Saturday’s programme and the Closing Ceremony

This Saturday, we start the morning with the children's animations screening at the Kijów Centrum cinema – “Captain Morten and the Spider Queen” and “Tito and the Birds”. In the afternoon, we will see the latest film by Janusz Kondratiuk – “Fighting Like Cat and Dog”, about the difficult relationship of two brothers, and also, the particularly eerie animation - “The Wolf House” by Cristóbal León and Joaquin Cociñ.
We invite you to the National Museum's “Samurai Room”, to participate in the meeting with   Ewa Braun – the laureate of the award of the Special Golden Dinosaur, combined with the screening of the films from scenography/costume/make-up workshops in Lodz Film School.
At the Feliks Jasieński Szołayski House you can take part in the abstract animation workshops  led by Steven Woloshen – this year's self-portraitist.
The closing ceremony will take place in the evening, at the Kijów Centrum cinema. We will begin with the presentation of the annual award for the remarkable filmmaker and teacher to prof. Ewa Braun. Later on, we will finally meet the laureates of the ETIUDA, ANIMA and ANIMA.PL competitions. The ceremony will end with the screening of the awarded films.   SELECTED EVENTS:

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“Fighting Like Cat and Dog”, dir. Janusz Kondratiuk, cast: Robert Więckiewicz, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Bożena Stachura, Aleksandra Konieczna, PL 2018, 102’ An autobiographical presentation of an unconventional family with its conflicts and rivalry, full of ironic sense of humour but not deprived of truly emotional moments and authentic closeness. 24th November (Saturday), 3 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room   “The Wolf House”, dir. Cristóbal León, Joaquin Cociña, CHL 2018, 73’ Film presents us with the possibility to create a feature film where the various elements of beauty, fear, disorder and the narrative itself are born from the same precarious elements that are in permanent states of change. It is the story of a young woman who is hiding in a house, but it is also the story of a physical and mental world that falls apart, destroys itself and renews itself time and again. It is an animal in a state of relentless mutation. 24th November (Saturday), 5 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room  

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11  a.m. Screening of films from scenography/costume/ make-up workshops led by prof. Ewa Braun in Lodz Film School Meeting with Ewa Braun – the laureate of the award of the Special Golden Dinosaur - Smutna groteska | Sad Grotesque, reż.|dir.: Mariko Saga, 2008/2009, 2’02” - The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust, reż.|dir.: Magnus von Horn, 2007/2008, 2’ 02’’ - Misiu | Teddy Bear, reż.|dir.: Cezary Iber, 2006/2007, 2’15’’ - Krwawa Marry | Bloody Mary, reż.|dir.: Michał Dawidowicz, 2008/2009, 3’21’’ - Madame Sadayakko, reż.|dir.: Maciej Cendrowski, 2010/2011, 3’58’’ - I żyli długo i szczęśliwie | And They Lived Happily Ever After, reż.|dir.: Grzegorz Dembowski, 2010/2011, 5’06’’ - Barman i tancerka | The Barman & the Dancer, reż.|dir.: Iselin Engan, 2013/2014, 3’59’’ - Tango, reż.|dir.: Mark Wegner, 2008/2009, 4’50’’ - Bez tytułu/z warsztatu „Casting” | Untitled/from the ”Casting” workshops, reż.|dir.: Piotr Kolski, 2009/2010, 4’50’’ - Die Puppe, reż.|dir.: Katarzyna Lesisz, 2013/2014, 7’25’’ - Bez tytułu/z warsztatu „Casting” | Untitled/from the ”Casting” workshops, reż.|dir.: Lucia von Horn Padano, 2009/2010, 2’11’’ - Zemsta Stalina | Stalin’s Revenge, reż.|dir.: Kamil Krukowski, 2014/2015, 5’31’’ - C’est la vie, reż.|dir.: Eugieniusz Pankov, 2014/2015, 5’35’’ - Ten świat schodzi na psy | This World Goes to the Dogs, reż.|dir.: Yifan Sun, 2015/2016, 4’24’’ - Sztuka uwodzenia | Art of Seduction, reż.|dir.: Tymur Jasczenko, 2012/2013, 8’01’’ - Do Ciebie szłem | I Was Going to You, reż.|dir.: Maciej Buchwald, 2013/2014, 3’25’’ - Paluch | Stubby Finger, reż.|dir.: Emilia Śniegoska, 2013/2014, 2’41” - Słodkich snów | Sweet dreams, reż.|dir.: Iwo Swiłło, 2016/2017, 5’07”  

WORKSHOPS

Abstract animation workshops Led by: Steven Woloshen The Feliks Jasieński Szołayski House – a branch of the National Museum in Krakow Plac Szczepański 9 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.     THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE FESTIVAL Presentation of the award of the Special Golden Dinosaur to prof. Ewa Braun 15-year history of our exceptional award, appreciating the effort of film authors professionally active in the artistic and, at the same time, educational field, is full of surprises, each time resulting from a slightly different cause. For the first time last year a representative of a different profession than film directing, the outstanding cinematographer, Sławomir Idziak, was awarded the Special Golden Dinosaur. This year we award an outstanding artist, set designer, interior designer and pedagogue – Ewa Braun, Oscar winner for “Schindler’s List” by Steven Spielberg. By doing so we, for the first time, award a representative of the female minority in the circle of artistic film professions. Presentation of the awards and screening of films awarded in ETIUDA, ANIMA, ANIMA.PL competitions 24th November (Saturday), 7.30 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room    

Festival Guide – Day Four

On Friday, the attention will certainly focus on Jan Švankmajer. At the Kijów Centrum cinema we will present the Award of the 25th Anniversary of Etiuda&Anima Festival to this remarkable, Czech artist, whose works are part of the programme since the beginning of the festival. On this occasion, we will also show his latest film –  “Insect” (“Hmyz”). At the Małopolska Garden of Art,    the third series of the “Self-Portraits of Animation Authors”, will be devoted to the works of Estonian artist –  Űlo Pikkov. Today, two events from the new the “Between the Media” series will be taking place –  at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, we will introduce you to the works of our special guest Petr Skála, while at the Kijów Centrum cinema, we will show you the film by Łukasz Ronduda, which tells the story about a relationship of two eccentric artists – “The Shape of Love”. We also invite you for another screenings of ETIUDA and ANIMA competitions. To those interested in seeing the newest animations, we recommend attending to the Visegrad Animation Forum – New Talents 2018. On the occasion of 90th anniversary of Jan Lenica's birthday, we will come back to his full-length animation – Adam 2, as well as the document from the period preceding the Prague Spring – “The Greatest Wish”, by Jan Špáta. We encourage you to participate in other events: Advertising film workshops – Papaya Young Directors”, “The art of pitching, or how to effectively and impressively present your project”, and the meeting about the activities of Adam Mickiewicz Institute.   THE SELECTED EVENTS:

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Presenting the Award of the 25th Anniversary of Etiuda&Anima Festival to Jan Švankmajer Special Guest – Jaromir Kalista, Veronika Hruba Hmyz | Insect, reż. Jan Švankmajer, CZ 2018, 100’ In a small town, a troupe of actors rehearse a play by the Brother Čapek, “The Life Of Insects”. During the rehearsal, the personal lives of the actors blend with the destiny of the play’s characters. 24th November (Friday), 7 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room   Between the media (IV) – Łukasz Ronduda Special Guest – Łukasz Ronduda „The Shape of Love”, dir. Łukasz Ronduda, mus. Wojciech Bąkowski, cast: Justyna Wasilewska, Jacek Poniedziałek, prod. Kuba Kosma, PL 2016, 72’ Poland at the beginning of the 21st century. She is an artist who is difficult to be pigeonholed and he is an experimenting musician. They are two outsiders who have a lot in common. This is a fascinating portrait of one of the most original couples of the Polish art scene – a poetess and artist Zuzanna Bartoszek and a performer Wojtek Bąkowski. A perfect love. Does it exist? Or not? 23rd November (Friday), 9 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room  

