Anima competition – list of selected films –…

Photo from the film Entre sombras / Between the shadows, dir. Mónica Santos, Alice Guimarães, Portugal, France   We present a list of nominated films for the Anima Competition of the 26th Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival:

  1. 創造的進化 / Creative Evolution, reż./dir. Song Yungsung, Japonia/Japan 2019, 5'
  2. 妹妹 / Sister, reż./dir. Siqi Song, Chiny/China 2018, 8'12''
  3. 300 g/m2, reż./dir. Kamila Kučíková, Estonia, Słowacja/Estonia, Slovakia 2018, 5'33''
  4. A Bus, reż./dir. Wenyu Li, Chiny/China 2018, 6'36''
  5. Almost there, reż./dir. Nelly Michenaud, UK 2019, 8'44''
  6. Amelia & Saturnin, reż./dir. Daniel Zagórski, Polska/Poland 2019, 15'
  7. Black hole, reż./dir. Rutger van de Wiel, Holandia/Netherlands 2019, 1'25''
  8. Castle, reż./dir. Ryotaro Miyajima, Japonia/Japan 2019, 5'
  9. Coyote, reż./dir. Lorenz Wunderle, Szwajcaria/Switzerland 2018, 9'55''
  10. Desyat Etyuov v chernom / Ten sketches in black, reż./dir. Tatiana Kuznetsova, Masha Serebryakova, Nikolai Sh, Rosja/Russia 2018, 5'42''
  11. Deszcz / Rain, reż./dir. Piotr Milczarek, Polska/Poland 2019, 5'
  12. Devstvenniy veter / Virgin Wind, reż./dir. Sasha Svirsky, Rosja/Russia 2018, 2'57''
  13. Dont know what, reż./dir. Thomas Renoldner, Austria 2019, 8'07''
  14. Elu24 / Life24, reż./dir. Kristjan Holm, Estonia 2019, 9'
  15. Entre sombras / Between the shadows, reż./dir. Mónica Santos, Alice Guimarães, Portugalia, Francja/Portugal, France 2018, 13'25''
  16. Fight Club but with Tennis, reż./dir. Sylvie Le Couteur, Australia 2018, 3'04''
  17. Fisso, reż./dir. Raito Low Jing Yi, Tajwan/Taiwan 2018, 8'45''
  18. Fuenf / Five, reż./dir. Peter Kaboth, Niemcy/Germany 2019, 6'55''
  19. Good Intentions, reż./dir. Anna Mantzaris, UK 2018, 8'35''
  20. Gorgam-o-Gale Mibaram / Am I a Wolf?, reż./dir. Amir Houshang Moein, Iran 2018, 8'15''
  21. Hänen päänsä / Her Head, reż./dir. Emma Louhivuori, Finlandia/Finland 2019, 7'
  22. I have a problems, reż./dir. Zsuzsanna Debreczeni, Węgry/Hunagry 2018, 6'36''
  23. Inglitrompet / Angel's Trumpet, reż./dir. Martinus Klemet, Estonia 2019, 2'26''
  24. Intermission Expedition, reż./dir. Wiep Teeuwisse, Holandia/Netherlands 2019, 8'21''
  25. Jedan od mnogih / One of Many, reż./dir. Petra Zlonoga, Chorwacja/Croatia 2018, 5'32''
  26. Jim Zipper, reż./dir. Alexandre Roy, Kanada/Canada 2018, 2'
  27. JM, reż./dir. Stanisław Buczkowski, Polska/Poland 2019, 6'
  28. Kohannia / Deep Love, reż./dir. Mykyta Lyskov, Ukraina/Ukraine 2019, 14'
  29. Kõhkleja / The Hesitator, reż./dir. Katariin Mudist, Estonia 2019, 3'42''
  30. La Plongeuse / The Diver, reż./dir. Iulia Voitova, Francja/France 2018, 4'09''
  31. Lachfalten / Laugh Lines, reż./dir. Patricia Wenger, Szwajcaria/Switzerland 2018, 5'52''
  32. Le cortège / The Procession, reż./dir. Pascal Blanchet, Rodolphe Saint-Gelais, Kanada/Canada 2019, 11'23''
  33. Lola zhivaya kartoshka / Lola the living potato, reż./dir. Leonid Shmelkov, Rosja, Francja/Russia, France 2018, 17'18''
