Janusz Majewski (President of the Jury) - born in 1931 in Lviv, film director and screenwriter, author of plays, pedagogue. He graduated from Krakow University of Technology (1955), where he studied architecture, and then from Cinematography Department at the Film School (PWSFTViT) in Łódź, where he later worked for over twenty years. He taught many acclaimed artists, e.g. Feliks Falk, Andrzej Barański, Juliusz Machulski and Filip Bajon. He also lectured in the United States. He started his career in film as a stage designer. He made his debut with a documentary Zabawa/Game in 1958, and within the next years he made several short films awarded all over the world (e.g. Album Fleischera/Fleischer’s Album at the San Francisco festival, Pojedynek/The Duel at festivals in Vancouver, Montreal and Edinburgh). Ever since his debut in feature film in 1967 (Sublokator/The Lodger), he directed over 30 films, achieving the greatest success with: Czarna suknia/The Black Dress (1967), Zaklęte rewiry/Hotel Pacific (1975), Sprawa Gorgonowej/The Gorgon Case (1977), Lekcja martwego języka/Lesson of a Dead Language (1979), C.K. Dezerterzy/H.M. Deserters (1985), Złoto dezerterów/Deserter’s Gold (1998) and Po sezonie/After the Season (2005). He also worked on theatre plays, series and films for television. He wrote several books, including Mała matura/Little Baccalaureate - book of 2011 according to ‘Magazyn Literacki Książki’ magazine. On the basis of its fragments, in 2010 Majewski made a partly autobiographical film Mała matura 1947/ Little Baccalaureate of 1947. From 1983 to 1990 he was the President of the Polish Filmmakers Association, and he has been its Honorary President since 2006. From 1987 to 1991 he was a member of the Cinematography Committee. In 2001 he was awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, and ten years later he unveiled his star on Łódź Walk of Fame. He also received the Polish Film Award ‘Eagle’ for his life achievement (2012).
Łukasz Borowski - a lawyer, graduate of the Film School (PWSFTViT) in Łódź and documentary film course at Wajda School. He makes documentaries; he is a screenwriter, director and camera operator (Nogami w górę, głową w dół/Legs Up, Head Down – 2009). His short film 3 dni wolności/3 Days of Freedom won him awards at the most important international and Polish festivals, e.g. Visions du Réel, Message To Man, festivals in Batumi and Huesce, and at IFF New Horizons in Wrocław. Last year he was awarded the Golden Dinosaur in the ETIUDA competition of IFF Etiuda&Anima. Currently, he works on his next film.
Carlo di Carlo - born in 1938 in Bologna, a critic, film historian, director, but first and foremost – a distinguished expert on work of Michelangelo Antonioni, his friend of many years. He made a documentary about the famous Italian director - Antonioni su Antonioni/Antonioni on Antonioni - which was shown at the Venice Film Festival together with Lo sguardo di Michelangelo/Michelangelo Eye to Eye - the last documentary of the director, who died in 2007. Carlo di Carlo started as a creator of dozens of short films and assistant of Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1960s. He debuted in 1978 with a feature film Per questa notte/This is the Night. For many years he cooperated with RAI and German ZDF. He was chief editor of ‘Film selezione’ magazine. He wrote awarded books about the cinema as well essays, e.g. about Antonioni whom he first met in 1964. He assisted him on the set of such films as e.g. Blowup (1967), Zabriskie Point (1970) and Professione: Reporter/The Passenger (1974). In the years 1988-1993 he supervised the Antonioni Project, under which, among other things, retrospectives of the director’s film were organized at various international festivals. In March 2012 he visited Krakow to attend 15th FILM CLASSIC Festival dedicated to Antonioni’s works.
Samira Makhmalbaf - born in 1980 in Tehran, Iranian director and screenwriter, daughter of Mohsen Makhmalbaf - a master of Iranian cinema, who in 2008, at the 15th IFF Etiuda&Anima, was awarded the Special Golden Dinosaur Award for an outstanding artist and pedagogue. She spent her childhood on her father’s film sets; she studied at Makhmalbaf Film House; and at the age of 18 she debuted with Sib/The Apple (1998), shown at over 100 international festivals, including Cannes. She was the youngest director in this festival's history. In Cannes, she showed almost all her films: Takhté siah/Blackboards (2000) on the subject of refugees and Panj é asr/At Five in the Afternoon (2003), the first feature film made in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime, which won her Special Jury Prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. Her last project, Asbe du-pa/Two-Legged Horse (2008), was also made in Afghanistan. Samira Makhmalbaf is one of the most prominent directors of the Iranian New Wave, and in 2004 The Guardian selected her to be one of 40 best directors of the world. She was a juror e.g. in Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Locarno.
