Studio Munka is a producer of debut film productions: feature films, documenmaties and animations. Young viewers, who want to produce their films in professional conditions can count on artistic guidance as well as help with production and promotion at Studio Munka. To mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Studio Munka, we invite the Malta audience to the courtyard of the Poznań Ballet School for an open-air screening of a selection of the most interesting short film productions of the Studio.
The Best Fireworks Ever (30')
The plot of the film takes place in contemporary times in a European city. It depicts a day in the life of three young friends, who have to modify their plans for the future in the face of a fictional armed conflict in their country. This story of political fiction won a screenplay contest organised by the Kino Polska television station, inspired by Krzysztof Kieślowski's Blind Chance.
Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzała
Zuzia is 12 and has been doing equestrian vaulting for several years. Due to her age and body type, her older, stronger friends lift her and she is the 'top', the peak of the acrobatic horseback pyramid. A new season begins. During practice, it transpires that the figures featuring Zuzia are no longer graceful or light. The older girls eventually admit that Zuzia has grown and they are no longer strong enough to lift her. It becomes clear that to stay in the team, Zuzia has to find a new role.
60 Kilos of Nothing (26')
A morning in an open-cast mine. Krzysztof begins his first day as manager. In order to survive among the manual workers, from whom he clearly stands apart, he intends to run things with a strong hand. An accident with one of the workers puts Krzysztof's moral principles to the ultimate test. It is easy to be firm in favourable circumstances, but how do you oppose corruption when the consequences can be dire?
American Dream (27')
The small town of Głuchołazy, vibrant in the 1990s, is slowly dying. Unemployment is high, and many residents have left. In an environment that offers no prospects, teenage Szymon decides to follow his dream of becoming a professional wrestler.
The Play-Off (30')
Zyga, 38, from somewhere near Warsaw, tries to explain the rules that govern the world to his son, Witek. Not that he always abides by those rules, which the perceptive boy is quick to observe. The film won the Jańcio Wodnik Award for the best short at the Prowincjonalia 2017 Film Festival and the Best Short Feature Film Award at the Warsaw Film Festival in 2016.