Warsaw Film School – a decade in film and innovation
Warsaw Film School was founded in 2004 by Polish film director, producer and screenwriter Maciej Slesicki and one of the country's most popular actors, Boguslaw Linda - thespian protagonist of Andrzej Wajda's last film "Afterimage".
The academy is a unique film institution, one of three in the country to grant BA diplomas and the only artistic school under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture to have BA International Studies in English.
Based in the capital of Poland, Warsaw Film School is at the centre of a film education hub, which also includes a film-profiled high school, secondary school, vocational college, art-house cinema Kino Elektronik, and a production company.
Lecturers of Warsaw Film School such as helmer Krzysztof Zanussi and Academy Award-nominated Bartosz Konopka are among the most recognized Polish and international filmmakers, specialists in the fields of film and new media. In 2010 Warsaw Film School moved to a brand new campus, with the capacity of 2,600 sq. m, offering space for film and photography shoots, dark rooms, post-production facilities and a high-end sound studio.
Our graduate Dorota Kobiela was nominated for The Oscars 2018 for “Loving Vincent”. This was the second Oscar nomination that our School graduates can be proud of. The first one was given in 2015 to Tomasz Śliwiński for his Documentary Short Subject "Our Curse".
Warsaw Film School is at the heart of Poland, a country which produces around 60 feature films per year and is involved in 20 to 30 international co-production projects per year. We are based in the middle of a dynamically developing audiovisual market, with strong film tradition and sincere attachment to film as a mode of personal and political expression.
Warsaw Film School organises a range of educational, artistic, and professional events, including Script Fiesta – Europe's only fully open festival dedicated to the art of writing for the screen. Each year hundreds of professionals gather for a week of master-classes, workshops, pitching sessions and social events. The list of special guests includes Joe Eszterhas, Pilar Alessandra, Linda Aronson, Jane Campion and the Sundance 2016 winner from Israel - Elite Zexer.