  34. Machine Gun Mama, reż./dir. Justine Klaiber, Marwan Eissa, Szwajcaria/Switzerland 2018, 1'20''
  35. Matches, reż./dir. Géza M. Tóth, Węgry/Hungary 2019, 11'25''
  36. Medium rare, reż./dir. Luca Cioci, USA, Włochy/USA, Italy 2018, 4'35''
  37. Memorie di Alba / Alba's Memories, reż./dir. Maria Steinmetz, Andrea Martignoni, Włochy, Niemcy/Italy, Germany 2019, 6'20''
  38. Miam Miam / Yum Yum, reż./dir. Mathilde Pepinster, Belgia/Belgium 2018, 2'24''
  39. Movements, reż./dir. Dahee Jeong, Korea Płd./South Korea 2019, 10'15''
  40. Mr Feaar / Mr fear, reż./dir. Pablo Rafael Roldán, Ezequiel Torres, Argentyna/Argentina 2019, 4'33''
  41. Muedra, reż./dir. Cesar Diaz Melendez, Hiszpania/Spain 2019, 8'50''
  42. Not Today, reż./dir. Marine Jacob, Belgia/Belgium 2018, 5'20''
  43. Ostatnia wieczerza / Last supper, reż./dir. Piotr Dumała, Polska/Poland 2019, 13'
  44. Passage, reż./dir. Anja Sidler, Szwajcaria/Switzerland 2019, 7'
  45. Portret Suzanne / Portrait of Suzanne, reż./dir. Izabela Plucińska, Polska, Niemcy, Francja/Poland, Germany, France 2019, 15'
  46. Prelazak / Passage, reż./dir. Igor Coric, Serbia 2019, 6'50''
  47. Pupa, reż./dir. Namiko Ishidate, Japonia/Japan 2019, 3'
  48. Roughhouse, reż./dir. Jonathan Hodgson, Francja, UK/France, UK 2018, 15'35''
  49. Saigon sur Marne, reż./dir. Aude Ha Leplège, Belgia/Belgium 2019, 14'12''
  50. Schovka / Hide N Seek, reż./dir. Barbora Halířová, Czechy/Czech Republic 2019, 6'55''
  51. Silence, reż./dir. Isis Leterrier, Francja/France 2019, 9'50''
  52. Still Alive, reż./dir. Dennis Tupicoff, Australia 2018, 5'52''
  53. Story, reż./dir. Jola Bańkowska, Polska/Poland 2018, 5'
  54. Suggestion of least resistance, reż./dir. Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot, Dania, Austria/Denmark, Austria 2019, 5'25''
  55. Sweet Sweat, reż./dir. Jung Hyun Kim, Estonia 2018, 6'13''
  56. The Levers, reż./dir. Boyoung Kim, Korea Płd./South Korea 2018, 9'25''
  57. The Lonely Orbit, reż./dir. Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard, Szwajcaria/Switzerland 2019, 9'20''
  58. The Physics of Sorrow, reż./dir. Theodore Ushev, Kanada/Canada 2019, 27'06''
  59. The piece of tail in the mouth of the snake that bites its own tail, reż./dir. Pablo Martínez Ballarín, Estonia, Hiszpania/Estonia, Spain 2019, 11'50''
  60. Toiduahel / Food Chain, reż./dir. Liis Kokk, Mari Kivi, Estonia 2018, 8'30''
  61. Udahnut zivot / Imbued Life, reż./dir. Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson, Chorwacja/Croatia 2019, 12'15''
  62. Une famille dysfonctionnelle / A Dysfunctional Family, reż./dir. Alexandre Fatta, Kanada/Canada 2018, 5'20''
  63. Untravel, reż./dir. Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak Jr., Serbia, Słowacja/Serbia, Slovakia 2018, 9'25''
  64. Vitae Azilia, reż./dir. Joanna Wapniewska, Polska/Poland 2019, 7'14''
  65. West Question East Answer, reż./dir. Dal Park, UK 2018, 6'26''
  66. Who are you?, reż./dir. Julio Pot, Chile 2018, 13'28''
  67. Wieczór / Sunset, reż./dir. Marcin Giżycki, Polska/Poland 2019, 3'15''

