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Arri Group: Camera as Emotion X-ray

Group tutor: Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Lukasz Gutt

The camera as an x-ray of emotions
If you want to learn how to create emotions on the screen, be sure to sign up to the Arri Group during the 18th Film Spring Open Workshop in Krakow! The mentors will be director Agnieszka Smoczyńska and cinematographer Łukasz Gutt.
“During our workshop we will learn how to create emotions using moving image and sound. We will focus on: actors, photos, editing, set design, costumes, sound and rhythm. The participants will shoot short films focusing on a selected emotions”,
say Agnieszka Smoczyńska and Łukasz Gutt.
We address our invitation not only to directors and cinematographers but to everyone interested in making a joint etude during the Workshop. If you want to sing up, please send us a link to short film in which you present – in one shot – the transition between emotions (e.g. from love to fear).

We also invite actresses and actors to work in the Arri Group Camera as X-ray of Emotions. If you are interested, please send us a link to your portfolio.
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Group tutor

Agnieszka Smoczyńska – graduated in Culture Studies and Directing from the Radio and Television Faculty of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Awarded numerous times for her short feature films. In 2015 she made her debut with The Lure which won her Best Debut at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and an Eagle award in the Discovery of the Year category, together with dozens of awards around the world, including in Porto, Sophia, Montreal, Vilnius and at the Sundance Film Festival where the film received a Special Award for its ‘unique vision and design’. She took part in the European Cinema: Ten Women Filmmakers to Watch programme. Winner of the Global Filmmaking Award funded by the Sundance Institute. Her second feature film, Fugue, had its premiere in Cannes as part of the prestigious Critics’ Week section. In theatre she made her debut with a holy-hop-dog musical Święta Kluska. Currently she is working on her English-language debut Silent Twins, starring Letitia Wright – distribution rights have been acquired by the Focus Features film studio.

Graduated from Cinematography Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice. His debut is
the award-winning and famous film “Ki” by Leszek Dawid (2011), presented at the Venice Film
Festival. Film received numerous awards: a nomination to the Main Prize in the Polish Film
Competition and in the Cinematographers’ Debut Competition in Camerimage in 2011. Other
awards for “Ki” include the nomination to Andrzej Munk Award and Golden Duck awarded by
readers of the Film magazine.
In 2010, together with Paweł Ferdek, he directed “Scrap Odyssey”, an epic documentary film
realized in Kyrgyzstan and presented at many festivals around the world.
Director of photography for many feature films, among others: Filip Bajon’s “Panie Dulskie”, “The
Butler” (Silver Lions at Gdynia Film Festival, nomination to the main prize in the Polish Film
Competition at the Camerimage 2018 Festival and for the PSC award), “Performer” directed by
Łukasz Ronduda and Maciej Sobieszczański (awarded with the Think statuette: Film Award at the
Berlinale in 2015), Łukasz Ronduda’s “Heart of Love” (premiere at the Berlinale 2018, nomination
for the Grand Prix of the New Horizons Festival, Jantar award for cinematography at the Youth and
Film – Debut Film Festival in Koszalin). Cinematographer for the British-French production
(SkyAtlantic Uk, Canal+ Fr) criminal mini series “The Tunnel” (2013) directed by Udayana Prasada
and with a nomination for the Drama Series Emmy Awards.
He is a co-director (together with Łukasz Ronduda) and cinematographer for the feature film “All
Our Fears” (2021). The film was enthusiastically received by critics and audiences alike, as proven
by numerous awards, including the Main Prize at the Gdynia Film Festival, the Best
Cinematography Award, the Journalists’ Award, the Federation of Polish Film Clubs’ Don Quixote
Award, the Young Jury Award and the Golden Tape Award (Polish Section of FIPRESCI). Łukasz
Gutt was awarded Discovery of the Year at the Polish Film Awards gala.
He was the cinematographer for 3 episodes of the series “Becoming Elizabeth” created and written
by award-winning playwright and TV writer Anya Reiss. The series premiered in June 2022. He
was also the cinematographer on Leszek David’s “Broad Peak,” which premiered on Netflix in the
fall of 2022. He has been nominated fot best cinematography in “Broadpeak” to Polish Film
Awards. The film is based on true events, a dramatic story of Maciej Berbeka – a legendary Polish
Himalayan climber who wanted to reach the summit of one of the world’s most dangerous
mountains.The film premiered on Netflix in the fall of 2022. Sebastian Butny’s feature film “Święty”
with his cinematography, a Polish- Hungarian co-production, premiered in theaters in March 2023
and gained enthusiastic reviews.
Also, his latest work “Różyczka 2” by Jan Kidawa-Błoński will premiere in theaters in September
He’s also a visual artist presenting his artistic works (for example, the “Minstrel Show”, realized
together with Anna Niesterowicz) in the best galleries and museums in Poland and in the world,
including Kunsthalle Basel, the Foksal Gallery Foundation and the Museum of Modern Art in
Member of the European Film Academy, Member of the PSC, Polish Society of Cinematographers.

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