Kalamata ShortDocs

Creative Documentary Center
The film is available for a certain number of online screenings during the festival.


90-year-old Krystyna, lives in the tiny apartment surrounded by books and writing blocks. This in itself is remarkable, as Krystyna is almost blind, but this does not prevent her from writing passionate and eloquent poetry that celebrates life. She writes her poems on paper, but this proves to be a problematic method since one of her pens did not work, which means that a recent poem is almost illegible. "My poems are lost in the void!" he shouts, writing yet another beautiful poem on this very subject. Meanwhile, she is preparing for a major trip to a renunciation contest where she hopes to share her poems with the public.

  • Writers: Zofia Pregowska
  • Producers: Maciej Slesicki
  • Credits:

    DOP: Tomasz Stankiewicz; Editing: Tomasz Stankiewicz

  • Awards

    IDFA 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands November 19, 2014 International Premiere Zubroffka International Short Film Festival Bialystok Poland December 5, 2014 Zoom International Film Festival Jelenia Gora, Poland February 19, 2015 Grand Prix and Nominationa for Polish Independent Cinema Award for Best Documentary Film 2016 Short Waves Festival Poznan, Poland March 27, 2015 Poznan Open Award III Go Short Interntional Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands April 11, 2015 ECU European Independent Film Festival Paris, France April 9, 2015 French Premerie 18th Brooklyn Film Festival New York June 2, 2015 North America Premiere documentary short competition DokuMA Film Festival Makarska, Croatia June 3, 2015 Croatia Premiere 61th OKFA Konin, Poland June 22, 2015 competition In the Palace International Short Film Festival Balchik, Bulgaria June 27, 2015 Bulgarian Premiere Special Mention on Documentary Cayman Film Fetival George Town, Cayman Islands June 19, 2015 29th Pärnu International Film Festival Parnu, Estonia July 8, 2015 Skandynavian Premiere Best Student Documentary Fic Monterrey International Film Festival Monterrey, Mexico 25 august Mexican Premerie Special Mention on Documentary Short Solanin Film Festival Nowa Sól, Polska August 19, 2015 Special Mention on Documentary, Nomination for Best Direction for Polish Independent Cinema Award Jan Machulski 2016 DocUtah International Documentary Film Festival St. George, Utah September 9, 2015 DocuWest Denver, USA September 9, 2015 Cnex Taipei Documentary Film Festival Taipei, Taiwan September 18, 2015 Asian Premiere Szczecin European Film Festival Szczecin, Poland October 16, 2015 Audience Award and Findling Landesverbandes Filmkommunikation e.V. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Award New Orleans Film Festival New Orleans, USA October 16, 2015 New Orleans Premiere Winner Jury Award for Best Documentary Short - oscar consideration qualifying in short documentary subject Seattle Polish Film Festival Seattle, USA October 14, 2015 Prvi Kadar Sarajevo, Bosina Hercegovina November 9, 2015 Bosnian premiere BIFED Bozcaada Turkey October 22, 2015 Turkish Premiere Gaia Student Award Nomination Tirana International Film Festival Tirana, Albania October 28, 2015 Albanian Premiere Best Short Documentary Award International Women's Film Festival KIN Yervan, Armenia November 2, 2015 armenian premiere Best Film Award Grand OFF International Independent Film Festival Warsaw, Poland October 5, 2015 Best Polish Film Award Offeliada Film Festival Gniezno, Poland November 3, 2015 Audience Award Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu Lebu, Chile February 5, 2016 Latin America Premiere Best Documentary Short Award International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra Punto de Vista Pamplona, Spain February 8, 2016 spanish premiere screening ReFrame Film Festival Peterborough, Ontario, Canada January 30, 2016 Canadian Premiere competition screening Fargo Film Festival Fargo. USA March 15, 2016 michigan premiere 40th Cleveland International Film Festival Cleveland April 3, 2016 Ohio Premiere competition 47th Nashville International Film Festival Nashville April 8, 2016 southeastern US premiere competition 3rd CHINA WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL Bejing, China May 17, 2016 Chinese premiere All Shorts Irvington Film Festival Irvington, New York May 6, 2016 United States Flickers' Roving Eye International Film Festival Bristol RI April 10, 2016 United States Festival International de Cine por los Derechos Humanos Bogota Bogota May 24, 2016 Colombian Premiere Colombia Ann Arbour Polish Film Festival Ann Arbour November 22, 2016 United States FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE MEDELLÍN Medellin November 2, 2016 Colombia Polish Independent Cinema Awards 2016 Warsaw, Poland November 9, 2016 Best Documentary Award Poland Senior Woman's Film Festival Osaka November 20, 2016 japanese premiere Japan Allucinema Fest Puebla November 17, 2016 Mexico

    *Data is limited to before submission to PelDocFest


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