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dir. Nadia Szymańska / Poland / 2017 / 7 min. / Polish premiere

Section: New Faces


Director: Nadia Szymańska

Screenplay: Nadia Szymańska

Cinematography: Nadia Szymańska

Editing: Ola Przytuła

Sound: Tamara Bokolishvili 

Music: Tamara Bokolishvili 

Production: Warsaw Film School

World sales: Warsaw Film School

Language: Polish


A short documentary portraying the director of the Warsaw zoo, who has dedicated his life to saving birds of all kinds. A symbol of freedom, birds endlessly mesmerize us with their beauty as we encounter them during the course of our lives.


Transatlantyk Festival (Award in the “Capturing Freedom. Creating the Future” competition), Ogólnopolski Konkurs Filmów Niezależnych OKFA, Festiwal Filmowy „Offeliada” 



Nadia Szymańska is a second-year student of the cinematography course at the Lodz Film School. After graduating from Jean Monnet high school in Warsaw with an International Baccalaureate diploma, Nadia began her studies as a cinematographer at the Warsaw Film School. During her time there she shot a short documentary "Flightless". Nadia's another short film "The Conversation" received an award at the 13th One-Minute Film Festival in Gdańsk. After the first year of studies, Nadia began working with advertising agencies, i.a. Papaya Films. A few years earlier, she worked on the digital reconstruction of many famous Polish films at the post-production studio Yakumama Films. Apart from her interest in film, Nadia is highly focused on photography. In 2019, she and her twin sister held a photo exhibition in Warsaw entitled "Bonds". As an advocate of film photography, Nadia shot two short fiction projects on black-and-white 35mm film in 2019. She is currently working on her next short film.


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