The Otter of it all
She studied at the Warsaw School of Economics but decided to more in life than walking through it in a suit. She started her film adventure as a production assistant, but very quick it turned out, that she's up to more. She made numerous successful films as a production manager. Finally she reached her big hit - she produced "Rabbit a la Berlin" and won an Oscar Nomination. Her first Oscar is still waiting for her to reach it and she surely will but the Best Producer Prize of the Cracow Film Festival is already hers. Anna never stops in putting her vision into life and keeps learning from people she meets at international industry events. If you don't know her yet, it will surely change. Soon.
She took cultural studies at Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She has a long experience with our Otter and she's an expert on little daily impossibilities. She coordinates all things that are officially uncoordinated and therefore she is probably the most irreparable person. Sorry, Otter.
It may seem that Bartek is our favorite director, and it might be true - we keep working together - even after the long Rabbit adventure. No wonder, his Oscar nomination is not the best thing about him.
Bartek Konopka is one of the most awarded Polish directors and was nominated for an Academy Award for the documentary RABBIT A LA BERLIN which was shown at more than 70 festivals, received a dozen prizes and has been sold to 40 countries.
FEAR OF FALLING (90', 2011), his feature fiction debut, premiered at Montreal and received several
international awards, (including awards at Mannheim, Mumbai, Lecce, Vincennes and the Best Debut Award at the Polish Film Festival). The film was released in cinemas in Poland, France, Spain, and Iran.
Bartek is a graduate in Film Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and in Film Directing from the Silesia University in Katowice. He also graduated from the Documentary and Fiction courses at the Wajda School. He has worked as a journalist and made TV documentaries for many years.
Bartek is a member of the Council of the Polish Film Institute.