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03.03.2022
Andrzej Fidyk

This year, as many as five shorts produced at the Kieślowski Film School in Katowice qualified for the 42nd Youth and Film Festival in Koszalin!

The MiF 2023 Short Film Debuts Competition includes:

  • "Pole" dir. Tomasz Grzymala | Document
    A cow farmer living in the middle of nowhere discovers the existence of hitherto unknown physical strength. In order to study it, he constructs various measuring instruments and tries to solve a mystery that haunts him.
  • "Alice" dir. Martina Ludwig | Fiction
    A drop of sweat from a stranger changes the life of teenage Alicja, who has been protected by her prudish mother against access to moisture, which causes the fruit to become covered with mold and the girl's head to be haunted by disturbing dreams.
  • "Sprzedawca" dir. Patryk Kaflowski | Fiction
    Darek is the owner of a shop on the verge of bankruptcy. Things take a strange turn when a large shipment of half-armor arrives at his shop. An old man comes to the store and offers to help with the sale.
  • "Mania!" dir. Lena Jaworska | Fiction
    The little girl Mania is brought by her hysterical mother to the countryside to her aunt's house. During a lonely summer stay, she befriends a hen. When she realizes why her aunt keeps chickens, she organizes a rebellion.
  • "W pamięci" dir. Sophia Sawicka | Fiction
    Memory does not want to be free from "I". It determines identity. It may seem that we are prisoners of her perspective. Does liberation from the subjective bring relief? After all, it is memory that connects with what is closest. Maybe reality can be drawn into a game with what is in memory, even for a moment? In addition, at this edition of the festival we will also see a film produced at Wajda School & Studio, which we also have reasons to be proud of!
  • "Three stories about Basia" dir. Mateusz Pietrak | Document
    "I decided that this year I'm going to die" - says Basia with a laugh, who can't see that she is eighty years old. She fulfills the role of grandmother, mother and sister. And also on stage. We watch her prepare for her life's performance.

The film was also included in the Polish Competition at this year's Krakow Film Festival, where its Polish premiere will take place, well done team!

The cinematographer for the above film is Paweł Kozak - a student of the Kieślowski Film School. Congratulations Paweł!

At the festival in Koszalin, we also keep our fingers crossed for:

  • "Kiosk", a documentary film directed by Daniel Stopa, our graduate and student of the Doctoral School of the University of Silesia. The cinematographers for the film are: Stanisław Cuske - our student, Józefina Gocman - our graduate and Paweł Chorzępa - our graduate and lecturer.
  • "Bread and Salt" feature film directed by Damian Kocur and with cinematography by Tomasz Woźniczka - our graduates
  • "Roving Woman", a feature fiction film directed by our graduate - Michał Chmielewski

Finally, we have one more very important information! prof. Andrzej Fidyk, director of the Directing Course became one of the jurors of the 42nd edition of the Koszalin Festival of Film Debuts Youth and Film! Congratulations, Professor.

Congratulations to all qualified and we keep our fingers crossed for you.

You can find the festival website here: link

03.03.2022
Photo Artur Pławski / City Museum in Tychy

The New City book. New Vision” was shortlisted in the Photographic Publication of the Year 2023 competition and will be presented during Fotofestiwal Łódź, which opens on June 15!

A photo book about contemporary Tychy, which was created in cooperation with the Kieślowski Film School in Katowice. In the academic year 2021/2022, students of the Kieślowski Film School documented Tychy. They created under the supervision of artist Rafał Milach and museologist Ewelina Lasota. Young people, detached from screens (after a period of distance learning during the COVID-19 epidemic), went to the city. In 2021, it will be 70 years since its construction began.

We are proud to be part of the success of our lecturer dr hab. Rafał Milach, prof. UŚ (artistic supervision, editing and text) and students of our faculty, i.e. artists involved in the project:

- Anna Ryń, Bartosz Gaczyński, Paweł Grabarek, Tomasz Grzymała and Jacek Kazmierczak

Coordination: Dr. Anna Huth, lecturer at the Kieślowski Film School and Ewelina Lasota, museologist

Publisher: The City Museum in Tychy

More information: link

You can buy the book here: link

03.03.2022
Fantastic Matt Parey

Today we want to show off three graduates of the Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia, whose combination of forces resulted in a film entitled "Fantastic Matt Parey".

