"KAMERaTON" is filled with sounds documentary about first edition of International Festival of Films about Music titled "KAMERaTON". The documentary is a kind of reportage constructed of festival events interleaved with fragments of films which were awarded and commended.
Spectator watching films travels over the world among many genres of music – from hot Cuba to cold Iceland, can listen to energetic jazz and also to wonderful majestic Latvian choirs...
"KAMERaTON" is a story about passion, art, film and music.

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Maxim Vengerov - the Road to Perfection


A fragment of the documentary “Maxim Vengerov – the Road to Perfection”

Directed by: Robert Ćwikliński
Production year: 2014
Running time: 57’57”
Executiv producer: TV Vimax 
Cooperation: Towarzystwo Muzyczne im. H. Wieniawskiego w Poznaniu

"Maxim Vengerov –-the Road to Perfection" is a documentary about outstanding musician and at the same time a moving story of a boy from far Siberia who became a great virtuoso of the violin. During the conversation the artist mentions  milestones of his career and the successive stages of artistic development. Vengerov warmly tells about his masters, quotes anecdotes. His statements are interlaced with unique recordings of music performed on rehearsals and concerts as well.

Robert Ćwikliński: film director, producer of films and TV programs.


Chronicle of a Great Tournament

An emotive film full of music, an account of the major events and the atmosphere of the 14th edition of the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition. This is at the same time a dynamic and moving tale about meeting and overcoming challenges. The film features young contestants from all over the world and the greatly responsible jurors. A major figure in the movie is the charismatic violin virtuoso, Maestro Maxim Vengerov, the Head of the Jury.

The competition is shown from the moment of pre-selection through to the finale gala. The viewer is offered the chance to “spy on” what happens behind the scenes, to watch the musicians on the stage and – most importantly – to listen to magnificent music...

Production year: 2012
Running time: 81’31”
Executive producer: TV Vimax
Producer: H. Wieniawski Music Society in Poznań

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Conrad Drzewiecki

The documentary Conrad Drzewiecki is a biographical tale about the prominent Polish dancer and choreographer who introduced contemporary dance into Polish ballet.

The film is based on an extensive interview with the Maestro.

The viewer accompanies the protagonist of the story in his art trips across Europe, Asia and Central America. The film jest richly illustrated with unique photos and fragments of ballets choreographed by Drzewiecki.

The Maestro’s remembrances are interspersed with opinions of his friends, colleagues, former students, and other famous artists. The artist, who died in 2007, had an effervescent personality, an intriguing artistic career and versatile interests.

Directed by: Robert Ćwikliński
Production year: 2009
Running time: 53’16”
Executive producer: TV Vimax
Producers: TVP Polonia, Estrada Poznańska, TV Vimax

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Sinfonia Iuventus


The film shows the origins of the Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus. It documents the early history of the ensemble and the atmosphere of the recruitment process. We can watch the musicians from the time of auditions to their becoming a full-fledged orchestra involved in performing music together.

The entire project was initiated by Maestro Jerzy Semkow. The orchestra is composed of the most talented graduates and students of music academies who have not yet attained the age of 30 years.

Sinfonia Iuventus offers young musicians a chance to cooperate with eminent artists and thus become themselves mature performers who are able to meet any challenge.

Directed by: Robert Ćwikliński
Production year: 2008
Running time: 45’45”
Executive producer: TV Vimax
Producers: Telewizja Polska S.A., TVP Kultura, Polska Orkiestra Sinfonia Iuventus, Polskie Wydawnictwo Audiowizualne, TV Vimax


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Stefan Norblin


Stefan Norblin – an illustrator, commercial graphic designer, portraitist, fashion designer, and set designer was one of the most popular artists in the Poland between the world wars.

The Second World War and the political situation in Poland changed his life completely and doomed him to artistic oblivion in post-war Poland.

Until the outbreak of the Second World War Norblin lived in Warsaw and participated actively in the culture of the nation’s capital. In September 1939 he left Poland never to come back. After the war his works were mostly destroyed or dispersed and his oeuvre was almost entirely forgotten.

The film is the first attempt to restore his memory, a remembrance of his life and versatile artistic accomplishments. It moreover presents a dram of a war refugee, who fearing death left Poland and never came back to his homeland.

