still from "(((O)))", dir. Joanna Żybul

Play-off II

Competition screenings
For adults
Short films
07.30 PM


Competition films screening; film with the highest number of votes by the audience enters the International Competition

Such Miracles Do Happen, Barbara Rupik, Poland, 2023, 13’48’’

A still from an animated film. A group of deformed figures stands in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary. The figure is surrounded by candles and candles and is located in front of a small brick altar.

One day, all the statues in the area come to life. They leave the roadside shrines and pedestals and calmly set off straight ahead, all in the same direction. They do not even stop for a moment. People watch the phenomenon with growing anxiety. None of them knows why and where they go. Only a little girl with a boneless body marvels at the procession of the unusual figures with pure fascination. They walk without muscles, though they should not be able to walk. How strange!

Love Me True, Inés Sedan, France, 2023, 7’40’’

A still from an animated film. A woman with short, red hair, wearing a red striped dress, is sitting at a table. There are several glasses with colorful drinks on the table. There are figures of black rabbits around it.

Laurence is desperately looking for love. Advised by a friend, she connects to online dating sites to find her soulmate. She becomes addicted to her phone and to a toxic man.

Vercors, Lyonel Charmette, France, 2023, 19’40’’

A still from an animated film. A man in a black jacket and green pants sits on a man who is doing push-ups. Behind them are two tents and Christmas trees covered with snow.

In a remote camp on the edge of the Vercors mountains, five Resistance fighters, forgotten by their headquarters, struggle against boredom, frustration and a difficult day-to-day existence. By dint of inaction, Joseph, the new kid on the block, starts to stand up to his uncle in charge of the maquisards. Little by little, madness takes hold of Joseph and spreads to the others.

Think something nice, Claudius Gentinetta, Switzerland, 2022, 6’02’’

A still from an animated film. A man with a fishing rod in his hand stands in the middle of a small boat.

At the mercy of the dentist's chair, the protagonist cannot escape the confrontation with pain and the dregs of the miserable human condition. To distract himself, he takes refuge in a fantasised story of fishermen and the sea.

A kind of Testament, Stephen Vuillemin, France, 2023, 16’24’’

A still from an animated film. A woman with black hair, wearing a striped jacket, looks ahead. In the background, fragments of white birds resembling seagulls.

A young woman comes across animations on the Internet that have clearly been created from her private selfies. An unknown female with the same name confesses to identity theft. But death is quicker than the answer to the question: “Why?”

((O)), Joanna Żybul, Poland, 2022, 1’

A still from an animated film. Picture in blue and pink colors. The girl lies upside down on the couch, hanging her head and looking down. Around her there are fragments of a room that is a little messy.

Short story about the anticipation for a special delivery...

Mano, Toke Madsen, Denmark, 2023, 6’58’’

A still from an animated film. The man and the boy leave the room through the door. The man is holding a blue backpack, the boy is looking back.

Trapped in a neglectful family situation a protective older brother takes care of his younger sibling and confronts his absent mother, leading to a rash decision.

Holly Molly, Kamil Pośnik, Poland, 2022, 11’10’’

A still from an animated film. Black and white image. A woman with black hair looks out from behind metal cans and bottles.

The film looks at gender discrimination and the patriarchal family model of the 1960s. The main character, tired of the routine of life, turns to psychoactive drugs one day. This becomes the beginning of unexpected consequences and sheds light on the difficulties women had to face in those days under social pressure.