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Bartosz Konopka

Bartosz Konopka

A director and a screenwriter. He graduated from film studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He then worked as a reporter for TVN and TVP where he made several reports and documentaries. He studied journalism at the University of Warsaw. He graduated in directing at the Faculty of Radio and Television in Katowice and completed documentary and feature film course at Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing.

In 2003, together with Piotr Rosołowski, he won an international competition of Planete Germany television for a documentary screenplay. His “Ballada o kozie” was awarded at Berlinale 2004, and with many audience prizes, was shown in several branches of Planete in the world. His next film was a 40-minute feature “Trójka do wzięcia” (2006), one of the most numerous award-winning films in the program of 30-minutes.

Together with Rosołowski, they realized “Królik po berlińsku” (2009), which earned them an Oscar nomination, many other awards, was screened at 70 festivals and distributed in more than 40 countries. In 2011 Bartek finished his feature debut “Lęk Wysokości”, which had its premiere at IFF in Montreal, won the awards, inter alia, in Mannheim, Mumbai, Lecca, Vincennces, Gdynia. In Polish cinemas, it was watched by over 60 thousand viewers. It was also distributed in France, Spain and Iran. His creative document “Sztuka znikania” (2013) won awards at RIDM Montreal, IFF Jihlava. In 2013, he completed a 7 episodes of a TV series “In Treatment” for HBO Europe. His another feature film “Niemy” wond the prize at Scripteast at Cannes festival in 2013.

2014 brought two new films: musical documentary “Nowa Warszawa” and a short feature film “Z łóżka powstałeś” (Best Short at the 18th Brooklyn Film Festival, Jury Award at the Sapporo Short Fest and the Audience Award at the Gdynia FPF). In 2015 he realized, as a leading director, new TV series for TVN entitled "Aż po sufit!", which was an adaptation of the Australian “Packed to the Rafters”.

He is the beneficiary of the scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Nipkow in Berlin. Participant of the EAVE, Documentary Campus, Ex Oriente workshops. He taught in Lithuania, Germany and Poland. He teaches at the Faculty of Radio and Television in Katowice and Higher Film School in Warsaw. Member of the European Film Academy and the Council of the Polish Film Institute.