Birthday: April 26th, 1950 Date of Death: August 3rd, 2018 Place of Birth: Gdańsk, Poland
Piotr Szulkin was a Polish film director and writer. He directed over thirteen films, both Polish and international productions. He was a recipient of "Best Science Fiction Film Director" at Eurocon in 1984. During the latter part of his career, he was also a professor at the National Film School in Łódź.
He was the son of Paweł Szulkin, a Polish physicist from an assimilated Jewish family (his grandparents were Idel Szulkin and Małka Frydzon). His paternal uncle was Michał Szulkin, a historian and publicist. In 2013, Piotr Szulkin demanded the removal of information about the Jewish ancestry of Paweł Szulkin in his biography in the Polski Słownik Biograficzny (Polish National Dictionary). After Piotr Szulkin sued Polski Słownik Biograficzny, in January 2014, the Civil Court in Kraków, as a protective action, put a one-year prohibition on the dissemination of the volume of Polski Słownik Biograficzny including the biography of Paweł Szulkin.