The film "Off-season" celebrates another overseas success! The title won the Best Director Award for Monika Majorek and was a semi-finalist for Best Screenplay at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival and qualified for other international festivals.
Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BUEIFF) is the largest online film festival in Argentina. The award at this South American event is one of many that the film "Off-season" has won this year. The production has so far been awarded at events such as the 2º QRT Prague International Indie Film Festival in the Czech Republic, the 10th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival in India, and most recently at Albania's KO:SH Film International Festival.
There is no shortage of further qualifications for our production either! The film is currently taking part in the Bolton International Film Festival in the UK, which paves the way for BAFTA and BIFA awards! BIFF is widely recognised as the leading short film festival in this part of the country and one of the UK's top ten festivals for shorts. The event is held in a hybrid formula. Its stationary part in Bolton cinemas is already behind us. The online part begins today (October 6) and will run through October 16.
That's not all! "Off-eason" has also qualified for the Innuendo International Film Festival in Milan (October 27-30)! Moreover, the film received a Special Jury Mention in Short Of The Year (spring edition) at Promofest - a platform for the promotion and distribution of audiovisual works at international festivals!
The next qualifications continue the intense journey the film has taken since its premiere. Our production has already toured a number of national and international festivals. It was presented, among others, in the prestigious review Shortlist of New Horizons.
Stills from the film "Off-season" – cinematographer: Max Bugajak
The film's director is currently preparing for her feature debut, based on her own screenplay entitled: "Tacie". The project was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
We congratulate the whole film team! We're keeping our fingers crossed for your further successes!
Poster of the film "Off-season" by Martiszu aka Marta Ludwiszewska
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.
CAST: Ignacy Klim, Anna Moskal, Sylwia Nowiczewska, Norbert Kaczorowski
SCRIPT & DIRECTING: Monika Majorek DOP: Max Bugajak EDITING: Jakub Bastkowski SOUND: Natalia Sikorska MUSIC: Tomek Ślesicki ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Marek Brodzki PRODUCTIONMANAGER: Wojciech Neumann, Natalia Łodygowska PRODUCER: Maciej Śleiscki PRODUCTION: Warsaw Film School CO-PRODUCTION: 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