Poland2023animated11'Konkurs polski (2023)

An intimate take on the feelings and emotions related to awaiting a baby and the grief after the loss of the unborn child. The pain which accompanies the parents was depicted by means of visual symbols and metaphors – sadness, danger and emptiness that cannot be filled. Presenting difficult experiences with tact and subtlety, this animation attempts to capture what is elusive. ‘Lack’ is an economical, surreal story about a personal tragedy which, at the same time, is a remarkably beautiful observation of the love between two people who are trying to overcome a trauma together.

directed by
Paweł Prewencki, portret reżysera
Paweł Prewencki

An animator and graphic designer. He graduated from the University of Arts in Poznań. In 2010 he worked as a studio assistant at the Studio of Artistic Drawing at the Design Institute in Koszalin. He is the author of several short animation films including acclaimed What happens when children don’t want to eat soup (2012). Currently he runs his own company – Fifne Studio that specializes in animation, music videos, graphic design, illustration and 3D visualization.

Paweł Prewencki
Paweł Prewencki
animated by
Paweł Prewencki, Adriana Dudek Pulit
Kacper Krupa
Kacper Krupa
Anna Gałązkowska, Paweł Prewencki
Ewa Sobolewska (TV Studio Filmów Animowanych Sp. z o.o.)
Kadr z filmu Lack