Eight Polish animated projects will be presented during the Animated in Poland pitching session as part of KFF Industry, the industry segment accompanying the 62nd Krakow Film Festival.
Animated in Poland is a section of the KFF Industry program focusing on Polish animated films. It includes discussion panels, presentation of animation projects and studios, as well as one-on-one meetings.
One of the most important events of this year’s edition, both for filmmakers and experts invited from around the world, will be a pitching session – a presentation of Polish animated short films in the final stages of production. Each project will be presented by its director and/or producer in front of an audience composed of international specialists from the film industry: distributors, sales agents, festival programmers, and representatives of film institutions. This will grant the animated shorts a real shot at participating in international festivals and film markets. This year’s Animated in Poland pitching session will feature eight projects, both student films and ones created by professional studios.
- The Sheep, dir. Zofia Klamka, prod. Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
- Three Cups of Coffee, dir. Natalia Krawczuk, prod. LeLe Crossmedia Production
- Show, dir. Jagoda Czarnowska, prod. Animation Film Studio – Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
- The Nutcracker Girl, dir. Michalina Musialik, prod. Fumi Studio
- Don’t Forget About Your Eyelashes!, dir. Oktawian Jurczykowski, prod. Polish National Film School in Lodz
- Magda, dir. Adela Kaczmarek – Siwińska, prod. Letko
- The Miracle, dir. Ewa Borysewicz, prod. Letko
- Conjuction, dir. Marta Magnuska, prod. Animoon
This year, individual meetings will be held to give those involved in the projects an opportunity to talk to festival selectors, sales agents, distributor, and commissioning editors from TV stations.
The presentations will be preceded by consultations and a workshop on pitching techniques held by Wim Vanacker – a member of the selection committee of the short film competition at the Cannes IFF and a long-time head of the NISI MASA Script Department and the European Short Pitch – one of the major short film pitch initiatives in Europe.
The pitch session will be held on 31st May in Krakow.
The partners of the Animated in Poland pitching include Sound Mind and Fixafilm. As in previous years, one of the presented projects will receive a voucher for a 10-day sound post-production session in Sound Mind studio run by Michał Fojcik. For the first time, Animated in Poland will award a prize sponsored by Fixafilm in the form of a voucher for image post-production services worth PLN 10,000. Crew United has also joined the group of prize sponsors. It is going to award a subscription to various services available on its website.
KFF Industry is a program of industry events for film professionals present at the Krakow Film Festival.