Film Festival Transatlantyk 2020

New Energy will be a special event of the 10th Transatlantyk Film Festival (Katowice, October 1-8). It is a section presenting the artistic richness of filmmakers associated with the Kieślowski Film School, University of Silesia. It is our graduates who set the rhythm of contemporary Polish cinema. Their films are also successful abroad. The New Energy section will talk about the phenomenon of the Katowice Film School, and the ways in which the school allows talents to develop and shapes their artistic maturity. Viewers and authors will also investigate together to what extent the place where the school is located - i.e. Silesia - affects the directors.
The section will feature films by Jan P. Matuszyński, Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Marcin Koszałka, Piotr Domalewski and Maciej Pieprzyca - in each case it will be one short film from the time of their studies, as well as one of their later feature-length films. The program will be accompanied by meetings and discussions with directors and employees of the School.
Kieślowski Film School is a partner of the 10th Transatlantyk Film Festival.

Fred Kelemen

We would like to invite our students to sign up for the one week of masterclasses with Fred Kelemen, which will take place between 27.07-31.07.2020.

Workshops will take place online every day from 17:00 to 20:00 and will include screenings of Kelemen’s films "Fallen", "Sarajevo songs of woe", as well as "Turin Horse directed by Bela Tarr.

Application documents are available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., dr Anna Huth

ATTENTION: Registration for the workshops is only possible until 13.07.2020!

Fred Kelemen - director, cameraman and film producer. He was born in 1964 in West Berlin. He studied painting, music, philosophy, religious and theater studies. Before joining the film school (DFFB) in Berlin in 1989, he worked in various theaters as an assistant director. He graduated from the university with a degree in directing and cinematography. His graduation film “Destiny” received the German Film Award in 1995. He has worked as an cinematographer with several directors: Joseph Pitchhadze, Béla Tarr (most recently on “Turin Horse”), Rudolf Thome, and Gariné Torossian. From 2000, he directed several theater performances in Germany. He conducts workshops and lectures at universities around the world.

The workshops are implemented as part of the program "One University - Many Opportunities. Integrated Program".

Photo by Rafał Milach, 10-year-old Blanka during the demonstration in Warsaw / Archive of Public Protests

We are pleased to inform you that our lecturer prof. Rafał Milach became an associate of the Magnum Photos photo agency. On June 29, 2020, the agency confirmed the admission of Rafał Milach to the second stage of membership. Earlier, since 2018, he was a nominated member. Magnum Photos is the most famous photographic group in the world. It was founded in Paris in 1947 by such photo giants as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier - Bresson, George Rodger, David Seymour, and Bill Vandivert. Today, the agency has branches in Paris, London, New York and Tokyo.

Rafał Milach's website: link

PPhoto: Krzysztof Szlapa

Entrance exams for the following subjects: Film and television production, Directing, Cinematography and photography will take place remotely in September 2020, and for the course in Creative management in new media in August 2020.

Detailed information on individual courses can be found below:

  • Film and television production: link
  • Directing: link
  • Cinematography and photography: link
  • Creative management in new media: link


This Monday, June 22, the Cannes Film Market is starting. This year, for the first time in history, Marché du Film (June 22-26, 2020) will be held in an online formula. Also for the first time this year, during the market, the school's lecturer, Anna Huth, will present a project of an incubator for young filmmakers - Film Proxy. The Film Proxy project was developed as a part of the Next Wave residency program of the German Film and Television Academy DFFB in Berlin.

Participation in the presentation and the accompanying discussion led by AC Coppens is possible for accredited guests of the Festival on 23.06.2020 at 17:00.

A detailed schedule of events can be found on the Marché du Film website: