Fourty two films in total were screened in the competitive section at this year’s edition of The Experimental Cinema Week, that was held between 19th and 25th November in Madrid. Poland was represented by two animations – “Talk to him” by Agata Prętka, that has already screened at many international festivals and “Firebird” by Andrzej Gosieniecki – lately released animation made with the use of an innovative plasticine technique. Eventually it was Agata Prętka’s film that received the third award for the Best Film Produced by the film school awarded by Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA).
This is what Agata Prętka says about her film: on making „Talk to him” I wanted to refer to the problem of bursty traffic in the world that surrounds us. What I found truly significant was to show how much each of us craves to be listened to and needs to express one’s thoughts. By joining a few animation techniques I found my own way to picture our world as a reality that constantly interweaves with imagination. Film was made at the University of Arts in Poznań in the end of 2010.
Apart from many events and off competition screenings that took place during the festival there was one Polish event worth mentioning – Piotr Dumała’s retrospective accompanied by the exhibition of his sketches organized in the 30th anniversary of his work.
More information on festival can be found here