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International short film festival from Poznań, Poland.

Official selection of 13th Short Waves Festival – 88 short films from 31 countries in 5 competitions

15 The amount of submissions within this year’s open call for festival competitions exceeded our selection committee’s expectations. Last year had left a significant impact on the film industry disrupting it at every level, bringing film production business to a standstill and closing cinemas across the globe. Despite that, Short Waves Festival has received almost 1600 submissions. In this year’s official selection we present 88 short films made by 49 female directors and 45 male directors. Our audience will have a chance to watch productions from over 31 countries such as Denmark, France, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, USA, Canada, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Vietnam, China and more – with 28 productions from Poland alone!

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:

  • A Lack Of Clarity / Stefan Kruse Jørgensen / Denmark / 2020 / Experimental / 22′
  • A Love Song in Spanish / Ana Elena Tejera / France / 2020 / Documentary / 24′
  • A Trip to Heaven (Thiên đường gọi tên) / Linh Duong / Vietnam / 2020 / Fiction / 15′
  • A White Screen is Visible / Sohaib Bouaiss / The Netherlands / 2020 / Animation / 8′
  • A Wilderness of Lost Connections / Dana Venezia / United Kingdom / 2020 / Experimental / 12′
  • Blue Honda Civic / Jussi Eerola / Finland / 2020 / Experimental / 11′
  • Drought / Remi Itani / Lebanon / 2020 / Fiction / 15′
  • Ella i jo / Jaume Claret Muxart / Spain / 2020 / Fiction / 20′
  • Heaven Reaches Down to Earth (Legodimo Le Kopana Le Lefatshe) / Tebogo Malebogo / South Africa / 2020 / Fiction / 10′
  • Leavers / Kezia Zurbrügg / Switzerland / 2020 / Documentary / 19′
  • Mundo / Ana Edwards / Chile / 2020 / Documentary / 19′
  • My Fat Arse and I (Ja i moja gruba dupa) / Yelyzaveta Pysmak / Poland / 2020 / Animation / 9′
  • Push This Button if You Begin to Panic / Gabriel Böhmer / United Kingdom / 2020 / Animation / 11′
  • Same/Different/Both/Neither / Adriana Barbosa, Fernanda Pessoa / United States / 2020 / Experimental / 19′
  • Santiago 1973-2019 / Paz Corona / France / 2020 / Documentary / 11′
  • Some Kind of Intimacy / Toby Bull / United Kingdom / 2021 / Documentary / 6′
  • Still Processing / Sophy Romvari / Canada / 2020 / Documentary / 17′
  • Store Policy (L’effort commercial) / Sarah Arnold / France / 2020 / Fiction / 17′
  • The Credentials / Manuel Ferrari / Argentina / 2020 / Fiction / 19′
  • The Men Who Wait (Les Attendants) / Quý Truong Minh / France / 2020 / Fiction / 15′
  • Unliveable (Inabitável) / Enock Carvalho, Matheus Farias / Brazil / 2020 / Fiction / 20′
  • Vadim on a Walk / Sasha Svirsky / Russia / 2021 / Animation / 8′
  • Vedo Rosso / Adrian Paci / Italy / 2021 / Experimental / 11′
  • VO / Nicolas Gourault / France / 2021 / Experimental / 19′
  • World / Christine Haroutounian / United States / 2020 / Fiction / 22′
  • Zonder Meer / Meltse Van Coillie / Belgium / 2020 / Fiction / 14′

POLISH COMPETITION

  • Alice and the Frog (Alicja i Żabka) / Olga Bołądź / 2020 / Fiction / 29′
  • Blue Smoke / Katarzyna Gondek / 2020 / Experimental / 12′
  • Equinox (Równonoc) / Daria Kasperek / 2020 / Fiction / 22′
  • Green / Ivan Bambalin / 2020 / Fiction / 15′
  • Julia at the Seaside (Julia nad morzem) / Mariusz Rusiński / 2020 / Documentary / 17′
  • Millenium / Daria Godyń / 2020 / Animation / 8′
  • Submission (Uległość) / Michał Ciechomski / 2020 / Fiction / 27′
  • Vyraj (Wyraj) / Agnieszka Nowosielska / 2020 / Fiction / 21′
  • We Have One Heart / Katarzyna Warzecha / 2020 / Animation / 11′
  • Your Own Bullshit (Własne śmieci) / Daria Kopiec / 2020 / Animation / 6′

