Late 70’ child, born in Warsaw, who after graduation in the Cinematography Department of Lodz Film School was carefully cared for, as he mastered his eyes under Edward Klosinski and Witold Sobocinski mastership. Since 2004, he has been working independently as a cinematographer in the production of feature films, television and advertising. He worked on the set of films with Juliusz Machulski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Jerzy Stuhr or Krystyna Janda. In 2007, he made his directorial debut with the documentary "The Sun and the Shadow", which was awarded at many festivals. In 2014, he made the mockumentary "Postcards from the Republic of Absurd".
He is an author of the famous crime drama series "The Mire", written together with Kasper Bajon, which had its continuation - "The Mire '97". The second season is nominated for the Polish Film Award in the category best drama series.
His debut feature film "25 Years of innocence" (TVN Discovery Group) was very well received both by critics and the audience. The picture was appreciated at many film festivals and honoured with numerous awards in the country and abroad, such as award for directing debut at the 45th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, for the best director and discovery of the year at Polish Film Awards, best director's debut award and Special Mention in the Polish Films Competition at the Camerimage Festival, five statuettes at the Koszalin Festival of Film Debuts "Młodzi i Film". The film received awards at the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn and at the Nuovo Cinema Europa Festival in Genoa. Another international success of Janek's debut came in 2022 - the film received the most important award at the festival Cinémas d'Europe sans Frontières in Strasbourg - Europe Without Borders Prize: "We wanted to honour a film that reminded us of the fragility of the most humanistic values, the fundamental principles of functioning. The film calls for moral balance and opposition to violence". Jan's debut also won the Janusz "Kuba" Morgenstern’s "Perspektywa" prize. The film was released as a TV series, directed by Jan Holoubek.
Janek is currently working on the set of his upcoming feature film "Doppelgänger. Sobowtór" and "Great Water" - a TV series for Netflix (in post-porduction).
Since 2011 member of Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC).
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