Monika Lenczewska

Director of Photography


Monika Lenczewska is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG), Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC), and European Film Academy (EFA). She was recognized by Variety as one of the ‘Top 10 Cinematographers to Watch’ in 2016.

Monika worked on the Icelandic feature UNDER THE TREE (dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson) – Venice FF & TIFF (2017) – for which she received the Best Cinematography Award at the Dublin International Film Festival.

In 2016, Monika had two features premiere at Toronto International Film Festival: MESSAGE FROM THE KING, directed by Fabrice Du Welz starring Chadwick Boseman; and Sofia Exarchou’s PARK, developed in cooperation with Sundance Lab.

Monika had two films at Sundance Film Festival in the same year – 2014: IMPERIAL DREAMS, directed by Malik Vitthal starring John Boyega, and DIFRET directed by Zeresenay Mehari. She received Best Cinematography nominations at both Sundance and Camerimage Film Festival.

Recently, she completed feature CITY OF LIES directed by Brad Furman, starring J. Depp and F. Whitaker as well as Danny Boyle FX series TRUST.

In the commercial field, Monika was the first female cinematographer ever to receive Creative Circle Award for her work in Libresse #Bloodnormal campaign in 2018. Monika is awarded of British Arrows 2019 Award for cinematography for BMW and NIKE commercials both directed by Daniel Wolfe.

Monika Lenczewska is based both in the US and Europe.