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Our Film Directing - International student - Veronica Andersson - will present her 1st year short film LIBERATION in the Short Films Competition of the biggest Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. In the competiition is also "Me and my father" by our graduate Alek Pietrzak. Congratulations!

The festival takes place between the 18th and the 23rd of September and it showcases the most talented short films directors from all over the country.  This year the students' film competition was joined with the professional shorts' competition which means an even bigger deal for the contestants.

„Liberation”, Poland, 2016, 13 min

A mother and her teenage daughter are looking for a hospital where the girl could get an abortion of a pregnancy that is an effect of a rape. The film received the best short film award at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, gathering the Canadian and international independent cinema makers and qualified for the main selection of the Koszalin and Gdynia film festival.

directed by: Veronica Andersson
director of photography: Tomasz Ślesicki
music: Martin Hallin
production design: Bożena Ślaga, Magdalena Osman
costume design: Flora Kamusińska
make-up: Magdalena Michalik, Olga Węgłowska
edited by: Malwina Wodzicka
cast: Maria Kuśmierska, Magdalena Kizinkiewicz, Adam Bobik, Bartłomiej Firlet
production: Warsaw Film School
producer: Maciej Ślesicki
executive producer: Sławomir Dmowski
production manager: Paulina Krzemionka, Noemi Durślewicz
co-financed by: Polish Film Institute



„Me and My Father”, Poland, 2017, 30 min

The father of Dawid, Edward, was a captain of great shipping crew and used to turn up at home only a few times a year. Now, Dawid has his own family and he decides to take care of his father who suffers from Alzheimer’s. When they finally both have the chance to rebuild their relations, the illness of Edward stands in their way. With each day, he is able to recollect less memories which are so valuable to Dawid as they help him fill the gap from his childhood. How much will Dawid be able to sacrifice in his ordered life to spend the last moments of his father with him?

directed by: Aleksander Pietrzak
written by: Aleksander Pietrzak, Mateusz Pastewka
director of photography: Mateusz Pastewka
music: Łukasz Targosz
production design: Karolina Kosicka
costume design: Agnieszka Werner-Szyrle
make-up: Iwona Kajszczak
edited by: Jarosław Barzan
cast: Krzysztof Kowalewski, Łukasz Simlat, Agnieszka Żulewska, Karol Śliwiński, Dominik Śliwiński
production: Munk Studio Polish Filmmakers Association 
co-produced by: Aeroplan, New Wave Film, Lumicon FX, Joker Film
executive production: Aurum Film
executive producers: Aneta Hickinbotham, Leszek Bodzak
production manager: Krzysztof Łojan
co-financed by: Polish Film Institute 
distributed by:  Munk Studio Polish Filmmakers Association