Paul Bronislaw Kmiec
Paul Kmiec is a filmmaker and educator from Boston. He graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory with a B.F.A in writing and directing film.
Paul’s films have been screened at festivals and events in Hollywood, Northern California, Florida, New Mexico, Michigan, France, Greece and at Jacob Burns Film Centre in New York. In 2013 his film “Magi” won Best Short Film at the Santa Cruz Film Festival. Recently his film “Skye” won the award for Best Director and for Best Female Actor at the Symi International Film Festival in Greece and screened at the Solaris Film Festival in Nice, France. His music video, “When November Came” was awarded winner at the Berlin Flash Film Festival in Germany (July 2018) and was also screened at the Movement for Peace event at the 17th Annual Santa Cruz Film Festival this October 2019.
In 2012 and 2013 Paul was awarded The Joan Potter & Miriam Arsham Award for Directing Actors from SUNY Purchase College and is a two-time recipient of the Harriet Irsay Scholarship from the American Institute of Polish Culture. His essay, “Cinema: A Source of Polish Survival” was published in their annual magazine.
Paul has lived and worked in Hollywood, Northern California and Boston where he has taught history and theatre. He will be returning as Film Instructor at SUNY Purchase College Pre-Baccalaureate Summer Program for a fifth year and is the Acting for Screen instructor at the International Theatre & Dance Project (ITDP) .