Short Waves Festival 2016 (EN)


Thursday, March 17, 2016, 7.15 p.m.

The 8th edition of the Short Waves Festival which will take place on Thursday, March 17th at 7.15 p.m. Short Waves is a nationwide short film competition which takes place in more than 30 destinations in Poland and Krakow among others.

Short Waves Festival will take you on a passionate journey through picturesque land of Polish short films. Seven stops are planned for our journey and they mark the finest and the most stimulating short films of the past year. The Domestic Seven is curated by Kaja Klimek.

The cinema audiences will chose one winner who will recieve the award of 7 000 PLN.

All films will be screened in Polish with English subtitles.

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(total running time - 95’)

dir. Marcin Podolec, Poland 2015, 6’55’’ (animation)

IFF Etiuda & Anima 2015: Student Jury Award
Lodz Film School Student Film Festival Łodzią po Wiśle: Best Animated Short Film

A day in the life of a 60-year-old inhabitant of a small town in the province. Daily activities of a man, such as drinking coffee and calling his children, are interspersed with his memories and reflections.

dir. Szymon Kapeniak, Poland 2015, 32’00’’ (fiction)

Gdynia Film Festival 2015: The Ewa Kamirska Award for the Best Film in the Short Film Competition
International Short Film Festival żubrOFFka 2015: Best Cinematography

Romek, Stach and Woody work illegally in an ailing steelworks. Romek gets into a passionate affair and decides to leave the job. His feelings become a pretext for altering his life, but that does not suit his friends.

Daniel Spaleniak - BACK HOME feat. Katarzyna Kowalczyk
dir. Weronika Izdebska, Poland 2016, 4’33’’ (music video)

Expanse. Cool, crisp air, foaming waves washing ashore, a thin line of unattainable horizon in the place where clouds reach the ground. What are you looking for?

dir. Paulina Skibińska Poland 2015, 14’25’’ (documentary)

Sundance Film Festival 2015: Short Film Special Jury Award for Visual Poetry
Camden IFF 2015: Camden Cartel Award for Best Short

A creative image of a search action played out in two worlds - on an ice desert and under the water. The film is narrated from the point of view of the diver stepping into the ice-world and ordinary people waiting ashore.

dir. Miłosz Sakowski, Poland 2015, 30’00’’ (fiction)

Sopot Film Festival 2015 - International Short Film Competition World Shorts & Short Anima: Main Prize
Gdynia Film Festival 2015 - Young Cinema Competition: Special Jury Award
Opolskie lamy FF 2015: Grand Prix in the Short Film Competition & Audience Award
Tom needs money. He decides to cheat an elderly woman using the “grandchild” tactic. When it seems that everything goes according to plan, the woman unmasks the impostor and locks him in the apartment. The woman proposes a deal that intertwines their lives in an unexpected way.

dir. Ewa Smyk, Poland 2015, 4’29’’ (animation)

This stop-motion tells a story of a traditional wedding proposal in the village Dobrowoda in Podlasie, taking place in the 1950s and the 1960s. The scenario was based on a portion of a diary belonging to Nicholas Smyk - the author's grandfather. The Deal is a personal reflection on the memory of the family.

Jacek Sienkiewicz - DRIFTING
dir. Michał Marczak, Poland 2015, 4’54’’ (music video)

Drifting is a trip to a place where music puts souls in an ecstatic trance, where nobody cares about the reality. The clip is a part of Michal Marczak’s feature film All the sleepless nights, which was awarded at Sundance festival for best direction of a documentary film.

16 PLN
14 PLN (discount)

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