Etiuda competition – list of selected films –…

Photo from the film Bitten, dir. Helena Oborska, Poland   We present a list of 29 films from 15 countries qualified for the ETIUDA 2019 competition:

  1. A Life from Death/Elämä kuolemasta, reż./dir. Tuuli Teelahti, ELO Film School Helsinki, Finland/Finlandia, 20''07''
  2. A Siege/Ostrom, reż./dir. István Kovács, University of Theatre and Film Arts of Budapest, Hungary/Węgry, 23'21''
  3. A Waking/离思, reż./dir. Clare Chong, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore/Singapur, 16'36''
  4. Bitten/Ukąszenie, reż./dir. Helena Oborska, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Poland/Polska, 24'13''
  5. Blowing in the Wind/紙飛機, reż/dir. Zhuang Shitu, NTUA Deapratment of Motion Picture, Taiwan/Tajwan, 24'59''
  6. Bubble Gummed Girl/Kaugummiblase, reż./dir. Anja Gurres, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany/Niemcy, 25'12''
  7. Cows Can’t Swim/Kühe können nicht schwimmen, reż./dir. Jonas Möllmann, Fachhochschule Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany/Niemcy, 22'47''
  8. The Crossword/Krzyżówka, reż./dir. Jan Bujnowski, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Poland/Polska, 14'52''
  9. Dante vs Muhammed Ali, reż./dir. Marc Wagenaar, Nederlandse Filmacademie, Netherlands/Holandia, 28'11''
  10. Departures/Partenze, reż./dir. Nicolas Morganti Patrignani, Roma Film Academy, Italy/Włochy, 10'00''
  11. Fascinatrix, reż./dir. Justyna Mytnik, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Poland/Polska, 18'26''
  12. Heaven’s Meadow/Am Himmal, reż./dir. Magdalena Chmielewska, Filmacademie Wien, Austria/Austria, 29'56''
  13. JR, reż./dir. Nicolasa Ruiz, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico/Meksyk, 20'28''
  14. Last Call, reż./dir. Hajni Kis, University of Theatre and Film Arts of Budapest, Hungary/Węgry, 27'18''
  15. Lily’s Pain Store/莉莉的疼痛商店, reż./dir. Chen Li, New York University Tish School of Arts Asia, China/Chiny, 24'45''
  16. Living it Up/Красиво жить, reż./dir. Yaroslav Lebedev, Moscow Film School, Russia/Rosja, 17'58''
  17. Lolo, reż./dir. Michał Piotrowski, Wydział Radia i Telewizji im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, Poland/Polska, 12'08''
  18. The Mammalian Reflex/El reflejo del mamífero, reż./dir. Flavia Martínez, Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Mexico/Meksyk, 27'25''
  19. My Mother’s Words/La Chatouilleuse d’Oreilles, reż./dir. Nanni, Institut national supérieur des arts du spectacle et des techniques de diffusion, LUCA - School of Arts, Beijing Film Academy, Belgium/Belgia, 24'25''
  20. Pinky Promises/Das Mensch, reż./dir. Sophie Linnenbaum, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Germany/Niemcy, 16'55''
  21. Refuge, reż./dir. Federico Spiazzi, Columbia University, United States/Stany Zjednoczone, 9'54''
  22. Seeds of Deceit /Het Zaad van Karbaat, reż./dir. Miriam Guttmann, Nederlandse Filmacademie, Netherlands/Holandia, 21'22''
  23. Strawberry Boys, reż./dir. Michał Toczek, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Poland/Polska, 20'38''
  24. Till the End of the World/Tot het einde van de wereld, reż./dir. Florence Bouvy, Nederlandse Filmacademie, Netherlands/Holandia, 26'33''
  25. The Turtle Cave/Jaskinia żółwi, reż./dir. Klaudia Folga, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Poland/Polska, 20'33''
  26. The Weeping Woman/La Llorona, reż./dir. Rosana Cuellar, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany/Niemcy, 28'28''
  27. Who Sank Your Ships?/מה קרה ילדה? טבעו לך הספינות, reż./dir. Ella Kohn, Tel Aviv University, Israel/Izrael, 24'34 ''
  28. The Vibrant Village, reż./dir. Weronika Jurkiewicz, Universidade Lusófona, University of Theatre and Film Arts of Budapest, LUCA - School of Arts, Hungary/Węgry, 6'55''
  29. Xiao Xian/小贤, reż./dir. Jiajie Yu Yan, Centro Internacional de Fotografía y Cine, Spain/Hiszpania, 17'06''
 

Myriam Prongué – a true culture animator –…

It is with great sadness that we inform you that on 18 April, 2019, Myriam Prongué, our friend and a cultural manager who always had a strong bond with Krakow, passed away. The sad news about the death of Myriam Prongué, a former director of Krakow’s office of Pro Helvetia Foundation, that took place on 18 April, 2019 in Switzerland, reached our office with some delay, probably due to the Easter break.  This painful information makes me think of the very first years of our festival’s existence in the 1990s, when the project of an event devoted to film education and works of art and film school students was met with far greater understanding among the foreign partners than Polish cultural institutions and departments. One of the people and representatives of the institutions supporting Etiuda festival already during the very first years of its activity was Myriam herself, who as Pro Helvetia’s delegate, implemented in our part of Europe a program of cultural exchange called East-West. Having taking over the Krakow-based office of the Swiss foundation, she continued, among others, the collaboration with Rotunda - the Jagiellonian University’s Film Society of that time, on organization of events and issuing publications (”Andriej Tarkowski”, ”Siergiej Paradżanow”), supported the fledgling International Film Festival Etiuda and finally, what was probably the greatest achievement, helped to make the first six editions of Krakow Animated Film Workshops in 1996-1998 happen. The workshops were the initiative of three persons: prof. Jerzy Kucia (Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow), Bogusław Zmudziński (Rotunda Film Society), and Myriam Prongué. Thanks to generous support of Pro Helvetia, the event reached international level and became highly valued by the artistic community already at its start. It hosted world-renowned artists and outstanding pedagogues including Polish filmmakers - Mirosław Kijowicz, Piotr Kamler, Witold Giersz, Daniel Szczechura or Piotr Dumała, and foreign artists (invited to Krakow by the workshops’ host – Jerzy Kucia) - Nag Ansorge, Caroline Leaf, Georges Schwizgebel, Andriej Chrzanowski, Oksana Czerkasowa, Paul Driessen, Borivoj Dovniković Bordo and Christine Panuschka. Their students during these six 8-day long meetings were young people who had been carefully selected from hundreds of applicants from all over the world. Today, after many years, it is clear how high the level of the workshops was – this is proved by the careers of its participants, many of whom are now highly valued artists. Among them there are:  Ulo Pikkova and Priit Tender from Estonia, Michal Struss from Slovakia, Basil Vogt from Switzerland, Geza M. Toth from Hungary, and the laureates of the Grand Prix of our festival’s Anima competition: Svetlana Filippova from Russia and Claudius Gentinetta from Switzerland. Myriam was throughout all that time very involved in the development of this undertaking. Even though it was theatre rather than film that she was most passionato about, she was fully devoted to the project which proved to be so important at the time when Polish animation was going through a crisis and getting finances for events of such rank was simply impossible. Regarding Krakow as one of the capital of the world’s animation, she kept on insiting on calling this truly international event with a local name – Krakow Animated Film Workshops. Three years after the East-West programme was finished, Myriam left Poland. The workshops initiated by her continued to take place, however, just as our festival did. This event was from its very beginning focused on promoting film education and, what’s especially crucial in that context, artistic animated film, which has been for many years now expressed directly in its new name - Etiuda&Anima. When I saw Myriam for the last time in 2017 during a jubilee meeting on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the International Animated Film Workshops, she told me frankly that in the first years of its existence, she had never expected this initiative to continua up till today. Myriam Prongué – a genuine manager of culture and enthusiast of Krakow will always be remembered by her Polish friends.  

