Paul Kmiec holds a BFA in Film from Purchase College. His film “Magi” won Best Short at the 2013 Santa Cruz Film Festival and he is the two-time recipient of the Harriet Irsay Scholarship. His essay “Cinema: A Source of Polish Survival” was published in their annual magazine. Paul lives in California and continues to work on films on both coasts. This is his fourth summer teaching in the Young Filmmakers program.