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Kasia Adamik

Born on 28 December 1972 in Warsaw in a family of filmmakers. Graduate of the prestigious Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels. She started her filmmaking career as assistant director and creator of storyboards for Agnieszka Holland’s The Secret Garden. Since then she has participated in all of her mother’s projects as storyboard creator (Total Eclipse, Washington Square, The Third Miracle, among others) and as second unit director (Copying Beethoven, In Darkness, among others).

She collaborated with such directors as Baz Luhrmann, Jonathan Demme, Scott Hicks, Kathryn Bigelow or Anthony Minghella. Her feature debut Bark, was nominated at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001 and was shown in Moscow, Karlovy Vary, Munich, Warsaw. Adamik’s next film The Offsiders received the audience award in Gdynia in 2008 and the award for the best Polish film at the Camerimage festival. She also works for television, making such series as Krew z krwi and Wataha. She records theatre and opera performances.


Stig Bjorkman

He was born in 1938. He’s a Swedish writer, film critic and director. He worked for the film magazine “Chaplin” and wrote many books about the art of film. As a director he debuted in 1964 with the picture Letitia. His film Georgia, Georgia was nominated for the Golden Bear award during Berlinale in 1973.

Björkman’s last work is a documentary made to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ingrid Bergman's birth. The film was presented at the last edition of the New York Film Festival, among others. Everything began in 2011 in Cannes where Björkman met Isabella Rossellini. The idea for the film came from her. Ingrid Bergman. In Her Own Words is a moving biography documentary inspired by the memoirs of the Hollywood legend, who started her career in her native Sweden and later became one of the most recognizable actresses of US and world cinema.  


Maciej Karpiński

Born in 1950. Writer, screenwriter, playwright, essayist and translator -  author (or co-author) of screenplays for such films as A Lonely Woman (Agnieszka Holland, 1981), Koniec Gry (Feliks Falk, 1991), The Crowned-Eagle Ring (Andrzej Wajda, 1992), Daleko od siebie (Feliks Falk, 1995), Córy szczęścia (Marta Meszaros, 1999) Cud purymowy (Izabella Cywińska, 2001), Strajk. Die Heldin von Gdańsk (Volker Schlondorf, 2006), Różyczka (Jan Kidawa-Błoński, 2010), W ukryciu (Jan Kidawa-Błoński, 2013). These films received many awards in Poland and abroad.

Author of novels, books about theatre and film, plays, translations from English, essays, articles for Polish and foreign press. Lecturer at the Lodz Film School and at other Polish and US universities. For many years he was the literary director of the “Perspektywa” Film Studio and the Polish TV Film Agency. In 1990-1994 he was Vice-President of the Polish Filmmakers Association and currently he is the Chairman of Polish Screenwriters Guild. In 1992-2005 he was the Artistic Director of the Gdynia Film Festival and later the representative of the Director for International Relations of the Polish Film Institute. Decorated with a Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis. Member of the European Film Academy and of the board of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe.


 Kaja Klimek

Born in 1984 in Tarnowskie Góry. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the Jagiellonian University and her thesis centers on the phenomenon of remixing in popular culture. She translates films and sometimes writes about them (for Film, Dwutygodnik, Filmweb, HIRO and others) and constantly discusses them, also with children as part of the New Horizons of Film Education or Polish Film Institute programs of film education.  With Tomasz Raczek she co-runs the Weekendowy Magazyn Filmowy program in Polish television, which received a Polish Film Institute award. She has recently started a vlog called Hasztag Warsztat, devoted to pop culture and films. She likes comics, plastic jewelry and… Nicolas Cage, forever. 


 Tadeusz Szczepański

Historian of cinema, film critic and translator. Professor at the Lodz Film School. He wrote and edited several books: Eisenstein (1982), Zbigniew Cybulski (1997), Bergman’s Mirror (1999), Wonderful Kinemo. Russian Film Theory (2002), Biopics (2007),  Jan Troell (2009) and From Ibsen to Aho. Film Adaptations of Scandinavian Literature (2015). He translated numerous books from Swedish (e.g. Ingmar Bergman’s Images, Three Diaries and Performances). He is a collaborator of the monthly Kino and EKRANy.    


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