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Herstory Official Poster

The 10th edition of the Student International Film Festival (STIFF) held in Croatia is going to start today, and we're delighted to announce that Herstory, a film directed by a Kieślowski Film School student, will be screened on November 25 as part of the 7th program block called "HUSHING."

Provided below are some details of the film:

🎬 Herstory | directed by Tomasz Stuleblak | cinematography by Daniel Le Hai & Jan Barszczewski | production management by Dorota Chłapek, Aleksandra Gajdosz, and Weronika Podgórska | produced by Kieślowski Film School

The story unfolds during the fall of 2020, when women's protests are taking over the streets of Warsaw. Ola, a seventeen-year-old girl, spends the evening at home taking care of her sister and sick grandmother. Her daily duties are suddenly interrupted by a disturbing piece of news about her mother. While the protests on the city streets reach an intense level, Ola must navigate them to find out the truth. Nevertheless, she firmly holds onto her unwavering belief in solidarity among women.

Congratulations to the entire team and everyone who contributed to the making of the film. We wish you good luck! We look forward to Herstory's further achievements at forthcoming film festivals.

🔗 A link to the festival catalog is available here.

Photo by Witek Szydłowski

During the 31st ENERGACamerimage Festival, which was concluded on November 18, Prof. Krzysztof Zanussi, a lecturer at the Kieślowski Film School, received the lifetime achievement award for his significant contributions to cinema.

Zanussi's films, described as intellectual cinema, are known for their distinctive authorial nature, repeatedly winning recognition among jurors at Polish and foreign film festivals. His film, "Camouflage," won the Gdańsk Lions at the 4th Polish Film Festival. In 1980, Zanussi's "The Constant Factor" bagged the Jury Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Film Festival.

We extend our warmest congratulations to our dear professor! We take pride in having such an exceptionally creative figure as a faculty member.

We are also delighted to share with you that Dr. Robert Birkholc from the University of Warsaw has contributed a beautifully written article on Zanussi, shedding light on his life and his works: Krzysztof Zanussi with EnergaCAMERIMAGE Lifetime Achievement Award for Director

XX. Węgiel Film Festival | photo by Krzysztof Szlapa

Film submissions for the 21st Węgiel Film Festival, which is slated to take place from April 23 to 27, 2024, started yesterday.

Interested in showing your film at next year's WFF? Then, all you need is to have a film profile on the FilmFreeway platform and meet their terms and conditions. Basic requirements include that the film must be made during your studies, not exceed 30 minutes, and be completed after January 1, 2021. If you meet these conditions, then you can make a free submission.

🎬 Short documentaries, feature films, and experimental films are all welcome.

👥 We were privileged to host many prestigious institutions during this year's edition, including the Warsaw Film School, the Lodz Film School (PWSFTviT), the Gdynia Film School, the Polish Film Institute, Studio Munka, and Wajda School & Studio. And that's not all—we were also graced by many significant personalities from the cinematic world, such as Robert Więckiewicz, Damian Kocur, Agnieszka Dziedzic, Maciej Kawalski, and a host of other notable individuals!

Join us in this celebration of cinema, made possible by the creative vision of students at the Kieslowski Film School!

- Take a moment to read through the regulations, and when you're good to go, submit your film HERE.

We're looking forward to seeing your film by December 31st.

You can check out more photos from the 20th WFF on our Facebook profile.


XX. Węgiel Film Festival | autor: Krzysztof Szlapa
XX. Węgiel Film Festival | autor: Krzysztof Szlapa
XX. Węgiel Film Festival | autor: Krzysztof Szlapa
XX. Węgiel Film Festival | autor: Krzysztof Szlapa

The Field | directed by Tomasz Grzymała

Three films produced by Kieślowski Film School are in the official selection of the 17th Zubroffka International Short Film Festival.

The details relating to the selected films are given below 👇


🎬 The Field | directed by Tomasz Grzymała | produced by Kieślowski Film School


🎬 S O L I L O Q U I U M | direction and cinematography by Karolina Monwid-Olechnowicz | production management: by Małgorzata Miszczak | produced by the Kieślowski Film School


🎬 Out of Water | directed by Gracjana Piechula | cinematography by Aleksandra Kamińska | production manager: Julia Wasiak & Damazy Stasiak | produced by Kieślowski Film School

The full list of qualified films can be found here.

The festival will take place from December 6 to 10, 2023, in Białystok. Kindly refer to the screening schedule available on the organizers' website for further information.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Check out more shots from the selected films on our social media profile.

SOLILOQUIUM | directed by Karolina Monwid-Olechnowicz
Out of water | directed by Gracjana Piechula


We extend a warm invitation to all to join us for an event in collaboration with the Silesian Library!

The meeting will focus on the photographic publications of Prof. Janusz Musiał, a faculty member of our department.

Participants in the discussion will include Professor Krystyna Doktorowicz, Dean of the Film School; Professor Jerzy Łukaszewicz, Deputy Dean for Science and Artistic Creation; and Professor Kazimierz Wolny-Zmorzyński, Deputy Dean for Education and Students at our department. The meeting will be moderated by Dr. Barbara Maresz.

The event will be held at 5 p.m. on November 23, 2023, in the Parnassos Room in the Silesian Library building (Katowice, pl. Rady Europy 1).

Admission is free for all. For more details regarding the event, please refer to the co-organizer's website.