• POLISH FILMS AWARDED AT ANIMATOR

    We've just learned the winners of this year's International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR. Katarzyna Agopsowicz's “Prince in a Pastry Shop” and Mariusz Wilczyński's feature-length “Kill It and Leave This Town” were both recognised in international competitions. The festival was held in a hybrid form for the second time. The International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR is an Oscar-qualifying® event. It is Poland's biggest cultural event devoted to animated film. This year’s edition saw over 1,000 submissions from 64 countries, including Costa Rica, Cuba, Kuwait, Macao, and Martinique. “Kill It and Leave This Town” is second to none. Mariusz Wilczyński's film won another award for best animated feature. This is how the jury justified its choice: Extremely uncompromising, personal, and emotionally rich – a bitter and melancholic film. It reflects the human desire for intimacy and reminds us that animation is first and foremost a graphic art medium. In turn, the short animation by Katarzyna Agopsowicz received the third prize in the international competition. “The Prince in the Pastry Shop” serves us a seemingly facetious tale on happiness. “Happiness is nothing but trouble”, says Not-So-Little Prince, producing numerous reasons for the elusiveness of happiness. For his interlocutor, Prickly Pear, the embodiment of carelessness, frivolity, simple joie de vivre, but at the same time a lively, intelligent mind capable of driving the Prince into a corner in conversation. This philosophical fable about a couple eating cakes in a café touches upon fundamental issues close to everyone – the transience of happiness, the fact that we do not always know how to notice it, not to mention how to experience it to the fullest. In the Polish competition, the Grand Prix was awarded to Sara Szymańska's “Five Minutes Older”, the second prize went to Tomasz Siwiński's “Love in Times of Coal-Based Economy”, and the third to Michalina Musialik's “Dog's Field”. Special awards went to the animations Prince in the “Pastry Shop” and Jakub Baniak's “Empty Room”, and the audience gave its award to “Dog’s Field” A list of all winners can be found here.

  • TWO AWARDS FOR “I'M HERE”

    It was an extraordinary evening for Julia Orlik's animated film. It received two awards at this year's Paris International Animation Film Festival. The jury appreciated its direction while the viewers awarded their own special prize.

  • POLISH ANIMATED FILMS AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN JULY

    Film buffs know full well that summer holidays are the film festival season. Animation fans won't have anything to complain about too. Our films will be screened at multiple European events. Check where exactly and which Polish productions will have the opportunity to win awards in July.

  • POLISH FILMS WIN AWARDS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

    There still seem to be some awards left in store for Julia Orlik's “I'm Here” and Mariusz Wilczyński's “Kill It and Leave This Town”. This time, the award-winning animated films received even more prizes at Anifilm in the Czech Republic. Another award was also given to the Polish co-production for children – “Even Mice Belong in Heaven” by Denisa Grimmová and Jan Bubeníček.

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