Kordian Piwowarski

Director, scriptwriter, audiovisual artist

A director, scriptwriter, audiovisual artist, and electronic music composer, Kordian Piwowarski earned a degree in stage direction from the Łódź Film School in 2004. From 1999 to 2000 he studied philosophy at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Still as a film school student, he directed a few short films and documentaries, which were shown at international film festivals. In 2006 he assisted director Andrzej Wajda when shooting the Oscar-nominated Katyń. Having obtained his film school diploma, Mr Piwowarski directed over 50 hours of Poland’s most popular TV series. He also worked for theatre, designing video projections for productions such as T.E.O.R.E.M.A.T (T.H.E.O.R.E.M) directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna (TR Warszawa) or ŚNIEG (SNOW) directed by Karina Piwowarska (Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz Theatre, Zakopane). Since 2007 he has been a member of the Polish Filmmakers Association. In 2012, as the only Polish filmmaker, he was invited to take part in Sunday In The Country – Extended, a project of the  European Film Academy as part of which seven talented European filmmakers travelled to India to meet their local counterparts.

As a electronic music composer, he collaborated with poet Weronika Lewandowska to create the performance plan.kton, which was shown in Berlin, Prague, Reims, and Mexico City, among other places. The year 2013 saw the release of his film Baczyński, which he wrote, directed, edited, and for which he filmed landscape scenes. The picture won the audience award and the youth jury award at the Koszalin Debut Film Festival (Poland) and was shown at the competition of the São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil). Kordian Piwowarski won the Andrzej Munk Foundation Award for his screenplay for the film Żółty płaszcz (Yellow Coat) based on the life of  Stanisław Przybyszewski (2004).