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An American in Texas triumphant at film festivals

2017/11/15

 On October 13, An American in Texas had its world premiere at the Byron Bay Film Festival in Australia. It is Anthony Pedone’s directorial debut, and it received an encouraging Honourable Mention at the festival. Additionally, it was selected as one of the Lone Star Film Festival’s five recommended films, and was also shown at Austin Film Festival, Key West Film Festival, and many others.

The film is set in the early 1990s, in a world plunged into conflict. The United States is engaged in Operation Desert Storm, intended to liberate Iraqi-occupied Kuwait. Meanwhile, in Texas, a group of friends form the punk band SGW, their existence seemingly detached from reality: playing gigs, taking drugs, and committing acts of vandalism. The ongoing conflicts mean nothing to them, and they see the band as their only ticket out of town.

The Fixafilm team did postproduction on the film as a prize awarded at last year’s US in Progress event, part of the American Film Festival in Wrocław. Our work included ACES 2K colour correction, online, grain management, and mastering (DCP, BD, DVD). Our editor, Irek Grzyb, was also responsible for polishing up the final edit.
 

 
 

Classic Italian horror back on the big screen

2017/08/14

On August 2, a restored version of Dario Argento’s cult film Suspiria had its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. Fixafilm was responsible for its digital restoration.

Suspiria exposes its audience to a new experience, where emotions triumph over logic. The film’s expressive photography, supersaturated colours, violence, and exceptional soundtrack all shock the viewer and drill into their subconscious.

Suspiria tells the tale of Suzy Bannion, a young American who arrives in Vienna to attend the city’s most famous ballet school. Directly after her arrival, she finds that strange, appalling things are happening there. Young girls are dying one by one in terrifying circumstances, while the dance instructor, staff and headmistress seem unaware of the danger. Immersed in a surreal, nightmarish world of magic, fear and blood, Suzy tries to discover what secrets the place holds.

 
 

Jerry – a bit of magic in everyday life

2017/08/03

Roman Przylipiak’s Jerry is a surreal story balancing midway between drama and comedy. Exhausted and condemned, the eponymous hero is at the end of his tether. Many claim that he has not only lost his gift of healing, but that he has gained the opposite power and become dangerous. Something has to happen before his patients (and Jerry himself) believe in his powers again.

The film also involved Oscar-winner Paweł Pawlikowski, as well as cinematographer Ita Zbroniec-Zajt, who won a Guldbagge (at the so-called Swedish Oscars) in 2016 for her photography on the film The Yard, and was nominated the same year for the film My Aunt in Sarajevo.

Jerry premiered at the 36th Debut Film Festival in Koszalin. The film was made as part of Munk Studio’s “Thirty Minutes” programme, which gives young filmmakers the chance to make a professional debut feature.

Fixafilm used ACES (Academy Colour Encoding System) to provide colour correction for the film.

 
 

Fixafilm nominated for a Polish Film Institute award!

2017/07/05

For the fifth year in succession, Fixafilm has made it onto the list of nominations for the Polish Film Institute awards. This year it is running in the digital film restoration category, for Andrzej Wajda’s Korczak. Fixafilm’s most fruitful year so far was 2013, when it won an award for the digital restoration of Andrzej Wajda’s The Ashes.

Since 2008, the Polish Film Institute has been handing out annual awards in 11 categories for significant achievements to popularise and promote Polish cinema. Candidates may be nominated by cultural institutions, film schools, local authorities, culture-related non-governmental institutions, and other entities from the cultural field.

This year’s award-winners will be announced at the 42nd Gdynia Film Festival on September 19.

 
 

73 FIAF

2017/05/12

This year’s 73rd FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) Congress was held in Los Angeles from April 28–May 3. It was hosted by the Academy Film Archive and the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The overall theme was Latin American archive films, with a few screenings devoted to jewels of Hollywood cinema.

We appeared at the congress as vendors for the third time (already a tradition), and would like to thank our hosts for their warm welcome and professional organisation of the event.

 
 

Menashe

2017/04/12

 The Menashe project, directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein, is the first film for 70 years made almost entirely in Yiddish. Additionally, in order to convey the full atmosphere of New York’s Hasidic community, it was filmed secretly and stars the real-life Menashe Lustig, whose life and struggle to keep his son were an inspiration to the filmmakers. After the film’s US premiere at Sundance, Chris Columbus signed on as executive producer. He has worked on films from the Harry Potter series, as well as cult classics The Goonies and Gremlins. The European premiere of Menashe took place at this year’s Berlinale, and met with an enthusiastic reception.

The film tells the story of a widower fighting to look after his son in the orthodox Jewish community. Our hero risks losing his parental rights due to restrictive religious rules preventing single fathers from raising children. Society tries to pressurise our hero into remarrying. The film explores the nature of human faith and the devotion entailed in being a mature parent.

Menashe is taking the festivals by storm, gaining critical and public acclaim. It was screened at this year’s Sundance, 67th Berlinale, 46th New Directors/New Films, Dallas International Film Festival, and 41st Atlanta Film Festival.

Fixafilm’s postproduction of the film involved ACES 2K colour correction, online, grain management and mastering (DCP, BD, DVD). 

 
 

We’ve moved!

2017/03/07

This year marks the fifth anniversary of Fixafilm – the occasion was a perfect excuse to move out of our Kabaty headquarters into something cosier and closer to the centre.

As of March 2017, we invite you to our new offices at 36, Wita Stwosza Street. We will still be close to the Metro (Wilanowska station this time) and we have also gained a garden!

Plus there is excellent news for our foreign clients – getting to Chopin Airport now takes just 10 minutes.

You’re welcome to visit!
 

 
 

Alaska is a Drag

2017/02/09

 Alaska is a Drag is definitely one of the most original projects we have had the pleasure to be involved in. This film, directed by Shaz Bennett with cinematography by Allison Kelly, tells the story of a young fish-cannery worker who dreams of escaping the dull reality of Alaska. The hero, Leo, is an unusual character – on the one hand an aspiring drag queen and boxer, on the other a simultaneously tough yet sensitive boy, who loves his sister more than anything on earth.

We did postproduction work on this film as a prize awarded during last year’s US in Progress event, part of the American Film Festival in Wrocław. Our tasks included doing ACES 2K colour correction, online, grain management and mastering (DCP, BD, DVD).

 
 

Guldbagge 2017

2017/01/10

 This year, the Swedish “Oscars” – the Guldbagge (Golden Beetles) film awards – will be absolutely dominated by two films that we had the honour to postproduce: My Aunt in Sarajevo (dir. Goran Kapetanović) was nominated in six different categories, while Måns Månsson’s Yarden was nominated in four.

