Few days ago a Norwegian festival Reanima came to an end. At the festival two Polish films were awarded: "Impossible Figures and Other Stories II" by Marta Pajek and "Oh Mother!" by Paulina Ziółkowska.

Two Polish films were awarded at the already finished International Animated Film Festival Reanima in Norway.

The film "Impossible Figures and Other Stories II" by Marta Pajek was chosen the best short film, and "Oh Mother!" by Paulina Ziółkowska has won the award for the best student film.

"Impossible Figures and Other Stories II" is a second part of the triptych based on the idea of impossible figures - the figures that can be drawn but it is impossible for them to exist in real life. The animated cycle is the author's statement about a woman's role defined in three different spaces starting with the most intimate one - like home and family - and finishing with the broader social context. The third part of the "Impossible Figures and Other Stories" triptych, with a work title "Strip-tease", got a production support from the Polish Film Institute. The production starts in the fall. The producer of Pajek's triptych is Animoon animation studio from Warsaw.

The characters in "Oh Mother!" are mother and son, who are constantly switching places and roles. Sometimes the mother is an adult and sometimes the son grows up and takes care of a suddenly childish woman. The arrangement seem to work fine until the boy decides to abandon his overprotective mother and begin an independent life. The film producers are Fumi Studio and Łódź Film School.

More information available at the festival website.