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Berlin: Polish Film Institute Celebrates 10th Anniversary at House of Weekend

Agnieszka Odorowicz, the PFI’s general director, with Jacek Bromski, president of the Polish Filmmakers’ Association

Berlin: Polish Film Institute Celebrates 10th

BERLIN — The Polish Film Institute celebrated its 10th anniversary at its party at House of Weekend in Berlin, where guests included the director of Berlin competition film “Body,” Malgorzata Szumowska, and the film’s co-writer and d.p., Michal Englert.

Agnieszka Odorowicz, the PFI’s general director, said: “We’re happy to celebrate our anniversary with ‘Body’ in Berlinale competition. This marks the fabulous beginning of the year, and we trust the current achievements are the announcement of the future success.”

Other attendees included Jacek Bromski, president of the Polish Filmmakers’ Association, Dirk Schuerhoff, managing director of Beta Cinema, Nikolaj Nikitin, head of the School of Film Agents, and Piotr Dzieciol, one of the producers of Oscar nominee “Ida.”

Also among the guests were actor-producer Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Katriel Schory, executive director of the Israel Film Fund, and the team of Berlinale Special movie “Breathe — Umphefumlo,” composer Mandisi Dyantyis, actor Mhlekazi “Wha Wha” Moseia, co-producer Mike Downey and director-producer Mark Dornford May, who won a Golden Bear in Berlin with “U-Carmen.”

Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal EnglertMalgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert
Agnieszka Odorowicz, Piotr Dzieciol, Radoslaw DrabikAgnieszka Odorowicz, Piotr Dzieciol, Radoslaw Drabik
Mandisi Dyantyis, Mhlekazi 'Wha Wha' Moseia, Mike Downey, Mark Dornford MayMandisi Dyantyis, Mhlekazi “Wha Wha” Moseia, Mike Downey, Mark Dornford May — the team of Berlinale Special movie “Breathe — Umphefumlo”
Agnieszka Odorowicz, Nikolaj NikitinAgnieszka Odorowicz, Nikolaj Nikitin
Mateusz KosciukiewiczMateusz Kosciukiewicz
Dirk Schuerhoff, Izabela Kiszka-HoflikDirk Schuerhoff with Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik, head of the PFI’s international relations department
Katriel SchoryKatriel Schory