Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, the short animated film "Story" by Jola Bańkowska will take part in the competition section of Generation 14plus at the 69th International Film Festival in Berlin.
The competition section of Generation 14plus contains feature and short films dedicated to young viewers. Polish animation "Story" by Jola Bańkowska is among 16 productions, shown in the program of short films. The film was produced by Munk Studio and Letko.
As we can read on the PolishAnimations.pl website. "»Story« is an ironic series of a dozen or so scenes telling about the interweaving of everyday life with the digital world. Viewed via »story«, a popular feature on most social media today, it presents people who are lonely, lost and sometimes indifferent to the surrounding reality."
The Generation Kplus section will present the Slovak-Czech short animation "The Kite" by Martin Smatana, which was partly realized at the Center of Audiovisual Technologies in Wrocław. "The Kite" is a film for children which tries to make small viewers aware that none of us will live forever. At the same time, it states that death does not have to mean the end of the journey, which is life. The project was carried out in Wrocław thanks to the main prize it recieved during the Animarkt pitch in 2017 (the main prize was the in-kind contribution of the Center for Audiovisual Technologies in the amount of PLN 60,000).
Jerzy Moszkowicz, director of the International Young Audience Film Ale Kino! in Poznan will sit on the jury of the Generation Kplus competition this year.
Last year, in the competition of Generation 14plus section, the Polish animator Paulina Ziółkowska received a special award for the film "Bless You!". In the recent years, Polish films and co-productions have been celebrating triumphs in the programs of the Generation 14plus section presenting feature films. In 2013 the film "Bejbi Blues" by Katarzyna Rosłaniec recieved Crystal Bear for the best film of the Generation 14plus section awarded by the youth jury and the distinction of a professional international jury of this competition. In 2017, Polish director Rafał Kapeliński won the Crystal Bear award for the best film for "Butterfly Kisses". Films "The Erlprince" by Kuba Czekaj and "The Word" by Anna Kazejak were also screened in the past in this section. In 2011 the image "Tomorrow will be better" by Dorota Kędzierzawska recieved the Grand Prix of Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk for the best full-length feature, as part of the Generation Kplus section. In 2016 the full-length feature debut of Marta Minorowicz "Zud" was screened in the section.
The 69th International Film Festival in Berlin will be held on 7-17 February.