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Impossible Figures and other stories I

Marta Pajek
2021 | 16 min
Pencil on paper, digital 2D and 3D animation
Polish with English subtitles

Awards and Festivals

  • Official SelectionOttawa International Animation Festival, Canada (2021)

  • Special MentionBalkanima, Belgrade, Serbia (2021)

  • Golden Dove for the Best Short Animated FilmDOK Leipzig, Germany (2021)

  • Grand PrixAnimateka - International Animation Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2021)

  • Prix de la VisionPIAFF - Paris International Animation Film Festival, France (2022)

  • Special award from Igor Grubic- Grand competition short filmAnimafest Zagreb, Croatia (2022)

  • Short CompetitionVilnius International Film Festival Kino pavasaris, Lithuania (2022)

  • Official SelectionGLAS Animation Film Festival, Berkeley, USA (2022)

  • Diploma of the jury - Profnastil - International competitionInsomnia International Animation Film Festival, Moscow, Russia (2022)

  • Official SelectionEncounters Short Film & Animation Festival, Bristol, UK (2022)

More Selections and Awards

Short Synopsis

Long Synopsis

Style and Animation Approach

Director's Statement




Young People

Promotional Materials



Marta Pajek
Writer, Director and Animator

Photo : Zosia Zija and Jacek Pioro

Zofia Jaroszuk
Line Producer (Animoon)

Photo : Lukasz Murgrabia

Piotr Szczepanowicz
Producer (Animoon)

Photo : Lukasz Murgrabia

Grzegorz Wacławek
Producer (Animoon)

Photo : Lukasz Murgrabia

Maral Mohammadian
Producer (NFB)


Michael Fukushima
Executive Producer (NFB)

Photo : David Fine


Anna Polony 

written, designed and directed by
Marta Pajek 

Piotr Szczepanowicz (Animoon)
Grzegorz Wacławek (Animoon)
Maral Mohammadian (NFB)

line producer
Zofia Jaroszuk 

executive producer
Michael Fukushima

production manager
Karolina Sendecka
Martyna Siwińska

2D animation
Alex Boya
Eva Cvijanović
Parissa Mohit
Marta Magnuska
Małgorzata Mianowska
Marta Pajek 

clean up and coloring artists
Anna Chrzanowska 
Mateusz Frank
Marta Iwańska 
Julia Kożuszek 

3D animation
Brandon Blommaert
Kacper Czyczyło 
Monika Kołcz

3D modelling and rigging
Tomasz Tomczyk

fur simulation
Grzegorz Flaga

Monika Kołcz

colour correction
Magdalena Kulak

scanning and retouching
Maria Pajek 

compositing and editing
Marta Pajek 

technical director
Eloi Champagne

technical coordinators
Randall Finnerty
Luc Binette

studio administration
Rosalina Di Sario

senior production coordinator
Dominique Forget

studio coordinator
Barry Ahmad
Faisal Moula

performed by
Anna Polony
written by
Peter Seeger, Max Colpet
Courtesy of Schubert Music

original music
Aleksandra Gryka

additional music
Marcin Kuczewski 

foley artist
Michał Jankowski / Noiseroom

foley recordist
Paweł Łuczak

sound design and editing
Michał Jankowski 

additional sound design
Olivier Calvert

sound mixing
Piotr Knop / Toya Studios
Michał Jankowski  

Judith Lessard-Bérubé

mastering and DCP
Marek Dudzik

A Polish Film Institute co-financed production

An Animoon and National Film Board of Canada co-production

Media Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745

  • Animoon

    Animoon produces animated projects of high artistic and narrative quality, mainly based on original ideas.

    Portfolio of the studio consists of short, and full-length animated films, and animated series, with projects dedicated to a wide audience – starting from the youngest, through teenage viewers, families and adults

    Animoon works closely with executive producers who specialise in different animation techniques, thus the artistic variety of the studio’s portfolio. Animoon’s production are made thinking about viewers from Poland and from abroad. Each one of our projects is developed and promoted as a separate brand.

  • About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a leader in exploring animation as an artform, a storytelling medium and innovative content for emerging platforms. It produces trailblazing animated works both in its Montreal studios and across  the country, and it works with many of the world’s leading creators on international co-productions. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including seven Oscars for NFB animation and seven grand prizes at the Annecy festival. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.