Wojciech Lorenc, MFA

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Wojciech Lorenc, MFA

Chair of the Department, Associate Professor

Email: wxl009@shsu.edu
Office: DRCB 322C
Phone: 936.294.3651

Faculty & Staff

Wojciech Lorenc is an award-winning and three time Emmy nominated (Chicago/Midwest Region) filmmaker whose works span a variety of genres and media. He has produced and directed short and feature-length narratives and documentaries, commercials, online media, as well as emerging media such as interactive and virtual reality games and experiences. His films have screened in over two hundred film festivals held in twenty-two states and twenty countries. His online work has been viewed over 50 million times in over a hundred countries.

Areas of Teaching Interest

  • Directing for Film and Television
  • Emerging Media / Transmedia / Virtual Reality Production
  • Visual Effects, Virtual Production
  • Cinematography

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Mass Communication, Coordinator of the BFA in Film and TV Production
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 2017-Present

Assistant Professor of Communication, Coordinator of the Integrated Media Track
Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, 2016-2017

Assistant Professor of Creative Media, Coordinator of the Transmedia, Film, Television & Digital Media Track,
University of Hawai`i West O`ahu, Kapolei, HI, 2014 - 2016

Assistant Professor of Television, Coordinator of the Internet and Mobile Media Track
Television Department, Columbia College, Chicago, IL 2010 - 2014

Adjunct Professor
Television Department, Columbia College Chicago, 2003 - 2010


  • MFA in Digital Cinema, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 2011
  • BA in Film/Video, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2002

Selected Projects and Awards

The Innocents (in post-production, scheduled for 2021 release)

Fearless (in post-production, scheduled for 2021 release)

The Drone

  • Winner, Best In Show - Short Film, Austin Revolution Film Festival, 2019
  • Winner, Best Directing in a Narrative Short Film, REEL East Texas Film Festival , 2019
  • Winner, Most Original Concept, Austin Under The Stars Film Festival, 2019
  • Winner, Silver Remi Award, Sci-Fi Short Film, Worldfest Houston International Independent Film Festival, 2019
  • Winner, Best Sci-Fi Comedy Short, Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, 2019
  • Winner, Best Drone Sequences Award, Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, 2019
  • Winner, Vision Award, Sound And Vision International Film & Technology Festival, 2019

TV Studio Production: VR Game

  • Platinum Award Winner, Hermes Awards, 2019
  • Silver Telly Award, Use of VR, 40th Annual Telly Awards, 2019
  • Distinction Award, Craft-Use of VR/360 for Branded Entertainment The 25th Communicator Awards, 2019


  • Winner, Best Documentary Film, Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference, 2019
  • Winner, Best Director Award, Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival, 2019
  • Winner, Best Short Short, Culture & Diversity Film Festival, 2019
  • Winner, Bronze Remi Award, Cinematography - Shorts, Worldfest Houston International Independent Film Festival, 2019
  • Platinum Award Winner, Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Video | Documentary, Hermes Awards, 2019
  • Platinum Award Winner, Documentary, AVA Digital Awards, 2019
  • Nominee, Best Documentary - The Long Island International Film Festival and Expo, 2019


  • Nominee, Best Domestic Short Documentary, 6th Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase 2019

Turtle Bay

  • Winner, Gold Remi Award, Drone Productions, 52nd Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival, 2019
  • Gold Award Winner, Commercial: Travel, AVA Digital Awards, 2019
  • Bronze Telly Award, Aerial Cinematography, 40th Annual Telly Awards, 2019

Hao Wela:The Untold Story of Hot Rodding in Hawaii

  • Winner, Best Hawaii Film, 12th Annual Honolulu Film Awards, 2018

The Business of Staying Young

  • Winner, Best Documentary Feature,12th Annual Honolulu Film Awards, 2018
  • Official Selection, Cincinnati Film Festival


  • Emmy Nomination (Chicago/Midwest Chapter) for Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air–Graphics
  • Emmy Nomination (Chicago/Midwest Chapter) for Online Series
  • Certificate of Merit, Hugo Awards
  • Silver Lei Award, Short Film, Honolulu Film Awards
  • Best Editing Award, Macabre Fair Film Festival

Curriculum Vitae