Bart Sienkiewicz is a Polish cinematographer based in London and working internationally on feature films, TV drama and commercials.
After graduating from the Film and Television Academy in his native Warsaw, Bart worked as a camera assistant until 2008, when he moved to the UK and began working as a Director of Photography. Bart is known for his strong use of light and colour and has build a reputation for realising versatile visuals that support the director's vision and complement the story. He was featured in the British Cinematographer 'New Wave'.
Bart's feature film work has played theatrically and includes Dark Encounter (Dir. Carl Strathie) an Amblin-esque sci-fi drama which premiered at FrightFest and Film4; 1970-set coming-of-age comedy The Bromley Boys (Dir. Steve M Kelly) which was nominated for the 'Best Theatrical Campaign' at the UK Screen Awards; and space thriller Solis (Dir. Carl Strathie) which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. In TV Drama, Bart has photographed a Blackpills Original Series Immortality (Dir. Nick Parish). His latest short film Muse (Dir. Azhur Saleem) was selected as Top 10 Films at the BSC Short Film Cinematography Awards 2020.
Bart's collaborations with acclaimed artist Shezad Dawood, art films Piercing Brightness, Towards The Possible and Leviathan have been exhibited at prestigious galleries and festivals internationally, inc. Venice Biennale, Art Dubai & Guggenheim NYC.
In between working on fiction projects, Bart enjoys shooting commercials and promos (clients include Adidas, PayPal, Microsoft, Sainsbury's, Carphone Warehouse, Yonex, NatWest, Guinness, Ballantine's, Walkers).
With over a decade of experience as a Director of Photography, on both studio and location based shoots across Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia, he is represented in the UK by the Screen Talent Agency.
• Top 10 Films, BSC Short Film Cinematography Awards 2020 / Muse
• Best Cinematography Winner, British Horror Film Festival 2015 / The Herd
• Best Cinematography Nomination, Strasbourg International Film Festival 2009 / Catching The Bus
Network Premiere, Film4 2021
Nominated Best Debut Feature, Fantasy Filmfest 2019
Official Selection, Sitges International Film Festival 2019
World Premiere, FrightFest International Film Festival 2019
The Bromley Boys
Winner Best Feature, Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2019
Nominated Best Theatrical Campaign, Screen Awards 2018
World Premiere, Wembley Stadium 2018
World Premiere, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018
Winner Best Supporting Actress, South African Indie Film Festival 2020
Nominated Best Short Film, South African Indie Film Festival 2020
Winner Best Short Film, Obscura Film Festival Berlin 2019
Nominated Best Short, Sitges International Film Festival 2016
Winner Best Horror Short, London Independent Film Festival 2015
Winner Best Short Film, Festival Boca do Inferno 2015
Winner Best Short Horror Film, Celluloid Screams 2015
Winner Best Horror Short, Sheffield Horror Film Festival 2015
Winner Best Foreign Short Film, Russian Horror Film Awards 2015
Winner Best Short, Sunderland Shorts 2015
Little Dragon - Lover Chanting
Nominated Best Styling, UK Music Video Awards 2019
Nominated Best Concept, Berlin Music Video Awards 2019
Winner Best Promotional Trailer, Promax Awards 2020
Nominated Grand Jury Award, SxSW Festival 2014