Feature Films Studio

photo: Diana Łanda / Wikimedia Commons

Wrocław Feature Films Studio (Wytwórnia Filmów Fabularnych, WFF) is being situated in the eastern part of the city, in the building nearby the Centennial Hall and Szczytnicki Park, The buildings are part of the historic architectural complex of the Four Domes Pavilion.

Initially, the Wrocław Feature Films Studio was a branch of the Łódź film studio; after the 1954 Council of Ministers Resolution it became independent. Since then about a quarter of all Polish post-war films has been made there. In its heyday, film directors such as Andrzej Wajda, Wojciech Has, Agnieszka Holland, Zbigniew Kawalerowicz, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Kazimierz Kutz made their films in the Studio. Among them one can find such a legendary pictures as: ‘Knife in the Water’, “A Generation’, ‘Ashes and Diamonds’, ‘The Saragossa Manuscript’. Nowadays WFF produces documentaries and feature films; in 2006 Peter Greeneway’s ‘Nightwatching’, a British-Dutch-Polish co-production, was shot here.

In 2009, the Wrocław Feature Films Studio started to cooperate with the outstanding Polish film artist, Oscar-winner, Zbigniew Rybczyński and his film production company ZBIG VISION. The work on the Wrocław Visual Technology Studios project has began. The goal of this unique assignment, based in a location that is very special to Polish cinematography, is to create an modern film studio where artists will have access to cutting-edge technology and innovative special effects design techniques. The project is supported by the Polish Ministry of Culture and Polish Film Institute. “The new face of WFF” is supposed to be shown in 2012.

Facilities at the Wrocław Feature Film Studio include: an editing room, a set construction department, rehearsal rooms, a prop room, a makeup studio, a screening room, sound stages, and a recording studio.

Text: SURVIVAL Art Review, Wrocław Feature Films Studio, and Wrocław Visual Technology Studios.

W1    Theatre Space (Performance by Oskar Dawicki, 1973 by Massimo Furlan, Theatrical play for children by Teatr Poddańczy, Performance by Teatr Tańca Dawka Energii)
W2   Sound Cinema
W3   Wrocław Visual Technology Studios
W4   Workshop Hall (We are more, Sound Education and Social Change, 10x10)

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