Young people set the course

We got to know the titles that will compete for the title of best etude and best animation this year at the 14th FKA. the international competition Authors Spotlight will feature the best submitted films from around the world, including Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Germany, Poland, the USA and the UK. As many as 225 productions made it to the final pre-selection, and 26 shorts (14 etudes and 12 animations) will be presented at the festival. The winners of the competition will be announced on October 15, during the closing of the festival.



  • Be somebody, dir. Michał Toczek, Poland, 2023
  • Can you water garden with a tears?, dir. Theodore Selekos, Greece, 2023
  • Eden, dir, Marta Szymanek, Poland, 2023
  • Herstory, dir. Tomasz Stuleblak, Poland, 2022
  • My old Gals, dir. Natasza Parzymiec, Poland, 2023
  • Feeder, dir. Andrzej Danis, Poland, 2023
  • Naiku, dir. Pijus Mačiulskis, Lithuania, 2023
  • NOISETRAIN, dir. Pol De Plecker, Belgium, 2022
  • Onán, dir. Diego Toussaint Ortiz, Mexico, 2022
  • Please Hold the Line, dir. Tan Ce Ding, Malaysia, 2022
  • Winter Bloom, dir. Ivan Krupenikov, Poland, 20022
  • Old Summer, dir. Maria Wider, Poland, 2023
  • The Creature, dir. Damian Kosowski, Poland, 2022
  • Traces, dir. Omer Weiss, Israel, 2022


  • 1x1x1, dir. Yinuo Shao, UK, 2022
  • A Kind of Testament, dir. Stephen Vuillemin, France, 2023
  • Cosmic Routine, dir. Agnieszka Kotulska, Poland, 2023
  • Disc+Dog, dir. Tomek Ducki, Poland, 2023
  • fur, dir. Zhen Li, USA, 2022
  • Blue, dir. Weronika Szyma, Poland, 2023
  • Luce and the Rock, dir. Britt Raes, Belgium, 2022
  • Nun or Never!, dir. Heta Jäälinoja, Finland, 2023
  • Safari Club, dir. Zuzanna Szyszak, Poland, 2023
  • The House of Loss, dir. Jinkyu Jeon, Japan, 2022
  • Winter, dir. Tomek Popakul, Kasumi Ozeki, Poland, 2023
  • ZOON, dir. Jonatan Schwenk, Germany, 2022

You can read full descriptions of etudes and animations HERE.

The films will be shown in competition blocks and in their original language version, with English subtitles.

Congratulations and we keep our fingers crossed!


14. Camera Action Film Festival will take place from October 12 to October 15, 2023 in Łódź and from October 16 to October 19, 2023 online on the Think Film platform. The task is carried out thanks to co-financing from the budget of the City of Łódź. Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund, the Polish Film Institute and the University of Lodz – patron of the festival. The festival’s partner is the Lodz Film School. Camera Action and Festiwal Mediów Człowiek w Zagrożeniu form a network of cooperation “Łódź Film Festival”.

12 / 09 / 2023
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