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Jahr

International Competition Short Film 2021
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Crumbs of Life Katarzyna Miechowicz
This wild, imaginative thriller in analogue cut-out technique – in the best Polish animation film tradition of the Łódź Film School – offers plenty of room for interpretation.
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Crumbs of Life

Okruszki życia
Katarzyna Miechowicz
International Competition Short Film 2021
Animated Film
Poland
2020
7 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Katarzyna Miechowicz
Agata Golanska
Maciej Reguła
Katarzyna Miechowicz
Katarzyna Miechowicz
Piotr Baryła
Anna Obara
Piotr Baryła
Katarzyna Miechowicz

Spitting ponies, a cursed TV reporter and a hairy giant who is lovingly combed by his brunette girlfriend while she develops inexplicable fears about her own foot. This will later literally be shot off – the foot, not the boyfriend! A faceless man is also there – acting in alliance with the ponies. This colourful, ominous animated thriller made in analogue cut-out technique addresses states of anxiety, masochistic fights and media criticism. Perhaps.

Borjana Gaković
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Witty
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
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I’m Here

Jestem tutaj
Julia Orlik
International Competition Short Film 2020
Animated Film
Poland
2020
15 minutes
Polish
subtitles: 
English

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Julia Orlik
Agata Golanska
Marta Swietek
Julia Orlik
Julia Orlik
Julia Orlik
Aleksandra Rosset
Bogdan Klat

She is the centre of attention, but exhausted by life. An old woman in her final days, bedridden and too weak to speak to her husband and daughter. Her selfhood fades away while in the care of her relatives, who have problems of their own. But Julia Orlik brings the woman back into the foreground with her minimalist concept and touching puppet design.

André Eckardt
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Small Worlds, Big People
Sinn und Sein
Family Ties
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Impossible Figures and Other Stories I

Figury niemożliwe i inne historie I
Marta Pajek
International Competition Short Film 2021
Animated Film
Poland,
Canada
2021
16 minutes
Polish
subtitles: 
English

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Marta Pajek
Piotr Szczepanowicz
Grzegorz Wacławek
Maral Mohammadian
Luce Grosjean
Marta Pajek
Marta Pajek
Marta Pajek
Aleksandra Gryka
Alex Boya
Michał Jankowski
Piotr Knop

Marta Pajek (digitally) created a complex, atmospheric universe – with minimalist means and yet rich in detail. References to contemporary history meet visions of an intuited, dystopian future. We are made aware of (our own) transience in subtle, but almost brutal ways. Ageing bodies, ageing ideas. In the end, the grande dame of Polish cinema, actor Anna Polony, sings: “… when will we ever learn?”

Borjana Gaković
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
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Light Years

Lata świetlne
Monika Proba
International Competition Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
Poland
2021
28 minutes
Russian,
Polish
subtitles: 
English

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Monika Proba
Ewa Jastrzebska
Jerzy Kapuscinski
Magdalena Borowiec
Tatiana Matysiak
Daria Zienowicz
Katarzyna Wilk
Zvika Gregory Portnoy
Adriana Fernández Castellanos
Lucyna Wielopolska-Lorenc
Monika Proba
Monika Proba

Witali and Łukasz have graduated from the Orthodox seminary. To take up priesthood, they must either start a family or become monks. But the two friends prefer to live for the moment, to muse, philosophize and sing. The camera looks on, full of empathy, giving the two men space and time to face their situation. A documentary observation turns into a thriller: Can their tender friendship withstand religious obligations and family expectations?

Anke Leweke
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Sense and Being
Family Ties