President ot the Jury
A screenwriter, director of many feature and documentary films, graduated from FAMU in Prague (film direction) and Japanese Studies at the University of Warsaw.Her feature films (including „Moje córki krowy”, „Zabawa zabawa”, „Zupa nic”) combine artistic success with attendance. She has also directed many documentaries, TV series, theater performances, and is the author of two novels.
Composer, director, producer.He is the author of music for Andrzej Jakimowski’s numerous world awards: “Zmruż Oczy” (2003), “Sztuczki” (2007), “Imagine” (2012), „Pewnego razu w listopadzie” (2017). For the music to “Imagine” he received, among others, The MocArt Award of Radio RMF Classic for the best film music of 2013 and a Special Mention at the 3rd Krzysztof Komeda Film Festival. In 2016, the swarm made his auteur debut with the short film ‘Baraż’, for which he received more than a dozen awards, including Best Actor Short Film at the 32nd Warsaw Film Festival.
A cinematographer, born in 1966, graduated from the Film School (PWSTiF) in Łódź, Cinematography Department (1992). He worked as director of photography for many feature films, documentaries, TV series and TV theaters. I am a co-founder of the production company “Union of Artists and Craftsmen” www.zair.eu and the owner of Adam Production. He made his debut in the award-winning feature film “Zmruż Oczy” (2002) (together with Paweł Śmietanka), for which he was awarded the cinematography award at the 28th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, a special award at the Camerimage IFF in Łódź. For the film “Sztuczki” (2007 ) He received an award for cinematography at the 32nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and an award for the best Polish film 2007 at the Camerimage IFF. For the film “Mr. T”, I received the award for the best Polish film in 2019 at the Camerimage festival.
Director, author and producer. Winner of many awards, including The award of the Ministry of Culture and Art. At many festivals in Poland and abroad. In 2003-2008, he was a director and artistic director at the legendary comedy theater – Berliner Volkstheater. Currently, at the invitation of eminent theater directors in Katowice Robert Talarczyk and Miroslaw Neinert, directs comedy based on his own script “Miss End of the World”. Polish premiere in Katowice – October 2022. The world premiere took place and was a great success in Berlin 2013. The comedy will also be turned into a film version.
Director, screenwriter, film producer, writer, educator and cartoonist. Professor at the City University of New York, Doctor of Film Arts and the recipient of the Distinguish Pole Award 2022. Krakowski studied directing at the Polish National Film School in Łódź. Expelled from Poland during anti-Semitic purges in 1968, he continued his studies at the American Film Institute. He has made over seventy films and TV series. Director of the award-winning “Looking for Palladin”, “Farewell to My Country”, “Campfire Stories”, “The Politics of Cancer”. Producer of the Oscar- nominated “California Reich”, and the winner of two Emmy awards for the series “We Are New York”. Author of screenplays to eighteen feature films including: “Triumph of the Spirit”, “Eminent Domain”, “Managua”, “Tides of War” and “Genghis Khan” as well as such books as: “Pollywood: jak stworzyliśmy Hollywood” [Pollywood: How Poles Created Hollywood], “Pollywood II: uciekinierzy w raju” [Pollywood. Volume II. Refugees in Paradise], “Bronisław Kaper: od początku do końca” [Bronislaw Kaper: from the beginning to the end, bi-lingual “Polish Oscars” and “The World Through the Eye of a Screenwriter”. Author and director of several successful plays such as: “Felix the Cat Musical Journey” in Tokyo, “Rejwach” in Warsaw, and co-producer of the popular Broadway rock opera “King David”.