Wiktoria Szymańska

Writer and film director with background as a painter and visual artist, was born in Poland, grew up in UK, studied in France, and now works between Germany, Poland, France, Mexico and Tanzania. Her film "Themerson and Themerson" (2011) has been celebrated around the world as one of the best documentary about art. Her "The man who made angels fly" (2013) won IDFA Industry Award and premiered at Karlove Vary and Hot Docs. Wiktoria also made shorts and video installations about dance and female bodies. In 2014 she made a series of visual poems for Channel4 "Women in the cities". Wiktoria is a graduate of the Arts Plastique Sorbonne and Wajda School in Warsaw. She also took part in Eurodoc, Esodoc and Archidoc - La Femis. She was a a fellow of Nipkow program and British Arts Council Award and worked for many European Tvs. Her documentaries are coproduced by ARTE, Channel4, SVT, YLE, BBC, AVRO, TVP, NHK, supported by Arts Council, Creative Europe, PISF, CNC, and regional funds in France and Poland.