Director of SCARS. Award winning documentary film director. Her last film The Queen of Silence (2014) premiered at IDFA in the main competition and was screened at over 40 festivals worldwide, awarded over 20 times and coproduced by such TV stations as HBO Europe, ZDF/ARTE, SVT, YLE and RAI.
Co-director of WOMAN. Guest of the online meeting. A Ukranian-born film director and journalist whose work has always focused on social and humanist topics. Among other things, she worked as a journalist for documentaries dealing with issues such as illegal immigration, organ trafficking, or surrogate mothers.
Producer of LESSONS OF LOVE. Graduated from Cinema Studies (University Paris X), Creative Producer’s Course (Wajda School) and Philosophy (University of Warsaw). Has gathered experience in different areas of cinema as a production manager, co-director, first AD, screenwriter, manager at film festival. Currently working on creative documentaries and running workshops for documentary filmmakers.
Protagonist of TONY HALIK. Art historian, sinologist, traveler, director and cinematographer of documentary films, author of many books, TV and radio shows, articles and contemporary art exhibitions. With her partner Tony Halik she made around 300 documentary films on all continents for Polish Television and she was a host of a popular travel TV show Pepper and Vanilla.
Protagonist of LESSONS OF LOVE. An eccentric, colorfully dressed woman approaching 70. After 50 years of marriage, she gathers the courage to leave her abusive husband in Northern Italy and return to her hometown of Szczecin. There, she is finally able to lead the life she had always wanted to have: she dances, sings, and writes poems and songs. Her lyrics often deal with love that she herself had never experienced. One night she meets a man called Wojtek on the dancefloor of Café Uśmiech… In her eyes, the world is full of romance, colors and drama. Her lust for life is contagious!
Co-director and cinematographer of LESSONS OF LOVE. Filmmaker and photographer, graduate of Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland from the fac- ulty of Film and TV. She’s worked as a director, cinematographer, editor, sound technician and producer. She made short documentaries and experimental films in Scotland, Irleand, Argen- tina, Bolivia, Peru, Mongolia . Her documentary „Silence on the way to the Reindeer People” won awards at the festivals in Brazil, Romania, Portu- gal and in Poland. She conducts film workshops for disadvantaged youth.
Co-director of LESSONS OF LOVE. A documentary filmmaker with an artistic background. Małgorzata graduated from the DocPro course at Wajda School in 2012 and POLSKA. DOC. She received a master degree in Multimedia Art. She worked in the Department of Experimental Film (Academy of Fine Arts in Szczecin). She works with different media: documentary film and contemporary art, often combining these two fields.
Director of iHUMAN. Guest of the online meeting. Tonje is an award-winning documentary director who has worked with independent documentary since 1996. Her films mainly focus on human rights, power structures in society with a focus on technology and the changing relationship between man and machine.