When Piotr was a young man, he studied cinematography at the WRiTV of Silesian University in Poland. He didn't finish his studies - a window to study still photography had opened for him in the United Kingdom, at the Bournemouth & Poole College of Art, and he decided to use this opportunity.
But film-making was still somewhere deep in his mind. In 2013 he enrolled in a documentary course at the renowned Wajda School in Warsaw. He finished it! Since then Piotr has been shooting and directing documentary films, of his own as well as commissioned. Over the last few years his commissioning clients have included Washington Post, Open Society Foundation, British Red Cross, FAO (United Nations). Piotr was also working as a cinematographer on a feature length documentary co-produced by David Lynch, still in production. He has been commissioned to work on a scientific documentary produced currently in the United States, covering two roles; of a cinematographer and a second unit director. Piotr's documentaries are appreciated at the worldwide festivals. His latest film, "George and George on the Lake" was selected to be a part of prestigious IF/Then program run by Tribeca Film Institute.
Selected documentaries and their premieres: - George and George on the Lake (29’ 2018) / premiere at Krakow Film Festival - Personal Portrait vol. 2 (47’ 2018) / premiere at On Art Film Festival - Personal Portrait (42’ 2017) / premiere at Festival of Films about Art - Out of the Blue (33’ 2015) / premiere at Doc Leipzig
Film awards and nominations:
For „George and George on the Lake”: - 2-nd audience award at the YachtFilm festival, Warsaw, 2018 - Nomination to Jan Machulski Independent Cinema Award, 2018 - Honorary Mention - Kameralne Lato festival, Radom, 2018 - Special selection at the TRIBECA IF/Then Shorts Central & Eastern Europe pitch competition at East Doc Platform in Prague. 2018
For "Out of the Blue”: - Special Award - Cinema with the Soul festival, 2017 - Best Documentary Award - Grand OFF festival , 2016 - Gdansk Doc Film Festival - Nomination to Gate of Freedom Award,, 2016 - Jihlava - Silver Screen Award nomination
Other: - Multimedia Happy End Festival – the Best Protagonist Award for „Wika”, 2012 - POYi (Pictures Of the Year International) Multimedia Photographer of the Year 2-nd Award, 2012 - First prize in FotoWeek DC’s Documentary and Experimental category, for "A Thousand More" 2012