Twist & Blood

Director and screenwriter: Kuba Czekaj

Director of photography: Tomasz Woźniczka

Editor: Daniel Gąsiorowski

Music: Bartłomiej Gliniak

Production managers: Kinga Kłusak, Monika Paćkowska

Artistic supervisors: Jerzy Stuhr, Joanna Krauze, Michał Rosa

Cast: James Fordham, Emilia Stachurska, Monika Kwiatkowska-Dejczer, Arkadiusz Janiczek, Maria Maj, Henryk Niebudek

Year of production: 2010

Running time: 32'

Eleven years old so called Bellyboy is the laughing object among his teers.The parents at all cost want to change him, to slim him down. Bellyboy has yet his own way for relieving the negative emotions but it is a secret. With time he'll give it a way to his friend whom he fancies...

Film represented by Krakow Film Foundation

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Festival screenings of the film:

40th International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte, Germany (2011) - Best Feature Film Under 30 Minutes

41st Molodist International Film Festival, Ukraine (2011) - Best Student Film

14th Kyoto International Student Film and Video Festival, Japan (2011) - Grand Prix

International Student Film Festival Ostrava Picture, Czech Republic (2011) - Honorary Mention

San Francisco International Festival of Short Films, USA (2011) - Special Mention for Directing

18th Next Frame UFVA's Touring Festival of International Student Film & Video, USA (2011) - 2nd Place Narrative Award

12th Aubagne International Film Festival, France (2011) - in competition

4th Early Melons International Student Film Festival, Slovakia (2011) - in competition

59th San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain (2011) - in competition

21st Film Festival Cottbus, Germany (2011) - in competition

10th Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning, Russia (2011) - in competition

8th Fresh Film Fest, Czech Republic (2011) - in competition

6th Lola Kenya Screen Film Festival, Kenya (2011) - in competition

17th Annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival, USA (2011) - in competition

6th Vilnius Film Shorts, Lithuania (2011) - in competition

9th Hollywood International Student Film Festival, USA (2011) - in competition

La Cabina International Festival of Medium-Lenght Films, Spain (2011) - in competition

Cinemagic International Film Festival, United Kingdom (2011) - in competition

30th Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival, Finland (2011) - in competition

11th Up-and-coming International Film Festival, Germany (2011) - in competition

Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival, USA (2011) - in competition

2nd Shqip International Short Film Festival, Kosovo (2011) - in competition

Seattle Polish Film Festival, USA (2011) - screening

16th Slamdance International Film Festival, USA (2011) - screening

19th Raindance International Film Festival, United Kingdom (2011) - screening

8th Festival du Cinema de Brive, France (2011) - screening

19th Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal (2011) - screening

11th Un Festival C'est Trop Court!, France (2011) - screening

12th International Izmir Short Film Festival, Turkey (2011) - screening

filmPOLSKA, Berlin, Germany (2011) - screening

Los Angeles Movie Awards, USA (2012) - Award of Excellence and Best Screenplay Award

Mexico International Film Festival, Mexico (2012) - Golden Palm Winner

8th New York Polish Film Festival, USA (2012) - Special Award for Cinematography and Krzysztof Kieślowski "Beyond Borders" Award

Union Internationale du Cinema UNICA, Bulgaria - Golden Medal

14th Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel (2012) - in competition

10th In The Palace Balchik International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria (2012) - in competition

11th Euganea Film Festival, Italy (2012) - in competition

New York City International Film Festival, USA (2012) - in competition

Winter Film Awards Festival, USA (2012) - in competition

15th Bermuda International Film Festival, USA (2012) - in competition

39th Athens International Film and Video Festival, USA (2012) - in competition

Arcipelago International Festival of Short Films and New Images, Italy (2012) - screening

10th Tabor Film Festival, Croatia (2012) - screening

Play Poland Film Festival, travelling (2012) - screening

2nd Hot Media International Film Festival, USA (2013) - Best Director in a Short Film

New York City Independent Film Festival, USA (2013) - in competition

International Short Film Festival Cinema Perpetuum Mobile, Belarus (2013) - in competition

20th International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece (2014) - screening

11th Budapest Short International Film Festival BuSho, Hungary (2015) - screening

35th Gdynia Film Festival, Poland (2010) - Best Short Film

26th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland (2010) - in competition

9th International Independent Film Forum, Poland (2010) - Grand Prix

Toruń Short Film Festival, Poland (2010) - in competition

30th The Youth and Film - The Festival of Film Debuts in Koszalin, Poland (2011) - Best Short Fiction Film

11th New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland (2011) - in competition

51st Kraków Film Festival, Poland (2011) - in competition

18. Nationwide Film Festival Prowincjonalia, Poland (2011) - Best Short Fiction Film

Golden Anteaters Film Festival, Poland (2011) - Audience Award

Kult Off Kino Independent Film Festival, Poland (2011) - Grand Prix

2nd Camera, Action! Festival of Film Critics, Poland (2011) - Best Actor Award for James Fordham and Award for Best Production

11th Independent and Amateur Film Festival KAN, Poland (2011) - Best Fiction Film

17th Summer of Films, Poland (2011) - Main Prize

5th Film and Art Festival Two Riversides, Poland (2011) - in competition

6th Independent Film Festival "OFF jak gorąco", Poland (2011) - Grand Prix

Short Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland (2011) - Best Student Film and Audience Award

"Filmowa Góra" Film Festival, Poland (2011) - Audience Award

9th "Opolskie Lamy" Film Festival, Poland (2011) - Grand Prix in the Student Etudes Competition

10th International Independent Film Forum, Poland (2011) - Jan Machulski Polish Independent Cinema Awards for Best Film and Best Directing for Kuba Czekaj

4th Polish Film Meetings "Kameralne Lato", Poland (2011) - in competition

14th International Film Festival Zoom-zbliżenia, Poland (2011) - in competition

11th Sopot Film Festival, Poland (2011) - in competition

8th Węgiel International Student Film Festival, Poland (2011) - in competition

KolorOFFOn Film Festival, Poland (2011) - in competition

International Independent Film Festival „Publicystyka”, Poland (2012) - Grand Prix in the Student Films Competition

58th Nationwide Independent Film Competition OKFA, Poland (2012) - First Prize in the Student Films Competition

9th Best Off Film Festival, Poland (2013) - in competition

4th International Festival of Film Producers Regiofun, Poland (2013) - screening

Bytom Film Festival, Poland (2016) - screening

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