In August, Polish short films will once again enrich the programmes of film festivals around the world. International audiences will get to see shorts from Poland in Italy, Belgium, Israel, and Cyprus, among other countries. Where else will Polish short films be available this month?

The country with by far the largest number of screenings of Polish short films is Italy. The first festival of this month, the MoliseCinema Film Festival – with Katarzyna Warzecha's “We Have One Heart” in its competition – will be held on the Italian peninsula. Two Polish animated films – “The Moon” by Tomek Popakul and “Home in a Shell” by Renata Gąsiorowska – have been selected for the Concorto Film Festival's competition, while Nòt Film Fest will feature screenings of “Settling the Score” by Zuzanna Grajcewicz, “Chudy” by Daniel Stopa, and “Beautiful” by Weronika Kuc. The Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival, on the other hand, has the largest number of Polish short films in its programme, showing: “The Prince in the Pastry Shop” by Katarzyna Agopsowicz, My Fat Arse and I” by Yelyzaveta Pysmak, “I'm Here” by Julia Orlik, “We Hope You Won't Need To Come Back” by Anastazia Naumenko and “Beach” by Paweł Prewencki.

Popakul's “The Moon” also found its way to the Kyiv International Short Film Festival and Countryside Animafest Cyprus competitions. At the latter one, it will be competing with Orlik's “I'm Here”. At the same time, “Beyond is the Day” by Damian Kocur will be up for awards at the DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival in Kosovo. Tomek Ducki's “Plantarium” will try to gain the jury's recognition at the ALPINALE Kurzfilmfestival in Austria, while “Pussy” by Renata Gąsiorowska will enjoy its screening in China at My Film Ideology Festival.

Three Polish animated films will be shown at Animix - Tel Aviv Animation Festival: “Tango of Longing” by Marta Szymańska, “Portrait of Suzanne” by Izabela Plucińska, and “I'm Here” by Julia Orlik. Orlik's film is also competing at the Brussels Short Film Festival alongside Kocur's “Beyond is the Day” and Michał Chmielewski's “Hi, How are you”. Tomek Popakul’s previous film – “Acid Rain” – has a chance for even more awards at the Silhouette Film Festival in France, and “Co-ognition” by Przemysław Świda will be trying to win the jury's favour at the Danish OFF – Odense International Film Festival. At the end of the month three Polish films will be shown at BUSHO – Budapest Short Film Festival in Hungary: “A Flower of One Night” by Nata Szara (competition), “Submission” by Michał Ciechomski, and “Last Days of Summer” by Klaudia Kęska (out of competition).