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O!PLA Across the Borders

 COLLECTOR (KOLEKCJONER)

dir. Kamila & Mirek Sosnowscy | 2015 | 7'09”



“Collector” is an animated, symbolic, journey through the magic library of Oskar Kolberg. Kolberg was the first to collect and systematise Polish folk culture by region. His work "The people, its customs, way of life, language, legends, proverbs, rituals, witchcraft, games, songs, music and dances" consists of 33 volumes published during his lifetime, and the same amount left in the notes. O!PLA’15 AWARD: 2ndAward ("Silver Sack") in the category “fully independent”. Technique: stop motion. Dialogues: NO.
 
DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD (NIE TRAĆ GŁOWY)

dir. Karolina Specht | 2015 | PWSFTviT Łódź | 4’



A visual story about how easy it is to lose one’s head. O!PLA'16 AWARD: 1st Award ("Golden Sack") in the category “FORMANIMA”. Technique: CGI. Dialogues: NO.
 
GLI.TCH

dir. Mikołaj Sęczawa | 2014 | Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz | 3’34”



"Short-term disruption" in the world of a corpo-callow bird change his life forever... Special Mention at O!PLA 2016. Technique: puppet/mixed. Dialogues: NO.
 
HEY, HO AND THE UNEXPECTED ADVENTURE (HEY, HO I NIESPODZIEWANA PRZYGODA)

dir. Maciej Żuk / Kamil Wójcik | 2015 | 1’09”



A short story about two inhabitants of the mural. Bored with the monotony of everyday life theydecide to go on a trip through the streets of Wroclaw. O!PLA’16 AWARD: 2nd Award ("Silver Sack") in the category “animated epigrams”. Technique: mixed. Dialogues: YES (Polish with English subtitles).
 
I AM

dir. Magdalena Pilecka | 2014 | 00’05”



One second micro film sandwiched between a title card and end slate. Prize for the Best Supper short animated film at Golden Kuker 2015 and Special Mention at O!PLA 2016. Technique: CGI. Dialogues: NO.
 
I AM THE THIEF (JA JESTEM ZŁODZIEJ)

dir. Maciej Przemysław Bednarek | 2015 | 5’22”



Claymation music video for Polish duo ELEKTRONIKT. O!PLA'16 AWARD: 3rd Award ("Brown Sack") in the category “animated music video". Technique: stop motion. Dialogues: YES (Polish with English subtitles).
 
JEW'S HARP (DRUMLA)

dir. Tomasz Pawlak | 2015 | 12’29”



Janko, an amateur of playing on Jew's harp and rapid cycling, dreams of inventing a cure for everything. O!PLA'15 AWARD: 3rd Award ("Brown Sack") in the category “fully independent”. Technique: cut-out 2D. Dialogues: NO.
 
LIFE (ŻYCIE)

dir. Michał Rychławski | 2015 | 1’34”



From birth to death in less than 2 minutes. O!PLA'16 AWARD: 1st Award ("Golden Sack"). Technique: CGI. Dialogues: NO.
 
MAGIC FOREST (MAGICZNY LAS)

dir. Artur Marcol | 2016 | Panoptiqm Studio | 3’45”



Magic Forest serves us a story about a friendship put to the test; fellow feelings which last only until problems arise. O!PLA’16 AWARD: 3rd Award ("Brown Sack") in the category “film made in professional studio”. Technique: 3D. Dialogues: YES (English).
 
MOSAIC, THE WALTZ OF SPLEEN (MOZAIKA, WALC ŚLEDZIONY)

dir. Andrea Guizar | 2015 | PWSFTviT Łódź | 4’25”



A tragic comedy where visceral and sublime sentiments meet in the very same place. O!PLA'15 AWARD: 3rd Award ("Brown Sack") in the category FORMANIMA. Technique: paint on celluloid and glass. Dialogues: NO.
 
SCULPTURE OF THE DAY (RZEŹBA DNIA)

dir. Monika Kuczyniecka | PWSFTviT  ŁÓDŹ | 2015 | 3’31”



Claymation music video for Polish artist Renata Przemyk. O!PLA'15 AWARD: 1st Award ("Golden Sack") in the category “animated music video". Technique: stop motion. Dialogues: YES (Polish with English subtitles).
 
SEVEN (SIEDEM)

dir. Kamila & Mirek Sosnowscy | 2015 | 6’23”



Dark music video for Polish band Same Suki. Special Mention at O!PLA 2016. Technique: stop motion. Dialogues: YES (Polish with English subtitles).
 
SURVIVE IN THE BIALOWIEZA FOREST (PRZETRWAĆ W PUSZCZY BIAŁOWIESKIEJ)

dir. Michał Rychławski | 2015 | 2’29”



Two old friends decided to get lost in the Białowieża Forest, Poland. Without cell phones and no connection with the outside world, they embark on an adventure and plan to survive in the forest. O!PLA'15 AWARD: 1st Award ("Golden Sack") in the category “fully independent”. Technique: drawn 2D. Dialogues: YES (Polish with English subtitles).
 
SWEETS (CUKIERKI)

dir. Mai Tran | 2014 | 3’26”



Music video for Polish band ROBODROM. O!PLA'16 AWARD: 2nd Award ("Silver Sack") in the category “animated music video". Technique: CGI. Dialogues: YES (Polish with English subtitles).
 
THAT DAMN SUNDAY (TA CHOLERNA NIEDZIELA)

dir. Przemek Kotyński | 2014 | Studio Produkcyjne ORKA | 16’09”



Maintained in the convention of film noir a story about a crime, love and a secret, set in 1930s' Lublin - Eastern Poland. O!PLA'16 AWARD: 2nd Award ("Silver Sack") in the category “film made in professional studio”. Technique: 3D / 2D. Dialogues: YES (Polish with English subtitles).
 
THE ART OF FLYING (SZTUKA LATANIA)

dir. Anna Nowicka | 2014 | Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw | 0’48”



A small fly is trying to get recognition of the jury... Special Mention at O!PLA 2016. Technique: CGI. Dialogues: NO.
 
WHADDUP FISH!

dir. Tomasz Pilarski | 2015 | University of Arts in Poznań (UAP) | 1’14”



"Whaddup Fish!" is a short animation about a scientist who is looking for extraordinary species deep under the ocean surface. O!PLA’16 AWARD: 3rd Award ("Brown Sack") in the category “animated epigrams”. Technique: drawn 2D. Dialogues: NO.
 
WOOLEN COGWHEELS (DRUCIANE OPRAWKI)

dir. Bartosz Kędzierski | 2014 | Studio KINESKOP | 14’



This puppet animation by Bartosz Kędzierski is a moving story of loneliness, longing and human attachment. O!PLA’16 AWARD: 1st Award ("Golden Sack") in the category “film made in professional studio”. Technique: stop motion. Dialogues: NO.
 
YESTERDAY'S RECORD (ZAPIS Z WCZORAJ)

dir. Michał Soja | 2015 | Academy of Fine Arts in Crakow | 5'



"The Yesterday's record" is an analysis of the perception of a disordered reality and attempts to translate the memory into another form. O!PLA'16 AWARD: 2nd Award ("Silver Sack") in the category “FORMANIMA". Technique: drawing. Dialogues: YES (Polish with English subtitles). 

  
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