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Sonja Orlewicz-Zakrzewska

Profession: Director, Writer
Country: Poland

Sonja Orlewicz-Zakrzewska (born 1990) is a film director, scriptwriter, visual artist and photographer. She holds a Master Degree in Photography from the Cinematography Department of Łódź Film School.

Her first short film Cross’n’Carry (2019) was screened at film festivals in Europe and USA, among them New Horizons, Hollyshorts and BEAST Portugal. As a writer she attended a script training lab Atelier Scenariuszowe and 2021 EAVE Producers Workshop.

As a writer/director, Sonja is currently developing her debut feature Dolphin, which received the connecting cottbus Award and the Rotterdam Lab Award during Karlovy Vary’s Eastern Promises in 2022. Sonja is also a cinematographer of Enthusiasts, a documentary series for Canal+. Her video art and photographs were shown in numerous exhibitions (Leica Gallery Warsaw, Labirynt Gallery Lublin). She publishes photographs and creates visual content such as music videos and cover art for albums.

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