WIT DABAL , PSC

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

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Directed by Filip Bajon, TOR Unit

Awards: *Grand Prix, Koszalin

              *The Silver Lions, Gdansk



Directed by Waldemar Dziki, K.IRZYKOWSKI's Film Studio

Awards: *The Bronze Lions, Gdansk

              *Andrzej Munk Prize, Lodz



Directed by Jacek Shoen, TOR Unit

Awards: *Film Critics Prize, Koszalin



Directed by Filip Bajon, TOR Unit



Directed by Jerzy Domaradzki, PERSPEKTYWA Unit

Awards: *Grand Prix, Chianciano Terme (Italy)



Directed by Jacek Koprowicz, TOR Unit

Awards: *Best Orginal Story, Mystfest 1986, Cattolica (Italy)

Nominated: *Best Film, Mystfest, Cattolica (Italy)

(Co-director of photography together with Jerzy Zielinski,asc)



Directed by Waldemar Dziki, Les Productions La Fete, Canada/ TOR Unit

Awards: *Moscow Film Festival 1987

              *Grand Prix of the International Jury, Loan (France)

              *International Award of the Young Audience, Loan (France)

              *Griffone di Bronzo, Giffoni (Italy)

              *The Silver Lions, Gdansk



Directed by Jerzy Kaszubowski, ZED for FILM FOUR, Great Britain / TOR Unit



Directed by Jacek Koprowicz, TOR Unit

Nominated: *Best Film, Fantasporto 1990, (Portugal)

(Shared credit with Bogdan Stachurski)



Directed by Jacek Koprowicz, TOR Unit

(Shared credit with Bogdan Stachurski)



Directed by Piotr Andreyev, RIVERSIDE PICTURES (Netherlands)

Nominated: *Golden Leopard, Locarno International Film Festival,1989, (Switzerland)



Directed by Aleksandre Petrovitch, MEDITERANE CINEMA, France

BELGRADE TELEVISION & NOVI SAD TELEVISION, Yugoslavia

(Shared credit with Igor Luther,bvk)



Directed by Filip Bajon, DOM Unit / TVP



Directed by Edward Bennett,

WALL TO WALL TELEVISION for BBC, Great Britain



Directed by Andrzej Wajda, HERITAGE FILMS / CANAL+ / TVP

Nominated: *Golden Berlin Bear, Berlin Film Festival, 1996



Directed by Stephen Poliakoff,

DEEP CITY FILMS for BBC FILMS, Great Britain



Directed by Stephen Poliakoff,

INTRINISCA FILMS for FILM FOUR, Great Britain, MP PRODUCTIONS, France

(Shared credit with Denis Lenoir, afc asc)



Directed by Kevin Molony, HIRED GUN PRODUCTION, Great Britain, OPUS FILM, Poland



Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, APOCALYPSO FILMS for BBC FILMS, Great Britain

PANDEMONIUM

(TV)       




POSTCARD FROM                            

A JOURNEY                                        




WHIRLPOOL

(TV)                                       



ENGAGEMENT

(TV)                                   


THREE WINDMILLS                           

(TV series)                                            



MEDIUM                                               






THE YOUNG MAGICIAN                   








THE ROAD HOME                             



ALCHEMIST                                        





SANDIVIUS                                         

(TV series)                                           



SHADOW MAN                                   




SEOBE / MIGRATIONS                      





SAUNA

(TV)                                                  


YOU, ME & IT                                       

(TV series)                                            



HOLY WEEK                                        




THE TRIBE                                           




FOOD OF LOVE                                   





SYLVESTER                                        



THE RESTRAINT                                

OF BEASTS

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AWARDS & INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

DOCUMENTARIES

Directed by Bogdan Dziworski, Lodz Documentary Studios

Awards: 10 awards in 9 countries, for example:

                       *Grand Prix Asturias, Gijon International Film Festival,1979

                       *The Golden Peacock, New Delhi

                       *Grand Prix, San Sebastian

                       *Silver Hobby-Horse, Cracow Film Festival, 1979

(Co-director of photography together with Krzysztof Ptak



Directed by Bogdan Dziworski, Lodz Documentary Studios

Awards: *2nd Prize, Trento Festival (Italy)

              *Best Foreign Film, Telluride (USA)

              *Grand Prix, Colorado Film Festival (USA)

(Co-director of photography together with Krzysztof Ptak)



Directed by A. T. Rastawiecki, VATICAN / POLISH EPISCOPATE

(Co-director of photography)



Directed by Bogdan Dziworski, Lodz Documentary Studios

(Co-director of photography together with Ryszard Lenczewski, Krzysztof Ptak, Piotr Sobocinski)



Directed by A. T. Rastawiecki, VATICAN / POLISH EPISCOPATE

(Co-director of photography)



Directed by Bogdan Dziworski, Lodz Documentary Studios



Directed by Bogdan Dziworski, Lodz Documentary Studios

Award: *The Silver Hobby-Horse, Cracow Film Festival

Co-director of photography together with Krzysztof Ptak)



Directed by Witold Starecki, BBC

Awards: *Broadcasting Press Guild Award 1985

              *Royal Television Society Award 1985

              *Most Original Film Technical Achievement, BBC

Nominated: *Best Single Documentary 1985



Directed by Bogdan Dziworski, DMOCHOWSKI PRODUCTION, France

Nominated: *Competition Les Perspectives Cinema Francais, CANNES 1986



Directed by Witold Starecki, BBC



Directed by Bogdan Dziworski, K.IRZYKOWSKI's Film Studio

Award: *Bronze Hobby-Horse, Cracow Film Festival

(Shared credit with Krzysztof Ptak)



