POLISH ANIMATED FILMS AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN SEPTEMBER
Summer holidays are over. Don't worry! It doesn't mean the end of the festival season. On the contrary, you can watch Polish animated films at many international festivals. Check out which of our short animations will be up for awards in September.
The festival month has begun with the Encounters Film Festival in the UK. Its competitions will feature several Polish productions – “We Hope You Won't Need to Come Back” by Anastazja Naumenko, “Plantarium” by Tomek Ducki, “My Fat Arse and I” by Yelyzaveta Pysmak, “Co-ognition” by Przemysław Świda, “Crumbs of Life” by Katarzyna Miechowicz, and “Prince in a Pastry Shop” by Katarzyna Agopsowicz.
A rather large representation of Polish animated films will be shown at the Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in Switzerland. Justyna Pazdan's “Anemone Temple” was invited into its contest while non-competitive sections will let viewers enjoy “You Are Overreacting” by Karina Paciorkowska, “The Moon” by Tomek Popakul, and “III” by Marta Pajek.
September 9th is the beginning date of a total of three festivals where we can watch Polish animated films. At the BLON Animation & Games Festival in Lithuania, jurors will take a look at Julia Orlik's “I'm Here”, while Daria Kopiec's “Your Own Bullshit” will compete at the 27th L'Étrange Film Festival in France. In turn, Yelyzaveta Pysmak's “My Fat Arse and I” will be up for awards at the Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic.
Two Polish animated films will be shown during the Loudoun Arts Film Festival in the United States – „Portrait of Suzanne” by Izabela Plucińskia and „The Land of Whim” by Betina Bożek. The 9th edition of the International Film Festival FERFILM in Kosovo is going to feature the animated documentary “We Have One Heart”.
It's shaping up to be yet another good month for Katarzyna Warzecha's film. Following the Kosovan festival, it will go to Germany. The Neisse Film Festival will see “We Have One Heart” compete for awards alongside Sofia Nabok's “The Flood” and “Portret” by Agnieszka Buczyńska, Marta Mikołajczyk, and Michał Barylski. After the German festival, the Warzecha's film is also going to visit the International Film Festival Elbe Dock in the Czech Republic, the Orvieto Cinema Fest in Italy, and – together with a large representation of Polish productions – the Animatou International Animation Film Festival in Switzerland. “Your Own Bullshit” by Daria Kopiec, “I'm Here” by Julia Orlik, and “The Moon” by Tomek Popakul are all participating in its competition.
The Drama International Short Film Festival will be taking place in the first half of the month. Its program features Mateusz Jarmulski's “The Visit”. In turn, the animated film by Joanna Dudek – “Ashes” – will be shown at the Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy.
The Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico will feature “Crumbs of Life” by Katarzyna Miechowicz and “My Fat Arse and I” by Yelyzaveta Pysmak, while the Lille International Short Film Festival in France screens „We Hope You Won’t Need to Come Back” by Anastazja Naumenko and “I'm Here” by Julia Orlik. The Best of International Short Films Festival will also include Julia Orlik's film as well as “Portrait of Suzanne” by Izabela Plucińska.
Polish productions will also be presented at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, including a premiere screening of Marta Pajek's latest animated film “Impossible Figures and Other Stories I”. In Canada you'll also get to see Katarzyna Miechowicz's “Crumbs of Life” and Grzegorz Koncewicz's “Not So Scary a Crocodile”. You can read more about it here.
The 11th edition of StopTrik International Film Festival will be held at the end of the month. Three Polish titles will compete for awards at there – “I'm Here” by Julia Orlik, “Your Own Bullshit” by Daria Kopiec, and “Plantarium” by Tomek Ducki.
A complete list of festival screenings is available here.