Dreamers & Geniuses

Geniusze i marzyciele

  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 11 x 52'
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2020

This is a series of documentary films about inventions that have become an integral part of our lives. Handheld camera, windshield wipers, bulletproof vest, tank periscope, color photography, blood group system, microprocessor technology; all of these are used worldwide but not many people know they were invented by Poles. These inventors, in addition to their intellectual work, have led extraordinary, inspiring lives. 

The series includes films about the following characters: Stefan Banach, Stefan Bryła, Jan Czochralski, Ludwik Hirszfeld, Józef Hofmann, Antoni Kocjan, Henryk Magnuski, Kazimierz Prószyński, Zygmunt Puławski, Jan Szczepanik, Czesław i Tadeusz Tańscy. 

The author of this documentary cycle is Anna Ferenc.

  • Awards:
  • 2021 PFFA Special Achievement Award for Anna Ferens for extraordinary idea and production of "Dreamers and Geniuses" documentary series
  • 2021 Indian World Film Festival in Hyderabad – Best Documentary for “Henryk Magnuski. The Walkie-Talkie Inventor”
  • 2021 Winner at Kateye International Film Festival in Calcuta – Outstanding Achievement for “Henryk Magnuski. The Walkie-Talkie Inventor”
  • 2020 Tagore International Film Festival in Calcuta – Best Documentary for “Henryk Magnuski. The Walkie-Talkie Inventor”
  • 2020 Mumbai Film Festival – Honorable Mention for “Henryk Magnuski. The Walkie-Talkie Inventor”


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