Julia Orlik’s animated film won the Grand Prix award at this year’s PÖFF Shorts festival.

PÖFF Shorts is one of the largest animation and short film festivals in the region. The Estonian festival has been accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) and a BAFTA-qualifying festival.

The winning film “I’m Here” by Julia Orlik tells the story of an elderly man who is looking after his paralysed wife. Despite his old age and own health issues, he tries his best to alleviate her suffering, which is getting more severe every day. He is aided by his daughter, who tries to reconcile the care given to her mother with her own work at the hospital and her personal life. Each of them has different views on how the woman should be looked after, which leads to many arguments.

Read more about the Estonian festival on its official website.