Last Saturday, 8th December in Slovenian Ljubljana came to an end. In the competitive lineup of the festival twelve Polish films met, one of them – “What happens when children don’t eat soup” by Paweł Prewencki outclassed its rivals and scored the festival’s Grand Prix.

“What happens when children don’t eat soup” proved the best of precisely 42 competition films of Animateka. This eight minute long animation by Paweł Prewencki is a dark story of a grandfather and his two grandchildren who don’t want to eat soup. On presenting the Maestro® Jury Grand Prix to the film the jury stated the following: his hypnotic film takes us on a mysterious journey into the imagination of two children. Dramatic music and striking imagery combine to create an enigmatic and haunting film.

From its international premiere at Czech AniFest in April the film has already been screened at more than twenty international festivals and awarded at Portuguese Fest and Swiss Fantoche. Animation was produced at University of Arts in Poznań.

This year Polish animations were not missing in the programme of Animateka. The audience in Ljubljana wached  "Afternoon" by Izabela Plucińska, "Distance" by Marcin Wojciechowski, "Paper box" by Zbigniew Czapla, "Once there was a king" by Tytus Majerski, "Kinefaktura" by Marcin Giżycki, "Spirits of the piano" by Magdalena Osińska and "Agnieszka" by Izabela Bartosik-Burkhardt produced in co-operation with France, "Games" by Maja Tetłak, "Loading" by Zofia Mikołajczak, "The Constructor" by Tessa Moult-Milewska and "Squarified" by Michał Mróz .

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