We already know the award-winners of this year's Slamdance festival. Among the award-winning films, there are two Polish short film productions!

Slamdance Film Festival is one of the largest independent film festivals in the world. It has been organised since 1995 in Park City, Utah. The first edition of the festival was organised by a group of subversive film-makers whose films had not qualified for the programme of the Sundance festival. They felt the need to show their films, so they organised their own festival, whose motto is "from film-makers to film-makers." During twenty years of its history, the festival opened the road to fame for such directors as Christopher Nolan, Marc Forster, Jared Hess, Oren Peli, Benh Zeitlin, Seth Gordon, Lynn Shelton and Lena Dunham.

The film by Magda Jaroszewicz was chosen as the best short experimental film. "Shooting stars" is an unusual documentary film, in which the viewers participates in the observation of one night on one street. They see only what they can imagine, they hear only what they want to hear. The distanced eye brings the images closer and sharpens them, but their interpretation remains in the mind of the observer. Everyone will derive their own story from this observation. You can discuss its contents according to your own experiences, remembering how strongly we are involved in the manipulation of the media and other external stimuli. The starting point is the image, generated in the observer's head. The observer is a guide but it is the viewer who gives meaning to this night. The producer of the award-winning film is the Matata Studio.

In turn, the great Jury award for the best short animated film went to  "The Little Soul" by Barbara Rupik. Film also  win CreativeFuture Innovation Award. Awarded film tells about a dead body located on the banks of the river. Its decaying insides still envelop the soul - a miniature of the body of the deceased. The rotting organs come apart and a tiny figure forces its way through to the outside. Standing on the river bank, it says goodbye to its body and sets out on the journey to the posthumous world. The producer of the award-winning animated film is the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School.

You can find more information about the festival on its website, and the list of all award-winners can be found here.