NEWS

March 2016
Disko | the culture of fun 
exhibition between 31.03 and 15.04.2016 at Pix House gallery, Poznan, Poland
opening Thursday 31.03 at 6.30 pm
images by Renata Dabrowska, Maciej Dakowicz and Piotr Malecki

http://pix.house/disko-kultura-zabawy-poczatek-cyklu-wystaw/

  
December 2015
The Polish Ministry of Culture has chosen receipients of its yearly grants. Among them is a grant to support Piotr Malecki's new project in-the-making, a documentary film about Polish community in the UK.
https://vimeo.com/134844801
Six persons, six stories. One church, one choir. Documentary film about everyday lives of members of Polish community in a small town in England. Expected premiere in 2016



October 2015
Documentary film Out of the Blue ("Budzik") by Piotr Malecki will be featured in the main competition programme of DOK Leipzig festival 2015 

http://www.dok-leipzig.de/en/festival/programm/offizielleauswahl/internationalerwettbewerbkurz
This film has also been nominated for a Silver Eye Award at East Silver marketplace in Jihlava, Czech Republic



March 2014
Short film commissioned by Open Society Foundation, shot in Moscow by Piotr Malecki and Guy Martin, edited by Andrew Hilda is published on OSF website



December 2013
"The Square Mile" is featured as photo of the day at Fotovisura


May 2013
"RECYCLING OF SOULS" has been selected to screen as part of the 2013 L.E.S. Film Festival in New York.
The L.E.S* Film Festival runs June 13th – 23rd at Sunshine Cinema, Anthology Film Archives, Crosby Street Hotel, and other Lower East Side Venues. 



"JODIE", part of WARSAW STORIES has been granted the first prize in multimedia category of Grand Press Photo, Poland



April 2013
WIKA and CALL CENTER are selected for Les Nuits Photographiques festival in Paris



March 2013
"RECYCLING OF SOULS", part of WARSAW STORIES series, has been selected to screen as part of the 2013 Sprout Film Festival
The festival will take place on May 31 – June 2, 2013 in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Uris Education Center.



February 2013
"JODIE", part of WARSAW STORIES series is published on Photo Booth blog of The New Yorker




August 2012

WIKA video featured on The Atlantic website




July 2012
The "Where Meat Means Money" project shortlisted for Lucie Foundation scholarship






May 2012
CALL CENTRE is awarded the 2-nd prize in Grand Press Photo contest in Poland.
The awards: http://www.grandpressphoto.pl/487,0,wszystkie-finalowe-fotokasty.html


 

WIKA is the finalist at the London Festival of Photography
 


April 2012
A THOUSAND MORE is nominated for the Webby Awards 


 
This MediaStorm project by Kristina Budelis, Piotr Malecki and Jeff Rhode has been honored by the 2012 Webby Awards.
A Thousand More is nominated for this year’s Webby Awards in the Documentary: Individual Episode category.
A Thousand More is also in the running for the Webby People’s Voice Awards. The People’s Voice Awards polls are open from April 10th to April 26th.


March 2012 
Honourable Mention at Fotovisura 2012 for work on the meat industry in the United States.



February 2012
POYi 2012: Second place in Multimedia Porfolio of the Year
For five pieces; "Call Centre", "Where Meat Means Money", "The Knackers Yard", "The Recycling of Souls", "Wika"
All these pieces can be seen here: http://vimeo.com/channels/piotrmalecki



POYi 2012: Award of Excellence 
For "A Thousand More", shot with Kristina Budelis and Jeff Rhode, produced by MediaStorm.




As a toddler, Philly Mayer was healthy and happy. A chubby baby, he was quick to laugh and eager to get up on his own feet.
And then, before his first birthday, Philly suddenly stopped walking. His motor skills began to deteriorate.
After a slew of tests and endless emotional upheaval, doctors diagnosed Philly with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic disease that occurs in an estimated 1 out of every 6,000 births and leaves the spine underdeveloped. His parents were told that he would not live past seven.


January 2012
"Wika" multimedia featured in the "Best of The Web" of The Los Angeles Times


"Piotr Malecki’s piece on the 74-year-old DJ is wonderful.   First, the character is rocking in multiple senses of the word and so darn cute.  It helps that Piotr is a really good photographer and journalist.   His mix of stills and video works seamlessly.  This slice of life is unique and delightful to explore"
Kathy Pyon

direct link to the film:

Wika Szmit is 74 years old and a pensioner. Three times a week she runs discos at the Bolek club in Warsaw.
Produced, edited and shot by Piotr Malecki.
Part of an ongoing series about life in Warsaw.


October 2011
First prize in FotoWeek DC's Documentary Storytelling and Experimental category for
"A Thousand More" video shot with MediaStorm.



As a toddler, Philly Mayer was healthy and happy. A chubby baby, he was quick to laugh and eager to get up on his own feet.
And then, before his first birthday, Philly suddenly stopped walking. His motor skills began to deteriorate.
After a slew of tests and endless emotional upheaval, doctors diagnosed Philly with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic disease that occurs in an estimated 1 out of every 6,000 births and leaves the spine underdeveloped. His parents were told that he would not live past seven.