"Loving Vincent" Awarded at Annecy
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent), a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the Audience Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The film screened in Main Competition.
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent), a film directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman received the Audience Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The film screened in Main Competition alongside 10 productions from from all over the world. Further details about films awarded at the festival are available at www.annecy.org/festival/awards.
World’s First Painted Feature Film
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) is the world’s first painted feature film, made by Polish director and painter Dorota Kobiela and by Hugh Welchman (winner of the Academy Award for Peter & the Wolf). The film is produced by Oscar-winning Breakthru Films and Trademark Films. Partners on the project include CETA, Odra Film, Silver Reel, Cinema and Management Group, European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016, and MEDIA. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Over 100 of Vincent van Gogh’s Paintings
Through 65,000 hand-painted frames, Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) tells the story of the life and death of Vincent van Gogh, one of the world’s most acclaimed painters. Told as an investigation into the death of the artist, the story will bring to life over 100 of van Gogh’s paintings.
“The idea came from a need for bringing together two art forms — painting and film — and telling the story of an artist through his art, brought to life using animation. Van Gogh as an artist has fascinated me from the early days of my own path as an artist, which is why I wanted to use his works to tell the story of the painter himself and embark on this exceptional journey through his works, by giving them a new dimension and discovering their inner dynamics,” said director Dorota Kobiela in an interview for the Polish Film Institute.
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) Sold to +100 Territories
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent), a film directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, has been sold to over 100 territories to date, including France, China, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Japan, Thailand, Colombia, India, Russia, and Brazil.
Polish Films in Competition at Annecy IAFF 2017
Polish animations were in official selection at the upcoming Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The Short Film Competition screened Kosmos by Daria Kopiec, Sprawa Moczarskiego by Tomasz Siwiński and Ucieczka by Jarosław Konopka. Three Polish animations screened in the festival’s Graduation Film Competition: Cipka by Renata Gąsiorowska, O Matko! by Paulina Ziółkowska and Wcielenie by Barbara Rupik. In the TV Films competition screened animated seried for childer Przytul mnie (Hug Me) co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and produced by Animoon.
The film’s official website is available at: lovingvincent.com.
The Annecy’s offcial website is available at: www.annecy.org.