Sunshine, high temperatures, sometimes a light rain – just the things to hide from in a cinema armchair. There will be plenty of opportunities, as the festival season is just beginning and Polish animated short films, among others, will benefit from it. In June, our films will be shown mainly at European festivals, but there will also be screenings in the United States. Be sure to check out where you can see Polish animated productions this month.

As many as ten Polish shorts were included in the program of the French Festival International du Film d'Aubagne – Music & Cinema. There are also Polish animated films among the invited productions. The French audience could see “The Windows of That House” by Urszula Domańska, “Portrait of Suzanne” by Izabela Plucińska, “Squaring the Circle” by Karolina Specht, “Tango of Longing" by Marta Szymańska, “Such A Beautiful Town” by Marta Koch,“Guilt” by Marcjanna Urbańska, and “You Are Overreacting” by Karina Paciorkowska.

The Prague Short Film Festival will last almost the entire month of June. The competition section of the transferred event includes “Acid Rain” by Tomek Popakul. The animator's newer production, “The Moon”, will have a chance to win prizes at the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb. During the Croatian festival, the audience will also get the chance to see Katarzyna Agopsowicz's “Prince in a Pastry Shopi”, Mateusz Jarmulski's “The Visit” , Daria Kopiec's “Your Own Bullshit”, and “I'm Here” by Julia Orlik. The latter two titles will also meet in the competition of the Brooklyn Film Festival in the US.

During the Croatian World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb's competition it will be possible to see “Dog's Field” by Michalina Musialik, “Thre Jumps to Happiness” by Artur Hanaj, "Good NIght Neighbour" by Rozalia Las and – out of competition – “Five Minutes Older” by Sara Szymańska.  In the north of Europe, during the Norwegian Short Film Festival Competition, “My Fat Arse and I” by Yelyzaveta Pysmak will be competing for awards.

The Tribeca Film Festival starts on June 9. Joanna Dudek's “Ashes” is in the short film competition there. The 24th edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival begins two days after the New York festival. The programme of the Chinese event includes Julia Orlik's animated film. “I'm Here” will also be shown at the Swiss Festival du Film d'Animation de Savigny. 

This month will also see one of the most important festivals devoted entirely to animation. Traditionally, Polish films won't miss Annecy. Tomek Popakul's “The Moon”, Julia Siuda's “Fury”, Karolina Kajetanowicz's “Green”, Justyna Pazdan's “Anemone Temple”, Sylwia Zawiła's “The Place”, Zbigniew Czapla's “On Time”, and Marek Skrobecki's “Babies and Bear ‘Balloons’” have been invited to the competitions. 

In the second half of June, “My Fat Arse and I” will get yet another shot at winning awards. Yelyzaveta Pysmak's film has albo been included in the competition of the Czech Anifilm. Our southern neighbours will also see “I'm Here” by Julia Orlik, “Your Own Bullshit” by Daria Kopiec, “Anemone Temple” by Justyna Pazdan and – out-of-competition – “Się zjada” by Edyta Adamczak. 

Our animations will also be present at the Palm Springs International ShortFest. “I'm Here” by Julia Orlik, “Your Own Bullshit” by Daria Kopiec, and “We Have One Heart” by Katarzyna Warzecha have all been invited to its competition. 

A full list of festival screenings is available here.