Krzysztof Gierat

The Polish film expert

Krzysztof Gierat is the Polish film expert. A graduate of the Jagiellonian University, he studied also at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Joint instigator and head of the Jewish Culture Festival, Graffiti Film Centre and “Film Polski” Foundation. Distributor of national and foreign films in Poland. Former Deputy Mayor of the City of Krakow, Director of the Polish State Television Film Agency, General Secretary of the Polish Filmmakers Association. Member of the Polish and European
Film Academies. Since 2000 Director of the Krakow Film Festival. Founder and head of Krakow Film Foundation, which acts as the Festival’s producer as well as promoter of Polish documentary and short films abroad. Lecturer at the Krakow Academy. Member of numerous film festivals’ juries also as chairman (Karlovy Vary, Zagreb, Sydney, Nyon, Mexico City).