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New Energy

A special event of the New Energy section during the 10th jubilee edition of the Transatlantyk Film Festival will be CHALLENGES, i.e. unique meetings with our graduates. The challenges will be led by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Marcin Koszałka and Piotr Domalewski, who will talk about the secrets of their work. Only 12 people will be able to participate in each of the meetings.

We invite you to sign up for the Challenges at the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Challenge Program:

  • Agnieszka Smoczyńska - How to fight for your debut?
    October 5th, 4pm online
  • Marcin Koszałka - A test of strength between director and cinematographer - an eternal conflict or symbiosis?
    October 6, 18:00 in Katowice
  • Piotr Domalewski - How is a director supposed to talk to an actor?
    October 7, 16:30 in Katowice

During the New Energy section, films of our graduates and lecturers: Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Marcin Koszałka, Piotr Domalewski, Jan P. Matuszyński and Maciej Pieprzyca will be presented.

Section program:

Still from the short film “Test”, DoP Bartosz Toboła

On the 1st of September, Moscow cinema Five Stars will host a screening of short films by the students of Kieślowski Film School. The screening will take place as a part of the Wisła Polish Film Festival. The festival audience will see 6 of our last year's short films.

In Georgia, the film "Lolo" by Michał Piotrowski will be shown in the international competition at the Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, while the Korean 12th Seoul International Extreme - Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF) will screeni in the international competition "Test" by Bartosz Toboła (world premiere). At the same time, "Czarny charakter" by Kuba Gryżewski will compete for awards at the Italian Firenze Film Festival.

In turn, our documents will be screened in September in Italy and Slovakia. Krzysztof Świderski's documentary "Gdy nie widzę" (world premiere) qualified for the documentary film competition at the Nuovi Mondi Mountain Film Festival (Turin, Italy). On the other hand, Grzegorz Paprzycki's "My Country So Beautiful" will be screened in Slovakia during Febiofest Bratislava.

Kids Kino Industry

On Monday, 24.08.2020 a set of five free inspirational webinars starts. Webinars organized as a part of Kids Kino Industry will focus on the content creation for the young audience. The event is coordinated by the New Horizons Association.

The list of webinars below:

  • 31.08.2020 - NEW FORMATS IN KIDS TV

Online registration form.

Event on Facebook.

Film Festival Transatlantyk 2020

New Energy will be a special event of the 10th Transatlantyk Film Festival (Katowice, October 1-8). It is a section presenting the artistic richness of filmmakers associated with the Kieślowski Film School, University of Silesia. It is our graduates who set the rhythm of contemporary Polish cinema. Their films are also successful abroad. The New Energy section will talk about the phenomenon of the Katowice Film School, and the ways in which the school allows talents to develop and shapes their artistic maturity. Viewers and authors will also investigate together to what extent the place where the school is located - i.e. Silesia - affects the directors.
The section will feature films by Jan P. Matuszyński, Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Marcin Koszałka, Piotr Domalewski and Maciej Pieprzyca - in each case it will be one short film from the time of their studies, as well as one of their later feature-length films. The program will be accompanied by meetings and discussions with directors and employees of the School.
Kieślowski Film School is a partner of the 10th Transatlantyk Film Festival.

Fred Kelemen

We would like to invite our students to sign up for the one week of masterclasses with Fred Kelemen, which will take place between 27.07-31.07.2020.

Workshops will take place online every day from 17:00 to 20:00 and will include screenings of Kelemen’s films "Fallen", "Sarajevo songs of woe", as well as "Turin Horse directed by Bela Tarr.

Application documents are available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., dr Anna Huth

ATTENTION: Registration for the workshops is only possible until 13.07.2020!

Fred Kelemen - director, cameraman and film producer. He was born in 1964 in West Berlin. He studied painting, music, philosophy, religious and theater studies. Before joining the film school (DFFB) in Berlin in 1989, he worked in various theaters as an assistant director. He graduated from the university with a degree in directing and cinematography. His graduation film “Destiny” received the German Film Award in 1995. He has worked as an cinematographer with several directors: Joseph Pitchhadze, Béla Tarr (most recently on “Turin Horse”), Rudolf Thome, and Gariné Torossian. From 2000, he directed several theater performances in Germany. He conducts workshops and lectures at universities around the world.

The workshops are implemented as part of the program "One University - Many Opportunities. Integrated Program".