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Director(s): Marcin Walczak

"Arty Anne" is a short documentary film produced by Marcin as part of his dissertation project at the Queen Margaret University in academic year 2012-2013. This documentary film portrays artistic endeavors and lifetime obstacles of visually impaired photographer, Anne Dignan, who is on the quest to set up her first photographic exhibition. Anne suffers from Macular Degeneration Disease and eyesight's deterioration becomes a lifetime challenge at that time. As a visually impaired artist, Anne wants to create multisensory experience of photography to make this for of art accessible for people with severe eyesight. Anne creates tactile versions to accompany original photographs for this purpose but inspiration to create her own work comes from other forms of art, and this documentary explores importance of Anne's artistic endeavors. "Arty Anne" was nominated to award for the best documentary at the UK's National Student Film Festival: SCREENTEST in 2014, and has been screened at Portobello Film Festival 2013 in London, International Student Film Festival in Pisek 2013, Dukafest 2013 in Banja Luka, Seattle Deaf Film Festival 2014, American Online Film Awards 2014, International Student Film Festival in Rijeka 2014, 54th Zlin Film Festival 2014, Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2014, Cinefringe 2014, European Film Festival "Integration You and Me" 2014, ICKLE Fest 2014, Doc Village Festival 2014 and dokumentART 2014.

  • Fascinating
  • Informative
  • Inspiring