POLISH ANIMATED FILMS AT THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN DECEMBER
The end of the year is slowly approaching, and a moment later, there will be Christmas holidays, which means fewer film festivals and more round-ups. In spite of these less favourable circumstances, the fans of Polish animated films should not be disappointed. Our productions will be shown at several important festivals, most of which are held in the first half of the month. Be sure to check out where exactly you can watch our animated films.
The first days of December will bring the screening of "Tango of Longing" by Marta Szymańska at the Russian International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools Kinoproba, the competition screenings of the film "Colaholic" by Marcin Podolec at the Brazillian Mumia - International Animation Film Festival, "Story" by Jola Bańkowska and "Metro" by Natalia Krawczuk at the China International New Media Short Film Festival.
You can find a large representation of our films in the programme of the Slovenian Animateka. In the competition section, there are seven Polish animated films, and you can find a total of 11 Polish productions at the festival. The following films will compete for the awards: "Portrait of Suzanne" by Izabela Plucińska, "Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul, "Story" by Jola Bańkowska, "Journey to the Magic Waterfall" by Bogna Krawczuk, "The Little Soul" by Barbara Rupik, "Metro" by Natalia Krawczuk and "Ovule" by Natalia Durszewicz. In turn, in the non-competing sections at the Slovenian festival, we can find "Guilt" by Marcjanna Urbańska, "Leather" by Karolina Borgiasz, "Sunset" by Marcin Giżycki and "The Hunt" by Mateusz Jarmulski.
As many as five Polish animated films are invited to the Sommets du cinéma d'animation in Canada. The jury will have the opportunity to award "Story" by Jola Bańkowska, "Portrait of Suzanne" by Izabela Plucińska, "The Little Soul" by Barbara Rupik and "My Strange Elder Brother" by Julia Orlik. The Canadian viewers will also watch "Metro" by Natalia Krawczuk.
Also at the beginning of December starts the 31st edition of the Aguilar Film Festival in Spain. There, we keep our fingers crossed for the animated film "The Hunt" by Mateusz Jarmulski. On the same day as the Spanish festival, starts the Bogotá Short Film Festival – BOGOSHORTS. Among the selected films, there is also the film by Jarmulski, and in addition to it, there is no lack of "Story" by Jola Bańkowska, "Ovule" by Natalia Durszewicz and the premiere screening of "Red Light Train" by Alicja Kot.
December will be the month of Jola Bańkowska's film. "Story," in addition to the aforementioned festivals, will also be shown in Jordan at the Karama Human Right Film Festival, in Great Britain at the Cromarty Film Festival, in France at the Les Arcs Film Festival and at two Turkish festivals: the AFSAD and the International Amity Short Film Festival. At the former of these festivals, there will be no lack of two other Polish animated films. Two films by Marcin Podolec: "Colaholic" and "A Documentary Film" will also have their screenings there.
Just before Christmas, the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival starts in Hong Kong. The screening of the animated film "Room" by Michał Socha waits for the audience there.
The full list of the festival screenings is available here.