36th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2020
11 November - 13 December 2020


PA 01 Focus on: Poland Special

Following decades of decline and neglect, Polish cinema has experienced a sort or rebirth over the past fifteen years and now represents one of the most exciting places for filmmaking in the world. So it is that the country not only stands for a long tradition of animated film – it has also become home to a new generation of filmmakers that are pushing at the boundaries of this format. At the same time, Polish cinema is nearly second-to-none in its capacity to react to social and political upheavals – here special mention should also be made of the Polish short film and its purposeful and incisive statements.

To what extent are Polish filmmakers taking up current developments in their work? What challenges are already present in the production process? With this year’s Focus on Poland, Polish filmmakers will attempt to provide answers and raise many further questions while inviting the audience to enter into a shared conversation.

With Anna Huth, Piotr Rosolowski, Michał Hudzikowski and Marta Świętek. The discussion will be moderated by Izabela Plucinska. She is a film director for Animation and graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz and Film Animation of the Cinematography Department at the Lodz Film School. Currently she is a teacher at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, at the same time she is working at her own production company, ClayTraces.

Anna Huth
Assistant professor at the Kieslowski Film School, University of Silesia in Poland. She owns a small production and distribution company Film ab based in Berlin.

Piotr Rosolowski
Director, cinematographer and documentary film author, whose works include “Rabbit a la Berlin”, “Domino Effect”, “The Prince and the Dybbuk”, which won awards at numerous renowned film festivals.

Michał Hudzikowski
He promotes Polish films on the international and Polish festival circuits. At present, he works for Munk Studio, which operates within the structures of the Polish Filmmakers Association. The studio produces debut shorts and full-length films made by young Polish talents.

Marta Świętek
Promotion specialist, working for Krakow Film Foundation since 2012. In KFF Sales & Promotion she is in charge of the festival distribution of Polish shorts. She also co-organizes industry events at the Krakow Film Festival.

All events are free of charge and held in English. The events will take place online and the Zoom link is available by registration via interforum@interfilm.de.

12.11.20, 18:00h, Online Event / Please register via interforum@interfilm.de

Focus on: Poland Special
Focus on: Poland Special


With the friendly support of KFF Sales & Promotion

Focus on: Poland Special


With the friendly support of Polish Shorts