POLISH ANIMATIONS AT THE SEPTEMBER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
The end of summer holidays does not mean the end of the festival madness. September is a great time for viewers hungry for new screenings, although not all of them will be held in cinemas. Online festival programs are as rich as those held in-house. Polish animations will also be available among the film offers. Our productions will be shown, among others at the French ONE Coutry ONE Film, Portuguese FEST- New Directors, New Films, Czech Zllin or at the Greek Drama International Short Film Festival.
ONE Country ONE Film International Festival started on the last day of August, where you can find two of our animations in the competition - "Red Light Train" by Alicja Kot and "Story" by Jola Bańkowska. A day later, the 18th edition of the Fantoche International Animation Film Festival started in Switzerland, where two Polish productions will also be shown - "I'm Here" by Julia Orlik and "Portrait of a Woman" by Natalia Durszewicz.
A large representation of Polish films will be presented during the Portuguese FEST - New Directors, New Film. In addition to short fiction, three animations were also invited to the program - "Story" by Jola Bańkowska, "Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul and "Such a Beautiful Town" by Marta Koch. This second film will have a chance to win prizes at L'Etrange Festival at the same time. At the French festival, you will also be able to see Barbara Rupik's "The Little Soul".
The beginning of September is an important month for the Zlín Film Festival. The Czech event will celebrate its 60th birthday, and the competition program includes "Norma" by Agata Mianowska and "Thicket" by Adrianna Matwiejczuk. In turn, at our eastern neighbors in Lviv at the Wiz-Art festival. You will be able to see as many as three of our animations - "Such a Beautiful Town" by Marta Koch, "Story" by Jola Bańkowska and "Squaring The Circle" by Karolina Specht.
Fans of Polish animation should check out the FILMFEST DRESDEN program. Six Polish animated films were invited to participate in this German festival. The animation "Portrait Of Suzanne" by Izabela Plucińska will compete for the awards, and the shows will include "III" by Marta Pajek, "Tango Of Longings" by Marta Szymańska, "Journey To The Magical Eaterfall" by Bogna Kowalczyk, "The World Rhat Flew Away On The Back Of A Cow" by Wojciech Hoffman and "Squaring The Circle" by Karolina Specht.
On September 10, two festivals will start where you will be able to see Polish productions. In the Netherlands, the judges and viewers will see Barbara Rupik's "The Little Soul" at Leiden Shorts, and the competition "Rain" by Piotr Milczarek and "Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul during Lithuania during BLON Animation and Games.
Four days later, the Stop Motion Montréal Festival will begin in Canada, and among the films selected for competitions, there are as many as four animated productions from Poland. Among the selected titles there will be "Portrait of Suzanne" by Izabela Plucińska, "The Little Soul" by Barbara Rupik, "My Strange Elder Brother" by Julia Orlik and "REM" by Artur Hanaj.
This month will also bring screenings of our animations. At the Bulgarian IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival we will see "Tango Of Longings" by Marta Szymańska, and at the French Les Mains Gauches "You Are Overreacting" by Karina Paciorkowska.
In the second half of September, at the Finnish Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy, we will see four Polish animations - "Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul, "Ovule" by Natalia Durszewicz, "Such A Beautiful Town" by Marta Koch and "Ballast" by Daniel Howlid. And in Greece, at the Drama International Short Film Festival, the program includes three Polish productions, namely "Portrait Of Suzanne" by Izabela Plucińska, "Me and My Fat Ass" by Yelyzaveta Pysmak and "Story" by Jola Bańkowska.
At the turn of September and October, five Polish films will be presented to viewers of the World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb competition. In Croatia, "Portrait of Suzanne" by Izabela Plucińska, "The Little Soul" by Barbara Rupik, "The Last Supper" by Piotr Dumała, "Marbles" by Natalia Spychała and "Portrait Of A Woman" by Natalia Durszewicz will be shown.
The full list of festival screenings can be found here.