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Self-Portraits of Animation Authors III – Űlo Pikkov Special Guest – Űlo Pikkov - Keha mälu | Pamięć cielesna | Body Memory, reż.|dir.: Ülo Pikkov, EE 2011, 9’ - TIK-TAK, reż.|dir.: Ülo Pikkov, EE 2015, 12’ - Tühi Ruum | Pusta przestrzeń | Empty Space, reż.|dir.: Ülo Pikkov, EE 2016, 11’ - Lahtilaskmise lugu | Zostawiając za sobą | Letting Go, reż.|dir.: Ülo Pikkov, EE 2017, 11’ - Zebra, reż.|dir.: Ülo Pikkov, EE 2015, 6’ 23rd November (Friday), 5.30 p.m. MOS – Large Screening Room   Visegrad Animation Forum – New Talents 2018 (68’) - Kötelék | Więź | Bond, reż.|dir.: Judit Wunder, HU 2016, 9’20’’ - mARRY jESUS gALAXY, reż.|dir.: Mery Gobec, Asja Trost, Inês Sampaio, Sandra Jovanovska, SL 2017, 3’22’’ - Tutti, reż.|dir.: Marek Jasaň, SK, 2016, 1’03’’ - Process | Proces | Process, reż.|dir.: Lucija Bužančić, HR 2017, 4’35’’ - Oh Mother! | O Matko!, reż.|dir.: Paulina Ziółkowska, PL 2017, 12’15’’ - WireLess | WireLess, reż.|dir.: Szandra Pataki, HU 2017, 6’40’’ - Oh God! | O Jezu!, reż.|dir.: Betina Bożek, PL 2017, 3’50’’ - Stranac u mojoj glavi | Obcy w mojej głowie | The Stranger in my Head, reż.|dir.: Petra Balekić, HR 2017, 4’27’’ - Contrast | Kontrast, reż.|dir.: Barbora Bárková, SK 2017, 4’24’’ - Mukumů | Mukumů, reż.|dir.: Pavla Baštanová, CZ 2017, 7’44’’ - Plody mraků | Owoce chmur | The Fruits of Clouds, reż.|dir.: Kateřina Karhánková, CZ 2017, 10’ 23rd November (Friday), 8 p.m. MOS – Small Screening Room  

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Between the media (III) – Petr Skála Special Guest – Petr Skála 23rd November (Friday), 6 p.m. ASP – assembly hall - Svoboda | Wolność | Freedom, 2018 - Věštba | Proroctwo | Prophecy, 1980 - Stíny na zdi | Cienie na ścianie | Shadows on the Wall, 1975 - Terč | Cel | Target, 1970 - Pomatená noc - odleglej nocy | Szalona noc | A crazy night, 1973 - Spálená křídla | Spalone skrzydła | Burned Wings, 1979 - Hieroglyfy | Hieroglify | Hieroglyphics, 1969 - Magie času | Magia czasu | Magic of Time, 1977 - Isis, 1970 - Krev v srpnu | Krew w sierpniu | Blood in August, 1968 - Vnitřní stín | Wewnętrzny cień | Inner Shadow, 1977 - Zemská tíže | Grawitacja ziemi | Land Gravity, 1984 - Temná hmota | Ciemna materia | Dark Matter, 2017 - Golém | Golem, 1988 - Ta zeď | Ta ściana | That Wall, 2017 - Jen smrt... | Tylko śmierć... | Just death…, 1965-1988  

WORKSHOPS

The art of pitching, or how to effectively and impressively present your project Led: Anna Szczerbińska 23rd November (Friday), 11.00 a.m. MOS – Small Screening Room   Advertising film workshops – Papaya Young Directors Led by: Kacper Sawicki Executive Producer Papaya Films special guests: finalists of the competition and representative of the sponsor supporting the ideas of Papaya Young Directors 23rd November (Friday), 1 p.m. MOS – Small Screening Room    

The Halfway Point of the Etiuda&Anima Festival

We have reached the halfway point of the festival's marathone. There are still three eventful days ahead of us. We want to introduce you to the Thursday's diverse programme. At the Kijów Centrum cinema, we will show you two screenings of ten short films by Jan Švankmajer, chosen by Bogusław Zmudziński – the artistic director of the Etiuda&Anima festival. The second part of the Self-Portraits of Animation Authors” series, will be held by Steven Woloshen – a Canadian film animator who uses drawn-on-film animation technique. As the part of the Between the Mediaseries, we invite you to attend the meeting, hosted by Virgil Widrich from Austria – a director of the Academy-nominated short film “Copy Shop”. We will also show you two full-length animations: “Another Day of Life” by Damian Nenow and Raúl de la Fuente, based on the Ryszard Kapuściński's reporting, and “Laika”, the latest film by Aurel Klimta, about the most famous dog in the world. Today, our young audience, can watch a Brazilian animation “Tito and the Birds”, and “Jacek i Placek”a well-known cartoon film with the Lady Punk music. Come to the Małopolska Garden of Art for the Etiuda&Anima competition screenings, and for the ANIMA.PL competition, which ends today. This will also be the last stage of the sentimental journey with the student films awarded on the occasion of our 25th anniversary. As for other events this day, we will show you the documentary, “Oratorio for Prague Seven Days to Remember” (1968), by Jan Nĕmec. You can also participate in the legal workshops From an etude to a feature, or about a film debut”, and attend the lecture “Listening to a hologram? Animated music bands”.

Frame from animation "Dimensions of Dialogue", dir. Jan Švankmajer
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KIJÓW CENTRUM Al. Krasińskiego 34 5/10 – the first five short films by Jan Švankmajer (70’) - J.S. Bach: Fantasia G-Moll | Fantazia g-Moll J.S. Bacha, reż.|dir.: Jan Švankmajer, CSSR 1965, 10’ - Zahrada | Ogród | The Garden, reż.|dir.: Jan Švankmajer, CSSR 1968, 16’ - Byt | Dom | The Flat, reż.|dir.: Jan Švankmajer, CSSR 1968, 13’ - Piknik s Weissmanem | Piknik z Weissmannem | Picknick with Weissmann, reż.|dir.: Jan Švankmajer, CSSR 1869, 10’41’’ - Tichý týden v domě | Cichy tydzień w domu | A quite week in the House, reż.|dir.: Jan Švankmajer, CSSR, 1969, 20’ 22nd November (Thursday), 5 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room   5/10 – the second five short films by Jan Švankmajer (63’) - Možnosti dialogu | Możliwości dialogu | Dimensions of Dialogue, reż.|dir.: Jan Švankmajer, CSSR 1982, 14’ - Do pivnice | Do piwnicy | Down to the Cellar, reż.|dir.: Jan Švankmajer, CSSR 1983, 15’ - Tma-Světlo-Tma | Ciemno-jasno-ciemno | Darkness-Light-Darkness, reż.|dir.: Jan Švankmajer, prod.: Krátký Film Praha, CSSR 1989, 7’31’’ - Konec Stalinismu v Čechách | Koniec Stalinizmu w Czechach | The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia, reż.|dir.: Jan Švankmajer, CSSR, 1990, 9’ - Jídlo | Jedzenie | Food, reż.|dir.: Jan Švankmajer, CZ 1992, 17’ 22nd November (Thursday), 8.15 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room   „Another Day of Life” dir. Damian Nenow, Raúl de la Fuente, PL/E/D/BE/HU 2018, 85’ This is a gripping story of a three-month-long trip that renowned reporter Ryszard Kapuściński took across Angola ravaged by a war in which the front lines shifted like a kaleidoscope from one day to the next. This feature animated film is based on Ryszard Kapuściński’s book “Another Day of Life” (1976). It includes the author’s experiences and thoughts from the beginning (1974-1975) of the conflict, which has ended in 2002. The animation, directed by Damian Nenow and Raúl de la Fuente, premiered at this year’s Cannes film festiwal. 22nd November (Thursday), 6.30 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room   „Laika” dir. Aurel Klimt, CZ 2017, 88’ Special Guest – Aurel Klimt This is an animated science fiction comedy film. It is inspired by Soviet space dog Laika. Life is not easy for Laika, a dog on the outskirts of a big Russian city. She is caught and forcibly retrained to become a pioneer in astronautics. Soon after her lift-off into space, a number of animals follow that are hurriedly launched from Houston and Baikonur. Laika, the famous canine pioneer, lives! A small planet on the outskirts of the galaxy has become the new home of the animals we sent into space and lost forever. 22nd November (Thursday), 9.30 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room  