The ceremony to present Sweden’s top film awards, the Guldbagge, will be held in Stockholm on January 23. These awards have been presented by the Swedish Film Institute (Svenska Filminstitutet) since 1964 for outstanding achievements in the film industry.

Thank you for your support!

"My aunt in Sarajevo"

Best film (China Åhlander)
Best directing (Goran Kapetanović)
Best actor (Milan Dragiŝić)
Best supporting actress (Sadžida Šetić)
Best script (China Åhlander, Dragan Mitić and Goran Kapetanovic)
Best cinematography (Ita Zbroniec-Zajt)

"Yarden"

Best actor (Anders Mossling)
Best script (Sara Nameth)
Best cinematography (Ita Zbroniec-Zajt)
Best Sound/Sound design (Patrik Strömdahl) 

 
 

The 11th US in Progress is already over!

2016/11/06

 For Fixafilm, last week was all about taking part in the latest US in Progress event for the film industry, held alongside the American Film Festival in Wrocław.

As part of this initiative, for the second time, we are pleased to offer our image postproduction services as a prize for the winning film. Last year, we worked on Daniel Grove’s The Loner and Shaz Bennett’s Alaska is a Drag.

This year’s event attracted numerous wonderful productions, out of which we eventually selected Joshua Z. Weinstein’s Untitled Hasidic Film for the prize. Our congratulations, and we are looking forward to fruitful cooperation!

 
 

Seattle Polish Film Festival

2016/10/21

 Our colorist Gosia has been interviewed by the Seattle Polish Film Festival. The main topic was Fixafilm's restoration of Andrzej Żulawski's cult movie "On the Silver Globe". 

http://www.polishfilms.org/news/on-the-silver-globe-the-second-life-of-a-prohibited-movie

 
 

What is the stand-out feature of the world’s best companies?

2016/10/07

 We believe it is innovation.

Working on this assumption right from the beginning, we have attempted to involve the latest technology in our workflow, and for many years we have participated in conferences and workshops, including as speakers.

We were the first firm in Poland – and one of the first in the world – to adopt ACES (the Academy Colour Encoding System), thus ensuring that our clients receive both unparalleled service quality and absolute confidence that the products we deliver are created to support emerging technologies such as HDR.
A few months ago, oscars.org invited us to give an interview about working with ACES:

http://www.oscars.org/aces/case-study-boutique-facility-fix-film-poland-punches-above-its-weight-using-aces?id=378234

Today, we discovered that we are now responsible for over 10% of all ACES-based postproduction WORLDWIDE

 
 

Andrzej Żuławski: “Pure Classics – In Memoriam”

2016/09/29

 Andrzej Żuławski, one of Poland’s most illustrious and world-acclaimed filmmakers, died on February 17, 2016. The 41st Gdynia Film Festival commemorated On the Silver Globe’s director with special screenings of his films, plus workshops involving some of their co-creators.

During a meeting entitled “Visionary and Stuntman”, Andrzej J. Jaroszewicz talked about his work with Andrzej Żuławski. He focused mainly on the film On the Silver Globe, since it was their most visually complex collaboration, enhanced by incredible costumes and set designs.

Also taking part in the meeting were composer Andrzej Korzyński, actor Andrzej Seweryn, and Andrzej Lucjanek, who spoke about technical aspects of restoring the film.

“These screenings of digitally restored versions of Andrzej Żuławski’s films are a major event because, from numerous interviews with Polish audiences, I understood that most Poles had still never heard of his films”, added Michał Oleszczyk, the festival’s artistic director. “Since they were rarely shown on television, with limited availability on DVD, this world-famous artist has remained relatively unknown in his home country. A few years ago, while writing programme notes on all of Żuławski’s films for the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, I realised just how much Żuławski was admired by film buffs the world over. Our retrospective is simply a tribute to one of the greatest artists ever to grace the history of Polish cinema”.
 

 
 

An epic Lithuanian film remastered

2016/08/29

 Every country has its own favourite historical epics that are given regular television screenings and have legions of faithful fans. In Poland, that canon includes Knights of the Teutonic Order and Colonel Wolodyjowski. One such Lithuanian film is Northern Crusades (Herkus Mantas), an epic costume drama telling the story of the most famous Prussian leader who fought against the Teutonic Order. Running for over two hours, this epic transports us back to a time of mediaeval battles, heroic deeds and true friendship. Made in 1972, the film was a huge success in Soviet-occupied Lithuania, where Herkus and his heroic struggles with the Teutonic Knights came to symbolise the fight against the Communist regime.

The Lithuanian Film Centre commissioned us to do image remastering, colour correction and mastering work on this incredible film, and we thank them for trusting us!
 

 
 

My Aunt in Sarajevo project complete!

2016/08/22

 Our second meeting with director Goran Kapetanović was to work on his feature-film project, My Aunt in Sarajevo. Like his previous production (Refugee 532), this film touches on the issue of refugees from the Balkans who gain the chance to start a new life in Sweden. Things become rather complicated for Zlatan, who has been out of touch with his homeland for years, when his daughter takes him on a surprise trip to Sarajevo. This journey, intended to help uncover her Bosnian roots, proves to be a turning point not only for her, but also for our hero, who has disassociated himself from his past. The film was a great success at festivals, and recently went on general release.

We were involved in the production right from the first clapperboard: our DIT specialist was on the set to do preliminary correction work, data wrangling, and synchronise the sound. Additionally, we coordinated the subtitling of some footage. After editing, we also did conforming, ACES colour correction, grain management, online, mastering, as well as deep archiving.

Thank you for trusting us!
 

 
 

"On the silver globe" once again in NYC!

2016/08/08

 The New York re-premiere of On the Silver Globe, restored by Fixafilm – which took place this February, thanks to the Film Society of Lincoln Center – met with a great response! The winter screening had huge numbers of fans queuing at the box-office, as well as plenty of media publicity – all of which led to daily showings of On the Silver Globe at the Center’s cinema last week. We are doubly glad, because this is not some light-hearted film to be watched between shopping and the gym. Quite the reverse: it requires concentration, contemplation and time which, in one sense, have become “luxuries” in our world today.

The series of screenings has just come to an end, garnering excellent reviews from many prestigious magazines. Tickets were sold out weeks in advance. Audiences left the cinema thrilled and bewildered by the world Żuławski had created.

News like this really gives us a boost, as we sit honing images to perfection for weeks on end!

