POLISH SHORT FILMS AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN JULY
In July, fans of Polish short films will be able to catch up on almost all the most important Polish animated films of recent months. One Polish short qualified for the official selection at Cannes, others will compete for awards in Portugal, Germany, Slovakia or North Macedonia, among others.
The beginning of July will be marked by the Slovak Fest Anča festival, where viewers will get to watch six Polish animated films: “We Hope You Won't Need To Come Back” by Anastazja Naumenko, “My Fat Arse and I” by Yelyzaveta Pysmak, “Five Minutes Older” by Sara Szymańska (all three featured in competitions), “Home in a Shell” by Renata Gąsiorowska, “Your Own Bullshit” by Daria Kopiec, and “Pathological Seamstress – Bad Day” by Agata Szwarc. Julia Orlik's “I'm Here” and Damian Kocur's “Beyond is the Day” will also enjoy their screenings at international festivals in the first week of July. The former will have a special screening at the PIAFF Paris International Animation Film Festival, while the latter has been selected for the French ONE Country ONE Film International Festival. At the same time, “Your Own Bullshit” and “My Fat Arse and I” will be presented at the ShorTS International Film Festival in Italy.
One Polish short film will be presented at one of the biggest cinema events of the year – the Cannes Film Festival. Natalia Durszewicz's “Beasts Among Us” will have its premiere as part of the Cinefondation Selection. At the same time, Natalia Koniarz's “East West” will be competing for awards at the KO:SH Film Festival in Albania. The Dresden Film Festival, which was originally scheduled to take place in April, will be among the most important destinations for Polish short films in July. Barbara Rupik's “The Little Soul” and Yelyzaveta Pysmak's “My Fat Arse and I” will have a chance to win awards, while Betina Bożek's “The Land of Whim”, Urszula Domańska's “The Windows of That House”, Marta Koch's “Such a Beautiful Town”, Daniel Howlid's "Ballast", Daria Kasperek's "The Edge of Town" and Anastasia Naumenko's “We Hope You Won’t Need To Come Back” will be shown in the non-competition sections.
The same day will see the launch of the Polish Animator festival, where viewers will have the opportunity to watch: Katarzyna Agopsowicz's “Prince in a Pastry Shop”, Przemysław Świda's “Co-ognition”, Tomek Sliwinski's “Love in Times of Coal-Based Economy” , Zbigniew Czapla's “On Time”, and "I'm Here" by Julia Orlik, Daria Kopiec's “Your Own Bullshit”. In turn, the Portuguese festival Curtas Vila do Conde boasts the highest number of Polish short films this month. Its competition includes “We Have One Heart” by Katarzyna Warzecha, while “Portrait of Suzanne” by Izabela Plucińska, “The Vibrant Village” by Weronika Jurkiewicz, “Acid Rain” by Tomek Popakul, “Bitten” by Helena Oborska, “The Little Soul” by Barbara Rupik, and “The Best Fireworks Ever” by Aleksandra Terpińska are all going to enjoy special screenings.
Also in Portugal, Marcjanna Urbańska's “Guilt”, Katarzyna Agopsowicz's “Prince in a Pastry Shop” and Przemysław Świda's “Co-ognition” will be screened at the Monstra – Lisbon Animation Film Festival. The competition of the Insomnia International Open-Air Animation Film Festival in Russia includes “The Hunt” by Mateusz Jarmulski, while a total of three films will have a chance for awards at the Beach Film Festival: “A Flower of One Night” by Nata Szara, “About the Boy Who Walked Barefoot” by Gracjana Piechula, and “Anatomy Lesson” by Gabriela Federowicz. The Anibar International Animation Festival in Kosovo and the Lago Film Fest have each scheduled two screenings of Polish films. The first will present “The Flood” by Sofya Nabok and “We Have One Heart” by Katarzyna Warzecha, while the second is going to feature “I'm Here” by Julia Orlik and “My Fat Arse and I” by Yelyzaveta Pysmak.