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Five film festivals, including Animocje and Stop Trik Festival, have joined their forces to create a festival network, whose activities start 20th August 2020.

Film Festivals Constellation is an international cooperation network between film festivals! Animocje, Lublin Film Festival, Opolskie Lamy, Przezrocza and StopTrik . All five festivals join forces in order to provide an outstanding cinema experience. Five unique programming lines generate a galaxy of trends, styles and forms that present a richness of diversified approaches towards film art.

The Constellations Shorts Adventure vol.1 programme (scheduled for 20th August) is the first step toward a network of associated activities -to be further formulated. The organizers promise an  "extraordinary journey filled with a multitude of surprises"

Participating Festivals

FF Opolskie Lamy 2-10.10.2020, Opole (PL)
StopTrik IFF 8.-11.10.2020 Maribor (SLO), 6.-8.11. 2020 Łódź (PL)
MFFA Animocje 28-31.10.2020, Bydgoszcz (PL)
FF Przeźrocza 5-8.11.2020, Bydgoszcz (PL)
Lublin Film Festival 23-28.11.2020, Lublin (PL)


Constellation Shorts Adventure vol. 1

On August 20th Film Festival Constellation  welcomes you to the first cinematic trip - Constellation Shorts Adventure vol. 1. Bendng the time-space continuity, the festival alliance will simultaneously present splendid European short films acknowledged by the attendees of our festivals. The chosen constellation of films is an energetic blend of genre and style of an award-winning art-house cinema.

PROGRAMME:
Marcel, dir. Marcin Mikulski (Poland) 26' – live-action fiction
Farewell, dir. Leon Vidmar (Slovenia) 6' – animation
Leocadia's Dream, dir. Krzysztof Nowicki (Poland) 18' – documentary
25/25. dir. Aga Jarząb, Maciek Bączyk (Poland) 4' – animation
Best Game Ever, dir. Kristóf Deák (Hungary) 20' – live-action fiction
Entrance: free

FILMS DESCRIPTIONS
Marcel, dir. Marcin Mikulski (Poland) 26' – live-action fiction Marcel goes unnoticed by anybody. He's never controlled by the ticket inspector, his boss forgets about him while dividing the tasks, and the lovers don't mind his presence while kissing passionately in the elevator. His life is blessed with no obligations. This ideal world falls down like a house of cards when one morning he saves his neighbour from a suicide. A chain of unexpected events pushes him to the utmost extreme solutions.

Farewell, dir. Leon Vidmar (Slovenia) 6' – animation
Lovro is tired and sad. He fills the bathtub with water, looking at the droplets dripping from the tap.As one hits the water surface, Lovro remembers the day he first went fishing with his grandpa. Memory and reality merge into one.

Leocadia's Dream, dir. Krzysztof Nowicki (Poland) 18' – documentary
Leocadia has been running a small family music shop on Las Ramblas for many decades. The camera observes the last, very hard, months of her work because her shop is to be closed down.Her shop sells classical music albums on vinyl. She begins to throw away her old records, leaving them on benches along Las Ramblas as she takes her beloved little dog for a walk. By leaving the records, she leaves traces of her past behind her.

25/25. dir. Aga Jarząb, Maciek Bączyk (Poland) 4' – animation
Referring to the tradition of numbering subsequent graphic prints, the title also means the movie sequence was drawn on "25 frames per second". Drawings, containing huge numbers of micro-actions, differ from previous ones in minute details. The soundtrack combines field recording with electronic music.

Best Game Ever, dir. Kristóf Deák (Hungary) 20' – live-action fiction
When two CCTV technicians find out about an AI machine threatening their jobs, they must get out of their chairs to beat the system - leading them to an unexpected solution. Film by the Oscar winner Kristóf Deák.

Screening locations:
Opole PL, Mały Rynek – FF Opolskie Lamy, Opole
Maribor SLO, Infopeka, ob železnici 8, 2000 Maribor – StopTrik IFF, Maribor
Bydgoszcz PL, klub Mózg – Animocje IAFF, FF Przezrocza, Bydgoszcz
Lublin PL– Sala Kinowa Centrum Kultury w Lublinie, Lublin Film Festival, LublinScreening locations:
Opole PL, Mały Rynek – FF Opolskie Lamy, Opole
Maribor SLO, Infopeka, ob železnici 8, 2000 Maribor – StopTrik IFF, Maribor
Bydgoszcz PL, klub Mózg – Animocje IAFF, FF Przezrocza, Bydgoszcz
Lublin PL– Sala Kinowa Centrum Kultury w Lublinie, Lublin Film Festival, Lublin

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