Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School      |

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Dear Students,

Please be informed that on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, the Library will be open until 1:45 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to visit the Library earlier that day or on another day.

Thank you for your understanding.


We encourage you to reserve time for this year's Ars Independent now, as it will be an opportunity to watch some of our short film productions, details of which are provided below.

ROZBIEG - screening and meeting with the creators (90 minutes of film emotions)

🎬 The Salesman | directed by Patryk Kaflowski | cinematography by Daniel Le Hai | production management by Weronika Kozioł | fiction, 2023

Darek is the owner of a store on the verge of bankruptcy. Things take a strange turn when a large shipment of half-armors arrives at his store. An old man appears in the store, offering help with sales.

🎬 The Claw | directed by Marta Z. Nowak | cinematography by Estera Świętosławska | production management by Dorota Chłapek | documentary, 2023

In a remote village, a puppeteer works peacefully on a special project. His endeavor unexpectedly gains momentum when he decides to take in refugees from eastern Ukraine. Łukasz's bold project helps the family divert their thoughts from their difficult reality, and he gains companions eager to help him achieve his goal.

🎬 Hedgehog's Dilemma | directed by Mateusz Rybiński | cinematography by Tomasz Grzymała | production management by Natalia Rokicka & Rafał Cieplok | fiction, 2023

A new patient arrives at a rehabilitation center for deaf youth. On his path to therapy, he encounters a budding, hard-to-define feeling for a girl who has been there for a long time. The entire film is told in sign language.

🎬 Black Water | directed by Joanna Różniak | cinematography by Łukasz Łatanik | production management by Maria Kawalec | fiction, 2023

Emilka is young, unemployed, and has a phobia of bodies of water. After a family tragedy, she spends all her time with her younger sister. A new job that requires her to fully immerse herself in the past may be her chance for a fresh start.

The festival will take place from October 8 to 13, 2024, at the Kino Światowid, and you can purchase passes on the organizer's website.

You can find a preview of our block HERE.

We invite you to explore the creativity of our students!


We are delighted to announce that Mateusz Rybiński's film Hedgehog's Dillema has won the Grand Prize for Best Short Fiction Film in the international competition at the prestigious and highly important Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, which automatically qualifies it for the Oscars! 👏

🎬 Hedgehog's Dillema | directed by Mateusz Rybiński | cinematography by Tomasz Grzymała | production management by Natalia Rokicka & Rafał Cieplok | produced by Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School, University of Silesia

The participation of the creators in the festival is possible thanks to the funding from the Polish Film Institute and the University of Silesia in Katowice, for which we are very grateful.

We wish the entire team success in the upcoming festivals, with the next one being the Palm Springs International ShortFest.

We are rooting for you! We want to see more smiling photos like these.

The moment of the award presentation to Mateusz Rybiński can be viewed on YouTube (from the specified time in the video), thanks to the recorded live stream of the ceremony – LINK.







Photos from the distinguished film (photographer: Paweł Kozak)

From the 43rd edition of the Koszalin Festival of Film Debuts "Młodzi i Film" we return with a distinction for a short fiction film!

In the Short Film Debut Competition, the jury distinguished one of our films:

🎬 Beware of good dog | directed by Adelina Borets | cinematography by Paweł Kozak | production management by Kacper Anaczkowski & Iryna Borkovska | produced by the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia

Stepan regularly takes in old dogs from the shelter, who spend their last days before death under his care. It’s his own way of coming to terms with his mortality. He dreams of dying in peace, even during the war in Ukraine. But peace is a privilege stolen by a young boy named Gogo. What will happen when two enemies of different ages but equally lonely meet in a cemetery at night? They light joints, eat ice cream, and dance.

Thank you for the festival emotions. This year’s film lineup was very good, making it hard to win awards in such a group! We sincerely congratulate the entire team of the distinguished film and look forward to qualifications for other festivals.

Furthermore, we would also like to congratulate other award winners, our graduates, and current lecturer Tomasz Woźniczka for winning JANTAR 2024 for cinematography for the film "Daughters of Coal" directed by Aneta Nowicka!


Photos from the distinguished film (photographer: Paweł Kozak)
Photos from the distinguished film (photographer: Paweł Kozak)


Kiosk, directed by Daniel Stopa, received two special mentions in Kyiv (in the Short Film Competition and by the Student Jury) at the prestigious Docudays UA!

🗣 Short Film Competition Jury's Justification: The filmmaker’s sensitivity captures the feelings and the situation. He succeeds in portraying a female bond in a limited space. We give the special mention to a film that, through its framing and intimacy, takes us into a closed space, a space that provides protection while at the same time enclosing the characters.

🗣 Student Jury's Justification: For paying attention to the stories of people that go unnoticed and gradually disappear, along with the space in which they take place. For a wonderful documentary debut and for getting as close as possible to the characters, revealing all their deep feelings.

🎬 The documentary Kiosk was directed by Daniel Stopa, our graduate and student of the Doctoral School at the University of Silesia. The cinematographers were Stanisław Cuske, Józefina Gocman Dicks, graduates of our faculty, and Dr. Hab. Paweł Chorzępa, Prof. UŚ - our graduate and lecturer.

Congratulations! 👏👏👏