POLISH EXPERIMENTAL FILM COMPETITION

  • (Flora exit) / Anna Kasińska / 2020 / 6′
  • … and codes that break my heart. Anyway. (… i kody, które łamią mi serce. W każdym razie.) / Amy Muhoro, Weronika Wysocka / 2020 / 7′
  • A Person Who Does Not Speak Is Not a Person (Człowiek, który nie posługuje się mową, nie jest człowiekiem) / Daniel Kotowski / 2020 / 1′
  • All about going abroad (Wszystko o wyjazdach za granicę) / Krystyna Dobrzańska / 2020 / 8′
  • Ball in honour of that youth can’t save money for the retirement (Bal na cześć, że młodzi nie uzbierają na emeryturę) / Klaudia Prabucka / 2020 / 27′
  • I showed him covid-19 / Karolina Gliniewicz / 2021 / 2′
  • Inside me (To co we mnie siedzi) / Mateusz Kułacz / 2020 / 18′
  • Internal Landscape (Internal Landscape) / Maria Wolna, Mieszko Dobek / 2020 / 13′
  • Kobieta. Bez morałów  / Julia Bardziejewska / 2020 / 2′
  • Lis / Wiesława Ruta / 2020 / 4′
  • Multispecies planetary pond (Wielogatunkowa planetarna sadzawka) / Karolina Pawelczyk / 2021 / 8′
  • Rixt / Horacy Muszyński / 2021 / 30′
  • Szkatułka czasu / Zuzanna Palińska / 2020 / 8′
  • Touring Club de Catastrophe / Marek Kucharski / 2020 / 7′
  • untitled / Daniel Dąbrowski / 2020 / 5′

URBAN VIEW:

  • Absolute Street / Jan Ijäs / Finland / 2020 / Documentary / 4′
  • A Quiet Man (L’homme silencieux) / Nyima Cartier / France / 2020 / Fiction / 14′
  • Bye Little Block! / Éva Darabos / Hungary / 2020 / Animation / 8′
  • Enter Through the Balcony / Roman Blazhan / Ukraine / 2020 / Documentary / 26′
  • Guide Me Home / Stefan Georgiou / United Kingdom / 2020 / Fiction / 15′
  • lockdown 2 lockdown / Lilian Hess / Germany / 2020 / Documentary / 6′
  • London Knowledge / Max Colson / United Kingdom / 2020 / Documentary / 11′
  • Manifesto / Ane Hjort Guttu / Norway / 2020 / Fiction / 27′
  • Milano di carta / Gianmarco Donaggio / Italy / 2020 / Experimental / 7′
  • People on Saturday (Menschen am Samstag) / Jonas Ulrich / Switzerland / 2020 / Documentary / 10′
  • Serial Parallels / Max Hattler / Hong Kong / 2019 / Experimental / 10′
  • The New Normality (La nueva normalidad) / Manolo Vázquez / Spain / 2020 / Documentary / 13′
  • The Promised / Ahmed Elghoneimy / Egypt / 2020 / Documentary / 18′
  • Urban Dreamscape / Nicolas Gebbe / Germany / 2020 / Experimental / 5′

DANCES WITH CAMERA:

  • As It Ends, It Begins / Or Meir Schraiber, Treyden Chiaravalloti / United States / 2020 / 9′
  • Ben / Gabriel Beddoes, Ilaria Vergani Bassi, Mattia Parisotto, Teresa Sala / Italy / 2019 / 8′
  • CAN’T KILL US ALL / Botis Seva / United Kingdom / 2020 / 8′
  • Dancing is an Old Friend / Marta Renzi / United States / 2020 / 12′
  • Divided We Scroll / Klaas Diersmann / United Kingdom / 2019 / 5′
  • Don’t Kiss, Kiss .mov / Carl Olsson, Fabio Liberti / Sweden / 2020 / 8′
  • Downriver / Andrea Boll / Austria / 2020 / 10′
  • Fauteuil lit / Maksym Kotskyi / Ukraine / 2021 / 5′
  • Fibonacci / Tomáš Hubáček / Czech Republic / 2020 / 8′
  • It Cries Too Loudly / Dolly Sfeir / United States / 2021 / 8′
  • Lazarus / Tuixén Benet / United States / 2020 / 9′
  • Navigation / Marlene Millar / Canada / 2020 / 13′
  • New Year (Anul Nou) / Corina Andrian / Romania / 2021 / 12′
  • Rekonstruktio / Pia Andell / Finland / 2021 / 17′
  • Sepa / Viktorija Vrublevska / Latvia / 2020 / 2′
  • Suspended Motion / Sima Gonsai / United Kingdom / 2020 / 3′
  • TA MARA / Iwona Pasińska / Poland / 2020 / 10′
  • The Bait / Chenglong Tang / China / 2020 / 6′
  • Transumanato / Elena Skripkina / Russian Federation / 2020 / 8′
  • Unleash / Sean Wirz / Switzerland / 2020 / 7′
  • Virus / Nauris Buksevics / United Kingdom / 2020 / 6′
  • YEL (ԵԼ) / Rima Pipoyan / Armenia / 2020 / 4′
  • You wanted rivers / Magdalena Zielińska / Poland / 2020 / 7′

7 festival days of June means more than 70 cinematic events spread within our host city of Poznań’s urban space, over 250 films with 88 in competitions alone, international and Polish guests and last but not least, a specially curated online program. The festivalgoers will also enjoy unconventional screening selections such as Comedy, Horror and Kinky Shorts, focus program (including geographic focus – we will be presenting the cinematography of Austria during the 2021 edition), industry segment, audiovisual events, music events. It also reaches beyond the screening room: open airs, clubs, art galleries, theatres and Poznanians’ private gardens known as Random Garden Cinema series and so much more!

Passes for online program are already on sale: LINK

Sale of passes and tickets for individual events in Poznań will be available SOON!