We are talking about Bartosz Paduch - the director of the film, Maciej Kochajewski - the cinematographer and Justyna Kluczewska, one of the producers of the film from the Raban Foundation. Big applause for you!

On May 19, the film will be shown in Katowice's Kino Kosmos!

The film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of Maciej Parowski, the editor responsible for the emerging fame of several generations of Polish fantasy writers. He was behind the success of such titles as The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski, on the basis of which the CD PROJEKT RED game and the series for Netflix were created, and the Oscar-nominated The Cathedral by Tomasz Bagiński, based on a story by Jacek Dukaj. The animated sequences of the comic book alter ego of the main character are a great complement to the recalled memories. The titular Matt Parey, seemingly withdrawn from the creators he created, exerted a huge influence on the Polish fantasy market for the next decades.

The film premiered on May 14 at Kinoteka PKiN during the 20th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity. We would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone interested in watching the film to check the graphic plan that we have attached in the post on our social media. Many cities, many festival shows.

03.03.2022
Photo Krzysztof Szlapa

The twentieth edition of the Węgiel Film Festival ended on Saturday, and from this place we would like to express our sincere thanks to all people, institutions and friendly film schools for participating in this unique event for all of us!

During this year's edition of the festival, there were five film workshops, eight masterclasses and fifteen markets - including, of course, with particular emphasis on the Student Film Market.

On the second day of the festival, the Open Days of the Kieślowski Film School, we organized individual consultations for candidates for the Film and Television Production as well as Directing and Cinematography and photography. In addition, cinematography workshops were also conducted, which were chaired by a lecturer of our department - Dr. Łukasz Baka.

The selection of the best films of this edition was not the easiest, while the professional Jury and the exceptional audience coped with these difficulties, awarding prizes to the following films:

  • "The Howling" | dir. Bartosz Brzeziński received the Special Award for the Best Polish Film! prod. Warsaw Film School
  • "Big Phat Party" | dir. Kinga Pudełek received the Best Cinematography Award! prod. Lodz Film School
  • "Father.son" | dir. Jakub Gomółka received the Award for the Best Documentary Film and the Audience Award! prod. Lodz Film School
  • "Days without" | dir. Ívar Erik Yeoman received the Award for Best Feature Film! prod. Estonia/Portugal/United Kingdom

We congratulate the winners and wish them success in the future.

03.03.2022
Photo byKrzysztof Szlapa

We are starting the fourth day of the XX. Węgiel Film Festival!

The last day of the festival will bring you no less impressions than the previous ones, see what has been prepared for you:

- 10:00 | Competition block | curated by Jan Klein, Julia Charmuszko | Cinema hall

- 10:30 | Filmase company presentation | Anna Paliga | Room 1.20

- 12:00 | Directing and cinematography workshops | Filip Pasternak, Tadeusz Lysiak | studio | Student Film Market

- 12:30 | Market: Royalties from A to ZAPA, or how to take care of your rights at the beginning of your creative path | Cezary Piekarczyk, Małgorzata Machczyńska | Room 1.20 | Association of Audiovisual Authors and Producers

- 1:00 PM | Film screening of the Warsaw Film School | Cinema hall | Warsaw Film School

- 15:00 | Masterclass around the film "Love tasting" | David Nickel, Jan Klein | Cinema hall

- 19:30 | Closing Gala XX. Węgiel Film Festival | Cinema hall

- 20:30 | Screening of awarded films | Cinema hall

- 21:30 | Third Eye of The Poet, techno music concert | Mateusz Januła-Gniadek, Szymon Paciora | Marchołt Club

Please visit the festival website (link), there is a detailed schedule that is worth getting acquainted with.

The photos are photo reports from the second day of the festival (11.05).