Izabela Plucińska

Director, screenwriter, producer

Born in Poland and currently living in Berlin, Germany, Izabela Plucińska has some 30 films to her name. She studied art and film and now brilliantly combines her talents to create animated works. In 2005, her short film Jam Session won a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Her politically and philosophically oriented medium-length film Esterhazy was screened around the world in 2009, including in the UK, France, Finland, Hungary and Mexico, garnering a number of awards. At the moment, Plucińska is busy working with her own production company, Clay Traces, along with her associates. She frequently leads workshops and teaches film animation at universities internationally. Her last film, Portrait of Suzanne, is based on the novel by Roland Topor.