The Studio continues the editorial work of the Polish Newsreel (Polska Kronika Filmowa-PKF) and documentaries that were in operation until December 31st 1990 within the structures of the Documentary and Feature Film Studio (Studio Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych) in Warsaw. In 1991, two state owned film institutions were established: KRONIKA Film Studio and WIR Film Studio that were successful at producing documentaries. Until December 1994, the KRONIKA Film Studio continued to produce the Polish Newsreel (PKF). This was also made possible by the close cooperation with the Public Television, which was a co-producer of over hundred documentaries in addition to broadcasting PKF. In 2005, WIR Film Studio was dissolved and KRONIKA Film Studio took over its archives. In the same year, the National Film Institute was established and the forms of film financing underwent modifications. In 2010, the Studio was transformed into a state treasury company which hindered its development. Since 2016, the Studio has been again a national cultural institution.
Completed film productions
Editions of the Polish Newsreel
Awards at film festivals
The notations are audiovisual materials produced by the KRONIKA Film Studio in the years 1995 – 2012. They are film records of state and municipal events, political, business, social and cultural life, celebrations of historic anniversaries, non-government projects and the transformation taking place in Poland.
According to the ordinance of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage on May 31, 2019. (Journal of Laws Ministry of Culture and National Heritage item 34) the Film Studio KRONIKA Polish Film Chronicle was liquidated.
SF KRONIKA film resources were transferred to the Documentary and Feature Film Studio (WFDiF) and National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute (FINA).
In matters related to the previous activities of SF KRONIKA please contact
WFDiF, ul. Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw