POLISH SHORT FILMS AT THE FESTIVALS IN OCTOBER
In October, Switzerland will definitely be the most important destination for Polish short films, where at the festival Animatou, almost thirty Polish films will be shown. In addition, you can watch the shorts from Poland, among others, in Romania, Luxembourg and Ireland.
The first week of October can be extremely fruitful for "Colaholic" by Marcin Podolec, the film which is included in the competitions at two festivals: 3D Wire Animation Market and Festival in Spain and the sixteenth edition of the festival BALKANIMA in Serbia. In addition to it, the following films will compete for the awards at the latter festival: "Story" by Jola Bańkowska, "Leather" by Karolina Borgiasz, "Ovule" by Natalia Durszewicz and "You Are Overreacting" by Karina Paciorkowska, whereas "Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul will be shown in the side section. The animated film by Paciorkowska will be sought-after in the first week of October, as it is also included in the competitions at the Korean Festival for Women's Rights as well as at the Best of International Short Film Festival in France. Apart from that, three Polish short films are included in the competition at the ninth edition of the Stoptrik Film Festival in Slovenia: "Little Soul" by Barbara Rupik, "Portrait of Suzanne" by Izabela Plucińska and "Marbles" by Natalia Spychała.
Another large festival as far as number of Polish shorts is concerned, will be the CinEast in Luxembourg, where the audience will watch "The Hunt" by Mateusz Jarmulski, "Story" by Jola Bańkowska, "Tremors" by Dawid Bodzak, "Loved Ones" by Zofia Kowalewska as well as "You Are Overreacting" by Paciorkowska. In the competition at the film festival in Milan, there is "Cradle Me" by David Tejer, in turn, "Thicket" by Adrianna Matwiejczuk will be shown in the side section there. At the same time, "Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul will compete for the awards at the film festival in Nashville, and Marta Pajek may receive yet another award for her film "III" at the Animated Spirits Festival in Japan.
The biggest treat for the fans of Polish short films in October is the Animatou – the International Animation Film Festival in Switzerland, where seven Polish animated films will compete for the main award, and twenty others will be shown within the frames of the Focus on Poland. In the competition there, you can find the following films: "Bless You!" by Paulina Ziółkowska, "Tango of Longing" by Marta Szymańska, "Metro" by Natalia Krawczuk, "Squaring the Circle" by Karolina Specht, "You Are Overreacting" by Paciorkowska, "III" by Pajek and "Acid Rain" by Popakul. In the Focus of Poland, these films will be screened: "Baths" by Tomek Ducki, "Ziegenort" by Tomek Popakul, "To Thy Heart" by Ewa Borysewicz, "A Documentary Film" by Marcin Podolec, "Summer 2014" by Wojciech Sobczyk, "Signum" by Witold Giersz, "Sexy Laundry" by Izabela Plucińska, "An Unforgettable Night," "The Stubs" and "Dogs" by Janek Koza, "Dokuanimo" by Małgorzata Bosek, "Sleepincord" by Marta Pajek, "Pirate’s Life" and "Shugo Tokumaru Katachi" by Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski, "Luke and Lotta" by Renata Gąsiorowska, "Shivering Trunks" by Natalia Brożyńska, "Sunshine and Water" by Wojtek Wawszczyk, "Casting" by Kacper Zamarło, "Dry Standpipe" by Wojciech Bąkowski, "Gyros Dance" by Piotr Loc Hoang Ngoc, "In Times of Krakus King" by Zenon Wasilewski, "The Lost Town of Świteź" by Kamil Polak and "Black Cap" by Piotr Dumała.
Another festival, during which you can watch Polish short films, is the ANIM’EST International Animation Film Festival in Romania, in whose competition there are: "Acid Rain" by Popakul, "Story" by Bańkowska, as well as "Tango of Longing" by Szymańska. In the side section, there will be the screenings of "An Eye For An Eye" by Julia Płoch, "Ovule" by Natalia Durszewicz, "Beautiful" by Weronika Kuc and "Pussy," directed by Renata Gąsiorowska. At the IndieCork Festival in Ireland, in the main competition there are "You Are Overreacting" by Paciorkowska and "Tango of Longing" by Szymańska, whereas at the Culturescapes Poland Festival, the audience will watch "Acid Rain" by Popakul. In the second half of October, at the Slow Film Festival in Great Britain, "The Stop" by Bartosz Reetz will compete for the awards.