KRZYSZTOF ZANUSSI - President
Krzysztof Zanussi is a film director, producer and scriptwriter. Director of many award-winning, internationally acclaimed films (awarded in Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Moscow, Chicago, Montreal, Berlin, Tokio): The Structure of Crystal (1968), Illumination (1973), Camouflage (1976), Constant Factor (1980), The Year of Quiet Sun (1984), Wherever You Are If You Are (1988), In Full Gallop (1996), Persona Non Grata (2004), Revisited (2009), Foreign Body (2014). Krzysztof Zanussi is also a theatre director staging productions all around the world. He has authored several books. Has honorary doctorate of many renowned universities and gives lectures all around the world.
At the end of the 1980s, he co-founded the European Film Academy with Ingmar Bergman which convoked him in the first nucleous of one hundred members. Subsequently, Zanussi left the academy not agreeing with its development as an elitarian club. By the end of the 2000s, Zanussi took part again with the activities and the expansion of the community to around 1.000 members.
President of Tor Film Production, producer of the films by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Agnieszka Holland and many others. Professor at Silesian University in Katowice (Poland).