Pilot 9/11 VR and Non Duality at Ji.hlava festival

The 27th International Documentary Film Festival Ji.hlava in Prague will present the Pilot 9/11 VR experience by Norman Leto, and Non Duality, a film essay by Tomasz Wegorzewski. 

Pilot 9/11, for which this will be the international premiere, was included in the competition section dedicated to virtual reality.
Tuesday, October 24, 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 25, 10:00 am
Thursday, October 26, 10:00 am
Friday, October 27, 10:00 am
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 29, 10:00 am 

Non Duality, created at the Film Essay Studio, will be shown in the First Lights section on October 25 at 09:30.
Information and tickets: https://www.ji-hlava.com/

Film essays by vnLab at the Camera Action Festival

The 14th edition of the Kamera Akcja Festival, an event dedicated to film criticism, will feature new productions created at the Film Essay Studio. The Action Education series accompanying the festival will include screenings, meetings and the premiere of the vnLab digital publication.


  • October 13, 5:00 pm, Essay on Method meeting. Premiere of the digital publication on the gestures of the film essay 

Stanislaw Liguzinski and Michal Matuszewicz, directors of the Film Essay Studio, will present the digital publication Essay on the Method, edited by Stanislaw Liguzinski and Ariel Avissar. This anthology of ten texts is the result of a joint journey that filmmakers, artists, scholars and members of the vnLab Film Essay Workshop working group took between March 2021 and December 2022. 

Venue: Museum of Cinematography, free admission.
More information: https://kameraakcja.com.pl/wydarzenie/akcja-edukacja-esej-o-metodzie-premiera-publikacji-cyfrowej-o-gestach-eseju-filmowego/


  • October 14, 1:00 pm, screening of the essay Solaris Mon Amour, directed by Kuba Mikurda, 2023. 

After the screening, there is a meeting with the filmmakers – Kuba Mikurda, Laura Pawela, Marcin Lenarczyk, hosted by Kaja Klimek. 

Venue: Cinema of the Film School, free entrance.
More information: https://kameraakcja.com.pl/pokaz/solaris-mon-amour/


  • October 15, 5:45 pm, screening of essays produced at the Film Essay Workshop. 

The program includes: 

A short conversation between brother and sister, by Temra Pavlovi?, Stefan Pavlovi?, Poland, Netherlands 2023, 27’21”
Room 404, dir. by Elysa Wendi, Lee Wai Shing, Poland, Hong Kong 2023, 29’40”
Non Duality, dir. by Tomasz W?gorzewski, Poland 2023, 25”
Wanda, dir. by Anna Baumgart, Poland 2023, 20’53”
Subtotals, dir. by Mohammadreza Farzad, Poland, Germany, Iran 2022, 16′ 

Venue: Kinematograf Cinema, Museum of Cinematography, admission free.
More information: https://kameraakcja.com.pl/pokaz/akcja-edukacja-eseje-z-pracowni-vnlab/

Non duality

“Non duality” referring to the educational film genre, in rhythmic and associative montages of meaning, tackles the theme of the belief in the separateness of the Self that lies at the foundation of Western culture and the divisive naturalizing function of language itself. The film juxtaposes archival footage from the Educational Film Studio in ?ód? and a documentary and personal record of a conversation with Halina Pytlasinska, a British psychologist and therapist who works with the collective unconscious using the social dreaming matrix method.

Tomasz W?gorzewski – theatre director and writer. A graduate of Ethnography and Cultural Anthropology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Directing at the School of Theatre in Krakow. Grantee of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship in 2020 and 2016. Focused on issues related to the themes of memory and nostalgia, as well as the history of the Polish esoteric movement in the interwar period. In his current theatre work, he develops his interests in the spirituality of contemporary society and the history of psychology and psychoanalysis.