“I'M HERE” WINS THE CILECT AWARD
The animated film by Julia Orlik was recognised with the CILECT award given to short productions from film schools.
This year marked the 16th time the CILCET (The International Association of Film and Television Schools – Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision) was awarded. Only films created in film schools are eligible. The statuettes are awarded in three categories – documentary, fiction, and animation.
The Polish production from the Łódź Film School was recognised in the “animation” category. Julia Orlik's “I'm Here” scored the highest number of points from the international jury and it was the Polish film that was given the CILECT award.
The protagonist of the acclaimed production is an elderly man who's looking after his paralysed wife. Despite his old age and own health issues, he tries his best to alleviate her suffering, which is getting more severe every day. He is aided by his daughter, who tries to reconcile the care given to her mother with her own work at the hospital and her personal life. Each of them has different views on how the woman should be looked after, which leads to many arguments.
A list of all winning films can be found here.