Ernest Wilczyński

director of photography


Ernest Wilczyński was the camera operator for Paweł Pawlikowski’s COLD WAR, the Oscar-nominated film for the Best Foreign Film category.

Ernest was responsible for cinematography on a US-produced documentary by director John Sullivan, currently in post-production. He was the director of photography on Teresa Czepiec’s RADWAN, which was nominated in the National Competition at the Krakow Film Festival 2018 and in the Short Documentary Films Competition at the 2018 Camerimage Festival. One of his first cinematography credits include BARBAKAN, a short directed by Bartłomiej Żmuda awarded at film festivals in Croatia and Belgrade. The short film THE LAST ROOM ON THE LEFT with cinematography by Ernest was in the International Short Film Competition at the 61st edition of the Kraków Film Festival.

Ernest has also worked on commercials for well-known international companies, such as Decathlon, Wedel, Maybelline, and more. Julia Popławska’s commercial for Decathlon, with cinematography by Ernest, received the Papaya Young Directors Grand Prix award in 2019.

For years Ernest was a close collaborator of cinematographers Monika Lenczewska (Under the Tree, Trust, City of Lies) and Oscar-nominated Łukasz Żal (Ida, Cold War).

He recently completed working on feature film GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE, which is currently in post-production and is set to premiere in 2021.


DECATHLON - Commercial | dir. Julia Popławska | dp Ernest Wilczyński | PYD2019 | PL | 2019
Radwan - trailer | short | dir. Teresa Czepiec | dp Ernest Wilczyński | PL | 2018
mBank - Young | commercial | dir. Miłosz Sakowski | dp Ernest Wilczyński | PL | 2021
Natalia Nykiel - Łuny | music video | dir. Łukasz Zabłocki | dp Ernest Wilczyński | PL | 2018
Black Mirror - 69.90 | promotional short for Neftlix | dir Miłosz Sakowski | dp Ernest Wilczyński | PL | 2017
AHA feat. Pezet - Otsochodzi | music video | dir. Filip Bartczak | dp Ernest Wilczyński | PL | 2017
OLX - Usługi | commercial | dir. Tomasz Kapuściński | dp Ernest Wilczyński | PL | 2019
Niewidzialni (Invisibles) | public service ad | dir. Adam Roszkowski | dp Ernest Wilczyński | PL | 2016
The Caged Swallow – trailer | feature film | dir. Bartosz Warwas | dp Ernest Wilczyński | PL | 2014