A foreign body lives its own life. You’re not able to get rid of it, it’s always with you, you need it. Caress that odd part of yours, don’t try to shave its long tousled fur. This is a story about something that’s considered to be strange at first but turns out to be the dearest thing to us. About the transformation of inside and outside.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 7
  • Year: 2016
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Marta Magnuska

Script: Marta Magnuska

DOP: Marta Magnuska

Music: Patryk Zakrocki

Editing: Ewa Golis

Production company: PWSFTviT (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna)


About the director:

Marta Magnuska

Marta Magnuska

She is an animator, director and illustrator. Marta graduated from the Faculty of Graphics and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź in editorial design and illustration. Participated in the student exchange programs with Universidade de Belas-Artes in Lisbon and Animationinstitut Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg in Ludwigsburg. Her former short films “Foreign Body” and “The Other” screened at the most prestigious festivals worldwide including Cannes, Annecy IAFF and Clermont Ferrand ISFF to list just a few. Marta Magnuska lives and works in Berlin.


2016 – Foreign Body

2018 – The Other

2022 – Misaligned

At festivals:

21st Milano Film Festival, Italy, 2016 (competition)

40th Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, 2016 (Award for Best Undergraduate Animation)

13th Balkanima European Animated Film Festival, Serbia, 2016 (competition)

32nd Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2016 (screening)

9th Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2016 (screening)

9th KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, Holand, 2016 (competition)

23rd International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland, 2016 (Special Golden Jabberwocky)

13th Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia, 2016 (competition)

19th Mecal Pro - International Short Film and Animation Festival, Spain, 2017 (competition)

Tricky Women International Animation Filmfestival 2017, Austria, 2017 (competition)

Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival 2017, Portugal, 2017 (Jury Special Mention)

Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy, 2017 (competition)

20th Holland Animation Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2017 (Grand Prix)

Go Short - International Short FF Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2017 (competition)

Animatricks Animation Festival of Helsinki 2017, Finland, 2017 (competition)

24th Trickfilms Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, 2017 (competition)

Anifilm - International Festival of Animated Film 2017, Czech Republic, 2017 (competition)

Northwest Animation Festival 2017, USA, 2017 (competition)

Brooklyn Film Festival 2017, USA, 2017 (competition)

Animafest Zagreb 2017, Croatia, 2017 (competition)

Edinburgh International FF, UK, 2017 (screening)

13th Lago Film Fest International Festival of Short and Documentaries, Italy, 2017 (competition)

13th World Festival of Animated Film in Varna 2017, Bulgaria, 2017 (competition)

7th Quebec City Film Festival, Canada, 2017 (competition)

1st Hancheng International Short Film Festival, China, 2017 (competition)

Animatou International Animation Festival 2017, Switzerland, 2017 (competition)

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2017, The Netherlands, 2017 (screening)

4th Days of Cinema, Palestine, 2017 (screening)

Primanima World Festival of First Animations 2017, Hungary, 2017 (competition)

FILMETS Badalona Film Festival 2017, Spain, 2017 (competition)

BANJALUKA 2017 International Animated Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2017 (competition)

11th Big Cartoon Festival, Russia, 2017 (competition)

31st Leeds International Film Festival, UK, 2017 (competition)

21st Winterthur International Short Film Festival, Switzerland, 2017 (screening)

10th Animatic Festival, Spain, 2017 (competition)

33rd interfilm International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2017 (screening)

PÖFF Shorts Short Film and Animation Festival 2017, Estonia, 2017 (competition)

Bogotá Short Film Festival BOGOshorts, Colombia, 2017 (competition)

Black Movie - Geneva International Independent Film Festival 2018, Switzerland, 2018 (competition)

Tampere Film Festival 2018, Finland, 2018 (screening)

24th International Short Film Week Regensburg, Germany, 2018 (screening)

6th Erarta Motion Pictures International Festival of Shorts about Paintings, Russia, 2018 (competition)

Monstronale International Short Film Festival 2018, Germany, 2018 (screening)

La Guarimba International Film Festival 2018, Italy, 2018 (competition)

Poland Now/Istanbul Modern, Turkey, 2018 (screening)

16th Mumia International Film Festival, Brasil, 2018 (competition)