Marcin Giżycki is an art and film historian, critic, photographer, filmmaker and senior lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design. He is an expert at the Polish Film Institute as well as the founder and Artistic Director of the Animator International Animated Film Festival in Poznan, Poland. His work includes documentary, experimental, and animated films. Giżycki has curated numerous film programs for international venues including the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Museum of Cinematography (Torino), and the Centre Pompidou (Paris).
Giżycki has published over 300 essays, papers, and articles on art and film; his books include: Avant-Garde and Cinema: Film in Polish Avant-Garde Circles Between the Wars (1996), Disney Was Not the Only One (2000), The End and What Next? Essays on Postmodernism, Contemporary Art, and the End of the Century (2001), Dictionary of Movements and Key Notions of Art of the 2nd Half of the 20th Century (2002), and Wenders Go Home! (2006).