The Contest

Director: Jakub Cuman

written & directed by Jakub Cuman director of photography Adam Palenta colour correction Łukasz Huptyś music by Fryderyk Chopin (Etiuda F-Dur op. 10 nr 8) sound by Maciej Krupa edited by Przemysław Chruścielewski artistic supervision Jacek Bławut production manager Kaja Domeracka executive producer Jakub Kosma executive production Kosma Film produced by Munk Studio, Polish Filmmakers Association, Telewizja Polska, Kosma Film co-financed by Polish Film Institute


The Contest is a documentary observation made during the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition Preliminaries in 2010. It pictures world of contestants’ inner deliberations and emotions. Documentary also questions the point of competition in art, which is tend to be judged in the same category as sport, and at the same time deprived of its main features such as intimacy, independence and individuality.

Jakub Cuman
Director. A graduate at Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw.