Polish short docs win at Slamdance and Budapest

Polish short docs win at Slamdance and Budapest

Magda Jaroszewicz’s Shooting Stars picked up the Experimental Shorts Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance Film Festival. 


Meanwhile the short documentary film 19:91 by Emilia Śniegoska won the Short Competition of Young Filmmakers at the Budapest International Documentary Festival. 


In Shooting Stars (as described) viewers participate in the observation of one night on one street. They see only what they can imagine, they hear only what they want to hear. 


The distanced eye brings the images closer and sharpens them, but their interpretation remains in the mind of the observer. Everyone will derive their own story from this observation. You can discuss its contents according to your own experiences, remembering how strongly we are involved in the manipulation of the media and other external stimuli. The starting point is the image, generated in the observer’s head. The observer is a guide but it is the viewer who gives meaning to this night. 


The producer of Shooting Stars is the Matata Studio.


Emilia Śniegoska’s 19:91 is described as a a quiet and unpretentious story about the relationship between 19-year-old Jette from Germany and the 91-year-old Polish woman Mrs Zosia. During her year-long voluntary work stint in Warsaw, Jette regularly visits Mrs Zosia, who spent her teenage years in Auschwitz and the labour camp of Ravebsbrück. 


The film was produced by Munk Studio.