Here are some reviews:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/29/movies/on-the-silver-globe-review.html

http://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/movies/on-the-silver-globe

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/on-the-silver-globe-2016

http://www.screenslate.com/features/56

http://www.bkmag.com/2016/07/27/nyc-repertory-cinema-picks-july-27-august-2/?singlepage=1

https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/power-and-resistance-andrzej-zulawski-s-on-the-silver-globe

http://newyork.carpediem.cd/events/565583-on-the-silver-globe-by-andrzej-zulawski-at-elinor-bunin-munroe-film-center/

 
 

“Digital restoration of works of Polish cinematography” at the 9th Polish Film Institute awards

2016/07/11

 We are proud to announce that we were nominated for the 9th Polish Film Institute Awards in the “digital restoration of works of Polish cinematography” category, for the “Digital restoration of The story of sin directed by Walerian Borowczyk” project. This was our fourth nomination in that category!


Our thanks go to the jury for this wonderful honour! 

 
 

FIAF 2016

2016/07/05

This year’s 72nd FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) Congress was held in Bologna from June 23–28. The main themes discussed were digital restoration, deep archiving, and related topics.

For the second time in its history, FIAF overlapped with the Il Cinema Ritrovato rare film festival, so we had an excellent opportunity to discuss not only restoration issues of interest to us as a company, but also to watch films from all over the world.

We are rather proud to mention that the festival programme included two films restored by Fixafilm! The restored Mexican film El puño de hierro from 1927, commissioned by the Filmoteca de la UNAM, was given its gala premiere, and the children’s section presented some stop motion animated shorts made by the Se-Ma-For Studio in the sixties and seventies.

Our week in Bologna wasn’t all premieres, though. We also appeared as vendors for the second time! As usual, we made numerous interesting contacts, which we hope will lead to more screenings at next year’s FIAF.

Once again, we would like to thank our hosts for their hospitality and professionalism. It was a real pleasure to have taken part in the conference.

 
 

Director’s screening of Andrzej Wajda’s Danton

2016/06/17

The restoration of Danton, a Polish-French co-production directed by Andrzej Wajda, was a perfect occasion for the filmmakers to visit Fixafilm. We received Andrzej Wajda and his wife, Krystyna Zachwatowicz, along with the director of photography, Igor Luther, known for his work with Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum, Coup de Grâce, The Circle of Deceit).

Danton is a costume drama set during the French Revolution, starring Gérard Depardieu and Wojciech Pszoniak, and recounts the last days of its hero, accused of treason and ultimately sent to the guillotine.

 
 

"Scrubbers" - remastering

2016/05/06

Once again, we were invited to cooperate with Watch Works Ltd. Our previous collaboration was during the remastering of three films for the Jonathan Demme Presents: Made in Texas project, which officially opened the American SXSW Festival in 2015. This time, we were asked to remaster the feature film Scrubbers from 1982. It tells the story of a British borstal and its female residents, who are often stripped of their parental rights and fall into drug and alcohol abuse. The film also touches on the commonly overlooked issue of violence among underage girls.

Our work involved digital cleanup, image stabilisation, grain management and colour correction – all in the shortest possible timeframe. The remastering was a part of the BFI’s UHF programme, which aims to offer British citizens easier access to legal culture. 

 
 

New York premiere of The Loner

2016/04/21

 Last Friday, the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival 2016 saw the premiere of The Loner, for which we had the pleasure of doing the post-production. It tells the shocking story of Behrouz, an Iranian gangster who, despite life’s adversities, attempts to turn over a new leaf – unsuccessfully, alas. His mafia past catches up with him, mingling with recollections of a childhood spent fighting in child soldier units, and his opium addiction – all with lavish helpings of chase scenes, action, and hypnotic images of Los Angeles by night that even David Lynch would be proud of.

Debut director Daniel Grove and his director of photography, Steven Capitano Calitri, were with us for several weeks in December, fine-tuning the correction and numerous special effects. We spent many long days in debates over the neon colours, and the hero’s drug-induced “visions” and wartime flashbacks. The fruit of our cooperation is a film with outstandingly original visual and soundtrack layers, which was acclaimed after its New York premiere and already has a large fanbase. Reviews from thrilled critics comparing Daniel Grove to Quentin Tarantino leave us feeling even more satisfied to have been involved in the project. Thank you! 

 
 

Se-Ma-For’s archival animations given a new lease of life

2016/04/19

  A few months ago, we received the wonderful news that we had won a bid to remaster eight short stopmotion animations made by the Se-Ma-For Studio in the 1960s and 70s. They also included puppet animation, often combined with live action, as well as experimental cut-out and scratchboard techniques. Since we are very keen on animation here at Fixafilm, it was truly a pleasure to work on this material!

The rights to this collection belong to the National Film Archive, with whom we worked previously  when remastering five pre-war nitrate films. 

The animations were given a painstaking digital cleanup with colour correction, and we also revitalised their soundtracks, including the beautiful music to accompany the images.

 
 

Yarden

2016/03/30

In the item on the 39th Göteborg Film Festival, we mentioned Yarden, directed by Måns Månsson. We would like to share a little more than just the news that its producer, Emma Åkesdotter-Ronge, accepted the Lorens Award for Best Producer.

The film was based on Kristian Lundberg’s eponymous novel from 2009. It tells the story of a poet who, sacked from a newspaper for writing a negative review of his own book, is forced to take a job at a local shipyard. This study in human solitude and helplessness is sprinkled with harsh depictions of how national minorities are exploited in contemporary Sweden.

After Stranded in Canton, this was our second cooperation with Måns, whom we thank for his confidence, and we look forward to more visits from him in the future!

Our involvement included colour correction, VFX, DIT, grain management, mastering and archiving – all in the ACES colour space.

 
 

Another Juliusz Machulski film restored

2016/03/14

 We have completed work to restore cult director Juliusz Machulski’s film "V.I.P". The director himself recalled how he had wanted to make a thriller as a change from the comedy genre. After "KingSize", this was our second contact with his work, supervised by the original director of photography, Janusz Gauer. Unusually for Polish cinema of the time, all the set designs and costumes conformed to one colour palette, matching the autumnal exterior shots of Masuria and Warsaw.

Our involvement included restoring the image in 2.5K resolution, colour correction, and preparing the release masters.
 

 
 

Wlodzimierz Puchalski

2016/03/11

Włodzimierz Puchalski (born March 6, 1909; died January 19, 1979) was one of the first Polish wildlife film-makers. He coined the term “bloodless hunting” to describe wildlife photography, and also organised the first nature photography exhibition in Poland. Most of his films were made in black and white, one reason being because he was colour-blind. Birds were the love of his life, as well as the most common subject in his work.

We had the pleasure of remastering four of his films, including the unique Swan Lake, in colour.

 
 

On the Silver Globe re-premiere at the Lincoln Center, NY

2016/02/24

 Our encounter with Andrzej Żuławski’s accomplishments at the Lincoln Center may be considered to be over… We spent six-and-a-half hours with his unearthly, frenetic and violent films. We met many faithful fans who had flown in from the other side of the USA just to experience his works on the big screen with the quality and splendour they deserved. There were plenty of emotions, tears, reminiscences and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, as well as lots of laughter!

