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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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4th screening of works in the COMPETITION - HALL
1. Altina Asier, Soroa, 2014, Spain  00:12:32
2. Ewa i Jacek Doroszenko, The same horizon repeated at every moment of the walk,  2014, Poland 00:02:05
3. Margarita Novikova, Seasicknesses, 2013, Russia
Filmed during a 1-month expedition in Pacific. The main idea of the film was to match the largeness and greatness of the ocean and its cosmic rhythm of rolling eternity with small human beings on the ship on the ocean, fussy and busy with their minor problems. People (sailors, scientists and poachers) are present in the video as voices only – they are reasoning, discussing, talking with each other about some simple things and sometimes questionable dealings – and the ocean sounds and moves alone in the frames. The ocean does not care about them or their business.
Margarita Novikova 
Margarita Novikova was born in Moscow and worked at a documentary film studio while studying at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI). She graduated with a degree in Engineering. She later studied at the TV department of the Faculty of Journalism at the Moscow State University. Novikova worked for several UK, French, US and Canadian TV crews who frequently visited post-Perestroyka USSR and Russia (1989–93). She collaborated with Alexander Selin, the author of paradoxical humour stories, on TV series – as film editor and a crew chief (1991–92). Between 1993 and 1994, she made documentaries for The Reporter programme on Russian TV. She graduated from the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia (“Theory and Practice of Video Art” Course) in 2010. Member of the Moscow Artists Union since 2014. She took part in 4th and 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011 & 2013); VIDEOAKT International Videoart Biennial (Barcelona, 2011); Video Art Festival Miden (Greece, 2013); “Cosmos on earth and in the sky” show (Gent, Belgium, 2013); Lost Spaces project (Berlin, 2014); Nomaden Kino programme (Berlin, 2014); Videoholica video art festival (Varna, Bulgaria, 2014); BRAVE NEW WORLD, a politically motivated screening, the Institut für Alles Mögliche (Berlin, 2014); Crosstalk video art festival (Budapest); BERLIN FÜR DIE UKRAINE Charity Art Auction, a coordinator (Berlin, 2015); Time is Love screening (San Diego, USA, 2015 and Tirana, Albania, 2015).
4. Marieke Job&Joris, Mute, 2013, Spain 00:04:00
5. Dominik Ritszel, Film o szkole, 2014, Poland 00:09:13
The video focuses on specific architectural elements in the space of the school, which create a symbolic game field between the students and the institution. The students’ silhouettes are inscribed into the growing rhythm of the building’s architecture; passages, dressing room, corridors, gyms etc. The building seems to be obsessed with organising and putting everything in order. Institutions take away the feeling of identity, imposing not only the discipline of given actions, but also the discipline of existence.
Dominik Ritszel was born in 1988 in Rybnik. He studied at the Faculty of Graphics at the Institute of Arts at the University of Silesia in Cieszyn and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, where he did graphic arts. His works were exhibited, among others, at international video art festivals Les Rencontres Internationales (Gaîté Lyrique, Palais de Tokyo, Paris) and Video Art Review THE 02 Spaces as a tool for shaping social attitudes. He participated in group exhibitions, such as the Show Off Section at the Krakow Photomonth Festival (2013), Curators Network in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK) in Krakow (2012), Mum, I just really need to focus on my art right now in the Arsenał Gallery in Poznan (2012), and in a collective exhibition presenting works of young Silesian artists Mleczne Zęby (Milk Teeth) in the BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice (2013). He had solo exhibitions in the Centre for Contemporary Art Kronika in Bytom and in the Silesian Museum in Katowice. He was chosen among the three finalists of the Talenty Trójki 2013 contest in the Visual Arts category, he was short-listed for the Grey House Foundation Prize. In 2014 he was awarded the Young Poland Programme scholarship. In spring 2014 he stayed in the A-I-R Laboratory in the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle as an artist in residence, where he produced Versus presented in Bank Pekao Project Room in Warsaw. In 2015 he participated in a group exhibition Waiting for Better Times curated by Magda Kardasz (Zachęta Project Room, Warsaw).
6. Isabella Gresser, Nietzsche a Nice, 2013, Germany 00:05:00 
Friedrich Nietzsches „Noon and Eternity“ in times of mass tourism and digital viewing habits. A young tourist is mirroring himself on his tablet PC at the beach while in the air above Nice, up to 49.000 passengers a day, longing for happiness. Down at the beach they can watch themselves flying over. An animated screenplay frames the setting for Nietzsche’s thoughts out of his late work written in Nice. As if the sky embodies a dystopian image of “The eternal return of the same”.
Isabella Gresser is a visual artist living in Berlin since 1998. In addition to studies at the University of Fine Arts in Braunschweig with Marina Abramović, she has studied at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) as part of the Free Class. Her multilayered videos—in which distinctions between analog and digital technologies are foregrounded—encompass found-footage, drawings and photographs combined with literature. Main subjects in recent years have been Western and Eastern cultures, as well as sociology and philosophy referring to global tiredness and "Fatigue societies". She has been awarded residencies in Asian countries and her videos have screened at many international art and film festivals.                               
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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: 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 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: 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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