Documentary Filmmaking, Madness Required w/ Agnieszka Zwiefka

Listen to our podcast conversation with documentary filmmaker Agnieszka Zwiefka from the 2024 Meeting Point Vilnius.

TFV’s Matt Micucci returns with the second Showcast episode from the 2024 edition of Meeting Point Vilnius, the industry event taking place within the context of the Vilnius International Film Festival in Lithuania.

This episode features an insightful conversation with renowned Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Zwiefka, who attended for a special presentation of Wika!, her documentary portrait of an 85-year-old star DJ from Warsaw. He also takes this opportunity to ask her about her latest documentary, Silent Trees, which unveils the story of a Kurdish refugee girl stranded in a no-man’s land between Belarus and Poland, and that recently premiered in CPH:DOX.

Throughout this conversation, we dleve into Zwiefka’s journey, from her transition from investigative journalism to documentary filmmaking, and she shares insights into the essence of her craft, emphasizing the necessity of a touch of madness and an abundance of courage.

Showcast is a series of candid podcast conversations from film festivals and film markets, presented by The Film Verdict and hosted by Matt Micucci.

Featured photo credit: Agnieszka Zwiefka

  • A poster of the 2024 AVP Summit, which took place in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Image: AVP Summit

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