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Famous Film Directors from Poland

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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

    Dec. at 62 (1934-1996)

    BirthplaceNowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedTumor Witkacego

    Grzegorz Dubowski was a film director and screenwriter....
  • BirthplaceGreater Poland Voivodeship, Europe, Poland, Central Europe, Konin

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedJakub, The Boy on the Galloping Horse

    Adam Guziński is a Polish film director and screenwriter. His film Chłopiec na galopującym...  more
  • Adam Holender

    Age: 82

    BirthplaceKraków, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedTwisted

    Adam Holender is a cinematographer....
  • Adolf Trotz

    Adolf Trotz was a German film director....  more
  • BirthplaceEurope, Poland, Wrocław, Central Europe, Silesia

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedMy Poor Head, Daas

    Adrian Panek is a film director and screenwriter....  more
  • Agnieszka Holland

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedBurning Bush, 'Kultura', To Kill a Priest, Provincial Actors, A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story

    Agnieszka Holland (born 28 November 1948) is a Polish film and television director and...  more
  • Agnieszka Osiecka

    Agnieszka Osiecka

    Dec. at 61 (1936-1997)

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Europe, Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Central Europe

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedSTS 58, Czarne i białe, Plakat z drewna, Solo na kontrabasie, Słoń

    Agnieszka Osiecka (9 October 1936 – 7 March 1997) was a poet, writer, author of theatre and...  more
  • Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Europe, Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Central Europe

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedAfter.Life, Pâté

    Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo (born 1975, in Warsaw), is a Polish-American filmmaker and writer....  more
  • Aleksander Ford

    Aleksander Ford

    Dec. at 72 (1908-1980)

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukrainian SSR

    NationalityUkraine, Poland

    Films DirectedThe First Day of Freedom, Milosc maturzystki, Five Boys from Barska Street, Border Street, Granny Had No Worries

    Aleksander Ford (born Mosze Lifszyc; 24 November 1908 in Kiev, Russian Empire – 4 April 1980...  more
  • Aleksander Hertz

    Dec. at 49 (1879-1928)

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedOchrana warszawska i jej tajemnice

    Aleksander Hertz was a film director and film producer....  more
  • BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    NationalityPoland, United States of America

    Films DirectedBlack Dawn

    Alexander Gruszynski (born June 19, 1950) is a Polish-American cinematographer, actor and film...  more
  • Alexander Ramati

    Dec. at 85 (1921-2006)

    BirthplaceEastern Europe, Brest, Rus', Bug Euroregion, Europe

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedAnd the Violins Stopped Playing

    Alexander Ramati was a Polish writer and film director....  more
  • Alexandre Ryder

    Dec. at 75 (1891-1966)

    BirthplaceEurope, Poland, Eurasia, Central Europe

    NationalityFrance, Poland

    Films DirectedFaut réparer Sophie

    Alexandre Ryder (1891–1966) was a Polish-born French film director best known for his crime...  more
  • Alicja Björk Jaworski

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedJust a Little, Booo, Little Pig Is Flying

    Alicja Björk Jaworski is an animator and film director....
  • Ami Drozd

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedMy Australia

    Ami Drozd is a film director, screenwriter and film editor....  more
  • Anatole Dauman

    Anatole Dauman

    Dec. at 73 (1925-1998)

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Europe, Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Central Europe

    NationalityFrance, Poland

    Anatole Dauman (7 February 1925 in Warsaw – 8 April 1998 in Paris) was a French film producer....  more
  • Carl Hoffman

    Dec. at 62 (1885-1947)

    BirthplaceEurope, Poland, Central Europe, Nysa, Nysa County

    NationalityGermany

    Films DirectedViktoria, The Mysterious Mirror

    Carl Hoffmann was a German cinematographer and film director....  more
  • BirthplaceEurope, Poland, Gmina Pińczów, Pińczów County, Central Europe

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedDwa księżyce, A Woman from the Provinces, Several People, Little Time

    Andrzej Barański is a Polish film director and screenwriter. He has directed more than 45...  more
  • Andrzej Bart

    BirthplaceWrocław, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedBoulevard Voltaire

    Andrzej Bart is a Polish novelist, screenwriter and film director. He is called the Polish...  more
  • Andrzej Bartkowiak

    BirthplaceEurope, Poland, Central Europe, Łódź Voivodeship, Łódź

    NationalityPoland, United States of America

    Films DirectedExit Wounds, Romeo Must Die, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Cradle 2 the Grave, Doom

    Andrzej Bartkowiak, A.S.C. (born 6 March 1950) is a Polish cinematographer and director. ...  more
  • BirthplaceEurope, Kraków, Poland, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedThe Children of Leningradsky

    Andrzej Celinski is a film director, film editor, screenwriter, film producer, and...  more
  • Andrzej Czekalski

    Age: 89

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedOstrożnie Yeti

    Andrzej Czekalski is a film director, screenwriter and actor....
  • Andrzej Domalik

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceGóra, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedSchodami w góre, schodami w dól, Łóżko Wierszynina

    Andrzej Domalik is a film director and screenwriter....
  • Andrzej Fidyk

    Andrzej Fidyk

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceEurope, Poland, Eurasia, Central Europe

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedDefilada, Battu’s Bioscope, Belarusian Waltz, Yodok Stories

    Andrzej Fidyk was born in 1953 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. A Polish documentary filmmaker...  more
  • Andrzej Jakimowski

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    Films DirectedTricks, Imagine, Squint Your Eyes, Solidarnosc, Solidarnosc...

    Andrzej Jakimowski (born August 17, 1963 in Warsaw) is a Polish film director, writer and...  more