Early Bird Grand Award


University of Silesia in Katowice (Faculty of Radio and Television), Poland


Once upon a time in America... Two teenagers – Anka and Dzastina – play around with dreams about a better life. The two inseparable friends, bored with their everyday existence, decide to hitch-hike. A meant-to-be innocent adventure changes into an emotional game in which truth intertwines with fiction and the sequence of consecutive events irreversibly changes mutual relations of the characters and their perspective of existing world.

Director Aleksandra Terpińska

Director's biography

Aleksandra Terpińska makes films about things that matter to her. She graduated from Directing studies at the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice. She is also a graduate of Psychology at the University of Wroclaw.

Director and screenwriter of short films, documentaries, commercials and music videos. In 2016 she graduated from Toronto Talent Lab at the International Film Festival in Toronto.


Written and Directed by Aleksandra Terpinska
Producer Beata Rzezniczek
Cinematography Bartosz Bieniek
Editing Przemyslaw Chruscielewsli


Original title America
Runinig time 30'
Film type Fiction
Completion date 2015