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Friday Night Films

Tomasz Baginski Animated Short Films

28.3.2014

Polish Film Night: Tomasz Baginski Animated Short Films

Dir. Tomasz Baginski / Cert. Exempt 

Friday 28 March 2014 / 7pm / £5 (concessions £3)

Pre-book on 01908 676 900

 

In Polish with English subtitles

There will be an introduction and Q&A with Baginski’s collaborator, 

Olga Cyganiak.

 

 

Born in Bialystok in 1976, Tomasz Baginski dropped out of college, where he studied architecture, to pursue animation direction. In 1997, he joined Platige Image where he currently serves as a creative director. He has directed over 100 ads, game cinematics, animated shorts, and worked on multiple artistic projects.

 

His movies, The Cathedral (2002), Fallen Art (2004), and The Kinematograph (2009) garnered international praise and success. The Cathedral was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 and received the Best of Show award at the SIGGRAPH festival. Fallen Art received the Jury Honors at the 2005 SIGGRAPH and the BAFTA Award. The Kinematograph was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. He is currently involved in several feature film projects.

 

 

Olga Cyganiak is Head of Marketing at Platige Image. She joined Platige in 2012 and is responsible for studio promotion, including commercial, animated and special projects. 

 

 

Films include:


The Cathedral (2002), 7min

The Cathedral is a unique short film. It is the result of the collaboration between two highly talented individuals: Polish science fiction writer Jacek Dukaj, author of the original “Cathedral” story, and Tomek Bagiñski, an accomplished CG artist with a strong background in painting and architecture.


Fallen Art (2004), 6 min

Fallen Art is the story of General A, a self-proclaimed artist. His art, however, consists of a deranged method of stop motion photography, where the individual frames of the movie are created by photographs made by Dr. Johann Friedrich, depicting the bodies of dead soldiers, pushed down by Sergeant Al from a giant springboard onto a slab of concrete.


The Kinematograph (2010) 12min

Francis is an inventor. His invention is supposed to change the world. He forgot about one thing: dreams always cost too much. He is focused only on himself and his work and realizes the gravity of the situation only when it is too late.


The Animated History of Poland (2010), 8min

This gripping animation depicts the complicated history of Poland. Features dramatic and vividly portrayed scenes from Poland’s tumultuous past 

 

 

 

This evening was put together in collaboration with assistance from Magda Ceron and Milton Keynes Film Network.

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What are Friday Night Films?

A pop up cinema offering an alternative film experience!  Devised by Independent Cinema MK in association with MK Gallery. Enjoy new releases, cult classics, special events,
screen talks and curated film seasons – all for £5 (£3 concs.). Our screen bar provides modestly priced wine, beer, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

 

There will be Polish Vodka on sale at this screening.