Participants

Profiles, descriptions and pictures of all the participants of the Accelerator for Young Entrepreneurs of the AV Sector

 

Cezary Adamowicz

Cezary Adamowicz

Born in 1992. Visual artist, author of audio installations and video works. He graduated from the Faculty of Intermedia at the Art Academy of Gdansk. He was awarded at the Exhibition of the Best Graduate Works at his Academy in 2017. He creates within the realm of video art, site-specific art, sound and new technologies in art. He lives and works in this native Gdansk.

 

Natalia Bednarska

Natalia Bednarska

She graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Communication, specialising in Public Relations, at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities SWPS in Warsaw. She works as a producer and a stylist in advertisement, film and TV production. She owns the Wonder Woman Production Company. Her scope of activity is film, advertisement and TV production, as well as organising cultural events, conferences, and meetings. Currently, she is a post-graduate student of Production Organisation at Lodz Film School. She has worked in the media and events business for 4 years.

 

Jan Borowiec

Jan Borowiec

Director, film producer and lawyer. He graduated from Wajda School and from Film and Television Academy, as a film director. He took part in the programme Archidoc in La Fémis and in Werner Herzog’s Masterclass. He also graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, and is a member of the Bar Council in Warsaw. He directed and produced documentaries, educational films, advertisements, as well as short fiction films. He attended many international film workshops. He owns the Ubi Leones Company, a member of the KIPA.

 

Olga Chajdas

Olga Chajdas

Born in 1983. She debuted in 2008, when she directed Tuvia Tenenbom’s play “Last Jew in Europe” in Teatr Na Woli. Next, she directed among others: “The Goat, or who is Sylvia?” by Edward Albee, an adaptation of Mariusz Szczygieł’s book “Zrób sobie raj”, and Marsha Norman’s “Night, Mother”. On TV, she directed the internationally recognised series “Głęboka woda”. She acted as the second director for “In Darkness” by Agnieszka Holland. Her feature-length debut entitled “Nina” is in post-production now (it is being realised thanks to Polish Film Institute). Her newly opened Wild Mouse Production Company realised two short films. “3xLOVE” won Grand Prix at Short Film Festival “Oddalenia” in Dublin, and “Morning has Broken” has just set out to conquest festivals at Raindance. Wild Mouse Production is planning soon to produce a fiction film by Kasia Adamik: “Zima pod znakiem wrony” (written by Sandra Buchta and inspired by Olga Tokarczuk’s short story), a documentary by Janusz Gauer: “Julek. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”, and “Panorama” by Olga Chajdas herself.

 

Aleksandra Cywka

Aleksandra Cywka

Before she decided to set up a business, she has worked with recognised filmmakers for several years. Her professional experience also comes from her work in well-known production and advertising companies in Warsaw and Wroclaw. She is an ambitious and creative young woman. Every project means a new challenge. Aleksandra believes in success. The years spent on film sets taught her humility and respect toward work.

 

Artur Dusza

Artur Dusza

Graduate of Film and TV Production Organisation at the University of Silesia. He owns ALMA FILM Company. He is a young producer who is getting his feet wet in the industry. He has produced and filmed music projects, music videos, and corporate films. He likes to photograph stills.

 

Jakub Grad

Jakub Grad

He graduated from Film and TV Production Organisation and Journalism and Social Communication at Krakow University with a master’s degree. His works include short films, music videos and advertisements. He is characterised by ambition, creativity and very good organisational skills. He directed, produced and managed the production of “The Last Chance”, which is his first professional short film. Currently, he is working on two projects: an on-line series (a detective story) and a short fiction family film. Both these projects are in early stages of development. Jakub is determined to debut in cinema as a producer. – If it wasn’t for the Accelerator, I would still be trying to create a film without sufficient knowledge of the practical aspects of film production – he says.

 

Ludmiła Kierczak

Ludmiła Kierczak

She graduated from Film and TV Production Organisation at the National Film School in Łódź and from Wajda School. She gained her experience as production manager of short films and music videos, and as production assistant of advertisements. She was also the second director of the film “W spirali” by Konrad Aksinowicz. Currently she runs her own company and works as production assistant and producer’s assistant during the development of feature films.

 

Katarzyna Kostecka

Katarzyna Kostecka

She graduated from Film and TV Production Organization at the Katowice Film School. She managed the production of many short films, music videos, advertisements and social campaigns. For two years, she has produced and coordinated the creation of both content and showpieces in interactive museums and at multimedia exhibitions. She has coordinated the works of a main project team as well as cooperating companies, also internationally. She has produced films, animations and games. Currently she works on a number of feature films.

 

Aleksandra Kotecka

Aleksandra Kotecka

She has been a professional musician for 15 years. She performed in theatres and gave concerts in Europe, South America, Asia and in the USA. She researches and teaches vocal polyphony. She conducted many workshops in Poland and abroad. She authored and co-authored the soundtracks for theatre plays, films and advertisements. She cooperates with Teatr ZAR and Kurkot Kollektiv. She has set up Foxterrier Production, a music production studio.

