On June 5, the 56th Krakow Film Festival ended with successes of Polish film-makers.

In Polish competition, 13 animated films were shown, four of which competed for the Golden Dragon statuette in the international competition: "Xoxo - Hugs and Kisses" by Wiola Sowa, "Impossible Figures and Other Stories II" by Marta Pajek, "Locus" by Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi and "Sexy Laundry" by Izabela Plucińska.

As many as two awards went to Marta Pajek for her film "Impossible Figures and Other Stories II."  The director received the student jury award and the Silver Hobby-Horse in Polish competition. The students awarded the film for building a hypnotising, oneiric world, which allows to capture the emotional instability of contemporary people. The jury of Polish competition drew attention to the brilliant synthesis of content, graphics, animation, sound and metaphysical intuitions.

"Impossible Figures and Other Stories II" is the second part of the triptych based on the idea of impossible figures, that is, figures which can be drawn, but whose existence in reality is impossible. The animated series by the author is a statement on the role of women defined in three dimensions - starting from the most intimate one - such as home and family, progressing to the wider social context. The third part of the triptych "Impossible Figures and Other Stories" with the working title "Strip-tease" was given production props from Polish Film Institute. The production starts in autumn. The producer of the triptych by Marta Pajek is the animated film studio Animoon in Warsaw.

Marta Pajek is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where she completed her studies at Jerzy Kucia's Animated Film Studio. Her films, among others, "Next Door" and "Sleepincord" were shown at numerous festivals in Poland and abroad.  Her works were also exhibited in contemporary art galleries.

You can watch the film's trailer here, and the film is coming soon to film festivals.