Short thriller "Something" directed by our graduate, Katarzyna Babicz, with cinematography by Dominik Granaas, also our graduate, made it to the official selection of Splat!FilmFest – the biggest genre film festival in Poland.
Splat!FilmFest – International Fantastic Film Festival is a member of the prestigious The Méliès International Festivals Federation (formerly European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation). The mission of the festival is to present dark, crazy, wild and beautiful cinema. The core of the program are premieres of the world's best genre films (including horror movies, thrillers, dark dramas, black comedies, sci-fi, fantasy), which cannot be seen at any other festival in Poland and which have not yet had cinema distribution in our country. It is worth mentioning that Splat! was named by the American MOVIE MAKER magazine as one of the 25 best genre film festivals in the world.
"Something" is the third title from that film genre in the output of Katarzyna Babicz, which qualified for this unique event. At the Splat! have already been presented films: "Inapettence", about a girl who starts to turn into a monster under the influence of a weight-loss drug, and "Attachment", Katarzyna's graduation film, about entering into a new relationship and the fear of commitment. The latest qualification of our graduate confirms that the director feels perfectly comfortable in this kind of films.
Stills from the film "Something". Cinematographer: Dominik Granaas
Two young boys, K and M, are driving through the Polish province to reach the Equality Parade. At night they stop at the gas station in the middle of nowhere. They don’t know that things that will happen will affect the fate of their relationship.
The cinematographer of the film is Dominik Granaas, also our graduate, for whom this was a diploma film.
7th edition of Splat! takes place in a hybrid formula. Stationary event will take place in three cities:
LUBLIN, Kino CSK/Centrum Spotkania Kultur, November 17 – 21,
WROCŁAW, Kino Nowe Horyzonty, November 24 – 28,
WARSAW, Kino Muranów, Debember 1 – 5.
The festival will also launch ONLINE from December 6 – 19. The programme of virtual screenings will be announced on December 5.
The film "Something" will be screened on December 2nd at Warsaw's Muranów Cinema in Short Film Block 1 at 4:30 PM. Book this date now and don't miss the screening!
Poster of the film "Something" by Magdy Malejko
CAST: Przemysław Kowalski, Krzysztof Zarzycki, Igor Kowalunas, Grzegorz Karłowicz, Jakub Onichowski, Lidia Sawicka
SCRIPT & DIRECTING: Katarzyna Babicz DOP: Dominik Granaas EDITING: Mariusz Gos, Weronika Bystrowska SOUND: Karol Gorzkowski, Szymon Orłowski MUSIC: Marcin Cyronek ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Marek Brodzki PRODUCER: Maciej Ślesicki CO-PRODUCER: Dominik Granaas, Katarzyna Babicz PRODUCTION: Warsaw Film School
|Katarzyna Babicz – directing graduate of the Warsaw Film School. She has also graduated from journalism (having master degree) and acting course at Akademia Teatralno-Wokalna Jerzego Turowicza. She mainly chooses unusual horror cinema as her area of interest. Her short film, the horror "Venom" (2017) won Best Student Film at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival and Best Special Effects at Freedom Shorts in Philadelphia. The graduation film "Attachment" (2019) - Main de Gloire award at the Portland Horror FF and for Best Cinematography at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, and the last etude "Something" (2020), also maintained in the climate of horror cinema, were presented at festivals in Berlin, Moscow, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Seatlle, among others. She is 31 years old and lives in Warsaw.|
Films by students of the Warsaw Film School are co-financed by the Polish Film Institute