Jerzy Antczak

Jerzy Antczak

Gdynia Film Festival
The Platinum Lions

Berlin IFF
Silver Berlin Bear for Jadwiga Baranska
Unicrit Award for Jerzy Antczak
for Nights and Days

Golden Lion
for Nights and Days

PFF in Gdansk
Best Actress Award for Jadwiga Baranska
Best Actor Award for Jerzy Binczycki
for Nights and Days

World Film and TV Festival in Prague
Audience Award
International Critics Award
Intervision Award
for Epilogue of Nuremberg

Prix Italia at Palermo for The Master

Ramsey Award in Cairo for The Shot

Polish Public Award for Countess Consel


Born in 1929. After graduating in 1953 form the Łódź Film School he begins his career as an actor. Between 1956 and 1963 he was artistic director of 7’15 Theatre and founder and head of Television Center “TV Popular Theatre”. In 1963 he moved to Warsaw and become the Chief Director and later Head of Polish TV Masterpiece Theatre.
In September 1972 he wrote and directed “Night and Days” (Noce i dnie), based on novel by Maria Dabrowska, which was nominated for the Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language category. Along with his wife, actress Jadwiga Baranska moved to the States in 1979. From 1985 to 2001 he hold tenure at the UCLA Film School teaching advanced directing.
At 2013 Gdynia Film Festival he was presented with The Platinum Lions.


2002 Chopin: Desire for Love (Chopin. Pragnienie miłości)
1980 The Walls (Ściana)
1975 Nights and Days (Noce i dnie)
1970 Epilogue of Nuremberg (Epilog norymbergski)
1968 Countess Cosel (Hrabina Cosel)
1966 The Master (Mistrz)
The Shot (Strzał)