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Photo book "Strike" lecturer at the Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia, prof. Rafał Milach won in the Author Book Award category at the 53rd edition of the Les Rencontres d'Arles. The winner was announced on July 5, 2022.

Les Recontres d'Arles is the largest photography festival in the world. It was established in 1970, gaining a worldwide reputation over the years. During the festival, over forty exhibitions are presented in unique locations of the urban space of Arles. During the 50th edition of the festival in 2019, it was visited by over 145 thousand people. viewers.

The "Strike" is a visual trace of the protests that began throughout Poland on October 22, 2020 and lasted in various forms for the next several months.

The book received financial support from the Institute of Film and Theater Arts of the University of Silesia in Katowice.


Short film “The Hero” (2021) dir. Milena Dutkowska, produced by the Kieślowski Film School, comes back from the 51. Lubuskie Lato Filmowe in Łagów with the Special Mention of the Jury of the Short Fiction Competition.

The Special Mention was awarded for the “ability to show in a simple form about the meaning of the sharing universal values and their role in the life of a child”. Special Mention was awarded by the Jury: Jakub Armata, Andrzej Goleniewski and Mirosław Dembiński.

“The Hero” tells a story of Cyprian, a 10-year-old orphan who dreams of becoming a real hero. The cinematographer of the film is Igor Połaniewicz. Production management was taken over by Ernest Małkiewicz. Producer of the film is Krystyna Doktorowicz (Kieślowski Film School, University of Silesia in Katowice).

51. Lubuskie Lato Filmowe took place between 26. June and 3. July 2022.

„Hide and Seek” / photo Aneta Bochnacka

Our short films in July will be shown, among others in Germany, Estonia, South Korea and North Macedonia.

The 18th edition of the International Short Film Festival Detmold takes place at the beginning of the month in Detmold, Germany. The festival program includes "Windows" (2022), dir. Julia Dziworska and "Forever" (2021) dir. Aleksandra Kamińska. "Imprisoned" (2021), dir. Piotr Bieliński will be seen by viewers of the 36th edition of Pärnu Film Festival (Estonia) and the 12th edition of Prairie Pride Film Festival (Nebraska, USA).

"When The Night Comes" (2021), dir. Katarzyna Sikorska is competing for awards in the student competition at the Albanian KO: SH Film Festival. The event takes place in the city of Korcza from 12 to 16 July.

In turn, "Last Days of Summer" (2020), dir. Klaudia Kęska will be presented to South Korean audience during the 17th edition of Busan Int'l Kids and Youth Film Festival. The film went to the Finding Myself section.

On the other hand, at the Beach Film Festival in North Macedonia, three films will have a chance to win awards: "Liberty" (2021), dir. Joanna Różniak, "Forever" (2021), dir. Aleksandra Kamińska and "Hide and Seek" (2022), dir. Karolina Belka. The 5th edition of the festival will be held in the city of Ohrid on July 20-24, 2022.


Four films produced by the Kieślowski Film School in Katowice will take part in the Polish Short Film Competition during the 15. Kameralne Lato festival in Radom.

The presented films are:

  • „Dzieci i ryby” (2022) reż. Gracjana Piechula
  • „Funeralia” (2022) reż. Bartłomiej Błaszczyński
  • „Dygot” (2022) reż. Joanna Różniak
  • „Szukam” (2022) reż. Karolina Belka

15. Kameralne Lato festival will take place between 3 and 9. July in Radom. Polish Film Meetings KAMERALNE LATO are a mixture of the film screenings and film competitions with the workshops and many additional events. Since this year the competitive part of the event is called FREEDOM Film Festival. Except of the annual national competition of the selected Polish short films, the organizers prepared also an international competition.


The short film "Last days of summer" (2020), dir. Klaudia Kęska produced by the Kieślowski Film School returns from the 3. Morocco Shorts International Film Festival with an award for the best fiction film.

The film's cinematographer is Kamil Małecki. The production was managed by: Stanisław Bryś, Aleksandra Gajdosz, Ewa Dubiel. The producer of the film is Krystyna Doktorowicz.

"Last Days of Summer" tells the story of a teenage Tosia who faces a difficult moral dilemma - a choice between justice and the protection of loved ones.

The 3. Morocco Shorts International Film Festival was held on June 22-24, 2022 in Rabat under the slogan "Voices of young Africa and the world". The prizes were awarded by the Jury: Rachid Kasmi, Sonia Okacha and Merieme Addou. The festival aims to present young cinema, to connect young filmmakers with Moroccan audiences.

In the competition the audience could also see the short film "Liberty" (2021), dir. Joanna Różniak.