Although we come from various towns and environments, we all have the love of cinema

Among us there are people responsible for film selection, fund-raising, partnerships’ development, accompanying events, coordination of the yearlong educational activities as well as social media specialists. We also get support from our devoted volunteers, without whom the dynamic development of our festival wouldn’t be possible.

Maciej Misztal


Initiator and director of Lublin Film Festival (until 2016 known as IFF Golden Anteaters). Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television University of Silesia graduate in Organization of Film and Television Production studies. Curator of film screenings at many festivals. The author and host of the Warsaw Short Framing and Off na zakręcie projects. For over 5 years, he has been developing his original method of building local communities by using the phenomenon of cinempathy. In his work, he combines the experience of a cultural animator with filmmaker practice. Instructor of film workshops for young people. Production manager of award-winning documentaries and short films as well as many TV programs, including international co-productions. At the LFF, he takes part in the selection of short films.

Andrzej Rusin


Lublin cultural animator, film instructor at the Centre for Culture in Lublin where he has been working since 1992. Coordinator Kinoteatr Film Circle, he runs workshops with young people and organizes film screenings. Consultant of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship program. He has participated as an instructor in numerous film educational projects. Coordinator of Lublin editions of the festivals of short auteur cinema. At the LFF, he takes part in the selection of short films.

Emilia Rusin


Graduated from the MFA in Painting and the Culture Management at University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska in Lublin. The artist painter, co-organizer of the Golden anteaters since 2009. Her specialty is animated film, she organizes numerous animated films screenings at the Centre for Culture in Lublin. She manages the work of the festival office and she takes part in the selection of short films.

Krystian Drozd


A film connoisseur, librarian, cultural animator. Films have been his passion for over twenty years. Along with Joanna Gładysz, he runs the “Benshi” Film Discussion Club.

Monika Kopiec


A librarian, arttherapist, passionate about the cinema. She writes about film therapy at the address Look into the Heart. Associated with the Film Group The Name Was Too Long, where she is a producer.

Joanna Ziomek

film expert, librarian, graduate of Polish philology; initiator of DKF BENSHI in Lublin; she collects favorite shots and has been consistently watching Polish films for years.

Gosia Cichalewska


English philology graduate. Associated with LFF since 2019. Bookworm that specializes in devouring detective, crime and horror literature.

Olga Obel


English philology graduate. Associated with LFF since 2019. Specializes in a variety of film translations because of her passion for cinematography and pop culture.

Olga Zdybel


Coordinator of volunteering at the Lublin Film Festival since 2017. She works at the Center for Culture and Civic Initiatives in Podkowa Leśna. Creator of the WolONline project. Vice-president of the tanTHEO foundation, event organizer at Projekt Efektywny. She cooperated with the Nowa Sztuka Association. Co-organizer of six editions of the National Student Theater Festival “Kontestacje”. She worked as a Junior Program Specialist at the Teatr Stary in Lublin. Juror of the Independent Short Film Competition at the 7th Film and Art Festival “Dwa Brzegi”.  

Julia Hawrot


Graduate of Media Production at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. Associated with LFF since 2017. She likes to spend her free time watching films and series, the most frequent repertoire includes auteur cinema. In the break from watching, time is stolen by books, fiction takes up most of the shelf space.

Iga Wójtowicz


Graduate of film studies and new media knowledge at the Jagiellonian University. During studies she actively participated in the organization of the Krakow Photomonth, in 2019 she was a jury member of the Krakow Film Festival, in 2020 of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. Since 2021, she has been working at Radio Lublin, where she can be heard in the author’s film audition Iga Movie and in the program “At the cinema in Lublin.”


Tomasz Wieleba


By profession a multimedia librarian. After work, a cinema fan and an avid photographer. Associated with LFF since 2017. Since his studies, he has been strongly involved in voluntary work in various cultural institutions. During the LFF, he coordinates the activities of volunteers from the LFF TV group, supervises the creation of audiovisual content for the purposes of documentation and promotion of the festival.

Kasia Deputat

media group

She graduated from the Film Production Organization at the Film and Television Academy in Warsaw. In 2015, she began her adventure with the festival as a film editor, currently the editing coordinator of the LFF TV.

Tomasz Górecki


Student of multimedia engineering at the Lublin University of Technology. He joined festival television in 2019 as a volunteer. He is editing and computers passionate.

Rafał Karaś

media group

Michał Ozimek

media group

Janek Jankowski

hospitality ambassador

A graduate of English Philology at the Catholic University of Lublin. He participated for the first time in the Lublin Film Festival in 2019 as a volunteer translating films and taking care of guests.

Agnieszka Bąk

Short films selector

The student of Journalism and Social Communication at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin. She co-creates the “Kino w eterze” programme at Radio Free. She has been interested in cinema since high school, and she holds a special place in her heart for The Two Riversides Film and Art Festival.

Marcin Kwaśniewski

Short films selector
Graduate of Organization of Film and Television Production, Krzysztof Kieslowski Faculty of Radio and Television, University of Silesia in Katowice. Production worker on films, television programs and music videos. Co-organizer of the “Camera Rebels” festival in Warsaw.