Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz

Director of several dozen documentaries and TV theatre plays who has won numerous awards. She graduated from Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław and from Film Directing at the Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia. The documentaries "I Am a Man" (1986) and "The Office" (1986) won her renown, in particular the latter one was showered with awards. For years, she has created film portraits of famous Poles, including Leszek Kołakowski, Czesław Miłosz and Jerzy Grotowski. Among her other well-known documentaries were: "Gdańsk Railway Station" (2008) and the biographical documentary "Wiera Gran" (2011). She is a lecturer at the Directing Department of the Film School in Łódź.