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"Rok w puszczy"
2005



"Moczary i uroczyska"
2007


Tomasz Ogrodowczyk


Professional curriculum vitae:

"Why do I take photographs and film nature and why I record trills and voices of wild animals? The answer to this question is not explicit and straightforward. First of all, I would like to preserve for future generations the picture of the Polish nature which I just love. At the same time, I would like to share with others my fascination, enchantment with the world that many people have never seen and will certainly never have the chance to see. And I show it in the way I perceive it, from close up, without secrets, colourful, singing and beautiful".

Tomasz Ogrodowczyk - since his birth, he is a great lover of nature, a photographer for 25 years, a film maker for 15 years, and a sound maker for 10 years, all in one person. He loves nature not only with his heart but almost with every frame of a film, with every photo and every sound. The nature in his works is a splendid hero, unsurpassed in perfection and unfathomable in its secrets. Tomasz Ogrodowczyk has graduated from the Agricultural Academy of Poznań and the The National University of Film, Television and Theater in ŁódĽ. He has been working permanently for the Forestry Film Studio of the Centre for Development and Implementation of the State Forests in Bedoń. He makes films about nature and forests. He is a member of the Union of Polish Wildlife Photographers (ZPFP). For a dozen or so years he has published articles on nature and photography. He has got over 170 publications to his name. He took part in over twenty photographic exhibitions, seven of which were individual exhibitions in Poland. Moreover, he participated in about 40 meetings and individual displays.

He also has a dozen or so CDs with the voices of animals, mostly birds’ voices. He made several dozen films such as "Forest Heritage" (1998), "Forest Impressions" (1999), "The Symbiosis of Mushrooms and Plants - Mycorrhiza" (2001), "Forest trees" (2002), "Ballad about the Wood" (2004), "Hunting in Polish Forests" (2005), "A Year in the Primeval Forest" (2005) and the last film "Marshes and Wild Areas" (2007), which was carried out for four years, and which presents the story about the occupants of the wildest and marshy spots of Poland.

Sound Works - selected Audio-CD recordings with the voices of animals:
- Polish Birds (2000)
- Elements - water, fire, wind (2001)
- What does Krasna River whisper about? (2002)
- Great Concerts of Polish Nature (2003),
- Great Concerts of Polish Nature 2 (2004),
- What bird is it? (2005),
- What bird is it? Part 2 (2006),
- The Secrets of Forest - recognizing of the animal voices (2006).
- The Birds of Poland - volume 1 - a CD to a book (2005)
- The Birds of Poland - volume 2 - a CD to a book (2006)
- The Birds of Poland - The Illustrated Encyclopedia - a CD to a book - (2007)
- The Young Observer of Nature - The Amphibians and Reptiles (2007)


CIFFT festival's awards:

II International Tourfilm Festival, Płock 2007 - award for the ECOLOGICAL VALUES for the film "A Year in na primeval forest"

DOCUMENT.ART.ROMANIA, Campulung Muscel 2007 - PREMIUL SPECIAL DE CĂTRE INTERNATIONAL TOURFILMFESTIVAL COMITETTE for the film "A Year in na primeval forest"

III International Tourfilm Festival, Płock 2008 – award in category Ecology for the film „Marshes and Wild Areas”

International Tourism Film Festival Art&Tur, Barcelos (Portugal) – Gold Rooster for the Best ecology film for “Marshes and Wild Areas”

VII Film Art & Tourism Festival, Warsaw 2012 Award for the Best Film in category NATURE for the film „Wild life in the heart of Europe”


Other awards:

"Sowa z Rogowa" Prize at the Forest Fair - for the film “Forest heritage" - Rogów 1999

The 9th National and 5th International Maciej Łukowski Festival of Films on Ecology, EKOFILM 2006 - a prize for the photography of the film "A Year in the Primeval Forest” - Nowogard, 17-19 May 2006

The Adam Loret Prize of the National Forests - 2006 Edition - a distinction in the category: for works on promotion and creation of favourable image of the National Forests, popularization of the knowledge about the National Forests as well as about the mission and role of this organization for Polish Nature, in the section: education - for the film "A Year in the Primeval Forest"

The Adam Loret Prize of the National Forests - 2007 Edition - a distinction in the category: for works on promotion and creation of favourable image of the National Forests, popularization of the knowledge about the National Forests as well as about the mission and role of this organization for Polish Nature, in the section: education - for the film "A Year in the Primeval Forest"



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