Bio

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 received his BFA in Filmmaking from the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory in New York and 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, Romania, Greece and at the Jacob Burns Film Centre in New York. Recently his short film, 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 as well as the Gondry Award for Best Surrealist Film at the Austin Arthouse Film Festival (2020). In 2019 Paul's film, Skye, won Best Direction for Short Film and for 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. 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.

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

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Education

2019-2021

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


2010-2015
SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory
State University of New York at Purchase College
BFA in Filmmaking