We've received great news from Animafest Zagreb. Julia Orlik's film “I'm Here” received the Dušan Vukotić Award and was named the best student animation of the festival.

The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb took place for the first time in 1972 and – after Annecy – it’s the second oldest film festival entirely dedicated to animation and one of the most important festivals in the world devoted to this subject

Every year there is a Polish element in the festival programme. This time wasn’t an exception. The competitions included the awarded film by Mariusz Wilczyński, but also the short films “The Moon” by Tomek Popakul , “The Visit” by Mateusz Jarmulski, “Your Own Bullshit” by Daria Kopiec and the Dušan Vukotić Award-winning “I’m Here” by Julia Orlik.

The festival’s best student film tells the story of an elderly man who is looking after his paralysed wife. Despite his old age and own health issues, he tries his best to alleviate her suffering, which is getting more severe every day. He is aided by his daughter, who tries to reconcile the care given to her mother with her own work at the hospital and her personal life. Each of them has different views on how the woman should be looked after, which leads to many arguments.

A list of all awarded films can be found here.