The year has barely begun but our short films will already be screened at several prestigious film festivals. Polish productions will visit Slamdance, Premiers Plans, or Clermont Ferrand, and that's not all! Be sure to check which of our films have a chance to gain international recognition this month.

The first Polish short film to get a shot at conquering festivals this year is Damian Kocur's Beyond is the Day. The film will first visit the Austro-Hungarian Blue Danube Film Festival and then fly over the pond to the Slamdance Film Festival. However, it isn't the only Polish production to compete for the favour of jurors at this American event. Its competitions also include the animated films Crumbs of Life by Katarzyna Miechowicz, Plantarium by Tomasz Ducki, and I'm Here by Julia Orlik. You can read more about it here.

A large representation of Polish productions can be found in the program of the 34th Premiers Plans Film Festival. Its competitions feature Fury by Julia Siuda, Beasts Among Us by Natalia Durszewicz, Plantarium by Tomasz Ducki, and Four Cups of Coffee or Three by Sebastian Łach. 

Jakub Prysak's fiction film Headfish will travel to Italy for the Trieste Film Festival, and Katarzyna Miechowicz's animated Crumbs of Life by will visit the Black Movie Geneva Independent Film Festival in Switzerland. 

The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival starts at the end of the month. The premiere Airborne by Andrzej Jobczyk and the Polish-Slovak Once There Was a Sea… by Joanna Kozuch, as well as Julia Siuda's Fury and Sara Szymańska's Five Minutes Older have all been invited into the program. 

A complete list of festival screenings is available here.