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"The Zone of Interest" with Two Oscars!

On the night of March 10th to 11th, the 96th ceremony of the most prestigious film awards, given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, took place.

🎬 The Zone of Interest | directed by Jonathan Glazer | cinematography by Łukasz Żal | produced by James Wilson & Ewa Puszczyńska (Great Britain, Poland, USA)

The Zone of Interest won in two categories:


🏆 BEST SOUND (Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn)

👨🎓👩🎓 Our graduates participated in the production, to whom we send special congratulations! We are thrilled with your success, kudos to: Stanisław Cuske (camera operator), Bartosz Toboła (assistant/camera operator), Maja Krężel (production assistant), Marek Kita (camera assistant), and Krzysztof Świderski (video assistant).

We sincerely congratulate everyone involved in the production of Zone of Interest, and we invite those interested in the film to the cinemas. The film's distributor in Poland is Gutek Film.



The Lexicon of Media Terms (2024) has been published by Adam Marszałek Publishing House, the largest publication of its kind on the Polish media studies market. The development of this lexicon involved academic staff from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School at the University of Silesia, as well as media researchers from the most important Polish scientific centers where media studies and research on media and social communication are conducted.

A promotional meeting for the Lexicon of Media Terms will take place on March 13 this year (Wednesday) at 9:45 a.m. in the Symposium Hall I of the Institute of Journalism and Media Communication at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Bankowa Street 11.

The meeting will be led by Prof. Mariusz Kolczyński, PhD, Director of the Institute of Journalism and Media Communication at the University of Silesia.

We cordially invite all interested parties.

The Lexicon of Media Terms was conceived and edited by Kazimierz Wolny-Zmorzyński, in collaboration with Krystyna Doktorowicz, Paweł Płaneta, and Ryszard Filas. The publication is the result of a project under the "Science for Society" program (NdS/530026/2021/2021) funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.


E. Wilde

Today marks two years since we learned of the passing of Ernest Wilde, the Vice Dean of the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School at the University of Silesia, a wonderful person and lecturer, always smiling and an irreplaceable friend of the students.

On this special day, we commend ourselves to his memory.

The Vice Dean was associated with our faculty for over 40 years. He was repeatedly honored with the Rector's Award of the University of Silesia for educational and organizational achievements and was nominated three times for the Student Laurel.

We are grateful for the opportunity to have shared many moments together.


Winners of the 26th EAGLES at the award ceremony / source:

Our graduates among the winners of the 26th edition of the Polish Film Awards ORŁY!


Paweł Maślona for the film "Kos"


The awarded series is "1670" (dir. Maciej Buchwald, Kordian Kądziela)

Paweł Maślona's film was awarded in the categories: Best Supporting Actress, Best Sound, Best Makeup, Best Costumes, Best Screenplay, and Best Direction. Thus, it became the film with the highest number of Eagles (ORŁY) at this year's edition.

We also congratulate our academic lecturer and graduate - Aneta Hickinbotham, the producer of the highly awarded film by Paweł Maślona. We would also like to express our appreciation for all other individuals involved in the awarded productions, as your work is a part of our common success, bravo!

The 26th Eagles Gala took place on Monday, March 4th, at the Polish Theatre in Warsaw.

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.