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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)


The 39th Warsaw Film Festival's program has just been announced. We couldn't be more excited to reveal that a short feature film produced at our school will have its world premiere at this year's event!

The film "Hedgehog's Dilemma," directed by Mateusz Rybiński, centers on a young boy who ends up in an addiction center for deaf youths. During the course of his treatment, he develops feelings for a patient who has been at the center for a long time. A unique feature of the film is that it is told entirely in sign language. Tomasz Grzymała was the cinematographer. Natalia Rokicka and Rafał Cieplok handled production management.

The short film qualified to compete in the Short Film Competition in the 39th edition of the Warsaw Film Festival, which will be held from October 6 to 15, 2023.

You can watch the trailer for "Hedgehog's Dilemma" on our social media profile.

Kudos to the entire team for making this happen. Best of luck for the film festival!

Infografika OSFF

The last weekend turned out to be exceptionally successful for us.

🎬 "A little bit of paradise," directed by Dr. Andrzej Cichocki, has won the award for Best Short Documentary Film at the Oslo Short Film Festival. This achievement marks his sixteenth award. Kudos to the director!

Cichocki, a lecturer at Kieslowski Film School, depicts the fate of a family that lives "in its own microcosm." Although the chimneys of the cityscape can be seen on the horizon, life happens there on a separate track without any need for words.

The film has so far won 16 awards. Among its many awards, it received the Silver 'Lajkonik' at the Krakow Film Festival as Best Polish Documentary. It was also nominated by the Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC) in the Best Cinematography in a Documentary category. In addition, it earned a spot in the official selection of the acclaimed International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world's largest documentary film festival.

Przeźrocza Festiwal Filmowy

The week is off to a promising start! "The Field" by Tomasz Grzymala received an Honorable Mention for cinematography for a documentary short in the 9th Transparency Film Festival.

The jury's words of praise are as follows: For telling a story with image, proportion, contrast, and color, thanks to which the viewer is immersed in the depicted world with almost palpable intensity. For frames that could live as independent paintings.

The documentary tells the story of a cow farmer living in a remote region who discovers the existence of a hitherto unknown physical force. In order to investigate it, he constructs various measuring instruments and tries to solve the mystery that does not give him peace.

"The Field" will compete at filmPOLSKA in Berlin's Sputnik Cinema on September 9 at 20:00. In addition, at this year's edition of Przeźroczy, "Rocking Horses," directed by Marcin Lesisz and produced by Studio Munk, received an award. The film won the Grand Prix, sharing the honor with " Połączenia", directed by Ming-Wei Chiang. Lesisz also won the Audience Award for his documentary.

 Further information regarding the winners can be found at the: link