A graduate of the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, she also studied at the Edinburgh College of Art. Holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship for Visual Arts. Maria Zuba is the editor of two full-length feature films, A Coach’s Daughter (2017, dir. Łukasz Grzegorzek) and rewarded on Polish Film Festival in Gdynia – My Wonderful Life (2021, dir. Łukasz Grzegorzek). She also works with commercials, music videos and documentary forms. She is the edior of HBO documentary series - "Naked. Loud. Proud" (2023, dir. Delfina Dellert and Agnieszka Mazanek).
prof. Janusz Majewski
Rector of the Warsaw Film School. In 1959 he graduated from film directing at the Lodz Film School. In the years of 1983–1990 he was the Chairman of the Main Board in the Polish Filmmakers Association, in 2006 he became the Chairman in Honour. In the years of 1987–1991 he was a member of Cinematography Committee. Between 1969 and 1991 he worked as a lecturer at the Lodz Film School, and as a guest lecturer also in USA. In 2001 r. he was awarded with the Order of Polonia Restituta. Selected filmography: Sublokator (Undertenant)1966, Złoto dezerterów (The Gold of the Deserters) 1998, Mała matura 1947 (Little Baccalaureate 1947) 2010.
dr Maciej Ślesicki
Director, screenwriter and film producer. The founder and Chancellor of the Warsaw Film School. His films include: Trzy minuty. 21:37 (Three minutes. 21:37), Tato (Daddy), Sara and Show. He also created the TV series 13 Posterunek (Station 13). He graduated from the Department of Radio and Television at the Silesian University. He was awarded with Golden Duck Award for the year 1995 and won a prize for directing at the Polish Films Festival in Gdynia for his film Tato (Daddy). In 1997 he received distributors acclaim for the box office success of his film Sara. He also produced the multiply awarded film Rezerwat (Reservation). He is the initiator of many actions supporting film debuts, and the chief of Paisa Films film studio.
Actor, director, script writer. Graduated from the Ludwik Solski State Theatre School in Cracow. He is the co-founder and lecturer at the Warsaw Film School. He played in such films as Gorączka (Fever)and Kobieta samotna (A Lonely Woman) by Agnieszka Holland; Człowiek z żelaza (Man of Iron) by Andrzej Wajda; Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Przypadek (Blind Chance); Matka królów (Mother of Kings) by Janusz Zaorski; Zabij mnie, glino (Kill me, Cop) by Jacek Bromski; Kroll and Psy (Pigs) by Władysław Pasikowski; Jańcio Wodnik by Jan Jakub Kolski; Tato (Daddy) and Sara by Maciej Ślesicki; Pan Tadeusz by Andrzej Wajda. He directed several feature films, such as Seszele (Seychelles), Sezon na leszcza (Season for Suckers) and Jasne błękitne okna (Bright Blue Windows). In 2005 he appeared on a record Las Putas Melancólicas by a band Swietliki. In 2009 he was awarded with the Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis.
She is the Warsaw Film School's graduate. She became famous for the series „Control” about the stormy relationship of two girls, which she created, wrote and directed while not yet in college. The first season was watched over 60 million times around the world, and Natasza received, among others, nomination for O!Lśnienia of Onet 2021 in the „Series” category. The new seasons of „Control” were produced by Player (TVN), where all 4 seasons of the series are now available. Thanks to the worldwide popularity, „Control” became the first Polish production to join the Discovery+ platform library, and in 2022 Natasza was the first Polish woman to be included in the prestigious „Power of young Hollywood 2022” list of the American magazine Variety. Natasza is also the creator, director and co-writer of the mini-series „Random" (produced by Storytel), which is the first Polish series combining a radio drama and a film, starring Julia Wieniawa and Maciej Musiałowski. The project received two golden EFFIE statuettes.
Dr Mikołaj Jaroszewicz
He graduated from the Cinematography Department of the PWSTViT in Łódź in 1991. In the first period of his work in film, he was a camera operator on many Polish feature films such as "Young Wolves" or "Qua Vadis", simultaneously working as a screenwriter in serials and his own projects. As a freelance cinematographer, he started with puppet films, one of which "Peter and the Wolf" was nominated for the British BAFTA, in 2006, won the Cristal Du Court Metrages in Anessa and in 2007 the Oscar - the American Film Academy Award. After this success, Mikołaj Jaroszewicz started working in Great Britain, participating in many fictional projects as a cinematographer as well as a director and screenwriter. In 2012. he directed a full-length film based on Tony Hawks' novel Playing the Moldovans at Tennis which was an international production filmed in England, Ireland, Moldova and Israel. In 2013, the option for his script for a full-length feature film "Winter" was bought by the American Oscar producer Michael Phillips, known from the films "Sting", "Taxi Driver" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".
