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Big Phat Party



The visually captivating and intimate film examines the fragile structures of friendship and how its bonds can fall apart. The stylized camera shots bring the sensitivities of the characters to the foreground in a nuanced way.

The three protagonists are faced with a problem that could lead to the breakdown of their friendship. The Shortlist winner at the New Horizons International Film Festival, awarded for its refreshing nonchalance, creativity, and emotional honesty, which allows the audience to feel the euphoria of the night and the hardships of the morning together with the characters.

SHOWTIMES | Special Feature: New Talents Competition 1 with Avitaminosis, Hope Hotel Phantom, The Trip & Until All Is Resolved
Special Guests: directors Rimantas Oičenka, Bojan Stojcic, Kateryna Ruzhyna, Marija Georgiev

Saturday, 25 November – 11:30

Sunday, 26 November – 14:15

GRUBY MELON | 2022 | 17 min | Poland

PRODUCTIONAleksandra Kardynal – Łódź Film School
CASTJanusz Kotlicki, Dominik Kociolek, Wiktoria Kruszczynska
EDITINGFilip Stanislawski


New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland 2022 – Best Film Scholarship | Wegiel Film Festival, Poland 2022 – Best Cinematography | Kurz Film Festival, Slovakia 2023 – First Awards | Neisse Film Festival, 2023 – Honourable Mention


Kinga Pudełek graduated Łódź Film School’s film direction in 2023. She’s an author of short, feature, and documentary films. Her short film ‘Big Phat Party’ was awarded the Shortlist winner during the New Horizons film festival in Wroclaw in 2022. Since then, the film has been projected at many film festivals in Poland and Europe. She’s a co-director of a musical theatre show “Przesilenia” that was awarded the Grand Prix prize during the Student Theatre Spring Festival in Lublin in 2022. She’s also a photographer working both with film and digital mediums, an author of music videos, and is deeply passionate about street art.