Head of the Institute| Professor
Mirosław Przylipiak, professor of film and media studies at the University of Gdańsk, film critic, translator, documentary filmmaker. His main publications include the books Kino stylu zerowego/Zero Style Cinema (1994, sec. edition 2016), Kino najnowsze/New Cinema (1998), Poetyka kina dokumentalnego/Aesthetics of documentary cinema (2000, sec. ed. 2004), three books on American direct cinema, about 150 academic papers on various aspects of film and media, and numerous film reviews. He translated nearly 30 books, mostly from the fields of psychology and film, and some poetry. He also made several documentary films and series of television educational programmes. Mirosław Przylipiak is a founder and first managing director of Academic Educational Television of Gdańsk University. He has been awarded many grants and fellowships, from the Fulbright Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and the Polish Ministry of Higher Education, among others. His main areas of interest are: theory and aesthetics of cinema, documentary film, American direct cinema, and Polish cinema.