Fish - Marek Skrobecki
While "ichthys" means fish in Greek, the word is also an acronym for the phrase "Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter" ("Jesus Christ, God's Son, Saviour."). The film is an allegory of patient anticipation, hope and fulfilment
The character is a man in his prime. He enters a restaurant, the interior of which resembles a shrine. He is the only customer and is welcomed by a waiter with an angel's face. He takes his order and leaves. The client awaits his return. Time passes, covering everything with a patina of age. When the apparently still young waiter appears with the dish, his client seems to be dead. The film was made with the use of traditional stop motion puppet animation method.
- Ichthys / Fish. Poland, 2005.Director and artistic design: Marek Skrobecki. Screenplay: Antoni Bankowski. Cinematography: Mikołaj Jaroszewicz. Animation: Adam Wyrwas. Music: Wojciech Lemański. Sound: Michał Kosterkiewicz. Editing: Teresa Miziołek. Production: Se-Ma-For Film Production, Film Production Agency (Agencja Produkcji Filmowej), The Documentary and Feature Films Studio (WFDiF), Partyflex, Studio Kropka. 2005, colour, 16 min.
- First Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival for best narrative short film, 2005;
- Silver Line at the OFAFA Animated Film Festival in Cracow, 2005;
- special award in the short films category at the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival, 2006;
- Grand Prix at the International Festival of Animated Film "Balkanima" in Belgrade, 2006;
- Honourable mention at the International Animated Film Festival TINDIRINDIS in Vilnius 2006.
Source: the catalogue "Young Polish Cinema", published by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, June 2007