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Produced at the Kieslowski Film School documentary shorts "Joanna d'Arc" (2022) dir. Aleksander Szamałek and "Imprisoned" (2021) dir. Piotr Bieliński, return from the 20th edition of the Opolskie Lamy Film Festival with awards in the Main Short Film Competition in the documentary category. The awards were granted by the Jury composed of: Katarzyna Kebernik, Mateusz Demski and Michał Ciechomski.

"Imprisoned", dir. Piotr Bieliński received a special mention for "raising an important and current topic, for capturing and presenting a non-obvious parental relationship that brings hope and understanding."

"Joanna d'Arc", dir. Aleksander Szamałek received a special mention for "sensitivity and empathy in portraying a non-obvious, strong and steadfast heroine."

This year's laureates of the Feature Film Main Competition include graduates of the Kieslowski Film School. Marcin Filipowicz received the Grand Prix among feature films for the film "Broys". On the other hand, Piotr Rosołowski together with Elwira Nievera received the Grand Prix among documentary productions for the film "Hamlet Syndrome".

The 20th Opolskie Lamy Film Festival was held on October 7-15, 2022.


We invite you to a meeting with a lecturer at the Kieslowski Film School in Katowice, dr hab. Bogdan Tosza, which will be held on October 18 at 4.30 pm at the Liber Bookshop at ul. Bankowa 11 in Katowice.

The meeting will cover, inter alia, recent books by dr hab. Bogdan Tosza: „Daremny przechodzień” (A futile passer-by) Universitas Publishing House, Krakow 2021 and "Zapiski z Rosji" (Notes from Russia) Austeria Publishing House, 2022.

The organizers of the event are: Księgarnia Liber S.C. and Universitas Publishing House.


24 short films from all over the world were qualified for the Authors Spotlight competition of the 13th edition of the Kamera Akcja Film Critics Festival. Among them are 2 shorts produced at the Kieslowski Film School in Katowice.

The 13th Kamera Akcja Festival will be held on October 13-16, 2022: stationary in Łódź and online on the Think Film platform (October 17-20).

Our films in the Authors Spotlight Competition:

  • "There is no peace of mind" (2022), directed by: Karol Ulman // cinematography: Maksymilian Plater // production management: Karolina Zychowicz
  • "SOLILOQUIUM" (2022), directed by: Karolina Monwid-Olechnowicz // cinematography: Karolina Monwid-Olechnowicz // production management: Małgorzata Miszczak

Moreover, in the non-competitive section of student shorts on the Think Film platform there is a film "Shiver" (2022), dir. Joanna Różniak with cinematography by Łukasz Łatanik. Jakub Lebiedziński was the production manager of the film.

The event is organized by the FKA Foundation with the support of the City of Łódź Office, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Polish Film Institute and the University of Łódź. The films will be shown in the screening rooms of the Lodz Film School. Some of the events are also planned in the nearby Museum of Cinematography.


Belmondawg music video - "P.S.W.I.S." (DJ Eprom remix) directed by Julian Tałandziewicz with cinematography by Maksymilian Plater in the production of Nanimo Films (executive producer Małgorzata Turek) was nominated for the Grand Video Awards 2022 in the music video category. The winners of the competition will be announced at the gala that will take place on October 13 at 8:00 p.m. at Kino Luna in Warsaw. The entire event will be broadcasted live on, and on the Press and GVA channels on Facebook.

Link to the nominated music video: link

The idea behind the Grand Video Awards is to honor the creators of the most innovative video materials, promote the best creativity in the Polish network, and create a space for the representatives of the largest brands to meet with video makers.


35 films have qualified for the Main Short Film Competition of the 20th Opolskie Lamy Film Festival. Among them, there are 5 shorts produced at the Kieślowski Film School in Katowice. The 20th edition of the Opolskie Lamy Film Festival takes place on October 7-15, 2022 in Opole.

Our films in the Fiction Competition:

  • "The Hero" (2021), dir. Milena Dutkowska // photos: Igor Połaniewicz // production management: Ernest Małkiewicz

Our films in the Document Competition:

  • "Time to Revolt" (2022), director: Daniel Le Hai // cinematography: Daniel Le Hai // production management: Filip Kantor
  • "Joanna d'Arc" (2022), director: Aleksander Szamałek // cinematography: Aleksander Szamałek // production management: Maria Kawalec
  • "Holding Your Breath" (2021), director: Katarzyna Sikorska // cinematography: Arkadiusz Powałka // production management: Barbara Owsińska
  • "Imprisoned" (2021) director: Piotr Bieliński // cinematography: Marek Kita, Jan Barszczewski // production management: Maja Krężel

The Main Competition is the essence and the most important part of the Opolskie Lamy Film Festival. Short films made by students and graduates of film schools, as well as film-related courses, take part in it. For many years, the Opole festival has been giving young artists from all over Poland the opportunity to present their skills to a wider audience. Thanks to hundreds of short film submissions, the festival jury (composed of organizers and professional filmmakers) can determine what trends are emerging in Polish cinema in the field of animation, documentary and fiction.