1 on 1 during the 45th PFF
We invite young filmmakers to sign up for individual online sessions with experienced producers as part of Gdynia Industry during the 45th Polish Film Festival.
Ewa Puszczyńska, Katarzyna Malinowska, Leszek Bodzak, Jan Kwieciński and Mariusz Włodarski will answer questions during short “1 on 1” meetings and indicate possible directions of activities on the path of a film career. Each day, one of the mentors will hold five twenty-minute videoconferences.
Creators and creators must register to participate. The meetings may also be attended by people who are not accredited for the 45th PFF.
The application form is available HERE.
Tuesday, December 8: Jan Kwieciński
Producer at AKSON STUDIO. A graduate of the London Film School. Participant of Sundance Directors & Screenwriters Lab, Berlinale Talents and EAVE Producers Workshop. Winner of the Best Producing Debut award funded by KIPA for the film “Panic Attack”. Producer incl. the films I Never Cry and Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight.
Wednesday, December 9: Leszek Bodzak
Leszek Bodzak is a film producer, founder and creative producer of AURUM FILM. Member of the Polish Film Academy, the European Film Academy and the Producers Guild of Poland. Winner of the KIPA award for the Best Production Debut for the film Carte Blanche at NETIA OFF CAMERA. Winner of the Golden Lions, and the Polish Film Institute award for the best producer at the Warsaw Film Festival for the film The Last Family. The film Corpus Christi he produced was nominated for an Oscar in the Best International Film category, received the Eagles Film Award for the best film and was nominated for the European Film Award in the Best European Film category. Producer incl. TV series Król and the films Magnesium, Żeby nie było śladów and Śubuk.
Thursday, December 10: Mariusz Włodarski
In 2005, he graduated from the Faculty of International Studies at the University of Łódź, writing a master’s thesis on the use of marketing elements in cinema distribution in Poland. Then he completed post-graduate studies in the field of Film Production at the Lodz Film School. In 2010, with four friends, he founded his own production company – Lava Films – specializing in international co-productions. Producer of films such as Never Gonna Snow Again, The Taste of Pho and Sweat.
Friday, December 11: Ewa Puszczyńska
English philologist, film producer. She has been associated with Opus Film since 1995, and currently runs her own studio, Extreme Emotions. She specializes in international co‑productions. She worked on Your name is Justine by Franco de Peña, Mr. Kuka’s Advice by Dariusz Gajewski, Zero by Paweł Borowski, The Congress by Ari Folman. She produced Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida, the first Polish film, which, apart from the European Film Award, BAFTA and several dozen awards at Polish and international festivals, received an Oscar for a non-English language film. Producer of, among others Kill it and leave this town and Cold War.
Saturday, December 12: Katarzyna Malinowska
She graduated from Culture Studies at the University of Warsaw. From 1999 she worked as a journalist and editor in cultural and lifestyle magazines, theater and television. For 10 years she was the head of the TVP Kultura Film Editorial Office, being responsible for the station’s film strategy. She works as a script consultant and development producer, as well as an expert in the film industry and selector (Mazowiecki Film Fund, artistic scholarships of the Culture Office of the Capital City of Warsaw, international training program DokIncubator). She is the artistic director of the Script Fiesta Festival.