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Paul Bronisław Kmiec

Born in Boston, MA

Works in New York, Vermont, & San Francisco


Paul is an award-winning filmmaker and educator from Massachusetts. He received his BFA in Filmmaking from the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory in New York and his Master's in Film & Television from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a returning Film Instructor at the SUNY Purchase Pre-Baccalaureate Film Institute and the resident Acting for Film Instructor at the International Theatre & Dance Project in Greece.

Paul's films have screened and won awards at festivals nationwide and abroad. His latest project which he produced and co-conceived, Read Em’ & Weep, took home the Best New England Film Award at the 2023 Provincetown Film Festival. Recently his short, Stay for Tea, was awarded Best Fiction Film at the 2021 Vermont International Film Festival (Made Here Festival) and was featured on Vermont PBS Television. Stay for Tea also won the Audience Favorite Award and the Gondry Award for Best Surrealist Film at the Austin Arthouse Film Festival (2020). In 2019 Paul's film, Skye, won Best Direction and Best Actress at the Symi Int'l Film Festival in Greece.

In 2013 & 2014 Paul was awarded The Joan Potter & Miriam Arsham Award for Directing Actors from SUNY Purchase College and is a two-time recipient of the Harriet Irsay Scholarship from the American Institute of Polish Culture.​ Paul also studied acting in his time at SUNY Purchase, performed in live theatre and film upon and prior to his graduation and is an actor's equity membership candidate.  

Paul's work explores family dynamics, mental illness, identity, and the importance of place. Paul is currently producing a feature film in NYC by writer/director Victoria DeMartin, which has received official sponsorship from MovieMaker Magazine and is the first place winning screenplay of the Golden Script Competition (2023).

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Master's in Film & Television
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
School of Fine Arts, Cinema

BFA in Film Production
SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory
State University of New York at Purchase College

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