Aleksander Pietrzak

Aleksander Pietrzak graduated from Music School with a focus on piano, Warsaw Film School in directing and University of Warsaw with a Liberal Arts degree. His diploma movie Mocna kawa wcale nie jest taka zla (Strong Coffee Is Not That Bad, 2014) and his last short Ja i mój tata (Me And My Father, 2017) won over 20 awards in Poland and abroad. At age 25, he directed his feature film debut, the black comedy Juliusz (2018). It was nominated for the Golden Lion award in Gdynia Film Festival and enjoyed wide release in Polish cinemas. His television debut came in 2019 with the very popular Polish comedy series 39 and a half weeks.  His directorial work continued with a new film Czarna owca (Black Sheep, 2021) and a comedy series for CANAL+ Planet Single: Eight Stories. He is also a lecturer at Warsaw Film School (pre-production) and hosts the radio-show Cinema t.b.c. In 2022 Alek created a new film festival called Big Festivalowski which opened its line up to the world`s best comedies and seeks to educate new members of the industry about comedic craft.