A week ago ended the festival Athens Animfest, at which the film by Marcin Podolec won the special award.
Marta Pajek's animation received the press award for best short film at ANIMA - the Brussels Animation Film Festival.
Cinema is still full of prejudice and discrimination, things which the world should have got rid of a long time ago. They are still very real and visible for racial minorities and women and the protagonists of films are usually white men. If women appear in films, they are often in the kitchen or in the bedroom. The #metoo campaign and the selective policy of award giving prove that the film industry is still not free from this issue.
Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Festival begins exactly in one week. Eight films from Polish female directors were included in the programme, while one of the directors even made a trailer promoting this year's edition of the festival.
20th Festival International du Film d'Aubagne, France
dir. Paulina Ziółkowska
10th Roanne animation short film festival – Ciné court animé, France
dir. Marcin Podolec
15th Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey
dir. Marta Magnuska
43th Hong Kong International Film Festival, China
dir. Tomasz Popakul