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Director and screenwriter: Marcin Filipowicz

Directors of photography: Dominik Zadęcki, Hubert Stępniewicz, Weronika Bilska

Editor: Przemysław Chruścielewski

Production managers: Karolina Korta, Beata Rzeźniczek

Artistic supervisor: Michał Rosa

Cast: Marek Kalita, James Fordham

Year of production: 2012

Running time: 19'

This is a story of a difficult relationship between a demanding father and his 11 year old son. After a longer absence the father unexpectedly comes back and takes his son on a holiday. In a mysterious forest he teaches the boy basic skills that each man must know in order to survive in the most difficult conditions: how to make a fire, build a hut and hide under water.

Film represented by Krakow Film Foundation

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Festival screenings of the film:

6th Next International Film Festival, Romania (2012) - in competition

10th International Festival Signes de Nuit, France (2012) - in competition

14th Festival of European Cinema in Essonne, France (2012) - screening

10th Neisse Film Festival, Germany (2013) - in competition

8th Sardinia Film Festival, Italy (2013) - in competition

10th Naoussa International Film Festival, Greece (2013) - in competition

12th St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films "Beginning", Russia (2013) - in competition

3rd Ploiesti International Film Festival, Romania (2013) - Best International Short Film

6th Central and Eastern European Film Festival CinEast, Luxembourg (2013) - in competition

54th Brno16 International Short Film Festival, Czech Republic (2013) - in competition

6th Northern Wave International Film Festival, Iceland (2013) - in competition

10th Fresh Film Fest 2013 - Prague International Festival of First Features and Student Films, Czech Republic (2013) - screening

filmPOLSKA, Berlin, Germany (2013) - screening

Play Poland Film Festival, travelling (2013) - screening

20th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival, USA (2013) - screening

54th Zlin Film Festival, Czech Republic (2014) - in competition

1st Student International Film Festival, Croatia (2014) - in competition

International Short Film Festival of the Baltic Sea States Open Place, Latvia (2014) - in competition

Sesily International Short Film Festival, Georgia (2014) - in competition

12th Reykjavik Shorts & Docs, Iceland (2014) - screening

17th Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico (2014) - screening

12th New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland (2012) - Grand Prix in the Polish Short Films Competition

31st The Youth and Film - The Festival of Film Debuts in Koszalin, Poland (2012) - in competition

52nd Kraków Film Festival, Poland (2012) - screening

38th Gdynia Film Festival, Poland (2013) - in competition

8th International Short Film Festival Żubroffka, Poland (2013) - in competition

10th Węgiel International Student Film Festival, Poland (2013) - in competition

3rd Festival of Young Cinema "Piękni Dwudziestoletni", Poland (2013) - Award for Best Actor for James Fordham

5th Solanin Film Festival, Poland (2013) - Special Mention

9th Quest Europe International Film Festival, Poland (2013) - Award for Best Young Actor for James Fordham

1st Independent Film Festival QL, Poland (2013) - in competition

10th GOFFR Film Festival, Poland (2013) - First Prize

42nd Lubuskie Film Summer, Poland (2013) - screening

1st Filmmakers' Day, Poland (2013) - screening

4. Student Art Festival sSAFka, Poland (2014) - screening

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