6-10.12.2023 / Białystok

Introducing the Jury of journalists from Poland!

Introducing the Jury of journalists from Poland!

Journalist Jury (Poland)

The jury of journalists from Poland will decide which film (entered into the Eastward Window and the Whole Wide World competitions) will receive the best foreign film award.

Katarzyna Borowiecka
Film journalist, on the radio for 15 years (formerly in “Trójka”, now on “357”). She talks about what’s on the small and big screen in the programme “Ekranizacja”. She has hosted “Aktualności Filmowe” on Canal+ and Netflix Studio on YT, as well as her own POPcast – a podcast about pop culture. She has interviewed winners of the Oscar, the Caesar and the Palme d’Or, including Antonio Banderas, Sally Potter, Elliot Page and Roman Polanski. She collaborates with many film festivals and holds press conferences at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. She is a fan of Batman and stop-motion animation.

Maciej Kowalczyk
Graduate in film studies at the Jagiellonian University. Specialises in Hungarian cinema (including “In Search of Identity – István Szabó’s Central European Trilogy”), Polish and Asian cinema. He co-authored the book “And the ship sails… 30 years of the Polish Feature Film Festival Gdańsk – Gdynia”). In 2017, together with several other cinephiles, he set up Pełna Sala, a film-themed portal, and has been its editor-in-chief since 2018. For several years, he has been part of the preselection team for short films for the Warsaw Film Festival.

Marcin Stachowicz
Film critic, essayist, cultural studies scholar. Winner of the Grand Prix in the Krzysztof Mętrak Competition. Collaborates with, among others, “Dwutygodnik”, Filmweb, “Czas Kultury”, “Szum” and “Krytyka Polityczna”. Co-author of the collective volumes “David Lynch. Polish Perspective” and “Cutting Bodies. Moving Images”. He is interested in the intertwining of visual culture and politics, cinema that transgresses aesthetic norms and engages with social issues, the history of the avant-garde and countercultural movements. He comes from a post-industrial town in the Mazovia region and enjoys hardcore punk music, thick novels and surrealist poetics.