We have received a record number of film entries for 10. Short Waves Festival – 2 450, out of which 32 were qualified for International Competition. Its program is a mirror of the modern world (or, in fact, worlds), in which we look at ourselves through the eyes of incredibly talented authors of short film art, coming from 24 countries, located on 5 continents. It turns out, however, that the geographical location, social and cultural conditions or values are not as much of a divide as we initially assumed. We stand as one in the face of changes, both global and the more private ones, that surprise us in the least expected moments of life.
International Competition is main competition at the Festival for the best productions from all over the world, up to 45 min long. Topic, form and genre are not subjects of rules restrictions. The main goal of the Competition is to create a diverse programme with a fresh perspective on contemporary cinema and original film language.
Polish Competition is dedicated only for short film produced in Poland, up to 45 min long. Topic, form and genre are not subjects of rules restrictions. The Competition aims at presenting a diverse panorama of the latest short films, created by Polish filmmakers and at the same time open their way to international career by presenting them at the Festival.
Dances with Camera is an international competition for short films, whose common language is dance and body movement. To participate in the selection are welcome dance productions from all over the world, which expose endless possibilities of physical expression, embodied through film medium, regardless of form and genre – from drama, documentary, animation to experimental projects and choreographic impressions.
The winners will be chosen by an international jury, which will award three prizes in every competition. The audience gathered at the competition screenings will decide about Audience Award. Total prize pool is 12 000 EUR