"Vyraj" (2020) directed by Agnieszka Nowosielska, produced at the Kieślowski Film School won the special mention of the jury of the international short film competition during the 9th edition of the Dracula Film Festival in Brasov, Romania.

Dracula Film Festival is a competition festival presenting films from the area of horror, science fiction, thriller, fantasy or touching supernatural phenomena. The 9th edition of the Dracula Film Festival was held on October 13-17 in Brasov, Romania.

"Vyraj" had its world premiere at the 14th Film and Art Festival "Dwa Brzegi" in Kazimierz Dolny in August last year. Since then, the film has already won 4 awards at national and international festivals.


We are happy to invite you to the inauguration of the academic year 2021/2022 at the Kieślowski Film School.

The official inauguration of the 2021/2022 academic year will take place on October 7, 2021 (Thursday) at 10.00 in the cinema hall of the Kieślowski Film School at ul. Pawła 3 in Katowice.

The program of the event:

Inaugural speech Dean of the Kieślowski Film School, Professor Krystyna Doktorowicz

Inaugural speech of the Rector of the University of Silesia, Professor Ryszard Koziołek

“Polish Oscars” – a student matriculation lecture by Professor Krystyna Doktorowicz

Students who would like to take part in the inauguration, please contact us by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Due to the necessity to comply with the safety rules, the inauguration may be attended by a limited number of people.

„Wyraj” / fot. Barbara Kaniewska

Vyraj (2020) dir. Agnieszka Nowosielska wins the ELBE DOCK competition in the short film category during the 4th edition of the ELBE DOCK International Film Festival in Usti nad Labem in northern Czech Republic.

The award was granted by a jury composed of: Maike Mia Höhne, Marion Bouvier and Luise Grudzinski.

The ELBE DOCK Award is intended for aspiring directors of fictional and documentary films from Central Europe. Films made in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic competed for awards in Ústí nad Labem.

The motto of this year's edition of the festival was the advice: Don't be afraid!

Contest results: link

„Slave” / photo Antoni Grałek

Slave (2021), dir. Grzegorz Piekarski will be presented in the "Best Polish Short Films 2021" section during the 37th edition of the Warsaw Film Festival. This year's edition of the festival will be held on October 8-17 in Warsaw.

Slave tells the story of Nikodem (Andrzej Chyra), who, as part of the penitentiary program, is serving a sentence in the house of Maja and Łukasz. The couple is surprised to learn that the appeal was approved and Nikodem regained his freedom. Even though they might part, they spend another day together.

The cinematographer for the film is Antoni Grałek. Natalia Pietsch, Maja Zaleska, Antoni Grałek and Grzegorz Piekarski were the production managers. The pedagogical supervision of the production was performed by prof. Adam Sikora and prof. Maciej Pieprzyca. The film was produced by the Kieslowski Film School.

Among the films selected for the "Best Polish Short Films 2021" section of the Warsaw Film Festival, there is also the documentary "Little Paradise" (2020) directed by our graduate and lecturer - Andrzej Cichocki.



  1. The future of film, photography, and artificial intelligence Prof. Ludovit Labik VŠMU, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia

  2. Photography as document in history and sociology Prof. Jiří Siostrzonek Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava Czech Republic

  3. The photogenic aura in film and photography. Woman and man Prof. Neil Andrew Taylor FAMU, Czech National Film Academy, Prague, Czech Republic

  4. Photography and film in the context of the topic like: man and woman, who I am, touch, border, back to nature Prof. Miro Švolík Academy of Fine Arts and Design (VŠVU), Bratislava, Slovakia Art & Design Institut, Prague, Czech Republic

  5. Atmosphere and Abstraction - photography, music, video, design Nigel Grierson - Royal College Of Art, Lost Press Publishing, London, UK

# October – December 2021


Concept & coordination - Janusz Musiał

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Ludovit Labik bw Jiri Siostrzonek bw
Neil Andrew Taylor bw miro svolik