SHORT WAVES Festival de Cortos Polacos
2012 marks the fourth time Polish Short Film Festival SHORT WAVES will travel across cinemas and venues of the world. Between 12th and 28th of April Short Waves will visit over 30 polish cities, as well as few selected ones abroad (Berlin, Dublin, Helsinki, London, Porto, Prague, among others).
Main goal of the Festival - organised by Ad Arte Foundation - is to present and promote Polish short films. There are no restrictions on film genre, subject or style. This year the programme consists of 10 shorts carefully selected from over 220 applications. Among them are narratives, documentaries, animations, experimental films and music videos.
The audience in all participating cities will have a chance to vote for the best film. The Grand Prix winner will be awarded with 2 500 EUR. There will also be a special Short Waves PRO award of 1 250 EUR, assigned by the special jury of experts.
Get on the wave with Short Waves!
1. EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT PLACE / WSZYSTKO W PORZĄDKU
Dir. Filip Lisowski / 2011 / 11'
An orderly boy, his birthday and the prose of life: dust, dirty dishes, mess. A subtle story of friendship and obsessions. For the last 2 minutes of the film the hero shakes his head.
Dir. Alan Kępski / 2012 / 4'
Transgression of body, metamorphosis of image, morphology of hair. Starring: eccentric fashion blogger Coco Mayaki.
3. SLEEPINCORD / SNĘPOWINA
Dir. Marta Pajek / 2011 / 14'
An animation from the border of a dream and consciousness. About difficulties with getting up in the morning, an uneaten borsch and the titular sleepincord – the wire connecting amniotic fluid of dreams with placenta of reality.
4. THE CONVERSATION / ROZMOWA
Dir. Piotr Sułkowski / 2011 / 17'
A documentary story of a young woman on a prison pass. The whole universe of new feelings and emotions awaits her. Unusual narrative method is the contribution of both the director and the heroine.
5. LEGLESS ANIMAL / ZWIERZĘ BEZ NOGI (FISZ EMADE)
Dir. Jakub Drobczyński, Tymon Tykwiński / 2011 / 4'
Polish rappers Fisz and Emade follow the Beastie Boys and... retire. An elderly walk through the city set to the bouncing rhythm of hip-hop.
6. THE STRONGWOMAN / SIŁACZKA
Dir. Aleksander Pawluczuk / 2012 / 7'
A documentary about a strong woman – literally and figuratively. The heroine – Dorota Jadczak – doesn't lose her charm, even when flexing her muscles.
Dir. Małgorzata Grygierczyk / 2011 / 1'
Moving pictures? A moment of concentration. Have a look and you might see.
Dir. Przemysław Adamski, Katarzyna Kijek / 2011 / 7'
With your ear against the wall it's easy to mishear. A short story about noises invading human's life. Comically visualised sounds become a part of visible reality.
9. DRIVING SCHOOL / NAUKA JAZDY
Dir. Emi Mazurkiewicz / 2011 / 13'
A power struggle in the closed space of the parent's car. Three sisters and one steering wheel. Tension, conflicts, hidden aggression, fear of rejection and love. In short: family.
10. CROSSWORD OF THE DAY / KRZYŻÓWKA DNIA (BRODKA)
Dir. Krzysztof Skonieczny / 2011 / 4'
Kaleidoscope of animation: various techniques and artists, dynamic montage. Polish singer Monika Brodka solves the crossword.