Poland to build European Film Centre Camerimage

Regardless of unexpected global events that, not exclusively, shake the world of art to its core, Poland’s International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography “Camerimage” will continue and to ensure its growth the government has passed a resolution on the construction of the European Film Centre Camerimage in the northcentral city of Toruń.

The project, to be financed by the State Treasury and the city, is a joint initiative of the minister of culture and national heritage, the Toruń mayor and the Tumult Foundation, the organiser of one of the world's largest festivals dedicated to the art of cinematography - Camerimage.

In a Thursday statement, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage wrote that the centre will fill a gap in the Polish cultural infrastructure and contribute to the development of the region.

The PLN 600 million (EUR 133 million) centre is to be ready in 2025. Thanks to the planned 18,000 square metres of space the centre will enable the organisation of large international festivals and individual events, hold educational and artistic activities and organise congresses and symposia, world premieres and film reviews, concerts, theatre performances and exhibitions.

In 2020, the festival is to take place on November 14-21 in Toruń.