Sunday the 24th is sadly the final day of Etiuda&Anima 2019 Festival. The farewell to this year’s, 26th edition starts with a repetition of the third and the fourth showing of pictures nominated in ETIUDA category. You’ll be able to see them at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the great hall of the Małpolska Garden of Art.
Saturday is the penultimate day of the festival, but we are not slowing down! Before the closing ceremony of the festival, there will also be film screenings and side events. From 10 a.m., in the small screening room of the Małopolska Garden of Art, replays of screenings of ANIMA nominated films begin. In three blocks, lasting over an hour each, you will be able to see the best short animations from around the world. In the large room at Rajska St. from 9 a.m. Anna Szczerbińska will conduct the second part of the workshop Do you have a project? Present it with a smile. However, this is just a beginning. At 11 a.m., before the screening of the Away film, we invite for the final of the projects Animating books! and Cooking on the screen, where children and young people in collaboration with the Etiuda & Anima Foundation created their own film productions. 1.30 p.m. is time for Europe in animation. The theme of the meeting will be works from Croatia. Special guest - Ivana Bošnjak - will present films of the legendary Bonobostudio.
Good morning! Thursday will be the third day of great events related to 26.Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival. Today we have prepared more films - to watch in three different locations! We hope that everyone will find something for themselves! In the morning we invite the young audience to the Małopolska Garden of Art (MOS). At 10am and 12am films Lotte and the Lost Dragons (dir.Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits) and Away (dir.Gints Zilbalodis) will be presented consecutively. Both screenings will take place in a Large Screening Room.
Wednesday is a second day of the 26th International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima and another day of unique events. Today we begin with competition screenings of 29 films in ETIUDA category, competing for awards of Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaur, as well as 67 films in ANIMA contest, competing for Jabberwocky Award. We remind you, that in both contests participate films created and produced both by students, as well as by professionals.
Today in The Małopolski Ogród Sztuki in Cracow at Rajska 12 street starts the 26th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima. The first film events start at 5 p.m. (presenting the winner of the Honorary Golden Dinosaur award for the best film school IFF Etiuda&Anima 2018 - Szinház-es Filmművészeti Egyetem (Hungary), and at 6 p.m. we invite you to the screening of 10 best short animated British pictures of the new century according to Jayne Pilling.
Date and time: 24/11/2019, MOS (sala mala/the small hall) The organizers of the 26th Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival would like to invite people of interest to a Conference led by European film and performing arts schools’s rectors, titled “The Promotion and Distribution of Student Etudes and Films with Diplomas Outside of the Film School System and Environment.” It will take place on the 24th November (Sunday) at 11:00 AM in MOS (sala mała/the small hall) on 12 Rajska Street. The conference is one of the Etiuda&Anima accompanying events. The speakers, who will take the floor during the conference, represent a range European centres. Our guests include: Martin Hagemann - GERMANY [Professor of Film and Television Production at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, where he is currently Vice President for International Affairs] László Upor - HUNGARY [Vice Rector at University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest, since March 2019 he has served as Acting Rector] Barbara Harumová Hessová - SLOVAKIA [teaches at the Department of Production and Distribution and is Vice-Dean for International Relations at the Film and Television Faculty of The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava] Marcin Malatyński – POLAND [Rector’s plenipotentiary for international cooperation - The Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź] KRZYSZTOF BRZEZOWSKI – POLAND [Rector’s plenipotentiary for the promotion of Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź] The speeches made by the representatives of the invited film and performing art schools with fluctuate between the following topics: -producers’ models used in chosen schools: the sources of finance covering the realization of etudes and certified films and the issue of cooperation. - potential forms of distribution of certified film: what could it look like? - The issue of the organized cells, responsible for the promotion of student work, for example at film festivals, other events and in the media. - The role of students as the authors of films in the promotion process: to what degree can students come out with their independent initiatives in this area? - The wide “marketization” of student work and the process of it turning into an object of cinema and media distribution: a threat to the freedom of art in the open and creative film education field or a new opportunity? -models of the distribution of etudes and certified films: which were the most adequate for the conditions in different countries and in the international market? - European Union programmes providing support for the development of the film culture: what role should such programmes play in this field? - Could one of the solution to the indicated problems be the organization of student etudes, certified films and film and performing art schools’ marketplaces in the Middle-East? The speeches at the conference will be presented in English with simultaneous translation into Polish available. We are directing this invitation to academic lecturers as well as students of coursed related to the organization of film and television production and those studying Film Making, Cinematography, Film Studies, etc.
There is a short time left before the 26th Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival - we beggin on November 19 in Krakow! In this year's program all participants will find something for themselves: film screenings, meetings with guests, workshops and specialist lectures. But Etiuda & Anima 2019 is not only for the adult audience. We also remember about the youngest! During the Etiuda & Anima 2019 our youngest participants will have the opportunity to watch informative, full-length animated movies. With them in mind, we have prepared for example projections of the third part of the children's favourite movie serie Lotte - Lotte and the Lost Dragons (dir.Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits), Away movie (dir.Gints Zilbalodis) and the screening of the Danish A Checked Ninja (dir.Anders Matthesen and Thorbjørn Christoffersen).
Permanent series “Self-portraits of Animation Artists” is one of the most eagerly awaited parts of each edition of Etiuda&Anima festival. During interactive meetings with the audience, the greatest personalities of modern artistic animation talk about the tricks of their trade. Guests during this year`s edition of the series are Igor Kovalyov (21.11) and Izabela Plucińska (22.11).
Igor KovaljovOur this year`s special guest – Igor Kovalyov – is a world renowned filmmaker, animator and director. His short animations Andrei Svislotski (1992), Hen, His Wife (1990), Flying Nansen (1999), Milch (2005) and Before Love (2015) won numerous awards and honorary mentions gaining recognition in the film circle. [caption id="attachment_16183" align="alignright" width="316"] Kard z animacji / Still from animation"Milch"[/caption] Born in Kiev, in Ukraine, Igor Kovalyov is a co-founder of the legendary studio Pilot School of Animation in Moscow. The studio brought together the most important Russian artists, including the animators from Klasky Csupo. In 1991 Kovalyov accepted the invitation to work at the studio Klasky Csupo in Hollywood and became the director of the first feature film there, The Rugrats Movie (1998). The artists also worked on the TV series Aaahh !!! Real Monsters (1994-1998), and directed commercials as well as short internet films. [caption id="attachment_16180" align="alignleft" width="259"] Kard z animacji / Still from animation "Hen, His Wife"[/caption] In Kovalyov`s films we can find surreal everyday situations, sometimes including fantasy elements. Limited dialogues encourage the viewers to focus on the characters` faces, which cannot be called attractive. The decision to call them ugly, or maybe rather stylized, the director leaves to the viewer. He does the same with the interpretation of the stories.
Izabela Plucińska[caption id="attachment_16179" align="alignright" width="295"] Kard z animacji / Still from animation"7 more minutes"[/caption] Our compatriot Izabela Plucińska, on the other hand, specializes in clay animation. The artist was born in 1974 in Koszalin. She studied animation at the Film School in Lodz, graphics and design at the Academy of Fine Arts in the same city and also studied at the Film &Television Academy (HFF) “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam. From among numerous clay animations, her greatest success was the film Jam Session (2005), which won numerous awards, including the Silver Bear for a short film at the festival in Berlin. Currently, she resides in Berlin, where she runs her own production company Claytraces. [caption id="attachment_16184" align="alignleft" width="343"] Kadr z animacji / Still from animation "Sexy Laundry"[/caption] In Plucińska`s productions we will also find neither carefully drawn characters nor neatly rendered landscapes we got used to watching in Disney`s productions. The worlds created by Plucińska in Esterhazy (2009) or Afternoon (2012) are more tangible, like the clay used to make them. The artist`s latest film, Portrait of Suzanne (Portret Suzanne, 2019) – a grotesque love story based on a short story by Roland Topor – will compete in this year`s festival competition in the ANIMA category.
This year’s edition of the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima is taking place on 19-24 November in Krakow. November favours the reflection upon evanescence and death and that is why the program of the 26th edition of the festival comprises a unique cycle titled ”Farewells”. The 26th Etiuda&Anima does not include screenings of short and feature animated films only. This year’s program comprises an in memoriam cycle ”Farewells”, too, which is dedicated to outstanding filmmakers who passed away last year. The cycle will present screenings of documentary films on the creative output of Agnes Varda (Varda by Agnès, 2019, dir. Agnes Varda), Bernardo Bertolucci (Bertolucci: No End Travelling, 2019, dir. Mario Sesti) and Franco Zeffirelli (Franco Zeffirelli – Directing from Life, 2017, dir. Chris Hunt).
Program of the 26th Etiuda&Anima Festival is filled with film attractions to the brim. Apart from animated shorts included in the competition screenings, there will also be a lot of projections of feature length productions. Having our festival audience in mind, every year we present some extremely interesting, in our opinion, animated films of the last season. There’s something unique and special for everyone!
When Aske gets a Ninja doll from his Uncle Stewart after a trip to Thailand, he finds out that the doll is alive and can help him with problems at school. Aske wants to return the favour, but soon Aske learns that the checkered ninja is possessed and on a mission to have his revenge. Ternet Ninja / Ninja w kratkę / A Checkered Ninja Directed: Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Anders Matthesen Script: Anders Matthesen Sound: Oskar Skriver, Bo Asdal Andersen Produced by: A Film Production, Trine Heidegaard, Anders Mastrup Country: Dania Year: 2018 Running Time: 80 min. 24th November (Sunday), 1 p.m. Małopolska Garden of Arts – Large Screening Room
Upper Silesia, late 1990s. Piotr Łuszcz “The Magician” leaves the group Kaliber 44 due to artistic differences. Together with Wojciech ”Focus” Alszer and Sebastian ”Rahim” Salbert he creates a new group called Paktofonika. Jesteś Bogiem / You Are God Directed: Leszek Dawid Script: Maciej Pisuk Photos: Radosław Ładczuk Cast: Marcin Kowalczyk, Tomasz Schuchardt, Dawid Ogrodnik, Arkadiusz Jakubik Produced by: Studio Filmowe KADR Country: Polska Year: 2012 Running Time: 124 min. 21st November (Thursday), 7 p.m. Studio Club