GRAND PRIX AWARD FOR "ACID RAIN"
The film by Tomek Popakul won at the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival in Japan.
The New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival is a unique film event, taking place in autumn at the New Chitose Airport in Japan. The first edition was held in 2014. Animated films from all over the world are invited to participate in the festival. The audience comes in large numbers, last year, about 38 thousand viewers participated in the festival.
In the programme of this year's edition of the festival, there are three Polish animated films. In addition to the award-winning "Acid Rain," the following films were also shown: "An eye for an eye" by Julia Płoch and "My Strange Elder Brother" by Julia Orlik.
The film by Tomek Popakul is set somewhere in Eastern Europe. Młoda runs away from home, as far away from the grey reality as possible. The initial excitement of the hitch-hiking journey subsides when she ends up on the outskirts of the city in the middle of the night. On the bridge, she notices a figure dangerously balancing on the railing. This is how she meets Chudy, a little bit unbalanced freak. Chudy lives in a recreational vehicle which he drives in order to attend to his not necessarily legal errands. Młoda decides to join Chudy. Their road together takes them to increasingly strange regions, and an unnamed bond quickly forms between them.
You can find the list of all award-winning films on the official website of the festival.