Agnieszka Piotrowska

Agnieszka Piotrowska is an award-winning BBC-trained filmmaker and theorist. She is a Reader in Film at SODA, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Professor in Film at the University of Gdansk, Poland. She is the Former Head of the School for Film, Media, and the Performing Arts at the UCA. Piotrowska is a member of the Visible Evidence General Council. She was the Director of the VE conference held in the summer of 2022 at the University of Gdansk.

Piotrowska is well-known for her film Married to the Eiffel Tower and has recently been making hybrid work in Zimbabwe as well as video essays. She has written extensively on psychoanalysis and cinema, including The Nasty Woman and the Neo Femme Fatale in Contemporary Cinema (2019). The Second expanded edition of her monograph Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film (2023) has just been published with Routledge.


In her video essay, Piotrowska considers the possibility of imagining a different future, asking how female authorship can translate women’s anger to give expression of a female voice.


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