Films for kids:
„Tito and the Birds” dir. Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto, BR 2018, 73’ Polish lector • age category 8+ Tito is a shy 10-year old boy who lives with his mother. One day there is an outbreak of an epidemy in which people start to get sick if they are suddenly scared. Tito quickly discovers that the cure is somehow related to his father’s research. 22nd November (Thursday), 10 a.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room 24th November (Thursday), 11 a.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room   „Jacek i Placek” dir. Leszek Marek Gałysz, muz. Jan Borysewicz, PL 1992, 72’ age category 4+ The most renowned feature animated film by the recently deceased Leszek Gałysz, author of well-known and highly valued animated series for children. The twin brothers Jacek and Placek were born in a little town of Zapiecek. The boys were reluctant to work and dreamt of finding a place where they wouldn’t have to do any work at all. One day they decide to escape the town and look for such a land. During their long journey the twins have lots of various adventures. 22nd November (Thursday), 12 a.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room  

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Self-Portraits of Animation Authors – Peter Woloshen Special Guest – Peter Woloshen - Ditty Dot Comma | Rymowanka o Kropce i Przecinku, reż.|dir.: Steven Woloshen, CA 2001, 3’ - Snip | Skrawek, reż.|dir.: Steven Woloshen, CA 2004, 1’30’’ - Father Knows Father Best | Ojciec wie najlepiej, reż.|dir.: Steven Woloshen, CA 2018, 5’51’’ - Playtime | Przerwa, reż.|dir.: Steven Woloshen, CA 2009, 2’44’’ an - Changing Evan | Zmieniająca się Evan, reż.|dir.: Steven Woloshen, CA 2006, 1’15’’ - The Babble On Palms | Paplanina, reż.|dir.: Steven Woloshen, CA 2002, 4’ - National Tapestry | Narodowy Gobelin, reż.|dir.: Steven Woloshen, CA 2015, 2’ - Rebuttal | Replika, reż.|dir.: Steven Woloshen, CA 2005, 2’ - Fiesta Brava, reż.|dir.: Steven Woloshen, CA2011, 3’30 - Cameras Take Five | Filmowy Take Five, reż.|dir.: Steven Woloshen, CA 2003, 3’ 22nd November (Thursday), 6.30 p.m. MOS – Sala duża  

LECTURE:

From an etude to a feature, or about a film debut – legal workshops Led by: Attorney Marcin Lassota 22nd November (Thursday), 1 p.m. MOS – Small Screening Room   Listening to a hologram - Animated music bands Led by: Konrad Sierzputowski 22nd November (Thursday), 2.30 p.m. MOS – Small Screening Room  

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Beetwen the media (II) – Virgil Widrich Special Guest – Virgil Widrich - Copy Shop | Punkt ksero, reż.|dir.: Virgil Widrich, A 2001, 12’ - Fast Film | Szybki film, reż.|dir.: Virgil Widrich, A 2003, 14’ - Back Track | Cofanie, reż.|dir.: Virgil Widrich, A 2015, 7’ - Vienna Table Trip | Wiedeńska wycieczka po stolikach kawowych, reż.|dir.: Virgil Widrich, A 2016, 1’22” - Nena&Dave Stewart: “Be my Rebel“, reż.|dir.: Virgil Widrich, A 2018, 3’48” - make/real | urzeczywistniać/urzeczywistnienie, reż.|dir.: Virgil Widrich, A 2010, 5’ - Warning triangle | Trójkąt ostrzegawczy, reż.|dir.: Virgil Widrich, A 2011, 6’ 22nd (November), 5.30 p.m. ASP – assembly hall   An exhibition presenting two installations by young Austrian artists: Solmaz Farhang, Margit Busch and Monica C. LoCascio – students of prof. Virgil Widrich. The exhibition supplements the cycle of international meetings with artists called ”Between the media”.

Festival Guide: Day Two

After the exciting inauguration, we invite you to take part in the events taking place on Wednesday. The second day of Etiuda&Anima starts with the screenings of two children's animations – “Babsy” and “Captain Morten and the Spider Queen”. Next, we will show you the document about the Czech master of contemporary cinema – “Miloš Forman: What Doesn't Kill You...” In the evening, we encourage you to see two full-length animations: Nina Paley's  “Seder-Masochism” and the thought-provoking “The Magnificent Cake!”  by Marc James Roels and Emmy De Swaef. At the Małopolska Garden of Art, the Etiuda&Anima competition screenings will be joined by the Polish animated films competition ANIMA.PL. The first appearance from the Self-Portraits of Animation Authors series will undoubtedly turn out as the event of the day because of Paul Driessen – an author of Academy awarded short animation “3 Misses”, and the coauthor of “Yellow Submarine”. At the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, our special guest, Wojciech Bąkowski, will present his audiovisual works from the Between the Media series, later on joined by the installation created by the students of Professor Virgil Widrich. Nederlandse Filmacademie will be awarded the Special Golden Dinosaur for the best film school of IFF Etiuda&Anima 2017. At the Krakow Technology Park we will open the 2-day conference “Animation, feature, documentary film – on the synergy of connections”. We also invite you for the screenings of the films by the laureates of the 25th anniversary of Etiuda&Anima, and the films commemorating the 50 years of animation in Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

