"Off-season" – Monika Majorek's graduation film at the Vox Feminae festival!
The film "Off-season" by our graduate Monika Majorek will be shown during the 15th edition of the Vox Feminae festival in Croatia. The festival takes place online from May 24-31.
Vox Feminae Festival was founded with the aim to promote and increase the visibility of women's artistic achievements through the international competition film program, exhibitions and performances as well as workshops and educational content.
Vox Feminae Festival presents and rewards films of all genres, and topics include gender equality, women's creativity, and achievements, non-stereotypical gender roles and relationships, as well as feminist and LGBTIQ themes. Vox Feminae Festival especially encourages submission and presentation of the biography films that celebrate women who made significant contributions to the society in the fields of culture, politics, science, human rights, and art.
Still from the film "Off-season" – cinematographer: Max Bugajak
Off-Season tells a story about fourteen-year-old Adam, who lives in a holiday resort by the sea, that is run by his parents. When a mysterious, mature Woman arrives to the resort, Adam becomes immediately captivated by her. Spying on her slowly turns into an obsession, which makes him explore his sexuality. While trying to grow up, Adam rebels against his parents who still perceive him as a small child. The movie touches on the subjects of coming-of-age, love, but also family and its disintegration while facing non-easy actions.
The cinematographer of the film is Max Bugajak. Jakub Bastkowski is responsible for the editing. The supervision over the production was provided by Marek Brodzki.
A film poster to the film "Off-season". Author: Martiszu aka Marty Ludwiszewskiej
SCRIPT & DIRECTING: Monika Majorek DOP: Max Bugajak EDITING: Jakub Bastkowski SOUND: Natalia Sikorska MUSIC: Tomek Ślesicki ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Marek Brodzki PRODUCER: Maciej Śleiscki PRODUCTION: Warsaw FIlm School COPRODUCTION: Mizar Films, Soundmaking, New Wave Film, Panavision, Zachodniopomorski Fundusz Filmowy Pomerania
Monika Majorek – director, screenwriter. Graduate of the Warsaw Film School. Her short films "Inka" and "Pierwsze" ("The First") received many nominations at polish and international festivals, among others. Coup de Coeur distinction at Cannes Short Film Corner or Panavision award for the best film of the Polish-American Film Forum in Los Angeles. Winner of the 1st Prize of Studio New Horizons and semi-finalist of the 3rd New Horizons Competition. of the Script Wars competition. A juror at the 2017 Script Fiesta festival and a Akcelerator Mikrobudżet 2019 graduate.
Films by students of the Warsaw Film School are co-financed by the Polish Film Institute