The Lodz Film School is one of the oldest and most prestigious film schools worldwide. It was founded in 1948 and educated a few generations to be outstanding directors, cinematographers and animators – the winners of American Academy Awards and the most important Cannes, Berlin and Venice Film Festival prizes (Andrzej Wajda, Andrzej Munk, Roman Polański, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Adam Holender, Witold and Piotr Sobociński, Sławomir Idziak, Paweł Edelman, among others).
There are more than 1300 Polish and foreign students at the Lodz Film School studying film direction, direction of photography, animation and special effects, screenwriting, film editing, acting, photography, film and television production organization. Each year more than 180 short films is being shot (half of them made in 35 mm film gauge) of total length matching 15 full-length feature films. In this respect the Lodz Film School is the biggest film production studio in Poland.
Every year student films take part in around 300 film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, IDFA, among others) and are awarded with more than 100 prizes. The Lodz Film School is the home of the Film Archive with the set of student short films dating back to the beginnings of the school, the Library and Film Information Centre with one of the biggest books on film collections in Poland and the internet database providing information on Polish films and film creators www.filmpolski.pl. Each year the Lodz Film School organizes all-Poland Theatre School Festival – the presentation of the best graduation performances, the Andrzej Munk Film Award Contest and the Lodz Film School Student Film Festival „Łodzią po Wiśle”.
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