Dr hab. Andrzej Ramlau
Renowned cinematographer, graduate of the Lodz Film School, DoP on such features as "Dad" by Maciej Ślesicki or "Rozdroze Cafe" by Leszek Wosiewicz.
Jacek J. Januszyk
A graduate of the Film School in Łódź. Cinematographer, screenwriter, director and producer. He made his cinematography debut for the feature film "Double Portrait" (nomination for the Golden Lions of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and an award in the "New Forms of Expression" category). He collaborated with prominent and recognized creators of Polish cinema, incl. A. Wajda, J.J. Kolski, J. Bogajewicz, W. Smarzowski, M. Ślesicki, L. Wosiewicz, J. Zaorski, K. Lupa, J. Dylewska, P. Edelman, K. Ptak, A. Sikora, M. Pawłowski, K. Visconti. His film and television achievements include projects combining a high artistic and commercial level, such as "In the desert and in the forest", dir. G. Hood (Oscar winner). He is also the cinematographer for many documentary films, incl. "Touching an Angel" honored with the Gold Remi award at the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival. The cinematography for this film was awarded the Grand Prix at the International Film Festival in Rijeka. In turn, the film "The Runner", winner of the bronze medal at The New York Festival, brought the cinematographer a special award at the festival in Zielona Góra. He was nominated for the Deutscher Kamerapreis for his cinematography in the controversial film "Forbidden Love". He is currently working as a director and co-producer on his original film "Three Falls of a Saint" - screening at the Cannes festival as part of the "Works in progress" section and at the international festival New Horizons. His next projects are "Art Above Life" and "Etude for violin and cello". At the development stage, he implements his own fictional projects - "The Healer" and "Three Days with the Murderer".
Jarek Kupsc received his film writing and directing diploma from San Francisco State University. He created five feature-length narrative films, many of which have received multiple awards at international film festivals. He wrote a film textbook, "The History of Cinema For Beginners," published in the US, India, and the Czech Republic. In addition to screenwriting and directing, Jarek is also an editor and cinematographer. For many years, he worked as a storyboard artist in New York and Los Angeles. Parallel to his film work, Jarek is a professional painter, graphic artist, and photographer.
Polish female helmer, famous for shooting socially engaged features. In 1982 she graduated from the Faculty of Radio and Television University of Silesia in Katowice. During her film studies she worked as assistant to Andrzej Wajda and her film debut came from under her professor Krzysztof Kieślowski’s patronage and since then has been drawn to various social topics. Since 2011 artistic director of IFF “Jewish Motives” in Warsaw.
Director and long-time 2nd director to helmer Andrzej Wajda on such film productions as " Afterimages" or " The revenge", also 2nd director to Roman Polanski and Steven Spielberg.
Editor, cameraman, graduate and currently lecturer at Warsaw Film School. He worked on the movie "Manhunt" (polish title: “Obława”) directed by Marcin Krzyolucowicz, the tv series "Firemen" (polish title: "Strażacy") and "Szpilki na Giewoncie". He conducts classes for high school students as part of the National Film Archive (Filmoteka Szkolna), during which young filmmakers have opportunity to learn the basics of film language and test their skills in practice.
Director and screenwriter. Studied in Warsaw Film School and the SWPS University in Warsaw. He is the creator of short films such as „Tropical Island” and „Toast” which were critically acclaimed on several international film festivals including Palm Springs Short Fest. Participant of the 1st Polish-American Forum for Young Filmmakers in Los Angeles. Member of Jury in „Short Film” category at the screenwriting festival Script Fiesta in the years 2017-2019.
A cultural journalist who was born in 1987 on Podhale. He is writing for polish, american, canadian and swedish media. In Poland he is publishing in "Zwierciadło", "Pani", "Wprost", "Przegląd", "Przekrój", "Newsweek", "Magazyn Filmowy", Fandor, MovieZine and Wirtualna Polska. He was nominated for PISF Award in film criticism in 2017.