Creation

In the Beginning there was nothing but endless sea. On this sea in the boat, God was sailing. One day from his reflection, out of sea depths devil emerged. After that they started to create the world together, quickly falling into conflict, which goes on to this day.
“The Creation” is the first animation depicting Slavic creation myth. Screenplay was based on folk stories as well as on reconstructions of prominent historians and culture researchers.
The film was made by the team of two person, in the painting on glass animation technique.

  • Pawel Kleszczewski
    Director
  • Kasia Zimnoch
    Director
  • Kasia Zimnoch and Pawel Kleszczewski
    Writer
  • Kasia Zimnoch and Pawel Kleszczewski
    Producer
  • Krzysztof Jaworski
    Music
  • Agnieszka Jaworska
    Narrator
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Początek Świata
  • Project Type:
    Animation
  • Genres:
    Folktale, myth, legend, folklore
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Language:
    Polish
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 31th Fano Film Festival
    Fano
    Italy
    October 13, 2019
    Italian
    Special Mention
  • O!Pla 7. Ogólnopolski Festiwal Animacji
    Opole
    Poland
    April 27, 2019
    Polish
    Silver Award in Off and Go Category
  • 14th Szczecin European Film Festival
    SZCZECIN
    Poland
    June 14, 2019
    Best West Pomerania Short Film
  • 17th Festiwal filmowy Opolskie Lamy
    Opole
    Poland
    October 5, 2019
  • Clones Film Festival 2019
    Clones
    Ireland
    October 28, 2019
    Irish
  • Alexandre Trauner ART/Film Festival
    Budapest
    Hungary
    September 17, 2020
Director Biography - Pawel Kleszczewski, Kasia Zimnoch

Kasia Zimnoch and Pawel Kleszczewski are Polish duo of filmmakers and visual artists.
Both graduated MA on Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. In 2013, they established animation production studio Konik in Cavan, Ireland. Their works have been presented over fifty international film festivals and arts festivals, winning awards and distinctions, including festivals: Fano in Italy, Clones in Ireland and Pilsen in Czech Republic. In 2018 they received prestigious “Young Poland” Bursary funded by Polish Culture and National Heritage Ministry. They were artists in residency in Sweden, Ireland, Estonia and Germany.

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Konik is animation studio established by artists Kasia Zimnoch and Pawel Kleszczewski in Cavan, Ireland in 2013.
Pawel and Kasia, a duo of visual artists and filmmakers. MAs at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, in Poland, Pawel has a background in painting, Kasia in art history. Their recent animation “Broken Tale” was created in Ireland, Poland and Sweden, received an Arts Development Award 2016 from Cavan County Council. Works were conducted during artistic residencies in Sweden, Estonia and in Ireland. “Broken Tale” has received media patronage from TVP Kultura, and was presented at numerous international festivals.