Warsaw Film School – this is where your films can start their journey to the Oscar®-qualifying festivals! Our production "Did You Hear the Trees?" has just entered the official selection of the 42nd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival in the USA, which will be held in a hybrid formula: on July 21-31, stationary and online from August 1-7.
Still from the film "Did You Hear the Trees?". Cinematographer: Piotr Łukasiak
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is the oldest Jewish film festival in the world with an audience of 40,000. annually. The event presents cinema about Jewish history, culture and identity, and about issues relevant to Jewish communities and resonating with other cultural communities around the world. SFJFF is a festival that qualifies for an Oscar® in the Documentary Short Subject category.
Stills from the film "Did You Hear the Trees?". Cinematographer: Piotr Łukasiak
The film tells the story of Polish children from Bełżec in the 1960s. The young protagonists decide to find a treasure buried in the forest, but instead discover the remnants of an extermination camp.
The short screening will take place as part of the "Jews in Shorts: Narrative Program I" block on Tuesday, July 26 at 1:00 PM at Landmark's Albany Twin.
The film premiered during the first edition of the KinoGram International Film Festival.
"Did You Hear the Trees?" was directed by Lena Jaworska. The author of the refined, black and white cinematography in it is our fresh graduate, Piotr Łukasiak. Piotr Gorszczyński and Paweł Lichota are responsible for the editing. Artistic supervision over the production was exercised by the WSF Chancellor – PhD Maciej Ślesicki.
Congratulations to all the creators! We are keeping our fingers crossed for them!
DID YOU HEAR THE TREES?
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 PRODUCTION MANAGER: Kinga Grzymała, Hanna Korewicka ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Maciej Ślesicki PRODUCER: Maciej Ślesicki PRODUCTION: Warsaw Film School
Films by students of the Warsaw Film School are co-financed by the Polish Film Institute