Born in Gdynia. She graduated Psychology at the University of Gdańsk and Directing at the Polish National Film, Television and Theater School in Łódź. In 1996 she was nominated for a student Oscar for the short film ‘Pańcia’, supervised by Krzysztof Kieślowski.
Cannes Film Festival scholarship holder. Director and screenwriter of feature films and theater performances. In 2002, she made an hour-long TV movie ‘My Roast Chicken’ in which Agata Kulesza made her debut. She made her theater debut in 2014 with the play ‘Kobro’ by Małgorzata Sikorska Miszczuk. In 2015, she directed the play ‘Moja Sprawa’ by Radosław Paczocha with the theater of intellectually disabled actors. In 2019/2020 she made a feature film ‘The Amateurs’ with the participation of intellectually disabled actors and musicians: Teatr Biuro Rzeczy Osobistych, Ubogi Relacji, Awakeni and the Remont Pomp music band. Film have had received many awards in Poland and abroad. Among others: Grand Prix at the OFFCAMERA festival in Krakow, Grand Prix at the Kozzi Film Festival in Zielona Góra, Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles Best Feature and the two the most important awards in the context of the subject of the film: the award for the actor’s discovery at the Koszalin festival for the Biuro Rzeczy Osobistych theater and the Best Actress for Marzena Gajewska (actress with Down’s syndrome) at the International Festival in Shanghai!
Q&A with Iwona Siekierzyńska will take place on Thursday, 28 october, after the screening of ‘The Amateurs’ at 4:45 p.m.