Three for the Taking

Documentaries and Shorts

Mar 29

Three for the Taking 37min

Trojka do wziecia


Carefree life of a 16-year-old Inga is broken off with the news of her mother’s fatal illness. From one day to the next Inga is left alone with two younger siblings. She has to run away from the welfare workers who want to place her in an emergency shelter for children. Inga wander with the kids from her boyfriend’s to her aunt’s. Like it or not, she becomes a mother for the kids. For the sacrifices she receives unusual recompense…

The film was produced within the frame of “30 minutes” Programme – held by Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, The Association of Polish Filmmakers, TVP Kultura and Polish Film Institute.

37’; 2006

Directing: Bartek Konopka
Script: Piotr Borkowski, Bartek Konopka
Photography: Piotr Rosołowski
Music: Wojciech Waglewski
Editing: Rafał Listopad
Set decoration: Aneta Suskiewicz-Majka

Sound: Mariusz Bielecki, Sławomir Karolak

Klaudia Barcik,
Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik,
Krzysztof Czeczot,
Michał Włodarczyk,
Marek Kasprzyk,
Violetta Arlak,
Łukasz Mechanicki,
Andrzej Konopka

Production: Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, Poland and PFA, Polish Film Institute, TVP Kultura


'Message to Man' Festival - The Best Debut; St. Petersburg, Russia 2007

Polish Film Festival, Gdynia – Special Mention; Poland 2007

"Slamdance on the Road" Festival – Grand Prix; Cracow, Poland 2007
New York Polish Film Festival – The Best Short: the “Beyond Borders” Award; USA 2007
‘The Young and the Film’ Festival - The Best Short Fiction; Koszalin, Poland 2007

Short Film Festival - Grand Prix and Audience Award; Warsaw, Poland 2007

Toruń Film Festival TOFFI - Grand Prix for The Best Short Fiction and Special Mention for the screenplay; Toruń, Poland 2007

European Short Film Festival - Grand Prix and Special Mention for Klaudia Barcik; Brest, France 2007

Aye Aye Film Festival, Nancy, France 2007

Offskar 2008 Award for The Best Editing for Rafał Listopad

Seattle Polish Film Festival - The Best Short Fiction, USA 2008
13. Genova Film Festival 2010

Festival of European Art and Artistic Schools CIRCLES OF ART, Cieszyn, Poland 2010

Summer Film Capital 2010, Warsaw, Poland

6. Quest Europe International Film Festival, Zielona Góra, Poland 2010

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