The National Film School in Łódź, Poland, is a renowned institution with a rich history and a global reputation for excellence in film education. Established in 1948, it stands as one of the oldest film schools in the world and has played a pivotal role in shaping the Polish and international film industry. The school is recognized for its comprehensive programs that cover various aspects of filmmaking, including directing, cinematography, editing, production design, and screenwriting.

With a distinguished faculty comprising experienced professionals and filmmakers, the school provides students with a strong theoretical foundation combined with extensive practical training. The curriculum emphasizes creativity, critical thinking, and hands-on experience, preparing students for diverse roles within the film and media industry. The school’s alumni include acclaimed filmmakers such as Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieślowski, and Roman Polanski, contributing to its legacy and influence in the global cinematic landscape.

The Film School in Łódź is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including sound stages, editing suites, and specialized workshops, providing students with the resources needed to bring their creative visions to life. Its international collaborations, film festivals, and industry connections further enhance the learning experience, making it a sought-after destination for aspiring filmmakers from around the world.

Good Guy/Dobry Chłopak
2023, Poland, 22min 18s
director: Mikołaj Piszczan
cinematogaphy: Stefan Żółtowski
editing: Filip Wojciechowski
sound: Mateusz Głowacki
music: Przemysław Pilarczyk
production: Agata Golańska
Mockumentary about a self-proclaimed life-coach with a cringe personality, who tries to
connect with people by trying to change their lives "for the better" but his methods leave
much to be desired.

HANDFUL OF DIRT / GARSTKA ZIEMI
2023, Poland, 13min 4s
director: Izabela Zubrycka
cinematogaphy: Stefan Żółtowski
editing: Anna Adamowicz
production: Agata Golańska
cast: Halina Waszkiewicz
Andrzej Wójcik

Halina is one of the last funeral singers in Podlasie. Her son Andrzej is a gravedigger.
Thousands of people have crossed to the other side accompanied by them. He dug, she
sang.

WARMTH/CIEPŁO
2023, Poland, 15min 47 s
director: Klaudia Fortuniak
cinematogaphy: Mateusz Nowak
editing: Piotr Pohl
production: Agata Golańska
Mother and Daughter are heading for the funeral. The Mother is taking away the coal
furnace for the scrap yard that day and her Daughter wore brown tights. The furnace turned
out to be heavy and the tights inadequate for the ceremony.