Kuba Witek na Północy

Topniejąca Arktyka. Wschodni Spitsbergen 2019r.


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Ant/Arctic Women (2023)

Ant/Arctic Women presents the untold stories of Polish pioneers of polar research in the Arctic and Antarctica. Among them are expedition leaders and female researchers with great achievements who coped well in an environment dominated by men. They were not afraid of wintering in bases and working in difficult polar conditions. The results of this work contribute to the study of climate change and the health of the entire planet. It is also a story about ambition, persistence in pursuing goals and fulfilling dreams.

Official website – film.polarniczki.pl

19th Moc Gór film festival in Zakopane / Audience award and distinction in the Polish film category
17. BNP Paribas Dwa Brzegi – Film and art festival in Kazimierz Dolny
31st International Mountain Film Festival in Poprad, Slovakia
19th INKAFEST mountain film festival in Arequipa, Peru / Best Adventure Documentary Award
27th OFF CINEMA Documentary Film Festival in Poznań
15th World Culture Festival – Kaleidoscope in Rzeszów
San Diego Environmental Film Festival in San Diego, USA
6th Transylvania Film Festival in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
3rd Golden FEMI Film Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria / Award for Outstanding Achievement in Gender Equality in Science Documentary



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Once the ice is gone (2024)

A group of scientists from two research institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Geophysics and the Institute of Oceanology, together with partners from the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, as part of the “RAW – Retreat And Wither” project, want to understand the impact of the recession of glaciers that are currently retreating into the sea on marine biological production and marine biogeochemistry in the Arctic.
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Ordinary Life (2022)

When Adam, a Polish student in Denmark, met a Greenlander named Birthe, he did not expect that this youthful love would lead him to an unknown and distant place at the northern end of the world. From a boy raised in a Polish provincial town, he grew into a man providing for his family in difficult Arctic conditions. For fifteen years he has integrated into the local community, works successfully as a teacher, has three daughters and can hunt reindeer.

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Together in Isolation (2021)

For almost a hundred days, the Faroe Islands – a small and isolated Atlantic nation – were in the early stages of lockdown, struggling together to avoid the deadly consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.Thanks to a sense of collective responsibility and quick action, the Faroese avoided the tragic consequences that can befall such a small and isolated population.

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Arctic Open – Arctic Countries Film Festival, Arkhangelsk
Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival, Finlandia

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Things of Great Value (2020)

Gerda Hiller – an immigrant of German origin – died in 2001 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the funeral, the last surviving brother decided to reveal her long-hidden secret to the rest of the family. Before she emigrated to the USA in the 1950s, she may have had a child, which she gave birth to during the war and was lost during the evacuation of her hometown of Breslau in 1945. The child’s fate was unknown to surviving family members. Seventeen years later, Gerda’s grandson, who heard about his grandmother’s mysterious treasure as a young boy, begins to research his family history..  


22th Polish Film Festival Los Angeles, USA
XXVII Ogólnopolski Festiwal form dokumentalnych NURT w Kielcach
VII Dolnośląski Festiwal Filmowy ZŁOTY SAMORODEK – 3 miejsce
XIII Festiwal Filmowy NNW w Gdyni

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Kuba Witek accompanies the scientific expedition of the Institute of Oceanology in Sopot to western Spitsbergen, during field work and research conducted on the Oceania ship and the polar yacht Magnus Zaremba. Scientists are observing Arctic glaciers that respond quickly to changing climatic conditions. They are also looking for organisms that appear in places where the glacier has retreated to understand processes related to global warming.The film takes viewers to the melting Arctic and allows them to discover the beauty of the changing landscape during the warmest summer on record.

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International Nature Film Festival 2020 Gödöllő, Hungary
3. Krakowski Green Film Festival 2020 Kraków, Poland
XVII NURT Festiwal form dokumentalnych, Kielce, Poland
FIIN – Festival Internacional de Imagem de Natureza, Portugal
International Festival of Outdoor Films Ostrava, Czech Republic
18th INKAFEST Mountain Film Festival, Peru

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FAROE WAY: The art of survival (2018)

A documentary story about the inhabitants of the Faroe Islands, their struggles with difficult conditions, clashes with nature, ocean, climate, isolation and hunger. The story of the fight for the survival of a language that is today spoken by less than 80,000 people. A story about a country whose origins come from small communities of isolated villages, and whose urban solutions are now a model for the rest of the world.

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International Travel FilmFest 2019 Limassol, Cyprus
Metro TV & Film Awards 2019 in Detroit, USA
International Scientific Conference, Cultural Interactions in the Arctic: Russia-Iceland-Faroe Islands – Gorky University, Moscow
2nd Świętokrzyskie Film Meetings, Kino Fenomen, Kielce

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ISOLAND: Icelandic stories of Polish immigrants (2017)

A documentary about Poles who came to Iceland at different years and moments in their lives, deciding to call the island their home. Meet the heroes of “ISOLAND”, living in Iceland from the distant Stöðvarfjörður in the east to the capital of the country – Reykjavík. They have different interests, views and professions, but they have one thing in common – love for a lonely island in the middle of a large ocean.

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Grand Prix at the MediaTravel 2017 Festival in Łódź
Best Debut/Bronze Emigrant at the EMIGRA Festival 2017 (Berlin, Chicago, Lviv, Vilnius, Warsaw)

LiFF Independent Cinema Festival 2018 in Lidzbark Warmiński
Festival of Cultures “Window to the World”, Baltic Sea Cultural Center, Gdańsk
9th International Festival of Applied Arts PLASTER in Toruń