27. International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA 04 – 10.03.2024 / Jelenia Góra / Poland

Short animated film copmetition – part IV

Short animated film competition – part IV

FRIDAY, 08.03.2024, 09:00-10:00, (JCK, Bankowa st. 28/30)
Meduzy 1


Somewhere in the West, in a crowded, noisy city covered in billboards, two silent women rob a bank. Without showing any emotion, they get the money and flee the police chase, watched closely by the smiling, sexy women from the ads all around them. When the night falls, the protagonists begin to march, and other women start joining in.

PL, 2023, 08 :00, dir. Aleksandra Szmida, prod. Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński – MUNK STUDIO


The woman and the man are in a room, a gecko sits in a terrarium, several flies are circling a lamp. Gradually we find more and more dependencies and analogies between their activities and observed elements as the rhythm of their universes accelerates. The microcosms shown seem to interact rhythmically and belong to some cosmic order.

PL, 2022, 07:00, dir. Marta Magnuska, prod. Grzegorz Wacławek, Piotr Szczepanowicz – ANIMOON



A lonely man limps down the road. A truck drives up to him. Several armed men jump out of it. They capture the limping man and transport him to the forest. The only witnesses of the scene are people from a nearby village. Since 2021, situations like these are commonplace on the Polish-Belarussian border of the EU, which is the scene of an ongoing refugee crisis.

PL, 2023, 09:35, dir. Szymon Ruczyński, prod. Agata Golańska – PWSFTviT w Łodzi


The film tells a story about struggling with pain and suffering. It touches on a very personal experience. It is a story of loneliness, anger and grief experienced by parents who lose a child. It is an intimate and emotional visualization of the world in which bereaved people live.

PL, 2023, 10:45, dir. Paweł Prewencki, prod. TV Studio Filmów Animowanych Sp. z o.o.



Death of a beloved pet is a difficult thing to deal with, and even though we try to prepare for it, it always seems to come too soon. This is the story of a boy and his dog Dede, who passes away suddenly and the boy is left alone with his grief. In the end, he finds out that just because Dede is dead doesn’t mean that she is completely gone.

CZE, Deniska umřela, 2023, 08:24, dir. Philippe Kastner, prod. Ondřej Šejnoha – FAMU


Doubt is a short animated essay, which through voices of four different authors from various fields of art, the film describes all stages of creative process. The combination of every animation technique imaginable, from 3D to animation on a carpet tufting, can only be matched with an equally important rich soundscape and original music.

CZE, Pochybnost, 2023, 05:42, dir. Adela Križovenská, Ondřej Vomočil, prod. Ondřej Šejnoha – FAMU

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