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The Game

Marcin Janiec
Poland 2011 / 5’

Somewhere between life and death a thrilling chess match takes place. The stake is high – a gateway to the world of living. And the judge is someone you could definitely not like to meet. Thoughts about the passing of time and the inevitability of fate, which question beliefs – they usually come to mind in tough and crucial circumstances. This is a movie about a man, who would not have agreed with death – says director.


Mexico IFF 2012 – Best Animation; Tiburon IFF 2012 – Golden Reel Award for Best Animation; Boston IFF 2012 – Best Animated Film Award; On Location: Memphis IFMF 2012 – Best Short Animation; Canada IFF 2012 – Rising Star Award

Marcin Janiec

Graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, painting faculty. Specialist in Digital special effects, 3D artist. Producer of many music videos, author of illustrations and visual concepts in TV commercials and movies. The Game is his first film.


2011 Gra / The Game (short, anim.)

Cast & Crew

director Marcin Janiec
screenplay Marcin Janiec
editing Jarosław Barzan
music Łukasz Targosz
animation Andrzej Zawada, Krzysztof Krok
visual design Marcin Janiec
producer Tomasz Paziewski, Tomasz Niedźwiedź, Arkadiusz Paziewski, Marcin Janiec, Łukasz Targosz
production Badi Badi FX Studio, Studio Spot
sales Badi Badi FX Studio
language no dialogues
colouration colour