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fot. Łukasz Żal | źródło/dystrybutor: Gutek Film

Position of the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia in Katowice on royalties for creators for the use of their works on streaming platforms and VOD.

We express our deep opposition to the removal from the draft amendment of the Copyright and Related Rights Act of a provision that was intended to ensure creators are appropriately compensated for the use of their works on streaming platforms and VOD. Our concern stems from the worry about the future of young students. We must take responsibility for their sense of certainty in the profession they wish to pursue.

The actions of the legislators are contrary to the principle of appropriate and proportional remuneration, expressed in Article 18 of the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2019/790 of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the digital single market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC. The principle expressed in this article aims to protect the interests of creators by ensuring they receive a fair share of the profits generated from the digital distribution of their works.

In the face of dynamic technological development and the digital media market, our priority should be to find a balance between protecting the rights of creators and ensuring access to culture for society.

Still from the movie 'Tandem' | by K. Lewek

Tandem heads to Canada! Pure cinema by Katarzyna Lewek will debut at the 35th edition of the Living Skies Student Film Festival, bravo!

🎬 Tandem | directed and photographed by Katarzyna Lewek | production management by Bernadeta Mende & Maja Zilbert | produced by the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School at the University of Silesia

Antek lives like in a cage. An old, stationary bike, two mice, and a couch comprise his entire world. The world of someone who probably will never walk again. However, one day an unexpected visit reminds him of an old passion, and a buddy takes him outside to try riding a tandem.

📅 The festival will take place from April 4th to 6th, 2024.

We warmly congratulate Katarzyna and the rest of the team, looking forward to news about awards for the film. Good luck!

Still from the movie 'Tandem' | by K. Lewek


Still from the movie 'Tandem' | by K. Lewek

photo by Przemysław Jendroska

On February 16, the Kazimierz Kutz Award ceremony took place. This year's laureate is the talented Polish screenwriter and director - Agnieszka Holland. Jan Olbrycht, a Polish politician, was also honored at the gala, receiving the "Ambassador of Silesia" Distinction.

The competition jury included individuals associated with the University of Silesia: rector prof. Ryszard Koziołek, dean of the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School prof. Krystyna Doktorowicz, and prof. Andrzej Gwóźdź.

Laudations for Agnieszka Holland, in connection with the Kazimierz Kutz Award, were delivered by prof. Krystyna Doktorowicz and prof. Andrzej Gwóźdź.

We warmly congratulate the awardees and also express our gratitude for being able to share such beautiful and touching moments as the past gala.










photo by Łukasz Żal | source/distributor: Gutek Film

"The Zone of Interest" wins three BAFTA Awards!


We recently wrote about the five Oscar nominations for the Polish, British, and American co-production directed by Jonathan Glazer. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all team members.

In particular, we send them to our department's graduates - Stanisław Cuske (cinematographer), Bartosz Toboła (assistant/cinematographer), Maja Krężel (production assistant), Marek Kita (camera assistant), and Krzysztof Świderski (video assistant).

You can find the full list of award-winning films here: BAFTA


With the beginning of February, the recruitment for the 1st National Film Competition "ENTREPRENEURIAL TEENAGERS" has started.

The subject of the competition are short films (up to 3 minutes) prepared by teams representing upper secondary schools from all over Poland (over 7000 schools). One school can be represented by one team.

  • School participation can be registered until March 1, 2024. However, you have time until April 15 to submit the competition entry.

🎥 This project aims to promote the idea of entrepreneurship and to discover and develop teenagers' predispositions for making informed choices about their further education path and making accurate decisions regarding their future profession or starting a business. By working on the production of a film promoting youth employment, students will focus on its subject, while also acquiring competencies related to film production and promotion, which play a key role in contemporary marketing.


Meet the co-organizers:

Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia in Katowice

GZM. Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia

University of Economics in Katowice

University of Economics in Poznań

GPW Foundation

Adam Smith Center

Local Development Agency S.A.