None of this could have been achieved without the assistance of Daniel Bird, who organised this superb event, Andrzej Jaroszewicz, who offered priceless advice during the restoration process, and Andrzej Korzyński, who took care of the sound for the films.

We have just one regret – that the director could not be there with us… Fortunately, we had managed to show Andrzej Żuławski the final version of On the Silver Globe at his home two weeks previously. He was delighted at the results and the fact that his most original, epic work finally looked and sounded the way he had imagined it 40 years ago.

Once again, we would like to thank everyone involved for the incredible adventure we had while restoring On the Silver Globe.

 
 

The 39th Göteborg Film Festival

2016/01/18

 This year’s 39th Göteborg Film Festival was a special event for Fixafilm, since six films we had worked on were screened there!

Competing in the main award category were Yarden (dir. Måns Månsson), for which we did colour correction, VFX, DIT, grain management and mastering, and Granny’s Dancing on the Table (dir. Hanna Sköld), for which we supervised the post-production and mastering. The Svenska Premiärer section included My Aunt in Sarajevo (dir. Goran Kapetanović), for which we did colour correction, VFX, DIT, grain management and mastering.

Additionally, Goran Kapetanović’s short-film debut Refugee 532 was screened in the Svenska Kortfilmspremiärer section. Once again, we did colour correction, VFX, DIT, grain management and mastering.

In the documentary section, one could discover the film Taikon (dir. Lawen Mohtadi and Gellert Tamas) for which we restored the archival footage and did colour correction, grain management and mastering.

In a retrospective of 2015, there was another chance to see last year’s festival-winner – Underdog (dir. Ronnie Sandahl).

Thank you for your faith in us!
 

 
 

Work to remaster the 1968 film "Jausmai" complete

2015/08/18

We have completed our remastering work on the Lithuanian film Jausmai, directed by the duo of Algirdas Dausa and Almantas Grikevičius in 1968. This was our second restoration commissioned by the Lithuanian Film Centre and supervised by Vidas Grigoraitis, chief specialist from the Department of Film Promotion, Information and Heritage. 

 
 

“Digital restoration of works of Polish cinematography” at the 8th Polish Film Institute awards

2015/07/15

 We are proud to announce that we were nominated for the 8th Polish Film Institute Awards in the “digital restoration of works of Polish cinematography” category, for the “Digitising Classic Documentaries” project. This was our third nomination in that category, and our first together with the Polish National Film Archive and Dubb Film Studio.

Our thanks go to the jury for this wonderful honour!
 

 
 

„Breathe” has a chance for Oscar nomination!

2015/07/13

 "Breathe" is a short movie about Warsaw Uprising, a Polish-Moroccan co-production. It has just been selected by the prestigious Rhode Island Festival and has a huge chance to receive Oscar nomination in 2016.

During post-production, were responsible for the color correction and masters. Thank you for the given trust!

More information about the movie: http://warszawawpigulce.pl/polsko-marokanski-film-o-powstaniu-warszawskim-ma-szanse-na-nominacje-do-oskara/ 

 
 

Finished remastering of Lithuanian movie "Gražuolė"

2015/05/28

We have finished remastering and color grading "Gražuolė", a Lithuanian feature directed by Arunas Zebriunas in 1969. The restoration was commissioned by the Lithuanian Film Center and supervised by Vidas Grigoraitis, the chief expert in the Department of Film Promotion, Information and Heritage.

Thank you for your trust and we are looking forward to future collaboration!

 
 

"Centaur" project completed

2015/05/19

We have just finished post-production of "Centaur", a feature film directed by Aleksandra Niemczyk. The movie shows an uncommon and difficult side of love. Vlado, paralyzed because of polio, no longer wants to be a burden for his young wife. Alma is looking for alternative methods of treatment for her beloved husband.

Fixafilm was responsible for conforming, color correction, vfx, mastering and deliverables. 

 
 

FIAF 2015 - Sydney and Canberra

2015/04/26

The 71st FIAF Congress was held from 12th to 18th April 2015 in Sydney and Canberra. The main symposium topic was intellectual property, content regulation and film archiving.

This year, Fixafilm delegates have visited the event not only as participants, but also as exhibitors. Our team was joined by our representative for Asia and Pacific region - Peter Richards. During the congress we established many interesting contacts, and are currently undertaking restoration work for some of the attendees. We promoted the Polish model of restoration, which was very well received and we gained a lot of attention from international film archives.

We would like express our sincere thanks to Michael Loebenstein, the CEO of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, for inviting us to attend.
 

 
 

Academy officially launches ACES 1.0 system!

2015/04/23

 After many years of working, testing and gathering experience by filmmakers and technology leaders, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially announced the end of preparations of the ACES system, which is a device-independent color management system.

The purpose of ACES is to maintain color-consistency in the movies during the whole process of production - since early image recording, through editing, adding visual effects, color correction until creating the final mastering, archiving or the possible future remastering.

The Academy unveiled the official workflow and the general idea of using the new system during this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Fixafilm is the European and Polish leader in ACES system - our first narrative project prepared with the use of this technology ("Little Crushes") has been finished in late 2013. Since then we have used ACES in other 5 narrative projects ("Kebab & Horoscope", Underdog", "Refugee 532", "Yarden", "The Purple Onion") and in different commercials and student  movies.

We have also prepared special individual workshops about ACES workflow during Camerimage Festival 2013.

More on this topic: Academy Launches ACES Color Management System 

 
 

Fixafilm in Texas!

2015/03/29

In March, SXSW took place in Austin. We had the pleasure of restoring 3 films in the "Jonathan Demme Presents: Made in Texas" section that opened one of the largest music, film, and interactive arts festivals in the world.

Johathan Demme ("Silence of the Lambs", "Philadelphia", "Manchurian Candidate") and Richard Linklater ("Boyhood", "A Scanner Darkly", "Dazed and Confused", "School of Rock") were present at the repremiere of films, some of which have been presented for the first time in 30 years. Gosia Grzyb, Łukasz Ceranka and Wojtek Janio represented Fixafilm. Everyone was happy to receive much deserved applause for their hard work in restoring some of the classic films audiences have grown to love.

 
 

100 BAFTA Moments: EE British Academy Film Awards

2015/02/05

 Our British partner, Watchmaker Films, has begun working with the BAFTA’s Archive and Hertiage wing to digitalize over 100 hours of footage from the past 40 years of the BAFTA Awards ceremonies. From this stagerring amount of footage, a group of archivists and film historians will chose fragments that will comprise the project, “100 BAFTA Moments”.

