Film History of Łódź

  • 1896 first film screening
  • 1899first stationary cinema theatre
  • 1912oldest 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
  • 1946first Polish post-war feature film Forbidden Songs produced at WFF"Zakazane piosenki", reż. Leonard Buczkowski, 1946, fot. Frankfurt Marek, © Studio Filmowe Kadr
  • 1948establishment of the Higher Film School in Łódź
  • 1949establishment of the Educational Film Studio
  • 1953first Polish colour film Adventure in Marienstadt produced at WFF
  • 1956establishment of Se-ma-for animation studio
  • 1959establishment of the first Polish film research centre at the University of Łódź
  • 1970establishment of the Workshop of the Film Form, the most important Polish experimental film formation
  • 1983Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film: "Tango", dir. Zbigniew Rybczyński
  • 1985establishment of the Central Film Education Cabinet
  • 1986establishment of the Film Museum, the only Polish museum devoted to film filmowi
  • 1991establishment of Opus Film
  • 1994establishment of the Łódź Film Fund
  • 2000Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement for Andrzej Wajda, graduate of the Łódź Film School
  • 2007Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film: Peter and the Wolf, dir. Suzie
  • 2007establishment of the Łódź Film Commission
  • 2015Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film: "Ida", dir. Paweł Pawikowski
  • 2015establishment of the National Centre for Film Culture