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„Windows” / photo Julia Dziworska

“Windows” (2022), a documentary film directed by Julia Dziworska and produced at the Kieślowski Film School, is one of the winners of the 10th edition of the Fresh Form Film Festival in Warsaw, a competition for amateur and semi-professional short films. The prize was awarded by a jury composed of Józef Pawłowski, Renata Dobrowolska-Kryczek, Maciej Pieprzyca, and Anna Gryszkówna.

"Windows" is a chronicle made during a strict lockdown, depicting the lives of the residents of apartment blocks in Warsaw from the perspective of their balconies and windows during the pandemic. The cinematographer for the film is Julia Dziworska, and Prof. Paweł Chorzępa supervised the production. The film was produced by Prof. Krystyna Doktorowicz.

The 10th edition of the Fresh Form Film Festival took place on November 18, 2022. The organizer of the project is XXXVII LO Jarosław Dąbrowski, Warsaw.


We cordially invite you to a discussion about film art and technique with Prof. Jerzy Łukaszewicz, Vice Dean for Science and Art at the Kieślowski Film School. The event titled “Misterium modułu czerni obrazu filmowego” will take place on November 22, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at the Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library (CINiBA) at ul. Bankowa 11a (ground floor). Maciej Kędziora, deputy editor-in-chief of and a student of Kieślowski Film School, will host the discussion. It will be devoted to the book “Event – technique – art. The thinking of film art. Observations” by Prof. Jerzy Łukaszewicz, published by the University of Silesia Press.

On November 21-25, 2022, Academic Book Week, an event promoting science and scientific literature, will be held in the halls of CINiBA. The event’s vital element will be a series of discussion panels open to the general public, attended by the authors of books published in recent months by the University of Silesia Press. The debates will have specialists from various fields discuss a given topic. Thus, a historian will discuss with an artist and a literature expert with a lawyer. The issues discussed will include, among others: the prospects of modern education, the issue of violence and intolerance, and the issue of the impact of the visual sphere on the individual. Meetings with the authors of popular and award-winning books, a lecture on the benefits and responsibilities of writing books, and a series of workshops on publishing and library science for high school students will complement the program.

A detailed description of the program can be found at: link


The book, “From the Department of Film Propaganda to the Central Office of Cinematography: The First Decade of Party-State Monopoly in Polish cinema” penned by Prof. Ewa Gębicka, a lecturer at the Kieślowski Film School, has been nominated for the Bolesław Michałek award for the best Polish film book of the year.

Published by the University of Silesia Press, it deals with Polish cinema as a social institution shaped by political, economic, and artistic influences. The author examines the infrastructure of filmmaking and the practices of film production and dissemination. By analyzing the impact of politics on the material equipment of the cinema, the attitudes of filmmakers and viewers, the shape of film production, distribution, and exploitation systems, and the nature of the relationships between them, she aims to identify the basic regularities of the functioning of this institution in the conditions of state monopoly and party dictate.

The jury will announce the results on December 12, 2022, at the “Kina” awards gala held at Kino Luna, Warsaw.


Films produced at the Kieślowski Film School have won laurels at the 15th Offeliada Film Festival. “Time to Revolt” (2022), directed by Daniel Le Hai, “Imprisoned” (2021), directed by Piotr Bieliński and “The Hero” (2021), directed by Milena Dutkowska bagged awards and distinctions at the 15th edition of the Offeliada Film Festival in Gniezno.

Grand Jury Awards went to the documentary etudes “Imprisoned” and “Time to Revolt”. The main jury was composed of Leszek Dawid, Maria Wiernikowska, and Daniel Rycharski.

“Imprisoned” also received the Stanisław Brzozowski Krytyka Polityczna Award for “special social sensitivity of a film work.”

“The Hero” won the “Icarus” Award of the Gniezno Fantasy Fantasmagoria Club for the best film dealing with subjects of fantasy or science fiction and the “Hamlet” Award from the Student Jury.

The animated film “C’est la vie,” co-directed by an employee of the Kieślowski Film School, Wojciech Sankiewicz, is also one of the festival’s winners. “C’est la vie” won the Grand Jury award and the Mikołaj Wojciechowski Scholarship of PLN 2,000 awarded to promising filmmakers.

The 15th edition of the Offeliada Film Festival took place on November 10-13, 2022, in Gniezno.


“When the Night Comes”, directed by Katarzyna Sikorska and produced at the Kieślowski Film School, has received an honorable mention at the 1st edition of Youality International Short Film Festival in Chantilly, France.

Arkadiusz Powałka handled the cinematography, and Maria Kawalec oversaw the production management. Prof. Krystyna Doktorowicz produced the movie, while Prof. Filip Bajon supervised the production.

Youality International Short Film Festival is a seasonal short film festival based in Chantilly, France. It aims to discover international film talents and connect filmmakers worldwide. The event’s first edition took place on November 7-8, 2022, at Cinema Elysee.