GUESTS

ARKADIUSZ JAKUBIK  
Graduated from National Academy of Theatre Arts in Wrocław in 1992. Three time winner of the Polish Film Academy Award, a member of Polish and European Film Academy. He is one of the most acclaimed Polish actors, known mostly of the works of famous director Wojciech Smarzowski: “The Wedding”, “The Dark House”, “Traffic department”, „The Mighty Angel” and “Wołyń. His other notable roles includes: “Life feels good” and “I’m a Killer” by M. Pieprzyca, „The Art of Loving” by M. Sadowska or „The Fastest” by Ł. Palkowski.

Arkadiusz Jakubik has also written and directed several popular theatrical plays, some of them have been on stage for many years. His feature directorial debut „The short story about love” won dozens festival awards and gained critics’ recognition and was followed by recently released „The short story about murder”.

MARIA SADOWSKA 
Director, screenwriter, singer, composer, arranger and producer. She graduated from the Academy of Film and Television in Warsaw and the Directing Department of the Lodz Film School. She has a number of music videos to her name, made for a range of artists, including Kasia Nosowska and Renata Przemyk. Her feature etude, WING (Skrzydla), was screened at numerous international film festivals in cities such as Moscow, Taipei, Bologna, Barcelona, Istanbul and Paris. Her directorial feature debut WOMEN’S DAY (Dzien kobiet) won Best Screenplay Award at the Koszalin Film Festival and Prix du Public at the Kinopolska Paryz Festival. Her latest film THE ART OF LOVING. THE STORY OF MICHALINA WISLOCKA (Sztuka kochania. Historia Michaliny Wislockiej) is great success of this year’s Polish Box Office.

KATARZYNA DĄBKOWSKA-KUŁACZ
Director. Graduated from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Silesian University in Katowice. A graduate of film studies at the University of Lodz; an author of documentary films, including Arctic: “Polar Fever” and “Between the Worlds.” Rceived the Young Poland Scholarship in 2015 for a documentary entitled “Freedom of the Mind”. At present, the document is being co-produced by TVP and TFT. “Heaven without stars”. At the theater instead of Lodz, she directed the Polish premiere of the Norwegian drama “Zanikam” by Arne Lygre and at the Little Theater “Hour of the Cat” by Per Olova Enquist.

HUBERT KUŁACZ
Graduate of acting at Leon Schiller in Łódź, a School of Film, Television and Theater. Associated with Nowy Teatr of Kazimierz Dejmka in Łódź and Modjeska Theater in Legnica. Co-founder of Theater in Łódź. He has roles in film and television including in the series of Belle Epoque, Bodo, Commissioner Alex, Honor Time, War Girl and fin eature films of Waldemar Krzystek Mała Moscow. A Photographer and a composer of music for films: Between the Worlds, Freedom of the Mind and to the spectacles: Hour of the Cat, Zanikam directed by Katarzyna Dąbkowska – Kułacz and also to his monodrama; Ego The Absolvo.

SHANE HARVEY
An award-winning film and television composer and documentary filmmaker who has worked with The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and The Warsaw National Orchestra on numerous film projects including the cult film classic CLEARCUT. Shane worked with the late great jazz legend Moe Koffman on the feature film THE SHOWER. Shane’s latest work includes music in the film “Blindness” (Zaćma) and “Clearcut”.

MICHAEL HOGAN
A Canadian actor known for his roles as Colonel Saul Tigh in the 2004 Battlestar Galactica series, Billy in The Peanut Butter Solution, the voice of Armando-Owen Bailey in the Mass Effect series and villainous werewolf hunter Gerard Argent in Teen Wolf. He plays a role of Bud Rickets in “Clearcut”.

 

MACIEK OSTATEK
Culture manager, film producer, scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture 2017. Aquired experience at the National Audiovisual Institute and the National Cultural Center. Currently working on the production of a documentary about Polish hip-hop “Scandal!” directed by Bartosz Paducha and co-produced a documentary about the polish band “Kult” directed by Leszek Gnoiński. Founder and President of the “W To Mi Graj” Foundation for the Promotion of Culture. The first film produced by the Foundation was a musical medium documentary entitled “Fugazi – Center of the Universe” (2016) directed by Leszek Gnoiński and co-produced by the Polish Film Institute and Telewizja Polska S.A. also co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The film premiered at the Docs Against Gravity Festival in Warsaw in May 2017.