Jury of the Main Competition
Her documentary debut „Communion” was awarded at many film festivals: International Film Festival Locarno, Warsaw Film Festival, International Film Festival „Listapad” in Minsk, International Documentary Film Festival Yamagata in Japan, International Documentary Film Festival DMZ Docs in Korea, International Documentary Film Festival ‘It’s All True’ in Sao Paulo. In 2017 „Communion” received Polish Film Academy Awards for Best Documentary and European Film Award for Best European Documentary.
Winner of Best Polish Short Films and Documentary Producer Award on Cracow Film Festival 2017 where she’s also presented her debut film ‘Krzyżoki’. She gives lectures named ‘Creative Producer’ at Wajda’s School and on copyrights workshops. Currently she’s working on Agnieszka Polska’s full-lenght eature film ‘Hurra, wciąż żyjemy’.
For his reportage ‘Śliczny i posłuszny’ at ‘Duży Format’ he has been reworded with Andrzej Woyciechowski Prize (2013); Mediator Award (2013) and he has also received the name of the Journalist of the Year 2013 at the Grand Press Contest. In years 1995-2001 he was hosting ‘Na każdy temat’ talk-show. He’s one of the founder of Reportage Institute which includes: bookshop Wrzenie Świata, publishing house Dowody na Istnienie and Polish School of Reportage.
Photo: Bartek Kowal
He is the member of Council of Artistic Outputs Register in the Ministry of Education and the member of Evaluation Committee of the Media and Audiovisual Department in the Ministry of Culture in Czech Republic. His professional interests include Polish cinematography and development of cultural relations between Czech Republic and Poland. He organized retrospect of prominent polish filmmakers, such as: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Agnieszka Holland, Jerzy Hoffman, Wojciech Smarzowski, Daniel Szczechura, Piotr Dumała, Mariusz Wilczyński and many others. He also publishes texts focusing on polish cinematography and occasionally translates from Polish.
Jury of the Youth Competition
Photo: Tosca Joséphine Weinfeld
His last movie (‘Sweet Home Czyżewo’) has won special prize at Gdynia Film Festival 2017. Documentary ‘Proch’ (2017) has been rewarded multiple times (International Documenatry Film Festival Okiem Młodych in Świdnica, Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, ‘Młodzi i Film’ Festival) and has been awarded on Cracow Film Festival.