duties include interviewing film professionals and preparing materials from film festivals and events.