“SLOW LIGHT” WINS IN EGYPT
The animated short by the Kijek/Adamski duo was named best film of the international competition at Egypt's Animatex festival.
Animatex is the largest event of its kind devoted entirely to animated films in Egypt. The first edition was held in 2020 and was primarily intended to present the work of local animators, but over time the event began to grow, becoming a platform for the exchange of experiences and a space in which viewers have the opportunity to see films from around the world.
Slow Light by the Kijek/Adamski duo was one of the invited films. The jury was delighted and decided it should win the competition.
The winning film is the story of a man who only sees everything he looks at after seven years because his eyes are so slow to let the light through. The protagonist's delayed perception of events results in emotional immaturity and numerous failures in life. Using a mixed
animation technique, the film combines two timelines in a poster-like fashion and utilises visual tells to convey the protagonist's story.
You can find out more about the festival here.