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  • Wiesław Saniewski

    Wiesław Saniewski

    Film editor, Lecturer, Editing Consultant Director, writer. He was born on October 29, 1948, in Wrocław. Graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry of the University of Wrocław, where he received a diploma in 1971 with a degree in mathematics. He studied at the Łódź Film School (graduated in 1980). He was a member of the 81/2 Academic Film Club. In 1971, he made the short Wielki świat/Big World, awarded at the student film festival in Katowice. He started as a film journalist. In the years 1974-1981, he was in charge of the film section of the magazine "Opole", then "Odra". He was awarded the Karol Irzykowski Award for his publications (1975). He is the author of reportages Pierwszy stopień do piekła/The First Step To Hell (1978) and film essays published as Wróżenie z kina/ Fortune Telling with Cinema (1978) and Niewinność utracona w kinie/Innocence Lost In The Cinema (1981). In 1977, he joined the "X" Film Studio. He was assistant to Andrzej Wajda, Sylwester Chęciński and Wojciech Marczewski. His debut was a television film, about a journalist for the independent press, titled Wolny strzelec/Freelancer (1981), not broadcast until 1987. In his work, he raises issues of imprisonment and ¬– usually insensitive – justice. In 1983, he directed the psychological drama Nadzór/Supervision, set in the prison environment, awarded at the Polish Film Festival in Gdansk. However, it had to wait five years for distribution, due to its criticism of the communist regime and its depiction of prison as a tool of repression used to make individuals passive and subordinate. His subsequent film, Sezon na bażanty/Pheasant Season (1985), is a fast-paced drama, also critical of the regime. After that, he made the psychological drama Dotknięci/Touched (1988, journalists' award at the festival in Gdynia). Deszczowy żołnierz/The Rainy Soldier (1996) divided the critics, provoking heated debates and discussions. Heavily criticised in Poland, it nevertheless met with a favourable reception abroad (Gold Star Award and the award for best director at the festival in Houston). He also directed documentary films. In 2006, he won several awards for Bezmiar sprawiedliwości/Lawless (also a TV series), and Wygrany/The Winner in 2011. He wrote the screenplays for all his films. He served two terms (1987-1990 and 1994-1996) as deputy chairman of the Polish Filmmakers Association. He teaches directing and screenwriting at film schools in Poland and abroad. In 1990, he received the Award of the City of Wrocław

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  • Katarzyna Boniecka

    Katarzyna Boniecka

    Film editor, Lecturer, Editing Consultant In 2015, she graduated in film editing at the Film School in Łódź, Poland. As a freelancer, she edits documentaries, feature films, short films and animations. Her films have been shown and awarded at many international film festivals, including: Special Jury Sundance Award for the film "Object", IDFA ARRI Award for the film "When Will This Wind Stop", Grand Prix of the WFF for the film "The First Pole on Mars" and the Grand Prix VIS for "To Fly or Not To Fly". She received four individual ‘Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards’ in Best Editing category. She is a graduate of Berlinale Talents, she also took part in the Visegrad Film Forum, Structural Constellations, Professional Media Master Class and dok.incubator workshops. For 5 years she lectured with Jacek Bławut at the directing department of the Film School in Łódź, Poland. She also works as a tutor at Polish and international film editing workshops, including Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Turkey. She is also an editing consultant for feature films and documentaries, including "Unconditional Love" dir. R. Łysak, "19 | 91" dir. E. Śniegoska, "The Voices" dir. E. Mizutani.

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  • Andreas Voigt

    Andreas Voigt

    Born in Eisleben, East Germany, 1953. Grown up in Dessau . Studied Physics in Cracow, Poland Studied national economy in Berlin, Germany Work as an editor and scriptwriter at the DEFA - Documentary Film Studio. Studied directing at the University for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg From 1987 to 1991 work as film director and scriptwriter at the DEFA-Documentary Film Studio in Berlin After the film studio was closed - as a consequence of German unification - working as independent film director, scriptwriter and producer for television, cinema, private companies and government organizations Awards (selection) • Bavarian Film Award 2016 for the best German documentary • Silver Wolf, IDFA, Amsterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands • Grand Prix, Earth Vision Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan • Grand Prix for Documentary, Festival du Film de Strasbourg, France • Dow, Leipzig International Documentary Film Festival, Germany • Golden Coins, Roshd International Film Festival, Teheran • Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Award for the best Documentary in German Television • Prize of the DEFA-Foundation, Germany, 2009 Filmwork in: France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Syria, USA Teaching documentary film making: USA (Eastman School for Music, Rochester) Canada (University of Toronto) Singapore (Film Department Ngee Ann) Syria (Damascus High School for Television) India, (German Goethe Institut) Germany (Media Academy Hamburg, University of Paderborn)

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