Non-fiction Animation


This growing animation subgenre is extremely important due to the understanding of narrative strategies of contemporary cinema. More and more often, artists move away from creating new stories, focusing instead on working with their own experiences and talking about people they have met in person. Non-fiction animation is not always a straight recording of reality – often, it is about improvising around prepared material, like memories, specific data or fragments of photographs. Sometimes, an audio recording will suffice. Similarly to documentary films, their animated variation fires up the authors’ creativity to the point where the audience might invoke a certain cliché – that life writes the best stories. This year’s set of non-fiction animation features a lot of different ones. From interviews with people who met extraterrestrial beings, through memories of a heroic rooster, to a sociological/meditative animation on the homo sapiens. Every single on of them told with a masterful and fresh approch to the medium.


I Met the Walrus, Josh Raskin, CAN 2007
My mother’s Coat, Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits, UK 2010
Bits and Species, Urszula Palusińska, PL 2010
Over the Top, Tristan Dyer, USA 2014
Beams, Mitchell Crawford, USA 2015
Marcel, King of Tervuren, Tom Schroeder, BEL 2012
Henio, Agnieszka Kotulska, PL 2015
Never like the first time!, In Dreams, SWE 2006
In Dreams, Samuel Blain, UK 2014

The Black Horse Competition

Feature debuts and second films competition

The Black Horse of Animation Competition 1/3

Short animations competition

The Black Horse of Animation Competition 2/3

Short animations competition

The Black Horse of Animation Competition 3/3

Short animations competition

Give it a Chance!

Set of animations, from which viewers will choose film, which will join the Black Horse of Animation competition

The Black Horse of Video Games Competition

New video games competition. Technological Partner of the exhibition is PCStore

Jury reviews

Barczyk, van Elmbt, Dębski, Verveake, Dvorský. Films, animations, video games.

Out of Competition

Sensual cinema from three different continents. Debuts and second films screened out of of competition.


No matter the costs or opinions. Music films and documentaries from all over the world

Do you play?

Designer, producer, journalist. Video game aesthetics and criticism panel


Not quite imagined. Periphery of music videos. Games of animation.

Music Stage

Cassette sets, pocket jam session, pop from Berlin and house from Katowice. Concerts, live acts, DJ sets

Accompanying Events

Animations from Budapest, adventure games from Katowice, peculiarities from VR