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We present a set of photos taken by students of the Kieślowski Film School during their stay at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, which present the backstage of this prestigious film event.

Thanks to the financial support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the University of Silesia and the private funds of our lecturer, Dr. Anna Huth, also this year our students had the opportunity to participate in this extraordinary event.

The photos that we present in the gallery were prepared by Bartosz Gaczyński and Jakub Stoszek, students of Cinematography and Photography course, and their authors are also Alicja Nowicka, Marta Nowak, Karolina Belka, Maria Kawalec, Mateusz Kruk and Daniel Stopa.

The works present various aspects of the festival, from the red carpet and the camera flashes, to the emotions and joy of the guests present at the festival. These unforgettable experiences were immortalized by talented students who shared their artistic perspective on the extraordinary atmosphere of Cannes.

Photo from movie „Trzy opowiadania o Basi”

Our students never fail to amaze us with their achievements!

On Saturday evening, the International Jury of the Krakow Film Festival presented awards to some of the best films screened during the Krakow Film Festival throughout the week.

The Golden Hobby-Horse for the director of the best documentary film went to Mateusz Pietrak for his documentary, "Basia: Three Short Stories." Our student, Paweł Kozak, worked as the cinematographer in this film. In addition, the film's editor, Olga Bejm, a student of the Łódź Film School, received the President of the Polish Filmmakers Association award for the best film editing.

An honorable mention in the Polish Competition at this year's festival went to a short documentary, "Wyraj," a Polish-Ukrainian co-production, directed by our students, Jakub Stoszek and Magdalena Mistygacz. The film was produced by Jakub Orłoś, also a student at the Kieślowski Film School.

The complete list of winners of the 63rd edition of the KFF is available at this link.

Until June 18, all films featured in the Krakow Film Festival and the special film series "Domówka" prepared by Typowy Jędrzej are available online on the KFF VOD platform (link).

We would like to extend our congratulations to the winners and all participants in the festival. We are eagerly looking forward to the participation of our lecturer, Professor Andrzej Fidyk, and graduate, Damian Kocur, on the jury panel.


The 29th Palm Springs International ShortFest will soon get underway on June 20th, and we're excited to inform you that Marta Z. Nowak's "Afonia" is one of the short films that qualified for this year's festival.

We would like to offer our sincere congratulations on the selection. We also wish Nowak the best of luck with her future prospects.

The festival will be held at Camelot Theatres from June 20th to June 26th. The event will see an impressive selection of 299 films from 65 countries, including 53 world premieres, 10 international premieres, 33 North American premieres, and 18 American premieres. One of the impressive features is that the films were selected from over 6,000 submissions.

For further information about the Palm Springs International Film Festival, please visit their online page: link

For more on "Afonia," head to the film's profile: link

Photo A. Fiejka

At the ongoing Krakow Film Festival, Andrzej Fidyk, acclaimed for his documentaries exploring different cultures around the world, will feature an exhibition of photographs from his recent album "Dziwny koniec XX wieku" ("A Strange End of the Twentieth Century").

Prof. Fidyk, who is also a lecturer at our film school, took these photographs while working on the production of five films, all of which took place in different countries during the 1990s. On display are works made while shooting for these notable documentaries: "Rosyjski striptiz" (The Russian Striptease), "Carnaval – największe party świata" (Carnaval-The Biggest Party in the World), "Dojenie wielbłąda" (East of Eastenders), "Kiniarze z Kalkuty" (Battu's Bioscope), and "Taniec trzcin" (Umhlanga, Reed Dance in Swaziland). Fidyk is also the chairman of the jury for the International Documentary Competition at the Krakow Film Festival.

We cordially invite you to join us at the exhibition that will take place today from 10:00 to 20:00 at the Małopolska Garden of Arts. Admission is free. The program details for other days are provided below. 

More information can be found at this link.


The acclaimed series "Skazana" (Convicted), directed by Bartosz Konopka, lecturer at the Kieślowski Film School, is one of the winners of this year's 26th edition of the Telekamery Tele Tygodnia awards.

The series centers on Alicja Mazur, a judge known for being ruthless toward criminals. The twisted hand of fate sees her end up in prison after being wrongfully accused of murder. Confined along with the women that she had sent to prison, Alicja must fight for her very survival.

Agata Kulesza plays the role of Alicja Mazur, and the supporting cast members consist of Michał Czernecki (Paweł Witkowski), Bartłomiej Topa (Piotr Serafin), and Martyna Byczkowska (Hania Mazur).

Katarzyna Zielińska and Kacper Kuszewski hosted the awards ceremony, which was held at the Capitol Theater. The event was broadcast by TV Puls on May 25, 2023.

For further information, please visit link