Monika Lenczewska, PSC

— director of photography

Recognized by Variety as one of the Top 10 Cinematographers to Watch in 2016.

Monika Lenczewska is based both in the US and Europe.

Monika worked on the Icelandic feature UNDER THE TREE directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson – Venice FF & TIFF (2017) and for which she received the Best Cinematography Award at the Dublin International Film Festival.

In 2016, Monika had two features premiere at Toronto International Film Festival: MESSAGE FROM THE KING, directed by Fabrice Du Welz starring Chadwick Boseman, and Sofia Exarchou’s PARK, developed in cooperation with Sundance Lab.

Monika had two films at Sundance Film Festival in the same year – 2014: IMPERIAL DREAMS, directed by Malik Vitthal starring John Boyega, and DIFRET directed by Zeresenay Mehari. She received Best Cinematography nominations at both Sundance and Camerimage Film Festival.

Recently she completed feature CITY OF LIES directed by Brad Furman, starring J. Depp and F. Whitaker as well as Danny Boyle FX series TRUST. The latter got her a 2019 nomination for Best Cinematography from the Polish Cinematographers’ Association (PSC).

In the commercial field Monika was the first female cinematographer ever to receive Creative Circle Award for her work in Libresse #Bloodnormal campaign in 2018. Recently Monika was nominated for British Arrows Award for BMW and NIKE commercials both directed by Daniel Wolfe.

Monika Lenczewska is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG), Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC) and European Film Academy (EFA).

Monika is a GOLD WINNER of British Arrows 2019 Award for cinematography Nike Russia Never Ask – Maltzsev campaign directed by Daniel Wolfe.

— Selected work
  • CITY OF LIES / USA / 2018

    Director: Brad Furman
    Global Road + FilmNation

  • TRUST  / USA / 2018

    Director: Dawn Shadforth & Emanuele Crialese
    FX Network
    Nomination for Best Cinematography from
    the Polish Cinematographers’ Association (PSC) (2018)

  • UNDER THE TREE / Iceland / 2017

    Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurõsson
    Magnolia Pictures + Netop Films
    Official Selection, Venice Film Festival (2017)
    Official Selection, Toronto Film Festival (2017)

  • MESSAGE FROM THE KING / USA / 2016

    Director: Fabrice du Welz
    Netflix + Entertainment 1 + Canal+
    Official Selection, Toronto Film Festival (2016)

  • PARK / Greece / 2016

    Director: Sofia Exarchou
    Neo Films
    Official Selection, London Film Festival (2016)
    Official Selection, Toronto Film Festival (2016)

  • STRANGE HEAVEN / Poland / 2015

    Director: Dariusz Gajewski
    Tak Film
    Best Film, Netia Off Camera Kraków (2016)
    Best Actress, Netia Off Camera Kraków (2016)
    Best Actress, Polish Film FEstiva Gdynia (2015)

  • DIFRET / Ethiopia / 2014

    Director: Zeresenay Mahari
    Netflix
    Winner, World Dramatic Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival (2014)
    Winner, Panorama Audience Award, Berlin Film Festival (2014)
    Winner, Best Cinematography Debut, Camerimage Film Festival (2014)

  • IMPERIAL DREAMS /  USA / 2014

    Director: Malik Vitthal
    Netflix
    Winner, Best of Next Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival (2014)

  • B FOR BOY / Nigeria / 2013

    Director: Chika Anadu
    No Blondes Productions
    Official Selection, London Film Festival (2013)
    Winner, Audience Award, AFI Festival (2013)

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