Odorowicz for Second Term
Minister of Culture Bogdan Zdrojewski and General Director of the Polish Film Institute Agnieszka Odorowicz. Photo by Marcin Kułakowski, Polish Film Institute
As a result of the two-stage competition for the position of General Director of the Polish Film Institute, Agnieszka Odorowicz has been appointed to continue her mission.
The Competition Committee, appointed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, was presided by Krystyna Janda. Other committee members included: Andrzej Wajda, Bartosz Konopka, Maciej Strzembosz, Joanna Ostaszewska, Piotr Walter, Sławomir Salamon, Tomasz Jagiełło, Janusz Majewski, Janusz Głowacki, and Marcel Łoziński. The committee unanimously recommended Agnieszka Odorowicz. On July 16, Minister of Culture Bogdan Zdrojewski appointed Agnieszka Odorowicz for a second term as General Director of the Polish Film Institute.
The newly-appointed General Director of the Polish Film Institute thanked the Competition Committee for their trust and approval of the Polish Film Institute’s hitherto activities. She also said special words of thanks to Committee members who represented bodies that finance the Polish Film Institute’s activities (cinemas, television, and film distributors). “This is an enormous responsibility,” said Odorowicz. “I would like to thank you for believing that your money is well spent serving filmmakers, and thus the entire market.” Odorowicz also congratulated her fellow competitors.
The new term of the General Director of the Polish Film Institute begins on October 3.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun