niepokój / szorongás / antsietatea / anxiété / anxiety

short feature animations set, '94
01.10 SA 18.30 @Katowice City of Gardens: room 211

The intent behind introducing horror at Ars Independent was to incite feelings of anxiety and slight discomfort. The prepared set would not be what it is without the invaluable input of the Hungarian animators from the MOME. They fit into our understanding of fear perfectly – it is very possible that ease of Poles and Hungarians collaborating is not purely phraseological. We are honored to screen an animation in which the artwork of Aleksandra Waliszewska was set into motion by Wiktor Stribog (also author of the soundtrack). The story was added by a writer with close ties to Silesia – Szczepan Twardoch. The third important element is the Basque duo of Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero, who merge the romantic idea of Weltschmerz with an ecological manifesto. We wanted our horror to be more than just playing around with expressionism and the gothic. We hope that you’ll see the slightly scary but utterly real world hidden in these images.

The Black Horse of Film

Feature debuts and second films competition.

{Film}

No Promised Land. Student études from WRiTV.

The Black Horse of Animation 1/3

Debut, second and school short feature animations competition.

The Black Horse of Animation 2/3

Debut, second and school short feature animations competition.

The Black Horse of Animation 3/3

Debut, second and school short feature animations competition.

{Animation}

Animace, animácie, élénkség and the Adventures of Prince Achmed. Animations from Praque's FAMU, V4 states and with live music.

The Black Horse of Video Games

New video games competition.

{Video Games}

Made in Poland, Artifex Mundi and VR. Polish video games and virtual reality.

The Black Horse of Music Videos 1/2

New music videos competition.

The Black Horse of Music Videos 2/2

New music videos competition.

{Music Videos}

Unofficial history of Polish music videos, guarding the mainstream and 360°. Music video sets and VR experience.

Music Scene powered by Lech

Musical waves, from Boston's retro to Rybnik's cold. Music with no genre nor geographical bounds.

City of Music

About all sorts of music: magical in Brazil, forbidden in Mali, forgotten in Great Britain. Music films from 3 corners of the world.

The Horror

The screams which only stop when I go to sleep. Contemporary horror in animation, video games and music videos.