Polish Film Institute (Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej) is a state legal entity established in 2005 to support the development of cinematography. The Institute operates on the basis of the Act of 30 June 2005 on cinematography, the Act of 9 November 2018 on financial support for audiovisual production and its statute.
In 2019, thanks to the funding of the Polish Film Institute, 40 feature films, 42 documentaries, and 22 animated films were produced. The Institute also supports, among others, all the most important film festivals taking place in Poland, film education, cinema development, and international promotion of Polish cinematography.
- enabling the development of Polish film production and co-production;
- inspiring and supporting the development of all genres of filmmaking in Poland, with emphasis on artistic films, including the preparation of film projects, film production, and film distribution;
- supporting activities aimed at enabling general access to Polish, European, and worldwide cinema heritage;
- supporting film debuts and supporting artistic development of young filmmakers;
- promoting Polish filmmaking;
- supporting financially initiatives in areas of film project preparation, film production, film distribution, film promotion, and disseminating film culture;
- supporting the maintenance of film archives;
- supporting the development of the independent film industry in Poland, particularly small and medium-sized companies active in the field of filmmaking;
37,86 million USD in 2019