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All Souls' Day

Director and screenwriter: Aleksandra Terpińska

Director of photography: Bartosz Bieniek

Editor: Daniel Gąsiorowski

Music: Max Richter

Production manager: Monika Bałuch

Artistic supervisor: Michał Rosa

Cast: Jaśmina Polak, Ewa Dałkowska, Mariusz Bonaszewski, Anatol Fuksiewicz, Katarzyna Ptasińska, Krzysztof Czeczot

Year of production: 2012

Running time: 18'

On her eighteenth birthday, Lena is trying to bond with her family.  All Souls' Day, a time for contacting the dead and getting together to return to one's roots, puts our protagonist in a special mood and changes her outlook on her own problems. Everything that happens throughout the day will revolutionise Lena's view of her family. It is a story of the search for one's identity and roots, of life and death, of the co-existence of parallel worlds that come together through the power of love.

Film represented by Krakow Film Foundation

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Festival screenings of the film:

60th San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain (2012) - in competition

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

13th Annual Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA (2012) - Cinema Without Borders Award

22nd Film Festival Cottbus, Germany (2012) - Best Short Film

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

35th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France (2013) - in competition

18th Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania (2013) - in competition

4th Flicks Student Film Festival, The Netherlands (2013) - in competition

20th International Film Festival FebioFest, Slovakia (2013) - in competition

2nd Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (2013) - Special Jury Award

22nd Aspen Shortsfest, USA (2013) - in competition

34th Durban International Film Festival, South Africa (2013) - in competition

21st Art Film Fest, Slovakia (2013) - in competition

19th Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA (2013) - in competition

6th Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Ukraine (2013) - in competition

5th Milwaukee Film Festival, USA (2013) - in competition

Cinefiesta 2013, Puerto Rico (2013) - in competition

19th International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece (2013) - Grand Prix

10th Naoussa International Film Festival, Greece (2013) - Best South East Europe Talents Film

International Short Film Festival of Lille 2013, France (2013) - in competition

Les Enfants terribles European First Film Festival, Belgium (2013) - Prix International du Jury Jeune

19th Aye Aye International Film Festival, France (2013) - in competition

24th Ljubljana International Film Festival, Slovenia (2013) - in competition

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

3rd Ploiesti International Film Festival, Romania (2013) - in competition

33rd International Film Festival Autumn In Voronet, Romania (2013) - Best Student Film

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

6th International Student Film Festival DukaFest, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2013) - in competition

1st International Film Festival Toamna de Aur, Moldova (2013) - in competition

31st Festival Tous Courts Aix-en-Provence, France (2013) - Special Jury Award

67th Edinburgh International Film Festival, United Kingdom (2013) - screening

21st Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal (2013) - screening

22nd Festival Sequence Court-metrage, France (2013) - screening

25th Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Turkey (2013) - screening

filmPOLSKA, Berlin, Germany (2013) - screening

Play Poland Film Festival, travelling (2013) - screening

11th Reykjavik Shorts & Docs, Iceland (2013) - screening

Cambridge Watersprite International Student Film Festival, United Kingdom (2014) - Awards for Best Directing and Best Cinematography and Nomination for the Best Fiction Film Award

15th Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival, Italy (2014) - in competition

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

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

2nd Fabriano Film Festival, Italy (2014) - Best International Short Film

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

11th FilmFest Eberswalde, Germany (2014) - in competition

2nd International Film Festival Fer Film, Kosovo (2014) - in competition

4th New Vision International Film Festival, Ukraine (2014) - in competition

9th Prague Short Film Festival, Czech Republic (2014) - screening

6th Ljubljana International Short Film Festival, Slovenia (2014) - screening

2nd Budapest Short Film Festival Friss Hus, Hungary (2014) - screening

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

9th International Short Film Festival Vilnius Film Shorts, Lithuania (2014) - screening

29th Brest European Short Film Festival, France (2014) - screening

21st Court c'est court Short Film Festival, France (2014) - screening

21st Golden Boll International Film Festival, Turkey (2014) - screening

Polish Film Festival Puma Media, Australia (2014) - screening

Anthropological Film Festival of Children and Youth, Slovenia (2015) - in competition

22nd International Short Film Week Regensburg, Germany (2016) - screening

37th Gdynia Film Festival, Poland (2012) - in competition

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

20th Camerimage International Film Festival, Poland (2012) - PISF and Mastershot Award in the Student Etudes Competition

19th International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima, Poland (2012) - Honorable Mention in Etiuda Competition

12th New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland (2012) - in competition

11th International Independent Film Forum, Poland (2012) - in competition

41st Lubuskie Film Summer, Poland (2012) - in competition

6th Film and Art Festival Two Riversides, Poland (2012) - in competition

5th Polish Film Meetings "Kameralne Lato", Poland (2012) - in competition

13th Sopot Film Festival, Poland (2012) - in competition

10th "Opolskie Lamy" Film Festival, Poland (2012) - in competition

9th Węgiel International Student Film Festival, Poland (2012) - Special Mention

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

5th Short Waves Film Festival, Poland (2013) - in competition

8th International Short Film Festival Żubroffka, Poland (2013) - Special Mention

13th Independent and Amateur Film Festival KAN, Poland (2013) - in competition

6th Festival of Film Directing, Poland (2013) - Special Mention

9th Quest Europe International Film Festival, Poland (2013) - in competition

1st Film Festival Eureka, Poland (2013) - Second Prize in the Fiction Film category

7th Festival of Polish Independent Film Offeliada, Poland (2013) - in competition

59th Nationwide Independent Film Competition OKFA, Poland (2013) - Grand Prix in the Student Films Competition

1st Independent Film Festival QL, Poland (2013) - Special Mention

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

6th OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema, Poland (2013) - screening

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

7th Filmoffo Film Festival, Poland (2014) - in competition

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

23rd Camerimage International Film Festival, Poland (2015) - screening

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