"Paths of Hate" received the Special Jury Mention for the emotional impact and for the graphic representation which strongly expresses the absurdity of violence.
A scene from "Paths of Hate" by Damian Nenow
Director Damian Nenow's animation is awarded at the 8th International Short Film Festival 'FatFilmFest 2011' in Fattizze, Italy
"Paths of Hate" received the Special Jury Mention for the emotional impact and for the graphic representation which strongly expresses the absurdity of violence. Among the nominees at the eighth edition was also another Polish production, Piotr Złotorowicz's documentary film "Smolarze".
"Paths of Hate" is a story of hate as an inherent element of human nature. Neither scale nor ideology, which hide behind the veil of that feeling, are relevant. Human life lasts a short while, the next generation remember only the scars - the bloody traces of a path of hatred. "Paths of Hate" is a short story about the deep slumbering beasts in human souls and leading into the abyss.
In a sea of tiring, grim, existential animation films, I wanted to make one which would be primarily entertainment for the viewer. A film which is spectacular and visually attractive. On the other hand I wanted "Paths of Hate" to be more than another showcase of technical capabilities, full of fighting humungous robots or trolls.
- Creator Damian Nenow on the film
The combination of attractive, stylised attention to detail and saturated in artistic features with sharp guitar riffs and dynamic 3D animation, the film creates an animated picture about the human tendency towards hate.
The International Short Film Festival FATFILMFEST 2011 took place in the Salento countryside on 16-18 August 2011.
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