Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School      |

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!


Kieślowski Film School recently hosted two interesting events.

On Tuesday, a panel discussion titled "Orthodox - Unorthodox: The Reality of Casting and Production in the Middle East" featured two experienced casting directors, Esther Kling from Israel and Piotr Bartuszek from Poland.

🎬 After the discussion, two-day film workshops started, which enabled our students to work under the supervision of experienced casting directors on specially prepared scripts. Dr. Anna Huth coordinated the event. Lena Góra, a Polish actress known for her roles in Roving Woman and Pierwszy taniec w chmurach (Translation: First Dance in the Clouds), attended one of the two-day workshops.

Esther Kling is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ICDA. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her casting work in the miniseries "Unorthodox". Esther has also won the German Academy of Television Arts (DAFF) Award for casting in "Unorthodox" and the Israel Film Academy Award for casting in "Asia". Since 2002, she has been casting for both films and television productions for the local and international markets.

Piotr Bartuszek has been associated with the film industry for twenty years. To date, he has assembled casts for over ninety films and series and collaborated on domestic and international productions. He is a member of the European Film Academy and the ICDA (member of the board). He is also a co-founder of the Polish Association of Directors and PCDG, which was founded in 2022.

We extend our gratitude to all students who attended the panel and participated in the workshops. In particular, we would like to thank Mrs. Esther Kling and Mr. Piotr Bartuszek, as well as the actors and students involved.

📸 We're featuring a few photographs from the event taken by Krzysztof Szlapa.












Cinema Room at the Kieślowski Film School. (Photo by: Krzysztof Szlapa)

We invite our dear students to a meeting with Irena Gruca-Rozbicka, a representative of Crew United Poland, which is a networking platform for the European film industry.

The meeting's topic is self-management and networking as tools for the career development of a young filmmaker. It will also cover aspects of working with an agent and a lawyer.

During the meeting, the Crew United communication platform will be made available to facilitate learning about the different possibilities of international networking.

All students, regardless of their fields, are cordially invited. Below, you will find the details of the meeting:

  • 16.10.2023
  • 10.00-11:30
  • Cinema Room (First Floor)