Call for entries for 25th International Film Festival…

We are pleased to announce that entries are open for Etiuda&Anima 2018

  • ETIUDA COMPETITION - international film competition for student etudes made at film and fine art schools
  • ANIMA COMPETITION - international competition for professional, independent and student animation. 
Deadline is on 30th June 2018 Entry forms you will find here: Competition Regulations:    


 Regulations of the competition of student etudes - Etiuda


ETIUDA festival competition allows the applicants to submit student etudes and graduate films (excluding animated films) made in film and artistic schools as parts of the didactic process between years 2016-2018. The films should not exceed 30 minutes in length and need to be submitted to the Festival Organization Office in the form of a digital file (mp4, mov or a link to the film available on an open-access video platform).


The Festival Office shall collect the incoming competition registrations from 1st March until 30th June, 2018. The Festival organizers recommend to submit films for the preview through Filmfreeway – It is also possible to submit a film by completing a registration form at and sending a public or private link (with or without password) to the film (e.g. Vimeo, Youtube, etc.) with no expiration date and no territorial limits, accompanied by a film summary and a dialogue list in English, promotional materials including screenshots, and the director’s bio and photograph. Films without filled-in online entry form will not be accepted. Festival does not charge any fee for the submitting of the film.


The decision whether the film shall be accepted into the competition will be made by the Artistic Director of the Festival when the Selection Committee finish their work. The applicants will be informed about their films being accepted into the competition via email and on until 15th September 2018.


Authors whose films are accepted into the competition are obliged to deliver to the Festival Organizers, at their own expense, the screening copies of their films in the following formats: DCP, Blu-ray or a link to a digital file (DCP, mov, mp4) until 30th September 2018. Failure to deliver a screening copy of a film before the deadline will result in withdrawing it from the competition.


The competition films are evaluated – foremostly on the basis of the artistic criteria – by the international Jury, headed by the Chairman of the Jury, selected by Festival Directors from among the members of the Jury. The Jury work and make decisions in accordance with the Jury Proceedings Regulations formulated by the Chairman of the Jury with the consent of the other members of the Jury and the Festival Directors. The Secretary of the Jury, who is appointed by the Directors of the Festival, facilitates the proceedings of the Jury.


The following Prizes will be awarded at the ETIUDA 2018 competition:
  1. Grand Prix – Golden Dinosaur and a cash prize
  2. Silver Dinosaur
  3. Bronze Dinosaur

Special Golden Dinosaur for the best set of films (minimum 3 film in competition) submitted by one of the film schools. The Jury have also the right to award the Honorary Diplomas.


The Directors of the Festival shall decide on the right and mode of awarding the Special Awards, including the Audience Award and the Student Jury Award. Under certain artistically justified circumstances, the Artistic Director of the Festival also reserves the right to award a “The Great Underestimated” Prize to the most undervalued film of the competition.


The official verdict of the Jury will be announced on 24th November 2018, at the official closing ceremony of the festival during which all prizes will be awarded. Should the winners be absent from the ceremony, the awards will be sent by post or handed over to them in a different manner within a month after the end of the Festival.


The Festival Office deems itself responsible to conform to all the rules concerning the exploitation of the films accepted into the competition.


The submission of the film for the Festival competition is equivalent to the agreement for three screenings of the film during the Festival and – if the given film is awarded a prize – screenings at the “Travelling Etiuda&Anima 2018” event, which is organized throughout Poland and abroad and presents the prizewinning films of the Festival. What is more, the Festival organizers have the right to use, free of charge, promotional materials and parts of the film (a trailer or 2-minute part of the film) in any promotional activities connected with the organization of the Festival.


Submitting the film to the competition is also equivalent to the agreement for placing the etude on a secured digital platform, made available to on-site and online festival participants during the ETIUDA competition, in order to hold an online voting for the best, in the audience`s opinion, competition film. Online voting shall be the only form of viewers` participation in the ETIUDA 2018 competition for the Audience Award.


All transportation costs as well as any other shipment costs of the film copies submitted to competition shall be covered by the applicants, who are also responsible for paying all customs costs outside Poland. Applicants are obliged to observe customs regulations related to film transport. A pro forma invoice amounting to max. EUR 15 should be attached to all non-EU film shipments. Packages should be provided with the following sentence “For cultural purposes only – no commercial value”.


DCP and Blu-Ray discs shall be returned at the Organizer’s expense within 4 weeks from the closing date of the Festival to the address specified by the applicant. A notice should be given to the Festival Organizers about any changes in the return address not later than one week before the commencement. The Organizer is not responsible for damages resulting from giving a wrong address. The Festival is obliged to return the film copy in a condition not worse than due to a standard use. The Organizer of the Festival shall assume financial liability for the submitted film copies, for the duration of the event in question, up to the amount specified in the entry form.

  Kraków, 28th February 2018

Directors of the 25th IFF Etiuda&Anima 2018

Katarzyna Surmacz Bogusław Zmudziński


ETIUDA Competition – Sink into cinema!

Films that are taking part in this year's Etiuda Competition present a panorama of themes which are of particular interest to the young filmmakers. They tell stories about universal human experience and reflect on contemporary global issues, showing not only great hearts of their creators, but also revealing their sensitivity and empathy.

etiuda_11 Photo from the film „Piter Patter Goes My Heart”

From Wednesday (November 23) till Saturday (November 26), viewers will be able to experience a whole range of cinematic emotions at the screenings of the competition entries in Małopolska Garden of Arts. 40 student films from all over the world will compete for the main prize – the Golden Dinosaur and 2500 euro. Film school that submitted at least three films for the competition will also be awarded.

On the screen, we will see the characters embracing Eros and Thanatos (“Opposite of Orange”),  experiencing a sensual love regardless of age (“Eva”, “Riphsime and Shota”) or putting their feelings to the test (“Die Stille”). We will find out if it is possible to find the way to our loved one's heart through the... varicose veins (“Piter Patter Goes My Heart”). We will also confront some eschatological issues (“De Profundis”), ardent faith (“Promised Daughter”) and a secret (“Clara’s Rage”). Finally, we will embark on an Antonioni-style film journey, together with the characers of the intriguing “Cross-Country Ride”.

The young adepts of film art eagerly turn their cameras at their peers. They show their struggle in a tough job market (“Freelance”), frequent housing problems (“Tenants”) and even – in a playful way – their attemps to cut the cord (“Nabelshnur”) and create a serious relationship (“Clean Sex”). They also look into the process of growing up, like in a lyrical documentary “Urban Cowboys” or in a teenager's tale “Dummy”.

With an equal zeal, filmmakers engage in the political situation in the world and comment on the current reality through their films. They shed light on the immigration problem in Europe (“Boat People”, “Samira”) and the ups and downs of emmigration (“Maman and the Ocean”, “Travelling On One Leg”, “Sightseeing”). They show war-affected areas (“Shujayya”) as well as ethnical and ideological conflicts (“Star David”). Thanks to them, we will be able to watch the documentaries featuring, among others, members of Indian opposition Kabir Kala Manch (“Forbidden Notes”) and Czesław Kiszczak (“Say It Again, Grandad”).

etiuda_2 Photo from the film „Say It Again, Grandad”

Screenings of the competing student short films give us the chance to explore the new film trends, innovative ideas and fresh cinematic techniques. It is a unique opportunity to see the first works of the most talented young filmmakers from all over the world, whose great adventure with a “big cinema” is just about to start.

The students etudes will compete for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaur. The verdict will be announced on Saturday, November 26. Schools competing for the title of the Best Film School of the Festival are: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica from Mexici, Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie from Berlin, Hamburg Media School, The Film School in Łodz and The Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University.

  I SCREENING ETIUDA: 23 November (Wednesday), 15:00,  Małopolska Garden of Arts (MOS), Main Room II SCREENING ETIUDA: 24 November (Thursday), 17:00, Małopolska Garden of Arts (MOS), Main Room III SCREENING ETIUDA: 24 November (Thursday), 21:00, Małopolska Garden of Arts (MOS), Main Room IV SCREENING ETIUDA: 25 November (Friday), 17:15, Małopolska Garden of Arts (MOS), Main Room V SCREENING ETIUDA: 25 November (Friday), 19:00, Małopolska Garden of Arts (MOS), Main Room VI SCREENING ETIUDA: 26 November (Saturday), 14:00, Małopolska Garden of Arts (MOS), Main Room VII SCREENING ETIUDA: 26 November (Saturday), 16:00, Małopolska Garden of Arts (MOS), Main Room

