SHORT WAVES is once again paying a visit to Brussels!
The SHORT WAVES festival offers recent Polish shorts, selected in competition by the Ad Arte foundation, which is located in Poznań.
This year, 7 films have been selected and they will be presented from 6 until 22 March in more than 50 cities on 6 continents! The Brussels edition takes place on Sunday 15 March at 19:00. It will be followed by a DJ/VJ concert by the duo made up of instrumentalist Stefan WESOŁOWSKI and VJ JAGO (Jagoda CHALCIŃSKA).
At the end of the screening, the audience will be able to vote for its favourite film. The votes, counted up in all of the cities which will be hosting the festival, will see the winning director receive the Short Waves Prize, a crown which last year was passed to Tomasz ŚLIWIŃSKI, director of the extremely touching Nasza Klątwa (Our Curse) which this year is nominated for an Oscar in the short film category. The film will be screened in the presence of the director.
PROGRAMME (19:00 > 21:00)
– presentation of the Short Waves Festival
– Screening of the film Nasza Klątwa (Our Curse), by Tomasz ŚLIWIŃSKI, winner of the 2014 prize
– discussion with the director
– screening of the 7 films in competition:
>>> Najwyższy / The Supreme, by Katarzyna GONDEK (documentary, 20’)
>>> Fisz Emade Tworzywo – “Pył / Dust”, by Marek SKRZECZ (video clip, 4’41”)
>>> Niebieski Pokój / A Blue Room, by Tomasz SIWIŃSKI (animation, 14’26”)
>>> Fragmenty / Fragments, by Aga WOSZCZYŃSKA (live action, 25’)
>>> To byłoby coś pięknego / That Would Be Beautiful, de Anna MORAWIEC (documentary, 17’)
>>> The Dumplings – Technicolor Yawn, de Arek NOWAKOWSKI (video clip, 2’22”)
>>> Łaźnia / Baths, de Tomek DUCKI (animation, 4’20”)
– audience vote
– cocktail and concert
>>> Potemkine Bar (Avenue de la Porte de Hal 2, 1060 Brussels) – see map
>>> Sunday 15 March 2015 – 19:00
Najwyższy / The Supreme
Katarzyna GONDEK, documentary, 20’, 2013
Katarzyna Gondek brought her video camera between the majesty and the grinder. She took a pious look on the biggest pope in the world: a 14-metre-high statue of John Paul II made of composite. As a result, we are watching with disbelief a documentary about a belief that constructs.
Fisz Emade Tworzywo – Pył / Dust
Marek SKRZECZ, video clip, 4’41”, 2014
There have been many literary works and films about Polish holidays. Marek Skrzecz complements this collection with a video clip about a holiday that happens 52 times in a year: Saturday. Dust is a story of a brilliant tractor driver who is able to dance the transformation of Polish countryside. Video clip of the well-known Polish band Fisz Emade featuring Justyna Święs, from the band The Dumplings, which video clip “Technicolor Yawn” is also on the programme (see below)
Niebieski Pokój / A Blue Room
Tomasz SIWIŃSKI, animation, 14’26”, 2014
Tomasz Siwiński painted pain. He painted it with blue which is considered a soothing colour. Together with the main protagonist we end up in a closed room where there is only a view but no way out. Don’t try to break the screen…
Fragmenty / Fragments
Aga WOSZCZYŃSKA, live action, 25’, 2014
The world presented in Fragments falls slowly apart. A pair of protagonists renounces reality in a designer dungeon taken on credit but there is no place left even for emotions. If you feel cold during this film, it is not because the air conditioning got broken…
To byłoby coś pięknego / That Would Be Beautiful
Anna MORAWIEC, documentary, 17’, 2014
Mrs Aleksandra keeps both feet on the ground. That is why she has decided to live on Mars. She made her decision after she had found out what kind of future the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) prepared for her. Anna Morawiec provides a profound research on the relationship between Polish pension system and the universe.
The Dumplings – “Technicolor Yawn”
Arek NOWAKOWSKI, clip, 2’22”, 2014
You have certainly experienced a lot. You have seen it all, been to many places and spoken with various people. Right? Now you will experience, see and hear even more. This juicy video clip of a The Dumplings‘ tunelacks only boredom.
Łaźnia / Baths
Tomek DUCKI, animantion, 4’20”, 2013
Here there are two old women who are getting into the water once again to swim their usual distance. This time will be different, the other way around. In this unusual animation by Tomek Ducki the double bottom exists for real.