Polish film festival Era New Horizons 2009 is to introduce financial rewards for its winners with four of the five competitive sections of the ENH 2009 to offer $90,300 (Eu70,000) in cash prizes and distribution guarantees.

New Horizons International Competition, the competitive section of the festival screening 14 features that haven't yet been seen in Poland will offer $25,800 (Euros 20,000) to the Grand Prix winner. The winners of Grand Prix, Audience Award and Film Critics Award are guaranteed distribution in Poland.

The Films On Art International Competition, which showcases work straddling the borders between cinema and visual arts, will offer a Best Film Prize worth $12,900 (Euros 10, 000). The winner is guaranteed distribution in Poland.

New Polish Films Competition, featuring full-length Polish films, both features and documentaries, also offers a cash prize. An international jury will give the Wroclaw Film Prize, worth approx. $32,200 (Euros 25,000), and the best new director prize worth approximately $12,900 (Euros 10,000).

Meanwhile, the European Short Films competition, showcasing the work of students and young filmmakers, offer Best Film Prizes $1,300 (Euros 1,000) each in three categories: feature, documentary and animation.

The festival runs from July 23-Aug 2, in Wroclaw, Poland. Highlights of this year's festival will include focuses on contemporary Swedish and Canadian cinema as well as retrospectives of the work of Guy Maddin, Tsai Ming-liang, Jennifer Reeves, Jan Troell, Krzysztof Zanussi and Piotr Dumala.