Slamdance Film Festival is one of the largest independent film festivals in the world. It has been organised since 1995 in Park City, Utah. The first edition of the festival was organised by a group of subversive film-makers whose films had not qualified for the programme of the Sundance festival. They felt the need to show their films, so they organised their own festival, whose motto is “from film-makers to film-makers.” During twenty years of its history, the festival opened the road to fame for such directors as Christopher Nolan, Marc Forster, Jared Hess, Oren Peli, Benh Zeitlin, Seth Gordon, Lynn Shelton and Lena Dunham.
The great Jury award for the best short animated film went to “The Little Soul” by Barbara Rupik. Film also win CreativeFuture Innovation Award. Awarded film tells about a dead body located on the banks of the river. Its decaying insides still envelop the soul – a miniature of the body of the deceased. The rotting organs come apart and a tiny figure forces its way through to the outside. Standing on the river bank, it says goodbye to its body and sets out on the journey to the posthumous world. The producer of the award-winning animated film is the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School.