The graduation film by the graduate of Gdynia Film School, Grzegorz Mołda, is included in the main short film competition at the Film Festival in Cannes (Short Film Palme d'' or).

It is the second short feature film in the history of Polish cinema which will compete for the Golden Palm in Cannes, and the second one produced by Gdynia Film School. In 2013, such a success was achieved by Elżbieta Benkowska, the graduate of the first class of the Direction Department at Gdynia Film School, with her film "Olena."

"Time to Go"  was selected from among 4843 films submitted to the 70th Film Festival in Cannes by film-makers from all over the world. The film from Gdynia is included in the prestigious group of 9 best productions. Apart from it, films from Finland, France, Great Britain, Denmark, Greece, Iran, the United States, China, Colombia and Sweden will compete for the Golden Palm in the competition.

This year's Festival in Cannes starts on May 17. The winner of the short film competition will be selected by the international jury under the chairmanship of the Romanian director, Cristian Mungiu, the winner of last year's Golden Palm for his film "Graduation." The winner will be announced during the ceremonial gala at the Festival on May 28.

Grzegorza Mołda (b. 1993) graduated from Gdynia Film School in February 2017. Before direction, he studied ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Gdynia Film School was founded in January 2010 at the initiative of Wojciech Szczurek - the Mayor of Gdynia, Leszek Kopeć - the Director of Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Robert Gliński - director and scriptwriter, and Jerzy Rados - the originator and the implementer of the Pomeranian Film Workshops. It is the first film school in Northern Poland which has a two-year course at Direction Department. One semester includes up to 700 hours of classes. Enrollment takes place every two years. Currently, students of the fourth year study at Gdynia Film School. Graduation films by the first two classes (2013 and 2015) won a total of over 70 awards at national and international film festivals and over 200 nominations.

More information on the official website of the Festival in Cannes.

source: Gdynia Film School