In March, the festival world starts coming out of its winter slumber. After two months with relatively few screenings of Polish short films, the festival season is now slowly kicking into high gear. This month, Polish short films will be featured at, among others, South/Southwest, Mecal Pro, and the Tampere festival.
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.
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.
It was a year quite unlike any other in the history of film festivals. 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have cast a shadow over cultural life around the globe. Cancelled festivals in Cannes, Karlovy Vary and numerous others, postponements, and finally a dramatic last-minute move to the web – all this has caused the number of such events to dwindle to a level last seen many years ago. The new world situation and the imposed infrastructure requirements, however, could be overcome.
KinoDUEL International Film Festival 2021, Russia
dir. Karina Węgiełek
Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival 2021, USA
YOU HAVEN'T SEEN WHAT I'VE SEEN
dir. Ewa Lang
Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Animation Festival 2021, Austria
dir. Julia Orlik
Tampere Film Festival, 2021, Finland
dir. Tomasz Popakul