Crossing the Boundaries

A century into its existence, cinema has entered another dynamic phase of development. On one hand this is largely due to technological progress. Other branches of art, such as literature and performance art, are starting to utilise the medium of film and video. At the same time increasingly cinematic forms are adopted by fields that make use of motion pictures – visually advanced video games, for example. Existing film genres are also undergoing changes, taking advantage of technological innovation. An example of such a process is the development of a documentary based on the Internet, the so-called interactive documentary. On the other hand, technological progress itself keeps democratising the medium of film and video, allowing for the creation of video footage by Internet- and smartphone-users, who keep track of modern world events through virtual media. This way, among other things, copies of popular music videos and video memes arise.

Curators: Tomasz Raczek, Bartosz Wójcik

Moderator: Tomasz Raczek

Tomasz Raczek

Film critic, journalist, publisher, director of the ”n” Platform film channels, author of television and radio programs. Graduated from the State Theatre Academy in Warsaw (Theatre Studies Department). Along with Zygmunt Kałużyński he created the famous review duo known for their heated arguments about films, which ran on television as well as printed in the press and books. Laureate of the “Wiktor” award and awards for achievements in the area of artistic critique. Has written for “Rzeczpospolita,” “Polityka,” “Przegląd Tygodniowy,” “Teatr,” “Film,” “Kino,” “Ekran,” “Cinema,” “The European,” “The Montreal Gazette,” “Pani,” “Wprost,” “Kino Domowe DVD,” and “Tele Świat.”

Creator of the Polish “Playboy” as well as its first editor-in-chief. Writes theatre and film reviews, literary director of the Komedia Theatre in Warsaw, the Rozrywka Theatre in Chorzów, the Danuta Baduszkowa Music Theatre in Gdynia, and the “Oko” Film Group. Raczek used to be vice-director of TVP 2 and a lecturer at the Melchior Wańkowicz Warsaw School of Journalism. In 2002, with Marcin Szczygielski, he founded the Instytut Wydawniczy Latarnik – a publishing house specialising in books on media and written by media people.

Author of the books: “Kinopassana. Sztuka oglądania filmów”, “Karuzela z idolami,” “Pies na telewizję,” “Karuzela z madonnami,” “Karuzela z herosami;” co-author (with Zygmunt Kałużyński) of the books: “Perłowa ruletka,” “Poławiacze pereł,” “Perły do lamusa,” “Alfabet na 4 ręce,” and the 5-volume film lexicon “Perły kina.”



Bartosz Wójcik

Author, curator of artistic projects, certified cultural manager, a PhD in history, director of the Szczecin European Film Festival. Scholarship-holder from DAAD, ÖAD, Friedrich Naumann Foundation. Received the NBP award for young regional artists (2004) and the National Geographic Traveller award (2011). Researcher at the University of Szczecin.



• Double Bind #3 (audiovisual production based on performance activities)
• Takeshi. Cień śmierci  (audiobook trailer)
• Pharell Williams “Happy” and imitators (plagiarism of the popular music video)
• Video memes
• Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (video game)

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