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We cordially invite you to the inauguration of the 2023/2024 academic year at the Kieslowski Film School.

The ceremony will take place on October 6, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the cinema room, located on the first floor of the film school building (ul. św. Pawła 3).

👉 As seat availability is limited, please confirm your attendance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 2, 2023.

The program will feature:

  • An inaugural speech by the Dean of Kieslowski Film School, Professor Krystyna Doktorowicz
  • An inaugural speech by the Vice Rector for Staff Development of the University of Silesia, Professor Ewa Jarosz
  • Matriculation of students
  • An inaugural lecture by Dr. Ingmar Villqist

Dear students, we warmly invite you to join us on this special day. We extend a special invitation to our first-year students (attendance is mandatory).

On behalf of Professor Krystyna Doktorowicz, we invite all faculty members to be a part of this celebration.



KOS, directed by Paweł Maślona, lecturer at the Kieslowski Film School, has recently won the Golden Lions, the award for the best full-length film at the 48th Polish Feature Film Festival. Congratulations to the team!

Aneta Hickinbotham, also a lecturer at Kieslowski Film School, produced the film alongside Leszek Bodzak and Daniel Baur. Piotr Sobociński Jr. handled the cinematography, and Ewa M. Pawłowska managed the production.

The Polish Film Festival is among the oldest film festivals in Europe. It is also one of the major events elevating Polish cinematography to a wider audience. Established in 1974, the festival first took place in Gdansk, and then later moved to Gdynia.



The 33rd Man in Danger Media Festival is going to feature many amazing documentaries. We're proud to announce that one of them is going to be Marta Z. Nowak's "Claw." The documentary short will, in fact, have its world premiere during this year's edition. Estera Świętosławska handled the cinematography, whereas Dorota Chłapek managed the production. The film is produced by Kieślowski Film School.

Nowak's previous film, "Afonia," has earned many accolades. "Claw" centers on Mr. Lukasz, a puppeteer who is living in a sleepy village and working on a unique project. However, things take a turn when he decides to provide shelter for refugees from eastern Ukraine. Luke's project helps the family take their minds off the harrowing realities of war. He in turn gains companions who can support him throughout the path toward the achievement of his goal.

The festival will be held from October 16, 2023, to October 22, 2023, at the Museum of Cinematography, Łódź. It is also possible to access the festival online from the Think Film VOD platform from October 16 to October 19, 2023.

Photo by: Katarzyna Mazur/Pictured: Damian Kocur

Today marks one week since the conclusion of the 18th edition of filmPOLSKA, the biggest celebration of Polish cinema outside the country. The festival is an annual event held in different studio cinemas in Berlin, and Kieślowski Film School played an integral role in it.

The film festival is organized by the Polish Institute in Berlin. "Bread and Salt," directed by Damian Kocur, won this year's edition.

As always, this year's event lived up to expectations. We're proud to announce that it featured several films directed by our graduates: "The Silent Twins" and "The Lure" by Agnieszka Smoczynska, "The Hamlet Syndrome" by Piotr Rosolowski and Elwira Niewiera, and "In Ukraine" by Piotr Pawlus and Tomasz Wolski. The featured films also included "The Field," a film directed by our student, Tomasz Grzymala, and produced by Kieślowski Film School.

The festival included various discussions, which included opportunities for attendees to get to know directors and their works. Additionally, acting workshops conducted by Dr. Anna Huth, a lecturer at our film school who has also served as the moderator of screenings in many cinemas for consecutive editions, enriched the program. Anna Huth also supervised this year's Sputnik Kino, held in Berlin.

We're eagerly looking forward to next year's festival. We sincerely hope to include more student short films in addition to feature-length films by our graduates.

Check out more festival snapshots on our social media: INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK.


Pursuant to:

  • Article 93, Article 359, Article 361, and Article 363 of the Law of July 20, 2018. Law on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2023, item 742, as amended) and
  • the Ordinance of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of April 1, 2019 on scholarships of the Minister in charge of higher education and science for students and outstanding young scientists (Journal of Laws of 2022, item 428).

Additionally, as reported by the Ministry of Education and Science on September 11, 2023:

The following procedure is required at the University of Silesia for students to apply for the Minister's scholarship for the year 2023–2024.

  1. A student who intends to apply for a ministerial scholarship for the year 2023-2024 is required to obtain a positive recommendation from the dean of his or her faculty.
  2. For this purpose, the student shall submit to the dean of the faculty through the dean's office a written "Application for candidacy for the Minister's scholarship for the year 2023-2024" in hard copy according to the attached template by October 4 of this year. The student attaches documentation of their achievements to the application.

Here is a list of dean's office staff to whom the student can submit his application:

  1. Faculty of Humanities: Mateusz Gębka (Katowice), Agnieszka Urbańczyk (Sosnowiec).
  2. Faculty of Natural Sciences: Justyna Rogalska-Nowak (Sosnowiec), Zofia Kuglin (Katowice).
  3. Faculty of Social Sciences: Beata Kalisz
  4. Faculty of Exact and Technical Sciences: Grażyna Dobrowolska (Katowice, Chorzów), Marta Brysz-Michalska (Sosnowiec)
  5. Faculty of Law and Administration: Katarzyna Kliszcz
  6. Faculty of Arts and Education Sciences: Daria Krzywoń
  7. Faculty of Theology: Ewa Kostkiewicz, Agnieszka Setecka
  8. Kieslowski Film School: Patrycja Knapek
  9. College of Individual Interdepartmental Studies: Marta Zaforemska

Each of the above-mentioned staff members confirms the student's status, personal information, year of completion, and registration for the next year of study before submitting the application to the dean.

  1. The dean of the faculty, when making a recommendation to a student, is required to make a substantive assessment of the achievements presented by the student and the correctness of the documentation in accordance with the Regulation of the Ministry of Education and Science. In the process of substantive evaluation of achievements, the dean may consult, for example, the director of the institute, the director of the course, or other scientists recognized as experts in the field.
  2. The dean, after reviewing the "application for the Minister's scholarship for the academic year 2023-2024" and the submitted documentation, is required to issue an opinion on whether the achievements presented by the student are of a significant nature and are related to his or her studies (excluding sports achievements). In the event that the achievements presented by the student do not comply with the catalog of significant achievements referred to in the cited regulation or are not related to studies, the opinion of the dean may be negative.
  3. The dean is required to provide the student with a recommendation by October 10, 2023.
  4. A student who has received a positive recommendation from the dean reports to the Office of Student Social Affairs to launch a scholarship application in the ZSUN/OSF system by the university coordinator, who registers in the system as an "application editor."
  5. University coordinators appointed by the Rector are employees of the Office of Student Affairs: Justyna Urbańska (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Agnieszka Cichoń (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), tel. 32 359 20 46, Rector's Office, 12 Bankowa Street, room 0.20 (first floor).
  6. During the student's personal visit to the Office for Student Social Affairs (date set by appointment by phone or email), the coordinator creates an application in the system for the student, assigning him or her the role of "assistant editor."
  7. The student, after receiving from the coordinator the login and password to the OSF system, edits his application, including personal data, descriptions of achievements, and attachments. Upon editing the application, the student notifies the coordinator. The deadline for editing the application is October 16, 2023.
  8. The coordinator reviews the student's application for formal aspects, submits it to the rector for signature, and forwards it to the ministry.


  • Attachment No. 1: Student Statement (link)
  • Attachment No. 2: Application for candidacy (link)