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Holding Your Breath

Holding Your Breath

Director: Katarzyna Sikorska

Screenwriter: Katarzyna Sikorska

Director of photography: Arkadiusz Powałka

Editor: Aneta Bochnacka, Katarzyna Sikorska

Sound: Mikołaj Sosnowski

Composer: Aleksander Żurowski

Production manager: Barbara Owsińska

Artistic supervisor: Andrzej Fidyk, Marcin Koszałka

Year of production: 2021

Running time: 14'

Wojtek is an S11 class swimmer, a Paralympic silver medalist, and European and World Champion. He was meant to be the first blind freediver in Poland. However the pandemic prevents him from finishing his course in single breath diving, and competing in the Olympics and other championships. This causes him to reconsider his carrier in sports.

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Festival screenings of the film:

13. Solanin Film Festival, Nowa Sól, Poland, 2021 – in competition

International Film School Festival Tetouan, Morocco, 2021 – screening

The Polish Sports Film Festival, Zakopane, Poland, 2021 – Distinction "Silver Mammoth"

4. Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival, Japan, 2022 - in competition

LJMU MA Short Film Festival, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2022 - in competition

7. Golden Baklava International Student Film Festival, Gaziantep, Turkey, 2022 - in competition

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

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

Bistre Reke Short Documentary Film Festival, Temska, Serbia, 2022 - in competition

13. Iran International Sport Film Festival, Tehran, Iran, 2022 - Best Directing Short Documentary

19. European Film Festival Integration You and Me, Koszalin, Poland, 2022 – in competition

Monstrale International Short Film Festival, Halle (Saale), Germany, 2022 - in competition