A week ago ended the festival Athens Animfest, at which the film by Marcin Podolec won the special award.
Marta Pajek's animation received the press award for best short film at ANIMA - the Brussels Animation Film Festival.
Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Festival begins exactly in one week. Eight films from Polish female directors were included in the programme, while one of the directors even made a trailer promoting this year's edition of the festival.
After the long winter sleep, the festivals come back to life. In March there are, among others, the Belgian ANIMA, the Tehran International Animation Festival, the Tricky Women and the Mecal Pro in Barcelona. At each of these events, Polish animated films will be shown. Be sure to check out which films will be available at international festivals this month.
In March, the spring festival season starts for good. This month, Polish documentary films will be shown, among others, in Prague, Vilnius and Kiev.
In the first week of March starts the 11th edition of the Tehran International Animation Festival. As many as four Polish short animated films are invited to the competition.
At the beginning of March the 38th edition of ANIMA Festival starts in Belgium. Six Polish animations were invited to the programme.
Tomasz Popakul animation was chosen by Vimeo as the best animation at this year Sundance Film Festival.
2018 can be considered a really successful year. Polish animated films travelled around the world, starting with Berlin, Cannes, Leipzig, through Ottawa, Sydney, Auckland, to Hiroshima, Seoul and Bogota. In addition to film screenings, there were also industry meetings, film markets and reviews. Almost at every important film event dedicated to animation, you could find some Polish productions included in the programme. All the most important events which happened last year can be found in our summary. We would like to invite you to read it!
In 2018, Polish documentary films were shown at international film festivals over 550 times, winning a total of 74 awards. Polish documentary film was the special guest, among others, at the festivals MakeDox in Macedonia and the Escales Documentaries in France. We would like to invite you to read the summary of the previous year.
Nominations for the Eagles - Polish Film Academy Awards, a.k.a. "Polish Oscars", were announced on February 6th. Three films will compete for the best documentary award: "Opera about Poland" by Piotr Stasik, "Over the Limit" by Marta Prus and "The Prince and the Dybbuk" by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski.
This year's edition of the festival in Clermont-Ferrand, the largest European short film festival, begins on February 1. This year, four Polish films are included in the international competition. The latest Polish short films will be also shown at the accompanying film market, where the stall of POLISH DOCS will be established for the thirteen time.
In February, the festival life seems to have fallen deep into winter sleep, but let us not forget about two very important industry events. At the beginning of the month, the festivals in Clermont Ferrand and in Berlin will start. This month, there are also a couple of smaller film events, at which there will be no lack of Polish productions. Check out where else you can watch Polish short animated films.