Frame from animation "3 Misses", dir. Paul Driessen
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„Babsy”, dir. Marcin Wasilewski, Łukasz Kacprowicz, prod. Gruba Smacznego, PL 2018, 55’ (age category 4+)
21st November (Wednesday), 10.00 a.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room
The world is an extremely interesting place when you are five years old. A trip to the zoo, a camping site, a day in the kindergarden, or even staying at home with a flu can mark the beginning of extraordinary adventures. “Babsy” is an adaptation of five books from a cult series created by Zofia Stanecka and Marianna Oklejak.   „Captain Morten and the Spider Queen”, dir. Kaspar Jancis, Henry Nicholson, Riho Unt, BE/EE/IE/UK 2018, 79’ (Age category 6+)
21st November (Wednesday), 11.30 a.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room
A 10-year old Morten Viks wants to be just like his father. He constructs a model of a ship and dreams of a distant sea voyage. One day he unexpectedly shrinks down to the size of an insect and becomes a captain of his own ship. Sailing turns out not to be an easy task, however…   „Miloš Forman: What Doesn’t Kill You…”, dir. Miloslav Šmídmajer, CZ 2009, 100’ 21st November (Wednesday), 4 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room Woody Harrelson, Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, F. Murray Abraham, Annette Benning, Michael Douglas – all these stars pay tribute to one man. Miloš Forman, the man in question, was undoubtedly one of the greatest masters of contemporary cinema.   „Seder-Masochism”, dir. Nina Paley, USA 2018, 78’ 21st November (Wednesday), 6 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room Loosely following a traditional Passover Seder, events from the Book of Exodus are retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the director’s own father. But there’s another side to this story: that of the Goddess, humankind’s original deity. “Seder-Masochism” resurrects the Great Mother in a tragic struggle against the forces of Patriarchy.   “This Magnificent Cake!”, dir. Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef, BE/FR/LU/NL 2018, 44’ 21st November (Wednesday), 9 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room An anthology film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of 5 different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed businessman on an expedition, a lost porter and a young army deserter.
Frame from animation "This Magnificent Cake!", dir. Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef
   

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1st Screening of ANIMA.PL Competition 21st November (Wednesday), 3 p.m. MOS – Large Screening Room 2nd Screening of ANIMA.PL Competition 21st November (Wednesday), 4.30 p.m. MOS – Large Screening Room Self-Portraits of Animation Authors – Paul Driessen Special Guest – Paul Driessen 21st November (Wednesday), 6.30 p.m. MOS – Large Screening Room - Cat’s Cradle | Kocia kołyska | Au bout du fil, reż.|dir.: Paul Driessen, CA 1974, 10’18’’ - Ei om zeep | Uśmiercanie jaja | The Killing of an Egg, reż.|dir.: Paul Driessen, NL 1977, 3’ - Oedipus | Edyp, reż.|dir.: Paul Driessen, NL/CA 1974, 10’18’’ - Uncles and Aunts 1 | Krewni i znajomi 1, reż.|dir.: Paul Driessen, NL 1980, 2’50’’ - Uncles and Aunts 2 | Krewni i znajomi 2, reż.|dir.: Michaela Pavlátova, NL 1992, 3’22’’ - 2D or not 2D: Short Version | Płaskie albo nie: wersja skrócona, reż.|dir.: Paul Driessen, NL/CA 2004, 12’ - Cat Meets Dog | Kot spotyka psa, reż.|dir.: Paul Driessen, NL/CA 2015, 11’13’’ - The Origin of Sound | Pochodzenie dźwięku, reż.|dir.: Paul Driessen and Toon Loenders, BE/NL 2018 13’15’’  

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Between the media (I) – Wojciech Bąkowski Special Guest – Wojciech Bąkowski 21st November (Wednesday), 5.30 p.m. ASP – assembly hall   - Yeti, reż.|dir.: Wojciech Bąkowski, PL 2017, 8’ - Analiza wzruszeń i rozdrażnień 2 | Analysis of Emotions and Vexations 2, reż.|dir.: Wojciech Bąkowski, PL 2017, 8’ - Analiza wzruszeń i rozdrażnień 1 | Analysis of Emotions and Vexations 1, reż.|dir.: Wojciech Bąkowski, PL 2015 – 2017, 8’ - Głos mojej duszy | Sound of My Soul, reż.|dir.: Wojciech Bąkowski, PL 2012, 13’ - Suchy pion | Dry Standpipe, reż.|dir.: Wojciech Bąkowski, PL 2012, 12’14’’  
Exhibition
An exhibition presenting two installations by young Austrian artists: Solmaz Farhang, Margit Busch and Monica C. LoCascio – students of prof. Virgil Widrich. The exhibition supplements the cycle of international meetings with artists called ”Between the media”. KRAKOW TECHNOLOGY PARK ul. Podole 60 Conference ”Animation, feature, documentary film – on the synergy of connections” Trade conference addressed to film, animation and special effects professionals. 21st November (Wednesday), 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 22nd November (Thursday), 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Festival Guide: Day One

The 25th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima begins. We are eagerly waiting for the Opening Night, which will start at 8 p.m. at the Kijów Centrum cinema.  But before that, join us at the Małopolska Garden of Art to see the first Etiuda&Anima competition screenings and the student films awarded on the occasion of our 25th anniversary.  At the Kijów Centrum cinema at 5 p.m. we will be showing the document – “Love Express. The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk”. Apart from that, we invite you to visit the two exhibitions, which will open today at the Małopolska Garden of Art and the Kijów Centrum cinema.

Frame from animation "Irma", dir. Alejo Schettini, Germán Tejeira
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1st Screening of ANIMA Competition 20th November (Tuesday), 3.30 p.m. MOS – Large Screening Room 2nd Screening of ANIMA Competition 20th November (Tuesday), 5.30 p.m. MOS – Large Screening Room 1/25 – Etudes – laureates of the 25th anniversary of Etiuda&Anima 20th November (Tuesday), 4 p.m. MOS – Small Screening Room 1st Screening of ETIUDA Competition 20th November (Tuesday), 5.30 p.m. MOS – Small Screening Room
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„Love Express. The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk”, dir. Kuba Mikurda, PL 2017, 72’ Special Guest – Jakub Woynarowski 20th November (Tuesday), 5 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room A documentary film by HBO Europe on work of Walerian Borowczyk – a film director of unique sensitivity who was highly renowned in the 1960s and 70s, but later became pigeonholed mainly as a producer of erotic films. It is with the utmost pleasure that we come back, after many years and on the occasion of the anniversary of the great success of the animation “House” (“Dom”) by Jan Lenica and Walerian Borowczyk at EXPO 58 in Brussels, to a figure of the second ”founding father” of the Polish school of animation. OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL Yellow Submarine”, dir. George Dunning, UK/USA 1968, 88’ 20th November (Tuesday), 8 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room We cordially invite you all to attend the 25th edition of the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, including the 50th anniversary screening of “Yellow Submarine”. The remaining number of free entrance coupons will be available to everyone interested at the Kijów Centrum box office.
EXHIBITIONS
Jan Švankmajer “Dimensions of Dialogues. Between Film and Fine Art” 20th – 23rd November Malopolska Garden of Art, ul. Rajska 12 An exhibition presenting the artistic work of the outstanding Czech surrealist, the laureate of the Special Golden Jabberwocky – the award of the 25th anniversary of Anima&Etiuda Festival, prepared on the occasion of publishing a fundamental work under the same title by Bertrand Schmitt and František Dryje. An exhibition of photos from the production of student etudes made during workshops for the third year students of directing department of Lodz Film School under guidance of prof. Ewa Braun in years 2003 – 2007. 20th – 24th November Kijów Centrum, al. Krasińskiego 34

Etiuda&Anima 2018 – TOP 10

The 25th edition of IFF Etiuda&Anima starts already on Tuesday, 20 November. We have before us 6 Festival days, filled with film screenings as well as encounters with remarkable guests. We have selected for you 10 events that you simply mustn't miss during Etiuda&Anima 2018.  

