Early Apex

Poland2022documentary78'Konkurs polski (2023)

The world of kid karting is fascinating and at the same time raises many questions. This little-known extreme sport is governed by the same rules as competitions for adults – what matters is rivalry, a place on the podium and regular training. Not all children are ready for such a sacrifice. Mateusz has been practicing karting for a few years but he still does not meet the expectations and ambitions of his parents. Zosia has a talent and a supportive father but his problems with the law may hamper her further career. The film is not just a story about emotions in sports but, above all, about family relations.

directed by
Paweł Hejbudzki, portret reżysera
Paweł Hejbudzki

Director, screenwriter. Graduate of film directing at the Warsaw Film School. In 2006, his short documentary "State of Mind" won the Creative Valley Competition and the Grand Prix of the Summer of Films in Torun. In 2015, his graduation film, the short feature "Charon," won the Grand Prix of the 40th Gdynia Film Festival for the best film school etude. In 2020, he made his full-length film debut with "Say Yes or No" (2020), which premiered at the 17th Millenium Docs Against Gravity in the Polish Film Competition. The premiere of his latest documentary film titled. "Wiraż" will take place at the 63rd Krakow Film Festival in the Polish Film Competition.

Michał Modlinger
Paweł Hejbudzki
Marcin Kuczewski
Bartosz Pietras
Wojciech Karubin (Movie Mates sp. z o. o.)
Kadr z filmu Early Apex