Katarzyna Ślesicka

Co-founder & CEO of MY WAY STUDIO. Film producer, responsible for creative development, international relations and acquiring  new projects.

Graduate of University of Warsaw,  American Studies,  Warsaw School of Economics, management of culture and EAVE program for film producers.

In years 2001-2015 Katarzyna was working for Wajda School and Studio, for 10 years as Executive Director and Board Member (2005-2015).

She was a producer, executive producer or co-producer of the Studio’s films:  festival-awarded documentaries such as  “When I Am a Bird”  by Monika Pawluczuk, “Loosing Sonia” by Radka Franczak  or “North from Kalabria” by Marcin Sauter,  fiction feature length projects such as “Sanctuary” by Norah McGettigan (Polish – Irish coproduction) , “Christening” by Marcin Wrona, and many  successful shorts.

Katarzyna’s recent credits as a producer include documentary medium-length film  “End of the world” by Monika Pawluczuk, premiered at Hot Docs, Toronto 2015,  feature documentary  “K2. Touching the Sky” by Eliza Kubarska, made in co-production with  HBO, premiered in Locarno, Semaine de la Critique, 2015  and “Performer” by Łukasz Ronduda and Maciej Sobieszczanski  (as executive producer), premiered at the 44th IFF in Rotterdam and winning the prestigious THINK: FILM AWARD at the 65th IFF in Berlin.

Using her experience of running for 5 years the Creative Producers Programme at Wajda School, a training for up and coming  film professionals, Katarzyna now co-designs  Doc Lab Poland, produced by  Władysław Ślesicki Foundation & Krakow Film Festival, a consulting and pitching programme for documentary projects in development and rough cut stage.  

She is also a co-founder and vice-president of Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation, since 2014.

Selected filmography as a producer (for Wajda Studio):

End of the World, dir. Monika Pawluczuk, documentary, 2015
K2. Touching the Sky, dir. Eliza Kubarska, PL/UK/DE, documentary, 2015
When I Am a Bird, dir. Monika Pawluczuk, documentary, 2013
Sanctuary, dir. Norah McGettigan, fiction, PL/IRL, 2012
Losing Sonia, dir. Radka Franczak, documentary, 2012
The Dog Hill, dir. Grzegorz Zariczny, documentary, 2010
Little bride, dir. Lesław Dobrucki, documentary, 2009
Beautiful Misunderstanding, dir. Paweł Ferdek, documentary,  2009
Viva Maria, dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, documentary, 2009
North from Calabria, dir. Marcin Sauter, documentary, 2009
Andrzej Wajda: Let’s Shoot, dir. Paladino Film Group, documentary, 2008
Aria Diva, dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, fiction short, 2007
What it’s Like Being My Mother, dir. Norah Mc Gettigan, fiction short PL/IRL, 2007
The Cupboard, dir. Jacob Dammas, PL/DK documentary, 2007