Miroslaw Dembinski


Born 1959 Bydgoszcz (Poland). Graduated from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (mathematics) and Polish National Film School in Lodz (directing). Documentary directing teacher since 1990. Directed almost 30 films, series, documentaries. Received over 80 international film festivals prizes.

Producer since 1991. Within over 25 years of its activity, he has produced over 50 films and series, mostly documentary, which have been awarded over 80 prizes at international film festivals in Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Mexico, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Bulgaria, England, Italy, Canada, USA, Argentina, India and Hungary.

The films produced by him have been broadcast on television in 16 European countries on channels such as: Canal+, BBC-South, ZDF, SDR, MDR, ARTE G.E.I.E., ORF, SlovakTV, LRT, LTV, ETV, BNT, RTS, HRT, Documania, Canal 5, ERT, YLE, Al-Jazeera English, YES/DBS, Czeska Telewizja (CT), Canal de Historia, Sveriges Utbildningsradio.

Co-operation on regular basis with Polish Television, The Polish Film Institute, The Polish National Film School. He has undertaken international co-productions with amongst others: Sodaperaga (France), Epo Film (Austria), Zyga Films (Venzeuela) and Shoot the Breeze (South Africa).

The most prominent films and projects produced by him are:

“The way to live” – Polish paid soldiers in Bosnia

“Bury me together with them” – Polish officers murdered in Katyn „Dad from America” - about author’s relationship with his father.

„Future of an Illusion” – a poetic picture of the inhabitants of Havana

“Losers and Winners” – the football World Cup for the homeless

“Dwarfs go to Ukraine” - the Orange Revolution “A Lesson of Belorusian” - a protest of young Belorusians against faked presidential election in March 2006

“Music partisans” – about young rock music bands who are in opposition with Lukashenka’s regime.

“Pustelniks in the mountains” - the story about a Himalayan alpinist Piotr Pustelnik (the father) and a rock climbers (Adam and Pawel Pustelnik – sons).

“Kotan’s Children” - the story of Bogusia and Adam (the leaders of the centre for homeless and drug addicted people in Nowolipsk) and the centre residents.

Project “The World from Dawn till Dusk 2011-2016” – a group of famous Polish documentary filmmakers run workshops for film school students from 15 cities all over the world: Minsk, Kiev, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, Chisinau, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Bydgoszcz, Kolkata, Baku, Istanbul, Wroclaw, Havana, Jerusalem. Within the framework of the workshops an hour long documentaries, being the portraits of those cities, were be made.

"The Young people About Themselves 2014” – Polish well-known documentalists run and supervised the cycle of the workshops for young Ukrainians, Belarusians and Polish students. They prepared the scripts and the trailers of their future documentaries.

“Alisa in Warland” - a candid, personal self-portrait by a young woman traveling through Ukraine after the outbreak of the revolution.

“When Will This Wind Stop” - the film tells 4 personal stories of one Crimean Tatar family. Their story concentrates, as in a lens, the extensive experience of people living under occupation. “Young People About Ukraine 2016” - the cycle of the workshops for young Ukrainians. Project run by Polish famous film makers. Students prepared the scripts and the trailers of their future documentaries.