Sunday the 24th is sadly the final day of Etiuda&Anima 2019 Festival. The farewell to this year’s, 26th edition starts with a repetition of the third and the fourth showing of pictures nominated in ETIUDA category. You’ll be able to see them at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the great hall of the Małpolska Garden of Art.
Saturday is the penultimate day of the festival, but we are not slowing down! Before the closing ceremony of the festival, there will also be film screenings and side events. From 10 a.m., in the small screening room of the Małopolska Garden of Art, replays of screenings of ANIMA nominated films begin. In three blocks, lasting over an hour each, you will be able to see the best short animations from around the world. In the large room at Rajska St. from 9 a.m. Anna Szczerbińska will conduct the second part of the workshop Do you have a project? Present it with a smile. However, this is just a beginning. At 11 a.m., before the screening of the Away film, we invite for the final of the projects Animating books! and Cooking on the screen, where children and young people in collaboration with the Etiuda & Anima Foundation created their own film productions. 1.30 p.m. is time for Europe in animation. The theme of the meeting will be works from Croatia. Special guest - Ivana Bošnjak - will present films of the legendary Bonobostudio.
Good morning! Thursday will be the third day of great events related to 26.Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival. Today we have prepared more films - to watch in three different locations! We hope that everyone will find something for themselves! In the morning we invite the young audience to the Małopolska Garden of Art (MOS). At 10am and 12am films Lotte and the Lost Dragons (dir.Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits) and Away (dir.Gints Zilbalodis) will be presented consecutively. Both screenings will take place in a Large Screening Room.
Wednesday is a second day of the 26th International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima and another day of unique events. Today we begin with competition screenings of 29 films in ETIUDA category, competing for awards of Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaur, as well as 67 films in ANIMA contest, competing for Jabberwocky Award. We remind you, that in both contests participate films created and produced both by students, as well as by professionals.
Today in The Małopolski Ogród Sztuki in Cracow at Rajska 12 street starts the 26th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima. The first film events start at 5 p.m. (presenting the winner of the Honorary Golden Dinosaur award for the best film school IFF Etiuda&Anima 2018 - Szinház-es Filmművészeti Egyetem (Hungary), and at 6 p.m. we invite you to the screening of 10 best short animated British pictures of the new century according to Jayne Pilling.
Date and time: 24/11/2019, MOS (sala mala/the small hall) The organizers of the 26th Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival would like to invite people of interest to a Conference led by European film and performing arts schools’s rectors, titled “The Promotion and Distribution of Student Etudes and Films with Diplomas Outside of the Film School System and Environment.” It will take place on the 24th November (Sunday) at 11:00 AM in MOS (sala mała/the small hall) on 12 Rajska Street. The conference is one of the Etiuda&Anima accompanying events. The speakers, who will take the floor during the conference, represent a range European centres. Our guests include: Martin Hagemann - GERMANY [Professor of Film and Television Production at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, where he is currently Vice President for International Affairs] László Upor - HUNGARY [Vice Rector at University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest, since March 2019 he has served as Acting Rector] Barbara Harumová Hessová - SLOVAKIA [teaches at the Department of Production and Distribution and is Vice-Dean for International Relations at the Film and Television Faculty of The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava] Marcin Malatyński – POLAND [Rector’s plenipotentiary for international cooperation - The Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź] KRZYSZTOF BRZEZOWSKI – POLAND [Rector’s plenipotentiary for the promotion of Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź] The speeches made by the representatives of the invited film and performing art schools with fluctuate between the following topics: -producers’ models used in chosen schools: the sources of finance covering the realization of etudes and certified films and the issue of cooperation. - potential forms of distribution of certified film: what could it look like? - The issue of the organized cells, responsible for the promotion of student work, for example at film festivals, other events and in the media. - The role of students as the authors of films in the promotion process: to what degree can students come out with their independent initiatives in this area? - The wide “marketization” of student work and the process of it turning into an object of cinema and media distribution: a threat to the freedom of art in the open and creative film education field or a new opportunity? -models of the distribution of etudes and certified films: which were the most adequate for the conditions in different countries and in the international market? - European Union programmes providing support for the development of the film culture: what role should such programmes play in this field? - Could one of the solution to the indicated problems be the organization of student etudes, certified films and film and performing art schools’ marketplaces in the Middle-East? The speeches at the conference will be presented in English with simultaneous translation into Polish available. We are directing this invitation to academic lecturers as well as students of coursed related to the organization of film and television production and those studying Film Making, Cinematography, Film Studies, etc.
