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The film tells a story about struggling with pain and suffering. It touches on a very personal experience. It is a story of loneliness, anger and grief experienced by parents who lose a child. It is an intimate and emotional visualization of the world in which bereaved people live. It tells about a situation for which no one is prepared, and the ‘catalogue’ of reactions we have known up to that point becomes useless.

Information on the film’s participation in national and international festival competitions can be found at the link: BRAK 

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM, The 8th Ficcsur, Southern Cone International Film Festival, Valparaíso, Chile, 2024-05-24
AWARD ‘BRONZE BUNDLE BY KOZIOŁEK MATOŁEK’ in the Producer Category named Marek Serafiński at the 12. National Independent Animation Festival – Spring, O! PLA, Grand Final, Łódź, Poland, 2024-05-12
NOMINATION FOR THE FIVE “GOLDEN UNICORNS”, 39th ALPINALE Short Film Festival, Bludenz, Austria, 2024-08-06
HONORABLE MENTION – BEST ANIMATION, Best International Film Festival – March 2024, Bucharest, Romania, 2024-04-02
THE BEST ANIMATION FILM, The Digital Gate International Film Festival, Annaba, Algeria, 2024-03-05
AWARD NOMINATION – FINALIST, 2024-03-01, Stockholm Independent Film Festival, Sweden, 2024-05-26|27
BEST DIRECTOR ANIMATION, Director Talents Movie Awards 2024, Budapest, Hungary, 2024-02-24
2ND PRIZE BEST ANIMATED FILM – FOREIGN, Indian International Short Film Festival Awards, Kolkata, Indie, 2024-02-22
BEST FILM – AUTUMN SHORT OF THE YEAR, Promofest – Promoting Films for Festivals, Madrid, Spain, 2024-02-15
BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM, French Duck Film Festival, Paris, France, 2024-01-14
1st PLACE – THE RUSTY HORSESHOE, ‘The film “Lack” stood out for its exceptional maturity and the beauty of its animation, which not only give it a unique character, but also made a difficult subject matter shown in a non-literal way. Not only does the animation work perfectly with the emotional message, but it is also a key element in making it possible to understand the deep feelings and complexity of the human experience. As a jury, we recognise that ‘Lack’ is not only an exceptional piece of filmmaking, but also an important voice in the social discussion on loss and bereavement. We congratulate Pavel Prewencki for his ability to convey deep emotions, using the beauty of animation as an essential element of this artistic narrative’, Eadweard Muybridge Film Festival, Orzesz, Poland, 2023-12-16
BEST ANIMATION FILM, Polish International Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 2023-12-08
SPECIAL GOLDEN WLIFF LAURELS QUARTERFINALIST – BEST ANIMATION, Leopard International Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-12-04
GRAND PRIX AWARD for Animated Film, Main Competition of Short Films, 21. Festiwal Filmowy Opolskie Lamy, Opole, Poland, 2023-10-14
AUDIENCE AWARD, for Best Polish Animated Film, 16th International Animated Film Festival Animator, Poznan, Poland, 2023-06-25

Directed, screenplay, artwork, and compositing by Paweł Prewencki
Music and SFX by Kacper Krupa
Performance of music by Kacper Krupa /saxophone/, Krzysztof Kuśmierek /duduk/
Animation by Paweł Prewencki, Ada Dudek Pulit
Editing by Anna Gałązkowska, Paweł Prewencki
Sound by Kacper Krupa
Master copy by Janusz Czubak
Production Manager: Mariola Olejniczak
Executive Producer: Ewa Sobolewska

Producer, production: TV Studio of Animation Films Ltd.
Co-producer: Fifne Studio – Michalina Prewencka
A Polish Film Institute Co-Financed Production

Author animation film, mixed animation, colour, screening format 2K, DCP, 13:00’, stereo 5.1.
Date of production: 2023-01-01


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