Last week we enjoyed again the great hospitality and the colorful short film selection of the 10th Żubroffka International Short Film Festival, on the scene in Białystok, at the border of Poland and Belorussia.

Besides the several competing selections, different thematical screenings, workshops, exhibitions and Q&As were organised during the 5 days, in several locations around the city. The small screening rooms at the Kino Forum, Camera Café, and the two special screenings at the Branicki Palace and the City Stadium was filled with a full house of people. And of course, every evening was finishing up with insane parties at the center of the festival, with crazy and energetic bands from Russia, the UK, Italy and so on. The award ceremony took place at the central core of the festival, at Kino Forum. After the ceremony there was a celebration of the 100 years of 3D cinema, with actual 3D screening of short gems from the beginning of cinema.

Here are the winners:

Grand Prix ŻUBROFFKA 2015 – Bialystok Cultural Centre’s director award (8.000 zł) –  The End Of The World (Koniec Świata) / d. Monika Pawluczuk,  Poland

The End of the World

The End of the World

Eastward Window Competition:

1st award – The Return of Erkin / d. Maria Guskova, Russia

The Return of Erkin

The Return of Erkin

 

Special mention  We Can’t Live Without Cosmos / d. Konstantin Bronzit, Russia

We Can't Live Without Cosmos

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

Whole Wide World Competition:

1st award White Death (Muerta Blanca), d. Roberto Collío, Chile

White Death

White Death

 

Special Mention – Family Dancing (Bal De Famille) d. Stella di Tocco, France

Family Dancing

Family Dancing

Polish competition:

1st award at Polish Amateurs competitionI Need To Buy Sneakers (Muszę sobie trampki kupić) /  d. Aleksandra Folczak, Poland

I Need to Buy Sneakers

I Need to Buy Sneakers

 

1st award at Polish Students competition –  America (Ameryka) d. Aleksandra Terpińska, Poland

America

America

 

Special mention at Polish Students competitionTalk To Me (Mów Do Mnie) d. Marta Prus, Poland

Talk To Me

Talk To Me

 

1st award at Polish Independents CompetitionStory of Nothing (Mine De Rien) d. Grzegorz Jaroszuk, Poland / France

Story of Nothing

Story of Nothing

 

Special mention at Polish Independents CompetitionFootball Brothers (Trampkarze) d. Marcin Filipowicz, Poland

football

Special awards:

Best DocumentaryObject (Obiekt) d. Paulina Skibińska, Poland

Object

Object

 

Best Live Action film – Zeus (ЗЕВС) d. Pavel G. Vesnakov, Germany / Bułgaria

Zeus

Zeus

 

Best AnimationHippos (Hipoptamy) d. Piotr Dumała, Poland

Hippos

Hippos

 

Best CinematographyMoloch d. Szymon Kapeniak, cinematography: Jacek Podgórski, Poland

Moloch

Moloch

 

Best Sound – It (Oho) d. Genadzi Buto, music: Stanislav Makovskiy, Belarus / Russia

It

It

 

Best Music VideoFlying Lotus: FUCKKKYOUUU d. Eddie Alcazar

FUCKKKYOUUU

Flying Lotus: FUCKKKYOUUU

 

Wild Bison Audience AwardGrandma’s Day (Dzień Babci) d. Miłosz Sakowski, Poland

Grandma's Day

Grandma’s Day

Kids Competition:

KIDS 5+ (800 zł) – Cats Tales d. Vera Myakisheva, Russia

Cat's Tales

Cat’s Tales

 

KIDS 7+ (800 zł) – The Red Thunder d. Alvaro Ron USA, Spain

The Red Thunder

The Red Thunder

 

KIDS 13+ (800 zł) – Alienation d. Laura Lehmus, Germany

Alienation

Alienation

Our top 5 short films from the festival are coming soon, for some visual documentation visit the official FB page of Żubroffka, or our moments at Instagram! Thanks a lot Żubroffka and see you next year!