About the artist
Magdalena Szymków, journalist and filmmaker, graduated from Wajda School. She is a co-founder of the production company Vezfilm. She has worked for Polish channels TVP and TVN, as well as ARTE/WDR and RAI. For 10 years she worked as correspondent in Italy. For her reportage about immigrants’ condition in Italy she was nominated for the Polish Grand Press Award 2007. In Italy, she was a close collaborator of Ryszard Kapuściński. She is an alumnus of IDFAcademy and Documentary Campus Masterschool. Currently she is working on development of MEDIA supported project “You have to be there,” a coproduction of Vezfilm and Otter Film (Oscar nominated for “Rabbit à la Berlin” in 2010).