We are the only polish company that was invited to take part in the endeavor. We have already completed digital remastering of various footage originating from VHS and Betacam that we also color corrected and upscaled to full HD.

The footage shows Jack Nicholson, Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery, Kate Winslet, Juliette Binoche, Jodie Foster, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, and others receiving their awards.

The clips are available on BAFTA’s official channel.

For more information about “100 BAFTA Moments” click here

 
 

“The Object” Wins At Sundance!

2015/02/02

The prestigious Sundance Film Festival just wrapped up. We are happy to announce that the documentary film, “The Object” was awarded a prize for “visual poetry”.

The film was directed by Paulina Szybinska, a doctorate student at the Polish Film School in Lodz. The Special Jury Prize was given to underline the “incredible skill of telling a story through images that show beauty, darkness, and uncertainty in a new and untraditional methods.”

Congratulations!

Our many responsibilities on the film included creating the DCP masters. 

 
 

Stranded in Canton

2015/01/07

 Our collaboration with Måns Månsson, director of “The Yard” (currently in post production), has been so fruitful that he has returned to us with the post production of his documentary film project. So far, we have done the color correction, grain management, the online cut, as well as created masters on DCP, BD, and DVD.

The documentary project has been described by its author as follows: 

"This film represents the hybrid genre of documentary film by combining the fictional main character and the real community, where the action unfolds without a scripted dialogue. The storyline evolves around a wannabe entrepreneur from Congo, who has taken the opportunity to go to China for making a deal hoping for large gains. The frustrations and challenges that he faces, broken agreements, responsibility for his family back home, and the growing debt build up a tension for his struggle to succeed. This film presents a new angle on the emerging relations brought on by globalization. Drawing an analogy with the Scandinavian East India traders in Canton centuries before, this film questions the shifts in the worldwide business landscape and their outcomes for the developing countries." 

 
 

Repremiere of "Medium"

2014/11/20

 Andrzej Łucjanek was a guest on the morning show, "Questions For Breakfast", to speak about the digital reconstruction of Jacek Koprowicz's classic occult horror, "Medium". This coincided with yesterday's re-release of the film. The premiere at Kino Kultura was attended by cinematographers Wit Dąbal and Jerzy Zielinski. The film can be seen on the big screen along with its star-studded cast (Wladyslaw Kowalski, Michal Bajor, Grazyna Szapołowska, Jerzy Stuhr and Jerzy Zelnik). Jacek Koprowicz and Jerzy Zielinski will also give a masterclass about the visual style of the film at this year's Camerimage festival on November 18th, 2014. 

ttp://pytanienasniadanie.tvp.pl/17502935/medium-klasyka-polskiego-horroru 

 
 

And the winner is... "Underdog"!

2014/10/20

Our Swedish production "Underdog" ("Svenskjävel") won the prize for best film debut at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival!

The jury explained their decision as follows: m"The Gold Hugo goes to “Underdog” (Sweden), a modern take on class conflict that keeps its focus on its believable characters instead of highlighting the melodrama inherent in its narrative. When a young Swedish woman named Dino begins working for a successful Norwegian man named Steffen, the consistently genuine performances and Ronnie Sandahl’s mature handling of difficult themes allow the film to resonate. It is a film that both addresses specific cultural issues and yet feels simultaneously universal through its honesty."

Preceded by a few documentaries and shorts, "Underdog" is our first Swedish feature-length production. We supplied the production with equipment and oversaw the post-production process. The production took advantage of the entire gamut of our services: From camera and equipment rentals, our team overseeing the shoot with the help of our very own DIT system, to post-production (synching materials for editing, color correction, online services, VFX, and creating masters and complex archive files). All this was done in close collaboration with Cinenic Film, Hummelfilm, and Anagram Production.

Thank you and congratulations to our filmmakers! 

 
 

"Little Crushes" nominated for the Andrzej Munk Award!

2014/10/08

Our film has been nominated for this year's awards for best direction and best direction of photography. The directing category includes 14 features and 19 directors (two of the nominated features were directed by directing teams).

Screenings of the nominated films will take place at the Łódź Film School starting on October 16th, 2014. Keep your fingers crossed! 

www.filmschool.lodz.pl/news/431,dla-kogo-munk-zobacz-nominacje.html

 
 

World premiere of "Underdog"!

2014/09/30

 "Underdog" ("Svenskjävel") directed by Ronny Sandahl is one of the films that we supplied with equipment and oversaw the post-production process. The production took advantage of the entire gamut of our services: From camera and equipment rentals, our team overseeing the shoot with the help of our very own DIT system, to post-production (synching materials for editing, color correction, online services, VFX, and creating masters and complex archive files). It is the first Swedish production that has been completed in full 4K resolution.

All of this was done with the help of Cinenic Film, Anagram Productions, and Hummelfilm. “Underdog” is the debut film of a filmmaker mostly known for his screenplays and published texts. The film tells the story of young, unemployed Swedes that travel to Norway for work and have to deal with the harsh realities that they encounter there.

The world premiere will take place at the 10th Zurich Film Festival and will take part in the first feature competition at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 9-23, 2014). 

 
 

“The Survey About Men” at the International Documentary Film Festival in Kiev!

2014/09/24

Did you know that in addition to providing top tier post-production, we also produce? Our production of Mateusz Głowacki’s film will have its international premiere at the 13th instalment of the festival. The festival takes place from 27-30 September, 2014.  

 
 

The industry’s most important prize goes to our restoration of “The Ashes”!

2014/09/17

 Dreams do come true! During this year’s Polish Film Institute gala, we received the award in the “Digital Restoration of Polish Film Classics” category for our work on Andrzej Wajda’s “The Ashes”. We are honored and happy to receive this prestigious award. Our gratitude goes out to our amazing team, whose work made this possible.
 

 
 

"Little Crushes" premieres September 5th!

2014/08/22

 The official Polish premiere of our feature film "Little Crushes" is set for September 5th. The international premiere occurred in the Bright Future category of the Rotterdam International Film Festival. The film also screened at the East End Film Festival (London, UK), FEST - The New Films, New Directors Festival in Espinho (Portugal), The Taipei Film Festival (Taiwan), Festival International du Film de la Rochelle (France), Guanajuato International Film Festival (Mexico) and The Giffoni Film Festival (Italy).

"Little Crushes" is a film about a chance meeting between people who are all lost in their lives. Each of them desire happiness on their own respective terms. They place independence above safety and comfort. It's also a film about love and how to protect yourself from the egotism and greediness that it leads to.

Love stands in the way of independence. Therefore, it cannot be a part of the protagonists' lives. Besides, life is full so many nice things... things that don't cause problems. Keeping life simple and enjoying the nice things in life keeps everything in perspective.

