Paul Bronisław Kmiec

Born in Boston, MA

Lives & works in Boston, New York, Vermont and Greece.


Paul is an award-winning filmmaker and educator from Massachusetts & Vermont. He graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory with a BFA in Filmmaking. Presently, Paul is awaiting his Master's in Film & Television from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a returning Film Instructor at the SUNY Purchase Pre-Baccalaureate Film Institute for five years and is the resident Acting for Film Instructor at the International Theatre & Dance Project in Greece (ITDP).

Paul's films have screened at festivals and events in Hollywood, Northern California, Florida, New Mexico, Texas, Michigan, France, Italy, Greece and at the Jacob Burns Film Centre in New York. Recently his short film "Stay for Tea" won the Audience Favorite Award as well as the Gondry Award for Best Surrealist Film at the Austin Arthouse Film Festival (2020). There his short was additionally nominated for Best Actor, The Lynch Award for Best Film, and for Best Editing. In 2019 Paul's short film, "Skye", won the award for Best Direction of Short Film and for Best Actress at the Symi International Film Festival in Greece and screened at the Solaris Film Festival in Nice, France. His music video, "When November Came" was awarded winner at the Berlin Flash Film Festival in Germany (July 2018) and was featured at the Movement for Peace event at the 17th Annual Santa Cruz Film Festival in 2019. 

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. His essay, “Cinema: A Source of Polish Survival” was published in their annual magazine.

Paul has lived and worked in Hollywood, Northern California, and Boston where he has taught history and theatre to high-school and elementary school students. He now resides in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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.  

Portfolio here: https://vimeo.com/pbk007



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

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

© 2019 Paul Bronisław Kmiec