Seven Polish animated projects will be presented during the Animated in Poland pitching session as part of KFF Industry, the industry segment accompanying the 64th Krakow Film Festival.

Animated in Poland is a section of the KFF Industry program focusing on Polish animated films. It includes presentation of animation projects and studios, workshops and one-on-one meetings. One of the most important events of this year’s edition, both for filmmakers and experts invited from around the world, will be a pitching session – a presentation of Polish animated short films in the final stages of production. Each project will be presented by its director and/or producer in front of an audience composed of international specialists from the film industry: distributors, sales agents, festival programmers, and representatives of film institutions. This will grant the animated shorts a real shot at participating in international festivals and film markets. This year’s Animated in Poland pitching session will feature seven projects, both student films and ones created by professional studios.


Apocalypse, dir. Sara Szymańska, prod. Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz
Dear Leo Sokolosky, dir. Weronika Szyma, prod. FUMI Studio
Fanatic, dir. Mateusz Jarmulski, prod. Animoon
The pearl against sun, dir. Karolina Walas, prod. Animated Film Studio, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków
Prawie nad Morzem - czyli Parówa, dir. Alicja Jasina, prod. Serafiński Studio
Strajk miłości, dir. Klaudia Prabucka, prod. Fundacja Las Sztuki
Żuk, dir.. Kacper Bukartyk, Zuzanna Fluder, prod. Stowarzyszenie KAMERA

This year, individual meetings will be held to give those involved in the projects an opportunity to talk to festival selectors, sales agents, distributor, and commissioning editors from TV stations. The presentations will be preceded by consultations and a workshop on pitching techniques held by Maarten van Gageldonk – the Head of Program for Kaboom Animation Festival, the largest animation festival in the Netherlands. He also teaches in the Master of Animation at the Master Institute of Visual Cultures (MIVC) in Den Bosch. In recent years he co-edited the book Animation and Memory (2020), published by Palgrave Macmillan.

The pitch session will be held on 28th May in Krakow.

The partners of the Animated in Poland pitching include Sound Mind, Fixafilm, Crew United and Wrocław Feature Film Studio. As in previous years, one of the presented projects will receive a voucher for a 10-day sound post-production session in Sound Mind studio run by Michał Fojcik. For the fourth time, Animated in Poland will award a prize sponsored by Fixafilm in the form of a voucher for image post-production services worth PLN 10,000. Crew United is going to award a subscription to various services available on its website. and Wrocław Feature Film Studio will award a WFF Special Mention worth PLN 30,000 in the form of an in-kind contribution to the production of a film made by the awarded director/producer or their next project by lending equipment and infrastructure and performing selected services.

KFF Industry is a program of industry events for film professionals present at the Krakow Film Festival.

[photo: Tomasz Korczyński]