VDA PARTNER PROFILE #102

Paul Bronisław Kmiec

Filmmaker, Videographer, and Headshot/Dance Photographer in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Paul is a filmmaker and educator. He graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory with a BFA in Filmmaking. Presently, Paul is awaiting his Master's in Film & Television from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. He will be returning as Film Instructor at the SUNY Purchase Pre-Baccalaureate Film Institute for a fifth year and is the Acting for Film Instructor/Field Coordinator for the International Theatre & Dance Project in Greece (ITDP).

Paul's films have screened at festivals and events in Hollywood, Northern California, Florida, New Mexico, Michigan, France, Italy, Greece and at the Jacob Burns Film Centre in New York. In 2013 his film “Magi” won Best Short Film at the Santa Cruz Film Festival. Recently his film "Skye"  won the award for Best Direction of Short Film and for Best Female Actor at the Symi International Film Festival in Greece. His music video, "When November Came" was awarded winner at the Berlin Flash Film Festival in Germany (July 2018) and was screened at the Movement for Peace event at the 17th Annual Santa Cruz Film Festival this October 2019.

In 2012 Paul was awarded The Joan Potter & Miriam Arsham Award for Directing Actors from SUNY Purchase College and is a two-time recipient of the Harriet Irsay Scholarship from the American Institute of Polish Culture. His essay, “Cinema: A Source of Polish Survival” was published in their annual magazine.