On 3rd of October Glasgow will held special short films screenings in association with the Katowice Film School. The event is organised together with the Sikorski Polish Club. We look forward to see you all there!
Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and Television Faculty of the University of Silesia in Katowice also referred to as Katowice Film School is an institution educating young people in the areas of directing, filmmaking and organisation of production. The institute was established in 1978 with one of the first lecturers to be an acclaimed director Krzysztof Kieślowski who currently holds the patronage over the institute.
Katowice Film School provides a great support for the fellow students in their first steps as a film or photography director. The majority of the students’ works are made with the use of the professional film reels which are later edited. As a result etudes and pictures made by students and graduates win numerous awards and distinctions at various festivals and competitions. Experience and competent lecturers play a prominent role in teaching young generation of filmmakers – Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and Television Faculty tutors include some of the most talented Polish filmmakers such as Andrzej Fidyk or Krzysztof Zanussi.
Today graduates of the Katowice Film School are some of the top Polish directors and photography directors, esteemed on both, domestic and international level. A spectacular story of success is an Oscar nomination for ‘Rabbit à la Berlin’ (Królik po Berlińsku) by Bartosz Konopka who also studied the art of cinematography in Katowice.
During the Play Poland festival audience will watch four short films produced in association with the Katowice Film School:
‘The whisper’ (Szelest), dir. Leszek Korusiewicz, Poland 2010, 20’
‘I know who did this’ (Wiem kto to zrobił), dir. Jan P. Matuszyński, Poland 2008, 26’
'Eclipse' (Zaćmienie), dir. Paweł Maślona, Poland 2010, 26’
‘A Porter from Mewa Hotel’ (Portier z hotelu Mewa), dir. Michał Janów, Poland 2012, 32’
The films were acclaimed at numerous Polish and international festivals including Era New Horizons Film Festival, Film and Art Festival ‘Two Riversides’ in Kazimierz Dolny and Janowiec upon Vistula as well as the Lublin Film Summer.
The screenings of the short films created in association with the Katowice film school will also take place in Edinburgh and London. All the pictures have English subtitles. Admission free. We look forward to see you there!