As many as two Polish animated films were invited to the competition segment of one of the most important independent cinema festivals. Soon Daria Kopiec's “Your Own Bullshit” and Yelyzaveta Pysmak's “My Fat Arse and I” will get the opportunity to bring back awards from South By South West.
February is a difficult month for festival enthusiasts. There aren't many scheduled film events, but –luckily – we will still see Polish films from KFF Sales&Promotion catalogue at a couple of them. Be sure to check out where exactly
Damian Kocur's film was awarded by the jury with award for Best European Film. Therefore, it was included on the shortlist of films eligible for a nomination for the European Film Award in the Short Film category.
The animated documentary by Katarzyna Warzecha wins another award. This time, the film was recognised by the jurors at Flickerfest.
Damian Kocur's film triumphed at the 32nd Film Festival in Trieste. "Beyond is the day" won the award for the best short film.
This year's edition of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival will run from 29 January to 6 February. Both the festival and the accompanying market will be held exclusively online. The latest Polish short films will be promoted by the Polish Shorts delegation, which includes representatives of the most important film institutions in Poland. The international competition is going to feature Damian Kocur's film “Beyond is the Day”.
Polish documentary cinema is one of the special guests of this year’s International Documentary FF FIPADOC which will be held in Biarritz, France. Polish films will be screened in the competitions and in the special programme and Polish documentary filmmakers, producers and experts will take part in the FIPADOC Industry Days.
The latest documentary of Tomasz Wolski - "An Ordinary Country" - is a found-footage film showing controlled conversations, recording with hidden cameras, dirty records of interrogations and recruitment attempts as well as video tutorials for the officers of the security service in communist times. Read the interview with the director about creating such a documentary.
The festival year 2021 is off to a slow start. Despite the fact that January tends to have a small number of festivals, some Polish short films will represent their country at festivals in the United States, Australia, and several European countries.
The film by Paweł Dyllus has been considered the best student production during this year's edition of the International Festival of Film Schools Kinoproba.
Marcin Polar was recognised as best director at this year’s edition of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival.
This year’s edition of the BRNO 16 festival turned out to be particularly fruitful for Polish animated film. “Acid Rain” by Tomek Popakul received the main award while Marta Koch’s “Such a Beautiful Town” was given an honourable mention.
This time, the jurors at the French Poitiers Film Festival found Julia Orlik's animated film appealing. It won the Special Jury Award.