Any mistakes are just little crushes that can be shrugged off. However, even the littlest crush can ruin the best of plans. 

 
 

Internal review of "Brzezina"

2014/07/21

Last Thursday, Fixafilm was honored by the presence of one of Poland’s seminal film directors - Andrzej Wajda. Mr. Wajda, accompanied by Jerzy Łukaszewicz, the supervising director of photography, visited our facilities to see and approve the final copy of the restoration of the “The Birch Wood” (1970). Grzegorz Molewski, the creator of KinoRP, was also present.

“The Birch Wood” is the third Andrzej Wajda film to be restored by our team.

We would like to thank the master for his trust.

 
 

39. Film Festival in Gdynia

2014/07/21

 The 39th edition of the Gdynia Film Festival occurring this year will feature four films on which we worked. Two of those films are debuts, mastered in 4K resolution within the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).

The films are:

- Grzeogrz Jaroszczuk’s “Kebab & Horoscope”, which will compete in the main competition.
- “Little Crushes” by Ireneusz Grzyb and Aleksandra Gowin, which will be shown in the “Inne Spojrzenie” (Other Glances) category.

The festival will also show two films restored by our company:

- “Kingsajz” (“Kingsize”) directed by Juliusz Machulski in “Classics” section.
- “U Kresu Drogi” (“Final Destination”) directed by Michał Waszyński in the “Treasures of Pre-War Cinema” section.

We have also been nominated for the PISF Awards in the “Digital Restoration” category for our restoration of Andrzej Wajda’s “The Ashes” (1965).

See you in Gdynia! 

 
 

„Kebab & Horoscope” - world premiere in 4K!

2014/07/07

Grzegorz Jaroszuk's "Kebab & Horoscope" is having its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. the film will be screened in 4K.

"Kebab & Horoscope" is the only fully-completed Polish film that will be presented in competition at this year's festival. The public will be the first to see the new film by the young, Polish director whose short film, "Frozen Stories", garnered numerous awards around the world.

Our participation in the project began as early as production. We were on set in order to provide previews of dailies and color graded the material as the filmmakers shot. Our work on the project concluded with final colour grading, online editing, grain management, and exporting master copies. The post-production process was completed in 5K (RED Epic's native resolution) during which we implemented the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).

"Kebab & Horoscope" is awaiting its domestic theatrical release in Poland this fall.

 
 

ARRI Archive Workshop 2014

2014/06/25

 Fixafilm returned to the annual ARRI Archive Workshop on 2-3 June, 2014. Once again, our team, consisting of Lukasz Ceranka, Małgorzata Grzyb and Wojtek Janio, delivered a great lecture about the digital restoration of Andrzej Wajda’s 4-hour epic, “The Ashes” (1965). Our team discussed using and joining together film negatives, theatrical copies, and dailies during the film's restoration and colour grading processes.

The lecture was a great success, during which we presented a 4K anamorphic version of the trailer. The restoration was commissioned by Studio Filmowe Zebra within the KinoRP program. Additional funds and support were provided by PKN Orlen and the Polish Film Institute. 

 
 

Classics of Polish documentaries

2014/05/19

 While working with Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych (the Educational Film Studio) we have remastered the classics of Polish documentaries. Twelve films were subject to digital cleaning. They included the films directed by outstanding Polish artists working with the Studio, that is: Wojciech Jerzy Has, Grzegorz Królikiewicz, Stanisław Kokesz, Piotr Szulkin, Roman Banach, Wojciech Wiszniewski, Bogdan Dziworski, Jack Bławut, Andrzej Czarnecki, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Christopher Bird, and Jacek Zygadło.

Our task was to remaster and perform colour correction, under the supervision of Creators. 

 
 

"Little Crushes" in 4K and ACES!

2014/03/21

 Fixafilm is a first company in Poland and one of the first in the world, which completed a full DI of a feature movie using ACES in 5K resolution.

The ACES system has been created by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science technology committee in order to achieve a more accurate color pipeline, regardless which camera you are using.

We created the DCP master in the highest quality for digital cinema - 4K 12 bit.

Fixafilm got engaged in the production last year; starting with on-set DIT station, which covered data verification, pre-grade, backups, archiving and transcoding the files for editing. After the editing we started our typical DI work - colour grading (done by our amazing colorist - Gosia Grzyb), grain management (denoising and regraining with natural grain), VFX and delivering the masters. All of which was done in 5K resolution on 16-bit EXR files!

 
 

Repremiere of "The Ashes"

2014/03/11

 The pre-release screening of the restored version of Andrzej Wajda’s 'The Ashes' took place on last Thursday. The project was extremely complicated since the original negative had been re-edited and shortened by the censorship and the cut-out parts had been destroyed. Furthermore in some places, fragments of dailies were copied out already at the original editing stage. The camera negative was probably destroyed during one of the stages of the laboratory work. The missing several dozen minutes of film have been diligently replaced with the interpositive. 

The grading of this almost 4 hours long epic was held under the watchful eye of excellent cinematographer and director - Andrzej Kostenko. He was not only the camera operator on 'The Ashes' but also a collaborator and a friend of the r.i.p. Jerzy Lipman, a legendary cinematographer of such films as: 'A Generation', 'Kanal', 'Knife in the Water' and 'Colonel Wolodyjowski'. Working on such an exquisite and visually refined film was a real pleasure for our colourist.

A fine and meticulous work of our restoration team have been appreciated by the Master himself. We are deeply grateful for entrusting us with the task of restoring another Andrzej Wajda's film. Many thanks!

 

 
 

The Guldbagge Award for the best short film goes to "On suffocation"!

2014/01/22

 We would like to congratulate Jenifer Malmqvist and Ity Zbroniec-Zajt - "On suffocation" won The Guldbagge Award for the best short film. The awards, first presented in 1964 at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm, are overseen by the Swedish Film Institute.] It is described as the Swedish equivalent of the Academy Awards.

Since Svenska Filminstitutet doesn't motivate their choices  - we would like to quote the Uppsala International Short Film Festival jury (where "On Suffocation" was awarded for Best Swedish Short 2013):

"For cinematic art of absolute world class. This is intelligent. Through well chosen details a concentrated story is told, where both what we see and what we don’t see is of utmost importance. The director places the audience in a claustrofobic room and leaves us there exposed and incapable before the uncompromising narrative. A glance says more than a thousand words in a world where love is lethal." 

 
 

"Kingsajz" is finally restored!

2013/12/09

 On Friday, there was held an internal approval of the restoration of the film titled ‘Kingsajz’. We were honoured with the presence of the director – Juliusz Machulski, and the cinematographer – Jerzy Łukaszewicz. Soon, there will be an official premiere, during which we will be able to enjoy the amazing interiors of Szuflandia and once again hear the iconic ‘Mydłem, dobijemy go mydłem!’ in a new, better quality. 

