Polish Computer Games & Music Video Nominated for SXSW Awards
In 2016, Polish computer games took home four SXSW Gaming Awards, while in 2017, for the first time ever, a Polish music video was nominated for an SXSW Award in the 'Music Video' category. This year, three Polish games and a new music video have a chance to take home awards.
This year three Polish computer games have been nominated for the SXSW Gaming Awards: Darkwood (Acid Wizard Studio), Superhot VR (Superhot Team) and My Memory of Us (Juggler Games/IMGN.PRO).
Darkwood has been nominated in the ‘Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game’ as well as for the Gamer’s Voice Award in the ‘Gamer’s Voice: Video Game’ category; Superhot VR has been nominated in the ‘Gamer’s Voice: Virtual Reality Game’ category; and My Memory of Us has also been nominated in the ‘Gamer’s Voice: Video Game’ category.
SXSW Gaming 2018 takes place at the Austin Convention Centre in Austin, Texas from Thursday, 15th March to Saturday, 17th March 2018.
For the second year in a row, a Polish clip has found itself among the twenty best music videos nominated for the prestigious award at the SXSW Festival in Texas – the video clip for Oly.’s Growing Young. In 2017, for the first time ever, a Polish music video not only qualified for the SXSW Film Festival but was also nominated for the SXSW Film Awards. The clip for BOKKA’s song Answer Me, directed by Katarzyna Sawicka, was nominated alongside such phenomenal clips as DJ Shadow and Run The Jewels’ Nobody Speak, Beyonce’s Formation and Tame Impala’s The Less I Know The Better.
This year Katarzyna Sawicka strikes again. Her music video for Oly's Growing Young which tells the story of a dream-like friendship of two young girls getting older has already been lauded at other festivals including the Raindance Film Festival in the UK and the LA Music Video Festival. Repeated screenings will be shown at Alamo Lamar. Other nominees include Jay-Z, Capital Cities and Com Truise.
Now in its 25th year, the 2018 SXSW Film Festival will host nine days of screenings from 9th – 17th March 2018.
The SXSW film, music and technology festival in Austin, Texas is the largest event of its kind in the world.