  1. “Yellow Submarine”, dir. George Dunning, UK/USA 1968, 88’
Special Guest – Paul Driessen 20th November (Tuesday), 8 p.m. Kijów Centrum, Al. Krasińskiego 34 The most popular animated music film in the history of motion picture turns 50!  
  1. THE ARTIST OF 25 YEARS OF FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA FOR JAN ŠVANKMAJER
10 best shorts by Jan Švankmajer 22nd November (Thursday), 5 p.m. & 8.15 p.m. Kijów Centrum, Al. Krasińskiego 34 5/10 – the first five short films by Jan Švankmajer 5 p.m. 5/10 – the first five short films by Jan Švankmajer 8.15 p.m. Presenting the Award of the 25th Anniversary of Etiuda&Anima Festival to Jan Švankmajer Special Guest – Jaromir Kalista, Veronika Hruba „Insect” (“Hmyz”), dir. Jan Švankmajer, CZ 2018, 100’ 23rd November (Friday), 7 p.m. Kijów Centrum, Al. Krasińskiego 34
Frame from the movie „Insect” („Hmyz”), dir. Jan Švankmajer
In a small town, a troupe of actors rehearse a play by the Brother Čapek, “The Life Of Insects”. During the rehearsal, the personal lives of the actors blend with the destiny of the play’s characters.  
  1. Self-potraits of animation authors
Paul Driessen (Netherlands) Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, ul. Rajska 12 21st November (Wednesday), 6.30 p.m. Steven Woloshen (Canada)  Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, ul. Rajska 12 22nd November (Thursday), 6.30 p.m. Űlo Pikkov (Estonia) Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, ul. Rajska 12 23rd November (Friday), 5.30 p.m. In these interactive performances, artists meet the audience, talk about their work and reveal the secrets of their techniques.  
  1. ANIMA – international competition of animated films
20th – 24th November Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, ul. Rajska 12 ANIMA, the international contest of short animated films, will screen 61 animations selected out of the 1900 submitted ones. This competition will be judged by the jury headed by an Oscar nominee Paul Driessen, and the winners will be awarded Jabberwocky statuettes. As many as seven winners of the previous editions will compete for the Golden Jabberwocky. Each of the six competition screenings will open with a film by one of the Grand Prix winners; the first screening will also close with the latest film from one of the winners.  
  1. ETIUDA – intcompetition of international student films
20th – 24th November Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, ul. Rajska 12 ETIUDA, the oldest of the three, will feature 35 student films from 15 countries, which will be evaluated by a jury chaired by film director Janusz Kondratiuk.  
  1. Another Day of Life”, dir. Damian Nenow, Raúl de la Fuente, PL/E/D/BE/HU 2018, 85’
22nd November (Thursday), 6.30 p.m. Kijów Centrum, Al. Krasińskiego 34 This is a gripping story of a three-month-long trip that renowned reporter Ryszard Kapuściński took across Angola ravaged by a war in which the front lines shifted like a kaleidoscope from one day to the next. This feature animated film is based on Ryszard Kapuściński’s book “Another Day of Life” (1976).  
  1. Between the Media
20th – 24th listopada Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Plac Matejki 13 Petr Skála (Czech Republic) Virgil Widrich (Austria) Wojciech Bąkowski (Poland) Łukasz Ronduda (Poland) The first edition of a new series “Between the Media” will appear, which will be devoted to artists from the sphere of multimedia.  
  1. “Fighting like cat and dog”,  dir. Janusz Kondratiuk, PL 2018, 102’
24th November (Saturday), 3 p.m. Kijów Centrum, Al. Krasińskiego 34
Frame from the movie „Fighting like cat and dog", dir. Janusz Kondratiuk
The latest film by Janusz Kondratiuk, the author of the unforgettable “Dziewczyny do wzięcia” (“Marriageable Girls”), is a bittersweet portrait of family relations, inspired by true events. Filled with ironic humour, the story follows the life of an unconventional family in which conflicts and rivalry are intertwined with moments of affection and authentic intimacy.  
  1. ANIMA.PL – competition of Polish animated films
21st  – 24th November Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, ul. Rajska 12 ANIMA.PL, the Polish animated film contest (held for the second time) will include 40 films out of over 100 submissions. The jury chaired by a Polish filmmaker and teacher Hieronim Neumann, will present the winners in this category with Żmij statuettes.  
  1. Seder-Masochism”, dir. Nina Paley, USA 2018, 78’
Kijów Centrum, Al. Krasińskiego 34 21st November (Wednesday), 6 p.m. Kijów Centrum, Al. Krasińskiego 34 22nd November (Thursday), 3.30 p.m.
Frame from the movie „Seder-Masochism”, dir. Nina Paley
This second animated feature from Nina Paley is a completely irreverent, occasionally hilarious and politically evocative look at the most famous of Jewish holidays.

Will Paul Mccartney reach Cracov by the Yellow…

The concert of Paul McCartney, one of the Beatles, will take place in Cracov on December 3th. Two weeks before that, we invite you to a special event, that will introduce you to the world of the Beatles' music –  the showing of “Yellow Submarine”, which will inaugurate the 25th edition of the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima. Free passes will be given at the Kijów Centrum cinema's box office from Saturday, November 17th at 5 p.m. This year, the yellow submarine will go on a cruise again despite being 50 year old –  don't hesitate to go aboard since the number of seats is limited.  

Invitation to the Opening Night of the 25th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima

November 20th, 2018 (Tuesday), 8 p.m. Kijów Centrum cinema, al. Zygmunta Krasińskiego 34

 

The opening night, including the screening of the legendary animated feature film
YELLOW SUBMARINE (dir. George Dunning) with the music by The Beatles, will be ADMISSION-FREE.

Special guest of the screening – Paul Driessen, a Dutch animator who had worked at the  production of “Yellow Submarine”. Due to the limited availability of seats for the inauguration and the screening, the accredited guests and festival pass holders take priority. The remaining number of free entrance coupons will be available to everyone interested at the Kijów Centrum box office from Saturday, November 17th at 5 p.m. We cordially invite you all to attend the 25th edition of the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, including the 50th anniversary screening of Yellow Submarine. “Yellow Submarine” was released in 1968. On our way, we will hear the unforgettable Beatles’ tunes, such as “All Together Now”, “All You Need Is Love”, and, of course, “Yellow Submarine”. All these songs and more are featured on the soundtrack to one of the most well-known Beatles movies and an icon of the 1960s psychedelic culture. “Yellow Submarine” is a colorful visual invention filled with optical illusions, word play, and glorious, glorious music. It is an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic and (the Beatles) music experience for viewers of all ages.

Animated Feature Films at the 25th IFF Etiuda&Anima

The Etiuda&Anima programme would not be the same without the addition of several full-length animated features next to the animated shorts. Each year, we select among the most noteworthy and interesting films of the last season. This time around, we’ve included: “Another Day of Life” by Damian Nenow and Raúl de la Fuente, “Laika” by Aurel Klimt, “Seder-Masochism” by Nina Paley as well as “The Wolf House” by Cristóbal León and Joaquina Cociña.   ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE This is a gripping story of a three-month-long trip that renowned reporter Ryszard Kapuściński took across Angola ravaged by a war in which the front lines shifted like a kaleidoscope from one day to the next. This feature animated film is based on Ryszard Kapuściński’s book “Another Day of Life” (1976). It includes the author’s experiences and thoughts from the beginning (1974-1975) of the conflict, which has ended in 2002. The animation, directed by Damian Nenow and Raúl de la Fuente, premiered at this year’s Cannes film festival.