Bogusław Zmudziński Artistic Director of the IFF Etiuda&Anima

 

Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History –…

Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History

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Editors: Olga Bobrowska, Michał Bobrowski, Bogusław Zmudziński Publisher: AGH University of Science and Technology Press Published in cooperation with: Fundacja Promocji Kultury Artystycznej, Filmowej i Audiowizualnej Etiuda&Anima The publication is a part of the project “Twisted Dreams of History. V4 Perspective on Propaganda, Ideology and Animation”, supported by the International Visegrad Fund – Project #21720353 Language of publication: English Number of pages: 256 ISBN 978-83-66016-81-1 Krakow 2019   Free access to the publication! The publication is released in a free open access mode on-line below [sdm_download id="15603" fancy="0"] The publication in print is delivered for free to various European and worldwide cultural and educational institutions as well as delivered to the interested Readers upon request sent at stoptrikfestival@gmail.com (cost shipping on the behalf of the Reader). Additionally, it is possible to obtain a printed copy at the book presentations held on various animated film festivals and cultural events. Follow the route of the book presentations on www.etiudaandanima.pl, www.stoptrik.com and our social media!   Key words: Soviet and post-Soviet animation; Nazi Germany animated propaganda; Cold War era American live-action and animation; Maoist animation; Polish avant-garde and Polish School of Animation; documentary approach in Hungarian animation; Jan Švankmajer; Zagreb School of Animation; Serbian animation from 1940s to 2000s; Gender-oriented language of resistance in animation; European integration and co-productions; Animation as a weapon.   About the publication The monograph regards the history and contemporaneity of animated film through a prism of the ideological entanglement of this medium. The editors have invited film scholars and critics to reflect upon the dangerous liaisons between animation art and official propaganda. Propaganda that uses the intrinsically symbolic and synthetic language of animated film, may be utilized as a perfect "laboratory", allowing us to study the essence of manipulation, of rhetorical modes and of strategies of persuasion. The subject of art in service of ideology and propaganda requires a concentration on the egalitarian mainstream forms of animated film, such as children’s films and feature-length commercial production. Nonetheless, some of the texts refer to art-house animated shorts that combine personal commentaries on political issues with the reinterpretation and reconceptualization of propagandistic themes and styles. The authors study animated production against the background of historical and political contexts that include: Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, USA and Eastern European satellite countries during Cold War, Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany, People's Republic of China under Mao Zedong, Marshal Tito's Yugoslavia and its dramatic breakup, contemporary condition of  European integration. The contributors represent cultural diversity and differentiated research approaches as they come from various academic and cultural environments (Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, China, Greece/Estonia, Russia/USA, Bulgaria/Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Sweden). Next to the papers written by the scholars of highly acknowledged status in worldwide Animation Studies (e.g. Mikhail Gurevich, Midhat Ajanović Ajan), we publish articles of the young generation of academics and film culture activists (e.g. Anna Ida Orosz, Jiří Neděla), as well as a manifesto of the 2017 Oscar-nominated animated film artist Theodore Ushev. The volume “Propaganda, Ideology, Animation” is a second part in the series “Twisted Dreams”. The first one, “Obsession, Perversion, Rebellion. Twisted Dreams of Central European Animation” (2016), was focused on the dissident and counter-cultural features of animated film that undermine social and political taboos. We drew upon Theodor Adorno's famous claim that mass culture may be described as 'psychoanalysis in reverse' for its ultimate goal is to anesthetize the anguish of critical reflection and to immerse the masses in the void of collective vacuity. In the current volume we attempt to switch the perspective. The contributors were asked to proceed with critical investigations into the political factors determining production processes as well as the form and content of animation. Moreover, they were encouraged to study ideologies and political doctrines of the previous and current century's global regimes reflected in the mirror of animated productions. If mass culture is psychoanalysis in reverse, then propaganda can be called 'behaviourism at full speed’, for it undertakes the task of controlling the behaviours of societies and nations. Regardless of their ideological backbones, the propaganda messages produced by 20th  and 21st century political systems are based upon rather similar theoretical and methodological assumptions. From its very beginnings, animation has been used as a convenient channel to transmit ideology. Complex artistic works, educational children’s films, simple commercials – all of them have been incorporated into propaganda apparatuses upholding various political systems. The engineers of social order developed its effectiveness and transformed it into a powerful weapon of agitation and manipulation. After a period of stagnation in the 1990s and 2000s, in the following decade, animated propaganda seems to have entered a Renaissance phase. The echoes of 20th century propaganda reverberate in phantasmagoric discourses of populist prophets who unite their followers around great dualisms spread from inclusive values of pride and devotion to exclusive feelings of fear and hatred. Contemporary readers may benefit greatly from discovering and deconstructing the propaganda messages, especially since the logic of the Cold War, based on absolute ideological polarization, has made its reappearance in the ideological war between European nationalisms and Islamic fundamentalisms, and in the escalating trade wars between the USA and China.   Excerpts from the academic reviews The texts collected in the revived volume are undoubtedly a valuable contribution to animation studies that enriches both Polish and world subject literature with many new thoughts and findings. Among the authors there are such outstanding and acknowledged experts in the field of animation studies as Mikhail Gurevich or Midhat Ajanović Ajan. The volume's biggest advantage is that it may serve both film scholars and regular animation aficionados who may learn about such distinguished artists as Lotte Reiniger or Jan Švankmajer. It should also be noted that the volume's erudite introduction in many cases supplements the content of particular texts with a deeper reflection.
  • Professor Marcin Giżycki (Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA and Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland)
