Game of Chicken

A Film by Karina Hajdamowicz

Synopsis

Tony, 14 – years – old, has a hard time trying to fit in school environment. When he is bullied by Frank, the leader of a group of boys who play games on their phones, Tony decides to get his revenge. Stealing a knife, he forces Frank to hand over his phone. He uses Frank’s phone to train himself at „The Game of Chicken” a bloody gladiatorial contest. When he finally gets the courage and skill to challenge Frank, it becomes more than just a battle of pixels on a phone. Tony’s mum is busy in her own circle of jobs and duties and she doesn’t have an access to her the only son world. She doesn’t realized how difficult is her teenage son growing period with numerous obstacles and traps and blind corners. Tony outside become a little man but his inside still requires mothers love, warm and attention. 

Director

  • Picture of Karina Hajdamowicz © Karina Hajdamowicz

    Karina Hajdamowicz

    Karina began turning the stories she pictured in her mind into scenes after 20 restricted years in the corporate world. The Game of Chicken marks her debut to the international audience.

Awards + Festivals

  • *2018 ALOHA ACCOLODATE WINNER SHORT FILM COMPETITION*
    11th HONOLULU FILM AWARDS (Short Film Competition, Hawaii, USA) May 5, 2018
  • 17th NEW HORIZONS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wrocław, Poland)July 29, 2018
  • 43rd POLISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gdynia, Poland)September 19, 2018
  • 17th MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Miami, USA)November 8, 2018
  • 11th JAIPUR INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jaipur, India)January 21, 2019
  • 11th MALTA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Valetta, Malta)August 1, 2019
  • 8th SLUM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nairobi, Kenya)August 23, 2019
  • 8th VISIONI CORTE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaeta, Italy)September 21, 2019
  • 3rd RIVNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rivne, Ukraine)September 24, 2019
  • 7th CORTO HELVETICO AL FEMMINILE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ticino, Switzerland)September 27, 2019
  • 8th CURTA OF GÉNERO - MOSTRA INTERNACIONAL AUDIOVISUAL (Official Selection, Fortaleza, Brazil)October 31, 2019
  • 8th MOSTRA INT'L AUDIOVISUAL CURTA O GENERO (Official Selection, Fortaleza, Brazil)November 1, 2019
  • 2nd LINZ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)November 7, 2019
  • 10th KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amman, Jordan)December 5, 2019
  • 2nd QUEEN PALM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)December 7, 2019
  • ALWAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Alwar, Rajasthan, India)January 4, 2020

Crew

Director
Karina Hajdamowicz
Screenplay
Karina Hajdamowicz
Producer
Karina Hajdamowicz
Director of Photography
Weronika Bilska
Costume Design
Magda Soniewicka
Sound
Paulina Sacha
Editor
Piasek & Wójcik
Sound Design
Jarek Wójcik, Anna Żarnecka-Wójcik
Music
Arnold Hajdamowicz

Cast

Amadeusz Mazur
Tony
Tamara Arciuch
Mother
Kacper Szablewski
Frank

Details

Running Time
15 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

Karina Hajdamowicz

+48 502406184
karina.hajdamowicz@gmail.com