- Babel, 5'
Inspired by Stefan Lindemann music piece “Intrada E Danza,” the video shows a story of pilgrims who want to reach the top of Holy Mountain inhabited by God himself; as it turns out, it is not an easy trip….
- Close2U / Tak.Blisko, 26'
Shy Franek needs to pay his overdue rent, and he has very little time. To make it happen he takes up a job, where his task is to pretend… that he is an attractive girl or a phone fortune teller. One day the boy discovers that his landlord has a sad secret.
- Farewell, My Youth / Ostatni dzień młodości, 18'
The paths of Róża (Anna Januszewska) and Miranda (Ksenia Kwiecińska) unexpectedly cross in breakthrough moments of their lives. Even though there is a significant age difference between them, they can see themselves in each other’s souls – like in a mirror that shows your own fears and desires. In a world full of masks, thinking patterns and fear of emotion they would like to find themselves. And if they manage to escape the patterns, where will they escape to…? A film inspired by the works of Witold Gombrowicz.
- Małgorzata, 16'
A story inspired by one of the themes in Mikhail Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita.” Having met Voland, Margarita gets the opportunity to make her most secret dream come true. What will she ask of the mysterious professor? “(…) it never happens that anything goes back to what it used to be.”
- Nobody / Nikt, 16'
The study of the loneliness of an elderly man who has been put on the margin of existence by the whirlpool of life experience. The wife who sadly passed away used to be his closest companion. His inability to come to terms with the loss fosters desire to join her in the afterlife as soon as possible. However, everything changes when he notices the young boy who is eager to attract attention of the constantly irritable and easily upset mother.
- Restart, 20'
Janek is a young medical intern who struggles with financial problems and doubts about his future. Although he has been working so hard, the day before his promotion he makes a risky decision that may change his life forever…
- Yesterday I grew a friend / Wczoraj wyrósł mi przyjaciel, 8'
In a world where everything seems to revolve around friendship, a lonely man decides to try out unconventional methods to find his soulmate.
- ZOE, 20'
Have you ever wondered what the world will look like in 2038? In “ZOE” we observe 18-year-old Wojtek growing up in a system where the humanity’s social life is transferred into virtual reality, while people are locked in the safety of their homes. Wojtek feels incomplete within the safe system. He decides to go out in the search of fulfilment and the cure for his loneliness.
- Echo, 27'
A young woman is trying to find herself in a new reality after her illness. Some things, however, seem different than they used to be… Kinga is having nightmares, her relationship with her boyfriend appears to be good but it is rather cold. Kinga does not recognise that there is something wrong with her… Meanwhile, her nightmares turn into visions, while the reality and the dreams become difficult to separate...
- Adrianna Matwiejczuk
Born in 1992 in Szczecin. Graduated from stage design at the Academy of Fine Arts Wrocław. Since 2017, student of animated film and special effects at the Director of Photography & TV Production Department of the Film School in Lodz.read more
- Cezary Orłowski
Interested in art which makes you rethink and reflect upon the essence of humanity. He is most interested in the search for the boundary between cinema and theatre. He was a member of the jury at the 41st Gdynia Film Festival, and of the Press Jury at the 10th Pestka Festival of avant-garde theatres in Jelenia Góra. Performance “#Burza,” which he directed, won Grand Prix at the 10th “Kotłownia” theatre festival (Przegląd Małych Form Teatralnych “Kotłownia”) in Szczecin.read more
- Dominik Czech
Born 1978, graduated from Lubuska School of Television and Film in Zielona Góra. His adventure with camera began in 1999 in cable TV in Gorzów. At first his work was strictly related to the media. In 2018, he co-hosted film workshops in Szczecin. Dominik Czech is the director and cinematographer of short films “GPS,” and “Nikt” (Nobody) – a drama. He has been living in Szczecin since 2014.read more
- Julian Tałandziewicz
Completed law studies at the University of Warsaw, he also studied the organization of film and television production at the Film School in Lodz. Currently, Julian is studying film directing at Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School, University of Silesia in Katowice. Award-winning creator of short films, commercials and music videos.read more
- Kacper Trelkowski
He was born in 1992. He attended LO S. Kostka and music school PPSM in Kielce. 6 years ago he moved to Szczecin.Filmography:The Grey Room (2016)read more
- Kasia Zimnoch, Paweł Kleszczewski
A Polish duo of filmmakers and visual artists. Both MA graduates from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. In 2013, they established animation production studio Konik in Cavan, Ireland. Their works have been presented at over fifty international film festivals and arts festivals, winning awards and distinctions, including festivals: Fano in Italy, Clones in Ireland and Pilsen in Czech Republic. In 2018, they received prestigious “Young Poland” Bursary funded by Polish Culture and National Heritage Ministry. They were artists in residency in Sweden, Ireland, Estonia and Germany.read more
- Marek Gluszczak
Graduated from Gdynia Film School and Wajda School’s Film Kindergarten. Apart from directing he does film dubbing and voice-over, as a hobby he does theatre-comedy improvisation. He loves computer games (especially “The Witcher” and the first parts of “Harry Potter”). He is interested in cultural anthropology. His favourite directors are Edgar Wright and Bong Joon-Ho (before he won the Oscar), who inspire him in their ease of storytelling and genre mixing. He wants to make films that are entertaining but also touch upon important topics.read more
- Michał Marks
He can walk in the forest all day looking for inspiration for his next movie. Nature is what inspires him the most; when he’s close to nature, he feels spiritually fulfilled. He has wanted to make movies ever since he can remember, it seems like the only sensible way to talk about things that he finds important.read more
- Tomasz Janczar
Graduated from Film and TV Production Organisation at the Film School in Lodz. He is a graduate of KIPA’s Accelerator for Young Entrepreneurs of the AV Sector. He produced a series of dramatised historical documentaries “Powstanie Wielkopolskie.”read more
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- 09:00, Szczecin - Urban Space, SEFF Mini Ready To Fly?
- 10:00, FILM ONLINE, Best of The Best 10:00, 21.10 - 10:00, 26.10
- 10:00, FILM ONLINE, West Pomerania Shorts | 10am, 21.10 - 10am, 26.10
- 10:00, FILM ONLINE, Telephone ART | 10am, 21.10 - 10am, 26.10
- 12:00 - 13:30, EVENT ONLINE, Telefon Art
- 17:00 - 19:00, ONLINE, Let's Talk Film - Michał Sobociński
- 18:00 - 21:00, Český film, Chillout Zone – Director's Night with James Cameron vol.4
- 20:00 - 22:00, EVENT ONLINE, European Competition Blok1
- Close2U / Tak.Blisko, 26'