ASHES with the world premiere at Tribeca Festival!
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06. 06. 2021. Department

Our animated short ASHES by Joanna Dudek has been selected for the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Shorts Program as the only Polish film with its world premiere status.

46 short films from 20 countries have been selected for the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.

"From June 9 to June 20, enjoy mesmerizing short films that broaden perspectives and spark conversations. The selections this year, highlight the tenacity and creativity of storytellers from around the world."

"As we curated these in-person programs, we thought a great deal about the challenges of the past year and what our audience has been missing; travel, music, dance, and fun," said Sharon Badal, Vice President of Filmmaker Relations and Shorts Programming. "Our programs are lighter, brighter and inspiring. They introduce unique new voices to our audience."

Animated shorts are curated by Whoopi G.

See the details:

The main character in "Ashes" is Danuta. She is the narrator as well as grandmother of the director. Danuta is traveling in time to tell her life story. It is a sentimental voyage back to moments spent with the love of her life - Edward. "Because of these letters i feel like I’m falling in love with him all over again..." – Danuta says in the film and it very much describes the story.The letters from her husband are bringing Danuta back to the feelings she once had for Edward and helps her to, in a way, get closer to him even though he has been dead for a long time. She is revisiting places and reliving her youth. Their life together after World War II in a Communistic Poland was far from easy, but Danuta is always trying to see the positive things in life. The memory is captured in objects from Danutas and Edwards life that the creator is using to show the story. The technique that is used in “Ashes” is coherent with the nostalgic love story. The black and white look that was created is very much inspired by Man Rays photographies and his own technique called Rayograph.

script, directing, animation, editing: Joanna Dudek
sound: Rafał Nowak, Wiktor Skrzypczyński
voice-over: Helena Norowicz
artistic supervision: Mariusz Wilczyński, Joanna Jasińska-Koronkiewicz

Congratulations Joanna, good luck and fingers crossed!!!