Polish American Forum for Young Filmmakers
A Polish American Forum for Young Filmmakers A Polish American Forum for Young Filmmakers (Los Angeles - May 22 - 26, 2016)


Pressentation of students' works from distinguished Polish and Los Angeles Film Schools.

Poland:
Gdynia Film School, Lodz FIlm School, Warsaw Film School, Faculty of Radio and Television University of Silesia in Katowice.

Los Angeles:
New York Film Academy, UCLA Deprtmnet of Film, Television & Digital Media, USC Scholl of Cinematic Arts 

Award Presentation Award Presentation


Panavision Polska presented Award to Monika Majorek for her etude FIRST (Pierwsze)

 

Jurors: Alicja Chrzanowska, Donald Henderson, Jacek Laskus, Jonatha David Silverman, Witold Sobocinski, Jerzy Zielinski

 

DOCTOR FAUSTUS DOCTOR FAUSTUS 2015, 21 min.

Director: ANNA URBANCZYK; Cinematographer - JOZEFINA GOCMAN
Actors: Adrian Leverkun - TOMASZ NOSINSKI, Tomasz Mann (1945) - JERZY ZELNIK, Jane (1945) - KATARZYNA BLASZCZYNSKA, Tomasz Mann (1914) - SZYMON CZACKI, Doctor - ROBERT MANIA, Ms. Rodde - IRENA SIERAKOWSKA

Thomas is a German writer living in emigration in the United States during World War II. He writes a story of a friend--a brilliant composer--Adrian, who believed that he sold his soul to the devil. He wants to explain in this way what had led to the downfall of his nation. However, the effects of revealing the notes to a random person fail to meet the expectations of Thomas.


FIRST FIRST (Pierwsze) 2015, 20 min.

Director: MONIKA MAJOREK
Actors: Boy - TYMOTEUSZ SKORUPKA, Girl - ZOFIA WOJCIECHOWSKA, Boy's Father - MIROSLAW JEKOT, Boy's Grandfather - STEFAN SZMIDT

First crush and first disappointments in the life of 11-year-old Kid. During SUMMER holidays the boy visits his grandfather in Ukraine. The film tells about finding connection between the worlds of adults and kids through an intriguing relationship Kid has with Ukrainian girl.

GRIEF GRIEF 2016, 13 min.

Director: JOANNA KRAWCZYK
Actors: Audrey Morrison - MIRANDA BENTLEY, Dr. Stewart - MICHAEL LAURIE, Alice - MARTINA NUCHEVA

Audrey just lost her mentally ill sister Alice. She cannot handle it, that’s why she asks Dr. Stewart (who was Alice’s psychiatrist) for help in finding out what happened to Alice. Dr. Stewart introduces Audrey to the world of dreams, in which she is supposed to find out answers to all her questions. However, once Audrey entered the dream world, her “real” life turns into a loop, where Audrey lives the same day over and over. Every time Audrey enters the labyrinth of her dream she finds hints that in the end help her to understand the truth about herself.


LEARNING TO SWIM LEARNING TO SWIM (Nauka plywania) 2016, 12 min.

Director: TOMEK SIKORA; Cinematography - MARCIN POLAR
Actors: Karolina - MONIKA FRAJCZYK, Maciek - MACIEJ CHARYTON, Artur - TOMASZ MADEJ Andrzej - KOSMA SZYMON, Vet - BARBARA SZALAPAK

Break ups are never easy. They trigger a lot of negative emotions between two people. Last meetings, words and gestures can change a lot. People learn what they really are and what they feel to each other. Especially when third parties suddenly get involved and twists the whole situation.

MANDALA MANDALA 2016, 23 min.

Director: GUAN XI
Actors: Tibetan Monk - DUOBUJIE, Helena - SARA LI, Paul - OMAR AVILA, Rinpoche's Daughter - SONOMA DROKA, Rinphche’s Wife - KELSONG METOK LHAKSAMAPA

After losing her lover, a young artist tries to overcome her grief by succumbing to a mysterious request by a Tibetan monk.

POST MORTEM POST MORTEM 2014, 7 min.

Director: JAKUB WOJCIK
Actors: Man - GRZEGORZ EMANNUEL, Woman - NATALIA MAZUR, Boy - MATEUSZ LONC

Lyrical tale of inevitable demise. tale of inevitable demise.

SANCTITY SANCTITY 2016, 17 min.

Director: ERIC ADRIAN MARSHALL
Actors: Daniel - SCOTT SPEISER, Marina - SHAWN KATHRYN KANE, Tara - KATE DUFFY, Tubbs - CLAYTON HOFF

A by-the-book federal agent and his desperate ex-girlfriend struggle with an unplanned pregnancy in a near-future America where abortion is illegal.

 


TENDERNESS TENDERNESS (Czulosc) 2015, 25 min.

Director: EMILIA ZIELONKA
Actors: Irka - SONIA MIETIELICA, Milosz - JOZEF PAWLOWSKI

Irka and Milosz - a teenage couple. They lock themselves in a hotel room for a single night. Their plan seems to be perfect. One thought guiding them: our love is everlasting. That night at the hotel will change everything.

THE SYSTEM THE SYSTEM (System) 2016, 9 min.

Director: JAN GROBLINSKI
Actors: Trainer - MARCINN WIERZCHOSLAWSKI, Slawek - OSKAR STOCZYNSKI

Jacek is the manager of a semi-professional soccer team. He has to decide on his life and sport philosophy. What is more important? System, scheme and perfect organization or maybe spontaneity, chaos and randomness?

 

 

TOAST TOAST 2015, 21 min.

Director: FILIP HILLESLAND
Actors: Kacper - MIKOLAJ ROZNERSKI, Julia - ALEKSANDRA HAMKALO, Krzysiek – MICHAL KOSCIUK, Mother – MARIA MAMONA, Father – MAREK FRACKOWIAK, Kasia – BARBARA KURZAJ, Kasia’s Husband - PIOTR MAKARSKI

A  story of a young man who must face an unexpected diagnosis - he’s infertile. At the same time he is about to marry the love of his life. While wedding preparations are in full swing he must decide, whether to tell his beloved the truth.


TRAVELLING TRAVELLING (Kroki) 2015, 24 min.

Director: KAROLINA ZALESZCZUK
Actors: Justyna - NIKOLA RACZKO, Mother - DOROTA ANDROSZ, Edyta - PAULINA GALAZKA, Michal - MICHAL JAROS

Justyna (15) has had it with her mother, who spends her life at parties trying to meet someone. When a new neighbor moves into her block, Justyna spends less and less time at home. A short and intense relationship will push her to grow up quickly.

The 18th Annual
Polish Film Festival
October 18-26, 2017
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