COMPETITION JURY

Aleksandra Hamkało

Aleksandra Hamkało

actress

she graduated from Acting Faculty at the PWST Cracow (Wrocław affiliate). She smoothly acts in theatre, movies and TV series at the same time. She featured in such films as: ‘Big Love’ (dir. Barbara Białowąs, 2012), ‘Ziarno prawdy’ (dir. Borys Lankosz, 2014) and ‘Gotowi na wszystko. Exterminator’ (dir. Michał Rogalski, 2017). General public knows her from the role of Julia Burska in ‘Na dobre i na złe’ show. She’s the co-organizer of Bakalie trades. Film and good food lover, traveler, wife of Filip Kalinowski, Jagna’s mother.

Nadia Parfan

Nadia Parfan

co-founder of the '86' festival

studied Cultural Studies and Anthropology. In 2014-15, she took a DOK PRO course at Andrzej Wajda Film School. Her debut film ``Reve ta Stohne on Tour`` received a special mention at DocudaysUA IFF and took part in Warsaw IFF short films competition. Nadia is a co-founder of “86” festival in Slavutych, Ukraine. She is also a creative producer of MyStreetFilmsUkraine and an American-Ukrainian film Love Me (2014) by Jonathan Narducci. Currently, she is alsa working as an assistant director on (N)OSTALGIA, a hybrid film by Vicki Thornton.

Juho-Pekka Tanskanen

Juho-Pekka Tanskanen

director of the movie ``Waiting for Barcelona``

“Waiting for Barcelona” is Juho-Pekka's first feature length film. He was born in 1988 in Helsinki, Finland and graduated from Lahti university of applied sciences' cinema studies in 2014. Since then, he has has worked actively in the Finnish film industry. He is also a co-founder of the production company Danish Bear Productions.

Magdalena Chmiel

Magdalena Chmiel

Katowice Miasto Ogrodów

graduated from MISH at the Silesian University and from the University of Economics in Katowice. She was an intern in European Parliament. She was connected to students’ organisations and now she’s active in GRUBA association. Currently works at the Katowice Miasto Ogrodów institution where she’s responsible for promotion and social communication with Medialab Katowice. She’s the co-coordinator of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum researching project and the coordinator of working group preparing an exhibition on Kościuszki Street in Katowice. She also deals with marketing and public relations at Kava Studio.

Beata Chomątowska

Beata Chomątowska

writer

writer, journalist, president of Social and Cultural Initiatives Association ‘Stacja Muranów’, coworker of ‘Tygodnik Powszechny’. She’s an author of such books as: ‘Muranów Station’, ‘Palace. Intimate Biography', ‘Lechert and Szanajca. Architects of the Avant Garde’ and ‘A Friend in Breda is a friend indeed’. For the ‘Muranów Station’ she received the Warsaw Literature Premiere Award and was nominated for the Jerzy Turowicz Award and Culture Guarantee Award.

Aleksandra Czupkiewicz

Aleksandra Czupkiewicz

architect

architect working for the Maćków Pracownia Projektowa, PhD student at the Faculty of Architecture at University of Science and Technology in Wrocław. She won multiple polish and foreign competitions. She’s also film sets and installations designer. She’s publishing in ‘Architektura-murator’. She co-wrote books about Stefan Müller and Jan Szpakowicz. In 2018 she hosted the discussion ‘Women in Architecture’ during Młodzi w Łodzi. In her spare time she’s running a blog ‘Wątki’ that is devoted to architecture in film.

Michał Dębek

Michał Dębek

MSc in Spatial Planning

PhD in Psychology, MSc in Spatial Planning. For over 10 years he worked as sales assistant – from promotion animator at megastores, through being a specialist and manager, ending as the director of marketing . He’s the owner of Merit Lead consulting company. Currently he focuses his works on researching the commercial-service public spaces and their reception. He was giving lectures at the University of Science and Technology, WSB University and University of Wroclaw on such subjects as: economic psychology, psychology of consumerism, coaching, branding and methodology of psychosocial research. He’s the creator and director of both Consumer Psychology and Behaviour and Customer Experience Management specialisations at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Wroclaw.

Agnieszka Imiela-Sikora

Agnieszka Imiela-Sikora

culture manager

foreign languages teacher by training. She’s been working as culture manager for many years. Now she’s a chairwomen of Bente Kahan Foundation, a producer of multiple cultural events, an interpreter. As a keen social worker she’s a vicepresident of Akcja Miasto, a member of Bike’s Policy Social Council and, since 2017, a chairwomen of Przedmieście Oławskie Management Board. She’s also a passionate photographer and traveler in her spare time.
phot. Piotr Spigiel

Aleksandra Lipczak

Aleksandra Lipczak

journalist and reporter

journalist and reporter, author of reportagees collection ‘Ludzie z Placu Słońca’ (nominated for Gombrowicz Award 2018). She lived in Barcelona for six years.
phot. Maciej Zygmunt

Małgorzata Łuczyna

Małgorzata Łuczyna

artist

living and working both in Bielsko-Biała and Cracow. Graduated from Art Education at University of Adam Mickiewicz. She participated in various residencies and interships abroad. She’s shown her artwork not only in Poland but also in Czech Republic, Lithuania, Great Britain and Argentina. She’s into photography, new media art and different forms of activities within public space. She works together with Jacek Złoczowski creating a group ‘Mniejsze zło’ (‘The lesser of two evils’). Info: www.luczyna.art.pl

Emilia Mazik

Emilia Mazik

Short Waves Festival

studied Philosophy and Cultural Management at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Since 2014 she works at the Ad Arte Foundation in Poznan where she's responsible for the project coordination and international cooperation. She implemented several interdisciplinary projects within the audiovisual culture area, educational activities and projects promoting polish cinema worldwide. Since 2015 she’s the programmer and programme coordinator of Short Waves Festival – short-length films festival (11th edition will be held in Poznan in March of 2019).

