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.

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.

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.

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.

Agnieszka Bąk


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.

Olga Zdybel


Coordinator of volunteering at the Lublin Film Festival since 2017. A senior instructor 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”.  

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.

Gosia Cichalewska


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

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.

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

Journalist group coordinator

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 2019, she have been working as a manager and film educator at the Bajka Cinema.

Kasia Deputat


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.