In October, Polish short films will mainly be conquering European festivals, but you'll also be able to catch them in Canada, Brazil, and Japan. Be sure to check out where you can watch our films this month.

The Annual Rennes International Fantastic Short Film Festival, Court Métrange started in France at the end of September. Its competition featured Airborne by Andrzej Jobczyk and Fury by Julia Siuda. At the same time, the StopTrik International Film Festival had Toothless by Andrea Guizar. 

The Linz International Short Film Festival starts in early October. It's lineup includes Crumbs of Life by Katarzyna Miechowicz, Mother's Day by Patryk Kaflowski Prince in a Pastry Shop by Katarzyna Agopsowicz, My Fat Arse and I by Yelyzaveta Pysmak, and Papa by Maria Yakimovich. The French War on Screen - Festival International de Cinéma takes place in a similar timeframe. Andrzej Jobczyk's film will be there to compete for more awards. Airborne will enjoy several more screenings this month, including at the Animatou Geneva Animation Film Festival in Switzerland, the Kaohsiung Film Festival in Thailand, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in Japan, and the FILMETS Badalona Film Festival in Spain, where viewers will also have the opportunity to see Damian Kocur's Beyond Is the Day and Julia Siuda's Fury.

The latter title will also be screened before the juries of Balkanima - European Animated Film Festival in Serbia, the Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival in Brazil, the Lausanne Underground Film Music Festival in Switzerland, the Short Film Festival SPASM in Canada, and the audience of the Uppsala Short Film Festival. In addition to Fury, Andrea Guizar's Toothless will also visit the Swedish festival. 

As many as eight Polish animated shorts will be presented before the audience of the 10th Primanima World Festival of First Animations. Hierophany by Maria Nitek, Joanna Dudek's Ashes, Tomasz Ducki's Plantarium, and Yelyzaveta Pysmak's film My Fat Arse and I have all been invited to participate in its competition. Non-competitive segments will feature Your Own Bullshit by Daria Kopiec, Crumbs of Life by Katarzyna Miechowicz, We Have One Heart by Katarzyna Warzecha, and Anastazja Naumenko's We Hope You Won't Need to Come Back

Stagnant by Konrad Kultys will enjoy three international screenings this month. The film will be present in the competitions of the Bolton International Film Festival, Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage, and the Gáldar International Film Festival. Headprickles by Katarzyna Miechowicz will have two screenings. The animated film will have an opportunity to win an award at Animest – Bucharest International Animation Film Festival. The program of this Romanian event also features Andrea Guizar's film. The latest film by Miechowicz will also be present at the International Festival of Documentary and Animated Film DOK Leipzig. The program of this German event includes plenty of Polish productions. You can read more about it here.

As usual, quite a lot of Polish shorts can also be found in the program of the Warsaw Film Festival. The audience will get to see, among others, A Dead Marriage by Michał Toczek, Alice and the Frog by Olga Bołądź, Victoria by Karolina Porcari, Prince in a Pastry Shop by Katarzyna Agopsowicz, or This Will Not Be a Festival Film by Julii Orlik. You can find more titles here.

In addition to the festival in Warsaw and DOK Leipzig's competition, the animated film by Julia Orlik will also be screened at the CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg.  The Pigeon International Film Festival in Iceland will screen both Katarzyna Warzecha's animated documentary and Prince in a Pastry Shop. In turn, Misaligned by Marta Magnuska and Hierophany by Maria Nitek are visiting Latvia for its Riga International Film Festival. 

A complete list of festival screenings is available here.