The POLISH ANIMATION FESTIVAL “O!PLA”, meaning:” Oh! Polish Animation “, has been running since 2013. Its objectives are to promote the work of Polish animators, both at home (O! PLA INNOVATION) and abroad (O!PLA ACROSS THE BORDERS), by means of special screenings for viewers of all ages, lectures, meetings with creators and animation workshops.
The first edition of the festival in 2013 took place in 21 cities. By 2017, the festival was screening in 61 cities, from the Baltic Sea to the Tatra Mountains. The programme is selected by “the biggest jury in the world” – the Polish Audience – which last year was over 6000 people. Kino is delighted to be presenting the 2018 special selection of O!Pla award-winners.
Advisory Cert 15
Tuesday 27th November, NIAMOS Screen 1, Chichester Street, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU
Repeat screening Friday 30th Nov at 2pm – Partisan, 19 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester M4 4FY
CARROT FIELD [MARCHEWKOWE POLE]
Dir: Kacper Zamarło, Prod: Studio Xanf
Poland, 2016, 16 min, NO DIALOGUE
A lonely 7-year-old boy, rejected and ridiculed by his peers, decides to build a snowman as a “substitute” friend. But soon events take a dangerous turn… 3rd Place in the Professional Category
HOW THE BLACK HOLE BEGINS [BAJKA O POWSTANIU CZARNEJ DZIURY]
Dir: Karolina Gołębiowska, Prod: Academy of Art in Szczecin
Poland, 2017, 4 min 26 min, ENGLISH SUBTITLES
After consuming some mysterious food, Rulon the dog starts to fly. He decides to fulfil his dreams and fly off into space, where he encounters a sea of sweets. He cannot control his appetite… 3rd Place in the School Category.
Dir. Marcin Ożóg | music: Paśko & Zespół Co To
Poland, 2018, 4 min 49 sec, LYRICS IN POLISH
3rd Place in Animated Music Videos Category.
WITH THE ARTIST’S KIND PERMISSION [DZIĘKI UPRZEJMOŚCI ARTYSTY]
Dir / Prod: Piotr Bosacki
CAT TOY [ZABAWKA]
Dir: Fabian Kowalczuk, Prod: UMCS
Poland, 2017, 55 sec, NO DIALOGUE
Animated epigram about a playful cat. 3rd Place in the Animated Epigrams Category.
STRANGE CASE [DZIWNY PRZYPADEK]
Dir: Zbigniew Czapla, Prod: Warsztat Filmowy
Dir: Wojciech Ostrycharz, Music: Lion Shephered
Poland / Spain, 2017, 5 min 05 sec, LYRICS IN ENGLISH
2nd Place in Animated Music Videos Category.
Dir: Maciej Dydyński, Music: LASY
Poland, 2017, 3 min 08 sec, NO DIALOGUE
A music video inspired by the form and movement of liquids and micro scale. Just look inside the aquarium to see the cosmos. 2nd Place in the Experimental Category.
IF YOU CAN…
Dir: Hanna Rybak, Prod: UMCS
OH MOTHER! [O MATKO!]
Dir: Paulina Ziółkowska, Prod: FUMI Studio / Film School in Lodz
Poland, 2017, 12 min 15 sec, NO DIALOGUE
An examination of the relationship between an overprotective mother and her son. A playful game of constant changes in social and family roles, age and size, the film tries to answer the question who is truly the adult and what does it mean. 1st Place in the Professional Category.
COME ON KASIA – IT WON’T HARM YOU! [NO WEŹ KASIA, CO CI SZKODZI?]
Dir: Aleksandra Filipowicz & Konrad Ożgo, Prod: PJATK
Dir: Łukasz Rusinek | Music: Gooral
STARDUST [GWIEZDNY PYŁ]
Dir: Elena Volozneva, Prod: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
Poland, 2018, 2 min 05 sec, NO DIALOGUE
Iron powder mixed with car oil, manipulated by means of a neodymium magnet placed under the animation table. The effect has been perfectly synchronized with electronic music. 1st Place in the Experimental Category.
WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER EVER FEED PIGEONS [DLACZEGO PRZENIGDY NIE DOKARMIAĆ GOŁĘBI]
Dir / Prod: Agnieszka Świętek