'Story' is a reflection about modern man in the age of omnipresent technology. Looking through stories - a popular function in many social media platforms - we see people who are lonely, lost or already indifferent about reality surrounding them. Action takes place during one day and it's told by short, often (auto)ironic scenes, where virtual world sinks to reality
PAST SCREENINGS (2019):
69th Berlinale, Germany filmPOLSKA, Germany Pictoplasma, Germany Krakowski Festiwal Filmowy, Poland Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France Debut Film Festival in Koszalin, Poland (Special Prize) Animator Festival, Poland Transatlantyk Festival, Poland Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico DokuFest, International and Short Film Festival, Kosovo Animation Block Party, USA International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece Animation Block Party Balinale, Bali Encounters, UK Balkanima, Serbia CinEast, Luxemburg Animaest, Romania Festiwal Filmowy Opolskie Lamy, Poland
CURRENT AND UPCOMING SCREENINGS (2019): Animage, Brazil Warsaw Film Festival, Poland dokumentART, Germany 11th Milwaukee Film Festival, USA Filmowe Podlasie Atakuje, Poland Animation is Film Festival, USA Ajyal Film Festival, Quatar Wiesbaden International Festival of Animation, Germany Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway REX Animation Film Festival, Sweden Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland 35th International Short FF Berlin, Germany
AWARDS: Best Animation Award, International Short Film Festival in Drama, 2019, Greece Gold Screen, Young Director Award, 2019, Cannes
Biotop (short film)
This is my term work on Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Mentor: Przemek Adamski, prof. Hieronim Neumann.
Idea/Animation/Design: Jola Bankowska Music and sounds: Jack Hyde More about the project: https://www.behance.net/jolabankowska
A WEEK IN TOKYO (SHORT ANIMATION)
From sushi to sumo, this animation explores the wealth of things to do in Tokyo over one week. A video was made for Culture Trip, fast-growing start up showing what is unique and special about a place, its people and its culture.
Director/Animator/Designer: Jola Bańkowska Art Director: Giles Dill Production company: Culture Trip Music: Krzysztof Pietras Sound: Michał Fojcik Thanks to: Sam O'Keefe, Ania Chrzanowska, Greta Samuel, Sebastian Heseltine
Awards: International Motion Art Awards 7 Winner
Screen printed poster I made as a part of Adobe Mentorship.