FOCUS ON POLAND AT SICAF FESTIVAL IN KOREA
This Wednesday Seoul International Cartoon Animation Festival begins in Korea. One of the special events organized by the Festival will be Focus on Poland.
SICAF Festival is one of the most important animation film festivals in the world. This year festival's honored guest is Poland.
Focus on Poland will be held on 27th of July. Its program includes contemporary Polish animations such as "Beach" by Paweł Prewencki, "Afternoon" by Izabela Plucińska, "A Documentary Film" by Marcin Podolec, "Ab Ovo" by Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, "Danse Macabre" by Małgorzata Rżanek, "Toto" by Zbigniew Czapla, "Summer 2014" by Wojciech Sobczyk, "Domestication" by Sylwia Gaweł and "Pencilless Case" by Magdalena Pilecka, as well as film retrospectives of this year's laureates of the Dragon of Dragons award at the Krakow Film Festival - Witold Giersz and Daniel Szczechura.
Polish focus is a part of the POLISH DOCS / POLISH ANIMATIONS INTERCONTINENTAL project which is coordinated by the Krakow Film Foundation with the support from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The event marks the 70th anniversary of Polish Animation.
"Loving Vincent" by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman was chosen the opening film of the Festival. As many as four Polish films have entered the competition: "Locus" by Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, "Pussy" by Renata Gąsiorowska, "Ink Meets Blank" by Tymon Albrzykowski and "Oh Mother!" by Paulina Ziółkowska.
The Krakow Film Foundation will be represented in Korea by its president Krzysztof Gierat. The Festival will be also attended by the film director Zbigniew Czapla, who will give his master class on July 28, and Dorota Kobiela, one of the authors of "Loving Vincent" animation.
The 21st edition of the Korean Festival will last till July 30. More information can be found at the Festival website.