Fot. Still from "Candela", dir. Marc Riba, Anna Solanas

International Competition II

Short films
Competition screenings
5 PM


After 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 artist. The entry is free of charge, and it will take place in Kino Orzeł.

Candela / Candle, Marc Riba, Anna Solanas, Spain 2020, 11’40’’

Mrs. Candela spends the last days of her life in a dying suburb of a big city.

Airborne, Andrzej Jobczyk, Poland 2021, 7’36’’

Airborne is a surreal animation that connects the world of flying machines with the kingdom of flora and fauna. Engrossed in the fight, an airplane pilot loses his target which leads to tragedy. The plane crashes into the crown of a tree. The tragic ending turns out to open a new stage in history. At the scene of the accident a new life is awakened and now it has to solve the mystery of its origin. Airborne is a story about passion, its roots and what we have to lose to be born again.

Wizyta / The Visit, Mateusz Jarmulski, Poland 2021, 7’23’’

African tropical forest. A dark figure escapes through the thicket. The hunters’ screams are getting louder and louder. The eyes of the prey shine in her dark face. She is a female chimpanzee and she' breathing heavily, as she tries to escape through the jungle. The frightened animal reaches a beautiful colonial villa and goes inside. As she leaves her natural environment, she will be faced with a dilemma. The Visit asks a question about where humanity begins.

Mor visste ingenting / Mother didn't know, Anita Killi, Norway 2020, 11’16’’

This is a poetic fable about a young depressed girl. Someone who wants to be invisible, cares for her and help by sacrificing a Robin with a broken wing.

Reduction, Réka Anna Szakály, Hungary 2021, 10’56’’

Two girls live together along the post-apocalyptic coast, both sharing the same goal of reaching the other side in hopes of a better life. However, when a mysterious character enters the life of one, a chain of irreversible events begins. Relationships fall apart along with the very world around them.

Ronde de nuit / The Night Watch, Julien Regnard, France 2020, 12’20’’

A couple rushes out of a glamorous party. On their way home, an argument leads to a brutal car accident. When George regains consciousness, Christina has disappeared. He will then experience a real descent into hell.

Je me gratte / Self Scratch, Chenghua Yang, France 2020, 8’58’’

Following a break-up, Wen sinks into melancholy. She can't talk to anyone and therefore talks to herself a lot. By understanding that it is not the love she has lost but her confidence, she will be able to reconcile with herself and feel ready to love again.

Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic, Paul Bush, Denmark 2021, 6’51’’

An animated extravaganza of plastic collected from beaches, roadsides, attics and junk shops. This is an elegy to a love affair that has gone sour, a fond farewell to that most beautiful material that has enslaved our planet – plastic. This six-minute experimental film is a development of Paul Bush’s pioneering technique of animated photographs and stop frame animation of objects.