MY FAT ARSE... won the Second Prize Cinéfondation!
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27. 10. 2020. Department

Short animated MY FAT ARSE AND I by Yelyzaveta Pysmak has received the Second Prize of the Cannes Cinéfondation 2020!

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The winners will receive a €15,000 grant for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.

The Cinéfondation First Prize and the short films in Competition will be screened at the Cinéma du Panthéon on October 31st at 10:00 a.m.


One morning a girl tries on a pair of new pants, yet they don't quite fit her. More precisely, they are impossible to zip.The girl is bewildered. In the mirror she sees herself like the fattest piglet the world has seen. She decides to go on a strict diet as quickly as possible. No sweets, no sodas, just water with an occasional lemon. The plan goes quite well, draining all of fat away, but with that goes all the joy of life. Even though now extremely thin, the girl doesn't stop. She is now is more of a zombie, coming blindly to the fridge, that haunts her at night. In the moment of the last seduction by the fridge the Angel of United Bitches of Slimbuttlandia comes to her with a royal invitation to visit the Kingdom and to participate in a  royal ceremony. What is this ceremony? Are the Skinny Buttangels that lovely and harmless as they try to appear? Which God do they praise? Is there a way back from The United Bitches of Slimbuttlandia if anything goes slightly off track?

Screenplay and directed by: Yelyzaveta Pysmak
Animation: Yelyzaveta Pysmak, Michalina Musialik, Agata Perszutów, Magda Sych
Coloring: Eleonora Jodkowska
Editing: Natalia Jastrzębska
Sound: Szymon Kucharski, Michał Lejczak
Music: Edvard Grieg "In the Hall of the Mountain King" (in arrangement of Zhanna Pismak and Michał Lejczak) Peter Tchaikowsky "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" (in arrangement of Szymon Kucharski)
Original music by: Michał Lejczak
Voices: Anna Dłużniewska, Yelyzaveta Pysmak, Zuzanna Stach, Julia Benedyktowicz
Artistic supervision: Piotr Dumała, Piotr Milczarek

Following on from the Official Selection, the online Marché du Film and the short films, the Festival de Cannes reveals Cinéfondation’s 2020 Selection of films submitted by film schools from around the world.

The Cinéfondation Selection showcases short films produced by film students from around the world, and has been nurturing new generations of filmmakers since 1998, including Emmanuelle Bercot, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Léa Mysius, Kornél Mundruczó, Claire Burger, Cãtãlin Mitulescu, Jessica Hausner, Corneliu Porumboiu, Annie Silverstein, Asif Kapadia, Pippa Bianco, Dani Rosenberg, Alice Furtado, Anna Cazenave Cambet, Etienne Kallos and Nadav Lapid.

Now in its 23rd edition, this year's selection comitee lead by Dimitra Karya features 17 films (13 narrative films and four animated films) by eleven men and eight women, selected from among the 1,952 works that were submitted by participating film schools. Israel, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Hungary, Romania, India, Switzerland, the United States, South Korea, France, Poland, Portugal, Germany and Slovenia are all represented this year, with the latter having been included in the selection for the very first time.

The screening of the Cinéfondation Selection, which culminates in the Jury awarding Prizes, will take place next autumn at the Palais des festivals in Cannes. The exact date and the names of the jury members will be revealed very soon.

Congratulations Yelyzaveta!!!