director of photography
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Piotr Pawlus is a director of photography who works on features, documentaries, and commercials. His latest project, THE INVASION (dir. Sergei Loznitsa), was selected for the Special Screenings section at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. He was also involved as a co-director in the project IN UKRAINE, documenting the war in Ukraine, with the film premiering at the Berlinale last year.

Piotr’s feature film, SHREDS (dir. Beata Dzianowicz), participated in the main competition of the 48th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. Additionally, for the short film IT'S A REALLY AWESOME (dir. Katarzyna Warzecha), he received the Best Cinematography Award at the 11th Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival in Serbia.

Aside from his cinematography work, Piotr is also a photographer and a climber. He has led numerous expeditions in the Karakoram, Himalayas, Pamir, Tien-Shan, and Caucasus. One of his notable mountain projects focused on Andrzej Bargiel, who completed the first descent of K2 (8611 meters) on skis. Piotr collaborated with Andrzej during the last three expeditions (Snow Leopards and twice on K2), and video content from these expeditions was prepared for Red Bull.


Stolen images / documentary series  / A. Trzos / 2022
Let's Try to Jump Into the Well
/ documentary / P. Stasik / 2020
K2: The Impossible Descent/documentary / S. Batyra & S. Robillard
You haven't seen what I've seen / short film/dir. E. Lang / 2019
Totem/feature film/dir. J. Charon / 2017 
It's a Really Awesome/short film/dir. K. Warzecha / 2017
Opera about Poland / documentary feature/dir. P. Stasik / dop. A. Palenta, B. Kaniewska, P Chorzępa, P. Rosołowski,    M. Szyłak, P. Pawlus, K Kowalski / 2017
Bachanalia / short film / dir. K. Dudzic / 2017 
Solace/feature film/dir. P.Podlejski / 2017 
New World/feature film / dir E.Benkowska, M. Wawrzecki L. Ostalski, dop. S. Witek, C.Stolecki, P.Pawlus / 2016 
It Happens / short film / dir. A. Biedrzycki / 2016
Rituals of warriors / short film/dir. E.Lang / 2015
It's only crime / short film/dir. P. Nazalek / 2015
You keep an eye on us / short film / dir. A. Biedrzycki /2014 
Unmoved/short film/dir. F.Syczynski / 2014 
6 rivers/documentary/dir. C.Malik / 2014 
Errata / short film / dir. A.Biedrzycki / 2013 
Musicians II / short film/dir. P.Czepurko / 2013 
Favorite thing / short film/dir. P.Iskra / 2012 
Trans / mockumentary / dir. A.Biedrzycki / 2012