still from the movie "Cryptozoo"

Cryptozoo dir. Dash Shaw

For adults
Full-lenght films

Before the screening, we invite you to the premiere of the music video, to the song from the new album, by Jarosław "Bisz" Jaruszewski - poet and rapper from Bydgoszcz, and a short meeting with the artists. The entry is free of charge, and it will take place in Kino Orzeł.

The owners of Cryptozoo set out in search of a baku, a legendary hybrid creature that feeds on dreams. During the journey, they begin to wonder whether these rare mythical creatures, being captured, should live in the zoo, or whether they should remain in the wild, living in hiding. 

Awards and Festivals

  • 2021 - Sundance Film Festival – NEXT Innovator Award
  • 2021 - Berlin International Film Festival, Germany – Generation 14plus  Special Mention
  • 2021 - Fantasia Film Festival – the best full-length animation
  • 2021 - International Animated Film Festival in Annecy, France – nomination in the Best Film category;
  • 2021 - Athens International Film Festival, Greece - nomination for Best Film
  • 2021 - International Festival of Independent Cinema in Buenos Aires, Argentina - nomination in the Best Film category in the international competition
  • 2021 - Champs-Élysées Film Festival, Paris, France – Special Mention of the Jury in the category of American feature films
  • 2021 - Award of the Film Critics Association in Detroit, USA - best animated film
  • 2021 - FICUNAM UNAM International Film Festival, Mexico – nomination in the international competition
  • 2021 - Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey, – nomination in the category of the best animated film
  • 2021 - International Fantastic Film Festival in Neuchâtel, Switzerland – honorable mention in the category of the best feature film
  • 2021 - Catalan International Film Festival in Sitges, Catalonia – nomination in the best film category
  • 2021 - International Animated Film Festival in Zagreb, Croatia – nomination for the main prize
  • 2021 - Florida Film Festival, USA – nomination for the Jury Award
  • 2022 - Independent Spirit Film Awards, Santa Monica, USA - nomination for the John Cassavetes Award
  • 2022 - ICSA International Award - nomination in the category of best animated film

Dash Shaw

Dash Shaw was born on April 6, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, but grew up and currently lives in Richmond, Virginia. He is the illustrator of many graphic novels, such as BodyWorld, Doctors, Bottomless Belly Button, Clue: Candlestick , and the forthcoming Discipline in the New York Review of Comics. His debut film, as a screenwriter and director, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (starring Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph and Susan Sarandon) premiered at the main New York Film Festival. The film was also shown at the Berlinale in 2017. Since then, he has been working on his second feature film Cryptozoo, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2021.

Samples of his work can be seen on the



  • 2012 – Seraph; director (animation) 
  • 2013 – My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea; director (comedy) 
  • 2021 – Cryptozoo; director (drama)