Apple Film Production

Apple Film Production, one of the first and leading independent production companies in Poland. It was founded in 1990 by Dariusz Jablonski, producer and director, assistant to Krzysztof Kieslowski on “Decalogue”, “Short film about Love” and “Short film about Killing”.The company has produced many feature films famous Polish and international directors like Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik (Janosik. The True Story), Wladyslaw Pasikowski (Aftermath), Krzysztof Krauze (Street Games), Filip Bajon (the Spring to Come), Robert Glinski (Benek), Vladimir Michalek (Sekal Has to Die), Michale Boganim (Land of Oblivion), Ami Drodz (My Australia) as well as with debutants later found as the best in Poland: Lukasz Barczyk (I’m Looking at you Mary), Artur Urbanski (Bellissima), Wojciech Smarzowski (The Auricle).

Apple Film has also produced worldwide known full length documentaries i.e. “Photographer” dir. Dariusz Jablonski, tele-plays and TV series, to mention the first ever co-production of BBC Worldwide and Polish Television (TVP) “Spies of Warsaw”. This historical spy mini-series based on Alan Furst’s acclaimed novel by the same title, starring David Tennant and Janet Montgomery was entirely shot in Poland.

Currently in pre-production are films: “Under Electric Clouds” of the one of most outstanding filmmaker among the young generation of Russian directors, Alexey German jr., and Dariusz Jablonski “Immigrants”.

In post-production is “Nude Area” by Urszula Antoniak, a Polish/Dutch screenwriter and director whose previous works had been screened and awarded at world’s best film festivals. Her first film “Nothing Personal” swept Locarno Film Festival in 2009 with six awards including Best Debut, Best Directing and FIPRESCI Prize. Her second film “Code Blue” premiered in Cannes 2011 as a part of Director’s Fortnight. “Nude Area” is Polish-Dutch co-production with Topkapi Films (Netherlands), in co-production with CANAL+ Poland, supported by artistic intendant of the Netherlands Film Fund and Polish Film Institute.

Apple Film Production managers are members of the Polish Film Academy; Dariusz Jablonski is also the president of the Polish Film Academy and a member of the European Film Academy.

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

The company is a very active co-producer, working internationally among others with Netherlands, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Austria, Sweden, Israel, and others. The productions were frequently supported by Eurimages and MEDIA Programme.
Recently Apple Film has completed critically acclaimed international co-productions:

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Aftermath (2012) dir. Wladyslaw Pasikowski
Poland, Netherlands, Russia, SlovakiaThe film is presently in distribution in Poland (release November 9th, 2012); so far the movie brought in over 300 000 viewers and received the FIPRESCI Award at the Gdynia Film Festival in 2012.

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Confidant (2012) dir. Juraj NvotaSlovakia, Czech Republic, Poland

2012 Warsaw IFF, International Competition
2012 The Karlovy Vary IFF, Special Screening

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Land of Oblivion (2011) dir. Michale Boganim
France, Poland, Germany, Ukraine2011 Venice IFF, Critics Week, World Premiere
2011 Toronto IFF, Contemporary World Cinema
2011 Thessaloniki IFF, Open Horizons Section
2011 Warsaw IFF, International Competition
2011 Tokyo IFF, Natural Section
2011 Haifa IFF
2012 Palm Springs FF
2012 Festival Premiers Plans d’ Angers

2012 Göteborg IFF
2012 Vilnius IFF
2012 Istanbul IFF
2012 San Francisco Film Society
2012 Munich IFF
2012 Unabhängiges Filmfest Osnabrück
2011 Chicago IFF, New Directors Competition
2011 Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Panorama Section
2011 Sao Paulo IFF, Perspective Section
2011 Molodist Kyiv IFF
2011 Bergen IFF
2011 Tallinn Black Nights
2011 Marrakech IFF

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My Australia (2011) dir. Ami Drozd
Israel, Poland2012 Jewish Motifs IFF, Silver Warsaw Phoenix
2011 Haifa IFF, Audience Award
2011 OFF PLUS CAMERA
2011 Koszalin IFF
2011 Palm Springs FF
2012 New York Jewish FF
2012 New York Polish FF
2012 Cyprus IFF, Golden Aphrodite and four others