Swiss director Jonathan Lasker’s film wins the international competition; ‘Slow Light’ by Kijek/Adamski garnered both the Platige Image Award and Polish Filmmakers Association for Best Polish Film.
The 4th Warsaw Animated Film Festival (WAFF) took place from October 26-31 in Warsaw and boasted the presentation of 57 short films, including 33 competing in the International Competition, nine being Polish. In addition, there were special Halloween screenings of Animated Horrors films and a selection of Ukrainian films from the Linoleum Festival. The jury awarded prizes and honorable mentions in three categories, with Platige Image funding the Platige Award.
Three Special Mentions - Awarded:
- Before Her Body Left - directed by Yuxin Yang (China)
- Granny's Sexual Life - directed by Urška Djukić, Émilie Pigeard (Slovenia and France)
- Letter to a Pig – directed by Tal Kantor
The Grand Prix Student Competition:
- Do not feed the pigeons - directed by Antonin Niclass (UK)
The Grand Prix International Competition:
- The Record - directed by Jonathan Laskar (Switzerland)
Platige Image Award: and Polish Filmmakers Association for Best Polish Film:
- Slow Light - directed by Kijek/Adamski (Poland and Portugal)
Polish Filmmakers Association for Best Polish Film:
- Slow Light - directed by Kijek/Adamski (Poland and Portugal).
The Audience Awards:
- Zoon - directed by Jonatan Schwenk (Germany)
- In Harmony - directed by Markus Svendsen Øvre (UK)
Grand Prix Student Competition, Grand Prix International Competition, and Special Mentions jurists were Ewa Sobolewska, Izumi Yoshida, and Alexandre Siqueira.
The Polish Filmmakers Association, this year’s institutional partner of the festival, recognized the Best Polish Film, while the Platige Image jury selected their favorite production.
Polish-British award-winning animation director Tessa Moult-Milewska and film curator Ewelina Leszczyńska organized the event through the Ex Anima Foundation with support from Platige Image studio. This year, the Association of Polish Filmmakers was also an institutional partner of the festival.
Source: Warsaw Animated Film Festival