During his ‘wartime wandering’ Norblin arrived in Baghdad, where he painted portraits of the king of Iraq and his family. Later on, in Mumbai, India, he portrayed maharajas and made murals in their residencies, and in Jodhpur designed an exquisite Art Deco interior of a newly built grand palace Umaid Bhawan.

The film is also a story about a drama of a Pole and a European, stripped by history of all he knew and was used to. Even though he fulfilled his youthful dream about America, where he finally emigrated, he did not find there the happiness he had expected.

A filmed biography of the life and art of Norblin until his suicidal death (1952) in San Francisco.

Directed by: Robert Ćwikliński
Production year: 2007
Running time: 53’19”
Executive producer: TV Vimax
Film co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, TV Vimax, TVP Polonia, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza
Producers: Telewizja Polska S.A., TVP Polonia, TV Vimax


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Andrzej Bednarczyk

The dynamic story spun by the film tells us, to the accompaniment of music, about a versatile Kraków-based artist active in painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, and the art book.

The film, made in 2005, is set on the background of the artist’s show held by the ABC Gallery from Poznań at Stary Browar in Poznań. The camera accompanies the artist during the preparations for the show and the film is based on an extensive interview, where Bednarczyk talks about his personal experience of art, his fascinations and emotions.

Andrzej Bednarczyk has since 1985 taken part in exhibitions in 22 countries of Europe, Asia and North America, and has had numerous solo shows in Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.

Directed by: Robert Ćwikliński
Production year: 2005
Running time: 29’45”
Executive producer: TV Vimax
Producers: TVP S.A., TVP Polonia, TV Vimax

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Henryk Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

Excerpt of the documentary „Henryk Wieniawski w Brukseli” (“Henryk Wieniawski in Brussels”). The concert took place in Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles. Performed by: Mariusz Patyra (violin) and Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Grzegorz Nowak.

Directed by Robert Ćwikliński
Production year: 2005
Running time: 28’05”
Producers: TV Vimax, Telewizja Polska (TVP Poznań)

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Mariusz Kruk

The documentary about Mariusz Kruk, one of the most acclaimed Polish visual artists, is based on a very personal, open and emotional conversation with the artist. In addition, cameras accompany Kruk at work. Because of the atmosphere, the props used and the recurrent staged sequences, the film story resemble art cinema. The film’s music, which provides the beat to the narrative, is an extremely important component.

The documentary was made when Mariusz Kruk returned to Poland after eight years of staying in France. At the turn of the 1990s, as one of the few Polish artists, he was highly acclaimed on the international art market. His name and accomplishments have been popular in many countries of Europe.

Kruk belongs to the elite of Polish artists whose works have been displayed at the prestigious international exhibition of world art “Documenta” in Kassel. Mariusz Kruk’s original expressiveness has been appreciated by Polish and international critics. Apart from painting, Kruk has applied other media, such as actions in space and installations, as well as literature, published in a few volumes.

Directed by: Robert Ćwikliński
Production year: 2004
Running time: 30’19”
Executive producer: TV Vimax
Producers: TVP S.A., TVP Polonia, TV Vimax


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A documentary about Aleksander Maliszewski, a composer of popular music and a charismatic conductor, founder of Alex Band Orchestra. At the moment of making the movie Alek was one of the most recognised figures of the Polish entertainment industry. His popularity was based not only on the hits he composed but the fact that between 1984–1988, 1995–1998 he was the music manager of the International Song Festival in Sopot. Aleksander Maliszewski cooperated with the most popular Polish singers of the 1980s and 90s.

The film shows Aleksander Maliszewski as he is known by his colleagues, acquaintances and friends. This is, then, a portrait of a seasoned professional, a vivacious conductor, and a joyful and kind-hearted person.

Directed by: Robert Ćwikliński
Production year: 1999
Running time: 21’15”
Executive producer: TV Vimax for TVP 1 (TVP S.A.)

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Excerpt of the documentary “Conductor” about Grzegorz Nowak.

Directed by: Robert Ćwikliński
Production year: 1996
Running time: 30’
Producer: TV Vimax

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