SwimSwam Film Fest: Swim in the murky waters of fantasy

I’m a swim film festival fan, and I love this swimming video, this murky water fantasy produced by Tomek Ducki, titled Taznia.

I am always on the lookout for great swim videos. If you have an interesting, funny or beautiful swimming-related video and/or animated short, please submit to Gold Medal Mel Stewart at SwimSwam to be featured. We appreciate all points of view on pools, lakes, rivers and oceans. Please include a little background on why you captured the video and the equipment you used (cameras, lens, editing software, etc.). Feel free to add your own story as well, 175 to 200 words works best.

From the Producer / Filmmaker:

Animated short, 4min, mixed techniques
**Best Short Film, Cinanima 2013**
**Best Visuals, Fantoche 2013**
**Winner, International Competition, Animatricks, Finland 2014**
**1st place, Animation, Befilm NY 2014**
**Special Mention, Krakow Film Festival 2014**
„The film takes us into the murky waters of fantasy. With a cool kind of magic, this delicately stylized film draws us into various layers of reality, as we plunge from silent melancholia into the graphic frenzy of competitive sports, where everything is turned upside down. The notion of the flipside of reality is taken literally here, to mesmerizing effect.“ (Jury’s statement, Fantoche 2013)
Upcoming screenings:
Krakow Film Festival, Poland 2014 (competition)
FestAnca, Slovakia 2014 (competition)
Animafest, Zagreb, Croatia 2014 (competition)
Annecy, France, 2014
Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia, 2014 (competition)
Short Shorts Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan 2014 (competition)
Sicaf, Korea 2014 (competition)
Animamundi, Brazil 2014 (competition)

Past screenings:
Go Short, The Netherlands, 2014
Hong Kong International Film Festival, China 2014 (competition)
Filmfest Dresden, Germany 2014 (competition)
Be Film, New York, USA 2014 (competition)
Animatricks, Helsinki, Finland 2014 (competition)
Mediawave, Komarom, Hungary 2014 (competition)
Anima, Brussels, Belgium 2014 (competition)
37th Cinanima Animated Film Festival, Portugal, 2013 (Best Short Film up to 5 min)
DOK.Leipizg, Germany, 2013 (competition)
11th Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland, 2013 (Best Visual Award)
© Studio Miniatur Filmowych Sp. z o.o.
Peek & Boo
Polish Film Institute
Director, Writer, Designer, Animator: Tomek Ducki
Animation assistant, Director of Photography: Katarzyna Zolich
Composer and Sound Designer: Jean-Marc Petsas
Sound re-recording: Michał Fojcik
Producer: Włodzimierz Matuszewski
Executive Producer: Ewelina Gordziejuk
Coproducer: Kurban Kassam
Thanks: Caroline Bruckner, Paul Bush, Ola & Eddie, Jussi Honka, Eugeniusz Gordziejuk
A Polish Film Institute Co-finansed production, General Director: Agnieszka Odorowicz

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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