Pawel Ziemilski

was born in 1981, graduated from the Lodz National Film School and from the Wajda School in Warsaw. He also has a Master’s in Sociology from the University of Warsaw. Short documentary and fiction films he made so far received wide publicity at numerous film festivals around the world and got many prestigious awards. His documentary “Rogalik” got IDFA nomination in 2012. Apart from directing, Pawel Ziemilski is involved in social animation, organizing workshops for so-called troubled youth.


Rogalik, 2012; Urban Cowboys, 2016.

IN TOUCH (12+)

Poland, Iceland, 2018, colour, 63 min.
Director: Pawel Ziemilski
The Polish village of Stare Juchy has been pulled apart. A third of the population left to work in Iceland, and those who stayed behind are hoping for their return. But by now their children and grandchildren are settling into new lives on the other side of Europe. The distance separating them is great and the journey expensive, so they don’t get to hug each other very often. The best alternative is intensive contact by Skype.
Russian premier


IDFA (the Netherlands, 2018) – Special Jury Award for mid-length competition.