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Photo Anna Huth

The Habitat International Film Festival is currently taking place in New Delhi, as part of which the Kieślowski Film School plays an important role, namely thanks to the Polish Institute in New Delhi, we managed to organize film workshops for people who want to get to know Polish cinema from behind the scene.

Film workshops as part of HIFF 2023 were conducted by Dr. Anna Huth, Grzegorz Paprzycki and Jakub Kopeć, for which they deserve considerable applause. According to Kajus Augustyniak, the director of the Polish Institute in New Delhi, Polish film workshops are the biggest attraction of the festival and their success is manifested, among other things, in the ratio of the number of willing people to the number of free places. These words are undoubtedly a precious praise towards Polish film schools and, at the same time, hope that it will be possible to develop a certain repeatability aimed at promoting Polish cinematography and Poland in the strict sense in the coming years.

At the invitation of the festival organizers, we had the pleasure to present eight films by our students and graduates, four fiction films and four documentaries. In addition, during HIFF 2023, the film entitled "Perfect Number" directed by prof. Krzysztof Zanussi, lecturer at the Kieślowski Film School.

Habitat International Film Festival runs from March 17 to 26, 2023 in one of the most important cultural centers in New Delhi. For 10 days, over 60 films from 20 countries of the world could be seen by Indian viewers, mainly students of local art schools. The main partner of the current edition of the festival is Australia. We would like to thank all those who contribute to the promotion of Polish culture abroad, in particular we would like to thank the Polish Institute in New Delhi for financing the project, and then to the workshop leaders and filmmakers, i.e. prof. Krzysztof Zanussi and students and graduates.

Photo Matylda Klos

Big applause for Dr. Jan P. Matuszyński!

We are very pleased to inform you that as part of the 6th edition of the Silesian Science Festival, one of the winners of the Silesian Science Award 2022 was Dr. Jan P. Matuszyński, lecturer at the Kieślowski Film School!

The ceremonial gala was opened by the general director of the ŚFN and the rector of the University of Silesia, prof. dr hab. Ryszard Koziołek. The gala was also attended by the President of the City of Katowice, Dr. Marcin Krupa, the Vice-President of the City of Katowice, Waldemar Bojarun, and the Vice-President of the Management Board of the Upper Silesian and Zagłębie Metropolis, Henryk Borczyk.

Out of 40 nominees in three categories (i.e.: employee, doctoral student, Special Award of the President of the City of Katowice) there were 15 women and 25 men.

The awardees were selected by the jury headed this year by prof. dr hab. n. med. Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, vice-rector for science and international cooperation at the Medical University of Silesia. In addition, a special prize was awarded by the Mayor of the City of Katowice to a person conducting scientific activity for the benefit of the Katowice community. The gala held on March 18 was hosted by Marta Sudnik-Paluch, a journalist of the eM radio.

photo FB Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego UŚ

We are pleased to inform you that the Institute of Film and Theater Arts of the Kieślowski Film School together with the City Museum in Tychy, is the organizer of a meeting with the authors of the book entitled "Nowe miasto. Nowe widzenie” ("New town. A new seeing”).

In the academic year 2021/2022, students of the Kieślowski Film School documented the city of Tychy. They created under the supervision of their lecturer, a respected artist, prof. Rafał Milach, and museologist Ewelina Lasota.

Young people, detached from computer screens (after a period of distance learning during the COVID-19 epidemic), went to the city. In 2021, 70 years since Tychy construction began, there was a feeling that there were still insufficiently explored areas of the city.

The resulting book is formally and conceptually diverse. It presents topics such as new architecture or local identity manifested in attachment to the local soccer team. The students are interested in the relationship between people and the space in which they live. Their individual portraits in a clash with the repeatability and uniformity of the place of residence.

How do young people take over the city, occupying backyards, vacant buildings and shopping malls? What prospects does the city offer to today's thirty-year-olds: married couples, singles, natives and foreigners? What is the future of shopkeepers and craftsmen displaced by chain stores? The authors ask questions about what is everyday.

Participants of the photo project: Bartosz Gaczyński, Paweł Grabarek, Tomasz Grzymała, Lena Jabłońska, Jakub Kaźmierczak, Anna Ryń and Jakub Stoszek.

Scientific and technical artistic supervision: prof. Rafał Milach

Substantive care and coordination: Ewelina Lasota

March 16, 2023 from 18:00 to 20:00

Free admission - registration required (details in the event description on Facebook: link)

fot. (Rafał Wyrwich)

We would like to remind you about the possibility of visiting the Silesian Museum in Katowice, where until May 7, 2023 you have the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of one of the lecturers of the Kieślowski Film School, prof. Ryszard Czernow.

The exhibition of cybergraphy "Ryszard Czernow Vanitas 2023" brings together a multi-meaning collection of works from both previous years and those less distant, recently gone - one could say, contemporary.

The artist's leitmotif is the broadly understood transience, understood as a more or less destructive passage of time, affecting everything that surrounds society, through material things to ourselves. Everything is destroyed and nothing is permanent, and this is just a process that starts from the very beginning of creation.

The professor himself admits that he leaves some room for interpretation of his works, thus forcing the viewer to reflect, depending on his sensitivity and life experience. It means that everyone has a chance to see something different among digital compositions.

photo Krzysztof Szłapa

This week our faculty hosts a special guest - we present to you Lediona Kasapi!

Lediona Kasapi shares with students of the Kieślowski Film School her knowledge in the field of: festival strategies, national and international distribution, film marketing, and thus film sales in the broad sense.

Our guest works at TVCO, an Italian company dealing with international film distribution. Lediona Kasapi specializes in finding films with appropriate commercial potential, which she sells and distributes in many fields of exploitation.

Students are fascinated by Lediona Kasapi's openness and her rich experience, which is accompanied by the ease in providing valuable information during classes. The tips obtained this week will undoubtedly translate into the effectiveness of decisions made in the near future.

During classes with students, films recently obtained by our guest are presented, i.e.:

  • Until Branches Bend, reż. Sophie Jarvis
  • Behind the Haystacks, reż. Asimina Proedrou
  • The Land Within, reż. Fisnik Maxville