He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Sociology at the University of Łódź in 1980. From 1979 to 1981 studied philosophy at the same university. In 1984, he obtained a degree in Directing at the Department of Radio and Television at University of Silesia in Katowice. During his studies Woldan submitted four student etudes – Krzysztof Kieślowski was his artistic supervisor. Woldan is the author of over 60 documentaries. He made five films for the Educational Films Studio and one for the Karol Irzykowski Film Studio. Since 1989 he has been working for Polish Television (Telewizja Polska) and directed over 50 documentaries for them, such as films about famous Polish writers: Adam Mickiewicz, Jerzy Andrzejewski, Stanisław Dygat, Adam Zagajewski, Jan Józef Szczepański, Kornel Filipowicz, Tadeusz Nowakowski, Marek Nowakowski, Włodzimierz Odojewski, Jerzy Ficowski, and Bolesław Prus. He has also made films about priests (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, Cardinal August Hlond, Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, Father Ludwik Wiśniewski, Father Jan Góra, and Father Janusz Pasierb). Among His other protagonists are: Karolina Lanckorońska, Professor Stanisław Swianiewicz, Professor Stefan Swieżawski, and Marek Skwarnicki. He authored seven television dramas (Mystery Play of Saint Adalbert, Betrayal, Alek, Góra Góry, Primate in Komańcza, Thief in a Habit, Faithfulness).
Woldan has received numerous prestigious film awards, such as JANTAR 85 at Koszalin Film Meetings; “Bronze Dancer” at the International Short Film Festival in Huesca, Spain; Grand Prix during the International Catholic Film Festival in Niepokalanów, Poland; and a Special Prize at the International Short Film Festival in Cracow.