Zbigniew Wojciech Bzymek

Born 1976, Warsaw, Poland. Lives and works in New York City.


B.A. cum laude, English/Russian. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 1998

M.F.A. Film Directing, The Polish National Film School, Łódź, Poland 2008

Selected Films and Video as Director (selected screenings)

Horses 2016 music video for Brodka (VEVO release - PIAS Recordings)

City of My Dreams 2014 music video for Mary Komasa (Online release - Warner Music)

Future Real Moments 2012 40 min. (Anthology Film Archives February 2012, Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro April, 2012).

Utopians  2011 86 min. (Entrevues Belfort, France, November 2011, Mezipatra Queer Film Festival October 2011, New Horizons, Wroclaw Poland, July 2011, CPH Pix, Denmark, April 2011, Berlin International Film Festival, February 2011).

Nagle Na Zawsze (Suddenly Forever)  2008  42 min. (Next Reel International Film Festival, Singapore, January 2010, FilmPolska Film Festival, Berlin, April 2009, East End Film Festival, London, April 2009, Mediawave International Festival, Budapest, April 2009, Offcinema Festival, Bologna, February 2009, 31st Rencontres Henri Langlois, France, December 2008, 12th Off Cinema International Festival, Poland, November 2008, Young Art Cinema International Film Festival, Poland October 2008, 33rd Polish National Film Festival, Poland, September 2008, TOFIFEST, Poland, July 2008, Łodzią Po Wiśle Festival, Warsaw, Poland, March 2008).

W Hotelu Syrena (In Hotel Siren) – 2003  9 min. (InterFilm Berlin, November 2005, Polish Cultural Institute in Berlin, June 2005, Kraków International Film Festival, May 2005, KinoPolska, aired 2005, 2006).

As Cinematographer

Here Come The Girls dir. Young Jean Lee 2013 20 min. (Locarno 2014, Sundance 2014, BAM Cinefest 2014).

A Meaning Full Life [sic] dir. Young Jean Lee 2015 14 min. (BAM Cinefest 2016)

As Video Designer (Performance)

Space//Space 2012 dir. Mallory Catlett (Collapsable Hole)

Vieux Carré 2010 dir. Elizabeth LeCompte (St. Ann's Warehouse, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Rotterdam Schouwburg)

La Didone 2007 dir. Elizabeth LeCompte (St. Ann's Warehouse, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Rotterdam Schouwburg)

Hamlet 2006 dir. Elizabeth LeCompte (St. Ann’s Warehouse, Holland Festival)

Zauberflöte 2005 dir. Krystian Lupa (Wiener Festwochen, Festival Aix en Provence)

The Seagull 2007 dir. Krystian Lupa (The Alexandrinsky Theatre, The Polish National Theatre),

Three Sisters 2006 dir. Krystian Lupa (The American Repertory Theatre [A.R.T.], The Edinburgh International Festival)

Over All the Mountain Tops 2006 dir. Krystian Lupa (Teatr Dramatyczny)

Zaratustra 2005 dir. Krystian Lupa (Athens Festival, Stary Teatr, Théâtre de l’Odéon)

Solaris 2004 dir. Krystian Lupa (Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus)

Work Experience

Adjunct lecturer, CUNY New York City College of Technology Sept. 2015–2017

• Taught 2 sections Storyboard Concepts in the Communication Design Department


Company videographer, The Wooster Group, New York, NY October 2010–

• Created “The Dailies” an online video chronicle of the group spanning six years


Technical Director, Poletik with Kambiz Hosseini, New York, NY July 2013–Feb.2015

•Oversaw cameras, lighting and post for 2 million viewer weekly “Farsi Daily Show”

•Trained editors and devised production workflows


Freelance Video Editor, Green Focus Films, New York, NY June 2014–Feb. 2015

•Created web edits for Department of Energy biofuels informational videos


Cinematographer, Imagine Fashion: Ladies and Gentlemen, New York, NY Dec. 2011–Dec. 2012

•Shot, edited, post-produced short fashion/culture video interviews


Video assistant, Guggenheim.com, New York, NY April. 2000–August. 2001

•Shot and edited video for 3D modeling for use on “virtual museum” project

Grants, Awards and Fellowships

Travel grant from The Adam Mickiewicz Institute 2014 and 2016

Development grant from The Polish Institute of Film Arts 2009

Gregory Millard Fellowship in Film, New York Foundation for the Arts 2009

Grand Prix for directing, Rencontres Internationales Henri Langlois, Poitiers, FR 2008

MAP fund grant for video design development of Oh What War with Mallory Catlett 2008

Artist-in-Residence, Digital Performance Institute, New York, Spring 2008

Post-production grant from the Polish Institute of Film Arts, 2006

Selected Press

Schweizerhof, Barbara. "Ein Tanz auf der Fensterbank." Der Freitag Kultur. January 4, 2012.

David, Ciprian. "Utopians." Negativ. January 2012.

Delorme, Stéphane. “Zbigniew Bzymek.” Cahiers du Cinéma. September 2011.

Delorme, Stéphane. "Au Forum." Cahiers du Cinéma. Mars 2011.

Lahrmann, Björn. “Utopians.” Manifest: Das Filmforum. February 2011.

Knörer, Ekkehard. “Ein etwas irres Etwas: Zbigniew Bzymek’s ‘Utopians’.” Perlentaucher. February 2011.

Ostapkowicz, Iwona. “Soudain, pour toujours de Zbigniew Bzymek primé à Poitiers.” Courrier

International. May 2009.

Rzeczycka, Anna. “‘Nagle na zawsze’ Zbigniewa Bzymka.” Radio France Internationale. December 2008.

Webster, Andy. “Congregation of the Damned in a No-Man’s-Land Cabaret.” The New York Times. September 2008.

Sobolewski, Tadeusz. “Koniec Aleji Gówniarzy.” Gazeta Wyborcza. April 2008.


English, Polish, Russian, German

Technical skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut 7 and X, Isadora

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