Podlachian ghost and fairies appearing in forests or old houses inspired the creation of these animation classes. The participants were animating transparent celluloid and paper puppets on a lit table. The class was held by Sylwia Szkiłądź.
Sylwia Szkiłądź was born in Sokółka, Podlasie. She grew up in the “green lungs of Poland” region, which to some extent became an inspiration for her later interests in art, particularly animation and illustration. When she was eight, she moved to Belgium with her parents. During her education in La Cambre in Brussels she made the following films: “Ślimaczek bez domku” (2012) together with Gwendoline Gamboa, as well as “Grain d’amour” (2013) and “Zupa truskawkowa” (2014). In 2015, together with Aline Quertain, she created the short film “Maciupki lisek”, produced by the French studio Folimage. Her latest work was a music video made for Sara Lovell, realized together with Jessica Poon, a Hong Kong-based artist. She organizes animation classes for people of all ages. Sylwia currently lives and works in Belgium, France and Poland.
Organizers: Białystok Cultural Centre / Youth Cultural Centre – Film and Animation Studio