From April 16 to 23, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. will present the films from the festival Animator in Poznań.

It is yet another, in addition to being awarded the status of the festival qualifying for the Academy Awards, proof of appreciation of the standing of Animator in the international arena.

The International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR is the largest animated film festival in Poland. The first edition was held in 2008 and it served as the culmination of the celebrations of the 60 years of Polish Animated Film. Every year, over 300 films from around the world are shown at the festival, including retrospectives, reviews, premières and rarely screened works by the pioneers of animated film. The guests of the festival are eminent animated film-makers from around the world, as well as the representatives of Polish animated film studios and film institutions, animated film historians and the representatives of other festivals dedicated to animated films in Poland and abroad.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, will present films selected from the programme of Animator. During the review of the films, the current director of the festival Animator, Marcin Giżycki, will be present. In two short film sections, there are the following Polish animated films: "Impossible Figures and Other Stories II" by Marta Pajek, "Sexy Laundry" by Izabela Plucińska, "Xoxo - Hugs and Kisses" by Wiola Sowa, "Velocity" by Karolina Głusiec, "The Baths" by Tomek Ducki, "Kinki" by Izumi Yoshida and "Moczarski's Case," directed by Tomasz Siwiński. The audience will also have the opportunity to watch the feature-length animated film "Magic Mountain" by Anca Damian.