By the decision of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Professor Małgorzata Omilanowska, at the request of the Director of the National Film Archive and in connection with the expiration of the previous term of office of the Council, on 17 November 2014 the composition of the Programme and Research Council of the National Film Archive was changed.

The Council is an advisory body to the Director of the National Film Archive. Its tasks include, in particular, drafting opinions on reports regarding the activities of the National Film Archive and its work plans, expressing opinions on matters related to the performance of statutory tasks and initiating research work which is essential for the National Film Archive. The term of office is two years.

Composition of the Programme and Research Council:

Associate Professor Rafał Syska - Chairman of the Programme and Research Council of the NFA

A film historian, associate professor at the Institute of Audiovisual Arts at the Jagiellonian University and employee of the Department of Film History, he has conducted research on the subject of violence in film and he is currently researching contemporary auteur cinema, in particular neo-modernist trends, slow cinema and narrative and mise-en-scene transformations in modern cinema. He was the editor of "Słownik filmu" [Dictionary of Film] and also co-editor of the multi-volume publications "Mistrzowie kina amerykańskiego" [Masters of American Cinema] and "Historia kina" [History of Cinema]. As part of his research projects, he was twice a research fellow in the United States and received a scholarship from the Stanisław Estreicher Foundation, from the "Polityka" Weekly Foundation and from the Foundation for Polish Science. His book "Zachować dystans. Filmowy świat Roberta Altmana" [Keep the Distance. The Film World of Robert Altman] received a nomination for "Kino" magazine's Bolesław Michałek Award in 2009 for the best film book of the year. From 1994-2004, he co-created and organised the "Etiuda" International Film Festival and he is also the originator, founder and editor-in-chief of the film magazine "EKRANy" [SCREENs].

Katarzyna Chałubińska-Jentkiewicz, PhD

A Doctor of Law and an assistant professor at the Department of Law and Administration of the National Defence Academy in Warsaw, she specialises in national and European media law and intellectual property law. During the years 1996-2003 she worked as a lawyer for the National Council for Radio and Television, Telewizja Polsat S.A. and Eurozet Sp. z o.o., and later as chief legal specialist at TVP S.A. She has been Deputy Director of the National Audiovisual Institute since 2011.

Dorota Kędzierzawska

She graduated from the Directing Department of the Film School in Łódź and gained her first experience on the set of the films of her mother Jadwiga, a director. Her school short "Jajko" [Egg] (1982) was nominated for a student Oscar. She creates auteur cinema dedicated mainly to children. She directed, among others, "Diabły, diabły" [The Devils, the Devils] (1991), "Wrony" [Crows] (1994), "Nic" [Nothing] (1998) and "Jestem" [I Am] (2005). In the film "Pora umierać" [Time to Die] (2007), the main role was played by Danuta Szaflarska, who was also the main character in the director's feature-length documentary "Inny świat" [Another World] (2012). Dorota Kędzierzawska has won numerous awards at film festivals in Poland and abroad. She often works with cinematographer Arthur Reinhart. Together they launched the project Polska Światłoczuła [Photosensitive Poland] and run the production company, Kid Film.

Paweł Łoziński

A graduate of the Directing Department at the Film School in Łódź, he started his career as an assistant to Krzysztof Kieślowski. He has made many documentaries, including several which have won awards at festivals both at home and abroad. His first feature-length documentary "Miejsce urodzenia" [Place of Birth] (1992), dedicated to writer Henryk Grynberg, won the Grand Prix at the festivals in San Francisco and Marseille. In 1996, the feature film "Kratka" [Grate] was honoured with the debut award at the festival in Gdynia. He has made, among others, the documentaries "Taka historia" [A Just So Story] (1999), "Siostry" [Sisters] (1999), "Chemia" [Chemo] (2009), "Ojciec i syn" [Father and Son] (2013) and "Werka" (2014). He specialises in chamber cinema, which has been called the documenting of everyday life. He is the son of documentary film director Marcel Łoziński.

Arthur Reinhart

A graduate of the Cinematography Department at the Film School in Łódź. He has worked as Director of Photography on almost 30 Polish and foreign films, including most of Dorota Kędzierzawska's films, with whom he has run the production company Kid Film since 1994. Winner of many awards, including two Golden Frogs for the films "Wrony" [Crows] (1994) and "Wenecja" [Venice] (2010) at the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography "Camerimage". At the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, he received an award for cinematography for "Nic" [Nothing] (1998) and "Jestem" [I Am] (2005), and he was also awarded a Polish "Eagle" film award for the films "Jestem" [I Am] and "Wenecja" [Venice].

Wojciech Woźniak, PhD

A political scientist and archivist, with a PhD in history. A graduate of the University of Opole (Institute of Social Sciences 1999, Institute of Administration 2000). From 1999-2009 he worked in the State Archives in Opole, and then from 2008 to 2009 he was a member of the "Information Technology and Archives" team under the General Director of the State Archives. From 2009-2012 he served as Deputy Director of the NAC [National Digital Archive], and then as Director of the NAC from 2012-2016. In 2016, he was appointed to the office of General Director of the State Archives.

Tadeusz Sobolewski

A graduate in Polish Studies from Warsaw University. He started his career in the 1970s working for cultural periodicals and the "Film" weekly magazine. He later joined "Kino" magazine, where he served as editor-in-chief from 1990-1994 and still regularly publishes columns under the heading "Swoimi słowami" [In My Own Words]. He is a film critic for "Gazeta Wyborcza" and co-created the TV programme "Kocham kino" [I Love Cinema] (together with Grażyna Torbicka). He has published, among others, such books as: "Dziecko Peerelu" [Child of the People's Republic of Poland] and "Pytania, które się nie kończą" [Questions That Do Not End] (an interview with Maja Komorowska), as well as works devoted to the writer Miron Białoszewski and articles about the work of Krzysztof Kieślowski. In 2004, he was honoured with the Bolesław Michałek Award for the best film book of the year "Za duży blask. O kinie współczesnym" [Too Much Shine. On Cinema Today]. In 2013, he was nominated for the "Nike" Literary Award for the book "Człowiek Miron" [Miron, the Man]. In the same year, he was awarded the Polish Film Institute Prize for the best film critic.

Danuta Stolarczyk-Lang

A graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw. From 1991-2002, she worked in the Office of the Committee of Cinematography. Since 2002, she has worked as a manager at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. She is responsible for, among other things, preparing draft laws in the field of departmental jurisdiction, supervising the state film institutions which are managed by the Minister and inspiring, undertaking and coordinating efforts to comply with the law in the field of departmental jurisdiction.

Olga Wysocka, PhD

A political scientist and cultural events manager. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Warsaw and also studied at the Free University of Berlin. From 2001-2004 she worked at the Polish Institute in Berlin. She obtained a PhD in political science at the European University Institute in Florence for her work "Populism the Polish Case". A laureate of the Józef Tischner scholarship at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, she has written numerous articles and studies on populism, democracy and the promotion and management of culture. She has been associated with the Institute since 2008. From 2009-2012, she was manager of the International Cultural Programme during the Polish Presidency of the EU Council. She is currently managing the project "Turkey". From 2014 she has been serving as deputy director of the IAM.



Secretary of the Council

Adam Wyżyński
phone: +48 22 542 10 86