Short Films

A Day at the Kindergarten Gotas de Agua

This video has been created as a part of the cooperation with the charity organisation

Gotas de Agua, which has built and supports the kindergarten in the Community Raucana in Lima, Peru. The Gotas de Agua’s mission is to set up sustainable, locally run institutions, that offer education and psychological support to children and their families in disadvantaged areas in Peru. For more details about what they do and how they help, check the website: http://www.gotasdeagua.org

LAST DAY OF SUMMER, dir. Aleksandra Czenczek, 2017

Synopsis: Last Day of Summer is a bittersweet story about old age, dementia and friendship between a young boy and elderly lady.

The story centres around Grace, an elderly woman suffering from dementia, who has escaped from a care home.

Wandering along the beach trying to make friends, she bumps into a young boy called Joe. Seeing she has swollen legs, the boy offers her a seat in his father’s car. As he runs back towards the sea with his kite, Grace slowly drifts off to sleep.

When the family arrive to go home, Joe’s mum and dad are shocked to find an old woman asleep in the back of their car. While his parents argue about what to do with her, Grace gestures for Joe to join her in the car. After locking themselves in, the scared adults bang on the windows while Joe and Grace are having the time of their lives. When the nurse arrives to take Grace back to her care home, Joe’s parents are forced to reflect on their behaviour.

Last Day of Summer, written and directed by Aleksandra Czenczek, and produced by Adriana Kulig, 13’29”, AKA FILM Production 2017

 

http://lastdayofsummerfilm.co.uk

Last Day of Summer on FaceBook

FOOTBALL STORIES

In September 2017, a group of elderly fans of West Ham United visits the Olympic Stadium and share their stories about football and friendship.

This short documentary follows the group of elderly people as they meet at one of the events organised from the initiative of Friends of the Elderly and West Ham United Foundation. The scheme helps Hammers aged 65 and over to stay in touch with their fellow fans.

RIPPLES, dir. Aleksandra Czenczek, 2017

Synopsis: Arriving at the swimming pool, Maggie feels bigger than ever when confronted by a “perfect” woman in a weight-loss ad. But, when they meet in the water, her self-image is totally transformed. 

BCN Sports Film Festival, May 2018, Spain

Festival Corto Ciudad Real, June 2017, Spain

Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, August 2017, Germany

VII Festival VISUALÍZAME AUDIOVISUAL & MUJER, September 2017, Madrid, Spain 

VII Kaohsiung International Film Festival, October 2017, Taiwan

Earl’s Court Film festival, October 2017, London, United Kingdom

 

http://ripplesshortfilm.co.uk

Ripples on FaceBook

BROTHERS, dir. Aleksandra Czenczek, 2014

Synopsis: On their short journey on a London bus, Tom and Ian rediscover the true meaning of what is to be brothers. Aleksandra Czenczek, the director, said: Tired and hungry after a long day, I just managed to grab a seat on the train. Sitting opposite me were two men; they looked like brothers. One was crying…

Best Narrative Short Film – Festival de Cortos y Salud Mental, Sevilla, Spain, 2015

Best Cinematography at the 13th International Film Festival ‘Seize the film!” in Novi Sad (Serbia)
and in Rijeka (Croatia) September, 2015

Official Selection at 39th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany, August 2015

Official Selection at 12th Film Sharing Festival in Stuttgart, July 2015

Finalist of Official Selection Sundance London, Short Film Competition, 2014
Official Selection, Women in Film and Television, Show Us Your Shorts, 2014

Official Selection at 6th  Festival Internacional De Cinema De Cerdanya, Spain

Festival de Cine Solidario de Guadalajara (FESCIGU), Spain  2015

Official Selection at 23rd International Film Festival PUBLICYSTYKA at Kedzierzyn Kozle, Poland, October 2015

Special distinction at 7th ENMUT FESTIVAL in Barcelona, October 2015

Distinction at 3rd Film Festival EMIGRA in Warsaw, Poland, October 2015

Official selection at 3rd Festival International de Cinema E Saude Mental in Faro, Portugal, October 2015

Official Selection at 12th KO&DIGITAL Festival Internacional de Cine Solidario in Barcelona, Spain, November, 2015

Official Selection at 4th Festival International De Cortometrajes de la Diversidad Social TODOS SOMOS OTROS
in Mexico City, November, 2015

Brothers on FaceBook

MY FRIEND IVOR, dir. Aleksandra Czenczek, 2014

Synopsis: Two friends from small Polish village, Piotr (60) and Ivor (45), embark on a journey to England being promised a job and better life. But soon their hopes are shattered: they’ve been lured by Roma’s gang to do slavery work with no chance to escape. Film is based on a true story.

Winner at Unchosen’s Modern Day Slavery Short Film Competition, section: Forced Labour UK Production, 2014

Nomination at Best Short Film category, National Film Awards 2014

Official selection at 15th Gwangju International Film Festival, South Korea, 2015

Screening at 15th Belfast Film Festival, Ireland, 2015

Official selection at 7th FilmOFFisko Film Festival, Poland, 2015

My Friend Ivor on FaceBook

THE CITY, dir. Lude Reno, 2012

Synopsis: This short film – showing different ‘faces’ of Warsaw the capital of Poland – was created as a part of an international art project involving artists from three European cities: Paris, Naples and Warsaw. The idea of the project was invented by members of Theatre des Lucioles in Rennes, France, 2012.

More details at louisellestfolle.net