Directed by Christoffer Rus, VIDEO BROADCASTING SYSTEM SCANDINAVIA AB, Sweden

(Co-director of photography together with Bogdan Dziworski, Krzysztof Ptak and Christoffer Rus)



Directed by Witold Starecki, TURNER BROADCASTIG SYSTEM (USA)



Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, BBC

Awards: *International Emmy Award 1990, New York

              *Royal Television Society/Arts 1991, Great Britain

              *Prix Italia 1991, Italy

(Shared credit with Bogdan Dziworski)



Directed by Witold Starecki, TURNER BROADCASTIG SYSTEM (USA)



Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, BBC

Award: *UN Media Peace Prize

Nominated: * Royal Television Society



Directed Witold Starecki, A LOW FLYING PICTURES for BBC



Directed by Bogdan Dziworski, ASA FILM for BBC



Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, BBC

Awards: *Royal Television Society Award, Best Documentary, 1992

              *Felix - European Film Academy

              *Canadian Rocky at Banff

Nominated: *Prix Italia



Directed by Robert Thirkel, BBC



Directed by Witold Starecki, WAX LYRICAL for BBC



Directed by Witold Starecki, GABRIELA PRODUCTION for CHANNEL FOUR

(Shared credit with Krzysztof Ptak)

SELECTED COMMERCIALS

● Gdansk 1984 - Polish Feature Films Festival, The Bronze Lions Award for the Best Cinematography for the films “Postcard From A Journey” and “Whirlpool”


● Lagow 1984 - Lagow Film Festival, Golden Vine Award for the Best Cinematography for the film “Postcard From A Journey”


● 1985 – Stanislaw Wyspianski’s Young Artists Award for the Cinematography for the films “Postcard From A Journey” and “Whirlpool”


● 1985 - Special Award of the Ministry of Culture and Art for the Cinematography for the film “Szapito” (together with Krzysztof Ptak)


● Poznan 1988 - Children and Youth Film Festival – Special Award Poznan's Goats in Cinematography for “The Young Magician”


● Cracow Film Festival 1988, Bronze Hobby-Horse Award for the Best Cinematography for the film “I Do See” (together with Krzysztof Ptak)


● Cracow 1995 – CRACKFILM, International Advertising Film Festival – Tytan Award for the Best Cinematography for the commercial “EB- Legs”


● Advertising Film Festival KREATURA 1998 – Award for the Best Cinematography for the commercial “Mobil 1- Hołek”


● Granada International Film Festival, Spain 2001- Best Cinematography Award for “Sylvester”


● Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Hollywood 2001 - Kodak Cinematography Award for “Sylvester”

LECH (Tornado)                                                

MAESTRO CARD (Auto, Fohn)                         

PANASONIC (Ice Scatter, The Bar)                 

ING BANK (Lion)                                              

CAMPBELL’S (Running)                                  

ANCHOR (Cow temporary)                               

ANDERSEN CONSULTING                             

ST PAULS (Rhino, Matador)                            

NESTLE LION (Snake , Dogs , Footies)          

LLOYDS-TSB (Corporate)                               

VIENETTA (GI Jane)                                     

BMW (The Ship)                                              

HEINEKEN (Wilderness)                                   

LIVERPOOL VICTORIA                                   

MANSFIELD BEER (Fashion Show)                

NATIONWIDE (Natural Rhythm)                       

TOYOTA RAV4 (Don't Forget Your Trousers) 

TESCO (Young Genius)                                   

NIKE (For Your Country)                                 

MARSTON’S BEER (Low-C)                          

AMSTELL BEER (Live, Days Left To Drink)             

DAEWOO (Snake, Take A Slice)                   

EB BEER (Legs)                                              

DURACELL (Punch Bag)                                 

MDR RADIO (Love & Hate)                              

Opus Film (pl)

Frames (au)

Union Commercials (uk)

Tango Production (pl)

Union Commercials (uk)

Union Commercials

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Piper (us) / Union Commercials (uk)

Union Commercials (uk)

Stark Films (uk)

Stark Films

Kira Films (us) / Opus (pl)

TTO (uk)

TTO

TTO

TTO

TTO

TTO

TTO

TTO

TTO

TTO

Opus Film (pl)

Spots Films (uk)

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OLIMPIADA









SKI RACING

AND JUMPING






PILGRIM




ARENA OF LIVE




CREDO




THE PICTURE



SZAPITO





FORGET ME NOT







HOMMAGE

A BEKSINSKI



CANNONS IN FLOWERS



I DO SEE





MARATHON




TRUE BRIT



FROM MOSCOW

TO PIETUSHKI






BERLIN WALL



VACLAV HAVEL'S DAY





PEARS ON A

WILLOW TREE


THE PRISONER



DOSTOYEVSKI'S

TRAVELS






TROUBLE SHOOTER



RUBY TAKES A TRIP



DOG EATS DOG 

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Wit Dąbal was born on September 26th, 1955 in Tarnowskie Gory, Poland. In 1979 he graduated from the Cinematography Department of the National Film, Television and Theater School in Lodz. As a director of photography his credit include around 19 feature films and Tv dramas in which he worked with film directors such as: Piotr Andrejew, Filip Bajon, Edward Bennett, Jerzy Domaradzki, Waldemar Dziki, Jerzy Kaszubowski, Jacek Koprowicz, Pawel Pawlikowski, Alexandar Petrovic, Stephen Poliakoff, Jacek Shoen, Kevin Molony, Andrzej Wajda. He has been also the director of photography for dozens of documentary and short films. Many of them were produced by the BBC and received such prestigious awards like the International EMMY Award, the Royal Television Society Award,  the Broadcasting Press Guild Award and Prix Italia. For years he has been also involved shooting commercials in the world of advertising.