POLISH ANIMATED FILMS AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN NOVEMBER
It's grey, windy, and raining, but there's still a lot going on at festivals in autumn. In November many Polish animated films will have the opportunity to find new, international audiences and win the hearts of the jurors. Check out which films will be competing for awards this month.
This will be another good month for My Fat Arse and I. The film by Yelyzaveta Pysmak will be screened at the Braunschweig International Film Festival in Germany, which has already started on the first of November. Later it will visit the Poitiers Film Festival and the International Short Film Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence in France. Afterwards My Fat Arse and I will also visit Spain. During ALCINE 50 – Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, the audience will have a chance to see Anastazja Naumenko's animated film We Hope You Won't Need to Come Back.
The beginning of the month will see the 44th Denver Film Festival, with Daria Kopiec's Your Own Bullshit competing for prizes, as well as the British Leeds International Film Festival with competition screenings of Prince in a Pastry Shop by Katarzyna Agopsowicz and Crumbs of Life by Katarzyna Miechowicz.
The next week of November will be just as intense. AFI FEST will begin in the US with the screening of Karolina Kajetanowicz's Green (more about it here), while in Spain the viewers and jury will see Katarzyna Miechowicz's Crumbs of Life at the ZINEBI-International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao. The latter title will also be presented at Interfilm Berlin in Germany, POFF Shorts International Short Film and Animation Festival in Estonia, and the International Animated Film Festival Animateka in Slovenia. Other Polish productions will also be screened in Estonia. The animated film The Moon by Tomek Popakul will be competing for awards. In turn the non-competitive sections will include Your Own Bullshit by Daria Kopiec, Dog's Field by Michalina Musialik, and Impossible Figures and Other Stories I by Marta Pajek.
Crumbs of Life isn't the only Polish film shown at Slovenia's Animateka. Quite a large representation of Polish productions has been invited to the festival. Apart from Katarzyna Miechowicz's film, We Have One Heart by Katarzyna Warzecha, The Flood by Sofya Nabok and The Moon by Tomek Popakul are also going to compete for the local awards. In the remaining sections the audience will see backstage_episodes by Marcin Wojciechowski, Anastazja Naumenko's We Hope You Won't Need to Come Back, Home in a Shell by Renata Gąsiorowska, and Papa by Maryia Yakimovich.
We will have an even greater representation at the International Animation Film Festival Tindirindis in Lithuania. Having been postponed several times, the festival will finally be held in the second half of November. The program includes Vitae Azilia by Joanna Wapniewska, Tunnel by Julia Benedyktowicz, The Flood by Sofyia Nabok, Such a Beautiful Town by Marta Koch, Story by Jola Bańkowska, Re-Cycle by Mateusz Lenart, Portrait of Suzanne by Izabela Plucińska, Paradise Mall by Marta Wiktorowicz, Last Supper by Piotr Dumała, The Rain by Piotr Milczarek, Strong Independent Space by Damian Krakowiak, Srebro ryb by Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, Metro by Natalia Krawczuk, The Little Soul by Barbara Rupik, and Acid Rain by Tomek Popakul.
However, before the Lithuanian animation festival takes place, Polish productions will also be present at the Manchester Animation Festival, where Plantarium by Tomasz Ducki and We Have One Heart by Katarzyna Warzecha are both going to have a chance for awards. At the VGIK International Student Festival in Russia, the audience will see Julia Orlik's I'm Here. Katarzyna Warzecha's We Have One Heart will be trying to win the jury's favour at the Shorts That Are Not Pants in Canada. The animated documentary will also be presented to viewers at the dokumentART European Film Festival – films & future 2021 in Germany, the Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People in Greece, and FIFE International Education Film Festival in France.
Three of our animated productions have been invited to compete at the London International Animation Festival. The audience will have a chance to see I'm Here by Julia Orlik, Co-ognition by Przemysław Świda, and We Hope You Won't Need to Come Back by Anastazja Naumenko.
A complete list of festival screenings is available here.