Zbigniev’s Cupboard


Zbigniev and Henio have a difficult relationship. Zbigniev is more interested in hoarding items he collects on the black market than playing chess with his father. He is always after more – more space, more items to fill that space – until he finally manages to purchase a precious cupboard on the black market of 1970s Poland, much to his father’s annoyance.

2010  15 mins   Colour   Dolby Digital   Stop motion animation

Polish, with English subtitles

Awards for Zbigniev’s Cupboard:

  • London International Animation Festival 2010 – Audience Award
  • Best Animation Award at the International Iasi Film Festival, Romania
  • Best Student Film at BALKANIMA, Belgrade- Best Animated Film at REGIOFUN, Katowice, Poland
  • Nomination to the Best Animation Award at Grand Off, Warsaw
  • Nomination to the MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Los Angeles


  • Annecy 2011, Official Competition, Short Film Category
  • SICAF 2011, Official Competition, Short Gradation Film Category
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival Official Competition, Animation
  • Cannes Festival 2011 – Cannes in the van
  • AnimaFest Zagreb, World Festival of Animated Film
  • London International Animation Festival
  • Anima Mundi International Animation Festival of Brasil in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janerio
  • KROK International Animated Films Festival, Russia
  • Anim’Est International Animation Film Festival, Romania
  • International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film Germany
  • International animation film festival ”Banjaluka 2010”
  • CINANIMA 2010, Portugal- Sitges international Film Festival, Catalonia
  • The International Film Festival Regiofun, Katowice, Poland
  • Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) United Kingdom- European Animated Film Festival BALKANIMA 2010
  • TIAF Teheran International Animation Festival- Tricky Woman, Austria
  • Trick Animation Film Festival, Italy
  • The 9th Polish Film Festival KINOTEKA, London
  • Skena up, International students film & theatre festival, Kosovo
  • 7th Tehran International Animation Festival
  • Antilogue, International Animation Film Festival, Budapest
  • Animated Dreams, Estonia
  • Milano Film Festival, Italy
  • AnimaAnima, International Animation Festival, Serbia
  • Festival Pontino del Cortometriaggio, Italy
  • Zerkalo Film Festival, Moscow
  • Sopot Film Festival, Poland
  • Melbourn International Animation Festival, Australia
  • Zlin Film Festival
  • The Athens Video Art Festival
  • Brisbane International Animation Festival
  • International Animated Film Festival – Animator Poznan
  • Athens AnimFest

Special Screenings:

  • Polish Premiere with a Live Orchestra Performance in Katowice