Pawel Ziemilski


Pawel Ziemilski is a documentary filmmaker based in Warsaw. He graduated from The Polish National Film School in Lodz and from the Wajda School in Warsaw.

His films received wide publicity at numerous festivals and got many prestigious awards. His latest “In Touch” received Mid-Length Special Jury Award at IDFA 2018. His previous short documentary “Rogalik’ got IDFA nomination in 2012 and was awarded at ZagrebDox FF, Alcine FF, Oberhausen FF, Chinese Film Academy and others.

Since 2018 he is a lecturer in experimental documentary at The Polish National Film School in Lodz. He also runs his own documentary course in Warsaw called Akcja Dokument! Apart from directing, between 2008-2016, he was intensely involved in social animation projects, organizing workshops for so-called troubled youth.

Creative areas of interest

Creative documentary, experimental documentary, hybrid films and genres

Mentoring strengths

Documentary filmmaking, story, idea and character development, finding unique film language to make your story stronger