We can still be friends

An urequited love for a friend grows out of control.

An intimate look into processing emotions through the lens of BPD.

  • Ewa Sztefka
    Director
  • Ewa Sztefka
    Writer
  • Ewa Sztefka
    Animation
  • Kacper Krupa
    Music
  • Tomasz Kaczor
    Sound
  • Miłosz Margański
    Advisor
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    horror, fantasy, psychological, romance
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Arts in Poznań
  • Etiuda & Anima
    Kraków
    Poland
    November 20, 2020
    World premiere
    ANIMA.PL - pozakonkursowa projekcja polskich animacji 2019/2020
  • TIAF - Tbilisi International Animation Festival
    Tbilisi
    Georgia
    December 26, 2020
    Official selection
  • O!PLA
    Poznań
    Poland
    March 22, 2021
    Honorable mention (4th place)
  • Les Mains Gauches - Online platform
    Marseille
    France
    February 25, 2021
    Official selection
  • Monstra
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    July 26, 2021
    Student competition
  • Detroit International Festival of Animation (DIFA)
    Detroit
    United States
    April 2, 2021
    North American Premiere
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    June 17, 2021
    Finalist
  • Inter Short
    Kyiv
    Ukraine
    April 4, 2021
    Best animated film
  • FESTPRO Film Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    Semi-Finalist
  • Animation Studio Festival
    Paris
    France
    April 29, 2021
    Quarter-Finalist
  • Mumbai International Film Awards
    Mumbai
    India
    April 26, 2021
    Best director, 2nd place
  • Jharkhand Film Festival
    Jharkhand
    India
    May 14, 2021
    Semi-finalist
  • Prague International Monthly Film Festival
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    May 18, 2021
    Honorable mention: Best original screenplay
  • Assurdo Film Festival - Monthly Awards
    Milan
    Italy
    June 19, 2021
    Best film
  • Cannes Film Awards
    Cannes
    France
    Official selection
  • FIAfest
    Chía
    Colombia
    October 25, 2021
    Official selection
  • High Tatras Film & Video Festival
    Dolný Smokovec
    Slovakia
    September 24, 2021
    Best student film, honorable mention: best animation
  • Global Indie Film Fest
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    September 30, 2021
    Official selection
  • International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR
    Poznań
    Poland
    July 9, 2021
    Official selection
  • Assurdo Film Festival
    Milan
    Italy
    June 19, 2021
    Best animated film
  • Cartoon Club
    Rimini
    Italy
    July 12, 2021
    Official selection
  • RED Movie Awards
    Reims
    France
    July 10, 2021
    Finalist
  • Animotion Film Festival
    Florence
    Italy
    July 14, 2021
    Official selection
  • Flickfair
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 1, 2021
    Official selection
  • Animart
    Hydra
    Greece
    July 20, 2021
    Official selection
  • Montazu Showcase
    online
    Official selection
  • Deep Focus Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    September 18, 2021
    Honorable mention
  • National Short Film Festival
    Washington DC
    United States
    March 1, 2022
    Quarter-finalist
  • Detroit SheTown Women's Film Festival
    Detroit
    United States
    October 1, 2021
    Official selection
  • New York Neorealism Film Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    September 10, 2021
    Official selection
  • Visualis Film Festival
    St. Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    September 14, 2021
    Official selection
  • 13th International Inter University Short Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    September 30, 2021
    Official selection
  • Amdabad Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    September 28, 2021
    Official selection
  • Golden Bridge İstanbul Short Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    September 26, 2021
    Official selection
  • Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    September 25, 2021
    Official selection
  • Penitente Film Fest
    Nobsa
    Colombia
    October 23, 2021
    Official selection
  • CINESTESIA FEST
    Bogota
    Colombia
    November 2, 2021
    Quarter-Finalist
  • Tempus Film Festival
    Minsk, Zholdino, SKidel, Vitebsk, Zhodino, Pinsk, Borovlyany
    Belarus
    November 16, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • Swallow Film Festival
    St.Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    October 27, 2021
    Official selection
  • International Film and Video Festival «Catharsis»
    Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, Voronezh, Novosibirsk, Pskov, Vladivostok
    Russian Federation
    December 10, 2021
    Semi-finalist
  • O Anjo Exterminador - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantástico de Brasília
    Brasilia
    Brazil
    January 22, 2022
    Official selection
  • COLLATERAL 102 CINEFEST
    Turin
    Italy
    January 14, 2022
    Official selection
  • SENSUS Film Festival
    St Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    March 10, 2022
    Semi-finalist
  • Ivrea Film Screening
    Ivrea
    Italy
    March 15, 2022
    Official selection
Director Biography - Ewa Sztefka

Having realized programming wasn't for me, I decided to take the leap into becoming an animator. I also enjoy digital painting and character design and in the future hope to get into video game design.
My original work is mostly in the fantasy/horror genre and includes psychological and LGBT themes.

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