It looks like the real festival season will begin in May. Polish animated films are going to be screened around the globe. Some will still be shown online, obviously, but more and more events will take place in a hybrid format, i.e. including screenings in cinemas. Check out all the places featuring our animated films this month.

The Roanne Animation Festival – Ciné Court Animé began on May the 3rd in France. Its competitive segment includes Jola Bańkowska's “Story”. On the following day, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film started in Germany. Four Polish animated films were invited to the festival – “Marbles” by Natalia Spychała, “Anemone Temple” by Justyna Pazdan, “You Are Overreacting” by Karina Paciorkowska, and “I'm Here” by Julia Orlik.  The last one will be shown together with Katarzyna Warzecha's “We Have One Heart” at the Les Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation in Canada.

Several festivals with plenty of Polish animated films are slated to begin in the middle of the month. During the Spanish Formentera Film – International Short Film Festival will get to see Mateusz Jarmulski's “The Hunt”, the MIAF 2020 Re-Animated will screen “Re-Cycle” by Mateusz Lenart, while the Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts will see “I'm Here” running for even more awards.

May is shaping up to be an excellent month for animation aficionados. Just on the 20th of May both the International Encounters Traverse in France and the Animatricks International Animation Festival are going to start. The French festival includes a screening of Karina Paciorkowska's “You Are Overreacting”, while the Finnish event has as many as seven Polish animated films. The contestants for its awards include “We Have One Heart” by Katarzyna Warzecha, Yelyzaveta Pysmak's “My Fat Arse and I”, Tomek Ducki's “Plantarium”, Izabela Plucińska's “Portrait of Suzanne”, Daria Kopiec's “Your Own Bullshit”, Natalia Durszewicz's "Portrait of the Woman"Anastazja Naumenko's, “We Hope You Won't Need To Come Back”, and Marta Koch's “Such a Beautiful Town”

Julia Orlik's latest animated film will also be present at the International Short Film Week Regensburg in Germany. “I'm Here” is going to be shown during the Vienna Shorts - International Short Film Festival alongside “The Moon” by Tomek Popakul. Orlik's popular and award-winning animated film won't miss the Framed Animation Festival. This Dutch festival is also going to feature a sizeable group of Polish animations. Tomek Ducki's “Plantarium”, Paulina Ziółkowska's “Bless You!” were both invited into its competition, and so did Yelyzaveta Pysmak's animated short “My Fat Arse and I” – screened also at the Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist».

There's also going to be an ample supply of Polish animated productions present at the Krakow Film Festival. You can read more about it here.

A complete list of festival screenings is available here.