Borivoj Dovniković Bordo (President of the Jury) can be placed among the pioneers of Croatian animation and is known as one of the main representatives of the so called Zagreb Animation School. The artists of Zagreb Animation School used associations, ironic and satire to laugh of the system, which became its own caricature when put together with artistic individualism. Dovnikovic’s animations are sketchy and lacking dialogues, they discuss existential themes and use music and sound in a specific way. The director is also the author of Škola crtanog film – the book which brought up many generations of filmmakers in former Yugoslavia and Czech/Slovakia. Alfio Bastiancich - born in Torino; a journalist and university professor specializing in cinema and television. He studied humanities and management. From 1995 to 2008 he was a consultant of RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana. He founded “Cartoons on the Bay” International Television and Cross-Media Animation Festival, and he is its director. This is one of the most important events of this type in the world. He is a member of the board of Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Torino and Media Programme-Cartoon which sets trends for strategic development in animation not only in Italy but also in the whole Europe. He founded ASIFA in Italy and he has been its president since 2009. Bastiancich is a chief editor of ‘Animafilm’ international magazine; he also wrote many articles and books about the cinema. He is a lecturer at the Course in Animation which he opened himself in Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. Hollywood's 'Animation Magazine' ranked him among 15 most influential people in European animation. Janusz Korosadowicz - born in 1950 in Krakow. He is an organizer of cinema-related events. He studied geography at the Jagiellonian University. He co-founded Krakow's Film Societies 'Klaps' and 'Klatka'; he is active in other societies (from 1976 to 1996 he served various functions in the Board of the Polish Federation of Film Societies). In 1976 he received the 1st prize at the 1st National Competition of Film Lecturers in Krakow. From 1983 to 1987 he co-organized famous film seminars as a director of 'Związkowiec’ Theatre and member of the board of ‘Kinematograf’ Film Society. In 1988 Korosadowicz co-founded the Krakow Film Academy and has lectured there. He has run ‘Wrzos' art cinema in Krakow since 1989. He is an initiator and director of the National Festival of Animated Films OFAFA whose 17th edition was held this year. Marta Pajek - born in 1982 in Kielce. Director of animated films, graphic artist, painter, video artist. She graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. She received her diploma in the Animated Film Studio of prof. Jerzy Kucia in 2005. She underwent paid traineeship at Turku Arts Academy in Finland where she worked under direction of famous Estonian animator, Priit Pärn. Apart from fine arts, Pajek is also interested in dance, theatre and psychology, which is reflected in her works. She uses various animation techniques: traditional drawing, pixilation, glass painting, video and computer animation. Snępowina/Sleepincord (2011) – Pajek’s professional debut – won her the Golden Jabberwocky at IFF Etiuda& Anima 2011. Earlier, she was awarded by the jury of Students Competition in Belgrade and won Grand Prix at Animateka in Ljubljana (Po jabłkach/After Apples, 2004) as well as the Special Golden Jabberwocky for the best student animation at IFF Etiuda&Anima 2007 (Za ścianą/Behind the wall, 2005). Pajek’s films were also shown in galleries, e.g. as part of '(re)presentation' project in Le Lieu art centre in Quebec (2005) and during individual exhibition in 'Winda' gallery in Kielce (2006). Marjut Rimminen - born in 1944 in Finland. In 1968 she graduated from Helsinki College of Applied Art as a graphic designer. Soon after she made her first animated commercial for Vivante bubble bath which was awarded Best Commercial of the Year at the 1972 Zagreb World Animation Festival. The same year she joined British animation studio Halas & Batchelor Animation. Since the second half of 1970s, Marjut has worked independently in Great Britain, e.g. directing and animating commercials for Finnish clients. She created a series of short films for Channel Four Television and Finnish children series Urpo and Turpo – a puppet animation made in cooperation with Liisa Helminen. She won many awards, e.g. at Tampere festival (Learned by Heart, 2009) for the best animation, special jury prize at the Krakow Film Festival and 2nd place at Los Angeles World Animation Celebration for Many Happy Returns (1996), as well as a special jury prize at Hiroshima and San Francisco festival for The Stain (1991). A retrospective of her works was shown at many festivals around the globe. She has been a member of many juries and she ran international workshops. She is a visiting tutor in Great Britain (National Film and Television School, Royal College of Art, Surrey Institute of Art and Design) and Finland (Metropolia and Aalto Universities). She was a pedagogue during 9th Krakow Animated Film Workshops and a guest at the 8th IFF Etiuda&Anima 2001.
19th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima 2012 23rd – 29th November, 2012 The Regulations of the Competition of Short Animated Films §1 Applicants in the competition may use animated films (professional students etudes or independent films). These cannot exceed 30 minutes production dates shall be between year 2010 - 2012, and they shall have been made on 35mm, 16 mm (with optical sound), Betacam SP (magnetic tape), Digital Betacam, Blu-ray this includes other up to date technology. §2 The Festival Organisation Office shall collect the applications until 17th September, 2012. Prior to that date the applicant is obliged to submit the DVD with the film, the English dialogue list, the application form signed by the authorised person and additional promotional materials, to the Festival Office: IFF Etiuda &Anima ul.Oleandry 1, 30-060 Kraków, Poland §3 The decision to accept the film to the competition shall be made by the Director of the Festival, after conferring with the members of the Selection Commission. The applicant shall be informed about his/her film being qualified for the competition within the period until 22nd October, 2011. §4 The applicant is obliged to deliver, at his/her own expense, a 35mm, 16mm (with optical sound), Betacam SP (magnetic tape), Digital Betacam, Blu-ray or two DVD copies of the qualified film until 8th of November, 2012. The films sent after the deadline shall be withdrawn from the competition. §5 The competition films are assessed, primarily applying the artistic criteria, by the international Jury, headed by the Chairman of the Jury, selected by the Director of the Festival from the members of the Jury. The Jury works and makes decisions in accordance with the Jury Proceedings Regulations formulated by the Chairman of the Jury with consent of the other members of the Jury. The person facilitating the Jury proceedings is the Jury Secretary, appointed by the Director of the Festival. §6 The following Prizes will be awarded at “Anima 2012” competition:
- Grand Prix – Golden Jabberwocky
- Silver Jabberwocky
- Bronze Jabberwocky
- Special Golden Jabberwocky for the best animated festival’s student’s etude