Pole elected vice-president of European Screenwriters Federation

Pole elected vice-president of European Screenwriters Federation Marcin Obara/PAP

Maciej Karpinski, a Polish novelist, playwright, essayist, translator and chairman of the Writers Circle of the Polish Filmmakers Association, has been elected as vice-president of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE).

Karpinski, a graduate of the Warsaw University's Art History Department, made his literary debut as a playwright in 1969. For years professor of screenwriting at the Leon Schiller National Film, Television And Theatre School, he also lectured at several universities in the US. he served as director in charge of international relations and promotion of the Polish Film Institute.

He is the author of 18 screenplays to internationally acclaimed films, directed, among others, by Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Wajda and Marta Meszaros, Feliks Falk, Jan Kidawa-Blonski and Janusz Kondratiuk.

The Federation of Screenwriters in Europe brings together 26 screenwriters’ organisations from 21 European countries. It represents more than 7,000 professional screenwriters.