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Agata Drogowska is a Poznan-born, New York-based filmmaker, artist, journalist, writer, and visual and performing arts curator. A graduate of the Painting and Arts Education departments of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, she has been active as a painter, set designer, and artistic director behind many art-related initiatives in her native country (among them, as a VP of the Artistic Association "InterCity," 1999-2010; curator of a major exhibition of works by renowned Polish-American photographer Ryszard Horowitz, 2010; and originator and artistic director of the public art project "The Art Benches," 2003-2007 - all in Poznan, Poland).

Active as a filmmaker since 2004, she made her debut with the short experimental film "Sick Home, Home Sick." In 2010, she relocated to New York City and entered New York Film Academy's filmmaking program, culminating in her thesis short "Puzzles" (2010). Since 2011, she has been an active member of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) - a major industry organization devoted to recognizing, empowering, and supporting women in the film and TV industry; Drogowska is a devoted supporter of the NYWIFT's Preservation program.

Currently, she is leading a New York-based film initiative: "Polish Filmmakers NYC," dedicated to presenting contemporary works of Polish filmmakers to an American audience through monthly film screenings and Q&As with guest filmmakers at the Tribeca Film Center. The project, now in its second year, gained a seal of approval and financial support from the Polish Film Institute, the Polish national agency dealing with film production, financing, and promotion.

Among Agata's recent major projects with Polish Filmmakers NYC was the New York City premiere of Andrzej Wajda's biopic Walesa. Man of Hope about the 1981 Nobel-prize winning leader of the "Solidarity" movement and a major 3-day presentation of films made by and about women titled, "Different Ages, Different Voices: Polish Women in Film" (both in 2013). She is currently working on the documentary "Live in the Movie" - a peripatetic "film within a film" portrayal of fellow Polish artist Izabella Gustowska, made during Gustowska's work on her own documentary film.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kamila Slawinska

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