 
 

Camerimage 2013

2013/11/14

 This year Fixafilm prepared a special surprise for the cinematographers - everyone with a golden ticket will be invited for an individual half hour's grading session with our colorist Gosia Grzyb at a special grading suite we've prepared next to the conference room.

The grading suite will be equipped with 42" Dolby reference monitor and Nucoda FilmMaster set. The cinematographers will be offered a chance to work on any material either shot with cameras presented at the festival or delivered by the cinematographer before the session. Our grading suite will be also fully set up for ACES workflow!

We invite everyone to visit our stand. Look out for the golden tickets!

That's not all the attractions we've prepared. At Fixafilm stand you will also have a chance to test mysterious, not very well know in Poland, designed in USA and produced in LOMO factories in St. Petersburg Illumina T1.3 lenses.  

 
 

Our new crewmeber!

2013/11/06

 Another person has joined our team – DI/IT Specialist - Maciek Sankowski. He will work on DI, mastering and technical support on the film set.

Welcome aboard!

 
 

Kingsize!

2013/10/23

  Soon we will be able to enjoy Drawer-Land (Szuflandia) in a new audio and visual quality! The cult comedy 'Kingsize' directed by Juliusz Machulski has just got to our company, where it will be digitally restored.

 
 

'Kebab and Horoscope'

2013/10/17

  These last few days we were busy with of our newest feature project - a MD4 production - 'Kebab and Horoscope' directed by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, cinematography by John Magnus Borge. Aside from the grading we are also responsible for online, grain management and masters (including 4K DCP). We were also taking care of the materials archiving and management on the set, files transcoding for editing and preliminary grading.

To whet your apetite - a production still. The whole movie will premiere in cinemas next year. You simply have to see this both splendidly absurd and sad comedy!

 
 

Gdynia Film Festival 2013

2013/09/14

We're at Gdynia Film Festival! We have received our nomination for Polish Film Institute Awards in the "Digital Restoration of Polish Films" category.

 
 

New crewmebers

2013/09/04

Two new employees - Aneta Sobańska and Mateusz Malinowski have joined our team starting September 1st. They will be a valuable reinforcement of our film restoration department. Welcome aboard!

 
 

Fixafilm on the set of a film "Field Study" with the Fixonset service

2013/08/06

The shooting of British film "Field Study" directed by Eva Weber has just finished. Koi Studio is the executive producer of the film. It's a tale about youth, loosing innocence and feeling let-down, set in Polish reality of the nineties. Using our original Fixonset system we have carried out already on the scene:
- backups
- pre-grade
- encoding the files for editing
- quality control

Fixonset is currently being used on the set of our feature project "Little Crushes" and will be available for our customers from September together with an extended function palette. Feel free to try it out! 

 
 

Our brand new rental offer!

2013/08/01

We are pleased to announce that we have added a new element to our postproduction and restoration offer - camera rental. Two cameras - Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5 have just came back to our headquarters two days ago after making it's debut on the set of a Swedish film "Svenskjävel" ("F***ing Swedes").

Both cameras are available for our customers, you can rent it together with a set of seven Zeiss Standard Speed T2.1 lenses and full set of accessories. You are welcome to look through our complete offer available here.  

 
 

Polish Film Institute Awards

2013/07/25

We are proud to announce that we have been nominated to this year's Polish Film Institute Awards in a "Digital restoration of Polish Films" category. It is a huge distinction for us especially that the nomination covers the first year of our activity. The ceremony of presenting the awards will take place during the 38th Gdynia Film Festival.  

 
 

"When I am a bird" is finished.

2013/07/11

The documentary "When I am a bird" directed by Monika Pawluczuk is finished. We have carried out an intensive de-noising of the material followed by grain management in order to level off the image besides a color correction and numerous copies.

The film has already won it's first award - The Film Culture Club Award at the Lubuskie Summer with Cinema in Łagów.

We congratulate the author and wish her continued success.
 

 
 

The final review of "Polowanie na muchy"

2013/07/04

 Today we had the honor of hosting Andrzej Wajda - one of the greatest Polish film directors at Fixafilm office. He took part in the final review of the reconstructed version of one of his films "Polowanie na muchy". Jerzy Łukaszewicz has supervised the color correction of the film.  

 
 

"Magdalena" is ready.

2013/07/01

We have finished working on Mariusz Znaniecki's debut feature film with photography by Julian Kernbach. We have carried out a color correction, DCP 2k copy and blu-ray for the young filmmakers.

You could see the film, that tells the story of a young girl - music academy graduate - at this year's "The Young and Cinema" festival in the main competition. It will also appear at the arthouse cinemas soon.

For more info on the film - click here 

 
 

FIAF 2013

2013/06/24

 Fixafilm representatives visited the 69th congress of FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives), which was held this year in Barcelona. The theme of this year’s congress is ‘Multiversions’, which means: the phenomenon of functioning of different versions of films, remaining in the collections of film archives around the world. We participated in interesting symposia, shows and exhibitions, met new people and promoted the original digital restoration. 

 
 

ARRI Archive Workshop 2013 - "Digital Restoration Dilemmas"

2013/06/19

Our team just got back from the 2013 ARRI Archive Workshop, which took place in Munich from the 11-12 of June. Fixafilm was the only company from Poland who had the opportunity to give a presentation. Wojtek Jano and Łukasz Ceranka gave an hour long talk entitled, "Digital Restoration Dilemmas". The talk covered many important subjects such as, how different scanners interpret film grain, optimal encoding methods for archived films, the still unresolved problem of capturing the essence of a film's original look, as well as the subject of inviting the original artists to take part in the restoration process.

The presentation was a great success. That was a week ago, and already our team has traveled to Olso to work on the feature "Fucking Swedes". On set they will be using our revolutionary new system "On set lab" and are looking after the images being created by our brand new Sony F55.

More on that later. :)
 

 
 

Music video for Enchanted Hunters - "Twin"

2013/05/21

Music video for the band Enchanted Hunters is finished. We did a great job!

 
 

"Hear my cry" in Tokio

2013/05/17

The remastered version of ""Hear my cry" Directed by Maciej J. Drygas will be screen in Tokyo on the 31st of May during EU Film Days.

Japanese audiences will also be able to watch another of the director's films "Violated letters", which was upscaled by our team to HD.

Working together with Professor Koichi Kuyama, a well know Japanese translator (who was responsible for translating classics of polish literature such as "Pan Tadeusz") we prepared Japanese language versions of both films. 

The official website of the festival can be found at http://www.eufilmdays.jp/en/film/cudze-listy.  

