Kasia’s debut feature film Flying Blind premiered at the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival where was nominated for the prestigious Michael Powell Award. The film received three Awards (Grand Prix, Best Director, Critics Award) at the Polish Festival of First Films in Koszalin. Flying Blind was released cinematically in the UK and in Poland in 2013.
KATARZYNA KLIMKIEWICZ is a graduate from the Polish Film School in Lodz and alumni of the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam.
Since 2000 she has collaborated with Polish National Television on many projects, including her documentary, Krystian Lupa’s Labyrinth. Her documentary Wasserschlacht – The Great Border Battle co-directed with Andrew Friedman was awarded Berlin Today Award during Berlinale 2007. Her short film Hanoi-Warszawa won many Polish and International awards and was voted the Best Short of 2010 by the European Film Academy. Her debut feature film Flying Blind premiered in Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2012 where it has been nominated for the prestigious Michael Powell Award. The film received three Awards (Grand Prix, Best Director, Critics Award) at the Polish Festival of First Films in Koszalin. Flying Blind was released cinematically in the UK and in Poland in 2013.
In spring 2013 she co-directed an experimental short The Island commissioned by the Danish Festival CPH:DOX and shot in Chile. (The film won a Canon Tiger Award for Short Films at the 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam.) Later in 2013 Katarzyna also co-directed the 6th season of a prestigious Polish historical drama Days of Honor (http://czashonoru.tvp.pl)
She’s been working as a director in Poland, Germany, Israel, Chile and the UK. Katarzyna is a member of the European Film Academy and an expert in Polish Film Institute.
2013 Days of Honor – season 6 TV historical drama
2013 The Island short film
2012 Flying Blind feature film
2010 The National Stadium TV documentary series
2009 Hanoi-Warsaw short fiction film
2009 Nothing to Lose documentary
2007 Wasserschlacht – The Great Border Battle documentary
2003 Krystian Lupa’s Labirynth documentary
2000 Heaven on Earth documentary
1999 Treading Water short fiction film
1997 Where the charcoal is burnt documentary
Audience Award, Bath Film Festival, 2013
Best Director, Polish First Film Festival Młodzi i Film, Koszalin 2013
Grand Prix, Polish First Film Festival Młodzi i Film, Koszalin 2013
Critics Award, Polish First Film Festival Młodzi i Film, Koszalin 2013
European Film Award 2010
Grand Prix at Alcine, Alcala de Henares, Spain 2010
EY 2010 Special Award Cottbus, Niemcy 2010
Grand Prix at Ladies First Competition, Lady Filmmakers FF, Beverly Hills, USA 2010
Best Film, Young Talents Competition, Batumi Arthouse Film Festival, Georgia 2010
Best Short at the Short Film Festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan 2011
Special Jury Prize at Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Poland 2009
Special Mention for the actress Thu Ha Mai at Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Poland 2009
Golden Angel, Shortcut competition at Tofifest, Toruń, Poland 2010
Grand Prix, Quest Europe, ISFF, Zielona Góra, Poland 2010
Golden Amber for Best Short, Koszalin, Poland 2010
Wasserschlacht – Wielka Wojna Graniczna
Berlin Today Award, Berlinale, Germany 2007