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Polish Film Festival

Events and Guests—2018

Filip Bajon, Director

Filip Bajon.

One of the most outstanding directors and screenwriters of the contemporary Polish cinema. Having finished law studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, he graduated from the Film and Television Direction Department of the Łódź Film School. Since 2015, the Director of the Kadr Film Studio. Board member of the Polish Filmmaker Association. The Dean of the Directing Department of the Łódź Film School. He wrote several novels including "Polar Bears Do Not Like Sunny Weather"which won the Wilhelm Mach Award for the best debut (1972). He has also worked in theater and for television. He has won numerous awards at film festivals.

Selected films: The Magnate (Magnat, 1986), Poznań’56 (1996), The Spring to Come(Przedwiośnie, 2001), Solidarity, Solidarity... (Solidarność, Solidarność..., 2005), Maidens’ Vows (Śluby Panieńskie, 2010), Damaged (Panie Dulskie, 2015)

In person after the screening of The Butler.


Olga Bieniek, Producer

Olga Bieniek

A graduate of the Direction of Photography and TV Production Department of the Łódź Film School, Olga Bieniek has cooperated with the Polish Television as production manager and producer since 1995. Recently, she has concentrated mainly on feature films and documentaries.

Her last productions are: Black Thursday dir. A.Krauze, The closed circuit dir. R.Bugajski, and The Butler dir. F. Bajon.

In person after the screening of The Butler.