Love in Timesof Coal-Based Economy wins the Grand Prix du Jury : Meilleur Film d’Animation at One Country One Film
Apchat-Issoire International Film Festival!
Big thanks for this award!
Here is the list of all awarded films:
Posted October 31, 2022 10:32
Love in Times of Coal-Based Economy receives a Special mention for the best Croatian minority co-production at Animafest in Zagreb.
From the Jury statement: For its visual coherence and the way it approaches the themes with an aesthetic that helps us understand human warmth in the middle of a cold winter, this film leads us to reflect on the weight of an industrial landscape in our evolution.
Posted June 18, 2022 20:00
From some time my short "Olga's Diamond" is avaliable online on a youtube channel. Everyone want to wach - enjoy!
Posted May 29, 2022 12:34
"Love in Times of Coal-Based Economy" receives Silver Animusz at Animator Festival in Poznań!
The jury says: In recognition of an epic, operatic story that combines surrealism with socialist-realist inspirations.
Posted July 16, 2021 16:34
Recently we finished the production of my new short film Love in Times of Coal-Based Economy. The film will have its premiere at the upcoming Krakow Film Festival (international competition). The film is a Polish - Croatian co-production. It is a love story based in the 60's, in socialist Poland. It is about a young coal loader madly in love with a beautiful crane operator.
Many thanks to everyone who took part in the project!
Posted April 22, 2021 10:09
My recent collaboration with KakofoNIKT band from Poznań (Poland) - a videoclip to their song "Muchomor".
The word "muchomor" means "fly agaric" in enlish - a mushroom which is a source of Psilocybin - naturally occurring psychedelic prodrug.
This is how the band describes their music:
The Wyraj [‘vi-ray] album harks back to old Slavic mythological motifs describing the sacred effects of entheogens - psychoactive substances, which are understood as a source of a constitutive religious experience. This Slavic thinking about holiness as unity with nature being an interface of the self was confronted with a set of gestures and formulas for the celebration of holiness developed on the basis of Christianity (along with a whole set of infra-quotations from Medieval and early Baroque church music). Christianity, through the remains of the Slavic culture's spirituality poking out of it, has digested itself like a serpent.
On the album we focus on portraying the spiritual exhaustion of the present day, where the group becomes a participant in a new speculative movement, breaking out of a strongly institutionalized distribution of metaphysical knowledge and saturated with the symbolism of rituals.
Psychonauts - new believers - are seeking this zone from before the transformation, a body of authentic experiences to which they sigh in a state of unbearable longing.
Incorporation of the oldest sources of Polish national identity can occur in many different ways, not only those appropriated by nationalistic narratives.
Posted October 9, 2020 10:15
This is the collection of sculptures I made for my films. We are using them as a reference for animating. In the forground there is a model of the main character of my new short film Love in times of coal based economy. The production just started. Soon I will publish some more informations about it.
Posted October 12, 2019 11:37
I had the pleasure to create a new animated intro for Austin Polish Film Festival. Music was composed by Adam Brzozowski.
Posted June 24, 2019 10:08
I finally have a teaser of my new short film "Olga's Diamond". Here it is!
Posted April 7, 2019 14:05
I am happy to announce that Moczarski's Case was selected to the competition of upcoming 17th International Animation Festival in Japan - HIROSHIMA 2018. It will be screened in the evening of 25th August at the Grand Hall of JMS Aster Plaza. I am planning to go to this great festival!
Posted June 6, 2018 12:54
I was interviewed by Pauliina Leppinen from Tampere Film Festival. The topic was my recent animation Moczarski's Case. It will be screened at upcoming festival in Focus on Poland programme.
You can find the full interview HERE.
Posted February 5, 2018 16:35
We are now in production of my new short film "Olga's Diamond". I just came back from the set. The film is produced by Ron Dyens and Izabela Igel, starring: Piotr Rogucki and Zofia Dobosz. We are planning to finish everything till March.
Posted October 30, 2017 11:50
Good news from France! My new animation Moczarski's Case is in short film competition at Annecy Animation Film Festival. I really didn't expect tahat. A great thanks to all the animators and collaborators who worked with me on the project and to the producer - Kazimierz and Zofia Moczarski Foundation.
There are 6 polish animation films in two sections of the festival - short film competition and graduation films competition.
Posted March 15, 2017 16:58
Teaser of my new animation - Moczarski's Case now avaliable online. Enjoy.
Posted July 18, 2016 12:21
Tomorrow A Blue Room will be presented at Annecy Animation Festival in a special programme - French Animation: The Mirror Effect – Eastern Wind. If you are somewhere around I wormly invite you to join the screening. The second screening will be on Wednesday.
Here is more info: http://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:rdv-200001500081
Posted June 13, 2016 19:50
I am currently working on preproduction to my long feature project "Diamond, Whale and the Ornament of Life" and simultaneously to a short film which will precede and correspond to the long one - "Olga's Diamond". Here is a concept art for the ormanet, that will be revealing itself in one scene (in both films). I drew it for a week with a pencil. The final version will be in color. I will let you know when it will be ready.
Posted May 18, 2016 16:44
Here is a brand new poster to my new short animation - Moczarski's Case.
Posted March 11, 2016 09:39
I will be participating in a an international artistic project “Topography of Freedom”. The artists taking part in the exhibition are obliged to interpret one of Franz Kafka’s aphorisms.
Here is my visual interpretation of one of them:
His exhaustion is that of the gladiator after the fight, his work was the whitewashing of one corner in a clerk's office. [Kaiser/Wilkins]
The project curator is Zbignew Bajek.
Posted February 9, 2016 23:30