Special Screenings

O!PLA Focus On Poland 2022

Saturday, November 5th l Grand Hall l 4:00 pm

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This is a unique program presenting the winners of the 10th O!PLA Animation Festival (2022). As always the only Jury at O!PLA was the audience. O!PLA FOCUS ON 2022 is an amazing mix of techniques, styles, and emotions showing what in modern Polish animation (O!PLA means „Oh! Polish Animation”, but also: “Oh! People Love Animation”) is the best. Starting off 2013 O!PLA consequently grows in strength, but one thing remains the same – independence and passion, which stand behind the O!PLA.

Poland, 2021, 07:36

Airborne

Director: Andrzej Jobczyk, Letko

Airborne is a surreal animation that connects the world of flying machines with the kingdom of flora andfauna.

Poland, 2019, 01:20

Breath

Director: Aneta Siurnicka, University of the Arts in Poznan

The moment of respite or agitation? Letting mind free or fighting with thoughts?

Poland, 2021, 09:23

All At Sea

Director: Kasia Nalewajka, Animapol

Cornelius is a happy-go-lucky crab bachelor. A night spent drinking with his friends turns awry when theparasitic barnacle, Sacculina, spikes his drink and has his wicked way with him.

Poland, 2021, 04:47

Three Little Stories

Director: Zuzanna Michalska, University of the Arts in Poznan

Saxophone, Double Bass, Drums. Three little stories told through the medium of movement.

Poland, 2021, 12:51

C’est la vie

Director: Ferajna Filmowa KaPoK

How do you keep your life upright and level when things turn upside down? What option should you choose when there are no good views?

Poland, 2021, 04:21

Pure – Virtual Agony

Director: Olga Przytuła, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw 

The mysterious land changes as soon as we try to get a closer look at it, inviting us to go deeper.

Poland, 2021, 01:55

Espera

Director: Alicja Liss, University of the Arts in Poznan

The film is a reflection on loneliness, isolation and powerlessness.

Poland, 2021, 03:17

Distance

Director: Katarzyna Orłowska, University of the Arts in Poznan

Two people are staring at the flashing lights outside their windows, thinking about walking the distance between themselves.

Poland, 2021, 01:35

The Midnight Meatless Train

Director: Kamil Wójcik

Few things make people as happy as an empty compartment on an overnight train.

Poland, 2021, 05:30

On Time

Director: Zbigniew Czapla

An intense travel experience that has become almost impossible. Japanese trains. Random meetings.

Poland, 2021, 07:38

I Dreamed Of

Director: Piotr Tokarz, The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław

Since the dawn of time, dreams are an inspiration for reflections on the subconscious and work as a

gateway to the world of abstract images created based on our thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Poland, 2021, 01:46

Show(er)

Director: Julia Hazuka, University of the Arts in Poznan

A real star awakens in the shower!

Poland, 2021, 05:11

The River

Director: Robert Kuźniewski, University of the Arts in Poznan

An abstract pixilative etude based on the poem by TJ DEMA ’Lethe’.

Poland, 2021, 04:42

Undone

Director: Konrad Kulczyński & Grażyna Rigall

The film tells the story of a dream that allows you to break free from life in captivity.

Poland, 2021, 09:47

Wall Unit

Director: Joanna Polak

A ramshackle wall unit is a symbol of the monotonous life of a certain 40-year-old man living in a grey, dirty post-communist block of flats district.