Discussion: Polish film experts’ approach on the situation in Ukraine

How did the war change the film industry? How dangerous is it for filmmakers to shoot in Ukraine? And what about the tension between making a non-fiction art film and the so-called news approach, that is, simply reporting on the war? Moderator Adam Kruk and guests Mikołaj Góralik and Piotr Pawlus lead a dialogue on these and many other questions. Watch the online discussion now!

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Polish film experts’ approach on the situation in Ukraine (25. 5. 2023)


Polish film critic, journalist and programmer curating various festivals and cultural events in Poland. His work has appeared in numerous magazines (‘Kino’, ‘Film’, ‘Newsweek’, ‘Images’), as well as in several books on film, art and culture. Speaker at University of Wroclaw, member of European Film Academy, International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI, International Federation of Film Societies FICC, Wroclaw Film Foundation, and Dante Alighieri Association.


He studied film studies at the University of Lodz and also on scholarships at Palacký University in Olomouc, Masaryk University in Brno and Charles University in Prague. His doctoral thesis was devoted to post-war Czech film comedy. He worked with a number of Polish and Czech film festivals, then as a project manager and one of the curators of DAFilms. He is currently the programme director of the Juniorfest IFF. He has also worked in the field of film as a journalist (Gazeta Wyborcza) and as an editor of the Polish academic monographs.


Born in Wadowice, Poland in 1985, he studied film, cinematography and screenwriting and also works as a cinematographer and director. W Ukrainie is his first feature-length work as a director.

This project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe. It is also supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, The Czech Film Fund and the Prague City Hall.

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