At first glance, it seems that SQUARE lives among chaos and endless changes. But next, we can notice that the systems in which he functions, are constantly repeated, introduce a routine, hypnotize without allowing any movement. Once, a new element sneaks into the pattern, which for a moment will allow SQUARE to look a little differently at reality. SQUARING THE CIRCLE is full of graphic metaphors, a semi-abstract story about an impossible feeling.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Polska
  • Running time: 4
  • Year: 2018
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Karolina Specht

Script: Karolina Specht

Music: Paweł Cieślak

Editing: Karolina Specht

Sound: Paweł Cieślak

Production company: Polish National Film School in Lodz


About the director:

Karolina Specht

Karolina Specht

 Born in 1991 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Graduate of Secondary School of Fine Arts in Bydgoszcz and The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz. She is a director, an animator and a graphic designer. Her two movies (An incredibly elastic man, Don’t lose your head) was screened in the student competition at the International Animation Film Festival Annecy in France. In 2013,she received the Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding achievements for students of art schools. Minister scholarship for 2015/2016.

At festivals:

22nd Festival International du Film d’Aubagne - Music & Cinema, France, (screening)

Annecy 2018 International Animation Film Festival, France, 2018 (competition)

11th.International Animated Film Festival Animator 2018, Poland, 2018 (competition)

17th International Animation Festival in Japan HIROSHIMA 2018, Japan, 2018 (competition)

Silhouette Film Festival 2018, France, 2018 (competition)

13th ANIM'EST international animation film festival, Romunia, 2018 (competition)

15th European Animated Film Festival BALKANIMA 2018, Serbia, 2018 (screening)

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

12th Big Cartoon Festival, Russia, 2018 (competition)

11th Banjaluka International Animation Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018 (competition)

5th Young Art Nagaoka Festival, Japan, 2018 (competition)

Manchester Animation Festival 2018, The United Kingdom, 2018 (competition)

25th International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima, Poland, 2018 (Silver Jabberwocky)

2018 PÖFF Shorts, Estonia, 2018 (competition)

41st Poitiers Film Festival, France, 2018 (competition)

London International Animation Festival 2018, The United Kingdom, 2018 (screening)

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

30th Aguilar de Campoo International Short Film Festival, Spain, 2018 (competition)

Antarctis Film Festival, Antarctica, 2019 (screening)

PequeFilmes 2019. International Children Film Festival of Galicia, Spain, 2019 (competition)

38th ANIMA - Brussels Animation Films Festival, Belgium, 2019 (competition)

23rd Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2019 (screening)

Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Festival 2019, Austria, 2019 (screening)

10th Roanne animation short film festival – Ciné court animé, France, 2019 (competition)

12th International Animation Film Festival Big Cartoon Festival in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 2019 (screening)

21st Mecal Pro, Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival, Spain, 2019 (competition)

Spring Animation Weekend 2019, Russia, 2019 (screening)

IFEMA - International Female Film Festival Malmö 2019, Sweden, 2019 (screening)

11th Go Short - International Short Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2019 (screening)

9th International Animation Film Festival Big Cartoon Festival in Voronezh, Russia, 2019 (screening)

48th Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany, 2019 (competition)

26th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, 2019 (competition)

Class Fest International Festival of Theater Schools, Moldova, 2019 (competition)

48th Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist», Ukraine, 2019 (competition)

8th International Animation Film Festival Big Cartoon Festival in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2019 (competition)

Tripoli Film Festival 2019, 2019 (competition)

Melbourne International Animation Festival 2019, Australia, 2019 (competition)

Anima Mundi Festival 2019, Brazil, 2019 (screening)

18th DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo, 2019 (screening)

34th ALPINALE Short Film Festival, Austria, 2019 (competition)

12th Faito DOC Festival, Italy, 2019 (competition)

30th Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil, 2019 (competition)

OFF - Odense International Film Festival 2019, Denmark, 2019 (competition)

Encounters ISFF, UK, 2019 (competition)

Animatou - International Animation Film Festival 2019, Switzerland, 2019 (competition)

19th Nice European Film Festival Un Festival C'est Trop Court, France, 2019 (competition)

8th Primanima World Festival of First Animations 2019, Hungary, 2019 (Special Mention)

35th International Short FF Berlin, Germany, 2019 (competition)

16th Seville European Film Festival, Spain, 2019 (screening)

43rd International Animated Film Festival CINANIMA 2019, Portugal, 2019 (competition)

12th ANIMASIVO - Festival de Animación Contemporánea de la Ciudad de México, Mexico, 2019 (competition)

International Animation Film Festival "Tindirindis" 2019, Lithuania, 2019 (competition)

21st Festival International du Film d’Aubagne - Music & Cinema, France, 2020 (screening)

32 FILMFEST DRESDEN - International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2020 (screening)

13th Kinopolska - Festival du film polonais, France, 2020 (screening)

Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art 2020, Ukraine, 2020 (screening)

Animatricks Animation Festival 2020, Finland, 2020 (competition)

34th Leeds International Film Festival, UK, 2020 (screening)

36th interfilm, International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany, 2020 (screening)

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2020 (competition)