In the Fokus: Animation competition, there are 8 films with Poland’s representation which is extremely strong this year. The enormous freedom that animation gives the authors has been fully used to create expressive, artistic cinema. Each of the films was made in a different technique, has a different aesthetic and covers a different subject. Each of them is original and tells about significant things in an interesting way.
We finish issuing tickets 30 minutes before the screening or when there are no more left.
Due to the distributor’s decision, the film “Story” cannot be shown online.


At First Sight, dir. Sjaak Rood (Netherlands) 2018, 16’

A man and a woman drive straight towards one another. They’re both too stubborn to give up to the other.

Film awarded at PSIAF. Polish premiere.





Marbles, dir. Natalia Spychała (Poland) 2019, 5’

Hypnotizing pendulum sets a particular mechanism in motion. A figure appearing fragmentarily, space and a variety of objects form a rhythmic system of mutual dependence. Sound interweaves with image, creating music of repetitive events. What is the cause and what is the effect?

Silver Award at O!PLA and Special Mention at StopTrik IFF.




Strong Independent Space, dir./Dominik Krakowiak (Poland) 2018, 11’

Story about a husband and wife separated by huge distance, space and time. While living on two different surfaces they have to confront the reality surrounding them trying to find the meaning of the vague situation they have been thrown into.

Film presented at WFF.




Year, dir. Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska (Poland) 2018, 12’

A graphic and sound diary, created from the everyday paper garbage and cigarette packages of one chain smoker, accumulated by one collector within six years. The film is dedicated to the memory of Marek Serafinski, an animation filmmaker and producer, privately the director’s husband.

Film awarded e.g. at IAFF Animator and Etiuda&Anima IFF.




My Galactic Twin Galaction, dir. Sasha Svirsky (Russian Federation) 2020, 7’

Good and evil, utopia and dystopia, narrative and post narrative collide in a mortal battle to entertain the audience.

Film presented at Annecy IAFF and Berlinale. Polish premiere.





Purpleboy, dir. Alexandre Siqueira (Portugal) 2019, 14’

Oscar is a child who sprouts in his parents garden. Nobody knows his biological sex, but he claims the masculine gender. One day Oscar experiences an extraordinary yet painful adventure in an authoritarian and oppressive world. Will he manage to have the identity recognition he desires so much?

Film presented e.g. at Animafest Zagreb.




Last Supper, dir. Piotr Dumała (Poland) 2019, 13’

A drama based around a group of men seated at a table, moving to the rhythm of modern music for a string quartet, or: the Last Supper of Jesus and the Twelve Apostles.

Film awarded at IAFF Animator, presented at Ottawa IAF and Animafest Zagreb.




Story, dir. Jolanta Bańkowska (Poland) 2019, 5’

A sequence of stories – a popular function in many social media platforms – shows an ironic interpenetration of everyday life and the digital world. We see people who are lonely, lost or even indifferent about reality that surrounds them.

Film presented e.g. at Berlinale and Annecy IFF.

Due to the distributor’s decision, the film cannot be shown online.


Nov 27 2020


20:00 - 21:25

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