POLISH SHORT FILMS AT THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN FEBRUARY
The festival season is now only waking up from its winter slumber. In February, Polish short films will be screen at a handful of film events. This is partly due to the epidemiological situation in some part of the globe getting increasingly worse.
The last weekend of January saw the beginning of the festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France, which is one of the most significant events devoted to short films. This year, Poland is represented by Damian Kocur's “Beyond is the Day” – a recent Grand Prix award winner at the festival in Trieste. The Clermont-Ferrand festival will run until February 6.
Another prestigious festival is scheduled for the second week of February – the Slamdance Film Festival in the US. This time, two Polish animated films qualified for the short film competition – “The Land of Whim” by Betina Bożek and “Portrait of Suzanne” by Izabela Plucińska. There are also two other festivals with Polish short films that are going to be held during the same period. First, the attendees of the Canadian Toronto Black Film Festival will have the opportunity to watch “Till Death Do Us Part” by Dolores Vunda, and shortly after, at Anima – Brussels International Animation Film Festival in Belgium, the jury will judge four Polish films: Tomek Ducki's “Plantarium”, "Psie Pole" by Michalina Musialik, Natalia Spychała's "Marbles" and "May the World Not Carry You" by Rozalia Ogonowska.
The February series of festivals is going to be concluded with the jubilee 25th edition of the Catalan Animac festival, featuring a special screening of Tomek Popakul's “Acid Rain” – one of the most awarded Polish short films in the last two years.