Our lecturer, dr hab. Jacek Hamela was nominated for the Icelandic EDDA Film and TV Academy Award in the category "Sound of the Year" for the sound design for the film "The Garden" (2020) directed by Ragnar Bragason. The Polish-Icelandic co-production received a total of 12 nominations, including for the best film. "The Garden" is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and its Polish co-producer is Beata Rzeźniczek from Madants.

Edda is the most important award given to film and television makers in Iceland. It was presented for the first time in 1999. The winners of this year's Edda awards will be announced in autumn 2021 during a traditional ceremony in Reykjavik.

“The Garden” on IMDB: link

More about EDDA at: link

Poster of the 40. Koszalin Festival of Film Debuts Młodzi i Film / Wilhelm Sasnal

7 films produced by Kieślowski Film School were qualified for the Short Film Debuts Competition at the 40. Koszalin Festival of Film Debuts Młodzi i Film. This year's edition of the festival will be held on June 14-19.

In Koszalin, the following shorts will have their competition screenings:

  • MOTHER'S DAY (2021) dir. Patryk Kaflowski
  • FLORA (2021) dir. Karolina Monwid-Olechnowicz
  • THE NEST (2021) dir. Gracjana Piechula
  • WHEN THE NIGHT COMES (2021) dir. Katarzyna Sikorska
  • SLAVE (2021) dir. Grzegorz Piekarski
  • IMPRISONED (2021) dir. Piotr Bieliński
  • THE DEPTH (2020) dir. Martyna Ludwig

Among the competition films there is also the documentary "A Little Paradise" (2020) directed by our graduate and lecturer - Andrzej Cichocki.

In addition, the competition selection of short films includes new films by our graduates from recent years: Jagoda Madej ("About a Man Who Bought Milk"), Tadeusz Kabicz ("Ceremonia"), Karol Lindholm ("The Last Whistle").

Test / photo Bartosz Toboła

Test (2020) dir. Bartosza Toboła continues its festival screenings. This time, the short film of our fifth year student of cinematography reached Wales at the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, where the 10th edition of this BAFTA qualifying festival lasts until Thursday, May 20.

Test tells the story of Weronika, whose mind after a service of the memory scanning is lost between memories and reality.

Over 250 films from 52 countries will be screened during the jubilee edition of Carmarthen Bay Film Festival. Test (2020) dir. Bartosz Toboła competes for awards in the international short film competition. Our film will be available on the festival's online platform from May 18-20.

Details: link


The 18th Węgiel Film Festival has come to an end. Among the winners of the Festival is Submission (2020), dir. Michał Ciechomski with cinematography by Paweł Grabarek. Our film was appreciated in the category of the Best Cinematography "for its beautiful and modest, rich and focused presentation of quite abstract, but a very contemporary story. For the fantastic use of the space, for production value, but also for the cinematography in the service of the story."

The list of all prizes awarded by the jury of the 18th Węgiel Film Festival consisting of Piotr Domalewski, Marcin Koszałka, Lidia Damatto Moreira and Olga Chajdas:

  • Best Documentary Award sponsored by 422post: "The Golden Buttons" dir. Alex Evstigneev, Russia 2019
  • NBest Cinematography Award sponsored by the Film Incubator Foundation: Paweł Grabarek for the cinematography for the film Submission, dir. Michał Ciechomski (produced by the Kieślowski Film School), Poland 2020
  • Special Award of the Sponsor for the Best Polish Film sponsored by Hole Films: "We are not friends" dir. Alicja Sokół (produced by the Warsaw Film School), Poland 2020
  • Best Feature Film: "Things Like" dir. Kálmán Nagy, Austria 2020
  • Special Mention: "Inside me" dir. Maria Trigo Teixeira, Germany 2019

The Audience Award went to the creators of the film "Things Like" dir. Kálmán Nagy, Austria 2020.

Węgiel Film Festival was organized by students of the 2nd year of the Film Production of the Kieślowski Film School, the University of Silesia in Katowice.


The 18. Węgiel Film Festival will begin this Thursday, May 13, 2021. The event is organized by students of the 2nd year of the Film Production at the Kieslowski Film School in Katowice. The idea of the festival is to present the work of film school students from all over the world to a wider audience. The heart of the festival is the competition of short fictional and documentary films made by students from all over the world. Free screenings of 30 competition films will take place on the MOJEeKINO.PL platform.

A number of attractions have been prepared for the participants of the event. Four outstanding cinematographers: Jolanta Dylewska, Weronika Bilska, Monika Lenczewska, and Ita Zbroniec-Zajt will take part in a panel discussion on the role of female cinematographers in Polish and world cinema. They will share their experiences gained from working in different parts of the world, including Asia and Africa.

Director of the Polish Film Institute, Radosław Śmigulski, for the first time during the student event, will present young directors with the possibility of a full-length debut as part of the Production of Microbudget Films "First Film" program and answer their questions.

Piotr Domalewski - a graduate of the Kieslowski Film School, nominated for the 23rd Polish Film Awards - Eagles 2021, will reveal, together with Zofia Stafiej, a recipe for working with an actor and directing a debutant.

Photographers will surely be interested in the round table with the World Press Photo winners. Natalia Kepesz, Daniel Rodrigues, Nuno Andre Ferreira and Rafał Milach will take part in it.

Elena Okopnaya, winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlinale 2018, will present in an interview with Robert Sowa the secrets of her work as a set and costume designer.

The accompanying events will close with a masterclass with Dorota Roqueplo, costume designer of such films as incl. "Corpus Christi" by Jan Komasa, "Magnesium" by Maciej Bochniak or "Influence" by Łukasz Barczyk.

The 18th edition of the Węgiel Film Festival will be held on May 13-16, 2021, and participation in the event is free of charge.

A detailed program of the festival is available on the website: http://www.wff.us.edu.pl/