Wojtek Ziemilski was born in Stanford, US, in 1977, but he has lived most of his life in Poland. He graduated in philosophy at the University of Grenoble (France), and moved to Portugal. There, after an intensive course in new ways of theater direction with the British multimedia group Third Angel (2005), he started working as a theater director and video artist. He took part in several small festivals and filmmaking workshops, among which the Documentary Filmmaking workshop at the University of Lisbon, (October 2005 – March 2006), and the artistic residency/workshop at Serpa in the summer of 2006 (part of the Doc’s Kingdom festival), where he created his first short film, Points of Departure. Later, he worked as production assistant for the Monstra Animated Film Festival and for documentary director Susana Sousa Dias, with whom he collaborated closely on several projects. His own work developed in various fields, from video to installation to directing, and teaching performance and experimental art at various art schools (Evoe, Forum Danca, etc). In 2007, his multimedia performance Hamlet Light won the prestigious Jovens Artistas Jovens award. The show consisted of creating two versions of a cinema trailer onstage, editing it during the performance and presenting the final result at the end. Following this event, the renowned Polish theater TR Warszawa (www.trwarszawa.pl) invited him to create and direct a video studio in Warsaw. Upon moving to Poland in 2008, Wojtek worked on this project for 6 months. The opening of his video installation The Actors will take place on February 16th. He has also given several film-related workshops, most recently - two filmmaking workshops for the all-European, Amsterdam-based Stranger Festival (the Polish workshops were produced by Kultura Miejska, www.kulturamiejska.pl). During his 5-year stay in Lisbon, he was a regular critic for the Portuguese documentary review DOCS.PT.