Polish cinematography in a nutshellThe Mazowieckie (Masovian) voivodeship was the undisputed leader in terms of cinema numbers in the region. Due to the widespread availability of cinema establishments in the country, the number of moviegoers per one thousand inhabitants almost doubled since 2010, reaching 1,608 cinema viewers in 2019. The increased interest in the film entertainment industry reflects in the share of movie productions. Polish cinematography is dominated by fiction films, which make up over 61 percent of all movies produced in the country.
As a result, the Polish film and television production industry provides employment to almost 15 thousand people. The cinema film distribution market value reached over one billion zloty in 2017 and kept growing until 2019. However, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, this value dropped to 331 million zloty in 2020. Furthermore, Kino Świat – one of the leading movie distributors and producers – saw a decrease of approximately 71 million zloty in net sales revenue in 2020 compared to the previous year.