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.

Adam 2

A feature cel and collage animation by Jan Lenica is a variation on the theme of an outsider – the protagonist of his early works; ”old Adam with new problems” travels on a bike and in a time machine through the world of lemurs and phantasms in a meaningless search of paradise. Adam 2 dir. Jan Lenica, RFN 1968, animation, 79 min. 23rd November (Friday), 4 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room

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
MALOPOLSKA GARDEN OF ART ul. Rajska 12
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
KIJÓW CENTRUM Al. Krasińskiego 34
„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.

This Magnificent Cake!

A 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.
Marc James Roels made the award winning shorts “Mompelaar” in 2007 and “A Gentle Creature” in 2010. Emma De Swaef specializes in stop-motion and doll-making, her preferred working materials include wool, felt and textile. Together they made the short film “Oh Willy” in 2012, which won 80 international awards including the Cartoon d’Or for the best European short, and a Cézar nomination. The film also participated in ANIMA competition of Etiuda&Anima Festival in 2012. Ce magnifique gâteau! dir.: Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef, ph.: Marc James Roels, prod.: Beast Animation, Belgium  2018, animation, 44 min. 21st November (Wednesday), 9 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room 23rd November (Friday), 6 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room

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.

Biggest dream

Classic documentary from the time before the Prague Spring. In one interview, Jan Špáta, a cinematographer, said about his film debut: ”Questions asked in the documentary not only force the youth to communicate, but bother us, the older generation, as well. Moreover, they provoke us to express honest opinions. Using the filmmedium, I wanted to show the youth of today. Their new system of values is sometimes discredited. I’m not the only one pondering over this problem. I wish this documentary attracted interest not only of the “older” audience, but also of young people. So that they could identify with it. Through “Biggest Dream” I intended to move a survey towards film. I’m convinced that a survey which fails to present problems in a cinematographic way doesn’t have the right to exist. For this reason my documentary consists of both “classic shots” with a reporter holding a microphone as well as scenes far from this limited form. One needs to stress that the film does not have a pessimistic overtone and shouldn’t be interpreted in such a way. I admit that sad moments appear as well. I mean the scenes shot in Prague arcades, where it is difficult to talk about eloquence and noble ideals of the protagonists. They are a part of bored youth, who kill the time not knowing their way out of the emptiness they created for themselves. However, great majority of the filmed individuals have got the thing that constitutes the essence of today’s youth: sensitivity to truth and desire for justice.”   Největší přání dir. Jan Špáta, cinematography by Vladimir Skalský, Czech Republic 1964, documentary film, 31 min. 23rd November (Friday), 9.30 p.m.  Małopolski Ogród Sztuki – Small Screening Room