The animated film by Barbara Rupik won the third prize at this year's film festival in Cannes. The film was presented in the Cinefondation section - student short films.

The Film Festival in Cannes is one of the most important and the most prestigious film events in the world. Every year, the selection panel receives a record-breaking number of submissions to individual sections. Thousands of talented film-makers dream about showing their film on the French Riviera.

The film directed by Barbara Rupik, awarded in the student film section, was produced by the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź.

"The Little Soul"  an extremely rich and artistic animation. The story begins somewhere on the banks of a river, where a dead body got stuck. 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 list of all award-winning films in the section Cinefondation can be found here.