eNDuRance (NDR) – dir. Grzegorz Dębowski, 1st Prize | BEER & CALIPPO (Piwo i Calipso) – dir. Paul Ploberger, 2nd Prize | WIZARD OF U.S., THE (Czarnoksiężnik z krainy U.S.) – dir. Balbina Bruszewska, 3th Prize
eNDuRance | NDR | dir. Grzegorz Dębowski | PL | 2016 | 27 min
prod|pro Miłosz Bidziński scen|wr Grzegorz Dębowski zdj|ph Aleksander Pozdnyakov mon|ed Wojciech Janas ob|cast Bartłomiej Kotschedoff, Adam Bobik, Dorota Kiełkowicz-Suszka, Adam Grudniewicz, Damian Spychalski
To swindle money from an insurance company, first seek out a dupe, then let him make a mistake, take advantage of that and let the collision happen. Kamil is a pro at this. The problems start when his debt-ridden brother, Filip, asks him to set up an accident. But Filip is a party animal and not at all the right person for the deed. Kamil refuses, but the situation becomes complicated.
A graduate of the Łódź Film School, where he studied directing, Grzegorz Dębowski loves ‘moving pictures’ in all their many forms and collects fairy tales and stories from all over the world. He spends his free time planting trees. Devoid of the skill to win ‘friends’ in the ‘business’, after he has finished a film, he takes on any and every job he can in order to pay the debts he took out to make it.
2017 FAF TWO RIVERSIDES Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec nad Wisłą – 1st Prize, International Short Films Competition
BEER & CALIPPO | Piwo i Calippso | dir. Paul Ploberger | AT | 2017 | 28 min
prod|pro Catrin Freundlinger scen|wr Paul Ploberger zdj|ph Patrick Wally mon|ed Barbara Seidler ob|cast Maresi Riegner, Roland Düringer, Xaver Stockinger
Summer, an old camper and the feeling of freedom. Jojo wants to join her boyfriend Toni on a tour with his band. Her father promised to let her, because she got good marks in school. Everything seems perfect. But Jojo is pregnant, her father finds out and Toni has a crush on the drummer girl.
PAUL PLOBERGER (1986)
After his actor’s training at the Schauspielhaus Salzburg he startet to study at the Vienna Filmakademie, where he is studying „directing“ in his master’s at the moment.
2017 FAF TWO RIVERSIDES Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec nad Wisłą – 2nd Prize, International Short Films Competition
WIZARD OF U.S., THE | Czarnoksiężnik z krainy U.S. | dir. Balbina Bruszewska | PL | 2016 | 21 min
prod|pro Justyna Rucińska, Anna Mroczek, Wojciech Leszczyński scen|wr Balbina Bruszewska zdj|ph Balbina Bruszewska, Tomasz Łaptaszyński muz|mus Adam Hajzer, Martin Tillman mon|ed Janusz Czubak ob|cast Katarzyna Urbaniak, Balbina Bruszewska, Dagmara Kręcioch, Katarzyna Bohos, Darin Dusan
‘The Wizard of U.S.’ is an animated collage, a social satire referring to a popular American story by L. F. Baum ‘The Wizard of Oz’. A mysterious tornado grabs Dorothy and takes her to an unusual place full of prosperity and danger. She follows the yellow brick road to the wizard who will surely make her dreams come true.
BALBINA BRUSZEWSKA (1982)
Animation graduate of the Polish National Film School in Lodz and the UCLA Extensions in Los Angeles in writing for television. Multi-media artist and writer known for playful analysis of the bitter-sweet reality that bites the western civilization in the modern world. Alumna of prestigious art scholarships such as Młoda Polska. Educator, philosopher, member of Board of Directors at the Polish Film Institute.
2017 FAF TWO RIVERSIDES Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec nad Wisłą – 3th Prize, International Short Films Competition