Science in Fiction: Jean Painlevé + Festival Closing

set of short nature docs, 80’
01.10 SU 7.00 PM @Katowice Miasto Ogrodów: Sala 211

DIRECTED BY: Jean Painlevé

7 short films by Jean Painlevé from the 1933-1978 period are a gateway to the eccentric world of one of the most brilliant French filmmakers of all time. Painlevé – a researcher with ties to surrealists – created documentary miniatures, where he observed peculiar, often underwater animals: from sea horses and shrimp to Akera bullata sea snails and octopuses. His films mix avant-garde tricks with a steady, detailed observation of the animal world and were key to establishing the French tradition of nature cinema.

The screening will be combined with a few words closing the festival and short prize deal in the Black Horse competitions.


International competition of feature film debuts


Comedy in retromania spirit by McCary and eccentric nature films by Painlevé. Films and documentaries


A meeting of two strangers in an empty compartment, the passions hidden by the habit, a political crisis of a century ago. A review of the works of Jerzy Kawalerowicz


Laibach in North Korea, how Native Amercians started punk rock, in Warsaw they had their own Jarocin, jazz, yass and film music by Trzaska. Music films and documentaries from all over the world


International competition of short, animated debuts and school films


International competition of short, animated debuts and school films


International competition of short, animated debuts and school films


Young animations from London and when animation and music meets. Animated shorts and music videos


Anime that overturned the canon. Feature animated films


International competition of new video games


B video games, indie showcase by night, new adventures from Katowice, playing with live music. Interactive exhibitions, indie games market and multimedia show


International competition of new music videos


Shocking, Silesian, filmish, VR music videos and Florence & The Machine. Music videos sets and interactive exhibition


About the Book of Colours, the Land of Mushrooms, a Door Called Horse and in 30 second about Katowice. Accompanying events