About me

Wojciech Olchowski

Bio

Virtual Reality, 360 degrees and short art films author and producer.
Doctoral student in Lodz Film School in Poland and Film University Babelsberg in Germany.
Interested in environmental and human rights issues.

Creator and producer of festival-presented CVR experiences “Sector” (Sehsüchte Festival 2021 Best 360 Film Award) and “Matins by the Bug River”.

In 2019 he was collaborating with vnLab in Lodz Film School in creation of presented on Sundance New Frontier 2021 VR erotic poem “Nightsss”.

Presently he is shooting a CVR documentary “Inhibitor” about human-nature relations and a CVR film essay about queer sensuality “Sense, Senseless & Sensual”.

From October 2021 starts an internship in Omnilab in Film University Konrad Wolf Babelsberg in the field of mix-media production, with focus on developing and realising my projects, mainly „Sense…”. I WILL LIVE IN BERLIN FROM SEPTEMBER 2021 TO MARCH 2022, ALSO DURING BERLINALE.

Also at Film University Konrad Wolf Babelsberg, in September 2020 he was participating in Globe Playhouse Masterclass Artistic Research, and in September 2021 he will be participating in Master Class Fabulation for Future.

Creative producer (Wajda School) of more than 100 short films created in international teams.

Author of more than 10 short films, which were presented at various international festivals.

Coordinator of the CVR team in the Erasmus XR international research and education programme. He also runs the VR Science Club in Lodz Film School devoted to educating and developing students’ CVR projects.

Media researcher and author of more than 10 peer-reviewed articles about media psychology presented at international conferences.

Long-time educator, teacher and media professor.

Graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in media education, (master thesis based on study visit of media education curriculum in colleges in USA).

Programmer of VR presentations at festivals.

Photographer and creator of many exhibitions.

Social activist and long-time development aid volunteer.

Selected festivals: Sehsüchte Festival 2021 –  Potsdam, Germany (Best 360 Film Award – 5000 EUR production prize), Germany; Ecoperformance Festival 2021 – Sao Paulo, Brazil; Theatre Confrontations Festival 2020 – Lublin, Poland; International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy 2020 – Lodz, Poland; International Festival Butohpolis 2020 – Warsaw, Poland; Lublin Film Festival 2019 – Lublin, Poland; Filmteractive 2019 – Lodz, Poland; FilmFest Dresden 2019 – Dresden, Germany; LGBT Film Festival 2016-2019 – Warsaw, Cracow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Lodz, Katowice, Lublin.