Michał Poniedzielski

born in Zgierz, Poland in 1981. In 2005 he graduated from the  Faculty of Graphics and Painting at Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz with a title of Master of Arts. Between 2004-2007 he studied at the Polish National Film, Television and Theater School in Lodz where he graduated in Animation and Special Effects. His student animated short “A Film With No Flies On” was awarded at numerus festivals in Poland and abroad and went viral before YouTube or other video hosting sites emerged. It was widely (and illegally) distributed by people as an attachment to email. Then the career of this short continued on YouTube (around 2 million views of several non-official copies). His next short „Moonshine” made in 2013 brough him awards at festivals Tampere, Porto7 and Chicago International Film Festival. He lives in Lodz, Poland. He is a father of 8 year old Susanne.