  The book analyses the historical and political contexts of animated film as well as its entanglement in propagandist manipulation and ideological dependence. (...) However, I am convinced that the entire publication has another, "subcutaneous" dimension. From a certain perspective this publication may be read as a demand for artistic freedom. Freedom that allows to express views, to argue against them and to create awareness of problems. The book makes one feel that despite propaganda and the ideological corsets, the freedom of art is possible.
  • Professor Robert Sowa (Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland)
  Contents PART 1: THE EMPIRES Mikhail Gurevich (independent scholar, USA/ Russia), Teasing the Sacred Cows to the End of History: Appropriation of Emblematic Imagery in Late- and Post-Soviet Animation   Michał Bobrowski (Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin), Ideological Hall of Mirrors. Reflections of Soviet Propaganda in American Propaganda of the 1940s and 1950s Michał Mróz (University of Warsaw), “Propaganda à la fairy tale” in the Third Reich Olga Bobrowska (Jagiellonian University in Krakow), Maoist Remoulding of the Legend of Monkey King, or Analyzing Ideological Implications of Wan Laiming’s “Havoc in Heaven”   PART 2: THE SATELLITES Magdalena Krzosek-Hołody (University of Warsaw), City. Mass. Machine. Urban Dystopia and the Nostalgia for Nature in Polish Animated Film of the Post-War Era Anna Ida Orosz (Budapest Eötvös Lóránd University, ELTE), Collages from the Underground. How documentary methods emerged in Hungarian animation during the 1960s Jiří Neděla (Palacký University, Olomouc), Elements of Propaganda in Jan Švankmajer’s Film “The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia” Bogusław Zmudziński (AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow), Jan Švankmajer against Ideology and Propaganda   PART 3: THE THIRD ROAD Midhat Ajanović Ajan  (University West in Trollhättan), Little Man at the Turn of the Worlds: A View of the Origin, History and the Ideological Foundation of the Phenomenon of the Zagreb School of Animated Film Milen Alempijević (Cultural Centre of Čačak), Serbian Animation: From Political Joke to Paradigm   PART 4: THE INDIVIDUALS Guo Chunning (Renmin University of China in Beijing), The Echo of Women through Silent Paper Cut-Out Animation: “Scissorhands” Lotte Reiniger’s Reflection through Body Language Vassilis Kroustallis (Ionian University in Corfu), In and out of Europe: Translocality and Cultural Hybridity In “Crulic: The Path to Beyond” (2011) Theodore Ushev (filmmaker, Canada), A-Z manifesto 2017 (Animation as a weapon)   About the editors Olga Bobrowska Born in 1987. She is a PhD candidate in Film Studies at Jagiellonian University, Kraków, specialized in classic Chinese animated film and an author of academic articles on the subjects of Polish and Chinese animation. She is a festival director and co-founder of StopTrik International Film Festival (Maribor, Slovenia; Lodz, Poland), a festival dedicated to stop motion animation. She frequently collaborates with other festivals, among them Animateka (Ljubljana), Etiuda&Anima (Krakow), Krakow Film Festival. Film programmes she curated were presented at various festivals and events in e.g. Poland, Slovenia, Croatia, The Netherlands, Finland and China. Her reviews and critiques were published in film magazines such as “Kino”, “Ekrany”, “Zippy Frames” and “ASIFA Magazine”. In 2016 she co-edited the monograph “Obsession Perversion Rebellion. Twisted Dreams of Central European Animation”.   Michał Bobrowski Lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities at the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. In 2010 he obtained PhD in Film Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. In 2012 he published a book “Akira Kurosawa: The Artist of the Borderlands”. In 2016 he co-edited a monograph “Obsession. Perversion. Rebellion. Twisted Dreams of Central European Animation”. He is a Programme Director and a co-founder of StopTrik International Film Festival (Slovenia/Poland), an event dedicated to stop motion animation. He works with various European festivals and cinema institutions as a curator, educator and cultural activist. He wrote numerous academic and popular articles devoted to classic Japanese and American cinema as well as animation.   Bogusław Zmudziński, PhD Bogusław Zmudziński, lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities at the AGH – University of Science and Technology (AGH – Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza) in Kraków. Author and editor of numerous publications on original film, including a series of monographs on outstanding European filmmakers, among others: Wim Wenders, Werner Herzog, Roman Polański, Ingmar Bergman, Siergiej Paradżanow, Andriej Tarkowski, Michelangelo Antonioni. For many years he has been conducting research on original animated film, in particular on the artistic output of the Czech surrealist, Jan Švankmajer. Founder and – since its creation – Artistic Director of the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, dedicated to the works of students of film and art schools from around the world and to original and artistic animation. One of the initiators and co-organizers of International Animated Film Workshop, held in Kraków since 1996. Originator and organizer of the 2010 global poll to choose the top 50 artistic animations created in the halfcentury of the existence of Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA). Member of ASIFA and the Polish Filmmakers Association.   About the publishing house http://www.wydawnictwo.agh.edu.pl/en/ The AGH University of Science and Technology Press was established in the early 50s of the XX century. The scope of activities of the Publishers includes publishing of scripts and academic textbooks, scientific periodicals and aperiodic dissertations and monographs. Currently about 60 books and 13 scientific journals with a total circulation of about 20,000 copies are being published every year. AGH journals appear in two formats: traditional (paper) and electronic. The latter is created through OJS system (Open Journal Systems) implemented in 2013 – software allowing to manage the publishing process via a website and enabling common (open) access to previously published articles. A tool improving identification of scientific publications available in the digital environment is also the DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) – since 2012 all AGH journals, as well as various single articles published in those journals, are accompanied by an individual number registered in the CrossRef database. The published items are recognized on the specialist book market for their high substantive and editorial level. Their recipients are mainly scientists, specialists in various fields of industry and students of majors and specializations conducted by the AGH University. AGH Publishers systematically participate in Wroclaw Scientific Book Fair, Scientific Book Fair in Krakow, Academic and Scientific Book Fair ACADEMIA in Warsaw, Poznan not only Scientific Book Days, as well as exhibitions (London Exhibition of Polish Scientific Books in 2010, Paris Exhibition of Polish Scientific Books in 2011, Munich Exhibition of Polish Scientific Books in 2012). Many of our publications had been awarded or distinguished during competitions accompanying those fairs.

