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Igor Polaniewicz - Director of Photography
Born in 1988 in Warsaw. After graduating from high school he realised that film and photography are the two most beloved things in his life. He favours working with colour and light, and composition is one of his strongest assets. When approaching new professional challenges his inspirations come from photography, painting, and music. He studied cinematography at the Radio and Television Faculty in Katowice (WRiTV), tutored by Marcin Koszałka and Adam Sikora, also gaining experience while working on the film sets of commercials and feature films: “Warsaw ’44” (dir. Jan Komasa) and “The Citizen” (dir. Jerzy Stuhr).
During his professional career he has been the cinematographer on several commercials, music videos, documentary films, and short feature films, which he started making already during his studies. In 2014 he was the recipient of the renowned industry award KTR Young Directors for his auteur booktrailer advertising Marcin Wroński’s crime novel entitled “Haiti”. Also in 2014 he received a mention for cinematography for his film „Stranger” at Wegiel Student Film Festiwal. In 2015 He won a prestigious Jan Muchulski's award for cinematography for the same movie „Stranger”.