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19 short films qualified for the short film competition of the 11th edition of the Festiwal Filmów Frapujących. Among them are 2 shorts produced at the Kieślowski Film School in Katowice. The 11th edition of the Festiwal Filmów Frapujących takes place on October 21-23, 2022 in Gorzów Wielkopolski.

Our films in the Short Film Competition:

  • "The Delivery" (2021) director: Katarzyna Sikorska // cinematography: Arkadiusz Powałka // production management: Adrianna Orych
  • "Slave" (2021), director: Grzegorz Piekarski // cinematography: Antoni Grałek // production management: Natalia Pietsch, Maja Zaleska, Grzegorz Piekarski, Antoni Grałek

Festiwal Filmów Frapujących focuses on interesting characters, intriguing forms and original stories. The event is organized by the Municipal Art Center in Gorzów Wielkopolski and the cinema 60 krzeseł.


The names of all the creators who will compete for this year's Jan Machulski Awards have been announced. Among the nominees there are films produced at the Kieślowski Film School in Katowice. The winners in each category will be selected by the Jan Machulski Award jury, composed of renowned filmmakers and screen stars every year. The jury will also award an award in the "Best Film" category, which will be chosen from among all the titles nominated in the other categories. It will be awarded to the producer and director of the winning title.

Our films among the nominations:

  • "Imprisoned" (dir. Piotr Bieliński) - nomination for the best director (Piotr Bieliński)
  • "The Delivery" (dir. Katarzyna Sikorska) - nomination for the best script (Katarzyna Sikorska)
  • "Vyraj" (dir. Agnieszka Nowosielska) - nomination for the best cinematography (Barbara Kaniewska)
  • "Out of water" (directed by Gracjana Piechula) - nomination for the best actress (Paula Brzozowska)
  • "Quiver" (dir. Joanna Różniak) - nomination for the best actor (Mateusz Czwartosz)

Full list of nominees: link

All nominated films will be shown on November 2-3, 2022 at the Atlantic cinema in Warsaw during the 21st CINEMAFORUM. The award ceremony of the 18th edition of the Jan Machulski Awards will take place as part of the gala at the end of the festival - on November 6, 2022.

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 cinema. The first edition took place in 2005.


As part of the 38th Warsaw Film Festival, a panel will be held on the future of film schools in Poland. The event will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm at Kino Elektronik (ul. Gen. Józefa Zajączka 7).

The guests of the panel will be:

  • prof. Krystyna Doktorowicz, Dean of the Kieslowski Film School of the University of Silesia in Katowice
  • prof. Milenia Fiedler, Rector of the Łódź Film School
  • prof. Wojciech Marczewski, co-founder and Program Director of the Wajda School
  • dr Barbara Pawłowska, Vice-Rector at the Warsaw Film School
  • Jerzy Rados, Deputy Director of the Gdynia Film School

The discussion will be led by Stanisław Bryś - a graduate of the film production at the Kieslowski Film School in Katowice.

The organizer of the panel is the Kieslowski Film School. The partners of the event are the Warsaw Film Festival and the Warsaw Film School.

The 38th Warsaw Film Festival was opened by the film "Dangerous Men" - a full-length feature debut directed by Maciej Kawalski. The film takes part in the 1-2 Competition.

Our lecturer, Beata Dzianowicz takes part in the International Competition. Her latest film, "Shreds", was among 15 selected films from all over the world.

Our films in the section "The best Polish short films of 2022":

  • "Time to revolt" (2022), director: Daniel Le Hai // cinematography: Daniel Le Hai // production management: Filip Kantor
  • "Funeralia" (2022), director: Bartłomiej Błaszczyński // cinematography: Daniel Le Hai // production management: Alicja Osiej

The 38th edition of the Warsaw Film Festival takes place on October 14-23, 2022 at the Atlantic Cinema and Multikino Złote Tarasy.


Produced at the Kieslowski Film School, the short film "There is no peace of mind" (2022), dir. Karol Ulman returns from the 13th Film Critics Festival Kamera Akcja in Łódź with the Young Jury Award. The composition of the Youth Jury consists of the winners of the Film Knowledge and Social Communication Competition. This year's Jury, composed of Natasza Lazar, Gabriela Rybołowicz and Krzysztof Kusz, awarded their prize to the short film "There is no peace of mind" for "courageous exploration of an intriguing concept, encouraging reflection on the ethicality of combining technology, nature and ourselves".

The cinematographer for the film is Maksymilian Plater. Karolina Zychowicz was responsible for production management. The pedagogical supervision over the production was performed by prof. Michał Rosa. The producer of the film is prof. Krystyna Doktorowicz.

Full list of laureates: link

The 13th edition of the Kamera Akcja Film Critics Festival was held in Łódź on October 13-16, 2022.


Produced at the Kieslowski Film School short fiction film "Last days of summer" (2020), dir. Klaudia Kęska returns from the 63rd edition of the International Short Film Festival BRNO16 with the Audience Award.

The film's cinematographer is Kamil Małecki. The production was managed by: Stanisław Bryś, Aleksandra Gajdosz, Ewa Dubiel. The producer of the film is Krystyna Doktorowicz.

"Last days of summer" tells the story of a teenage Tosia who faces a difficult moral dilemma - a choice between justice and the protection of loved ones.

The 63rd edition of the International Short Film Festival BRNO16 was held on October 12-16, 2022. BRNO16 is one of the oldest film festivals in the Czech Republic, held continuously since 1960. It is also one of the oldest short film festivals in the world. BRNO16 presents various types of short films.

The full list of laureates: link