is a producer of many famous documentary films made at Documentary
State Studio in Warsaw, such as: “Katyń Forest” directed by
Marcel Łoziński in cooperation with Andrzej Wajda,“Mgr
Półchłopek” by Marek Piwowski, “Wół” by Józef Cyrus,
“Nadzieja” by Tadeusz Pałka.
In 1988 he
established one of the first independent film studios in Poland -
KALEJDOSKOP together with three other producers: Zbigniew Domagalski,
Janusz Skałkowski, Piotr Śliwiński. The team have produced over
200 films, specializing in documentaries, mainly for Polish public
The film titled “89
mm from Europe” directed by Marcel Łoziński is one of their most
famous production. The film has received several awards at
international film festivals. It also received an Oscar nomination in
In 1995 the film was
awarded a prize for the best short documentary by the International
Documentary Association in Los Angeles.
Szczudło produced “Anything can happen” directed by Marcel
Łoziński. It gained much acclaim on numerous film festivals, such
as: International Short Film Festivals in Oberhausen, Bornholm,
Cracow, Golden Gate Award ’96 in San Francisco, Montreal, Sydney,
INPUT ’96, Mexico, World TV Festival Tokyo ’97 and many others.
One of his most
important productions, ”Daddy, I love you”, was realized in
September 1997 in Poland and in May, 1998 in St. Louis. The plot of
the film is focused on the adoption of five Polish children by Robert
and Rita Yurotich from Missouri; directed by Piotr Morawski prized in
INPUT 2000, in Halifax in Canada.
In 1998 the
production of “So, it doesn’t hurt” was completed with film
director Marcel Łoziński.
Szczudło and film director, Ryszard Kaczyński, realized two
documentary films for TVP2. The film “Hope on the track” received
the third place in Moscow Festival and “Helwet in lake Black
produced a couple of his films in co-operation with France, Germany
and ARTE TV for example “Poland after victory 1990-95” directed
by Marcel Łoziński and, most recently, “Children of
Revolution”/2002/ directed by Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, which
touches upon the subject of former opposition in Poland, Hungary,
Czech, and Germany.
In October 2003 I
made film “Joy of Saturday” about Archive of Ringelblum/Uprising
in Warsaw Ghetto/ (dir. Ryszard Kaczynski).
After 2003 he has
produced several documentary films such as: "Home at the
Mississippi”, director P. Morawski, ”Youth at the time of
Holocaust”, ”Childhood of the shadow of death director M.
Imielska, “Tallinn” director A. Krauze, “. “Tell me
why”-2006, director M. Imielska, film about love during Shoah time.
It received award in Warsaw Jews festival in Huston Film festival and
Shanghai TV Festival as best historical-documentary film and in 2007
during film festivals in Canton/China/ and Sichuan /China/ was
special mentioned. In 2008 the film “If it happens” by Marcel
Łozinski was on the “Short list” for Oscar nominees.