We already know the results of the selection…

Lokatorki/Tenants, reż./dir. Klara Kochańska

List of films accepted to the competition in  Etiuda contest 2016  competing for awards of Golden Dinosaur (15,000 PLN), Silver and Bronze Dinosaur:
  • Auf Überlandfahrt/Cross-Country Drive, reż./dir. Borbála Nagy, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, Niemcy/Germany, 20’43’’
  • Beneath the Wheel, reż./dir. Eun-mi Kwak, KAFA – Korean Academy of Film Arts, Korea/Republic of Korea, 20’48’’
  • Boat People, reż./dir. Paul Meschùh, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Niemcy/Germany, 28’49’’
  • Das Gegenteil von Orange/The Opposite of Orange, reż./dir. Christopher Kaufmann, Hamburg Media School, Niemcy/Germany, 11’42’’
  • De Profundis, reż./dir. Eugeniusz Pankov, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Polska/Poland, 21’31’’
  • Die Stille/Still, reż./dir. Lily Erlinger, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Niemcy/Germany, 29’10’’
  • Dummy, reż./dir. Riyana Kasmawan, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia/Australia, 12’28’’
  • Dziadku, nie słyszę/Say it Again, Grandpa, reż./dir. Izabela Kiszczak,  Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Polska/Poland, 21’29’’
  • Eva, reż./dir. Francisco Pareja, Escuela Nacional de Cine, Wenezuela/Venezuela, 12’04’’
  • Forbidden Notes, reż./dir. Sonam Singh, Film and Televison Institut of India, Indie/India, 15’
  • Freelance, reż./dir. Liliya Tkach, Ostankino Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting, Rosja/Russian Federation, 16’52’’
  • Gemelos/Twins, reż./dir. Pablo Radice, Universidad de Buenos Aires – Facultad de Arquitectura Diseno y Urbanismo, Argentyna/Argentina, 13’01’’
  • Kis, reż./dir. Svetlana Bolycheva, Russian State University of Cinematography (VGiK), Rosja/Russia, 20’33’’
  • La Hija Prometida/The Promised Daughter, reż./dir. Fernando Rangel, Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Meksyk/Mexico, 15’58’’
  • La rabia de Clara/Clara's Rage, reż./dir. Michelle Garza Cervera, Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Meksyk/Mexico,  21’17’’
  • Le Steak De Tante Margaux, reż./dir. Sameh Alaa, EICAR – The International School of Film & Television Paris Francja/France, 11’21’’
  • Lokatorki/Tenants, reż./dir. Klara Kochańska,  Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Polska/Poland, 29’40’’
  • Maman und das Meer/Maman and the Ocean, reż./dir. David Wagner, Hamburg Media School, Niemcy/Germany, 9’41’’
  • Nabelschnur/Umbilical Cord, reż./dir. Eliza Petkova, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, Niemcy/Germany, 27’13’’
  • Nauka/Education, reż./dir. Emi Buchwald, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Polska/Poland, 19’39’’
  • Neighbours, reż./dir. Gabriel Khotivari, The Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Gruzja/Georgia, 14’32’’
  • Oto Polska, właśnie/Poland, My Beloved, reż./dir. Łukasz Perkowski, Akademia Multi Art, Polska/Poland, 5’48 ‘’
  • Pa'am Ahrona/One Last Time, reż./dir. Maayan Meya Cohen, Tel Aviv University, Izrael/Israel, 22’03’’
  • Pitter Patter Goes My Heart, reż./dir. Christoph Rainer,  Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Filmakademie Wien, Columbia University, Niemcy/Germany, 21’54’’
  • Riphsime and Shota, reż./dir. Lasha Basharuli, The Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Gruzja/Georgia, 12’21’’
  • Samira, reż./dir. Charlotte A. Rolfes, Hamburg Media School, Niemcy/Germany, 16’19’’
  • Sexo limpio/Clean Sex, reż./dir. Maria Conchita Diaz, Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Meksyk/Mexico, 13’36’’
  • Shujayya, reż./dir. Mohammed Almughanni,  Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Polska/Poland, 21’01’’
  • Sightseeing, reż./dir. David Borbás, Budapest Metropolitan University, Węgry/Hungary, 29’45’’
  • Star David, reż./dir. Eugene Koshin, Higher Courses for Screenwriters and Directors, Ukraina/Ukraine, 16’01’’
  • Szczękościsk/Lockjaw, reż./dir. Kordian Kądziela, Wydział Radia i Telewizji Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, Polska/Poland, 30’00’’
  • The Truants, reż./dir. Aaron Dunleavy, University of Arts London, Wielka Brytania/United Kingdom, 12’22’’
  • Time to Die, Motherfuckers, reż/dir. Annika Sehn, Jonas Spriestersbach, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Niemcy/Germany, 15’05’’
  • Tobi, reż./dir.  Kristina Kean Shtubert, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, Niemcy/Germany, 5’40’’
  • Traveling on One Leg, reż./dir. Alexandru Petru Badelita, Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, Francja/France, 16’25’’
  • Tuta, reż./dir. Sandro Souladze, The Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Gruzja/Georgia, 27’56’’
  • Urban Cowboys, reż./dir. Paweł Ziemilski, Wajda School, Polska/Poland, 29’02’’
  • Wert der Arbeit/Sweeper's Pride, reż./dir. Matthias Koßmehl, Hamburg Media School, Niemcy/Germany, 7’20’’
  • Werkzaamheid/Work, reż./dir. Oscar van der Kruis, 2015, AHK – Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, 23’35’’
  • Worry Me in the Daytime, reż./dir. Sebastian Broadbent, School of Film & Television Victorian College of the Arts, Australia, 21’26’’
Schools competing for the Special Golden Dinosaur Award (for the best set of the films - minimum of 3 films in competition):
  • Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
  • Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
  • Hamburg Media School
  • Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi
  • The Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University