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We Will Fail - Teaser
Dir Olga Ozierańska
We will fail video it’s a story of fascination and mystery set in a timeless space filled with potted plants, modernist furniture, old museum specimen and other ephemera. The main characters conducts a series of surrealist acts and pseudo-scientific experiments lifted straight from Codex Seraphinianus. The central object of the video is a mysterious chemical substance, the effects of which are never revealed —but which must be powerful, as hinted by the violent dimming of the lights. Is it a chemical weapon? Is it a powerful drug? Maybe a cure for a disease or the elixir of youth? The answer is up to each watcher.    Olga Ozierańska was born in Poland, in 1986. She is a multimedia artist. The range of her activities comprises mainly film and photography Olga received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Art in Poznan, Poland in 2011 (specialisation Intermedia). She also studied in Granada, Spain. She received a grant at Central Saint Martins in London. Her works have been exhibited in Spain, Lithuania, Slovakia, Romania and Poland. She won the Art and Fashion competition in the category of Fashion Photograph in 2011 and she took part in prestigious Fashionclash Festival in Maastricht in 2014. Her films have been shown on Proxi Act London Short Film Festival and Arte Video Koeln  
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3rd screening of works in the COMPETITION - HALL
1. Anna Błaszczyk, Trzej Królowie, 2014, Poland 00:08:13
2. Jacek Jędrzejczak, Blind Windows, 2014, Poland 00:10:28
3. Pat Dudek, Krótka kakofonia brzydoty, 2014, Poland 00:05:03
Short Cacophony Of Ugliness' is about how many things in our lives are not important at all. Under the pretext of adaptation a 'Floaters' ('Topielice', a poem by Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska) I tried to find objectivity with respect to reduction of value, nihilism and ideological doubts.
Video is based on the combination of opposite characteristics; excessive 'nice looking' interacts here with degraded quality, poetry with childish chatter, naturalistic document intertwine with the surrealistic narration, and the value of human life is measured on the scale of accompanying ugliness.
Ostensible order of logical responses is disturbed, the movie suggests to the viewer the probability of finding the truth in the experience seemingly unreal and comical. However narration allows to judge, whether the conclusion of the film is universal and objective truth or just transposition of the philosophy contained in poem.
Pat Dudek (born 1992) currently studies Film and Multimedia at the Warsaw Film School and is a graduate of the Liceum Plastyczne im. Wojciecha Gersona in Warsaw. He works with visual arts (graphic art), audio (production, sound, vocals), video and performance art. He is mostly influenced by modern conceptual artists, ritualism and primitive art. In his works, he combines social issues such as impossibility of adaptation, uniformity or the impact of aggressive capitalism on spiritualism and folk rituals. Co-founder and lead singer of the musical project Undine.
4. Yoshiya Hirayama, Scratch from dinner, 2012, Japan 00:02:08
5. Monika Czyżyk, Patrzątka, 2015, Finland 00:17:12
6. Combi Cats, Johny Little Pony, 2015, Poland 00:03:13
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  • Jury 2nd stage: Frieder Schlaich
    Frieder Schlaich is a German producer and director born in 1961 in Stuttgart. After studying Visual Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, his debut film HALFMOON, based on writings by Paul Bowles, received numerous awards and international critical acclaim. His subsequent film OTOMO, based on the true story of an African immigrant in Stuttgart, won Best Film at Bergano and the Diversity in Spirit Award at Vancouver in 2000. Since then he has produced with his production company FILMGALERIE 451 films by such diverse artists as Christoph Schlingensief (FREAKSTARS 3000 & THE AFRICAN TWIN TOWERS), Werner Schroeter (int. co-production NUIT DE CHIEN), Heinz Emigholz (GOFF IN THE DESERT, PARABETON, THE AIRSTRIP), Irene von Alberti (STADT ALS BEUTE, TANGERINE), Cynthia Beatt (THE INVISIBLE FRAME, with Tilda Swinton), Elfi Mikesch (MONDO LUX), Omer Fast (CONTINUITY) or his latest short film (THREE STONES FOR JEAN GENET) with Patti Smith.

