I Dream for a Living

feature documentary film in production


A documentary about aspiring filmmakers (Polish National Film School students),

their dreams, fears and hopes for the next 5 and 10 years.


INTERVIEWS in years:

2015 - 2020 - 2025



Talent Demo Showcase / Camerimage Festival, POLAND (short edit)

Official Selection / Warsaw Film Festival, POLAND (short edit)

Official Selection / International Youth Film Festival Langesund, NORWAY (short edit)


Finalist / Sundance Institute and Project 1324 "What's Next?" Challenge, USA (short edit)


In 2015 we interviewed seventy-five Polish and International students, currently enrolled at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź. We have prepared ten questions, among which we asked the students about their dreams, fears and hopes for the next 5 and 10 years. After these 5 and 10 years we plan to meet with them and ask them the same questions, as well as confront them with their past answers. 

Steven Spielberg once said that as a filmmaker he dreams for a living. Being a filmmaker is not only a job, but it is a way of approaching life. Among people that we interviewed are cinematographers, directors, producers, actors, editors, animators and photographers, all different ages, brought up in various countries, traditions and religions. But they all have one thing in common - their passion for film.

We chose film students to be the subject of this project, as they are very sensitive, they aim high and dream big, they want to entertain other people and spread their ideas and creativity as much as they can. We are curious in what will happen to these young filmmakers, all ready to work hard to make their dreams come true, and what life has prepared for them. We are convinced that we will create beautiful portraits of ambitious people. Their potential was already noticed by the professors and tutors in the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in
Łódź [in 2014 voted second best film school outside the United States by "The Hollywood Reporter"], who knows, maybe someday their dreams will come true, and we will be there to experience their joy.


CREW (2015/2016)

director & editor / KATARZYNA SAWICKA

associate producer / ADRIAN KUDJA



production manager / WERONIKA LISEK

production coordinator / WIKTORIA DYNAREK

sound postproduction / BŁAŻEJ KAFARSKI (@ GŁOŚNO)


stills, making of / ADAM SUZIN

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