The animated film by Julia Orlik was noticed and awarded by the jury of the Portuguese festival CINANIMA.

The first edition of the festival Cinanima was held in 1976. The event is extremely popular both among the viewers and the directors who are eager to submit their animated films to the festival. The competition consists of several categories: films up to 5 minutes, films from 5 to 25 minutes long, films from 24 to 50 minutes long, student films, commissioned films, and feature films - longer than 50 minutes.  The event, in addition to the screenings, is accompanied by workshops, exhibitions and performance.

In addition to the award-winning film by Julia Orlik, in the programme of the Portuguese festival, the following films were also included: "The Hunt" by Mateusz Jarmulski, "Squaring the Circle" by Karolina Specht, "Ovule" by Natalia Durszewicz, "Bless You!" by Paulina ZióÅ‚kowska and "The Little Soul" by Barbara Rupik.  

The main protagonist of the animated film "My Strange Elder Brother"  is a workaholic whose entire life is subordinated to her work. She believes that this is the only right way and in spite of the fact that it does not make her happy, she keeps on maintaining her position. Her elder brother has a completely different attitude to life and, seeing how his sister lives, he tries to convince her to make changes. He often behaves in an eccentric way,  embarrassing his sister in front of her colleagues and slowly making her life a misery. At some point, the sister is fed up with her brother's intrusiveness which leads to frequent quarrels and, eventually, to breaking up their contact. 

This year's edition of the festival was held from the 11th to the 17th of November. 

You can find the list of all award-winning films here.