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6 short films produced at the Kieślowski Film School have been qualified for the Short Film Competition at the 47th edition of the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia.

On the other hand, 4 films by our graduates and lecturers were submitted to the Main Competition.

This year's edition of the festival will be held on September 12-17, 2022.

Our shorts in the Short Film Competition:

  • "Aphonia" (2022), director: Marta Z. Nowak // cinematography: Jakub Stoszek // production management: Kalina Bienias
  • "Alice" (2022), director: Martyna Ludwig // cinematography: Anna Ryń // production management: Katarzyna Urbańczyk
  • "Quiver" (2022), director: Joanna Różniak // cinematography: Łukasz Łatanik // production manager: Jakub Lebiedziński
  • "Funeralia" (2022), director: Bartłomiej Błaszczyński // cinematography: Daniel Le Hai // production management: Alicja Osiej
  • "The Lottery" (2022), directed by: Patryk Kaflowski // cinematography: Patryk Roman // production management: Katarzyna Bielińska
  • "There is no peace of mind" (2022), directed by: Karol Ulman // cinematography: Maksymilian Plater // production management: Karolina Zychowicz

Among the short films qualified for the Gdynia competition there is also "Followers. Live Shooting ”directed by our student Jakub Radej, produced at the Munk Studio.

Main Competition:

  • "Shreds" (2022), directed and written by: Beata Dzianowicz (producer: Zbigniew Domagalski)
  • "The Silent Twins" (2022), director: Agnieszka Smoczyńska, screenplay: Andrea Seigel, (producers: Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska and Ewa Puszczyńska)
  • "Bread and Salt" (2022), directed and written by: Damian Kocur, (producers: Ewa Jastrzębska and Jerzy Kapuściński)
  • "Illusion" (2022), directed by: Marta Minorowicz, screenplay: Marta Minorowicz and Piotr Borkowski, (producer: Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik)

„Dzieci i ryby” / Photo Aleksandra Kamińska

During the 15th edition of the Kameralne Lato festival in Radom, further nominations for the Jan Machulski Award were granted. Among the nominees there are, among others the film "Dzieci i ryby" (2022), dir. Gracjana Piechula. Nominations in the "Best Actress" category went to Paula Brzozowska, who plays the main role in the film. The film was produced at the Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia.

The jury composed of Magnus von Horn, prof. Ewa Braun, Anna Mucha and Marek Świszcz.

Jan Machulski Awards were created for all filmmakers who create short films. In their assumption, they are to be the most prestigious Polish distinction dedicated to the creators of Polish short film. The first edition took place in 2005.


Four films produced at the Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia will take part in the 8th Young Poland Film Competition during the 25th Festival of Film Music Painting “Lato z Muzami” in Nowogard.

The selections passed:

  • "Funeralia" (2022) dir. Bartłomiej Błaszczyński
  • "Kammerfilm" (2022) dir. Michał Piotrowski
  • "The Lottery" (2022) dir. Patryk Kaflowski
  • "Forever" (2021) dir. Aleksandra Kamińska

The films of the 8th Young Poland Film Competition will be shown in three blocks on July 13-14 at the Cultural Center of Nowogard. The "Lato z Muzami" festival is one of the most important cultural events on the map of Western Pomerania. The 25th edition of the festival will be held on July 11-17, 2022. The program includes film premieres, meetings with filmmakers and activities for young people. Once again, the organizers will present the prestigious Cisowy Award statuette for outstanding artistic achievements. To the group of distinguished laureates - incl. Agnieszka Holland, Dorota Kędzierzawska, Mariusz Wilczyński, Wojciech Smarzowski and Janusz Zaorski - will be joined by Radosław Piwowarski.


Lecturer at the Kieślowski Film School, prof. Krzysztof Zanussi received the Golden Pegasus - the prestigious Ennio Flaiano Award for the best theater director for the performance "L'odore" ("Zapach") at the 49th Premi Internazionali E. Flaiano festival in Pescara, Italy.

The awarding of the award, founded in 1973 in honor of the writer Ennio Flaiano, is linked in Italy with a series of cultural events in the fields of literature, theater, cinema and television.

Among the celebrities awarded this award are well-known representatives of contemporary culture, incl. Seamus Heaney, Jose Saramago, Paulo Coelho, Harold Pinter, Dario Fo, Billy Wilder, Peter Greenaway, Ken Loach, Giulietta Masina and Krzysztof Kieślowski.


Photo book "Strike" lecturer at the Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia, prof. Rafał Milach won in the Author Book Award category at the 53rd edition of the Les Rencontres d'Arles. The winner was announced on July 5, 2022.

Les Recontres d'Arles is the largest photography festival in the world. It was established in 1970, gaining a worldwide reputation over the years. During the festival, over forty exhibitions are presented in unique locations of the urban space of Arles. During the 50th edition of the festival in 2019, it was visited by over 145 thousand people. viewers.

The "Strike" is a visual trace of the protests that began throughout Poland on October 22, 2020 and lasted in various forms for the next several months.

The book received financial support from the Institute of Film and Theater Arts of the University of Silesia in Katowice.