„In documentaries it is not important what we see but what we feel”
- Wojciech Staroń
On Tuesday, February 20th, the Cinematographer and Film Director Wojciech Staroń visited the Warsaw Film School and met withthe Film and Multimedia international students.
Our guest shared with the students his great experience of directing documentaries.
Using as an example his well- known documentary Argentinian Lesson, which was recognized at various award ceremonies more than 20 times, he presented his unique way of film making where the truth and deep emotions are the most important factors.
Masterclass participants were also given the opportunity to discuss plenty of aspects and details concerning cinematography.
We would like to invite you to watch the Wojciech Staroń’s interview on our YouTube channel.
Wojciech Staroń - Born in 1973 in Poland. Graduated from the Polish Film Academy in Łódź as a cinematographer in 1996, he has worked as a cinematographer on over 35 documentaries and feature-length fiction films. Among his most well-known films as a director are SIBERIAN LESSON (1998) awarded at Cinéma du Réel Paris, Krakow IFF and IDFA, EL MISIONERO (2000) awarded at Krakow IFF and Lodz Media Festival, MRS NIKIFOR (2004), FOR A WHILE (2005), YEAR ONE (2010) and ARGENTINIAN LESSON (2011).
In 2011, he received the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement at the 61st Berlinale for his camera work in Paula Markovitch's feature EL PREMIO.
In 2015, his documentary BROTHERS screened and awarded at Locarno International Film Festival.
Wojciech Staroń is a member of the European Film Academy and the Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC), an association of feature filmmakers.