She finished cultural studies at the University of Wroclaw (1976). In 1977-1978, she was the literary director of Jaracz Theatre in Olsztyn. In 1982 she graduated from the Faculty of Radio and Television University of Silesia in Katowice. In the season 2005/2006 she worked as an artistic director of the New Theatre PRAGA. Since 2006 she has been a lecturer at the Warsaw Film School, from 2012 – a lecturer at the Cracow Academy MULTI ART. She realize documentaries and feature films also. She directed the popular series: “EKIPA” (“TEAM”) and her own project “GŁĘBOKA WODA” (“DEEP WATER”), as well as theater performances and Television Theatre. Among the many award-winning films should be mentioned: series “GŁĘBOKA WODA” (“DEEP WATER”) (Berlin, Prix Europa 2013 – Special Award; Torino, Prix Italia 2013; Chicago, Hugo Tv Award 2012), “DRUGI BRZEG” (“THE OTHER SHORE”) (Plovdiv, International TV Theatre Festival – award for directing 1997), “BIAŁE MAŁŻEŃSTWO” (“WHITE MARRIAGE”) (Award of the Film Critics Club SDP ‘Syrenka Warszawska’ 1993), “ODJAZD” (DEPARTURE) (Gdynia Film Festival 1992 – Special Jury Prize), “OSTATNI DZWONEK” (“LAST BELL”) (Poznan, Film Festival for Children “Poznanskie Koziolki” in the category of feature films acting in movies for the youth group, 1989; Koszalin, Festival ‘Młodzi i Film’ – Award Editor’s ‘Walka Młodych’ 1989), “DOTYK” (“BY THE TOUCH”) (Grand Prix Women’s Film Festival in Creteil in France, Chairman of the Committee of the Radio and Television Award in 1987, Wyspiański Prize for Young Art in 1986). In 2015 she has been awarded Directing Prize and Krzysztof Zaleski Honour Prize at the 15. Polish Radio’s Theatre and Polish Television’s Theatre Festival ‘Two Theatres – Sopot 2015’ for the spectacle “KARSKI”.
Polish esteemed documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. This year, at the Festival in Karlovy Vary there was held the premiere of his well-received feature debut “CZERWONY PAJĄK” (“RED SPIDER”). While making his documentaries, he constantly cooperates with the American television HBO. A graduate of the film school in Katowice, currently employed in the position of its lecturer. A two-time winner of Golden Lions in the category of cinematography during the Gdynia Film Festival for films “PRĘGI” (“WELTS”), “REWERS” (“REVERSE”) as well as the winner of “Bronze Frog” during Camerimage for the film “REWERS” (“REVERSE”). A laureate of numerous awards for documentary films, among many others, in Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Nyon, Kraków, Teheran. His films are presented during various prestigious festivals (Amsterdam, Moscow, Rotterdam, Washington, and others). As a cinematographer is the believer of traditional filmstrip, but has also an expertise in the digital formats. A member of the European Film Academy, Polish Society of Cinematographers, Polish Film Academy and Polish Filmmakers Association. His domain is specialist photography with special regard to aerial and underwater photography as well as photography involving application of Alpine climbing techniques. Interests: Photography, Alpine Climbing.
He was born in Gothenburg (Sweden). He studied film theory at the University of Gothenburg and directing at the Lodz Film School. He is the author of short documentaries and feature films, e.g.: “RADEK” (2006), “MLECZAKI” (“MILK TEETH”) (2007), “ODLOT” (“DEPARTURE”) (2008). For the film “ECHO” realized in 2009 he was awarded Silver Hobby-Horse at the Krakow Film Festival, Best Feature Film Award at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools and the Grand Prix Festival Tous Courts – Rencontres Cinématographiques dAix-en-Provence’. The film “ECHO” was also attended in the official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, he completed his graduation film “BEZ ŚNIEGU” (“WITHOUT SNOW”) for which he once again received the Silver Hobby-Horse at the Krakow Film Festival and Best Feature Film Award in the Young Cinema Competition of the 36th Gdynia Film Festival. His debut feature film entitled “INTRUZ” (“THE HERE AFTER”) was presented at the prestigious independent section during the 68th International Film Festival in Cannes.
Graduate of the National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź, member of the Polish Film Academy and Polish Editors’ Association (PSM). Professionally he has been cutting since 1994. With the feature film he debuted as a film editor on „FIRE AND SWORD” („OGNIEM I MIECZEM”) by Jerzy Hoffman. His contribution to the film was appreciated by award for editing at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia in 1999. With Jerzy Hoffman he met again working at the film „BATTLE OF WARSAW 1920” („1920 BITWA WARSZAWSKA”) and was nominated for Polish Film Award „Eagle” for film editing in 2012. „POTOP REDIVIVUS” is another cooperative work with Jerzy Hoffman, which consisted in significant shortening of the restored film from 1974. From amoung series he edited, the most famous is the „OFFICER” („OFICER”) and „MISSION AFGHANISTAN” („MISJA AFGANISTAN”) directed by Maciej Dejczer. In 2002 this duo created a Television Theatre spectacle „PILGRIMS” („PIELGRZYMI”), which was awarded for the film editing on the 2nd Theatre Festival „Two Theatres” in Sopot. In addition to many well-known and award-winning feature films his works includes also documentaries. The last full-length documentary directed by Hanna Polak „SOMETHING BETTER TO COME” won over twenty awards at international festivals, e.g. Special Jury Award: International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Grand Prix of ArtDoc at the Art DocFest in Moscow, the grand prize VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international on Doc.fest in Munich, Millennium Award for Best Feature Documentary Film at Docs Against Gravity in Warsaw. The he is also an author cutting in the movies: „VULTURE” („SĘP”) dir. Eugeniusz Korin, „LOVE AND DANCE” („KOCHAJ I TAŃCZ”) dir. Bruce Parramore, „BETWEEN 2 FIRES” dir. Agnieszka Łukasiak.
Specialist in multicamera realization. Born in Poland, he has been staying in Scandinavia since 40 years. He has achieved film and television experience in British and Scandinavian television stations. He is animator of the film culture by passion, supports projects promoting practical learning film production. Willingly he cooperates with polish film and television environments. Through 14 years he had been leading the center of cinema-television in Oslo. Since 2005 he has been a lecturer in the best film high school Elvebakken in Oslo. His hobbies include sea sailing.