The last weekend of January saw the beginning of the festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France, which is one of the most significant events devoted to short films. This year, Poland is represented by Damian Kocur’s “Beyond is the Day” – a recent Grand Prix award winner at the festival in Trieste. The Clermont-Ferrand festival will run until February 6.
The 7th edition of the Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival will take place in the first half of the month. The Greek festival will feature Michał Bielawski’s “The Wind. A Documentary Thriller”.
Another prestigious festival is scheduled for the second week of February – the Slamdance Film Festival in the US. This time, two Polish animated films qualified for the short film competition – “The Land of Whim” by Betina Bożek and “Portrait of Suzanne” by Izabela Plucińska.
Next, the Miradasdoc International Documentary Film Festival will begin at the turn of February and March.The event’s program includes three Polish documentary films – Tomasz Wolski’s “An Ordinary Country”, Martyna Peszko’s “Tell Me More”, and Maryia Yakimovich’s “Papa”.
The February series of festivals is going to be concluded with the jubilee 25th edition of the Catalan Animac festival, featuring a special screening of Tomek Popakul’s “Acid Rain” – one of the most awarded Polish short films in the last two years.