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If you're interested in having Zbig Rybczynski speak, lecture, conduct a masterclass, or participate in a Q&A, please contact us.  Kindly include as much information as possible, such as the date, time, location, budget, and organization, to help us respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible. Thank you.

  • Live Q&A with Filmmaker

  • Recorded Q&A with Filmmaker (send us your questions and we will tape the answers)

  • Lecture

  • Masterclass

If you are interested in discussing a specific film or Zbig Rybczynski's films in general, his technology, and inventions, then book Zbig today! Want to hear behind-the-scenes facts from sets with Mick Jagger, Yoko Ono, and Grandmaster Flash? Or perhaps you want to know what Zbig did with John Lennon's cigarettes? Whatever it may be, book Zbig today to hear all about it! BOOK ZBIG TODAY! 


ABOUT ZBIG     Zbig Rybczynski is an internationally renowned filmmaker. He has won numerous prestigious awards  including Oscar, Emmy, 3xMTV's, Cannes Silver Palm among many others in the USA, Europe, Asia and South America Rybczynski is a pioneer of High Definition television technology, and an innovator and experimenter in the technical field. Zbig created music videos for Mick Jagger, Yoko Ono, Grand Master Flash, Simple Minds, and many others. He is an MTV Hall of Fame inductee. So far Zbig directed and produced over 50 film titles. 


Zbis's work was seen on many TV Channels and TV programs in the USA including Great Performances PBS, Tonight Show NBC, 20/20, Night Flight, MTV, as well as in Europe and Asia including CANAL+, RAI, ZDF, NHK JAPAN, TVP2, TV POLSAT and more. 

In 1985, he launched his film studio – ZBIG VISION – in New York, which he subsequently outfitted with the latest video, computer and HDTV technology. It was in this studio that he made his most important and innovative films, including Steps (1987), The Fourth Dimension (1988), The Orchestra (1990), Manhattan (1991), and Kafka (1992), which were showered with enthusiastic critical acclaim and numerous awards.

Zbig is an author and also has a distinguished academic career in Poland's Lodz Film School (cinematography), at the Columbia University in New York (electronic film-making), as a professor of experimental film at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany as well as a visiting professor at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo, Japan.  He is the author of several US patents regarding film techniques, including motion control, optics, and image compositing.  


Between 1985-2013 Zbig worked in the USA, Germany, and Poland on the development of innovative methods and systems for the production of visual special effects. His major contribution during this period was the development of a one-of-a-kind film studio, equipped with electronic technology, for creating and compositing multi-layer images in real-time. It largely eliminates the need for post-production, which fundamentally changes the methodology of the creative process and reduces overall production costs.   

Zbig was born in Poland, he studied cinematography at the Lodz Film School where he received his Master's degree. After receiving an Oscar in 1983 he applied for political asylum in Vienna and moved to LA then to New York. In 2008, he received the gold Gloria Artis - The Medal for Merit to Culture awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. Zbig was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Lodz Film School in Poland for his lifetime achievement in the arts, education in the field of film and TV. In 2010, for contribution to world Cinematography he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Batumi, Georgia. 

Zbig lives in the USA and currently working on the feature film, co-written and co-directed with his wife Dorota Zglobicka.  





If you are Interested in hosting a screening one of Zbig's films as well, ZBIG VISION works with theaters, festivals, cultural institutions, community centers, and private venues across the country and around the world. To inquire about rates and details, please follow the links bellow. 

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