The Game



Directed by Marcin Janiec
Poland | 5 minutes | 2011 | no dialogue

Somewhere between life and death a thrilling chess match takes place. The stake is high – a gateway to the world of living. And the judge is someone you would definitely not like to meet.


Director: Marcin Janiec
Screenwriter: Marcin Janiec
Producer: Badi Badi FX Studio Tomasz Paziewski, Tomasz Niedźwiedź, Arkadiusz Paziewski
Marcin Janiec

  • Marcin Janiec
    Marcin Janiec

Festivals & Awards
Cannes – Short Film Corner
Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Mexico International Film Festival – Best Animation
Honolulu Film Awards – Silver Lei Award
Tiburon International Film Festival – Golden Reel Award – Best Animation
Boston International Film Festival – Best Animated Film Award
On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Fest – Best Short Animation
Rincon International Film Festival – Excellence Award
Canada International Film Festival – Rising Star Award
Indie Fest – Best of Show
Palm Springs International Shortfest
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
Newport Beach Film Festival
Palm Beach International Film Festival
ÉCU: The European Independent Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Canada International Film Festival
Washington DC Independent Film Festival

Marcin Janiec

Graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, painting faculty. Specialist in digital special effects, 3D artist, motion designer. Producer of many music videos, author of illustrations and visual concepts in TV commercials and movies. In his free time he paints and… plays chess. Currently working at Badi Badi. THE GAME is his first film.


2010 The Game, short