POLISH SHORT FILMS AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN NOVEMBER
After October's festival fiesta, the time has come for… the November one. Our short films will be shown in Portugal at the International Animated Film Festival Cinanima, in Spain at ZINEBI 64, at PÖFF Shorts in Estonia, and at Animateka in Slovakia. And there's definitely more. Be sure to check out where to see short Polish productions later this month.
The US-based Denver Film Festival will feature Andrea Guizar's Toothless. Animation will also be screened at the Film School Fest Munich in Germany, where Hierophany by Maria Nitek, Five Minutes Older by Sara Szymańska and the fiction film Fruits and Vegetables by Maciej Jankowski have also qualified for the competition.
This month starts great for the film Stagnant .The short film by Konrad Kultys will visit El Ojo Cojo International Film Festival in Spain, Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage in Switzerland, Stuff MX Film Festival in Mexico, Beirut Shorts International Film Festival in Lebanon, and the St Andrews Film Festival in Scotland. Together with Airborne by Andrzej Jobczyk, the fiction film has been invited to the Shorts Not Pants Film Festival in Canada.
At the beginning of November, there are two festivals in Portugal that will feature Polish short productions. Headfish by Jakub Prysak was invited to Caminhos do Cinema Portugues Festival, while Headprickles by Katarzyna Miechowicz, Love in Times of Coal-based Economy by Tomasz Siwiński, I'm Here by Julia Orlik, 98 kg by Izabela Plucińska, This Will Not Be a Festival Film by Julia Orlik, Airborne by Andrzej Jobczyka, and Insect by Marcin Podolec are going to visit the International Animated Film Festival Cinanima.
At Germany's Braunschweig International Film Festival, audiences will see Fury by Julia Siuda, and in Brazil audiences will be joined by a jury judging the film My Fat Arse and I by Yelyzaveta Pysmak at the MOV International Student Film Festival. The latter film will also be shown at KFFK/Kurzfilmfestival Köln in Germany.
Slave by Grzegorz Piekarski is up for awards at the FilmFestival Cottbus, while Katarzyna Miechowicz's Headprickles will be competing at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. The DOC NYC New York's Documentary Festival competition invited Once There Was a Sea… by Joanna Kożuch.
Quite a few festivals will be visited by Bartosz Reetz's "Tramway". The film will be seen by audiences at the Baku International Short Film Festival, Cinemistica Film Festival, Catania Film Fest, The European Film Forum Scanorama and KINÉ Muestra Internacional de Cortometrajes in Mexico, among others.
A total of three Polish productions were included in the competition program of ZINEBI 64 – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao. Hierophany by Maria Nitek, Misaligned by Marta Magnuskiej, and the fiction film The Devil will go to Spain. The short film by Jan Bujnowski, together with Julia Siuda's Fury, will also visit the Poitiers Film Festival in France and will travel to Germany for Interfilm, accompanied by Katarzyna Warzecha's We Have One Heart and Let's Meet Tonight by Maxim Bujnicki.
Once again Andrzej Jobczyk's Airborne will soar around the world in search of more awards. The film will land at, among others, Piccolo Festival dell'Animazione in Italy, the UK's Manchester Animation Festivali and LIAF London International Animation Festival, where Fury has also been invited, Canada's Longue Vue sur le Court Festival, and France's International Festival Tous Courts Aix-en-Provence. Jakub Prysak's Headfish and the aforementioned The Devil were also invited to participate in the latter festival.
PÖFF Shorts starts in the middle of the month. You'll get to see two Polish animations in Estonia – The Visit by Mateusz Jarmulski and Fury. The animated film by Julia Siuda is also planning a trip to Spain for the L'Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival. Beasts Among Us by Natalia Durszewicz will be flying to Italy at the same time.
If that doesn't seem like enough, it's worth taking a look at the program of two important European festivals dedicated to animated film. The Hungarian Anilogue International Animation Festival will feature Love in Times of Coal-Based Economy by Tomasz Siwiński, Beasts Among Us by Natalia Durszewicz, 98 kg by Izabela Plucińska, and Fury. In turn, as many as nine Polish animations will be screened at the Animateka International Animated Film Festival in Slovenia. Love in Times of Coal-Based Economy, This Will Not Be a Festival Film, Maria Nitek’s Hierophany, 98 kg, Fury, Beasts Among Us, as well as The Visit by Mateusz Jarmulski, and Joanna Dudek's Ashes have been invited into the competition, while Airborne to the non-competitive segment.
The full list of festival screenings is available here.