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Adam Ślesicki — president of Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation,
head of studies and executive director of Doc Lab Poland

Founder and president of The Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation; head of DOC LAB POLAND — training and pitching program for documentary filmmakers; producer or executive producer of documentary movies, including the Oscar nominee ‘Joanna’ and the EFA nominee ‘Paparazzi’. Board member of Producers’ Section at Polish Filmmakers Association.

Born in 1973, in 2001-2015 worked for Wajda Studio and Wajda School: as deputy program director (since 2011), as executive producer and Documentary Program coordinator (since 2009), as head of promotion & PR (2005-2010), as well as head of 9 editions of SCRIPT PRO – the biggest Polish Screenwriting Competition (first 5 editions named Hartley-Merrill Scriptwritng Contest). Graduated from the Warsaw University: International Relations Department, American Studies Department and Center of Latin American Studies, then worked as a journalist, a translator and a screenwriter (1995-2002).

As the producer in the Wajda Studio has over 20 documentary films presented and awarded across the world (incl. the Oscar Nomination, Nomination for European Academy Award, Grand Prix at New Horizons Festival, The Best Documentary at Palm Springs Film Festival and The Best Documentary at Los Angeles Film Awards).

Filmography as the producer or executive producer (Wajda Studio):

  • Miejscy kowboje [Urban Cowboys], dir. Paweł Ziemilski, 2016
  • Dos Islas [Two Islands], dir. Adriana F. Castellanos, 2016
  • Wariacja na wiolonczelę solo [Right Side of Chello], dir. Aleksandra Rek, 2016
  • Ślimaki [Snails], dir. Grzegorz Szczepaniak, 2015
  • Budzik [Out of the Blue], dir. Piotr Małecki, 2015
  • Wyspa [The Island], dir. Natalija Krasilnikova, 2015
  • 6 filmów o miłości [6 Films About Love] – a set of shorts, 2014
  • Pieśń pasterza [Shepherd’s Song], dir. Vahram Mkhitaryan, 2014
  • Superjednostka [Super-Unit], dir. Teresa Czepiec, 2014
  • Kolaudacja [This Film Has Been Approved] – a set of shorts, 2014
  • Galeria [S-MALL PORTRAITS] – a set of shorts, 2014
  • Niewiadoma Henryka Fasta [Love Equation of Henry Fast], dir. Agnieszka Elbanowska, 2013
  • Joanna, dir. Aneta Kopacz, 2013
  • Inny film [The Odd Movie], dir. Brygida Frosztęga-Kmiecik, 2013
  • 8 filmów o miłości [8 Films About Love] – a set of shorts, 2013
  • Dziś w Warszawie, jutro gdzieś w świecie [Today in Warsaw, Tomorrow Wherever], dir. Grzegorz Brzozowski, 2013
  • Halina Paszkowska – wybór materiałów, [Halina Paszkowska — Materials] dir. Anna Grzelewska, Anna Czerwińska, 2012
  • Mój dom, [My House Without Me] dir. Magdalena Szymków, 2012
  • Paparazzi, dir. Piotr Bernaś, 2011
  • Decrescendo, dir. Marta Minorowicz, 2011
  • 3 dni wolności, [3 days of Freedom] dir. Łukasz Borowski, 2011
  • Oj Boże, drogi Boże, [Oh God, Dear God] dir. Julia Popławska, 2010
  • Przyrzeczona, [Little Bride] dir. Lesław Dobrucki, 2010
  • Przełamując mury, [Beautiful Misunderstanding] dir. Paweł Ferdek, 2009

Katarzyna Ślesicka — vice-president of Władysław Ślesicki
Film Foundation, head of studies, international relations and market
of Doc Lab Poland

Producer of films, programmer and coordinator of training and cultural events. In years 2001-2015 working for Wajda School and Studio, for 10 years as Executive Director and Board Member at both Wajda School Foundation and Wajda Studio (2005-2015). She created and run for 5 years the Creative Producers’ Programme at Wajda School, a training for up and coming professionals in film production. She produced numerous films, many of them screened and awarded at most important festivals, such as: Locarno FF, HOT DOCS in Toronto, Rotterdam FF or Berlinale.

Chosen projects as a producer/executive producer/co-producer:

  • “End of the World”, dir. Monika Pawluczuk, documentary, 2015
  • „K2. Touching the Sky”, dir. Eliza Kubarska, PL/UK/DE, documentary, 2015
  • „When I Am a Bird” dir. Monika Pawluczuk, documentary, 2013
  • „Sanctuary”, dir.. Norah McGettigan, fiction, PL/IRL, 2012
  • “Losing Sonia” dir. Radka Franczak, documentary, 2012
  •  „Glasgow”, dir. Piotr Subbotko, fiction short, 2010
  • „The Dog Hill” dir. Grzegorz Zariczny, documentary, 2010
  • „Little bride”, dir. Lesław Dobrucki, documentary, 2009
  • „Beautiful Misunderstanding” dir. Paweł Ferdek, documentary,  2009
  • „Viva Maria” dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, documentary, 2009
  • „North from Calabria” dir. Marcin Sauter, documentary, 2009
  • “Andrzej Wajda: Let’s Shoot”, dir. Paladino Film Group, documentary, 2008
  • “Aria Diva” dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, fiction short, 2007
  • “What it’s Like Being My Mother”, dir. Norah Mc Gettigan, fiction short PL/IRL, 2007
  • “The Cupboard”, dir. Jacob Dammas, PL/DK documentary, 2007
  • “Three for the Taking” dir. Bartek Konopka, fiction short,  2006
  • “Reflection”, various director, PL/DE, 2006
  • “At The Datcha”, dir. Thierry Paladino, documentary, 2006

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