POLISH ANIMATED FILMS AT THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN AUGUST
It is universally known that the holidays are the time of festivals. This month, our animated films will be present in the programmes of almost every important film event. Polish films will be shown all around the world, starting from Australia and New Zealand, through Mexico and Brazil, to Sweden and Denmark. Check out which films will have a chance to conquer the hearts of the audience and where they will be shown.
The festival season in August starts in Australia. During the 68th edition of the Melbourne International Film Festival, two Polish animated films will compete for the awards: "The Little Soul" by Barbara Rupik and "The Hunt" by Mateusz Jarmulski. A day later, the DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival starts in Kosovo. In the programme, there is a large representation of Polish films. The local audience will watch, among others, the competition screening of "Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul and three animated films in the children's film section. The young cinemagoers will see "Story" by Jola Bańkowska, "Squaring the Circle" by Karolina Specht and "A World that Flew Away on the Back of a Cow" by Wojciech A. Hoffman.
On the 5th of August, in Romania starts the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival. In the competition, you can watch "Colaholic" by Marcin Podolec. A day later, in Israel at the Tel Aviv Animation Festival Animix, the jury will evaluate "Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul, and at the Italian Faito DOC Festival "Squaring the Circle" by Karolina Specht. The last of the aforementioned films will also be shown at the ALPINALE Short Film Festival, where it will compete for the awards together with "The Other" by Marta Magnuska, "The Last Tale About Earth" by Magdalena Seweryn and Igor Polaniewicz as well as "Ravik the Steppe Turtle" by Michał Chmielewski.
August is a good month for the latest film by Marta Szymańska. "Tango of Longing" will have a chance to win awards at the Animation Now! in New Zealand, where it will be shown together with the film "Bless You!" by Paulina Ziókowska and at two Italian festivals: the Molise Cinema Film and the Imaginaria Film. Three other Polish animated films are invited to the latter of the aforementioned festivals: "The Hunt" by Mateusz Jarmulski, "Rain" by Piotr Milczarek and "Bless You!".
The animated film by Ziółkowska will be also present at the Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art. Her film is one of the three Polish animated films which will have a chance to win awards at the Ukrainian festival. The films "Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul and "III" by Marta Pajek are also invited to the competition there. The latter animated film will also visit the Swedish An Ordinary Day Film Festival. The third part of the award-winning trilogy will have a chance to win yet another statuette, in turn, "Pussy" by Renata Gąsiorowska will be presented in the non-competing section there.
The animated film "You Are Overreacting" will have three screenings in the second half of August. The film by Karina Paciorkowska will be first shown in Uruguay at the 19th edition of the International Film Schools Festival, and later, together with "Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul will go to Mexico to the Monterrey International Film Festival, in order to compete for the awards at the Silhouette Film Festival in France at the turn of August and September.
The most popular film of the month is the animation "Acid Rain." In August, this award-winning film will also visit the Italian Concorto Film Festival, the Slovenian FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival, and the Finnish Turku Animated Film Festival. The animated film by Tomek Popakul will also feature at the Sarajevo Film Festival, where the film "The Little Soul" by Barbara Rupik will wait for the audience.
At the end of the month, "Squaring the Circle" by Karolina Specht will have two more screenings. The film is invited to the competition at the Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival in Brazil and to the Danish OFF - Odense International Film Festival. The animated film by Specht is not the only Polish film which you can see there. In the competition section, there are also two animated films by the Animoon Studio: "The Hunt" by Mateusz Jarmulski and "Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul, shown for the last time this month.
The full list of the festival screenings is available here.