The Polish animation film directed by Damian Nenow dominated this years awards at the biggest American comic event - Comic-Con International Independednt Film Festival.
A scene from the animation film "Paths of Hate" by Damian Nenow
The Polish animation film "Paths of Hate" directed by Damian Nenow dominated this years awards at the Comic-Con International Independednt Film Festival - the biggest American comic event
The jury awarded "Paths of Hate" with two prizes - Best Animated Film and the Special Jury Award. The animation film has been selected by a jury composed of Michael Gross, a former Hollywood art director who currently makes his own art full-time; Eric Vespe, an online film writer; and Kevin Walsh, a writer, film producer and Hollywood studio story analyst. For twelve years the film festival has been awarding independent productions connected with comics.
Comic-con is the most important comic event worldwide and for a few years also essential for the American film industry. It is the prescreening place for many blockbuster productions. Nearly 50 films were screened over four days in San Diego.
This year among Comic-con guests were Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg - creators of the new "TinTin" adaptation.
"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.
Director Damian Nenow explains:
In the 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.
Source: press materials