Grzegorz Piątek

Grzegorz Piątek

Architectural Centre Foundation

architecture critic, curator, publicist, architect by training. Since 2011 he’s co-chairing Architectural Centre Foundation where he’s responsible for the publishing of books by Jane Jacobs and Le Corbusier. He wrote the biography of Stefan Starzyński (‘Sanator. Kariera Stefana Starzyńskiego’ pub. by WAB, 2016). He also co-wrote numerous publications devoted to architecture. During the years 2005-2011 he was a part of editorial crew for the ‘Architektura-Murator’ Monthly. In 2013 he worked as a chief of Public Space Aesthetic Department in Warsaw City Hall. In 2008 he co-created the exhibition ‘Hotel Polonia. The Afterlife of Buildings’ awarded on the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Hans-Christian Post

Hans-Christian Post

director of the film ``Whose city?``

a postdoc at the Department of Culture Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark, where he among other subjects teaches architecture, city planning and filmmaking. Prior to that, he has worked as a researcher, scriptwriter and production leader for the documentary film company WTS-mixmedia in Berlin. In 2015, he finished his first documentary, “Last Exit Alexanderplatz”, which is based on his PhD thesis from 2011. “Last Exit Alexanderplatz” has so far been screened at over 20 festivals and is still touring the world. Whose city? is his second documentary film.

Pauls Sng

Pauls Sng

director of the film ``Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle``

filmmaker and writer of dual British and Singaporean heritage whose work focuses on people who challenge the status quo. In 2015 he founded Velvet Joy Productions to explore the lives and work of individuals who have been neglected, marginalised or misrepresented by mainstream media. His first feature documentary, “Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain” is part band documentary, part state of the nation film that followed the band Sleaford Mods on a tour of the UK in the run-up to the 2015 General Election. His second feature, the critically-acclaimed “Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle”, focuses on the failures and deception behind the social housing crisis. Paul’s upcoming projects include “Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché”, a documentary celebrating the life and work of the X-Ray Spex punk icon, and “Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience”, a photographic ethnography book due to be published in November 2018.

Tomasz Stefanicki

Tomasz Stefanicki

pedestrian officer

graduated from Politology. He’s been working as an pedestrian officer in Wroclaw city council since 2015 and he’s probably the only person in that position in Poland. He was responsible for the things like: developing the pedestrians’ standards in Wrocław; designating new crosswalks on the biggest transfer point in Wrocław; developing the policy of extending the paid parking zone. Currently he’s coordinating the works on designing the 7 km long bypass around south-west part of Wrocław that will be intended for pedestrians and cyclists.

Piotr Szymański

Piotr Szymański

scientist, data analyst and social worker

He combains his PhD studies at the University of Science and Technology in Wrocław with his work as machine learning engineer at IntelligentWire. As a president of Towarzystwo Upiększania Miasta and vice president of Brochów Estate Council he works on enhancing the quality of life in Wrocław. He’s a recipient of Top 500 Innovators scholarship at the Stanford University. Co-designer of Shopa Design Thinking Workspace at the UTP University of Science and Technology and Data Science course at the University of Science and Technology Wrocław.

Paulina Wieczorek

Paulina Wieczorek

Short Waves Festival

graduated from Cultural Studies and Film Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Competitions coordinator and programmer at Short Waves Festival, (short-length films festival in Poznań). For three years she’s been working with Ad Arte Foundation where she takes care of film programmes distribution in Poland and workshops. She worked at such film festival as: Animator Festival, Transatlantyk Festival, Off Camera and Ale Kino!

Michał Wiśniewski

Michał Wiśniewski

Member of Architectural Institute Foundation

graduated from Art and History of Art where he got PhD degree. He’s currently researching the modern architecture history and its connections with politics. He works for the International Cultural Centre and the Economics University in Cracow. Member of Architectural Institute Foundation. He published various articles and books on the subject of modern architecture and he was a curator and co-curator of many architectural exhibitions.

Aleksandra Zienkiewicz

Aleksandra Zienkiewicz

city activist

city activist who works in different areas, such as: sustainable transport, spatial planning, taking care of the trees and landscape. Social Spokesperson for Pedestrians on behalf of Akcja Miasto.

Jacek Złoczowski

Jacek Złoczowski

artist

living and working in Cracow. Graduated from Intermedia Faculty at the Art Academy in Cracow. Creator of the interactive installations, virtual spacer, animations, radio plays, artistic operations and computer apps. Together with Małgorzata Łuczyna he creates a group called ‘Mniejsze Zło’ (‘The lesser of Two Evils’). Info: www.zlo.art.pl