41st GFF Gdynia Industry

41st GFF Gdynia Industry

“Gdynia Industry” is an initiative of the Polish Film Institute in co-operation with the Gdynia Film Festival, implemented in partnership with the Film Commission Poland, Creative Europe Desk Poland, Polish Audiovisual Centre Foundation, Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce, TorinoFilmLab and Institut Français de Pologne.

A special element of the event will the the Polish-French Co-Operation Forum during which the French guests will present to the Polish producers the programme of Cinéma du Monde, the rules of co-operation with Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) and the system of tax incentives in France.

Due to limited number of spots, registration for the particular blocks of Gdynia Industry will carried out by filling in an electronic submission form available on the website: http://gdyniaindustry.evenea.pl/. Some events will be closed.

The Gdynia Industry Programme

Venue: Omega conference room, Gdynia Hotel, Armii Krajowej 22

Thursday, 22/09/2016

11.00 A.M.-12.30 P.M. – Panel: The Promotion of Polish Film Abroad

Participants: Katarzyna Mazurkiewicz, Polish Film Institute; Tomasz Dąbrowski, Film Commission Poland; Małgorzata Kiełkiewicz, Creative Europe Desk Polska; Ewa Borguńska, Polish Audiovisual Centre Foundation.

Moderator: Alicja Grawon-Jaksik, Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce.

The summing up of the activities concerning international co-operation, a co-operation strategy for 2017, changes to the “Promotion of Polish Film Abroad” Operational Programme of the Polish Film Institute and to the Creative Europe programme, the MEDIA component.

12.30-2.00 P.M. – Lunch organised by Creative Europe Desk Polska (for the panel participants)

3.00-3.30 P.M. – Lecture: How to Pitch a Project? (in English)

Held by: Antoine Le Bos (France), a screenplay consultant, a story editor of TorinoFilmLab.

The role of the producer and director in presenting a project. Pitching versus storytelling: how to sell a project from the producer’s perspective, how to tell stories about a project from the director’s perspective.

4.30 – 6.30 P.M. – Polish-German Co-Development Fund Meeting (closed meeting)

Participants: Magdalena Sroka, Polish Film Institut; Brigitta Manthey, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg; Manfred Schmidt, Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung.

Friday, 23/09/2016

11.00 A.M. -12.15 P.M. – Panel: changes to the “Film Production” Operational Programme of the Polish Film Institute

Participants: Magdalena Sroka, Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik, Polish Film Institute.

12.30 P.M. -2.00 P.M. – Forum: Polish-French Co-Operation (in English)

Held by: Magalie Armand, CNC; Melanie Chebance, Film France.

A presentation of the programme of Cinéma du Monde to the Polish producers; the rules of co-operation with Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC). France as a place for film investments; tax incentives in France.

3.30-4.30 P.M. – Presentation of the Sponsorship Programme of Polish Film Art

Participants: professor Wojciech Wiślicki, Michał Findeisen, National Centre for Nuclear Research; Robert Baliński, Polish Film Institute.

A presentation of the “Świerk Rendering Company” – rendering 3D animations for the needs of the production of animated films and series and special effects to feature films; possibilities of gaining significant discounts for those services as part of the Sponsorship Programme of the Polish Film Art. As part of the session, a discussion on how to best use the supercomputer from the Świerk IT Centre for the film industry.

TorinoFilmLab Workshops

As part of co-operation with the 41st Gdynia Film Festival, between 22nd and 24th September, open events will be organised for the Festival guests, including lectures attended by international TorinoFilmLab experts and a presentation of the TFL offer for 2017. They will be attended by among others: Savina Neirotti (TFL Executive Director), Matthieu Darras (TFL Artistic Director), Mercedes Fernandez Alonso (TFL Managing Director) as well as TFL consultants, including Isabelle Fauvel (France), Antoine Le Bos (France), Valeria Richter (Denmark) and Franz Rodenkirchen (Germany).

TorinoFilmLab are year-long international workshops supporting young, talented screenwriters, directors and film producers through training, development and helping in financing projects.

Gdynia Industry Organisers:

  • Polish Film Institute
  • Gdynia Film Festival


  • Film Commission Poland
  • Creative Europe Desk Poland
  • Polish Audiovisual Centre Foundation
  • Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce
  • Świerk IT Centre
  • Institut Français de Pologne
  • TorinoFilmLab