Urszula Antoniak

Urszula Antoniak

Netherlands

Being a woman director I’m naturally drawn towards strong female protagonists and dislike presenting women as victims.    

Biography

Urszula Antoniak is a Polish/Dutch screenwriter and director. Her feature film debut NOTHING PERSONAL starring Stephen Rea and Lotte Verbeek, won six awards at 2009 Locarno Film Festival including Best First Feature, Best Actress and FIPRESCI prize. It also won Best Feature and Best Director awards at 2009 Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht and was nominated for Discovery Award by European Film Academy. Her second feature CODE BLUE had its premiere during 2011 Cannes Film Festival at Directors Fortnight. CODE BLUE won Best Camera and Best Sound awards at 2011 Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht. Her screenplay LIFE ACCORDING TO NINO directed by Simone Dusseldorp was the opening film of 2014 Cinekid Film Festival.

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