CANAL+ award for short film and the Rail d'Or award, Semaine de la Critique, Cannes, 2017

Taking place in the contemporary world in a European city, this short film depicts one day in the life of three friends who, facing a military conflict in their country, must modify their plans for the future.

Director: Aleksandra Terpińska


Polish with English subtitles
30 min

Rating: R16 Violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual material.

Director: Aleksandra Terpińska
Screenwriter: Aleksandra Terpińska
Cinematography: Michał Dymek
Production manager:  Alicja Jagodzińska
Set design: Jagna Dobesz
Make up:  Daria Siejak
Costumes: Agata Drozdowska
Sound:  Weronika Raźna, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński
Sound editing:  Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński
Editing:  Magdalena Chowańska
Cast: Justyna Wasilewska, Piotr Polak, Malwina Buss, AndrzejKonopka, Maciej Nawrocki, Artur Krajweski
Executive producer: Beata Rzeźniczek
Production: Polish Filmmakers Association - Studio Munka

Aleksandra Terpińska
Aleksandra Terpińska graduated in directing from the University of Silesia’s Krzystof Kieślowksi Faculty of Television and Radio and in psychology from the University of Warsaw. A director and screenwriter of short films and documentaries, she was selected as one of the ten international participants in the Toronto International Film Festival Toronto Talent Lab 2016. 

Canal + Award, Rail d`Or; 56. Semaine de la Critique, Cannes, 2017


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The story of four months in the life of newly graduated,  Kinga.  A graduate in Polish Linguistics, she returns to her hometown in high spirits, determined to find a job quickly and renew her bonds with the family she left behind a few years earlier before she went away to university.

Director: Magdalena Zambrzycka


Polish with English subtitles
30 min

Rating: M Offensive language, nudity, drug use & sexual references

Screenwriter: Magdalena Zambrzycka
DOP: Wojciech Todorow
Production manager: Marek Bończyk
Set design: Tomasz Bartczak
Make up: Hanna Leśna, Eliza Wybierała
Costumes: Ewa Jobko
Sound: Piotr Domaradzki
Sound editing: Art of Sound Domaradzcy
Editing: Witold Chomiński
Music: Eamon Mcgrath, Adam Konieczny
Cast: Anna Andrzejewska, Sara Celler-Jezierska, Hanna Śleszyńska, Krzysztof Dracz
Magdalena Zambrzycka
A graduate of the Łódź Film School, Magdalena Zambrzycka has worked as assistant director for Maciej Dejczar`s Wiesław Saniewski`s "The Winner". Her screenplay "Triangle" took her through to the finals of the Script Pro screenwriting competition. For ten years, she has also been involved in film education, working with children and young people.


A short film about a mother and daughter who have not kept in touch for many years. When it turns out that daughter and sibling, Weronika, did not return home from school on her birthday, the women decide to look for her together, in spite of the tensions between them. The crisis and several hours spent in a car at night trigger long-hidden emotions and provoke a conversation about their relationship.

Director: Tomasz Wolski
Polish with English subtitles
25 min

Rating: PG Adult themes

Script: Bartosz Mleczko, Tomasz Wolski
DOP: Patryk Jordanowicz
Production Manager: Przemysław Błażejewski
Scenography: Łukasz Trzciński
Costumes: Semir Ali Magdalena Tarka
Sound: Małgorzata Staroń
Sound editing: Katarzyna Szczerba
Editing by Tomasz Wolski
Cast: Teresa Wake-Krzyżanowska , Katarzyna Krzanowska, Andrzej Konopka
Executive producer: Anna Gawlita - Kijora Film
co-financed by: Polish Film Institute

Tomasz Wolski
Tomasz is screenwriter and documentary film director born in 1977. A graduate of the Jagiellonian University (Journalism) and the Andrzej Wajda Master of Film Directing, he has worked as a director's assistant to Jacek Bławut on Born Dead (2004). His documentary films include Silence, The Clinic, Goldfish, The Actors and The Lucky Ones. He has won a number of festival awards in Neubrandenburg, Pamplona, Wroclaw and Krakow, among others.

28. Premiers Plans Film Festival, Audience Award European Short Films, Angers, France 2016
28. Premiers Plans Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize European Short Films, Angers, France 2016
Distinction, Short Film Feature Contest, 40th Gdynia Film Festival, Gdynia, Poland 2015


The short documentary film is a double portrait. A grandmother and mother differ in their moral assessment of in vitro fertilisation, which is important in as much as two grandsons were born thanks to this method. The convictions of one of them cannot be reconciled with the decisions of the other. The toughening of the older woman’s position, in particular, locks them both in an ideological clinch. But the difficult conversation about the possibilities of reuniting love, faith and ideology carries on.

Director: Julia Staniszewska
Polish with English subtitles
25 min

Rating: PG
Script: Julia Staniszewska
DOP: Kacper Lisowski, Adam Palenta, Tomasz Wolski
Production manager: Anna Gawlita
Sound: Kacper Lisowski, Tomasz Wolski
Sound editing: Zofia Moruś
Editing: Adriana F. Castellanos
Production: Studio Munka-SFP
Co-production, Executive producer: Anna Gawlita – Kijora Film
Co-financed by: Polish Film Institute
Julia Staniszewska
Visual artist and graduate of the multimedia department at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her work has been shown at many exhibitions in Europe, such as the Louvre Museum in Paris, PROGR in Bern as well as the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. She is the author of photography series: 'Bryla street residents',  'Non-central Warsaw' as well as two books: 'Paris-Varsovie 24 heures sans arrêt' and 'Restaurant'. Using documentary photography, Staniszewska is able to construct poetry out of everyday life. She is interested in the analysis of urban life and the environment and lives of city-dwellers. In her most recent work she tries to approach difficult subjects, often connected to her own experiences or those of her loved ones.  Three Conversations on Life is her film debut.


Director: Mateusz Rakowicz
Polish with English subtitles
21 min

Rating: M Violence & sexual themes
Stanislaw takes his beloved Zosia, on a mysterious and romantic journey. He wants to propose to her in the city of love. His expectations and well planned trip will go much further than anticipated. It’s a short story kept in a tragicomic tone - that we don’t lead our fate, even when we believe that we reached the best moment in our life.
Director: Mateusz Rakowicz:
Script: Maciej Cuske, Mateusz Rakowicz
DOP: Jakub Czerwiński
Editor: Wojciech Włodarski
Cast: Robert Więckiewicz, Justyna Wasilewska
Music: Jan Duszyński
Production: Studio Munka

Mateusz Rakowicz
Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Andrzej Wajda’s School of Film Directing. He has directed short films, including the 'Streetlight Man, for which he received several awards and also commercials and video clips. He was co-directer on feature film 'Warsaw Stories' and is currently working on a new feature and TV war film.


Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxembourg, 2016 (Audience Awards for Best Short Film)