Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School      |


"Victim of the Moon" was included in this year's line-up of the Film and Art School Etudes Panorama at the 2023 EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival.

The event will start on November 11, 2022. The short film will be screened at Toruń's Cinema City Poland (room no. 12) in Part II starting at 10:15 am. More details are available at the following link:

Directed by Piotr Szubra, the short film is inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov's acclaimed novel, The Master and Margarita. It centers on a poet named Ivan the Homeless and his struggle with dreams that haunt him at the time of the full moon. These dreams are permeated with the work of the writer he met years ago.

Produced by Kieślowski Film School, the cinematography is handled by Jakub Kaźmierczak. Karolina Pawlik, Adam Kiełbasa, and Maciej Fabiańczyk managed the production.

Film and Art School Etudes Panorama is a non-competitive section at the EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival. It showcases student short films exhibiting distinctive artistic and visual qualities submitted in a given year.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the team. For more stills from the film, please visit our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Photo by: Rafał Milach

On October 28, during the photography gala of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) e.V., Dr. Rafał Milach, lecturer at Kieślowski Film School, was honored with the prestigious Dr. Erich Salomon Award.

This distinction, which was meant to recognize photojournalism since 1971, was initially given to only institutions, magazines, or organizations. It wasn't until 1983 that this award went to an individual.

The German organization has recognized Milach for his distinctive style of combining activism and art through documentary photography and promotional activities. His area of focus is migration and the transformation of society, and his work is expressed through a gamut of media, from photography to concept art to curating.

This is the first time that a Polish individual has won this award, which further enhances Milach's achievement. The link below provides details of all the previous laureates.

The previous recipients of the Dr. Erich Salomon Award


Photo by: Rafał Milach

Photo by: Krzysztof Szlapa

We kindly inform you that November 10 of this year has been declared a day off from work for all the employees of the University of Silesia. Therefore, the Film School department will also be closed on that day.


To Mother, directed by A. Szamałek

Ten short productions from Kieslowski Film School are going to be featured at the Monstrale Festival, which will be held from October 17th to October 22nd, 2023. The screenings of these films will take place on October 18, 19, and 21.


🎬 To Mother | director and cinematography: Aleksander Szamałek | production management by Paulina Jedlińska and Zuzanna Wołowiec.

🎬 Out of Water | directed by Gracjana Piechula | cinematography by Aleksandra Kamińska | production management: Julia Wasiak and Damazy Stasiak

🎬 SOLILOQUIUM | director and cinematography: Karolina Monwid-Olechnowicz | production management by Małgorzata Miszczak

🎬 Alice | directed by Martyna Ludwig | cinematography by Anna Ryń | production management by Katarzyna Urbańczyk

🎬 Tide | directed by Jan Saczek | cinematography by Natalia Cichosz | production management by Dorota Chłapek

🎬 Funeralia | directed by Bartłomiej Błaszczyński | cinematography by Daniel Le Hai | production management by Alicja Osiej


🎬 There is no peace of mind | directed by Karol Ulman | cinematography by Maksymilian Plater | production management by Karolina Zychowicz and Ryszard Tyl

🎬 Liberty | directed by Joanna Różniak | cinematography by Łukasz Łatanik | production management by Maria Kawalec and Karolina Zychowicz


🎬 Imprisoned | directed by Piotr Bieliński | cinematography by Marek Kita & Jan Barszczewski | production management by Maja Krężel


🎬 Mother's Day | directed by Patryk Kaflowski | photos Patryk Roman | production management Katarzyna Bielińska & Konrad Petrenko-Goljanek

Heartfelt congratulations to all the crews behind these short films. We are happy to see such a strong representation at the Monstrale International Short Film Festival in Halle.

Out of Water, directed by G. Piechula


SOLILOQUIUM, directed by K. Monwid-Olechnowicz


Alice, directed by M. Ludwig


Tide, directed by J. Saczek


Funeralia, directed by B. Błaszczyński


There is no peace of mind, directed by K. Ulman


Liberty, directed by J. Różniak
Imprisoned, directed by P. Bieliński
Mother's Day, directed by P. Kaflowski

Mateusz Rybiński

"Hedgehog's Dilemma" by Mateusz Rybiński and produced by Kieślowski Film School has received an honorable mention in the short film category at the 39th Warsaw Film Festival.

We thank the international jury, Masha Kondakova, Piotr Jasiński, and Oliver Adam Kusio, for this recognition.

Tomasz Grzymała handled the cinematography of the film, and Natalia Rokicka and Rafał Cieplok managed the production.

The award also makes "Hedgehog's Dilemma" eligible for an Oscar, as the short film competition at the Warsaw Film Festival is recognized by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is listed on the Oscar's website.

This achievement is the result of the hard work of every person who worked on the project, and we extend our heartfelt congratulations to them.

We're also excited about Sonya Oleniak's short film "Coral/Wolna" winning the Short Grand Prix. This is a co-production between the USA, France, and Poland, with Dr. Anna Huth, one of our esteemed lecturers, serving as a co-producer. Congratulations to the team as well!