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


Janusz Majewski – Rector of the Warsaw Film School. Graduate of the Directing Department of the Łódź Film School (1960). In the years 1983-1990, the President of the Main Board of Polish Filmmakers Association, since 2006, the Honorary President of the Association. In 1987-1991 a member of the Cinematography Committee. In 1969-1991 he was a lecturer at the Łódź Film School and a guest lecturer in, among others, the United States. In 2013 he was awarded the Commander ‘s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. He has directed 17 feature films, series and Television Theatre productions. He has received numerous awards at film festivals.

Selected filmography: 1964Awatar, czyli zamiana dusz (FIPRESCI Prize at the Monte Carlo IFF, 1965; Golden Asteroid at the Trieste IFF, 1967); 1966Sublokator (FIPRESCI Prize at Mannheim IFF, 1967; Silver Medal at Cork IFF, 1967; Grand Prize for Screenplay and Direction at Panama IFF, 1968); 1967Czarna suknia; 1970Lokis. Rękopis Profesora Wittembacha (Gold Medal at the Venice IFF, 1970; Grand Prix at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, 1971); 1973Zazdrość i medycyna; 1975Zaklęte rewiry (Award at London IFF, 1975; Warsaw Mermaid in feature film category, 1976; Award for directing at Panama IFF, 1977; Grand Prix at Melbourne IFF; 1977); 1977Sprawa Gorgonowej; 1979Lekcja martwego języka; 1980Królowa Bona (TV series); 1982Epitafium dla Barbary Radziwiłłówny; 1985C.K. Dezerterzy (Golden Thaler Award at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, 1986; Złota Kaczka Award of the “Film” weekly, 1987); 1998Siedlisko (TV series); 2010Mała matura 1947; 2015Excentrycy czyli po słonecznej stronie ulicy; 2018Czarny Mercedes; 2022Jazz outsider (documentary film)

The Masterclass will be preceded by the artist’s latest documentary film – JAZZ OUTSIDER (LOT Cinema, 16:45)

The 25. IFF ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA takes place as part of the project: POLISH-CZECH CLOSE-UPS. The project is co-financed by the European Union within the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget through the Euroregion Nysa

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