Before his departure, Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński established the PISF Council

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On Monday, information appeared on the website of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage that former Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński appointed members of the Council of the Polish Film Institute for a three-year term (2024-26). The new composition of the council included its current chairman Robert Kaczmarek, directors Andrzej Jakimowski, Tomasz Wolski, Jacek Bromski and Ilona Łepkowska.

On Monday afternoon, the president Andrzej Duda the new government was sworn in Mateusz Morawiecki. The MP became the new Minister of Culture and National Heritage PIS Dominika Chorosińska, who replaced her in this position Piotr Gliński.

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However, just before leaving the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Gliński appointed a new composition of the Council of the Polish Film Institute. Information about the decision was published on the ministry’s website late afternoon on Monday – on the first working day after the deadline for presenting candidates to this council.

Let us recall that on November 3, an announcement with an “invitation to present candidates for members of the PISF Council” appeared on the website of the Public Information Bulletin of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and on the BIP website of the institute. Initially, the deadline for submitting candidates was November 17, but on November 16, the minister announced “due to suggestions from some creative circles” that he had “decided to extend the deadline for submitting candidates” until Friday, November 24.

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Former Minister of Culture Piotr GlińskiPAP/Radek Pietruszka

The Polish Film Institute Council has a new composition

On Monday, Minister Gliński appointed a Council composed of:

  • Tomasz Wolski – documentary film director, cinematographer and editor;
  • Jacek Bromski – director, screenwriter, producer, chairman of the Polish Filmmakers Association;
  • Andrzej Jakimowski – director, chairman of the Polish Directors’ Guild;
  • Andrzej Muszyński – president of the management board of the ATM Group;
  • Ilona Łepkowska – screenwriter, producer, member of the board of the ZAiKS Authors’ Association, PISF expert;
  • Marlena Gabryszewska – president of the Association of Arthouse Cinemas, vice-president of CICAE (Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et d’Essai – International Confederation Art and Art Cinemas); member of the Polish Film Institute Council 2020-23
  • Mariusz Spisz – president of the management board of Multikino Media Sp. z o. o. and member of the management board of Multikino SA;
  • Mariusz Łukomski – president of Monolith Film, member of the Polish Film Academy, secretary of the PISF Council (2020-23);
  • Adam Nowe – member of the management board of Telewizja Polsat;
  • Magdalena Janeczek – director of license trading at Telewizja Polsat;
  • Robert Kaczmarek – film producer, chairman of the PiSF Council 2020-23

Pursuant to the Cinematography Act of 2005, the Minister of Culture appoints an 11-person PISF Council, which includes:

  • 3 people nominated by filmmakers,
  • one person reported by film producers,
  • one person reported by trade unions operating in the film industry,
  • one person reported by cinema operators,
  • one person reported by entities conducting distribution,
  • one person reported by a television broadcaster,
  • one person reported by the digital platform operators,
  • one person reported by a cable TV operator,
  • one representative of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

The Council of the Polish Film Institute is – next to the director – one of the two bodies supervising the functioning of the institute. The Minister of Culture and National Heritage decides who will sit on the council. The term of office of the council in its current composition expires at the end of December this year.

The Polish Film Institute is the most important public institution in Poland supporting cinematography. This year alone, the institute allocated PLN 137 million for operational programs.

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Main photo source: Maciek Jazwiecki / Agencja Wyborcza.pl



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