Paulina Skibińska, born in 1987 in Kowary, near Jelenia Góra, Poland, graduated from the Post-Secondary Studio of Culture Animation in Wrocław (2009), film specialization. She earned her M.A. degree in screenwriting at the Łódź Film School (2014), where she is now pursuing her Ph.D. studies. Being a screenwriter of numerous internationally awarded short fiction and animated films, e.g. “Http://”, “The Kiss”, “48hTV”, her documentary debut as a director, “Object”, won Special Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival 2015.
Iranian Animated Short Film: "Each Other" directed by Sarah Tabibzadeh, which was previously screened at the Fajr International Film Festival and International Shahr Film Festival and also won the special prize for animation technology at the 11th Tehran International Animation Festival, is now selected to compete at ANIMAGE – International Animation Festival of Pernambuco, Brazil.
"Trap" 2019 short film written and directed by Shirin Ekhlasi, previously screened at Tehran International Short Film Festival, has been selected to compete at the 60th International Short Film Festival Brno 16, Czech Republic.
"Trap," tells the story of a young girl who has been abused by a soldier during the invasion of her village. She sells strange necklaces to the soldiers for revenge.
The Creativity Special Award was shared by two films. In the fourth edition of Globe International Silent Film Festival, Pouria Mousavi, the director of the Globe Community of Silent Filmmakers (GlobeCSF), on behalf of the GlobeCSF jury which has been responsible for judging and granting the Creativity Special Award, announced that the GlobeCSF jury comprised of 17 filmmakers from 12 countries, having viewed all the films, has decided to award two films for the first time.