Hi. I’m Emilia. Welcome to my online portfolio.

I wanted to gather in one space all projects, ideas and share moments from my life.

I am a Polish expat living in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. I work as a freelance film curator, mainly focusing on short film form.
Since 2014 I’ve been working for Ad Arte Foundation of Cultural Education, which is a non-governmental organization promoting audiovisual culture, founded in 2003. In my short career, I coordinated multiple projects, including film screenings, short film distribution, educational activities and online film programming. I like to introduce screenings, host panels and Q&As with creative people from different fields of art, science and politics.

Currently, my most important project is Short Waves Festival, international short film festival, which I joined in 2016 as a programmer. Since 2019 I’m a Festival Director. It’s a challenging, but mostly — fun job. Learn more about what I do by following my blog.

  • First steps in the Netherlands + support Ukraine.
    As I have already mentioned in the last entry, 2022 will be my year of changes. In the end of 2021 I moved to Nijmegen in the Netherlands and began a new life abroad. I started typing this post back in mid-February, before the Russian invasion on Ukraine, so reading it now makes me think how privileged I am to be able to decide by myself where I want to live and what I want to do (…). So, the Netherlands it is! After three…
  • Goodbye 2021!
    I can hardly believe I’m writing it – another year is behind us! While 2020 was revolutionary for me in so many fields, 2021 is rather a year of boring stabilization and adaptation to the new normality. Although many of my good habits developed last year have been put aside (including the regularity of blog entries), there are reasons to be happy – and these I mostly wanna share with you. Work & projects If you are interested in a comprehensive 2021 summary of the…
  • 7 reasons why you should like Short Waves Festival
    From the perspective of the beginning of July I must say that I pretty quickly adjusted to organizing the festival in the summer. The 13th edition came to an end 3 weeks ago, which was just the second summer edition, and I can’t get enough of the overall results and the fact that the whole summer is still ahead of me! This time I decided to gather my thoughts regarding the course of the June festival in the form of answers to the question: Why…