Polish film self-funded by high-school student wins in Hollywood

A film, “Credo”, funded by young Polish filmmaker has won a prestigious award in Hollywood.

Mikołaj Wróbel’s film was the only Polish production which qualified to one of the largest short film festivals in the world.

Cinematographer Mateusz Śliwa won the Best Cinematography award at the 48th Independent Short Film Festival gala which was held on Thursday in Los Angeles.

The director is a 20-year-old young high-school graduate from Stąporków in south-central Poland. He worked on “Credo" in his senior year, and funded it himself.

This was his second film production. He created the first in the junior high school, and entered it in two festivals.