ŻUBROFFKA – Competition KIDS 13 and up

As part of ŻUBROFFKA International Short Film Festival, we have the pleasure of inviting the children and youth to participate in competition screenings specifically for the young audience!
Entry to all the screenings is free of charge!

KIDS is a unique competition, as the young audience is its Jury. In addition, each screening will be followed with a meeting with film creators and creative classes for the young jury members. Every child, that will participate in screenings, will receive a magic ŻUBROFFKA pencil.

Dear Young Jury Members, you will watch carefully selected short films – titles that are not in the cinema or on TV, produced in various parts of the world. You will be able to watch animations, feature, and experimental films. You will meet the film creators, who will tell you about their films and their work on them. And the most important thing – it will be you, who will select the films that will be awarded.

KIDS 13+ competition screening (84′)

December 6th, 10:00 AM
Forum Cinema, 5 Legionowa Street


director: Ira Elshansky
director of photography: Ira Elshansky
Russia 2018, 6’42”

A gray plasticine man discovers himself in a glowing white room. He leaves traces, but tries to keep the room in its original form, until one day the boundaries of its space change.

Biurko dziadka Stanisława/Grandpa’s desk
director: Daria Kopiec
director of photography: Daria Kopiec
Poland 2017, 2’13”

A family souvenir – a desk. Made from wood, big and full of chests of drawers and compartments, the desk is the space for family memories of many generations. A metaphorical story about a generation bond through a single family treasure – a wooden desk.

Carlotta’s Face
directors: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
directors of photography: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
Germany 2018, 5’

As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around her to have faces. She didn’t even recognize her own face. Years later she learns about a rare untreatable brain disorder.

director: Yorgos Angelopoulos
director of photography: Yannis Drakoularakos
Greece 2017, 14’21”

A young boy thinks his new goldfish is gay, much to the horror of his conservative father.

director: Helen Takkin
director of photography: Heiko Sikka
Estonia 2017, 15’

Elo is a stubborn kindergarten child whose sole purpose is to escape the repression of her evil teacher. One day a new teacher, Helena, appears and Elo’s life changes completely.

Endemiczny Albert/Endemic Albert
director: Zuzanna Sławińska
director of photography: Jakub Wójcik
Poland 2017, 12’

An endemic species is a rare species unique to a certain place or region. Albert is familiar with such words. He knows about many different things. Animal species, their habits – it’s all a piece of cake for him. Unfortunately, when you’re 12, a researcher’s approach doesn’t really win you many friends. One day, Albert decides that he wants to leave his ecological niche behind in order to become an alpha male…

My Body
director: Sandralee Zinzen, Nicolas Nivesse
director of photography: Sandralee Zinzen, Nicolas Nivesse
France 2018, 2’07”

A teenage girl is staring at herself in a mirror. She doesn’t like what she sees; a fat, skinny, ugly girl, she looks like a monster. Maybe she should just take a step back and realize she’s not so monstrous after all.

Skolstartssorg/Schoolyard Blues
director: Maria Eriksson
director of photography: Erik Molberg Hansen
Sweden 2017, 16’

Mika has many things to teach his younger brother, John, on his first day of school, including lessons about the difficult situations that kids shouldn’t have to handle on their own.

The Station
director: Jocelyn Wat
director of photography: Jocelyn Wat
UK 2017, 4’16”

An old lady at a train station excitedly awaits her little girl. Time goes by but there is no sign of her daughter. It turns out she’s got onto the wrong platform! To rescue her, the old lady has to get through the sea-like crowds and mountain-high stairs but the challenges appear to come as much from within as from without. Will the old lady persevere and rescue the little girl?

Виват мушкетёры!/Vivat musketeers!
director: Anton Dyakov
director of photography: Anton Dyakov
Russia 2017, 5’31”

The world is on the verge of an abyss, there is no hope left. But serious men appear, heroes without fear and reproach, real musketeers. Long live the musketeers!

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