27. International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA 04 – 10.03.2024 / Jelenia Góra / Poland


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The author of several dozen documentaries ( in most of them she wrote the screenplays), TV Theatre performances and a feature film. A graduate of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw and directing at the Radio and Television Faculty of the University of Silesia. Professor at the Łódz Film School. Recent films: Michnik – bądź realistą, chcej niemożliwego (2014), Gruba (awards: Festival Człowiek w zagrożeniu , Złote Grona – Łagów Film Festival), Notatki z życia – Edward Żebrowski (2018; awards: Krakow Film Festival, Festival Człowiek w zagrożeniu), Guczo (2020; Złote Grona – Łagów Film Festival).


A director and writer of documentary films. Her latest film “Fledglings” (2022) received the Marco Zucchi Award in the Semaine de la critique section at the 2022 Locarno Film Festival as well as four awards at the Millennium Docs Against the Gravity Film Festival in Poland. She is a two-time winner of the Grand Prix at the Krakow Film Festival for “Hercules” (2005) and “Entangled” (2012). She also won Grand Prix awards at film festivals in Chicago, New York, Houston, Istanbul, Mexico, Moscow, Banff, Guangzhou and Prague. For her documentary “U nas w Pietraszach” (“In Our Village Pietrasze”, 2002), Lidia Duda was awarded the Grand Press. A member of the Polish Filmmakers Association, the Polish Film Academy and the Documentary Directors Guild of Poland.



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