The 10th issue of “Focus on Poland” is already available online! Inside, you will find everything you want to know about what has been going on in the world of Polish documentaries, shorts, and animated films in recent months.

“Focus on Poland” is a magazine published in English by the Krakow Film Foundation as part of the Polish Docs, Polish Shorts, and Polish Animations projects. Its aim is to present the most compelling creators, topics, and trends in Polish documentary films, animations, and shorts. Any other year, the magazine would travel around the world and be available to industry insiders and public at major international film festivals and events. This time, due to the pandemic, it is only available online.

The latest issue features interviews with filmmakers, film reviews, information about on-going projects and recent international premieres, as well as catalogues of films released in 2020.We also encourage you to take a look at our new section – “Focus on Poland Talks”, where you can watch short interviews with directors of animated and documentary films.

"Focus on Poland" is supported by the Polish Film Institute. You can read and download a new issue here

Animated film – our recommendations:

>>> Presentation of the newly established Krakow Animation Center. The studio’s current projects include “Gonâve”, directed by Michał Soi and Róża Duda, Tomasz Wolski’s “1970” and Wojciech Sobczyk’s “Autumn”.

"The Center is open to new and original film ideas, to cooperation with young artists as well as professionals looking for opportunities to create their projects. In addition to original and artistic films, the Animation Center also produces opening credits, ads, and motion designs – and does not limit itself solely to Polish projects." (excerpt)

>>>  Marta Świętek’s report from this year’s Animated in Poland, which featured several Polish animations still in production.

"Human nature, emotions, and identity, as well as interpersonal relations constitute the main topics of the projects presented as part of Animated in Poland. Interestingly, in this context, the heroes of two of them were sea creatures." (excerpt)

>>> “Focus on Poland Talks” – Kaja Klimek’s video interviews with female directors about their latest animated films which have had their world premieres this year and have already won prestigious awards, incl. in Cannes or Leipzig. You can listen to Daria Kopiec (“Your Own Bullshit”), Julia Orlik (“I am Here”), and Yelyzaveta Pysmak (“My Fat Arse and I”).

>>> Reviews and catalogue of the latest Polish animated films