Four Polish productions will compete against the short films from all over the world in the student etudes competition at this year's edition of the Camerimage festival in Toruń.

Two representatives of the Lodz Film School qualified for the competition: "Mariam and Natan," directed by David Bajerski and "Bitter Herb" by Maria Ornaf, as well as one film from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice: "Skin" by Mateusz Znaniecki and one from the Warsaw Film School: "What remains" by Eliza Godlewska and Alan Ruczyński.

"Mariam and Natan" tells the story about the love of mother and son, who are united by an extremely difficult situation. "Bitter Herb" is a story about lost childhood, which cannot be made up for and hangs like a curse over the rest of a person's life. About the bitterness which we inherit and carry throughout our entire lives like poison. About the legacy received from our parents and ancestors which, passed down from generation to generation, determines our fate and our path. "Skin" is a tale about difficult relationship of a teenage Mateusz with his father Włodzimierz, fuelled by complexes and aggression. Its end will take place on the day when the boy loses his school report. "What remains" tells the story of Marianna, who after her husband's death, shuts herself away at home with his body, which is not understood by the rest of the inhabitants of the village in north-eastern Poland.

You can find more information about the nominations on the festival's official website.