Frame from animation "Another Day of Life"
Another Day of Life Directed by Damian Nenow, Raúl de la Fuente, screenplay by Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow, Amaia Remirez, Niall Johnson, music by Mikel Salas, Belgium/Spain/Germany/Poland/Hungary 2018, animation, 85 min. 22nd November (Thursday), 6.30 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room     LAIKA This is an animated science fiction comedy film. It is inspired by Soviet space dog Laika. Life is not easy for Laika, a dog on the outskirts of a big Russian city. She is caught and forcibly retrained to become a pioneer in astronautics. Soon after her lift-off into space, a number of animals follow that are hurriedly launched from Houston and Baikonur.
Frame from animation "Laika"
Laika Direction and script by Aurel Klimt, music.: Marek Doubrava, prod.: Studio Zvon, Czech Republic 2017, animation, 87 min. 22nd November (Thursday), 9.30 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room     SEDER-MASOCHIZM For one, this second animated feature from Nina Paley (“Sita Sings the Blues”) is a completely irreverent, occasionally hilarious and politically evocative look at the most famous of Jewish holidays. Secondly, it's got to be the only Passover movie that features a singing Moses — not to mention a singing Pharaoh and a bunch of dancing Egyptians and Jews — belting out classics by everyone from Louis Armstrong to Led Zeppelin to Gloria Gaynor to the chanteuse Dalida.
Frame from animation "Seder-Masochism"
Seder-Masochism Direction and script by Nina Paley, sound: Greg Sextro, prod. Nina Paley, USA 2018, animation, 78 min. 21st November (Wednesday), 6 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Duża sala 22nd November (Thursday), 3.30 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room     THE WOLF HOUSE The air of folklore and fantasy in a colony of religious fundamentalists in Chile. Nightmarish visions, people magically transformed into physical objects, talking animals. Wildness of the heart and curiosity which often leads straight to hell. This stop-motion animated film by the two Chilean artists is a grotesque record of a young woman’s initiation journey into the unknown.
Frame from animation "The Wolf House"
La Casa Lobo Directed by: Cristóbal León, Joaquin Cociña, screenplay by: Cristóbal León, Joaquin Cociña, Alejandra Moffat, Chile 2018, animation, 73 min. 24th November (Saturday), 5 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room

Hieronim Neumann

Born in 1948 in Poznań, is a graduate of the National Higher School of Fine Arts in Poznań. He is an author of animated films and a pedagogue leading an animation studio at the animation department of the University of Arts in Poznań and Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. From the beginning of his creative career he has been inspired by the media dimension of animated film, sometimes making references to the tradition of graphic arts and prehistory of cinema (Magritte, Muybridge). He is regarded as an artist having a lot in common with a seeking attitude of Zbigniew Rybczyński from his most fruitful period of artistic creativity. Neumann’s films are included into the experimental trend in Polish animation and defined as combined films. They have been awarded at numerous festivals in Poland and abroad (among others, in Kraków, Poznań, Huesca, Oberhausen, Lausanne). In his career, apart from author films, he has also made films on commission (for classical music) as well as animations for children. Hieronim Neumann has been our festival’s guest a great number of times. In 2009 he presented his ”Self-portrait”, in 2011 he served as the chairman of ANIMA international competition jury, and last year, during the opening ceremony of the 24th IFF Etiuda&Anima 2017 he showed his latest combined film “Lift” (“Winda”) in which he is again trespassing the boundaries of animation.

Andrzej Pągowski

Born in 1953 in Warsaw, is a graduate of the National Higher School of Fine Arts in Poznań (with a diploma from prof. Waldemar Świerzy’s studio). He works in the field of functional graphics and is widely known for his film, theatre and festival posters, as well as his socially and politically engaged graphic works. He has been succesful both in Poland and abroad and as a representative of yet another generation of the Polish poster school, he has received a number of awards, among others in competitions for the best poster announced by ”The Hollywood Reporter” in Los Angeles (the so-called Oscar posters). Having already had a considerable artistic output from the period before Poland’s political transformation, he knew how to adapt to the new economic reality and the world of commercial advertising and make use of the possibilities created by new technologies. We are very pleased to inform that Andrzej Pągowski is the author of the next year’s 26th edition of International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima 2019.

Presale of festival passes only until 14th November

We would like to remind you of the ongoing presale of festival passes for the 25th edition of IFF ETIUDA&ANIMA. The passes can be obtained at a promotional price till 14th November (Wednesday), on the website Bilety24. Don’t hesitate! We are waiting for you!

Frame from animation "A new day" dir. Katarzyna Krystyna Pieróg
Passes Pre-order prices (22nd October – 14th November 2018): Festival pass entitles to admission to all film screenings

ATTENTION! In Kijów cinema, pre-sale passes can be purchased until November 16.

Regular pass price – 79 PLN Student pass price – 59 PLN Passes are available on www.bilety24.pl   Prices valid since 15th November 2018: Festival pass entitles to admission to all film screenings Regular pass price – 99 PLN Student pass price – 78 PLN Passes are available on www.bilety24.pl   Tickets Prices of single screening tickets: Regular single screening ticket price – 12 PLN Student single screening ticket price – 10 PLN Tickets to individual screenings will be available for purchase at the festival facilities on the day of the projection (Kijów Centrum, Małopolska Garden of Arts) and at www.bilety24.pl (since 14th November)

Conference program 2018

Conference: "Animation, feature, documentary – on the synergy of connections”

The lectures will take place in the Showroom at the Krakow Technology Park, ul. Podole 60 30-394 Kraków
DAY 1
21.11.2018 (Wednesday)
09:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Beginning of the conference
10:10 a.m. Lecture 1 “Dangerous” connections between the VFX industry and animated film, PL Włodzimierz Matuszewski Studio Miniatur Filmowych (Film miniatures studio), Polish Filmmakers Association
10:50 a.m. Lecture 2 The role of the film language in the execution of international projects, PL Grzegorz Skorupski Adam Mickiewicz Institute
11:35 a.m. Lecture 3 Is there a place in Poland for a 2D animation studio?, PL Mateusz Kowalczyk Pigeon Studio
12:20 p.m. Coffee break
1:00 p.m. Lecture 4 Polish animation abroad - the international accomplishments of Polish artists, PL Robert Jaszczurowski Polish Animation Producers Association
1:45 p.m. Lecture 5 “Hug Me” - an adaptation with high international potential. A case study of the first animated series produced in cooperation with China, PL Grzegorz Wacławek Animoon
2:30 p.m. Panel discussion - "Animation and vfx - what is the future for us"
3:30 p.m. Ending of day 1 of the Conference
3:40 p.m. Banquet
DAY 2
22.11.2018 (Thursday)
09:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Beginning of the conference
10:05 a.m. Lecture 1 Financial programmes and incentives of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, PL Maciej Dydo Department of Intellectual Property and Media of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
10:35 a.m. Lecture 2 Yugen in Orka: combining techniques and creating new worlds, PL Michał Konwicki Orka Studio
11:20 p.m. Lecture 3 "The future of worlds, not screens. "The Missed Spaceflight" Case study, PL Jakub Matyka Melt
12:00 a.m. Lecture 4 “Changes in Polish computer animation industry over the last 5 years”, PL Grzegorz Kukuś, Marcin Panasiuk Deep Blue
12:50 p.m. coffee break
1:30 p.m. Lecture 5 “Another day of life”, PL Urszula Łuczak, Dominik Wawrzyniak Platige Image
2:15 p.m. Lecture 6 The VFX of Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver, EN Juri Stannosek Mackevision
3 p.m. Lecture 7 Post-Production in 2D Animation, EN Marino Guarnieri Mad Entertainment
3:40 p.m. Conclusion and ending of the Conference
3:50 p.m. Behind-the-scenes panel discussion

