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Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School Named Best Animation School at Animafest Zagreb 2020

Three films from the school were selected for the student films competition including ‘Marbles,’ ‘Portrait of a Woman,’ and ‘The Little Soul.’

The World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb 2020 student film competition selection committee has announced The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź as the recipient of the the Best Animation School Award. The selection committee, which included Daniel Šuljić, Katrin Novaković and Milivoj Popović, issued the following statement:

“Selection is never an easy task because it is hard to evaluate a work of art, to quantify expressions, emotions and the amount of effort invested in every submitted title. Still, watching the films, some works and some schools really stood out. This time, in terms of quality, fearless leaps through media and techniques, as well as the choice of themes, we were particularly thrilled by one institution – the Polish National Film School in Łódź. Three titles produced by this school found their place in the official competition.

All three selected films push the boundaries of their medium and all three strongly impressed the selection committee. The same spirit imbues the films produced by this school that were not selected for the official festival competition. All this proves that the Polish National Film School in Łódź and its curriculum and work encourage experimentation and freedom of expression, at the same time keeping the quality of production and animation skill. For all these reasons we chose this particular school as the winner of the 30th Animafest Zagreb Best Animation School Award.”

The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź was established in 1948 and is one of the oldest film schools in the world. As part of its special program, World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb 2020 will feature a presentation of the school and the retrospective of the schools’ best works. Three films from this school were selected for this year's Student Films Competition: Marbles (Natalia Spychala), Portrait of a Woman (Natalia Durszewicz), The Little Soul (Barbara Rupik).

Source: Animafest 2020

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