As many as seven productions of the Warsaw Film School made it to the TOP30 list among the productions selected for the new film festival KinoGram.
KinoGram International Film Festival is a new, independent festival that was born together with the KINOGRAM – a venue of meeting with culture, where you can meet the top Polish directors and actors, where masterclasses with directors and outstanding industry people, movie premieres with discussion panels, retransmissions of important events take place using the extraordinary possibilities of screening rooms and the location in the wonderful post-industrial space of the former Norblin Factory in Warsaw.
We are waiting for films 3 to 30 minutes long. We accept applications from everyone - both professionals and students and amateurs. The films must be of good quality, but do not have to be shot with professional equipment - any technique is possible.
The following productions from the Warsaw Film School made it to the TOP 30 of the new festival:
dir. Katarzyna Babicz
Still 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.
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
THE DREAMS OF LONELY PEOPLE
dir. Marek Leszczewski
Still from the film "The Dreams of Lonely People". Cinematographer: Max Bugajak
After twenty years in prison, the man returns to his homeland to wait for death in peace. His world is completely changed when he accidentally meets the character of the magical world of nature.
CAST: Adam Szyszkowski, Anna Paliga, Piotr Bąk
SCRIPT & DIRECTING: Marek Leszczewski DOP: Max Bugajak EDITING: Yakiv Komarynsky SOUND: Maciej Amilkiewicz MUSIC: Tomasz Mreńca PRODUCTION MANAGER: Manuela Bagińska ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Robert Wichrowski, Andrzej Wolf, Katarzyna Taras PRODUCER: Maciej Ślesicki PRODUCTION: Warsaw Film School
MY BROTHER A FISHERMAN
dir. Alicja Sokół
Still from the film "My Brother A Fisherman". Cinematographer: Kajetan Falkowski
Somewhere at the end of the world, in the middle of nowhere, there are two brothers who live in a small fishing village. Not being alike makes them unable to find common ground. While the older one is focused on work, the younger one sends messages to take part in radio competition hoping that first place will change his life. The unexpected disappearance of their father force the brothers closer together while they takeover his duties at the fishing port.
CAST: Emil Siennicki, Bartek Siennicki, Sławomir Siennicki, Polina Krakovnaya, Krzysztof Unrug
SCRIPT & DIRECTING: Alicja Sokół DOP: Kajetan Falkowski EDITING: Jakub Bastkowski, Weronika Bystrowska SOUND: Natalia Ćwiklińska, Antoni Podgórski ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Barbara Pawłowska, Tomasz Malinowski PRODUCTION MANAGER: Aleksandra Stemplińska PRODUCER: Maciej Ślesicki PRODUCTION: Warsaw Film School
DID YOU HEAR THE TREES?
dir. Lena Jaworska
Still from the film "Did You Hear The Trees?". Cinematographer: Piotr Łukasiak
Bełżec, late 1960s. The local children decide to find a treasure buried behind the forest.
SCRIPT & DIRECTING: Lena Jaworska DOP: Piotr Łukasiak EDITING: Piotr Gorszczyński, Paweł Lichota SOUND: Magdalena Roguś MUSIC: Ola Billińska, Kacper Szroeder, Michał Moniuszko, Mikołaj Trzaska, Michał Kupicz, Awrom Goldfaden, Leo Low PRODUCER: Maciej Ślesicki PRODUCTION: Warsaw Film School
dir. Bartosz Brzeziński
Still from the film "The Howling". Cinematographer: Max Bugajak
Kuba grows up in a boring little village where nothing ever happens. He is raised by an alcoholic father who runs a sheep farm for a living. One day, an old acquaintance from the big city shows up in the village. The guest's visit comes at a time when the protagonist is entering a period of discovering his sexuality. Kuba quickly faces a difficult choice.
CAST: Maciej Łączyński, Adam Stępnicki, Robert Czebotar, Mateusz Trojanowski, Jakub Onichowski, Bartosz Gomoła, Oskar Rybaczek
SCRIPT & DIRECTING: Bartosz Brzeziński DOP: Max Bugajak EDITING: Mariusz Gos SOUND: Adam Szlenda / Dreamsound MUSIC: Tomasz Mreńca ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Barbara Pawłowska PRODUCTION MANAGER: Karolina Kałakajło PRODUCER: Maciej Ślesicki PRODUCTION: Warsaw Film School
dir. Tadeusz Łysiak
Still from the film "The Dress". Cinematographer: Konrad Bloch
Lust, sexuality and physicality. These are the deepest desires virgin Julia suppresses while working at a wayside motel. That is until she crosses paths with a handsome truck driver, who soon becomes the object of her fantasies.
CAST: Anna Dzieduszycka, Dorota Pomykała, Szymon Piotr Warszawski, Andrzej Glazer, Lea Oleksiak
SCRIPT & DIRECTING: Tadeusz Łysiak DOP: Konrad Bloch EDITING: Mariusz Gos MUSIC: Jan Królikowski SOUND: Błażej Kafarski PRODUCTION MANAGER: Monika Ossowska ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Wojciech Saramonowicz PRODUCER: Maciej Ślesicki PRODUCTION: Warsaw Film School, Dobro, Miło – Post Production, Studio Głośno
dir. Magdalena Gajewska
Still from the film "The Cracks". Cinematographer: Adam Pluciński
Teresa falls into postpartum depression. She and her husband decide to temporarily move to her family home in a small town. On the spot, the protagonist meets her old flame from years ago – Anna. Feelings between the two women are rekindled, which soon confronts Teresa with an extremely difficult choice. . .
CAST: Jaśmina Polak, Maciej Miszczak, Justyna Wasilewska, Fryderyk Gnap, Sandra Korzeniak, Maciej Robakiewicz
SCRIPT & DIRECTING: Magdalena Gajewska DOP: Adam Pluciński EDITING: Paweł Lichota SOUND: Miłosz Smyl, Szymon Guzik, Mikołaj Sosnowski SOUND POSTPRODUCTION: Natalia Sikorska MUSIC: Piotr Nermer ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Robert Wichrowski PRODUCER: Maciej Ślesicki PRODUCTION: Warsaw Film School
The announcement of the contest results and the award ceremony will take place on November 30 at the Kinogram cinema. We wish the best of luck to the makers and creators of our films!
Films by students of the Warsaw Film School are co-financed by the Polish Film Institute