Call for entries for 26th International Film Festival…

We are pleased to announce that entries are open for Etiuda&Anima 2019

  • 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 2019 Entry forms you will find here: Competition Regulations:    

25th IFF ETIUDA&ANIMA – The First Quarter of…

This year's 25th edition of the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima provided a unique link between the past – by commemorating remarkable filmmakers, the present – by focusing on the promotion and talent-spotting, and the future – by opening the discussion about the animation in the 21st century, its synergy with new media, and its development in Poland.

Jubilee cake 25. IFF Etiuda & Anima
The crossing of this three time periods was made possible by many screenings of both the critically acclaimed works and those yet unrecognised, as well as the discussions between the audience and renowned filmmakers, such as: prof. Ewa Braun, Steven Woloshen, Virgil Widrich, Paul Driessen, Łukasz Ronduda, Wojciech Bąkowski, Űlo Pikkov, Aurel Klimt and many more. This exceptional union was supported by workshops and industry events, including the debate on the condition of artistic animation in Poland, legal workshops, and the meeting about the art of pitching. The Official Opening of the Festival took place on Tuesday. During the opening gala at the Kijów Centrum cinema, there was a screening of the iconic music animation: “Yellow Submarine” directed by George Dunning, which took the audience on a magic journey into sixties. We also began ANIMA and ETIUDA competition screening, and provided the audience with the opportunity to see the works awarded on the past editions. The second day started with the conference: “Animation, feature, documentary film – on the synergy of connections”, which opened the debate on the evolution of the forms of animation. We were screening the documentary about Miloš Forman, and “Seder-Masochism”the sarcastic work by the American animator Nina Paley. We've started the ANIMA.PL competition, and the series “Self-portraits of Animation Authors”, opened by the meeting with Paul Driessen – the author of the Oscar nominated film – “3 Misses”. This day, we've begin the “Between the Media” meetings with artists involved in multimedia, and welcomed our special guest – Wojciech Bąkowski. On the third day of the festival, animation lovers had the unique opportunity to see wonderful short films by Jan  Švankmajer, and a nominee for the Golden Lion award – “Another Day of Life”, by Damian Nenow i Raúl de la Fuente. At the Kijów Centrum cinema, we've watched the Czech animation, “Laika” and met with its author, Aurel Klimt. Children were entertained by the screening of “Jacek and Placek” (dir. Leszek Gałysz), and “Tito and the Birds” (dir. Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto). We've prepared some other meetings and workshops, such as: „From an etude to a feature, or about a film debut”, and “Listening to a hologram? Animated music bands”. The day ended with the screening of one of the most important documentary –  “Oratorio for Prague Seven Days to Remember” (dir. Jan Němec), containing the footage from the Soviet-led invasion of Prague in 1968. On the fourth day, we presented Jan Švankmajer with the award commemorating the jubilee of IFF Etiuda&Anima, and screened his latest film – “Insect”. We've also marked the 90th anniversary of the birth of Polish animator, Jan Lenica, by screening his animation – “Adam 2”. We had the pleasure of meeting our special guest  –  Űlo Pikkov, an award-winning animator and producer. On Friday, you could attend the workshops on the art of pitching, led by Anna Szczerbińska, and also the workshops for aspiring filmmakers, followed by the screening of competition films,  Papaya Young Directors. At the National Museum, there was a debate on the condition of author and artistic animation in Poland with the participation of Polish Filmmakers Association. On Saturday we’ve presented the autobiografical comedy by Janusz Kondratiuk – “Fighting Like Cat and Dog”, and stop motion with references to Chilean folklore, by Cristóbal León and Joaquin Cociña – “The Wolf House”. The last but one day of the festival made it possible for the animation lovers to create on their own with a non-camera technique, tutored by the Canadian filmmaker, Steven Woloshen. In the evening we participated in the Offical Closing of the Festival, during which we've met the laureates of ETIUDA, ANIMA, and ANIMA.PL competitions. The Golden Dinosaur for the best etude was presented to Zoel Aeschbacher for “Bonobo”. The Golden Jabberwocky went to Morten Tšinakov and Lucija Mrzljak for “A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts”, and the Golden Żmij was presented to Marta Pajek for “III”. The Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem (Budapest, Hungary) was awarded the title of the best film school. The Special Golden Dinosaur was awarded to prof. Ewa Braun for her contribution to the education of aspiring filmmakers and her extraordinary film work. The last day of the festival started with the animation workshops for children, led by Grupa Smacznego, and ended with the awarded films screening at the Gwarek Club. As a result, we've instilled the children with love for animation, and reinforced the adults' commitment to the festival, hoping that they would be eagerly anticipating the next year's edition. We invite those who miss the Etiuda&Anima already, to visit our YouTube channel where you can watch the chronicle of the festival. Thank you for your presence and contribution! See you next year! The 26th edition of the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima will take place from the 19th to 24th of November 2019.

