Based in London since 2013, Magda Kowalczyk has been working as a Cinematographer for over 15 years. During her career she has worked on numerous international film projects, shooting among others in United Kingdom, Poland, United States and Israel. She graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz as a Director of Photography in 2010, followed by the Budapest Cinematography Masterclass in 2011 as well as the prestigious documentary course at Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in 2005. Over the years she has gained extensive experience in different forms; documentaries, narrative film, and TV. In the last few years the films Magda has worked on (‘Katya’, ‘Away With Me’, ‘Brothers’, ‘My Friend Ivor’, ‘Ripples’, ‘Sable Fable’, ‘Jessamine’) have won numerous awards at international film festivals including; awards for the Best Documentary Film for ‘A Stranger On My Couch’ at the Cracow International Film Festival 2017, as well as Best Cinematography for the film ‘Brothers’ at the 13th international film festival ‘Seize The Film’ in Serbia. Recently, she has completed the shooting of a documentary film with the Oscar and BAFTA winning film Director, Andrea Arnold.
Awards & Nomination
Winner – Best Cinematography at the 13th international film festival ‘Seize The Film’ in Serbia / ‘Brothers’ / 2015
Winner – Best Documentary Film at the Cracow International Film Festival / A Stranger On My Couch / 2017
Winner – Best Documentary Film at Wiesbaden goEast / By the River / 2008
Magda is also known as Magdalena Kowalczyk.