Speakers

Mackevision
Juri Stanossek Juri Stanossek started his career as a Visual Effects Artist in 1994. Since then he's supervised more than 40 projects for TV and cinema.
He acted as a Visual Effects Supervisor at Elektrofilm from 2004 to 2008 and then moved forward to Pixomondo Stuttgart, where he supervised international productions like "Ghostwriter" (2010), "Hugo Cabret" (2011) , "Game of Thrones" (2012) and "Rush" (2013).
He started at his current employer, Mackevision, in 2013 as VXF Supervisor. Thanks to his in-depth expertise he has overseen the visual effects in productions like "The Cut" (2015) and "Independence Day: Resurgence" (2016).
Most recently Juri was a VFX supervisor for the movie "Jim Button" (2018) and the new Netflix series "Lost in Space" (2018).
His outstanding work for "Game of Thrones" won him an Emmy VES Award in 2013. Last year Juri and his team were nominated for an Emmy VES Award for their work on Lost in Space and he received the title of Professor by the prestigious Film Academy of Ludwigsburg where he's been lecturing courses on animation since 2010.
   
MELT
Kuba Matyka Futourist. Immersive Experience Director and Co-Founder @ MELT - multidisciplinary little studio, creating experiences for big brands’ audiences. These are often multi-sensory, combining animation, sound, light and interaction in every scale and form. Pop-culture binger. Constantly optimising the world around him.
   
Deep Blue Production 
Grzegorz Kukuś Head of CG / CEO Deep Blue Production VFX executive and talented 3D artist with vast experience in 3D imaginary getting back to late 90's. He specializes CG Supervision, 3D pipeline design, rendering and character animation. For past 10 years connected with Platige Image. Worked as CG Supervisor on many iconic productions such as "The Witcher" cinematics series or worldwide acknowledged short animations "Ark" and "The Kinematograph". He sucesfully delivered dozens of game cinematics and tv commercials for clients like: Ubisoft, Square Enix or SEGA. He was a part of the team responsible for CG animated feature "Final Fantasy: Kingsglaive". His professional road went from being character modeler, through character animation, technical direction, lighting, cg supervising to the position of Head of CG and finally Head of Cinematics Department at one of the biggest animation studios in Europe. He's currently involved in several Deep Blue projects as Producer and CG Supervisor.
Marcin Panasiuk Art. Director at Deep Blue Production. Marcin is an artist based in Warsaw, Poland. After graduating with a degree in architecture, he worked as a freelance concept artist. Since 2013 he has been involved with Platige Image, where he serves as an illustrator, concept artist and art director. He gained extensive professional experience in the course of a number of projects he has been involved with. His work is greatly influenced by jazz music, video games and architecture.
Instytut Adama Mickiewicza
Grzegorz Skorupski Grzegorz Skorupski, born 1979. Graduate of the Warsaw University at the faculty of public communication and journalism and WWSH at Polish Academy of Science at the faculty of media and public communication. Between 1998 – 2002 studied at Agricultural University in Warsaw at the faculty of animal husbandry. Now working on Ph.D. thesis on film language as a tool in cultural international communication.
Between 2009 – 2010 - Head of Communication and Marketing at Polish Cultural Institute in London, i.e. in charge of communication and marketing of KINOTEKA film festival.
Between 2010 – 2012 manager of PR and Marketing at Human-Ark - Warsaw based film studio and author and coordinator of the 2012 Oscar campaign of THE LOST TOWN OF SWITEZ by KamilPolak.
Since 2012 at Adam Mickiewicz Institute where he is a member of Institute’s Experts Team in charge of film.
As a film expert at AMI he is responsible for planning and coordinating the Institute film program as well as planning the long term strategies for film projects. Networking and long term cooperation with the foreign partners and coordination the film co-production (i.e. POSSEST and WROBLEWSKI ACORDING TO WAJDA by Andrzej Wajda and AUTOR SOLARIS and „KOBRO/ STRZEMIŃSKI. FANTASTIC TALE” by BorysLankosz).
Animoon
GRZEGORZ WACŁAWEK Grzegorz Wacławek is a producer and director of animated films, and a creator of the SMODO technology.
He graduated from Animation at the department of Film Special Effects at the Polish National Film School in Łódź (PWSFTviT), and Graphic Design at The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He debuted with his film “Beyond the old age”, and worked next to two Oscar-award producers, Hugh Welchman and Gareth Unwin. Hugh Welchman had a huge impact on his creative producer path, which inspired him to establish Studio Animoon in 2013. Animoon's portfolio consists of animated series, short and feature films. Grzegorz is a co-founder and a member of the Polish Animation Producers Association (SPPA), where he took the chairman role for two cadences.
 
Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego
Maciej Dydo Deputy Director of the Department of Intellectual Property and Media in the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Lawyer specializing in IP, lecturer at the Warsaw Film School (copyright law for Directing students, modern movie and multimedia markets). Currently responsible for implementing governmental support policies for cultural and creative industries, supervising cultural institutions in the domain of film, as well as carrying out programmes of support for digitisation of cultural heritage and online accessibility of digital resources.
   
MAD Entertainment
Marino Guarnieri
DIRECTOR, ANIMATOR, ILLUSTRATOR
After working as a graphic designer, experimenting with all forms of expression and communication for the past 20 years, he has finally discovered his true passion: animation. He creates, designs and participates in the realization of commercials and video clips, TV theme songs and educational products, documentaries, specials and feature films. He supervised the animation for the documentary Gli Occhi più Azzurri, in the educational series Docucartoon, and the episode Giga & Stick for INAF, before embarking on the collaboration with MAD Entertainment. His works include: the music video for Foja’s Donna Maria, the promo for the movie A Skeleton Story and the theme song for the Festival Crossmediale Cartoons on the Bay. Assistant director, 2D supervisor and animation editor for the feature film L’Arte della Felicità. Winner of the 2014 European Film Awards for Best European Animated Film. He teaches Digital Animation at the Italian school of Comix, for which he directed the promotional commercial Chi Sogna Disegna and the short film Mezzanotte di Segni. He is also member of the board of ASIFA Italia (Associazione Internazionale Film di Animazione). Gatta Cenerentola is his first feature film as director.
Pigeon Studio
Mateusz Kowalczyk Co-founder and managing director at Pigeon animation studio in Kraków. His responsibilities include conducting the production process, as well as seeking out and implementing new projects. He also assumes the role of exectutive producer for the Studio’s most important undertakings.
Studio Produkcyjne Orka
Michał Konwicki Graphic artist, animated film director, effects supervisor. He has created illustrations, animations, commercials, film effects, architectural visualizations and animated films. For 6 years he has been professionaly associated with Orka Production Studio, where he supervises commercials, film effects and animation.
     
