Łódź Film Commission

Łódź Film Commission was established in 2009 as the first such organisation in Poland, the second – after the Łódź Film Fund established two years earlier – step towards the implementation of the film policy of the City of Łódź. It is a close-knit team of cinema enthusiasts, committed to their work. The Łódź Film Commission provides comprehensive and professional assistance to producers of feature films, documentaries and animations, as well as television programmes, commercials, video clips, corporate films, computer games and all other forms of audiovisual production. Each project receives full support and a dedicated employee who holds the function of a certain “liaison” on the production-city line. The Łódź Film Commission is also the operator of the Łódź Film Fund from which a producer may receive a subsidy for a feature film, documentary or animation.

 

The tasks of the Łódź Film Commission also include the construction of film production support tools, such as the ŁFC discount card, reductions of prices for the occupation of roadway or municipal city squares, plazas, green areas or databases: filming locations and film industry specialists, as well as provision of information about all resources required by a producer for efficient and problem-free execution of a project. Moreover, the Łódź Film Commission promotes the potential and openness of Łódź and the region to the film industry, actively participating in the promotion of Poland as an attractive location for international film productions.

 

Łódź Film Commission is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), section of regional film funds in the Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber Of Commerce and cooperates with Polish Film Commission.

 

      

 

 

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EAVE

PRESTIGIOUS EAVE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP TOOK PLACE IN ŁÓDŹ
 
 
The biggest workshop for film producers in Europe took place between 19 – 26 June 2017 in Łódź. On the Polish side, the event was co-organised by the Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce and EC1 Łódź – the City of Culture. The event is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and the City of Łódź.
 
EAVE Producers Workshop is the biggest workshop for audiovisual producers in Europe. Each year, this annual training programme gathers 50 selected producers from all around the world, who during three weekly sessions held in three different European cities work on perfecting their professional skills. One of this year’s meetings was held in Łódź, owing to the commitment of local partners: the Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce, EC1 Łódź – the City of Culture, the Transatlantyk Festival, Łódź-based film producers, and thanks to co-financing provided by the Polish Film Institute and the City of Lodz. 
 
The organisers of EAVE Producers Workshop prepared an original programme addressed solely to Polish producers. On Friday, June 23rd, Polish professionals from the film industry were able to attend a series of open lectures devoted to such aspects as public pitching, working with a literary consultant, challenges awaiting international film co-productions and challenges related to the Digital Single Market. The lecturers were EAVE experts: Linda Beath, Sybille Kurtz, Jacques Akchoti and Jani Thilges. The meeting ended with a session titled “Producing in and with Poland”, which was attended by all producers present at the workshop.  
 
 
Press contact information:
Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce 
Aleksandra Kapłon 
aleksandra.kaplon@kipa.pl               
Phone No.: +48 22 840 59 01
 
 
 

ŁFC Team

Monika Głowacka
+48 605 024 235
m.glowacka@ec1lodz.pl

Involved in the work of the Łódź Film Commission since its establishment in 2009. Responsible for setting it up as an entity operating within the structural framework of the City of Łódź Office. Since 2009, she has been representing the Łódź Film Commission in the AFCI (Association of Film Commissioners International). Since 2014, she has served as the vice president of the section of regional funds in the National Chamber of Audiovisual Producers. She has many years of experience in organizing large cultural events in Łódź and abroad. Known for her effectiveness in sourcing external funding for the activities of the Film Commission.
Wenancjusz Szuster
+48 798 320 207
w.szuster@ec1lodz.pl


A member of the Łódź Film Commission since 2010. Graduate of the Faculty of Management and Marketing of the Łódź University of Technology. Completed a postgraduate programme at the Faculty of Organization of Film and Television Production at the Film School in Łódź. He worked as a production manager of TV programmes (such as "Kuba Wojewódzki", "Tak to leciało!") and producer of programmes for the VIVA TV Channel. As a member of the Łódź Film Commission, he provided support services for: "Ida” directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, "City 44” directed by Jan Komasa, "Influence” (“Hiszpanka”) directed by Łukasz Barczyk, "In Darkness" directed by Agnieszka Holland, to mention just a few.
Rafał Kupiński
+48 42 233 50 51
rafal.kupinski@ec1lodz.pl

