POLISH SHORT FILMS AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN APRIL
Spring weather is nowhere to be found, but there are festivals aplenty in April. Check out where Polish short films will be screened this month.
At the end of March, several important festivals featuring Polish productions opened. The Vilnius International Film Festival runs until 3 April, and its competition includes the animated film Five Minutes Older by Sara Szymańska. The Kaboom Animation Festival takes place on a similar date. As many as four Polish animations were invited there – Green by Karolina Kajetanowicz, Insect by Maciej Podolec, Fury by Julia Siuda, and Szymańska's film. In Spain, on the other hand, the Mecal Pro Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival began on 24 March and will run until 11 April. Its audience still has a chance to see Katarzyna Miechowicz's Crumbs of Life, We Hope You Won't Need to Come Back by Anastazja Naumenko, The Stone by Bartosz Kozer, and A Blue Room by Tomasz Siwiński.
The LJMU MA Short Film Festival kicked off in the UK at the start of the month. The audience will get to watch two short films from the Katowice Film School – Holding Your Breath by Katarzyna Sikorska and Kattowitz by Michał Piotrowski. The Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen began at the same time. Julia Siuda's animated film is competing for awards there. This month, Fury will also be shown at Portugal's Indielisboa International Film Festival. Maria Nitek's Hierophany and Five Minutes Older by Sara Szymańska will also be participating in the same competition.
The International Short Film Festival FILMFEST DRESDEN will also start in the first half of April. In the non-competition section, the audience will see Tomasz Ducki's Plantarium, while Crumbs of Life has been invited to the competition. Katarzyna Miechowicz's film will also visit the Atlanta Film Festival, where it will meet Yelyzaveta Pysmak's animated film My Fat Arse and I. The latter title will also be shown to the Latvian audience at the 2ANNAS 25th Riga International Short Film Festival.
Two short Polish fictions have been invited to compete at the Landshut Short Film Festival in Germany. The jury will judge Vyraj by Agnieszka Nowosielska and End of the World by Karol Ulman. Our western neighbours will host three other film events in April. Flora by Karolina Monwid-Olechnowicz will be shown at the Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, The Hero by Milena Dutkowska will be competing for prizes at the Internationale Grenzland-Filmtage, while the FiSH Film Festival will have Natalia Koniarz's East West in its competition.
At the end of April, the Brussels Short Film Festival will host a competition screening of Airborne by Andrzej Jobczyk, the Lisboeta International Short Film Festival will feature Mother's Day by Patryk Kaflowski, and the Busan International Short Film Festival in Korea will screen Insect by Marcin Podolec.
A complete list of festival screenings is available here.