26th IFF Etiuda&Anima Poster

WE KNOW VERDICT OF 25TH IFF ETIUDA&ANIMA!

“Bonobo” (dir. Zoel Aeschbacher) is the Winner of Golden Dinosaur, “A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts” (dir. Morten Tšinakov and Lucija Mrzljak) is the Winner of Golden Jabberwocky and “III” (dir. Marta Pajek) is the Winner of Golden Żmij!

Kraków, November 24th 2018    

ETIUDA COMPETITION
Grand Prix – Golden Dinosaur – BONOBO, dir. Zoel Aeschbacher, Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Switzerland Silver Dinosaur – IN A MONTH / Om en Måned, dir. Jonas Kærup Hjort, Den Danske Filmskole, Denmark Bronze Dinosaur – BLUE SUMMER SYMPHONY / Freibadsinfonie, DIR.  Sinje Köhler, Filmakademie Baden Württemberg, Germany Special Golden Dinosaur for the best film school – Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem (Budapest)  

Honorary Diplomas:

THE BLACKGOD / CZARNOBÓG, dir. Grzegorz Paprzycki, Wydział Radia i Telewizji Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach, Poland EXCUSE ME, I’M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND / Entschuldigung, Ich Suche Den Tischtennisraum und Meine Freundin, reż. Bernhard Wenger, Filmakademie Wien, Austria SLEEPLESS / Desvelo, DIR. Juan Pablo Polanco Carranza, Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain   Award for the best cinematography for students from the Visegrad Group countries (including Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary) funded by Heliograf company – Tomasz Gajewski („HEIMAT”, dir. Emi Buchwald) Award of the Jury Fédération Internationale des Ciné-Clubs – FICC – SCHOOLYARD BLUES / Skolstartssorg, dir. Maria Eriksson-Hecht, Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola, Sweden  

Honorary Diplomas:

IN A MONTH / Om en Måned, dir. Jonas Kærup Hjort, Den Danske Filmskole, Denmark TAMA / THE DAM, dir. Natalia Koniarz, Wydział Radia i Telewizji Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach, Poland   Student Jury Award – EXCUSE ME, I’M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND / Entschuldigung, Ich Suche Den Tischtennisraum und Meine Freundin, dir. Bernhard Wenger, Filmakademie Wien, Austria Audience Award – STAŚ, dir. Jeremi Dobrzański, AMA Film Academy, Poland    
ANIMA COMPETITION
Grand Prix – Golden Jabberwocky – A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts / Briljantsuse Demonstratsioon Neljas Vaatuses, dir. Morten Tšinakov and Lucija Mrzljak, Estonia Silver Jabberwocky – Squaring the Circle, dir. Karolina Specht, Poland Bronze Jabberwocky –  MUTEUM, dir. Äggie Pak Yee Lee, Estonia  

Honorary Diplomas:

