Poland2023animated26'International Short CompetitionNational Competition

A cat lover, Jesus leaving the cross and Christmas carollers holding pitchforks are set against a snowy and icy scenery. ‘Zima’, a psychodelic journey to a small fishing village, collects as if in a lens the behaviour, customs and vices of the Polish provinces. In this small community, different views, the behaviour of people and animals and their mutual relations clash like ice floes on a lake. Maintained in the convention of magic realism, this animation is like a horror playing out to the accompaniment of barking dogs and a punk metal music score.

directed by
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Tomek PopakulQ&A guest

He was born in 1986. He is a graduate of the Department of Animation Films and Film Special Effects at the Lodz Film School. At the same time, he has been studied scriptwriting for one year. He is an author of several films, of which his graduated animation "Ziegenort" was presented at many international festivals and won numerous awards around the world. He took part in the Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo, residency program organised by Japan Image Council (JAPIC), where he made his previous film "Black". His next film, "Acid Rain," brought him 35 awards and an Annie Awards nomination.

Kasumi Ozeki

Tomek Popakul
Tomek Popakul
animated by
Jakub Baniak, Magdalena Basińska, Alicja Błaszczyńska, Magdalena Botor, Agnieszka Czachór, Jagoda Czarnowska, Alicja Grotuz, Karolina Kajetanowicz, Olga Kłyszewicz, Marcin Kotliński, Adrianna Matwiejczuk, Katarzyna Melnyk, Michalina Musialik, Maria Nitek, Michał Orzechowski, Marcin Podolec, Tomek Popakul, Weronika Szyma, Marcjanna Urbańska, Pola Włodarczyk, Agata Mianowska-Zamarło, Patrycja Ćmak
Marek Beylin, Bartosz Bielenia, Tymon Jankowski, Mateusz Kmiecik, Janusz Komorowski, Maciej Malec, Nina Michnik, Anna Pyrka, Grzegorz Ryżyński, Maurycy Stankiewicz, Bartosz Woch, Wojciech Wysocki, Magdalena Zawadzka, Mauri Sxnchez
King Midas Sound, Circle of Ouroborus, Godflesh , 19 Wiosen, Tenhi , Ait!
Michał Fojcik
Tomek Popakul
Marcin Podolec, Wiktoria Podolec (Yellow Tapir Films)
Kadr z filmu Zima