 

Natalia Łodygowska

Natalia Łodygowska

She is a young producer of children’s films who set up the Mizar Films Company. For 4 years she has worked as a producer and production manager, and animated workshops for children. She studies Film Production at the Katowice Film School. He took part in the first “Film for Kids.Pro” workshop organised by New Horizons Association, where she developed her project “Jak polubić Potwora?” She finished the courses: Creative Development at Wajda School, and Film Production at AMA Film School.

 

Łukasz Mączka

Łukasz Mączka

Born in 1987, he graduated from Warsaw School of Economics in two fields: Management and Marketing, and Quantitative Research in Econometrics and Information Systems. After graduation, he set up a production company known as krotkieformy.pl. The company specialises in promotional videos, advertisements and image campaigns, especially for digital.

 

Anna Stachowiak

Anna Stachowiak

She graduated from the Faculty of Radio and TV at the University of Silesia in Katowice. She has a degree in Production Management. She has worked for numerous film festivals, including Krakow Film Festival and Netia Off Camera, for many years. She assisted the producer of the film “Baby Bump” by Kuba Czekaj. She produced social campaigns and short films. She also gained experience in TV production. Currently, she works in film distribution.

Marta Szarzyńska

Marta Szarzyńska

Creative producer. She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy at the UMCS in Lublin, from the University of Granada and from the post-graduate studies in Laboratorium Reportażu at the University of Warsaw. She finished the courses: “Cretive Development” at Wajda School and “Accelerator for Young Producers” organised by the KIPA. She coordinated and authored photography and literary projects co-financed by Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. She also engaged in theatre and advertisement production. She set up the Szarobiuro Company.

 

Bartosz Szpak

Bartosz Szpak

He acts and composes music for theatre and film. In 2015 and 2016, he worked with the Isyrius Foundation on the research project “ROS-3D”, including the feature film “Czułość” directed by Wacław Mikłaszewski and registered in stereoscopic technology. He played one of the main roles there. In 2016, he took part in the experimental radio play “Who is Max Winckler?”, starring Piotr Fronczewski, Marian Dziędziel, and Mariusz Benoit. He worked on its soundtrack, script and direction. Since 2017, he is a member of the ‘szpak / chylinski stories’ Collective that produces film scripts, radio plays, audio productions and theatre plays. In the future, its scope of action shall include film production for the Internet.

 

Joanna Tatko

Joanna Tatko

Junior producer and production manager. She graduated from the Faculty of Film Art Production Organization in Lodz Film School, where she received the scholarship for outstanding students. She also graduated from Psychology at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities SWPS. She has worked in the audio-visual industry since 2009. She gained experience in producing feature films, documentaries, and animations. She collaborated with Arkana Studio in organising Film Festivals, Pitching Workshops “Dragon Forum” (during the Krakow Film Festival), documentary film production, and film distribution; with Se-ma-for – in animated film production; with Skorpion Arte – in feature film production. Since 2016, she collaborates with Wajda Studio & School and with the KIPA. Currently, she took up a year-long course at Wajda School.

 

Maciej Thiem

Maciej Thiem

He has got his master’s degree from the Faculty of Production at Lodz Film School. During his studies, he received the scholarship for outstanding students. In 2015, he was a guest student at the Faculty of Documentaries in German Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. Since 2015 he continues his studies of documentary films, working on set as cinematographer’s assistant. He collaborates with Bogdan Dziworski. Every year, together with Adam Suzin, he conducts a cinematography workshop at Film Spring Open organised by Sławomir Idziak’s Foundation. He set up Mad Tree Film Service, based in Berlin, and specialises in high-speed cinematography.

 

Maria Wachowiak

Maria Wachowiak

Student specialising in Film and TV Production Organisation within the Faculty of Radio and TV at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Production manager of many short films, of the 30-minutes-long fiction film “F 63.9” directed by Jarek Sztandera and produced by Studio Munka, and of the documentary “Zygmunt Hübner plays with reality” directed by Edyta Wróblewska. She has collaborated with Endorfina Studio Production Company for two years.

 

Anna Waligórska

Anna Waligórska

She studied Graphic Art at Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw. She took part in the production and coordinated such projects as Michał Marczak’s film “All These Sleepless Nights” and his music video for “Beautiful People”. She collaborated with production companies such as ATM, Endorfina Studio, Iron Films, or Centrala Distribution. Currently she works for Agora S.A. as a video sales producer. She realises graphic and film editing projects. She conceptualised and realised the “Moving Pictures” installation exhibited during the Docs Against Gravity Festival.

 

Stanisław Zaborowski

Stanisław Zaborowski

Production manager, producer. Owner of the Silver Frame company. He graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Sciences at the University of Warsaw and from Creative Producers’ Programme at Wajda School. Between 2007 and 2013, he collaborated with Polish National TV. He took part in the Chinese-European Partnership for Development. He finished an e-learning course of “Digital Storytelling” at the University of Birmingham and “The Business Of Film” course at the Open University.