The beginning of 2020 looks to be very promising for Polish short films. The most important event in January will undoubtedly be the festival in the French Clermont-Ferrand, where as many as twenty-one Polish films will be shown. We would like to invite you to see where else you can watch Polish short films.

In the first weeks of January, "Play" by Piotr Sułkowski was invited to two festivals in India. The jury in the cities of Alwar and Chambal will evaluate the film starring Joanna Kulig and Adam Woronowicz in the main roles. At the film festival in Trieste, "It’s good like that" by Marcin Sauter will be shown, in turn, in the competition at the Irish Silk Road International Festival, there is "The Stop" by Bartosz Reetz, one of the most frequently awarded Polish films of 2019. "My Heart" by Damian Kocur will compete for the main award at the 49th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

One of the largest events in January for Polish short films is the international film festival in Vilnius, where three Polish productions will be shown. In the competition of the Lithuanian event, there are: "My Strange Elder Brother" by Julia Orlik and "Story" by Jola Bańkowska, whereas "You Are Overreacting" by Karina Paciorkowska will be shown at the special screening. The film by Paciorkowska will have a chance to win awards at three other festivals: at the Courts Mais Trash in Brussels, at the Norwegian Minimalen Shorts and at the Le Temps Presse in France.

France turned out to be the country with the greatest number of screenings of Polish short films in January. Another three films qualified for the competition at the Premiers Plans Film Festival. The following films will compete for the awards: "Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul, "The Little Soul" by Barbara Rupik and "The Hunt" by Mateusz Jarmulski. The films by Popakul and Rupik qualified for the competitions of two festivals more. "Acid Rain" will compete for the awards at the London Short Film Festival and at the festival in Göteborg, in turn, "The Little Soul" has a chance to win laurels at the Serbian festival SHORTZ, as well as at the American Slamdance festival. "My Strange Elder Brother" by Orlik went to the competition at the Black Movie Film Festival, and in the same week, "Ovule" by Natalia Durszewicz will vie for awards at the Spanish Tenerife Shorts.

The festival in Clermont-Ferrand remains the most important event of January, in the competition of which the jury will evaluate three Polish animated films: "Acid Rain" by Popakul, "The Little Soul" by Rupik and "Ricochets" by Jakub Radej. In the side sections of the French festival, there are also: "Summer 2014" by Wojciech Sobczyk, "Domestication" by Sylwia Gaweł, "Portrait of Suzanne" by Izabela Plucińska, "Ovule" by Natalia Durszewicz, "The Other" by Marta Magnuska, "The Dogcatcher" by Daria Woszek, "The Easter Crumble" by Julia Kolberger, "Fascinatrix" by Justyna Mytnik, "Hot and Cold" by Marta Prus, "Milk" by Urszula Morga, "Mother" by Jakub Piątek, "Charcoal Burners" by Piotr Złotowicz, "Our Curse" by Tomasz Śliwiński, "Larp" by Kordian Kądziela, "Ring" by Maciej Cendrowski, "A Few Simple Words" by Anna Kazejak, "Fidelity" by Iwo Swiłło and "Son" by Jan Wagner.