Premiere of „Dancing Before The Enemy: How a teenage boy fooled the Nazis and lived”October 13, 2014

The new film scored by Jan – „Dancing Before The Enemy: How a teenage boy fooled the Nazis and lived”, directed and produced by Adam Bardach – had its premiere at the 30. Warsaw Film Festival.

The World Premiere of „Universa – Open Opera”May 10, 2014

The World Premiere of new Jan's musical-historical performance „Universa – Open Opera”, celebrating the 650th Jubilee of the Jagiellonian University, was held on Kraków Main Market Square.

On Saturday evening thousands of listeners enjoyed the opera performed by Sinfonietta Cracovia (led by Monika Wolińska), Polish Radio Choir, Cracow Academic Choir of the Jagiellonian University and soloists: Iwona Sobotka, Małgorzata Walewska, Julia Pietrucha and Szymon Komasa.

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Premiere of „Inbetween Worlds"February 11, 2014

Jan was present for the „Inbetween Worlds” (directed by Feo Aladag) premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Premiere of „Joanna" May 16, 2013

aut. Ewa Natkaniec

The new film scored by Jan - „Joanna", directed by Aneta Kopacz - had its premiere at the Planete+ Doc Film Festival in Warsaw.


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Premiere of „Susanna and the Elders”April 19, 2013

The composer is working again with Leszek Mądzik – a new performance with Jan's music at The Wrocław Mime Theatre of Henryk Tomaszewski.

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Premiere of „The Mystery of Westerplatte"February 15, 2013

In cinemas across Poland the new film scored by Jan - „The Mystery of Westerplatte" by Paweł Chochlew - is now playing!

Jan invited by the Sundance Film FestivalJanuary 24, 2013

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek was a guest of this year's edition of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. The Festival, organized by Sundance Institute and founded by Robert Redford, is one of the most important events of American independent cinema. It's worth noting that Sundance Institute has been collaborating with a few of Jan's most notable Polish initiatives for the past few years: Rozbitek Institute, which conducts educational projects for young and gifted screenplay writers, film music composers and directors, as well as the more and more prestigious TRANSATLANTYK International Film and Music Festival, held in Poznan.
The Polish Oscar®-winning composer was invited to take part in the discussion panel „Power of Story: Measure for Measure". He was accompanied by two other distinguished film music composers: Terence Blanchard and Mark Isham. The panel was moderated by Chris Douridas of the KCRW, three-times nominated to Grammy. They discussed the exceptional role of music in a well constructed film story. The guests presented their own experience and views on the subject.