PAPAYA YOUNG CREATORS invites you to an online meeting entitled "TREATMENT - how to sell an idea with words and image?". The meeting will be led by Papaya Films director Filip Bartczak and Igor Połaniewicz, cinematographer. The meeting will be held on January 27 at 12:00 ONLINE.

Filip Bartczak – a director and a screenwriter, a photographer and a DJ. A lover of cinema and documentary forms that inspire him to create commercials and music videos. So far, he has been trusted by brands such as: Hennessy, mBank, Grupa Żywiec, Biedronka, Tymbark, and the artists Pezet, Bitamina, Dawid Podsiadło, Kayah, Fisz Emade, O.S.T.R., Otsochodzi.

Igor Połaniewicz - a cinematographer who honed his skills in various film forms. He has been awarded many times in creative competitions. He collaborated with: Huawei, Orange, Spotify, MasterCard, IKEA, Sokoł, Mata, Quebonafide, Szczyl, Pezet, Maria Peszek, and Brodka. Winner of the 5th edition of the Papaya Young Directors competition.

The meeting will be preceded by a presentation of the Papaya Young Creators competition, the 9th edition of which will start on January 31.

Kieślowski Film School is the educational partner of the 9th edition of the Papaya Young Creators competition. The meeting takes place as part of our cooperation.


Photo: Leszek Zych / Polityka

Aleksandra Terpińska - a graduate of directing at the Radio and Television Faculty (currently Kieślowski Film School) was awarded the POLITYKA 2021 Passport in the Film category.

The award was granted "for a painfully provocative look at the complex Polish reality, for the passion and courage to break genre stereotypes, and for outstanding directing skills".

The nomination for the POLITYKA Passport was for her feature fiction film "Other People" – the best film production of Dorota Masłowska's prose so far.

On January 18, 2022, the POLITYKA Passports were awarded for the 29th time. The awards were given to artists in nine categories: film, theater, literature, visual arts, classical music, popular music, digital culture, remote culture, and creator of culture.


The book "Strike" by the lecturer of the Kieślowski Film School, prof. Rafał Milach won the third place in the Fotopolis plebiscite in the category of photographic publication of 2021.

The photobook "Strike" is a visual trace of the protests that began throughout Poland on October 22, 2020 and lasted in various forms for the next several months. Since 2019, Rafał Milach has been co-creating the Archive of Public Protests, a platform that collects documentation of social activation, grassroots initiatives to oppose political decisions, and violate the principles of democracy and human rights. "Strike" is an excerpt from this collection.

Readers of Fotopolis chose the best products and events from the world of photography for the 17. time.


The graphic uses a photograph by Marek Nowicki from the collections of the Municipal Museum in Tychy

Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia begins cooperation with the Municipal Museum in Tychy. Throughout 2022 our students of Cinematography and Photography will participate in a joint photo project "New city. New vision”. The resulting series of photos will be published in the publishing summarizing the project.

The name of the project derives from that moment in the history of the city, when the enthusiasts of building Tychy - architects, town planners, artists and the residents themselves - described their future city, their home, as Nowe Tychy. Although the nomenclature from the 1950s and 1960s did not survive, the idea that in some areas a city is always new is still valid. It absorbs suburban areas. Adapts wastelands. Inserts fillings. Hates emptiness. Every day it is created by the inhabitants who influence its shape with their choices and decisions. They take care of the city and demolish it.

This urban vitality is observed by the participants of the project. Photographing under the supervision of the artist and lecturer Rafał Milach (Kieślowski Film School in Katowice), with the support of Ewelina Lasota (Department of Photography of the Municipal Museum in Tychy), students will focus their attention on what is new and young in the city, which at the same time provokes questions about duration, growth, decay and decline.

They are interested in the relationship of people with the space in which they live. Their individual portraits clash with the repeatability and uniformity of the place of residence. How are young people taking over the city by occupying yards, vacant buildings and shopping centers? What prospects does the city offer to today's 30-year-olds: couples, singles, people from here and foreigners? What is the future of shopkeepers and craftsmen being pushed out by chain stores?

The authors pose questions about what is everyday, but not always named. Is the apartment building a new block? Are guarded estates still a common space? Is a row house a fulfillment of residential ambitions, or maybe the only alternative to multi-apartment construction?

Project participants: Bartosz Gaczyński, Paweł Grabarek, Tomasz Grzymała, Lena Jabłońska, Jakub Kaźmierczak, Maks Plater, Anna Ryń, Jakub Stoszek

Artistic, scientific and technical supervision: prof. Rafał Milach

Content supervision and coordination: Ewelina Lasota, Photography Department of the Municipal Museum in Tychy



Lecturer at the Kieślowski Film School in Katowice, prof. Marcin Koszałka received the Special Jury Prize for Cinematography for the film "A Woman at Night" (2021), dir. Rafael Kapeliński during the 3rd edition of the Diorama International Film Festival in New Delhi.

The film by Rafael Kapeliński, who was a visiting professor at our School, also received the main prize of the festival - the Golden Sparrow for an International Feature Film.

In addition, the short film competition Diorama International Film Festival presented the short film " When The Night Comes" (2021), dir. Katarzyna Sikorska.

This year's edition of the festival was held on December 18-24, 2021.