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Butterfly Kisses / photo by Nick Cooke

On 25.05.2020 we finish the series of workshops organized by prof. UŚ dr hab. Marcin Koszałka. His last guest will be director and lecturer of the London Film School and American Film Institute in Los Angeles - Rafael Kapeliński. The workshopius primarily dedicated to directing students of our School. He will discuss his feature debut "Butterfly Kisses" which was awarded the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale 2017.

Rafael Kapeliński has made a number of short films since 2006, which have won over twenty-five international awards at major festivals in such places as Cannes, Oberhausen, Austin, New Horizons and Brest. His feature debut "Butterfly Kisses" (production: BBC Films / Film London / Microwave / Blue Shadows Films) won the Crystal Bear at Berlinale in 2017. His feature project "Up on the Roof" won the prestigious Cinefondation Residence scholarship at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. Rafael Kapeliński has just finished the film "A Woman at Night", which is currently awaiting its the festival premiere. At the same time, he is preparing for the next film, "Diary from a trip to Budapest" that is planned for January 2021.

Access to a copy of the movie "Butterfly Kisses" was made available to our students by its distributor in Poland - Solopan Polska.


A Polish screenwriter Łukasz M. Maciejewski is the next guest of our lecturer prof. Marcin Koszałka. On 20.05.2020 he will conduct classes for students of the Kieślowski Film School, which main theme will be the scriptwriter's cooperation with the director and actors.

Łukasz M. Maciejewski is a co-author of the script for the directorial debut of Marcin Koszałka, "Czerwony pająk" (2015). Based on his script, the film "Najmro. He loves, steals, respects” directed by Mateusz Rakowicz is produced. Maciejewski is also the main screenwriter of the TV series 'Król' based on the novel by Szczepan Twardoch directed by our lecturer Jan P. Matuszyński.

Classes are dedicated mainly to our film directing students, but other students can also attend as observers.

21 x Nowy Jork

At the special invitation of our lecturer prof. UŚ dr hab. Marcin Koszałka Piotr Stasik visited our students giving a lecture on Zoom platform on 18.05.2020. The classes were entitled "Visual director, between the documentary and the feature film." The director conducted his lecture based on the movie "21x New York", in which he brings to the screen twenty-one stories of New Yorkers, which form a picture of the society of the twenty-first century.

Piotr Stasik is a Polish director, screenwriter, cinematographer and documentary film editor. His documentaries have been shown and awarded at over 100 festivals around the world. Piotr Stasik is a laureate of Polish Film Award and Eagle. For his film "21 x New York" he was nominated for the European Film Award in the Best Documentary Film category.

Classes were dedicated to directing and cinematography students, but other students were welcomed to participate as observers.

Photo Krzysztof Szlapa

The virtual open days of the Kieślowski Film will include e-consultation of portfolios for candidates for the course in cinematography. The open days will be taking place between 3-5.06.2020.

Candidates for course in cinematograph are requested to send their portfolios in pdf format to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until Friday, May 29, 2020 until 24:00. Sent portfolios should contain 20-30 best photos collected over time. At the same time, the candidates can add titles to their photographs. The working resolution of a single page should be 1920 × 1080. The title page should contain the name of the candidate + the formula "Open days of film school 2020".

In response to the email, the candidates will receive confirmation regarding the day and time of the individual consultation meeting on the ZOOM platform.If necessary, we can send each candidate a sample portfolio.

On the part of the Kieślowski Film School Krzysztof, participation in consultations confirmed by prof. UŚ dr hab. Janusz Musiał, prof. UŚ dr hab. Ryszard Czernow, prof. UŚ dr hab. Marcin Koszałka and dr hab. Adam Sikora.

Photo Krzysztof Szlapa

Virtual open days of the Kieślowski Film School Krzysztof will be held between 3-5.06.2020.

During the event, e-consultation of photographic portfolios for candidates for cinematography, as well as consultations of scripts for the candidates for directing and special producer talks for production students are planned.

Candidates for film directing are requested to send treatments and scripts or selected scenes from their scripts to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submitted texts must be saved in a pdf format.

Dr hab. Beata Dzianowicz and prof. UŚ dr Jarosław Świerszcz / Ingmar Villqist will discuss the works of the candidates and give them all the necessary tips for their future career in our School.

Works will be accepted until Friday, May 29, 2020 until 24:00. They will then be randomly assigned to a consultant, and candidates will be notified by email about the date and time of the meeting with our lecturers. Meetings will be held in the Zoom application. Candidates will receive specific links to their meetings.

We will inform you soon about the details of portfolios' e-consultation for cinematography candidates.