Born in Lodz. Dorota is a director and screenwriter who studied at the University of Lodz (Cultural Studies) and the Moscow Film School (Film Directing). She is a graduate of the Lodz Film School (Department of Directing). While a student in Lodz, she made numerous student films, such as The Egg (Jajko) – Main Prize at the Third European Student Film Festival, Munich ’83; Nomination for a Student Film Oscar, Los Angeles ’85; The Beginning (Poczatek)–Second Documentary Prize at the Third European Film Festival, Munich ’83; GUCIA–Award for the Best Movie and Best Director at the International Student Film Festival, Potsdam ’85.
In 2011at the 4th Cinema City International Film Festival in Novi Sad (Srbija) she was awarded Ibis Award for her contribution to evolution of European cinema.
|2010||Tomorrow Will Be Better (Jutro bedzie lepiej) – 2011 Berlinale International Film Festival – The Peace Film Award and Grand Prix of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk|
|2007||Time to Die (Pora umierac) – Polish Film Festival, Gdynia 2007 – Audience Award, Critics Award, Best Actress Award for Danuta Szaflarska, Best Sound Award for Marcin Kasinski, Kacper Habisiak, Michal Pajdiak Triest International Film Festival, 2008 – Special Jury Distinction, Audience Award)|
|2005||I Am (Jestem) – Best Cinematography for Arthur Reinhart, Best Score for Michael Nyman, Best Sound for Bartosz Putkiewicz at the Polish Film Festival, Gdynia ’05|
|1998||Nothing (Nic) – Best European Film Award at the Denver International Film Festival ’99; Critics Award and Special Jury Prize at PFF, Gdynia ’98; FIPRESCI Prize and Special Jury Award at the Sochi IFF ’99; the Orzel – Polish Film Award for the best director|
|1994||The Crows (Wrony) – Golden Frog for Arthur Reinhart at Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, Lodz 94; Special Jury Prize at the PFF, Gdynia ‘9|
|1991||The Devils, The Devils (Diably, diably) – Best Cinematography for Zdzislaw Najda, Best Sound for Barbara Domaradzka, Best Supporting Actress for Danuta Szaflarska and Honorable Mention for Dorota Kedzierzawska at the PFF. Gdynia ’91|
|1988||The End of the World (Koniec swiata) – (TV) – The Golden Dukat of the City of Mannheim Award, the FIPRESCI Prize at the IFF, Mannheim ’89|