Iwona Bielecka

Production Company: Papaya Films,Spark & Riot,Gesas
Website: Website

Iwona Bielecka (1985) is a Polish director.

Selected as the New Director of the Year 2016 at Shots Awards. Received Grand Prix in the Papaya Young Directors 2016 competition for o2 commercial. She beat over 1000 entries. She has authored screenplays and directed music videos for many notable Polish artists including Sorry Boys, Julia Marcell, Pezet, Mama Selita, Goya, Maria Sadowska, Natalia and Paulina Przybysz and foreign Seventh Stranger, Arcane Station, Froggg. The first music video she directed was for Julia Marcell in 2011. It was nominated for Video of the Year for the Frederyki Awards 2012.

On numerous occasion, Iwona has been the finalist in many competitions for music videos on the site Genero.tv. The finalist entries include videos for bands including Gang Bang (2015), Milo Greene (2014), and Olafur Arnalds (2013). Her short film “Silence” for the 48 Hour Film Project Wroclaw Contest (June 2016) starring famous polish actress Ewa Kasprzyk received 3 awards: Best Directing, Best Cinematography and Best Music. She also directed the short film “And What You See Here?” in September 2013 for the 48 Hour Film Project Warsaw Contest, and the film was awarded Best Actor and Best Use of Prop. She has also been the photographer for many fashion and beauty photoshoots and photographs published in Polish and foreign magazines, album covers and campaigns for fashion brands.

In 2007 she won the Imagine Cup in the photography invitational – a competition organized by Microsoft for students from all over the world. She beat more than 650 teams and got to the finals that were hosted in Seoul, South Korea. There, over 36 hours and along with 5 other teams she competed to create a series of photographs titled “The Heart of Seoul”. Iwona has also been a finalist in many international competitions in various fields including computer graphics making it to the finals in TopCoder Studio in the U.S. (2007 and 2008) and TopCoder Collegiate Challenge in the U.S. (2008).