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ORGANISERS

DOC LAB POLAND is the most important initiative of the Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation. The Foundation focuses on training and development programs, mainly concentrated on documentary films, film production and promotion of Polish cinema. One of the goals of the foundation is also popularising films of Władysław Ślesicki, one of the most renowned Polish documentary filmmakers of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

The founders: Adam and Katarzyna Ślesicki, while working for many years for Wajda School & Studio, have produced dozens of documentary films, awarded at international festivals, including Oscar nomination. They have also run training programs for emerging producers and documentary directors.

Our mission is to strengthen the position of Polish, especially feature documentary films on the international market. We believe this goal can be achieved by linking high artistic values with the audience-oriented approach.

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ADAM ŚLESICKI

president
WLADYSLAW SLESICKI FILM FOUNDATION

head of studies, executive director
DOC LAB POLAND

adam.slesicki @ fundfilm.pl

Founder and president of The Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation; head of DOC LAB POLAND – training and pitching program for documentary filmmakers; producer or executive producer of documentary movies, including the Oscar nominee ‘Joanna’ and the EFA nominee ‘Paparazzi’. Board member of Producers’ Section at Polish Filmmakers Association.

Born in 1973, in 2001-2015 worked for Wajda Studio and Wajda School: as deputy program director (since 2011), as executive producer and Documentary Program coordinator (since 2009), as head of promotion & PR (2005-2010), as well as head of 9 editions of SCRIPT PRO – the biggest Polish Screenwriting Competition (first 5 editions named Hartley-Merrill Scriptwritng Contest).

Graduated from the Warsaw University: International Relations Department, American Studies Department and Center of Latin American Studies, then worked as a journalist, a translator and a screenwriter (1995-2002).

As the producer in the Wajda Studio has over 20 documentary films presented and awarded across the world (incl. the Oscar Nomination, Nomination for European Academy Award, Grand Prix at New Horizons Festival, The Best Documentary at Palm Springs Film Festival and The Best Documentary at Los Angeles Film Awards).

Filmography as the producer or executive producer (Wajda Studio):

Miejscy kowboje [Urban Cowboys], dir. Paweł Ziemilski, 2016

Dos Islas [Two Islands], dir. Adriana F. Castellanos, 2016

Wariacja na wiolonczelę solo [Right Side of Chello], dir. Aleksandra Rek, 2016

Ślimaki [Snails], dir. Grzegorz Szczepaniak, 2015

Budzik [Out of the Blue], dir. Piotr Małecki, 2015

Wyspa [The Island], dir. Natalija Krasilnikova, 2015

6 filmów o miłości [6 Films About Love] – a set of shorts, 2014

Pieśń pasterza [Shepherd’s Song], dir. Vahram Mkhitaryan, 2014

Superjednostka [Super-Unit], dir. Teresa Czepiec, 2014

Kolaudacja [This Film Has Been Approved] – a set of shorts, 2014

Galeria [S-MALL PORTRAITS] – a set of shorts, 2014

Niewiadoma Henryka Fasta [Love Equation of Henry Fast], dir. Agnieszka Elbanowska, 2013

Joanna, dir. Aneta Kopacz, 2013

Inny film [The Odd Movie], dir. Brygida Frosztęga-Kmiecik, 2013

8 filmów o miłości [8 Films About Love] – a set of shorts, 2013

Dziś w Warszawie, jutro gdzieś w świecie [Today in Warsaw, Tomorrow Wherever], dir. Grzegorz Brzozowski, 2013

Halina Paszkowska – wybór materiałów, [Halina Paszkowska – Materials] dir. Anna Grzelewska, Anna Czerwińska, 2012

Mój dom, [My House Without Me] dir. Magdalena Szymków, 2012

Paparazzi, dir. Piotr Bernaś, 2011

Decrescendo, dir. Marta Minorowicz, 2011

3 dni wolności, [3 days of Freedom] dir. Łukasz Borowski, 2011

Oj Boże, drogi Boże, [Oh God, Dear God] dir. Julia Popławska, 2010

Przyrzeczona, [Little Bride] dir. Lesław Dobrucki, 2010

Przełamując mury, [Beautiful Misunderstanding] dir. Paweł Ferdek, 2009.

KATARZYNA ŚLESICKA

vice-president
WLADYSLAW SLESICKI FILM FOUNDATION

head of studies, international relations and market
DOC LAB POLAND

katarzyna.slesicka @ fundfilm.pl

Producer of films, programmer and coordinator of training and cultural events. In years 2001-2015 working for Wajda School and Studio, for 10 years as Executive Director and Board Member at both Wajda School Foundation and Wajda Studio (2005-2015).

She created and run for 5 years the Creative Producers’ Programme at Wajda School, a training for up and coming professionals in film production.

She produced numerous films, many of them screened and awarded at most important festivals, such as: Locarno FF, HOT DOCS in Toronto, Rotterdam FF or Berlinale.

Chosen projects as a producer/ executive producer/ co-producer:

End of the World, dir. Monika Pawluczuk, documentary, 2015

K2. Touching the Sky, dir. Eliza Kubarska, PL/UK/DE, documentary, 2015

When I Am a Bird, dir. Monika Pawluczuk, documentary, 2013

Sanctuary, dir. Norah McGettigan, fiction, PL/IRL, 2012

Losing Sonia, dir. Radka Franczak, documentary, 2012

Glasgow, dir. Piotr Subbotko, fiction short, 2010

The Dog Hill, dir. Grzegorz Zariczny, documentary, 2010

Little bride, dir. Lesław Dobrucki, documentary, 2009

Beautiful Misunderstanding, dir. Paweł Ferdek, documentary,  2009

Viva Maria, dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, documentary, 2009

North from Calabria, dir. Marcin Sauter, documentary, 2009

Andrzej Wajda: Let’s Shoot, dir. Paladino Film Group, documentary, 2008

Aria Diva, dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, fiction short, 2007

What it’s Like Being My Mother, dir. Norah Mc Gettigan, fiction short PL/IRL, 2007

The Cupboard, dir. Jacob Dammas, PL/DK documentary, 2007

Three for the Taking, dir. Bartek Konopka, fiction short,  2006

Reflection, various director, PL/DE, 2006

At The Datcha, dir. Thierry Paladino, documentary, 2006.

MONIKA ZARZYCKA

program coordinator DOC LAB POLAND
monika.zarzycka @ doclab.pl

DOC LAB POLAND coordinator and documentary films lover. She is an experienced cultural events organiser – she has produced and promoted National Audiovisual Institute (NINA) events and before worked for Contemporary Art Centre (CSW) and its Kino.Lab Cinema. She has also organised numerous cultural events in the most popular Warsaw clubs (Powiększenie, Chłodna 25, Plan B, Kosmos Kosmos, Kurort) as well as for music and film festivals (such as Film Festival Watch Docs). She is dedicated to promotion of Polish documentary by organising series of public screenings, for example: ‘You can’t find it on torrents’ – together with a journalist Anna Serdiukow or ‘Decalogue today – survive in the city’ – together with dr Iwona Kurz from the Warsaw University Polish Culture Institute.

ANNA ZAJĄCZKOWSKA

Coordinator DOC LAB POLAND – Cracow
kontakt @ afilm.pl

Produces documentary and promotional films, manages feature film productions, provides services across all ranges of the film production spectrum to filmmakers from Poland as well as from abroad. She has founded a production company Afilm based in Cracow in 2010. Afilm has successfully worked with renowned artists from Poland as well as the rest of the world since then. Afilm has come to gain numerous awards from the most prestigious international festivals.