Stowarzyszenie Producentów Polskiej Animacji
Robert Jaszczurowski A director, producer, scriptwriter and co-founder of GS Animation. With his early projects: „Harry and Toto” and „Agronauta”, he gained experience in directing animation, creating layouts, backgrounds, characters' design. From 2009 acts as a creative producer with the most important project, TV series „Mami Fatale” (a delegate producer). A president of a Polish Animation Producers Association (SPPA) and a participant of the most important coproduction markets, festivals and animation related events in Europe (Cartoon Forum, Cartoon Movie, MiPJunior, Cinekid, Annecy). Currently working on "Basia" TV series, "Grand Banda" TV series and "Mice on Strike" feature.
Platige Image
Dominik Wawrzyniak Lead of the layout/previz team at the Animation department. Also: Director and Director of Animation. Associated with Platige Image since the beginning of his career, first as a freelancer supporting the studio in the production of short films and special projects. He became a core team member in 2011, joining as a Layout Artist. Graduate in Animation and Special Effects at the National Film School in Łódź. Scholarship holder at the Animation Institute within the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
Urszula Łuczak Urszula Łuczak is a producer at Platige Image in Poland for over 8 years now. She started working at VFX Department where she was involved in movies such as "Essential Killing", "Melancholy" and "Uwiklanie". She was a production manager creating stereoscopic scenography for spectacles such as "Polita" for Buffo Theatre and "Pilots" for Roma Theatre. She also produced animation movies for Qatar market: “Hero and the message” and “Heroes and the mission”. Recently first full – feature animation movie co-produced by Platige Image called “Another Day of Life” is being released to the festival circulation where she was involved as production manager.
Studio Miniatur Filmowych
Włodzimierz Matuszewski
Pracuje od 1976 roku w Studiu Miniatur Filmowych jako redaktor i scenarzysta.
Pierwszy scenariusz „W samolocie” (na podstawie wiersza Juliana Tuwima)  został zrealizowany w 1976 roku w Studiu Miniatur Filmowych. Od tego czasu wykonał ok. 30 scenariuszy filmów animowanych dla dorosłych i dla dzieci. W tym m.in.:
PAX VINCIT (1981) - I nagroda w kat. filmów animowanych na Festiwalu Filmów O Sztuce Zakopane ‘ 82 , wyróżnienie w Oberhausen’ 82.
SEZON OGÓRKOWY seria Dixie, (1983) - „Brązowe Koziołki” dla najlepszego filmu animowanego na FF dla Dzieci i Młodzieży w Poznaniu(1984)
ROZWIĄZANIE(1987)- nagr. dla najlepszego filmu na Festiwalu Filmów Jazzowych - Wrocław’87
ZŁOTA RYBKA (1991) - Grand Prix na FF dla Dzieci i Mł., Poznań’92
W latach 1980-81 przewodniczący Komisji Zakładowej NSZZ Solidarność przy SMF, członek Komisji Krajowej Pracowników Filmu NSZZ Solidarność.
W latach 1989-91 działa jako prywatny producent realizując m.in.godzinny animowany film telewizyjny dla hiszpańskiej firmy IRUSOIN z San Sebastian pt. LOYOLA. Realizuje samodzielnie filmy animowane reklamowe, które w 1990 roku zostały zakwalifikowane na Festiwal w Espinho, gdzie uzyskały wyróżnienie
W 1991 r. w wyniku konkursu obejmuje funkcję dyrektora Studia Miniatur Filmowych, Instytucji Filmowej w Warszawie, w bardzo trudnym momencie transformacji, gdy SMF musi przejść na własny rozrachunek bez państwowych dotacji.
Produkuje seriale rysunkowe i filmy pojedyncze w koprodukcji i na zlecenie kontrahentów krajowych i zagranicznych, w tym seria „Dwa Koty i Pies” - Grand Prix w Poznaniu’92 r., ABC...ITD dla TVP S.A (1990-93)., bierze udział w międzynarodowej produkcji „Billy the Cat”, na zlecenie LesFilms de Triangle (Francja 1995-96), „Troubles” dla Ink Tank/WTA/Cartoon Network,(1997-98) a także wiele innych produkcji w tym „AIDA DEGLI ALBERI” dla LANTERNA MAGICA (Turyn- 2001).
W roku 2001 ukończył m.in. pełnometrażowy film aktorsko-animowany dla dzieci pt. TRYUMF PANA KLEKSA (reż.Krzysztof Gradowski) – koprodukcja. z HBO ,  oraz 40-minutowy film WYSPA R.O. w reż. Jana Lenicy (koprod. z TVP S.A.).
Producent filmów m.in. reż. Andrzeja Barańskiego „WARZYWNIAK 360’”(2007), koprod. z TVP S.A. oraz „OAZA” (2009), „MANO” (pełny metraż) – reż. Leszek Komorowski (2005), „ŚLUB KRAWCA (2001)w koprodukcji z TVP S.A. i „BŁĘDNE KOŁO”(2005) – reż. Elżbieta Wąsik, „KRÓL I KRÓLIK” reż. Norbert Rasiński (2008), w koprod. z TVP S.A.(także pomysłodawca i współscenarzysta)  producent serii 13x 13’ dla TVP S.A.„PODROŻE NA BURZOWEJ CHMURZE” reż. Agnieszka Sadurska (2007-2009) oraz serii  26x 13’„HIP – HIP I HURRA” (2009-13) koprodukcja polsko-francuska, seria sprzedana do ok. 110 krajów (w Polsce emisja w TVP serii „MAMI FATALE”26x10’ (2011-14), koprodukcja z GS Animation z Gdańska. Serial trzykrotnie nagrodzony przez Jury Dziecięce na Tarnowskiej Nagrodzie Filmowej (w latach 2012-14)
Producent nagradzanych na festiwalach krótkometrażowych filmów animowanych: LUCKY DAY FOREVER – reż. Alek Wasilewski (2011) oraz ŁAŹNIA – reż. Tomek Ducki (2013)
Od 1.04.2010 SMF zostaje przekształcone w Spółkę Skarbu Państwa, od tego czasu pełni funkcję Prezesa Zarządu.
Współorganizator – ze strony polskiej CARTOON FORUM, rok 2011 Sopot.
W latach 2014-2015 uczestniczy jako producent, z ramienia Studia Miniatur Filmowych w polsko-rumuńsko-francuskiej koprodukcji, animowany film pełnometrażowy CZARODZIEJSKA GÓRA – reż. Anca Damian, nagrodzony (wyróżnienie) m.in. na Festiwalu w KarlovychVarach w 2015 r.
W latach 2014 - 17 producent serii i filmów pojedynczych:
NIE MARTW SIĘ TAMARO – 25 min. TV Special, reż. Elżbieta Wąsik ,koprod. Polsko-francuska
BALI – 13x10 min. (też współreżyseria z Szymonem Adamskim) – koprod. Polsko-francuska
THE WEBSTERS – 13x 11 min. Koprod. polsko- czesko- słowacka.
MAMI FATALE – III sezon – 13x10 min. Koprod. z GS Animation
BASIA – 13x10 min. Koprod. z GS Animation
AGATKA – 13x 10 min. koprod. z Serafiński Studio
Dorobek z ostatnich pięciu lat:
Scenariusze:
Seria Hip Hip i Hurra (odc. 11 min,):
„Kto porwał bociany” (2013
„Śmiech to zdrowie” (współaut.) (2018)
Seria Mami Fatale (IV seria, odc. 10 min,):
„Mademoiselle Tip-Top” (współaut.) - 2018
„Kasztany” (współaut.) 2018
Inne prace literackie:
  • Scriptdoctoring IV seriaMami Fatale (13x10’) 2018
  • Dialogi – 13 odc. Serii Bali (13x10’) 2016
  • Scriptdoctoring film pełnometrażowy SZLEMIEL 2018

  • Ponadto:
  • Reżyseria 7 odc.x10’ serii Bali 2016
  • Reżyseria trailera (ok. 1’20”) filmu SZLEMIEL 2018
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