MITYA’S LOVE / Митиналюбовь, dir. Svetlana Filippova, Russia ENOUGH, dir. Anna Mantzaris, The Great Britain   Special Golden Jabberwocky for the best student etude in ANIMA 2018 competition – A Blink of an Eye / Augenblicke, dir. Kiana Naghshineh, Germany Student Jury Award  – MITYA’S LOVE / Митиналюбовь, dir. Svetlana Filippova, Russia Audience Award – Animal Behaviour, dir. Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada    
ANIMA.PL COMPETITION
Grand Prix – Golden Żmij – III, dir. Marta Pajek Silver Żmij – YEAR, dir. Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska Bronze Żmij – EATSELF, dir. Edyta Adamczak  

Honorary Diplomas:

ROOM – dir. Michał Socha   Special Golden Żmij for the best student etude in ANIMA.PL 2018 competition – YOU ARE OVERREACTING, dir. Karina Paciorkowska ASIFA Poland Award - Julian Antonisz's original chropografia – WHERE THE SLEEPE IS BORN, dir. Grzegorz Bugaj Student Jury Award  – COLAHOLIC, dir. Marcin Podolec Audience Award – COLAHOLIC, dir. Marcin Podolec    

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
  THE SELECTED EVENTS:

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
SELECTED EVENTS:

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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

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)

Self-portraits of animation authors

“Self-Portraits of Animation Authors” are among the most anticipated events of each of the Festival's editions. In these interactive performances, artists meet the audience, talk about their work and reveal the secrets of their techniques. Guests of the 25th jubilee edition are: Dutchman Paul Driessen, Estonian Űlo Pikkov and Canadian Steven Woloshen.   Paul Driessen Paul Driessen is a Dutch film director, animator and writer. In the 1960s, having completed his studies in graphic design and illustration at the Academy of Arts in Utrecht, Driessen began animating commercials for TV in the Netherlands. Soon George Dunning, in search for talent, hired him as an animator for his full-length animated film “Yellow Submarine” (1968), featuring The Beatles’ music. He also helped Driessen emigrate to Canada, where the latter became a member of the National Film Board of Canada in 1972. In the 1980s Driessen taught animation at the University of Kassel, Germany, after Jan Lenica. Paul Driessen is an author of 28 animated shorts, which have won him over 50 prestigious awards all over the world. He received, among other distinctions, an Oscar nomination for the short film “3 Misses” (2000), a Silver Bear at the festival in Berlin for the film “On Land, at Sea and in the Air” (1981), as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards at both Ottawa and Zagreb animation festivals, and, last but not least, the Special Golden Dinosaur for an outstanding artist and teacher at Etiuda&Anima 2005. Űlo Pikkov ylo pikkovÜlo Pikkov is an Estonian filmmaker, producer, film expert and university lecturer. He studied animation at the Arts Academy in Turku, Finland. As a student, he participated in the 2nd edition of the International Animated Film Workshops in Kraków. Since 1996 he has made several award-winning animated films, such as: “Cappuccino” (1996), “Bermuda” (1998, awarded the Silver Dinosaur at Etiuda 1998, among others), “Frank and Wendy” (2003-2005) and “Body Memory” (2011). He has authored numerous articles about film, as well as a publication “Animasophy. Theoretical Writings on the Animated Film” (2010). He has also written books for both children and adults. In 2005 Ülo Pikkov graduated from the Institute of Law at the Tartu University, where he focused on the media and copyright law. For 10 years he was a teacher at the Faculty of Animation of the Estonian Academy of Arts, where he supported new talents at the Estonian animation scene. He defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Anti-Animation: Textures of Eastern European Animated Film” in 2018. He works as a manager and producer for documentaries and animated films at the Silmviburlane film studio. Steven Woloshen Steven WoloshenSteven Woloshen is a Canadian film animator, pioneer of drawn-on-film animation. Woloshen first attended Vanier College, where he worked with Super-8 film and video, then specialized in 16 mm independent film techniques at Concordia University in Montreal. He has worked in camera-less animation since 1982. In 1999 he started working exclusively with a 35mm tape. During his 30 years of career as an animator Woloshen has made over 50 films, which have been awarded at festivals worldwide. He is also an author of several art installations for museums and galleries. Twice nominated to the Canadian Governor General’s Award, he has received numerous creation and research grants. He has also been presented with a René Jodoin Award lifetime achievement award (2016) as well as a 2015 Wiesbaden Lifetime Award. He is also a teacher, conservation technician at the National Film Board of Canada and author of two books: “Recipes for Reconstruction: “The Cookbook for the Frugal Filmmaker” (2010) and “Scratch, Crackle & Pop! A Whole Grains Approach to Making Films without a Camera” (2015). Under his own banner, Scratchatopia, Woloshen has hosted solo retrospectives and taught handmade filmmaking techniques at workshops and master classes in Argentina, Morocco, USA, Slovenia, Australia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Poland, Mexico, Hungary as well as across Canada.

Invitation to the Opening Night of the 25th…

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
  kadr z Żółtej łodzi podwodnej, reż. George Dunning_ost Dear viewers, participants and guests of the Etiuda&Anima 2018 Festival. We are greatly pleased to inform you that the opening gala, scheduled for Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 8 p.m., will be a very special ceremony, worthy of the 25th jubilee.

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. Due to the limited number of seats, free entrance coupons will be given first and foremost to the accredited guests and the festival pass holders. 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”.