In several short animations, the authors discuss topics ranging from global to very personal ones. They combine animation with documentary and music, as well as talk about the world we know and the one they invented. Sometimes the realism is shocking, more often it is an accurate metaphor. The animated world is worth exploring.
Screening curator: Emilia Rusin
Town Hall Square, dir. Christian Kaufmann (Germany) 2023, 9’, 13+
Bernard works in a ticket booth at the Town Hall Square subway station. One day, a little tiger shows up and turns his orderly life upside down. Film presented at Chicago IFF. Polish premiere.
Misaligned, dir. Marta Magnuska (Poland) 2022, 7’, 15+
The woman and the man live under one roof, but do not care for each other. Everything changes when their everyday life begins to accelerate. Film awarded at DOK Leipzig.
Loaded Hash Pipe, dir. Kamil Wójcik (Poland) 2022, 3’, 16+
Music video for Hiob Dylan’s song. A sentimental journey to youthful memories, where everything seemed easier, simple things gave joy, and sitting on a bench with your friends was not unusual.
The Stranger, dir. Jihye Jung (Republic of Korea) 2022, 4’, 15+
Hands are delivered to people every morning. Their types determine people’s everyday work. Film awarded with Irish Animation Award. Polish premiere.
Her Own Truth, dir. Agnieszka Kruczek (Poland) 2023, 10’, 13+
A mother and a daughter go to Germany for three months in the fall of 1981, but martial law changes their plans. Film presented at Animator IAFF.
La Passante, dir. Hannah Letaif (France) 2022, 18’, 15+
A trapped woman wants to set herself free. She begins a journey that turns out to be a nightmare. Film presented at Annecy IAFF. Polish premiere.
Once War Is Over, dir. Simone Massi (Italy) 2022, 5’, 15+
A world without war is just another utopia that we cannot wait for any longer. Polish premiere.
Well Wishes My Love, Your Love, dir. Gabriel Gabriel Garble (Malaysia) 2022, 9’, 13+
A boy borrows a prosthetic arm and attaches a miniature camera to it to capture a unique perspective on the world. Film presented at Sundance FF.
Swallow Flying to the South, dir. Mochi Lin (USA) 2022, 18’, 15+
Spring 1976, 5-year-old Swallow is abandoned at a public boarding preschool in central Beijing. When the persimmons are ripe, Swallow masters how to cry, but doesn’t forget how to fly. Film awarded at Osaka AFF.
In the Upper Room, dir. Alexander Gratzer (Hungary) 2022, 8’, 15+
Every season a young mole visits his blind grandfather, who lives deep underground in a comfortably decorated burrow. As the two grow older their relationship becomes more intense. Film presented at Animafest Zagreb.
Pedestrian Crossings, dir. Janek Koza (Poland) 2021, 2’, 13+
Music video for the song of the group Sobotni Rosol. We pass people on the street, but we are becoming more and more invisible to each other.