Maciej J. Drygas

was born on 3 April 1956 in Lodz, Poland. Film and radio director, screenwriter, producer, professor at the National Film School in Łódź. Graduate of the Department of Directing, Moscow (VGIK). He has won awards at numerous international festivals. Maciej J. Drygas’s films and radio documentaries have been broadcast by television and radio stations in Europe, Australia, Japan, Canada, Brazil, New Caledonia, South Africa.


Hear My Cry, 1991; State of Weightlessness, 1994; Voice Of Hope, 2002; A day in People’s Republic of Poland, 2005; Hear us all, 2008; Violated Letters, 2011; Abu Haraz, 2013.

State of Weightlessness (12+)

Poland, France, 1994, b/w, 60 min.
Director: Maciej J. Drygas
Combining interviews with Russian cosmonauts with never before seen archival footage of the early Soviet space program, The State of Weightlessness explores our place in the universe.


International Competition for radio, television and web Prix Italia (Italy, 1994) – Mention A; International Documentary Film Festival «Intermedia» (Lodz, 1994) – Grand Prix; International TV Film Festival URTI (Monte Carlo, 1995) – Grand Prix; International Film Festival Strasbourg (Germany, 1995) – First Prize; Balticum Film and TV Festival Bornholm (Denmark, 1995) – First Prize; Ismailia Festival For Documentary And Short Films (Egypt, 1995) – Grand Prix and Press Award; European Broadcasting Festival Prix Europa (Germany, 1995) – Special Commendation.