The documentary film „Cars From Ukraine” created by the winners of the Gdynia Film Festival – director Alicja Sokół and cinematographer Kajetan Falkowski – will take part in the Short Film Competition of the Warsaw Film Festival, which qualifies for an Oscar! The 39th edition of this prestigious event will take place on October 6-15.
The Warsaw Film Festival is one of the elite group of events accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers' Associations as an international competitive film festival – alongside such prestigious festivals as Cannes, Berlinale and Locarno. The films that win in the Short Film Competition have an open path to an Oscar. Variety magazine included WFF twice in its rankings among the twenty most important festivals in Europe and among the fifty festivals in the world that should not be missed.
Stills from the film „Cars From Ukraine”. Cinematographer: Kajetan Falkowski
Our documentary „Cars From Ukraine”, selected for the 39th edition of WFF, presents the story of three Ukrainian families who found asylum in one of the Polish seaside towns. Refugees share their experiences of dramatic escape from war-torn Ukraine. Their stories are illustrated with incorporated into the narrative animations.
The film's director is our graduate and lecturer, Alicja Sokół. The young creator has received many awards and distinctions for her achievements so far, including Lucjan Bokiniec Award at the 46th Gdynia Film Festival for the short feature „My Brother a Fisherman”. Kajetan Falkowski, a cinematography graduate of the Warsaw Film School, also worked on this production and was also honored in Gdynia with an award for the best cinematography from the Heliograf company.
Alicja Sokół and Kajetan Falkowski receiving the awards of the Gdynia Film Festival for „My Brother a Fisherman” (2021). Photo: Michał Sierszak / Warsaw Film School
The premiere at a festival of this rank is truly a great honor. Huge congratulations to the entire film crew!
Below you will find the logline and the list of the film crew of the short.
Poster by Mateusz Motyka
CARS FROM UKRAINE
Still from the film „Cars From Ukraine”. Cinematographer: Kajetan Falkowski
PROTAGONISTS: Sofia Serdiuk, Taisa Serdiuk, Natalia Brawowa, Tymofii Serdiuk, Mykolaj Krawcow, Oleksandr Brawow, Larysa Stelmach, Katia Stelmach, Margarita Bubenko, Nikola Bubenko
DIRECTOR: Alicja Sokół DOP: Kajetan Falkowski EDITING: Ihnatii Mozghunov SOUND: Kornel Duchaczek PRODUCTION MANAGER: Aleksandra Stemplińska ILLUSTRATIUONS: Aleksandra Biedrzycka ANIMATION: Katarzyna Małyszko ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Barbara Pawłowska PRODUCER: Maciej Ślesicki PRODUCTION: Warsaw Film Festival
|Alicja Sokół – A graduate of the Warsaw Film School. Winner of the Grand Prix for the film „My Brother a Fisherman” at the 46th Gdynia Film Festival. Author of a documentary about two women running a radio station in prison entitled „We Are Not Friends”, co-writer of the fourth season of „Control”, the miniseries „Random” and the critically acclaimed film „My Old Gals”.
Films by students of the Warsaw Film School are co-financed by the Polish Film Institute