POLISH SHORTS AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN JUNE
Polish short films in June will be screened at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest in Zagreb and the Palm Springs International ShortFest with a total of 20 films shown across all three festivals. Which festivals are also going to include shorts from Poland?
The first week of June will be exceptionally fruitful in terms of short films from Poland. It will officially begin with a competition screening of Tomek Popakul's “Acid Rain” at the Prague Short Film Festival in the Czech Republic. At the same time, the Greek Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival will feature “Border Crossing” by Agnieszka Chmura in its non-competition section. Three shorts were included in the competitions of the Brooklyn Film Festival – Julia Orlik's “I'm Here”, Daria Kopiec's “Your Own Bullshit”, and Damian Kocur's “Beyond is the Day”.
The World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest in Zagreb is shaping up to be the festival with the largest number of screenings of Polish films with eight films having their screenings: “The Moon” by Tomek Popakul, “Your Own Bullshit” by Daria Kopiec, “Prince in a Pastry Shop” by Katarzyna Agopsowicz, “I'm Here” by Julia Orlik, “Three Jumps to Happiness” by Artur Hanaj (all featured in competitions), “The Visit” by Mateusz Jarmulski, “Dog’s Field” by Michalina Musialik, and “Five Minutes Older” by Sara Szymańska (special screenings).
Joanna Dudek's “Ashes” will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, one of the most important film events in the United States. In June, Yelyzaveta Pysmak's “My Fat Arse and I” will be very popular at international festivals. It has been qualified for the competitions at, among others, the Norwegian Short Film Festival, Short Waves Festival in Poland and Cinema Jove in Valencia, Spain. The program of the latter festival will also feature Olga Bołądź's “Alice and the Frog”, and Damian Kocur's “Beyond is the Day”.
The second festival with a large number of Polish productions in its program is the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, a major film event devoted to the art of animation. Tomek Popakul's “The Moon”, Julia Siuda's “Fury”, Karolina Kajetanowicz's “Green”, Justyna Pazdan's “Anemone Temple”, Sylwia Zawiła's “The Place”, Zbigniew Czapla's “On Time”, and Marek Skrobecki's “Babies and the Bear ‘Balloons’” all have a shot at winning.
Julia Orlik, the creator of “I'm Here” will also enjoy a large number of screenings in June. In addition to the festivals mentioned above, the animated film was also featured in the non-competitive section of the international festival in Shanghai, as well as in the competitions of the Festival du Film d'Animation de Savigny in Switzerland and the Anifilm festival in the Czech Republic. During the latter event, Pysmak's “My Fat Arse and I”, Daria Kopiec's “Your Own Bullshit”, and Edyta Adamczak's “Eatself” might also snatch some awards.
In the second half of June, “Beyond is the Day” by Damian Kocur will have its screening at the Festival of Migrant Film in Slovenia, while “The Mother” by Łukasz Ostalski will be shown to the audience of the Mieres Film Festival in Spain. Karina Węgiełek's “Red” will compete for prizes at the Blackbird Film Festival, and Agnieszka Nowosielska's “Vyraj” will have its world premiere at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival.
June will conclude with the Palm Springs International ShortFest, featuring five titles from Poland: “Alicja i żabka” by Olga Bolądź, “Cztery filiżanki kawy albo trzy” by Sebastian Lach, “I'm Here” by Orlik, “Your Own Bullshit” by Kopiec and “We Have One Heart” by Katarzyna Warzecha.