“SLOW LIGHT” CREATORS AWARDED IN PORTUGAL
The award for best director at this year's Cinanima festival went to Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski.
The first edition of Cinanima was held in 1976. The event is hugely popular with audiences and directors alike, who are very keen to submit their animated creations to the festival. Its competition has several categories: films up to 5 minutes, films between 5 and 24 minutes, films between 24 and 50 minutes, student films, commissioned films, and feature-length films – longer than 50 minutes. In addition to screenings, the event features workshops, exhibitions, and performances.
Acclaimed for its direction, Slow Light by the Kijek/Adamski duo is a film about a man who only sees everything he looks at after seven years because his eyes are so slow to let the light through. A delayed view of events causes the protagonist's emotional immaturity and failures in life. Using a mixed animation technique, the film combines two timelines in a poster-like fashion and utilises visual tells to convey the protagonist's story.
You can read more about the festival here.