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The Hero

The Hero

Director: Milena Dutkowska

Screenwriter: Milena Dutkowska

Director of photography: Igor Połaniewicz

Editor: Nikodem Chabior

Sound: Adam Sypka

Composer: Teoniki Rożynek, Marcin Markowicz

Production manager: Ernest Małkiewicz

Artistic supervisor: Filip Bajon

Cast: Cyprian Grabowski, Anna Seniuk, Edyta Torhan, Krzysztof Dracz, Mateusz Biernat, Bartłomiej Firlet

Year of production: 2021

Running time: 24'

Cyprian, 10 years old orphan, raised by his beloved grandmother, dreams to become a real hero. Suddenly his grandmother dies and a threat of an orphanage hangs over Cyprian. Now he has to confront with the real loss and realize what it means to be a hero in the face of suffering.

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Festival screenings of the film:

43. Moscow International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia, 2021 – in short films competition

15. Film and Art Festival Two Riversides, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, 2021 – in competition

46. Polish Film Festival, Gdynia, Poland, 2021 - in competition

12. "Camera Action" Film Critics Festival, Łódź, Poland, 2021 – The Main Award in the category of the best etude

26. International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLiNGEL, Chemnitz, Germany, 2021 – in competition

10. Festiwal Filmów Frapujących, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland, 2021 – in competition

22. Polish Film Festival Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States, 2021 - Bridging the Borders Award

28. Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival, Ann Arbor, United States, 2021 - Award for the best short film

75. Salerno International Film Festival, Salerno, Italy, 2021 - in competition

Harkat 16mm Film Festival, Mumbai, India, 2021 – in competition

45. Grenzland-Filmtage Selb International Film Festival, Selb, Germany, 2022 - Jury film Award "Eastern European Film"

27th National Film Festival "Prowincjonalia 2022", Września, Poland, 2022 - in competition

19. Węgiel Film Festiwal, Katowice, Poland, 2022 – Audience Award

62. Zlín Film Festival International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Zlín, Czechia, 2022 - Jury Award in the Live-Action Category

5. Polish Film Festival Vistula in Kyrgyzstan, 2022 – screening

10. Polish Film Festival Vistula in Tajikistan, Dushanbe, 2022 - screening

28. Palm Springs International ShortFest, Palm Springs, California, United States, 2022 - in competition

51. Lubuskie Film Summer, Łagów, Poland, 2022 – Mention of the Jury in Short Feature Competition

18. BuSho Budapest Short Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 2022 - in competition

5. „Świat Maklaka” Film Festival, Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland, 2022 - Grand Prix

7. Lower Silesia Film Festival "Złoty Samorodek", Złotoryja, Poland, 2022 - II Award in the Fiction Category

20. Opolskie Lamy Film Festival, Opole, Poland, 2022 – in competition

1. Nano Film Festival, Kraków, Poland, 2022 - in competition

17. Austin Polish Film Festival, Austin, United States, 2022 - in competition

8. Splat!FilmFest - International Fantastic Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 2022 - Méliès d’Argent Award Winner

15. Offeliada, Gniezno, Poland, 2022 – "Ikar" Award for the best science fiction/fantasy short film, "Hamlet" Award of the Student Jury

1. Bana Film Festival, Pleszew, Poland, 2022 - Honorable Mention

3. Barć Film Festival, Barcin, Poland, 2022 – in competition

9. International Usak Short Film Festival, Uşak, Turkey, 2022 - in competition