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  • Jury of 2nd stage: Wojciech Bąkowski
    Wojciech Bąkowski (born 1979)
    Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań in 2005.
    Artist, poet, musician. Author of: animated movies, videos, audioperformances, alternative music, drawings and graphics. Member of music bands: KOT, Czykita, NIWEA. Since May 2007 along with Radosław Szlaga, Tomasz Mróz, Konrad Smoleński, Piotr Bosacki, Magdalena Starska and Iza Tarasewicz is a member of artistic group PENERSTWO.
    Winner of Deutsche Bank Prize “Views 2009”.
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  • Jury 1st stage: Adam Witkowski
    Adam Witkowski is a visual artist working in the common area of several media - installation, video, audio, music and painting. In 2004 he graduated from the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk where he currently teaches.
    Since graduation he took part in over 170 solo and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad (Germany, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Russia).
    Co-founder of several bands: Samorządowcy, Nagrobki, Langfurtka, Gówno and radio projects: Radio Copernicus, Radio Simulator and Radio Stadion.
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  • Jury of 2nd stage: Mikołaj Trzaska
    Mikołaj Trzaska – born in Gdańsk, saxophonist, bass clarinetist and composer, grew out of yass – a socio-artistic movement that in the 80-ties/ 90-ties opposed the rigidity of Polish jazz environment. Together with Tymon Tymański and a group of other musicians free from any doctrine they changed the image of Polish jazz music. Trzaska was the co-founder of the most important yass group – legendary Miłość and of as creative Łoskot. Although the impetus of yass faded away many years ago he became the leader of national improvisation scene. After the yass period he recorded a few concentrated and quiet albums with the section of Oleś brothers. He also accompanied poets – Świetlicki and Andrukhovych, he created muical – literary projects with Andrzej Stasiuk. Today he is the leader of international trio Volumen and the member of among others Resonance of Ken Vandermark, Magic – Joe McPhee or Shofar trio with Raphael Rogiński and Macio Moretti – playing Jewish music. But above all he realizes himself in the radical contemporary free jazz. He travels around the world cooperating with personalities of world improvisation among others with Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermak, Peter Friis Nielsen, Clementine Gasser, Pete Ole Jorgensen, Michael Zerang, Franz Houtzinger, Jay Rosen, Domik Duval, Mark Sanders. He has recorded around thirty albums.
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Festival IN OUT
Animations/Documentaries/Short films/ Experiments/Short video forms /Concerts
This year we invite artists to take part in the contest for the best:
Animations/Documentaries/Short films/ Experiments/ Videoideo forms with the theme: sound/image
The contest has two stages, during the first one, until 10th of April 2015 the jury will choose 25 artists whose works would qualify to the second stage and those will be presented during the reviews and exhibitions is CCA Łaźnia. Artists will be invited to the contest in Gdańsk. The prizes will be funded by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodship Mieczysław Struk and by the National Audiovisual Institute. The members of the jury are: Mikołaj Trzaska, Wojciech Bąkowski i Frieder Schlaich.
First prize in amount of 8 000 PLN (approximately 2 000 Euro) funded by National Audiovisual Institute
Second prize  in amount of 4 000 PLN (approximately 1 000 Euro) funded by the the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship Mieczysław Struk
In addition to the prize money will be awarded honorable mentions.  The best video works will also be made available  on the website of the National Audiovisual Institute ( and released on DVD.
The contests is directed at visual and film artists over 18.
Duration of the video: from 1 to 20 minutes.
The work should not be older than 3 years.
Deadline for applications with legibly filled with attachments is the 31st of March 2015.
Terms and required attachments for download:


Honorary Patronage of the project is held by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodship Mieczyslaw Struk.
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