About the Łódź Film Fund
LODZ FILM FUND IN NUMBERS:
15 years of activity
111 projects supported
14.1 million zlotys of funding
20.5 million zlotys disbursed in the region
Lodz has its own climate, very interesting architecture and great diversity. It ranges from poor neighborhoods to very refined buildings.
Many of these are extremely artistic and interesting for set designers. On top of all this, it has an atmosphere that is conducive to shooting.
Marek Warszewski, det designer of "Warsaw 44"
The Lodz Film Fund is the oldest and one of the largest film funds in the country. It was established in 2007 at the Department of Culture of the City of Łódź, and since 2015 it has been operating within the structures of the institution EC1 Łódź - City of Culture. The fund operates through a system of annual competitions to select audiovisual projects for funding. The support is in the form of a co-production contribution, which translates into the participation of the institution in the copyrights to the films and the revenues from their exploitation. Funds are awarded to projects with ties to the region through the people of the filmmakers, the theme or the place of production.
Shooting in Lodz is a great pleasure. The locals are not tired of filming, it still fascinates them and they are eager to help us.
I return here because of nostalgia, because of the fact that this is where I was shaped.
Pawel Edelman, cinematographer of "After Image"
The key objective of the competition is to develop the local film sector, including successively increasing the number of productions made in the region. The essence of the fund is also to support valuable artistic cinema, often bringing many prestigious awards and contributing to the promotion of Lodz and the Institution itself. In its 15 years of operation, the Fund has supported 111 projects. It has subsidized 42 feature films, 32 documentaries and 37 animated films.
Today's Paris is a bit disappointing. There is too much going on in it, it is too dense. It's hard to create an imaginative world there, everything is busy, contemporary, colorful.
We had to create a world from the 1950s, with a bit of poetry, and Lodz is a great film city.
Pawel Pawlikowski, director of "Cold War"