Focus: Experiment is a competition for filmmakers who are looking for new forms of storytelling, contradicting logic, broken patterns and changing of the composition rules. As a result of their experiments, unique productions arise that help us look at our world from a whole new perspective.


Sirens, dir. Ilaria Di Carlo (Germany) 2022, 13’, 13+
An experimental documentary that captures Germany’s coal-fired power plants in their final years. A journey through industrial wastelands recalls Ulysses’s passage. Film awarded at Torino Film Festival. Polish premiere.



Through the Deep West, dir. Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro (Brazil) 2022, 15’, 15+
Luquinha and his friends try to save a lost horse. A film with amateur actors based on true stories from residents of the outskirts of Assis. Film awarded at San Paulo ISFF. Polish premiere.


Tanaka’s Diary, dir. Filip Jacobson (Poland, Germany) 2021, 23’, 15+
A Japanese couple recalls a tour around Europe from 1969. Their story is illustrated by authentic footage recorded by tourists and a private journal, which is read out off-screen. Who was its author and what did this journey mean to him? Film presented at KFF.


Wrought, dir. Joel Penner, Anna Sigrithur (Canada) 2022, 19’, 13+
A stunning visual exploration of matter in various states of microbial transformation begs fundamental questions about human cultures’ complicated relationships with other species. Film awarded at INFF.


Reprise, dir. Kenji Ouellet (Germany) 2021, 23’, 18+
An experiment combines all types of plot twists and nonlinear narrative styles found in cinema in one short film, whose ending leads seamlessly to its beginning. Film awarded at Cinalfama Lisbon IFF. Polish premiere.


Nov 25 2023


17:00 - 18:40


10.00 PLN

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Cinema, Centre for Culture in Lublin
Peowiaków 12
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