Room is geometric space drifting freely in space. Inside, there are no windows, doors or any furniture. There is only Head that does not stop trying to get out. Employing a surreal convention, this animation tells the story of passing time and the situation which seems to have no way out.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Running time: 6
  • Year: 2018
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Michał Socha

Script: Michał Socha

Music: Jan Kwapisz

Editing: Michał Socha

Sound: Bartek Baranowski, Jan Kwapisz

Production company: Piotr Szczepanowicz, Jakub Karwowski


About the director:

Michał Socha

Michał Socha

Graphic artist, animator and scriptwriter born in 1981. He graduated with honours from the Graphic Arts Department of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He specializes in animation and special effects for commercials and television productions. Among his short animations there are The Concert (2006) and Odlot (2007). A Chick (2008) is his third film.


2017 – ROOM

2014 – Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

2014 – LOOP

2008 – Chick

At festivals:

22nd REGARD - Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada, 2018 (competition)

Animatricks Animation Festival 2018, Finland, 2018 (competition)

The 41st Norwegian Short Film Festival 2018, Norway, 2018 (competition)

Melbourne International Animation Festival 2018, Australia, 2018 (competition)

24th Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA, 2018 (competition)

11th Fest Anca International Animation Festival, Slovakia, 2018 (competition)

Anima Mundi Festival 2018, Brazil, 2018 (competition)

Animation NOW! New Zealand International Film Festival 2018, New Zealand, 2018 (competition)

Salute Your Shorts Festival 2018, USA, 2018 (competition)

PSIAF Palm Springs International Animation Festival & Expo 2018, USA, 2018 (competition)

SICAF2018 Seoul International Animated Film Festival, Korea, 2018 (competition)

Quebec City Film Festival, Canada, 2018 (competition)

24rd Encounters Festival, The United Kingdom, 2018 (competition)

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival 2018, The Netherlands, 2018 (competition)

34th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2018 (screening)

Filmets Badalona, Spain, 2018 (competition)

38th Cambridge Film Festival, The United Kingdom, 2018 (competition)

16th International Festival of Animation Arts “Multivision”, Russia, 2018 (competition)

2018 PÖFF Shorts, Estonia, 2018 (competition)

17th Les Sommets du Cinema d'Animation - Montreal International Festival, Canada, 2018 (competition)

15th Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia, 2018 (competition)

16th BOGOSHORTS - Bogotá Short Film Festival, Colombia, 2018 (competition)

VOID International Animation Film Festival 2019, Denmark, 2019 (competition)

35th European Film Festival of Lille, France, 2019 (competition)

Visegrad Animation Film Festival 2019, 2019 (screening)

17th Tabor Film Festival, Croatia, 2019 (competition)

Quebec City Film Festival 2019, Canada, 2019 (screening)

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong, 2019 (screening)