As many as two Polish animated films were invited to the competition segment of one of the most important independent cinema festivals. Soon Daria Kopiec's “Your Own Bullshit” and Yelyzaveta Pysmak's “My Fat Arse and I” will get the opportunity to bring back awards from South By South West.
It was an unusual year. Almost all organisers had to change their festivals' formula or – at the very least – postpone the events. Fortunately, the pandemic hadn't stopped the industry for good and our animated films still had the opportunity to appear at numerous international festivals taking place in a hybrid or online form. W brought home virtual awards from – among others – Cannes, Slamdance, DOK Leipzig, the Czech Animfilm, the Portuguese FEST - New Directors, New Films Festival, or the animation festival in Hiroshima. It is worth remembering that industry meetings and reviews were held in addition to screenings. Take a look at our review to learn about all the most important events of last year.
The animated documentary by Katarzyna Warzecha wins another award. This time, the film was recognised by the jurors at Flickerfest.
February is not the best month for film festival buffs. Not much happens during this period as organisers focus on the incoming new season. However, it's not all bad, since Polish animated films will be screened in Belgium, the US, and Spain. Where exactly? See for yourself.
25th Animac - International Film Festival of Animation in Catalonia 2021, Spain
dir. Tomasz Popakul
XIV International Documentary Film Festival MiradasDoc, Tenerife
dir. Maryia Yakimovich
18th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria
dir. Marcjanna Urbańska
Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Animation Festival 2021, Austria
dir. Julia Orlik