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BKF Masterclass

BKF (English: Bydgoszcz Film Chronicle) and Kino Orzeł operating at the Municipal Cultural Center in Bydgoszcz invite you to an online series of meetings with documentary filmmakers called BKF Masterclass. As part of online meetings, masters of Polish documentary film and outstanding creators of the new generation introduce the audience to the secrets of their work. Access to recorded meetings is free.

The originators and leaders of the series are the creators of the Bydgoszcz Film Chronicle - Maciej Cuske and Marcin Sauter.

So far, their participation in the project has been confirmed, among others, by Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, Michał Marczak, Marcin Koszałka, Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski, Piotr Bernaś, Jolanta Dylewska, Marcel Łoziński, Paweł Łoziński, Hanna Polak, Marta Prus, Wojciech Staroń, Paweł Ziemilski.

BKF Masterclass episodes completed so far (along with legal access to the films they refer to):

BKF Masterclass, ep. 1.: Michał Marczak - (link)
"Fuck for forest":

BKF Masterclass, ep. 2.: Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz - (link)
"The Mine":

BKF Masterclass, ep. 3: Elwira Niewiera i Piotr Rosołowski - (link)
"Domino Effect":

BKF Masterclass, ep. 4: Marcin Koszałka - (link)
"Declaration of Immortality":

Subsequent meetings are held on Fridays every two weeks on the Facebook pages of the Bydgoszcz Film Chronicle and Kino Orzeł, and on the YouTube account of the ICC in Bydgoszcz.

Invitation to the exhibition

Gallery Pusta cd. invites to the opening of the exhibition entitled Harmony in disharmony by Karolina Monwid-Olechnowicz - 4th year student of Cinematography at the Kieślowski Film School. The online opening of the exhibition will take place on Wednesday, January 27 at 18.00 on the MS Teams platform.

Harmony in disharmony.

Very often our feet are directed to the roads that we might not have chosen ourselves, or we do not understand. The time and place where we were born, the people who accompany us and the series of experiences that have been recorded on our card, create a network of dependencies that pushes us to make these and not other decisions during our journey. Let us consciously learn to follow, searching for ourselves, to go where we want without any dependence. Let us experience despite the complexity of fate.

Harmony in Disharmony is a collection of selected portraits of my relatives, those with whom my journey in the exploration of the art world began. In my approach to the portrait, I see more than a face, but a multi-level expression of emotionality that goes beyond the frame.

Karolina Monwid - Olechnowicz born in 1995, an adept in film art, looking beyond the horizon of perception and awareness, looking for what is invisible in her work. 4th year student of Cinematography at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia in Katowice.

Link to connect: link

Technical details:
Connection via the MS Teams platform. After clicking on the link above, you can join the meeting via a web browser, without logging in. Participants of the on-line opening are asked to turn on the cameras and mute the microphones.

Rafael Kapeliński

We invite our students of Directing and Creative Management in New Media to sign up for online classes with Rafael Kapeliński, lecturer at, among others, London Film School and the prestigious AFI in Los Angeles.

Mr. Kapeliński will conduct classes in English focusing on directing a feature film. His masterclass will take place in February via the MS Teams platform. The first introduction classes will be held on January 29, 2021 from 9:45 am to 1:00 pm. In February, students will meet with the Lecturer regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays during regular sessions.


  • 29.01. Friday 9: 45-11: 15 and 11: 30-13: 00
  • 2.02. Tuesday 9: 45-15: 15
  • 4.02. Thursday 9: 45-15: 15
  • 9.02. Tuesday 9: 45-15: 15
  • 11.02. Thursday 9: 45-18: 45
  • 16.02. Tuesday 9: 45-15: 15
  • 18.02. Thursday 9: 45-15:15
  • 23.02. Tuesday 9: 45-15: 15
  • 25.02. Thursday 9: 45-18: 45

The number of places is limited. Registration by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
During the masterclass, issues related to the directing of a fictional film during the shooting period will be presented (e.g. working on a film set, working with an actor, cooperation with a cinematographer), various case studies will be discussed, and students will have the opportunity to perform a number of practical tasks in groups that include the teaching repertoire of directing students at AFI in Los Angeles.

Rafael Kapeliński, born in Toruń, began his career as the director of the festival office of the Camerimage Film Festival. He has made a number of films since 2006 short and fiction films that have won more than twenty-five international awards at major festivals such as Cannes, Oberhausen, Austin, New Horizons and Brest. His feature debut "Butterfly Kisses" (BBC Films / Film London / Microwave / Blue Shadows Films) won the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale in 2017. His fictional project "Up on the Roof" won the prestigious Cinefondation Residence award at the Cannes Film Festival. Lecturer at the London Film School and American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

Kazimierz Kutz / Photo by Przemysław Jendroska

Kazimierz Kutz Award aims to honor the artist for his outstanding artistic achievements that play an important role in the current public debate, contributing to building a democratic and tolerant society. The award promotes artists who combine artistic activity with social commitment, presenting an attitude close to the patron of the award, Kazimierz Kutz.

Among the nominees for the first Kazimierz Kutz Award are: Anna Dymna, Wojciech Smarzowski, Tadeusz Sławek, Szczepan Twardoch and Janosch (Horst Eckert). The award ceremony will take place at the Silesian Theatre in Katowice on February 16, 2021 at 19.00, on the birthday of patron Kazimierz Kutz.

Members of the jury of the Kazimierz Kutz Award are: Iwona Świętochowska-Kutz, prof. Ryszard Koziołek, Ewa Niewiadomska, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Halina Bieda, prof. Antoni Cygan, dr hab. Krystyna Doktorowicz, prof. Andrzej Gwóźdź, Jerzy Illg, Aleksandra Klich, Dariusz Kortko, Marcin Krupa, Jacek Siebel, Edyta Sytniewska, Robert Talarczyk, Piotr Zaczkowski.

The organizers of the Award are the City of Katowice, the University of Silesia in Katowice and the Silesian Theater in Katowice. The founder of the Award (PLN 50,000 and a statuette) is the City of Katowice.


"My Country, So Beautiful", dir. Grzegorz Paprzycki wins the short film competition "In the Heart of Europe" at the Febiofest International Film Festival in Bratislava. Febiofest is considered the largest film festival in Slovakia.

The award was granted by a jury composed of: Katharina Stumm, Peter Cerovšek and Fernando Vasquez.

As we read in the explanatory memorandum, the award for the film "My Country, So Beautiful" was awarded "for its remarkable ability to reflect an important topic which, despite its local, Polish character, has universal significance in our times. Grzegorz Paprzycki's talent to create a strong, short documentary, which in fact covers a large area of today's society, lost in a world turned upside down, never losing objectivity and intentions. We believe that this film can become a unique document allowing us to understand the world we live in. It is the work of a filmmaker in the best sense of the word."

The producer of the film "My Country, So Beautiful" is Krystyna Doktorowicz (Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia in Katowice). The film was made under the artistic supervision of Beata Dzianowicz and Andrzej Fidyk.