BIOGRAPHY

Writer, screenwriter and filmmaker.
Her screenplays have received awards in New York City, Los Angeles, Michigan and Vail, Colorado.
In 2020 she received the Founder Award at the Story Summit, founded by David Paul Kirkpatrick (Former President of Paramount Pictures and Production Chief at Walt Disney Pictures) and won the Fantasy Category at the Script Summit Screenplay Contest.

Izabela was born in Poland. She graduated from the I. J. Paderewski Music Schools and have obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a master’s degree in European Studies. 

Many of her screenplays have been recognized and awarded in various competitions and programs including Story Summit, Script Summit Screenplay Contest, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Contest, Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition, The Script Lab, Inroads Fellowship, CineStory Feature Fellowship Contest, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, New York Screenplay Contest and California Women’s Film Festival. 

Izabela has written feature-length screenplays, shorts, and television pilots. She also wrote a children’s picture book manuscript and now she is working on her debut novel, the s-f thriller “Soul Transplant”, awarded on Story Summit. 

Izabela participated in many international film workshops, including: “Compelling Live Video” (Broadcast Pix), “Effective Film Directing, VFX” (Platige Image Studio, "The Witcher"). She also participated in numerous scriptwriting workshops conducted by Syd Field, Christopher Vogler, Linda Aronson, Oliver Shutte, Alessandra Pilar, Helen Jacey, Stephen Cleary, David Paul Kirkpatrick, Tab Murphy, Jeff Arch, Debra Engle, Rosa Salazar, Randal Kleiser. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the International Screenwriters Association (ISA). 


Most of her screenplays are multidimensional stories written in a non-linear narrative structure, where real and fantasy worlds alternate in the story plot. She focuses her storytelling on music, dance, issues of astrophysics, innovative medical technologies and life after death. Her works explore philosophical themes through speculation on technology, the nature of intelligence, artificial intelligence and humanity's place in the universe.

AWARDS


2020 | Semi-Finalist
ScreenCraft Virtual Pitch, “Soul Transplant”

2020 | Semi-Finalist
ScreenCraft Virtual Pitch, "Silent War"

2020 | Winner /Fantasy Category
Script Summit Screenplay Contest, “The Event”

2020 | Founder Award  
Story Summit, “Soul Transplant”

2020 | Finalist
Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship - Season 3, “Machines”

2020 | Quarter Finalist  
CineStory Feature Fellowship Contest, “The Event”

2020 | Official Selection
Script Summit Screenplay Contest, “Soul Transplant”

2020 | Official Selection
Script Summit Screenplay Contest, “Silent War”

2019 | Quarter Finalist 
Script Lab’s Screenplay Contest, “Machines”

2019 | Official Selection 
Script Summit Screenplay Contest, “The Code”

2019 | Official Selection 
Script Summit Screenplay Contest, “The Event”

2015 | Official Semi-Finalists 
Short Film Production Fund by ScreenCraft, “Machines”

2015 | Official Semi-Finalist
ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest, "The Labyrinth Of Silence"

2014 | Official Selection
California Women's Film Festival, "The Event" (teaser trailer)

2013 | Official Semi-Finalist
Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition,
“The Labyrinth Of Silence”

2012 | Gold Prize
Hollywood Screenplay Contest, “The Event”

2012 | Empire Award
New York Screenplay Contest, “The Event”

2012 | Official Finalist
New York Screenplay Contest, “Soul Transplant”