Janusz Kijowski

Janusz Kijowski
Born 1948 in Szczecin. Film director, stage and opera director, screenwriter, and actor. Film critic, producer.

He studied Biology at the University in Warsaw (graduated in 1972) and Film des Arts du Spectacle in Brussels; and since 1998 also lecturer at the Łódź Film School. During his studies he wrote film reviews for “Kultura” weekly. Chairman of Young Circle in the association of Polish FilmMakers between 1979 and 1981. Director of the Karol Irzykowski Film Studio. He has made many stage productions, e.g. at the Jaracz Theatre in Olsztyn, the Great Theatre, the national Opera HOUSE, and Television Theatre.


2001 Chameleon (Kameleon)
1992 Warszawa. Annee 5703
– Award of the Artur Brauner Foundation)
1989 The State of Fear (Stan strachu)
1982 Before the Battle (Avant la bataille)
– Feature Documentary (Grand Prix, IFF Rotterdam ’82)
1980 Voices (Głosy)
1979 Kung-Fu
– Prize for the best debut at PFF Gdansk 1979, “Golden Camera”
– Award of the “Film” weekly magazine