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7 students of the Kieślowski Film School participated in the 2022 Cannes Film Festival at the invitation of Gerald Duchaussoy, head of the Cannes Classic section, which is a part of the Festival.

Our students were responsible for the implementation of the documentary project on this year's Cannes Classic program. As a result, a collective short documentary will be created. The project is possible thanks to the co-financing of the trip provided by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poznań from the “Polish culture in the world” program.

The project, chaired by Dr. Anna Huth, was attended by:

  • Karolina Monwid-Olechnowicz
  • Daniel Le Hai
  • Maksim Kvartalny
  • Maria Magdalena Jeziorowska
  • Maciej Idczak
  • Wiktoria Goczoł
  • Maciej Kędziora


7 films produced at the Kieślowski Film School were qualified for the Short Film Debuts Competition at the 41st edition of the Koszalin Festival of Film Debuts Młodzi i Film. This year's edition of the festival will be held on June 6-11 in Koszalin.

In Koszalin, the competition screenings will include:

  • "QUIVER" (2022) dir. Joanna Różniak
  • "OUT OF WATER" (2022) dir. Gracjana Piechula
  • "KAMMERFILM" (2022) dir. Michał Piotrowski
  • "FOREVER" (2021) dir. Aleksandra Kamińska
  • "THERE IS NO PEACE OF MIND" (2022) dir. Karol Ulman
  • "TIME TO REVOLT" (2022) dir. Daniel Le Hai
  • "JOANNA D'ARC" (2022) dir. Aleksander Szamałek

Among the short films there is also the feature film "One More End of the World" (2021) directed by our graduate - Agnieszka Kot. In addition, the chairman of the jury of the Feature Debuts Competition this year will be our graduate and lecturer, prof. Marcin Koszałka. We will see 13 films in the Feature Fiction Debuts Competition. Including, among others feature debuts by our graduates: "Other People", dir. Aleksandra Terpińska, "Broys" dir. Marcin Filipowicz and "Sonata" dir. Bartosz Blaschke.

Filip Bajon / fot. Anna Rezulak

This year, the Award of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia for lifetime achievement will be given to prof. dr hab. Filip Bajon. Our lecturer will receive the Platinum Lions award during the final gala of the Polish Feature Film Festival.

In the achievements of prof. Filip Bajon, there are almost 40 feature and documentary films, theatre plays and series awarded at festivals and by prestigious film awards. The most famous are: "Aria for an Athlete", " 1901. Children on Strike", " Shilly-Shally", "The Magnate", "Poznan 56", "The Butler".

Platinum Lions of the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia have so far been awarded to: Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Antczak, Sylwester Chęciński, Tadeusz Chmielewski, Tadeusz Konwicki, Janusz Majewski, Roman Polański, Witold Sobociński, Jerzy Wójcik, Jerzy Gruza, Jerzy Skolimowski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Agnieszka Holland.

The 47th Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia will be held on September 12-17, 2022.


The 19th edition of the Węgiel Film Festival has come to an end. Among the winners of the festival are films produced at the Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia: "Mother's Day" (2021) dir. Patryk Kaflowski and "The Hero" (2021) dir. Milena Dutkowska. The award for the best fiction film went to Adelina Borets - a current student of directing at the Kieślowski Film School for the film "Eden House" (2021) produced at the Warsaw Film School.

The jury of the 19th edition of Węgiel Film Festival composed of: Ewa Puszczyńska, Łukasz Ronduda and Piotr Sobociński jr.

  • Award for the best fictional film: "Eden House", dir. Adelina Borets

The award was given for "a visually uncompromising disturbing story about the brutality of the modern world, where instrumentalised religion enters deeply into a relationship with the criminal world."

DI Factory Award for post-production services worth PLN 15,000

The award was granted for "a very suggestive story about loneliness that connects all living creatures in the context of the interpenetration of the human and animal world, nature and nature".

Cafe Ole Sound Studio award for sound post-production services worth PLN 10,000

  • Award for the best cinematography: "When Sicades Become Silent", dir. Aitor Sanchez

The award was granted for "the incredible synergy between the image and the plot, and for consistently deepened visual dramaturgy. For great light that translates into emotions."

ORKA award for the rental of a studio for image post-production worth PLN 10,000

In turn, the Audience Award went to the creators of the film "The Hero" (2021) dir. Milena Dutkowska.

Węgiel Film Festival is organized by the 2nd year students of the Film and Television Production of the Kieślowski Film School in Katowice.

“Liberty” / photo Łukasz Łatanik

The 3rd edition of the Habitat International Film Festival takes place on May 6-15 in the capital of India, New Delhi. Four of our short films will be presented in the block of student films from Poland: "End of the world" (2020), dir. Karol Ulman, "Mother's Day" (2021) dir. Patryk Kaflowski, "Last days of Summer" (2020) dir. Klaudia Kęska and "Submission" (2020) dir. Michał Ciechomski. The screening will take place on May 8.

American premiere of the film "The Cabin" (2021), dir. Bartosz Toboła will take place in New York during The New York Science Fiction Film Festival.

Two films produced at the Kieślowski Film School can also be watched in May in the Czech Republic. "Mother's Day" (2021) dir. Patryk Kaflowski will compete for awards in the short film competition of the 5th edition of the International Film Festival Elbe Dock in Usti nad Labem. In turn, "The Hero" (2021), dir. Milena Dutkowska qualified for the student competition of the 62nd edition of the Zlín Film Festival International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlín.

"Liberty" (2021) dir. Joanna Różniak will represent the School in the short film competition of the 19th edition of the Neisse Film Festival in Großhennersdorf, Germany. On the other hand, "Forever" (2021), dir. Aleksandra Kamińska will compete for the prizes of the 9th edition of Cortos En Cortos in Mexico.