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List of famous film directors from Poland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Poland has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Polish directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Poland and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

Everything from Jan Łomnicki to Dominik Matwiejczyk is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Polish directors?" and "Which directors are from Poland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Poland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Polish directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Grzegorz Dubowski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Grzegorz Dubowski Died at 62 (1934-1996) Grzegorz Dubowski was a film director and screenwriter.

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Adam Guzinski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 48 Adam Guziński is a Polish film director and screenwriter. His film Chłopiec na galopującym koniu was screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

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Adam Holender is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Adam Holender age 81 Adam Holender is a cinematographer.

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Adolf Trotz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Adolf Trotz Adolf Trotz was a German film director.

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Adrian Panek is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 43 Adrian Panek is a film director and screenwriter.

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Agnieszka Holland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 70 Agnieszka Holland is a Polish film and TV director as well as screenwriter. Best known for her political contributions to Polish cinema, Holland is one of Poland's most eminent filmmakers. She ...more

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Agnieszka Osiecka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Died at 61 (1936-1997) Agnieszka Osiecka was a poet, writer, author of theatre and television screenplays, film director and journalist. She was a prominent Polish songwriter, having authored the lyrics to more than ...more

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Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 43 Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo, is a Polish-American filmmaker and writer.

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Aleksander Ford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Died at 72 (1908-1980) Aleksander Ford was a Polish film director; and head of the Polish People's Army Film Crew in the Soviet Union during World War II. Ford became director of the nationalized Film Polski company ...more

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Aleksander Hertz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Aleksander Hertz Died at 49 (1879-1928) Aleksander Hertz was a film director and film producer.

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Alexander Gruszynski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 68 Alexander Gruszynski is a cinematographer.

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Alexander Ramati is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Alexander Ramati Died at 85 (1921-2006) Alexander Ramati was a Polish writer and film director.

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Alexandre Ryder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Died at 75 (1891-1966) Alexandre Ryder was a Polish-born French film director best known for his crime drama films of the 1920s and 1930s. He directed some 20 films between 1920 and 1950. His 1940 film Après ...more

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Alicja Björk Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Alicja Björk Jaworski age 63 Alicja Björk Jaworski is an animator and film director.

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Ami Drozd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 65 Ami Drozd is a film director, screenwriter and film editor.

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Anatole Dauman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Died at 73 (1925-1998) Anatole Dauman was a French film producer. He produced films by Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Bresson, Wim Wenders, Nagisa Oshima, Andrei Tarkovsky, Chris Marker, Volker Schlöndorff, Walerian ...more

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Carl Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Carl Hoffman Died at 62 (1885-1947) Carl Hoffmann was a German cinematographer and film director.

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Andrzej Barański is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 77 Andrzej Barański is a Polish film director and screenwriter. He has directed more than 45 films since 1970. His 1992 film A Bachelor's Life Abroad was entered into the 18th Moscow International ...more

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Andrzej Bart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 67 Andrzej Bart is a Polish novelist, screenwriter and film director. He is called the Polish Thomas Pynchon because he prefers people talk about his books and films but leave him alone.

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Andrzej Bartkowiak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 68 Andrzej Bartkowiak, A.S.C. is a Polish cinematographer and director. In the early 1980s, Bartkowiak was cinematographer on three films that received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture: ...more

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Andrzej Celinski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 57 Andrzej Celinski is a film director, film editor, screenwriter, film producer, and cinematographer.

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Andrzej Czekalski is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Andrzej Czekalski age 88 Andrzej Czekalski is a film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Andrzej Domalik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Andrzej Domalik age 69 Andrzej Domalik is a film director and screenwriter.

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Andrzej Fidyk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Andrzej Fidyk age 65 Andrzej Fidyk is a Polish documentary filmmaker and producer. His best-known work is his 1989 documentary Defilada, which depicts the mass parades choreographed to celebrate the fortieth ...more

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Andrzej Jakimowski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 55 Andrzej Jakimowski is a Polish film director, writer and producer, best known for directing the films Squint Your Eyes and Tricks.

