Fuga na wiolonczelę, trąbkę i pejzaż (Fugue for Cello, Trumpet and Landscape), a film directed by Jerzy Kucia and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Golden Horseman Award for Best Animated Film at Filmfest Dresden.

The Latest Film by Jerzy Kucia

Fuga na wiolonczelę, trąbkę i pejzaż (Fugue for Cello), the latest animation by director Jerzy Kucia, was recognized by FilmFest Dresden jury members Alexandre Dostie from Canada, Tamaki Okamoto from Japan and Daniel Elliot from the United Kingdom. The jury awarded Kucia’s film the festival’s Golden Horseman Award for Best Animation.

A Hypnotizing Journey

The jury statement reads: “This short movie is a bold statement to the craft of animation film. In a time where the cinema medium is often subordinate to phones and tablets, this is a genuine love letter to the big screen. The filmmaker dares you to embark, all senses in alert, into a hypnotizing journey, immersed under various layers of images and sound. A stimulating filmic experience that breaches through time and space, allowing you to create your own.”

The 27th Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival

This year’s 27th edition of the Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival ran from April 14 through April 19. Fuga na wiolonczelę, trąbkę i pejzaż (Fugue for Cello, Trumpet and Landscape) was the only Polish film to screen in the festival’s competition. The lineup of other, non-competitive sections featured a number of Polish films, including Decrescendo by Marta Minorowicz, Łaźnia (Baths) by Tomasz Ducki, Nieprawdopodobnie elastyczny człowiek (An Incredibly Elastic Man) by Karolina Specht, Przebudzenie (Awakened) by Karolina Malinowska, and Wydech (Exhale) by Maciej Wiktor.

Visegrad in Short(s)

This year also marked the first edition of the festival’s Visegrad countries forum – Visegrad in Short(s). This event featured presentations of the scope of short films in the Visegrad countries. The Krakow Film Foundation was the forum’s Polish partner, represented by Marta Świątek who — along with Munk Studio’s Michalina Fabijańska — gave a presentation on the world of short filmmaking in Poland.

Source: Polish Shorts

Translated by Karolina Kołtun