 
 

MD4

2013/05/13

We've signed a Deal with MD4, the company behind such projects as “Baby Blues” as well as “In the name of...” We will be working together on the debut feature of director Grzegorz Jaroszuk entitled “Kebab and Horoscope”. We will be working on the post production including the DI, color correction and the theatrical masters. The film is about two small time crooks Kebab and Horoscope, who pretend to be marketing specialists in order to save a small carpet shop from going out of business. The film is already in production.

 
 

The end of shooting for “Stwor” is only one day away

2013/05/07

The material looks awesome and the film is entering editing. 

 
 

Music video for Rebeka - "Fail"

2013/04/09

Working with Zuza Krajewska and Janek Holoubek we did the color correction for a music video by the band Rebeka.

 
 

Abu Haraz

2013/04/07

We have finished the color correction as well as advanced post production work on Maciej Drygas' most recent documentary film entitled “ Abu Haraz”. Shooting has been going on for many years using a variety of different cameras. Our work included upscaling PAL footage, removing interlacing, de-noising and grain management as well as taking care of the online. We have created the HD masters and the DCP and you will be able to watch the film when it is screened at the Planete + Doc Festival.

http://planetedocff.pl/index.php?page=konkursy&i=113 
 

 
 

"Alberi" in MoMA (NY)

2013/03/29

"Alberi” is a film inspired by an ancient ritual preformed in the Basilicata region, The film focuses on Romito a woodlike being. This German-Italian coproduction came all the way from Berlin so we could take care of advanced grain management as well as noise management. The film will be on display at the MoMA in New York.

More information about the film can be found at:

http://momaps1.org/exhibitions/view/373 

 
 

And the winner is... "Wirtualna wojna"

2013/03/05

The newest film by Jacek Blawut “Man at War” won the title of the Best Documentary Feature at the Polish National Film awards 2013. We had the pleasure of working on this project throughout the entire post production process. Our Congratulations!

 
 

"Jutro premiera" digitally restored

2013/02/11

This great Polish comedy had its repremiere on the 11th of february in "Kultura" cinema. A new, digitally restored version, of which we were fully responsible, was shown to the enthusiastic audience. 

 
 

Remastering for WFO

2013/01/29

After a few months of intensive work we preset a series of remastered films for WFO. Classics of Polish documentary film making from 1950-1980 underwent digital image and sound restoration, films like "Fan", "Hamadria", "Europa II", "Kostka cukru", "Sztygar na zagrodzie" and many others. All together there were 27 films with a total running length of over 500 minutes. The remastering was overseen by many of the original filmmakers such as Andrzej Papuziński, Stanisław Śliskowski, Bogdan Dziworski, Jacek Bławut and Jerzy Zieliński. The Films will be available for viewing in their new digital quality through the internet as well as on television. 

 
 

"Ewa chce spać" is digitally restored!

2012/12/12

  After more than fifty years since the original premiere, the film directed by Tadeusz Chmielewski can once again enjoy the eye of the viewer. After several weeks of hard work of our team, we finished the process of digital restoration of this great Polish comedy.

 
 

Guests from Sweden - revisited

2012/11/07

Ita Zbroniec – Zajt returned to Fixafilm with another Swedish project. We were able to work together on the post production of "Förår" ("Spring") directed by John Skoog. Our work covered the entire postproduction process: colour correction, special stabilizations, grain management as well as preparing the masters on DVD, Bluray and DCP. We were thrilled to be able to work together on this project and are looking forward to the next one! 

 
 

"Iluminacja" is ready

2012/11/04

Restoration work on Krzysztof Zanussi’s 1972 film "Iluminacja" has been completed. We are very proud of the excellent results we were able to achieve working from damaged dupe negative and 16mm prints. 

 
 

Out newest coproduction

2012/10/02

In cooperation with Koi Studio we will begin the pre-production process of a new "30 Minutes" project by Irek Grzyb and Ola Gowin, called "Stwór" ("The Creature"). Shooting will commence next year and we will be taking care of the film’s post production needs including; dailies, colour correction, DI and special effects.

More information about the film can be found on its official website and on the Studio Munka website.

 
 

Miruna is complete!

2012/08/28

We've just finished working on "Miruna", Director Piotr Sulkowski's diploma project. We managed a complicated colour correction process, took care of the online and with subtle grain management created an aged 16mm look on original 35mm material.

We also delivered the project to multiple formats. 

 
 

Guests from Sweden

2012/08/07

We recently hosted a Swedish film crew, who asked us to take care of their latest project - "On suffocation".

We were responsible for colour correction, grain management and several delivery formats, including DCP. 

 
 

18th birthday

2012/06/22

The latest documentary by Marta Prus is ready. We took care of colour correction and authoring. 

 
 

Józef K...

2012/06/03

We've just finished colour correcting a new film by Aleksander Zalewski. 

 
 

Rogalik

2012/05/22

We've just finished working on a documentary film by Paweł Ziemilski. Our work included colour correction and stabilization. We also oversaw the delivery to a variety of formats. 

 
 

37th Gdynia Film Festival

2012/05/11

We would like to congratulate Mateusz Głowacki for winning the The Lucjan Bokiniec Young Cinema Award at the Gdynia Film Festival with his film entitled "When the Light of Dawn Arises".

We were responsible for the colour correction as well as preparing the film for its various digital distribution copies (DVD, Blu-ray, DCP). 

 
 

Man at war

2012/04/05

We've just finished working on Jackek Blawut's latest documentary - "Man at war". The film had its premiere on HBO in April of 2012 and there have been very enthusiastic reviews Man at war in Stopklatka.pl.

We took care of the postproduction process, including
- conforming shots recorded in various video systems with many different cameras over last 6 years of shooting,
- high quality upscaling of SD footage,
- anti-aliasing and enhancing quality of CGI shots generated by a game engine,
- adding natural looking grain,
- generating a DCP package. 

 
 

Co-production

2012/03/27

We've just signed a co-production deal with Koi Studio making us an official co-producer of "Little crushes",a new feature length film by Irek Grzyb and Ola Gowin.

This duo won numerous awards for their 2009 feature debut "Little wires". Fixafilm will be responsible for the postproduction process - conforming, colour grading, VFX/GFX and delivering the project in various distribution formats 

 
 

"Stranger" is ready!

2012/02/28

Karol Witowski entrusted us with his latest project - "Stranger".
We have just finished colour correcting his film. 

 
 

Mateusz Glowacki’s latest short film is complete!

2012/02/18

"When the light of dawn arises" is a short film based on a novel by Marek Nowakowski. It was shot on super 16mm film in the fall of 2011. We took care of colour correction, preparing the material for the film print, as well as creating various digital distribution copies (DVD, Blu-ray, DCP).