Warsaw Film School was founded in 2004 by Polish film director, producer and screenwriter Maciej Ślesicki and one of the country's most popular actors, Bogusław Linda. The academy is a unique film institution, one of three in the country to grant BA diplomas.
Warsaw Film School had been active on the market for over ten years and is currently one of the fastest growing film academies in Europe. This allows to employ a highly qualified, professionally active teaching staff of Polish and international filmmakers and film scholars. The school is constantly improving its infrastructure and investing in campus, the home to School's production facilities and newly-restored Cinema with 35mm, digital and 3D capabilities.
Poland is producing around 60 feature films and is involved in 20 to 30 international co-production projects a year. We are based at the heart of a dynamically developing audiovisual market, with strong tradition and sincere attachment to film a mode of personal and political expression.
Based in the capital of Poland, WFS is at the center of a film education hub, which also includes a film-profiled high school, game-profiled high school, secondary school, vocational college and a production company.
Warsaw Film School has also its very own art-house cinema called Kino Elektronik right on campus. Created in 1964 the cinema has been recently renovated and hosts many concerts, film events, festivals as well as regular theater screenings, most of which hold special student rates.
The school is perfectly communicated with the city centre by subway (Dworzec Gdański station), tramway (15) and Old Town (bus 116). It is also only a five minute tram ride away (6) from the other side of the river district, Praga Północ a lively artistic student hub. A big and customer friendly shopping mall, Arkadia is just one tram (1) stop from school.
The School organizes a range of educational, artistic, and professional events, including Script Fiesta – Europe's only fully open festival dedicated to the art of writing for the screen. Each year hundreds of professionals gather for a week of master-classes, workshops, pitching sessions and social events. The list of special guests includes Joe Eszterhas, Pilar Alessandra, Linda Aronson, Slawomir Idziak, Elite Zexer and Jane Campion.
The campus, with the capacity of 2,600 sq. m is offering space for film and photography shoots, dark rooms, post-production facilities and a high-end sound studio.