A Polish project has been presented at this year’s Brussels Short Film Festival. Gonave is being made by the duo Róża Duda and Michał Soja and produced by the Krakow Animation Center.

Brussels Short Film Festival is an event established in 1998 by the non-profit organisation Un Soir… Un Grain.  The program features independent productions from all over the world. In addition to film screenings, the festival also organises an industry segment – with the Polish animator project pitched exactly there. 

Gonave is to be set in the 1920s at the eponymous Haitian island in the Caribbean Sea. A colonial invasion is underway. A road is being built over the jungle whose construction takes a heavy toll on local workers. Marine sergeant Faustin Wirkus, friend of the island’s queen Ti-Memenne, is appointed as island administrator. The film is produced by the Krakow Animation Center and directed by the duo Róża Duda and Michał Soja.

You can read more about the event here