09.09 | 20:00-21:30
O!PLA 2018 – almost 22.000 Jury members, almost 90. festival venues located between Baltic Sea and Tatra Mountains, more than 100. shorts divided into 8 competition categories – these numbers briefly outline the specifics of the most unique and completely grassroots biggest Polish celebration of animated film. Now O!PLA is back with a new program entraining viewers from around the world into the newest and the coolest Polish animation (O!PLA means "Oh! Polish Animation", but also: “Oh! People Love Animation”). And traditionally the program is created by "the biggest Jury in the world" - Audience. Starting of 2013 O!PLA consequently grows in strength, but one thing remains constant - independence and passion, which standing behind the O!PLA.
Poland | 2016 | 16:00
Last weeks of the cold winter. A drab and desolated province. 7-year-old boy, left without proper care, is looking for a companion to play. Despised and ridiculed by his peers, he decides to build a snowman. The snowman becomes a "prosthesis" for a coveted friend. But soon events take a dangerous turn. The animated story of empathy, suppressing emotions and maturation, which combines traditional and digital animation techniques.
Poland | 2017 | 04:26
A story about the dog Rulon, who, after consuming some mysterious food, starts to fly. He decides to fulfil his dreams and fly off into space, where he encounters a sea of sweets. Rulon cannot control his appetite. At some point, however, he starts to get lonely, so he decides to return home. This turns out to be impossible because he has become a dachshund longer than the Earth. He thus drifts throughout the cosmos, devouring everything that he encounters in his path.
Poland | 2016 | 10:10
In the film, Piotr Bosacki explains the phenomenon of the emergence of a work of art. Literary layer of the film, as usual in Bosacki’s works, balances between the seriousness and mockery. On the one hand, we listen to a lecture on basic science. On the other hand, statements uttered by the author somehow banter with their own meaning. It is all accompanied by elaborate classical animation.
Poland | 2017 | 13:30
“What are we here for?” – the protagonist keeps asking this question incessantly, thinking about the meaning of a human life. In a freely-flowing stream of consciousness, he goes back to the experiences that had an impact on him: love, adolescence and events from the contemporary history. A kaleidoscope of memories, thoughts and reflections is shown via rapidly changing picturesque images. Subtle brush touches and colourful patches are enhanced by restless music, sending shivers down the spine.
Poland | 2017 | 12:15
Mother and son are changing places and roles constantly: once, the mother is an adult, sometimes son matures and takes care of suddenly childish mother. The arrangement works fine, until the boy decides to escape from under the skirt of the overprotective mother and start an independent life.