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SYNOPSIS
In May 2010, after record rainfall, flash flood broke embankments of the Vistula near Wilkow. Catastrophic flooding deprived thousands of people of all their possessions as well as the roof over their heads. A few weeks later in my family house ravaged by the element, I found a box of old photographs. The only left family memento es were destroyed by water, mud and mold. Rapid documentation enabled to stop progressing decay just for a brief moment, leaving in my memory the image of excruciating emptiness. What was left, were only some fragments of compositions, shreds of portraits and silhouettes hard to identify. Photographs touched by dampness blurred, went into pieces leaving rich structure of marks, stains and chips.
This film is a desperate attempt to keep memories, reconstruct people and events of the past. An impression on the transitory nature of memory, inevitability of fading and the destructive force of elements.

SHORT SYNOPSIS
This film is a desperate attempt to keep memories, reconstruct people and events of the past. An impression on the transitory nature of memory, inevitability of fading and the destructive force of elements.

STILLS


 



CATEGORY:
ANIMATION, DOCUMENTARY, EXPERIMENTAL

TECHNIQUE:
Short film made in experimental, original collage technique with video and stop motion elements.
Animation, painting on paper, 2D

PRODUCTION YEAR:  2011
COUNTRY:  POLAND

RUNNING TIME:  9:00 min.
ASPECT RATIO:  
16/9

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: POLISH
SUBTITLES:
POLISH, ENGLISH

SCREENING FORMATS:
DVD, MOV, BLU RAY, DIGI BETA



CREDITS:
Director:
 Zbigniew Czapla
Script:  Zbigniew Czapla
Design:  Zbigniew Czapla
Animation:  Zbigniew Czapla
Camera:  Zbigniew Czapla
Computer graphics:  Zbigniew Czapla
Editing:  Zbigniew Czapla
Music:  Jaroslaw Konopka
Sound:  
Jaroslaw Konopka

PRODUCTION:
Zbigniew Czapla
e-mail: info@zbigniewczapla.pl

DISTRIBUTION:
Krakow Film Foundation – Film Promotion Agency
ul. Basztowa 15/8a, 31-143 Cracow, Poland
www.kff.com.pl, e-mail: zofia@kff.com.pl

PREVIOUS FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:
– OFAFA National Animated Film Festival, Krakow (Poland)
– 52nd Krakow Film Festival (Poland)
– Mountaineer Short Film Festival, West Virginia (USA)
– Cannes Short Film Corner (France)
– IDENTI_TY, Warsaw (Poland)
– Halifax Festival (UK)
– International Animation Festival ANIMATOR, Poznan (Poland)
– International Animation Festival Hiroshima (Japan)
– TWO RIVERSIDES Film and Art Festival (Poland)
– Krakow Summer Animation Days (Poland)
– 8th World Festival of Animated Film in Varna (Bulgaria)
– International Film Festival
MESSAGE TO MAN, St. Petersburg (Russia)
– ANTIMATTER FILM FESTIVAL, Victoria (Canada)
– MUMIA Underground Animation Festival, Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
– DokumentART Festival, Neubrandenburg/Szczecin (Germany/Poland)
– BANJALUKA International Animated Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
– International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (Germany)
– International Festival of Animated Films TOFUZI (Georgia)
– UN FESTIVAL C’EST TROP COURT, Nice (France)
– SE-MA-FOR Film Festival, Lodz (Poland)
– 
EAST SILVER Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic)  
– UNLIMITED Short Film Festival Cologne (Germany)
– LIAF London International Animation Festival (UK)
– Trick Animation Film Festival, Verona (Italy)
– FIA Festival Internacional de Animación, Montevideo (Uruguay)
– ANIMATEKA International Animated Film Festival, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
– MFF ETIUDA&ANIMA, Krakow (Poland)

– ZUBROFFKA, Bialystok (Poland)
– ALTERNATIVE Film/Video
Festival, Beograd (Serbia)
– DOCUDAYS, Kiev (Ukraine)
– ANIMA, Brussels (Belgium)
– Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA)
– Athens ANIMFEST (Greece)
– Cine//B International Film Festival, Santiago (Chile)
– HOPE screening of Polish short films in Huddersfield (UK)
– FEBIOFEST International Film Festival, Bratislava (Slovakia)
– CITRUS CEL Animation Film Festival, Jacksonville (USA)
– O!PLA National Festival of Polish Animation (Poland)
Animated Film Festival ANIMOCJE, Bydgoszcz (Poland)
– VIS ANIMATION AVANTGARDE, Vienna (Austria)
– Reykjavik Shorts&Docs Festival (Island)
– Festival of Visual Culture VIZII 2013, Kiev (Ukraine)
– FEST ANCA International Animation Festival, Zilina (Slovakia)
2ANNAS International Short Film Festival, Riga (Latvia)
– International Festival Debut and Student Films Beginning, St. Petersburg (Russia)
– Annual Imagine Science Film Festival, New York (USA)
– DOCartoon International Animated Documentary Festival, Pietrasanta (Italy)
– Imagine Science Film Festival, New York (USA)
– Kyiv International Film Festival MOLODIST (Ukraine)
– FILMETS BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL, Barcelona (Spain)
– Mediterranean Festival of Photography, Nice (France)
– OFF CINEMA, Poznan (Poland)
– Seville Film Festival (Spain)
– Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media (Germany)
– Regensburg Short Film Week (Germany)
– ANIMAC, Lleida (Spain)
– FEST ANCA International Animation Festival, Žilina (Slovakia)
– GUANAJUATO International Film Festival (Mexico)
– Animation Festival Fredrikstad (Norway)


AWARDS:
– THE BEST POLISH SHORT FILM – The Polish Filmmakers Association Award
International Animation Festival ANIMATOR
– Special Prize "For an innovative approach to filmmaking"
XXII International Film Festival MESSAGE TO MAN
Grand Prix THE BEST POLISH ANIMATED FILM – Se-Ma-For Film Festival
– III Prize in the Professional Category – Animated Film Festival ANIMOCJE
– SPECIAL MENTION – 
The Polish Animation Festival O!PLA




     

This film was made with the financial help of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the Fund
for Promotion of Creative Activity for the year 2011