"Growth"

***AWARDED NICK PARK AWARD 2017*** Sheffield Institute of Arts

***AWARDED BEST IN SHOW 2017*** Sheffield Institute of Arts

***ANIMAFEST ZAGREB 2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION***

Crafting crepe-paper flowers is the first step to young Anna learning a new life lesson. Her Grandad helps her understand that through patience and hard-work, she can create an outcome that lasts longer and is even more beautiful than a couple of delicate paper flowers.

The film focuses on Anna’s growth as person in the early stages of development; with the flowers she is growing as a replacement for the paper flowers, being a symbol of her emotional advancement.

“Growth” is a 2D digital animation, the result of Marta Kwasniewska’s Creative Media Project during her study at Sheffield Hallam University. The visual design of the film takes inspiration from Marta Kwasniewska’s Polish heritage. It was heavily influenced by Polish folk art, as well as folk tales and traditions. The backgrounds imitate a paper cut out style, with paper-cut out art being traditionally used in Poland; and the characters wear outfits similar to the traditional Polish costumes.

Director: Marta Kwasniewska

Animator: Marta Kwasniewska

Character Design: Marta Kwasniewska

Composer: Delilah Ferry-Swainson

Screenings and Awards

Nick Park Award 2017, Sheffield Institute of Arts

Best in Show 2017, Sheffield Institute of Arts

Nomination for Animation, RTS Yorkshire 2018

Best Animation, SE10 Film Festival 2018

Screenings

2017 SHU Animation Degree Show, Sheffield, UK​ (May 30)

2017 SIA Degree Show, Sheffield, UK (June 10-23)

2018 SHU Pathways Shucase, Sheffield, UK (March 7)

2018 RTS Yorkshire Student Television Awards, Sheffield, UK (March 21)

2018 SYFN Showroom Shorts (April 17)

2018 AnifestROZAFA-9, Shodra, Albania (May 17-20)

2018 Beer Town Film Festival, Burton-on-Trent, UK (May 26)

2018 RAFI International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival Varaždin/Rijeka, Croatia (May 28 - June 3)

2018 Animafest Zagreb 2018, Zagreb, Croatia (June 4-9)

2018 SE10 Film Festival, London, UK (June 9)

2018 Shenandoah Seasonal Film Series, Strasburg, VA (November 9)

2019 4th KFK Short Film Festival, Kadıköy, Istanbul ( February 28 & March 3)

Press Kit

Genre: Animation

Year of production: 2017

BW/ Colour: Colour

Running Time: 2 minutes 20 seconds (00:02:20:00)

Screening Format: DCP, Full HD 1920x1080

Aspect Ratio: 1920x1080, 16:9

Sound: Stereo

Director and Distribution: Marta Kwasniewska

Address: 20 Saxon Street, S63 0DN, Thurnscoe, England

Telephone: (+44) 7713 760406

Email: martakwasniewska23@gmail.com

Website: www.martanimate.com

Film Website: www.martanimate.com/growthfilm

Film Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/220114764

Full Film (password protected): https://vimeo.com/233332226

“Growth” Short Synopsis:

Crafting crepe-paper flowers is the first step to young Anna learning a new life lesson.

“Growth” Medium Synopsis:

Crafting crepe-paper flowers is the first step to young Anna learning a new life lesson. Her grandad helps her understand that through patience and hard-work, she can create an outcome that lasts longer and is even more beautiful than a couple of delicate paper flowers.

“Growth” Long Synopsis and Treatment:

Crafting crepe-paper flowers is the first step to young Anna learning a new life lesson. Her Grandad helps her understand that through patience and hard-work, she can create an outcome that lasts longer and is even more beautiful than a couple of delicate paper flowers.

The film focuses on Anna’s growth as person in the early stages of development; with the flowers she is growing as a replacement for the paper flowers, being a symbol of her emotional advancement.

“Growth” is a 2D digital animation, the result of Marta Kwasniewska’s Creative Media Project during her study at Sheffield Hallam University. The visual design of the film takes inspiration from Marta Kwasniewska’s Polish heritage. It was heavily influenced by Polish folk art, as well as folk tales and traditions. The backgrounds imitate a paper cut out style, with paper-cut out art being traditionally used in Poland; and the characters wear outfits similar to the traditional Polish costumes.

Production Credits

Director: Marta Kwasniewska

Animator: Marta Kwasniewska

Character Design: Marta Kwasniewska

Composer: Delilah Ferry-Swainson

Animation Technique: 2D Drawn Animation, ToonBoom Harmony Advanced Animation, Photoshop CC

Marta Kwasniewska Filmography

2018 In Plain Sight (DCP, Full HD, 2 mins 41 sec)

2017 Growth (DCP, Full HD, 2 mins 30 sec)

Marta Kwasniewska Biography

Marta Kwasniewska is an award winning animator, and illustrator based in Sheffield. She has recently graduated with a Masters in Animation from Sheffield Hallam University. In 2017, she won the Nick Park Award, as well as the Best in Show Award at the Sheffield Institute of Arts for her short film ‘Growth’.

Stills & Poster - https://goo.gl/xc2UfS

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