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


Graduate of history at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, cultural animator in Lublin, film instructor at the Centre for Culture in Lublin, where he is coordinator of the Project Cinema Circle. He is involved in workshop work with young people and the organisation of film screenings. Since 2012, juror of the Unia Film Festival, from 2008 to 2019 juror of the Lublin Cranes Cultural Award and in 2023 member of the Jury of the Opolskie Lamy Film Festival. In 2012-15 and 2019-2020 he was a consultant for the scholarship programmes of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. As an instructor, he has participated in many film educational projects.
At the LFF he participates in the selection of short films, with a special interest in the short films of our eastern neighbours.

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 Festival 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 Ziomek and Monika Kopiec he runs the “Benshi” Film Discussion Club.

Monika Kopiec


A certified art therapist with a special interest in the area of film therapy. She writes about it at patrzajwserce.
Together with Krystian and Joanna, she runs the “Benshi” Film Discussion Club. Her studies in psychology allow her to deepen her love for such themes in cinema.

Joanna Ziomek


film expert, librarian, graduate of Polish philology; initiator of the “Benshi” Film Discussion Club 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.

Monika Czapka


A graduate of the venerable and now defunct faculty at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, which was Scientific Information and Library Science. A former employee of the “Brama Grodzka – Teatr NN”, where at the Dom Słów she had the opportunity to coordinate (among other things) volunteers for the Lublin Literary Meetings “Miasto Poezji” or the International Typographic Meetings “TypoLub”. Currently, she is the head of herself and vice president of the “5Medium” Foundation, for which she coordinates the Youth Space: Po prostu Fajne Miejsce. She coordinates projects (e.g. “Kreatywni w Fotografii”, “Akademia Cyfrowych Kompetencji”) and conducts workshops such as handicrafts and DIY for different age groups. More recently, she has been an ecotherapist. She has a black cat Żelka and a blue-red fish Ribar. She enjoys traveling to Balkan countries (especially Macedonia), exploring the forest (with different senses), infrared photography, reading books (education obliges) and wearing hats (name also obliges).

Julia Hawrot

Graduate of Media Production at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University and Journalism and Social Communication at the University of Wroclaw. Founder of Lesstorie Film Collective. Associated with LFF since 2017.

Filip Wesołowski


Filmmaker, he is usually involved in lighting and set design on the sets.
He runs workshops in which young people create their own short films.
So far, he has been associated with projects carried out by, among others, the Children’s Art Center in Poznań, the Lodz Film School and, of course – the Centre for Culture in Lublin.

Tomasz Górecki


Student of multimedia engineering at Lublin University of Technology. Experienced editor in various film forms (music videos, 2D animation, vlogs, short promotional, documentary and educational films). More recently, also a cinematographer. Involved in the media section of the LFF since 2019.

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.”


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.

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.

Michał Ozimek

media group

Rafał Karaś

media group

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.

Our former co-workers:

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”.

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.

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.

Kuba Borkowski


Interior decorator and plumber. Since 2013 photographer at Sztukmistrze Foundation. One of the co-ordinators at EJC 2017 – European Juggling Convention in Lublin. 2016-2019 he worked in the festival’s TV crew, where he was camera operator and editor. Co-creator of the Golden Anteater statuette for the 11th edition of the festival.