"XOXO – HUGS AND KISSES" BY WIOLA SOWA AWARDED IN HIROSHIMA
Polish animation wins the Special International Jury Prize at the 17th International Animation Festival in Hiroshima.
Festival in Hiroshima is one of the most important animated film festivals in the world. The event is known for the great number of submitted films and its rigorous selection process. This year from among over 3000 films only 75 were selected. Among them were seven Polish animations: "Moczarski's Case" by Tomasz Siwiński, "Fish Shop" by Maria Kulpa, "Traces of Ephemeral" by Agnieszka Waszczeniuk, "Oh Mother" by Paulina Ziółkowska, "Strange Case" by Zbigniew Czapla and "Squaring the Circle" by Karolina Specht as well as the awarded film "XOXO – Hugs and Kisses" by Wiola Sowa.
The winner of the Special International Jury Prize - Wiola Sowa's animation - is a story of characters' mutual fascination, body expression, sensitivity and provocation. It's a sensual game in which the characters create unusual erotic show that exposes to the audience how lonely and lost they actually are.
The list of all the awarded films can be found here.