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Andrzej Kondratiuk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 82 Andrzej Kondratiuk is a film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Andrzej Kostenko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 82 Andrzej Kostenko is a screenwriter, film director, actor, and cinematographer. He is known for his collaborations with Roman Polanski including some of Polanski's short films.

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Andrzej Krakowski is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 72 Andrzej Krakowski is a screenwriter, film director, film producer, film editor and actor.

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Andrzej Munk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Died at 40 (1921-1961) Andrzej Munk was a Polish film director, screen writer and documentalist. He was one of the most influential artists of the post-Stalinist period in the People's Republic of Poland. His feature ...more

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Andrzej Sekuła is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 64 Andrzej Sekuła, born 1954 Wroclaw, Poland is a cinematographer and film director. He left his native Poland in 1980 and currently lives in Los Angeles. His cinematography work has appeared in ...more

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Andrzej Seweryn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 72 Andrzej Seweryn is a Polish actor and director. One of the most successful Polish theatre actors, he starred in over 50 films, mostly in Poland, France and Germany. He is also one of only three ...more

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Andrzej Wajda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 92 Andrzej Wajda is a Polish film and theatre director. Recipient of an honorary Oscar, he is possibly the most prominent member of the unofficial "Polish Film School". He is known ...more

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Andrzej Żuławski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 78 Andrzej Żuławski is a Polish film director. He was born in Lwów, Poland. Żuławski has often gone against mainstream commercialism in his films, and has enjoyed success mostly with ...more

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Ania Winiarska is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Ania Winiarska Ania Winiarska is the director, cinematographer and producer of the 2011 short film Dylan.

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Anka Sasnal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 45 Anka Sasnal is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Anna Jadowska is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Anna Jadowska age 45 Anna Jadowska is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Anna Kazejak-Dawid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Anna Kazejak-Dawid age 39 Anna Kazejak-Dawid – a Polish director and screenwriter. Renowned especially for directing and writing the segment Silesia, part of the drama Oda do radości, which won the Golden Lion at the ...more

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Anna Okrasko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 37 Anna Okrasko is a film director, editor, producer, production designer, screenwriter, actress and cinematographer.

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Antoinette Starkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Antoinette Starkiewicz age 68 Antoinette Starkiewicz is a film director.

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Antoni Bohdziewicz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Died at 64 (1906-1970) Antoni Bohdziewicz was a Polish screenplay writer and director, best known for his 1956 adaptation of Zemsta by Aleksander Fredro. Bohdziewicz was born in the city of Vilna, then part of the ...more

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Arkadiusz Jakubik is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 49 Arkadiusz Jakubik is an actor, film director, screen writer and singer.

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Artur Brauner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 100 Artur "Atze" Brauner is a German film producer and entrepreneur of Polish origin. He was born to a Jewish family in Łódź, Poland. With his parents and four siblings, he fled to ...more

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Artur Żmijewski is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 52 Artur Żmijewski is a Polish movie and stage actor.

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Barbara Stepansky is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Barbara Stepansky is a film director and screenwriter.

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Bartlomiej Ignaciuk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Bartlomiej Ignaciuk age 46 Bartek Ignaciuk is a film director.

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Bartosz Blaschke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Bartosz Blaschke age 44 Bartosz Blaschke is a cinematographer and a television director.

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Bartosz Brzeskot is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Bartosz Brzeskot age 50 Bartosz Brzeskot is a film director and screenwriter.

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Bartosz Kruhlik is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Bartosz Kruhlik age 33 Bartosz Kruhlik is a film director and screenwriter.

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Ben Lewin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 72 Ben Lewin is a film director and screenwriter.

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Bertram Verhaag is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Bertram Verhaag age 74 Bertram Verhaag is a film producer, film director and screenwriter.