15th Anniversary of Regional Film Funds
It’s time to celebrate!
The Regional Film Funds set up by Polish local governments are celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2023. The thriving network currently has 12 active structures, including 11 Polish Producers Alliance -affiliated funds, spread across the country. By the end of 2022, the RFFs had co-financed a total of 773 films, to the tune of more than PLN 100 million.
Alongside the Polish Film Institute, they are one of the most important sources of public support for audiovisual productions in Poland, thus playing an important role in the development of cinematography and the shaping and strengthening of the cultural sector.
Through the obligation to disburse funds received from the RFF in the region, the funds contribute significantly to the development of the local film environment and support the regional film industry. They have a positive impact on the local economy by generating increased employment and expenditure, as well as building a positive image for the region and its tourism potential.
The funds undertake and engage in a range of initiatives beyond their core business. Examples include the Film for Climate initiative, which aims to neutralise the environmental impact of the audiovisual industry, as well as film trails, screenwriting competitions, industry events and festivals.