Animation ”Bless You!” by Paulina Ziółkowska received special mention at the 68th International Film Festival in Berlin.

The 68th International Film Festival took place in Berlin between February 15-25. Animation "Bless You!" by Paulina Ziółkowska was presented with special mention of the Berlinale Generation 14plus section. Generation is a section at Berlinale Festival devoted to feature and short films made for young audience. This year 65 films from 39 countries were presented in the section competitions.

The film was produced by the Łódź Film School. "Bless You!" tells a story of people waiting at the bus stop on a sunny day. Suddenly more and more people start to sneeze. The epidemic breaks out. Amidst the sneezing chaos it turns out the worst is to get sick of yourself.

Paulina Ziółkowska was born in 1988 in Wrocław, Poland. In 2007 she started art history studies at University of Wrocław, in 2008 graphic design at the Academy of Art and Design also in Wrocław, and in 2011 animation at Łódź Film School.