Michał Marczak

director | director of photography | screenwriter


Michal is a film and commercial director.

Michał's latest Fiction film ALL THE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Best Directing award. The film also won the Audience Award at the New Horizons FF 2016 in Wroclaw and will be presented in competition at the main Polish movie awards - Gdynia Film Festival 2016.

Michał recently directed a music video for Mark Pritchard featuring Thom Yorke entitled "Beautiful People". He also directed a music video vignette for Radiohead (Identikit) from their latest album A Moon Shaped Pool.

His previous film FUCK FOR FOREST, premiered at South By Southwest and Rotterdam IFF. The film is considered to be the most highly-screened Polish Documentary of 2013, being released cinematically in a number of countries. It was chosen by UK’s Dazed and Confused Magazine as one of the “top ten most innovative and genre-pushing docs of recent years”.

He is also a double Golden Frog nominee for best cinematography at the Camerimage Film Festival.

Michal’s campaign for Sprite called TRUE TEENS which he co-wrote and directed garnered him the 2015 “Kreatura” Grand Prix for best advertising campaign in Poland and the 2015 MIXXA Award for best online video.

Michal studied film at the California Institute of the Arts and is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. He is currently in the midst of writing his new fiction film.



2016 All These Sleepless Nights | dop Mich Marczak, Maciej Twardowski

2013 Fuck For Forest | dop Michal Marczak

2010 At the Edge of Russia | dop Radoslaw Ladczuk


Beautiful People - Mark pritchard featuring Thom Yorke

Identikit (vignette) - Radiohead

Drifting - Jacek Sienkiewicz