International Competition


Pawel Ziemilski
Screening time  
25.02. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 2  
26.02. / Tuesday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 3  
27.02. / Wednesday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 3  
03.03. / Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 3  
03.03. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 4  
A short visual journey through various households shows just how lively, unique and atmospheric these places can be.

This short visual journey through various households shows just how lively, unique and atmospheric these places can be. It is as if we are secretly watching different scenes in a dollhouse. The camera repeatedly zooms out from one object or part of a room – a TV screen, or a chair someone is sitting on – and proceeds to calmly explore the rest of the space. There may be people sitting around, or children playing, or a remote-control car driving around the room. Unperturbed by the camera, the subjects carry on watching TV, playing with a doll or drinking coffee. One of them is standing behind colourfully lit DJ equipment making loud music, while his Mom sits right next to him in a chair. So, who are the people in this cinematic aquarium? Are they aware of us, the voyeurs? What is their relationship with each other? And how should we relate to their experimental dream journey in what is perhaps the most visually underrated of all locations: home?


Pawel Ziemilski

Pawel Ziemilski is studying film direction at National Film School in Łodz. He has been dividing his time between directing short films, finishing his Master's at the Łodz School, and social film projects in different marginalised milieus. This latter activity recently evolved into a fund for youth from a small village where he first started giving cinema workshops in 2009. Several of Ziemilski's documentary films deal with the places and people he has come to know through such projects.

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2012, 17', video

Directed by:
Pawel Ziemilski

Screenplay by:
Pawel Ziemilski

Maciej Twardowski

Edited by:
Ireneusz Grzyb


Marcin Malatynski

Produced by:
Polish National Film School in Lodz

Festivals & Awards:

Łodzią po Wiśle 2012 – Best Short Documentary Distinction, Planet Doc - Director Prize for Best Short Documentary; IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2012; T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival 2012; Plus Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography 2012