 

Organizational assistance

Our free service:
•    assistance in looking for film-shooting locations,
•    supplying information about professionals specializing in film, TV and multimedia production in the city and in the region, and about companies and institutions providing related support services e.g. legal advisers, translation agencies, advertising agencies, media etc.,
•    provision of information about the available city resources – halls suitable for film making purposes, etc.,
•    assistance with obtaining all types of permits,
•    helping with talks with real property owners,
•    promoting Łódź and the region as the place which welcomes the most advanced film, television and multimedia productions and other audio-visual initiatives.

 

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Discount programme

A discount card is a form of support for audiovisual productions which entitles to gain discounts in restaurants, hotels, taxi companies and numerous of film industry companies. The offered discounts are from 15 to 50%. The details on the amount of discounts granted by individual partners can be accessed directly from the employees Lodz Film Commission.

 

 

 

 

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Discounts for filming on public roads or streets and lower rental rates for municipal properties
According to the resolution of Lodz City Council the rebate for closing national, provincial, district and commune roads for the needs of film sets is 90 % on the usual rate. 
 
In 2014 the President of Lodz introduced 85% reduction of the rates for the rental of municipal properties for the purpose of filming. The discount includes parks , plazas, city squares, etc.
 
 
Arrangement with Lodz Film Centre
Lodz Film Centre undertakes to provide discounts to the productions recommended by Lodz Film Commission providing that filming takes place in Lodz and/or in the region.
 
- 10% discount for rental (costumes & props) and pyrotechnic services for orders from over 20,000 to 40,000 PLN net.
- 20% discount for rental (costumes & props) and pyrotechnic services for orders from over 40,000 to 100,000 PLN net.
- 30% discount for rental (costumes & props) and pyrotechnic services for orders over 100,000 PLN net.
 
Lodz Film Centre offers a unique assortment of over 62,000 props and more than 200,000 costumes and accessories.
 

 

Projects supported by the Lodz Film Commission

Feature film
Direction: Jan Jakub Kolski
Script: Jan Jakub Kolski, Krzysztof...
Production: Wytwórnia Doświadczalna
Production: Polska 2016
Producer: Jan Jakub Kolski
Production Manager: Agnieszka Janowska, Paweł...
Cast: Krzysztof Majchrzak, Maria...
Feature film
Direction: Andrzej Wajda
Script: Andrzej Mularczyk
Production: AKSON STUDIO
Production: Polska 2016
Producer: Michał Kwieciński
Production Manager: Paweł Gabryś
Cast: Bogusław Linda,...
Feature film
Direction: Jarosław Marszewski
Script: Jarosław Marszewski
Production: Poland
Production: Poland 2015
Producer: Juliusz Machulski, Wojciech...
Cast: Tomasz Kot, Lianne Harvey....
TV series
Direction: Michał Kwieciński
Production: TVP
Production: Poland 2015
Producer: Akson Studio
Production Manager: Joanna Łagodziec
Cast: Tomasz Schuchardt, Antoni...
Historical film
Direction: Marie Noelle
Script: Marie Noelle, Andrea Stoll
Production: Pokromski Studio, P'Artisan Filmproduktion, Sepie Production
Production: Poland, France, Belgium Germany 2015
Producer: Mikołaj Pokromski
Cast: Karolina Gruszka, Charles...
Feature film
Direction: Martha Coolidge
Script: Bożenna Intrator, David S....
Production: Horus - Zbigniew Raczyński
Production: Poland, USA 2015
Producer: Zbigniew John Raczyński,...
Production Manager: Janusz B. Czech
Cast: Adelaide Clemens, Connie...
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