Szczecin on Short Waves
The Polish Short Films Festival has attracted full-house attendance in the Helios cinema. Following a two-hour marathon, Szczecin residents cast their votes for the best festival film, and for the best author, who will receive a special award – SZCZECIN WAVE 2010.
The 2nd Polish Short Films Festival SHORT WAVES, based on the project developed by the Ad Arte Foundation, started on 15 April and will continue till the end of the month. During this period, the best Polish short films will be shown in 33 towns and cities, including 30 localities in Poland, as well as in Berlin, Dublin and London.
The idea of Short Waves is to promote and present Polish short-film cinema. The organisers put no barriers as to the genre, form, style, or theme, and no division of artists into professionals and amateurs is observed. The films submitted for the festival had to satisfy two general criteria, namely they had to be made after 2008, and their duration could not exceed 30 minutes.
150 films were sent for this year’s festival, including cartoons, documentaries, feature films, video clips, video-arts and commercials. Out of all films, the 10 most interesting ones were selected. Now it is time for the vote by the Grand Jury – the festival audience.
The audience in all festival towns and cities choose the best film, the author of which receives the Audience Grand Prix and a financial prize. Additionally, the author of the film selected in Szczecin will receive a special award - SZCZECIN WAVE 2010 - amounting to PLN 7,500 for the production of a movie in our city.
More at www.shortwaves.pl