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XVII Węgiel Film Festival / Jędrzej Pisarek

Due to the global situation caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, unfortunately we were forced to postpone the date of the 17th edition of the Węgiel Film Festival.

The festival will take place this year from May 13-15 and will exceptionally be separated from the open days of the Kieślowski Film School. The 17. Węgiel Film Festival will also take on a new formula. We will meet ONLINE. Competition and non-competition film screenings, consultations with lecturers, meetings with representatives of the film industry, discussions - all this will take place online.

Please also note that the Festival will take place on the YouTube channel of the Kieślowski Film School.

Mark Power “Good Morning America” 2018 / Magnum Photos

We invite students of our faculty to an online lecture by Marek Power - a valued photographer, member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency. The lecture will take place this Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 12.00 on ZOOM.

Mark Power will talk about the project "Melody of two songs" (2004-2009), which he implemented in our country. He looked at Poland from the position of an external observer. He documented forgotten places of the second and third category, which made up a fascinating picture of a country far from postcards. During the lecture Mark Power will also talk about his latest project "Good Morning, America" which he is now working on.

After the lecture Q&A will take place and the artist will answer our students’ questions.

Suspension of teaching activities
Due to the threat of an outbreak of coronavirus infections beginning with March 11, 2020 inclusive, all teaching classes at the University of Silesia, including the Kieślowski Film School, are suspended until further notice. We ask students to handle all matters at the university and school by e-mail or telephone only. Detailed information on how didactics will function in the summer semester, as well as the closing of the winter session will be provided successively in messages posted on the Film School website or by email.

Sergei Loznitsa / Foto. Krzysztof Szlapa
Between 17-19.02.2020 our School was visited by a guest lecturer Sergei Loznitsa, Ukrainian film director and screenwriter, laureate of numerous major film festivals, among others, in Cannes, Karlove Vary, Cracow Film Festival. The visit was possible thanks to the implementation of an EU project “One University – Many Possibilities. Integrated Program” conducted at our University. During the classes students have watched three films directed by him: “My Joy” (1010), “Maidan” (2014) and “Donbas” (2018). Each film was followed by a discussion.

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Open days of the Kieślowski Film School will take place during the international student film festival – Węgiel Film Festival.

This year’s Festival will take place between 16-17.04.2020 in the Kieślowski Film School.

We welcome all the candidates that would like to study in our school. During the Festival the candidates will have an opportunity to see the new building and meet the school’s teachers, as well as participate in the various masterclasses.

Future students will also have a chance to discuss their photographic work as well as their scripts with the academic staff of the Kieślowski Film School.

Below the link to the Festival: