Filmmaker Bios

CHRIS SWIDER
, writer, director, and producer of Children in Exile

Chris Swider is a graduate of Columbia College, Chicago, and he holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree
from
the Directing Program of the Polish National Film School, Lodz, Poland (PWSFTv i T).  
He has made both documentary and narrative films. 

Mr. Swider is a tenured instructor at Columbia College,
Chicago where he teaches directing, and he is a producer at BulletProof Film in Chicago. 

Mr. Swider also works as a script consultant and continues to write screenplays, both dramas and comedies. 
Three of his screenplays have been awarded in screenwriting competitions. 

Most recently, his screenplay, Peter and the Chrome Plated Fish, was awarded first prize in the
comedy screenplay category at the Houston International Film Festival in April 2007.