GRAND PRIX OF THE FESTIVAL GLAS ANIMATION FOR MARTA PAJEK!
At the recently finished American festival GLAS Animation, the main award went to Marta Pajek for her film "Impossible Figures and Other Stories II."
GLAS Animation (GLobal Animation Syndicate) is a non-profit organisation, run by animators for animators. The mission of the festival is to foster and promote art and animation through education. In the films, the organisers look for new, fresh and independent expressions. This year, two Polish films: "Impossible Figures and Other Stories II" by Marta Pajek and "Black" by Tomasz Popakul were included in the short film competition. The festival was held from March 2-5 in Berkley, California. The Grand Prix of the festival was given to the talented Marta Pajek.
"Impossible Figures and Other Stories II" is the second part of the triptych based on the idea of impossible figures, that is, figures which can be drawn, but whose existence in reality is impossible. The animated series by the author is a statement on the role of women defined in three dimensions - starting from the most intimate one - such as home and family to the wider social context. The third part of the triptych "Impossible Figures and Other Stories" with the working title "Strip-tease" was given production props from Polish Film Institute. The production starts in autumn. The producer of the triptych by Marta Pajek is the animated film studio Animoon from Warsaw.
Marta Pajek is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where she completed her studies at Jerzy Kucia's Animated Film Studio. Her films, among others, "Next Door" and "Sleepincord" were shown at numerous festivals in Poland and abroad. Her works were also exhibited in contemporary art galleries.