• 1896

    first film screening

     

  • 1899

    first stationary cinema theatre

  • 1912

    oldest preserved film made in Łódź

     

  • 1945

    establishment of the Feature Film Studio in Łódź (WFF), the first and the biggest film studio in Poland

    “Kanał”, reż. Andrzej Wajda, 1956, fot. Ryszard Golc, © Studio Filmowe Kadr
  • 1946

    first Polish post-war feature film Forbidden Songs produced at WFF

    “Zakazane piosenki”, reż. Leonard Buczkowski, 1946, fot. Frankfurt Marek, © Studio Filmowe Kadr
  • 1948

    establishment of the Higher Film School in Łódź

  • 1949

    establishment of the Educational Film Studio

  • 1953

    first Polish colour film Adventure in Marienstadt produced at WFF

  • 1956

    establishment of Se-ma-for animation studio

  • 1959

    establishment of the first Polish film research centre at the University of Łódź

  • 1970

    establishment of the first Polish film research centre at the University of Łódź

  • 1983

    Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film: “Tango”, dir. Zbigniew Rybczyński

  • 1985

    establishment of the Central Film Education Cabinet

  • 1986

    establishment of the Film Museum, the only Polish museum devoted to film filmowi

  • 1991

    establishment of Opus Film

     

  • 1994

    establishment of the Łódź Film Fund

  • 2000

    Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement for Andrzej Wajda, graduate of the Łódź Film School

  • 2007

    Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film: Peter and the Wolf, dir. Suzie

  • 2007

    establishment of the Łódź Film Commission

  • 2015

    Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film: “Ida”, dir. Paweł Pawikowski

  • 2015

    establishment of the National Centre for Film Culture