He is a film Director and cinematographer, producer, documentary filmmaker, and promoter of the festival movement in Poland. He was born in 1971, in Bydgoszcz. He is a graduate of the Art College in Bydgoszcz and the Wajda School.
Zawadzki has been an active member of the local and national film communities for over 20 years now. He is a co-founder of the Art-House Foundation. He was a co-originator and Director of the Camera Obscura International Festival of TV Reportage in Bydgoszcz. As the President of Art-House, he is the organiser of the Bydgoszcz edition of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. In addition, he was a coordinator of Letnia Szkoła Filmu i Reportażu (The Summer School of Film and TV Reportage), Ośrodek Badań nad Reportażem i Dokumentem Telewizyjnym (The TV Reportage and Documentary Study Centre) at the University of Economics in Bydgoszcz, and the Polish edition of the international education programme for students of middle schools: Panasonic “Kid Witness News.” Today, he is also a curator of the Laboratory of Film and Cinema at the Municipal Cultural Centre in Bydgoszcz.
In the years 1993-2003, Zawadzki worked for the Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.
His début on a film set came in 1997, when he became a production manager for the documentary film Toruń – Moja Miłość/Toruń – My Love, by Marek Nowicki. In 1998, he was one of the originators of the idea of making a TV comedy series about the Teutonic Order, i.e. Bartenstein 12-86, in cooperation with brothers Jarosław and Paweł Jaworski.
As a cinematographer, he worked on the following documentary films: “Klik” by Marek Żydowicz, Podwójna izolacja by Leszek Ciechoński, and Tylko ona by Józef Herold (for which he was also a co-Director and co-author of the script), and on two short films by Jacek Szymczak – Droga do… and Uciekając przed…
When working for Polish Television, he made the documentary film entitled Po godzinach, and then Catwoman for Swedish Veteran TV. In addition, he also made documentary films dedicated to the theatrical projects made by Monika Wirżajtis, such as Siedem x K, or Fantazje urzędnika, czyli Second Life – the first Polish play produced by an Internet theatre.
In 2013, he was an artistic supervisor and co-producer (for the Municipal Culture Centre) of the medium-length film Bydgoszcz od świtu do zmierzchu/Bydgoszcz from Dawn till Dusk. It is a unique portrait of the city of Bydgoszcz, created as part of an international project named The World from Dawn till Dusk. In recent years, he has made the documentary film Kobiety adwokatury/Women in the Law (2017) and participated in the making of the short documentary 21 cali/21 inches.
As part of the Bydgoszcz Film Identity programme for which he is one of the coordinators, the Municipal Culture Centre in Bydgoszcz supported the production of many documentary films, including the award-winning film “Koniec świata/End of the World” by Monika Pawluczuk, and the winner of Camerimage (the documentary section), IDFA Amsterdam, and TRT IFF Istanbul “Żalanasz – pusty brzeg/ Zhalanash ― Empty Shore” (2017) by Marcin Sauter.
He is a teacher. He teaches the principles of film art in the class of film at Sokrates High School in Bydgoszcz.
Tofifest IFF – The Flisak Award of the President of Toruń; and others.