North-eastern Polish village, surrounded by forests and lakes; with only a few houses, several farm households, and a small baroque church. That’s where the main character – an 11 years old boy spends his last month of summer. He is fascinated by adventure books about the Wild West and craves adventures and experiences. He explores the surroundings, equipped with a cassette recorder and a bow. His innocent adventure suddenly stops being a childish play – what the boy will live through one summer night, will stay for long in his memory.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Polska
  • Running time: 8
  • Year: 2018
  • Color: colour

Director: Mateusz Jarmulski

Script: Mateusz Jarmulski

Music: Karolina Rec

Editing: Mateusz Jarmulski

Sound: Mateusz Fojcik

Production company: Animoon


About the director:

Mateusz Jarmulski

Mateusz Jarmulski

is a director and scriptwriter of animated films as well as an animator. He graduated from Polish National Film School in Łódź where he studied animation. He worked at the Se-ma-for studio, where he was in charge of the VFX for „Peter and the Wolf” (Oscar 2008). He collaborated on the production of „The Lost Town of Świteź” by Kamil Polak. He formed part of the team that created multimedia projections for POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. His films were broadcasted on TV and screened and awarded at festivals among others in Stuttgart, Seoul, Begrade or Hiroshima. Currently he teaches animation at the English-speaking New Media Arts faculty the Polish – Japanese Academy of Information Technology.  „Hug me” – a preschool series he’s directed was acclaimed and broadcasted in TV and at festivals. „The Hunt” is his latest, author-driven short. 

At festivals:

22nd Brooklyn Film Festival, 2018 (competition)

28th Aspen ShortsFest, USA, 2019 (competition)

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

Anifilm 2019, Czech Republic, 2019 (competition)

12th Fest Anca International Animation Festival, Slovakia, 2019 (competition)

12. Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmów Animowanych Animator 2019, Polska, 2019 (competition)

68th Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, 2019 (competition)

Imaginaria Film Festival 2019, Italy, 2019 (competition)

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

FIKE Évora International Short-Film Festival, Portugal , 2019 (competition)

Victory International Film Festival 2019, USA, 2019 (competition)

12th Central and Eastern European Film Festival CinEast, Luxembourg, 2019 (competition)

Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2019, Canada, 2019 (competition)

60th International Short Film Festival Brno16, Czech Republic, 2019 (competition)

TOFUZI International Animated Film Festival 2019, Georgia, 2019 (competition)

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

61st International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (ZINEBI), Spain, 2019 (competition)

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

34th Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival, France, 2019 (competition)

34th Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival, France, 2019 (EUROCKS ONE+ONE PRIZE)

17th Anilogue International Animation, Hungary, 2019 (competition)

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

2019 Animateka - International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia, 2019 (screening)

17th Bogoshorts, Colombia, 2019 (competition)