There is a short time left before the 26th Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival - we beggin on November 19 in Krakow! In this year's program all participants will find something for themselves: film screenings, meetings with guests, workshops and specialist lectures. But Etiuda & Anima 2019 is not only for the adult audience. We also remember about the youngest! During the Etiuda & Anima 2019 our youngest participants will have the opportunity to watch informative, full-length animated movies. With them in mind, we have prepared for example projections of the third part of the children's favourite movie serie Lotte - Lotte and the Lost Dragons (dir.Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits), Away movie (dir.Gints Zilbalodis) and the screening of the Danish A Checked Ninja (dir.Anders Matthesen and Thorbjørn Christoffersen).
Permanent series “Self-portraits of Animation Artists” is one of the most eagerly awaited parts of each edition of Etiuda&Anima festival. During interactive meetings with the audience, the greatest personalities of modern artistic animation talk about the tricks of their trade. Guests during this year`s edition of the series are Igor Kovalyov (21.11) and Izabela Plucińska (22.11).
Igor KovaljovOur this year`s special guest – Igor Kovalyov – is a world renowned filmmaker, animator and director. His short animations Andrei Svislotski (1992), Hen, His Wife (1990), Flying Nansen (1999), Milch (2005) and Before Love (2015) won numerous awards and honorary mentions gaining recognition in the film circle. [caption id="attachment_16183" align="alignright" width="316"] Kard z animacji / Still from animation"Milch"[/caption] Born in Kiev, in Ukraine, Igor Kovalyov is a co-founder of the legendary studio Pilot School of Animation in Moscow. The studio brought together the most important Russian artists, including the animators from Klasky Csupo. In 1991 Kovalyov accepted the invitation to work at the studio Klasky Csupo in Hollywood and became the director of the first feature film there, The Rugrats Movie (1998). The artists also worked on the TV series Aaahh !!! Real Monsters (1994-1998), and directed commercials as well as short internet films. [caption id="attachment_16180" align="alignleft" width="259"] Kard z animacji / Still from animation "Hen, His Wife"[/caption] In Kovalyov`s films we can find surreal everyday situations, sometimes including fantasy elements. Limited dialogues encourage the viewers to focus on the characters` faces, which cannot be called attractive. The decision to call them ugly, or maybe rather stylized, the director leaves to the viewer. He does the same with the interpretation of the stories.
Izabela Plucińska[caption id="attachment_16179" align="alignright" width="295"] Kard z animacji / Still from animation"7 more minutes"[/caption] Our compatriot Izabela Plucińska, on the other hand, specializes in clay animation. The artist was born in 1974 in Koszalin. She studied animation at the Film School in Lodz, graphics and design at the Academy of Fine Arts in the same city and also studied at the Film &Television Academy (HFF) “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam. From among numerous clay animations, her greatest success was the film Jam Session (2005), which won numerous awards, including the Silver Bear for a short film at the festival in Berlin. Currently, she resides in Berlin, where she runs her own production company Claytraces. [caption id="attachment_16184" align="alignleft" width="343"] Kadr z animacji / Still from animation "Sexy Laundry"[/caption] In Plucińska`s productions we will also find neither carefully drawn characters nor neatly rendered landscapes we got used to watching in Disney`s productions. The worlds created by Plucińska in Esterhazy (2009) or Afternoon (2012) are more tangible, like the clay used to make them. The artist`s latest film, Portrait of Suzanne (Portret Suzanne, 2019) – a grotesque love story based on a short story by Roland Topor – will compete in this year`s festival competition in the ANIMA category.
This year’s edition of the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima is taking place on 19-24 November in Krakow. November favours the reflection upon evanescence and death and that is why the program of the 26th edition of the festival comprises a unique cycle titled ”Farewells”. The 26th Etiuda&Anima does not include screenings of short and feature animated films only. This year’s program comprises an in memoriam cycle ”Farewells”, too, which is dedicated to outstanding filmmakers who passed away last year. The cycle will present screenings of documentary films on the creative output of Agnes Varda (Varda by Agnès, 2019, dir. Agnes Varda), Bernardo Bertolucci (Bertolucci: No End Travelling, 2019, dir. Mario Sesti) and Franco Zeffirelli (Franco Zeffirelli – Directing from Life, 2017, dir. Chris Hunt).
Program of the 26th Etiuda&Anima Festival is filled with film attractions to the brim. Apart from animated shorts included in the competition screenings, there will also be a lot of projections of feature length productions. Having our festival audience in mind, every year we present some extremely interesting, in our opinion, animated films of the last season. There’s something unique and special for everyone!
26th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima is going to take place on 19-24 November 2019 in Krakow. Rich program of this year’s edition offers numerous attractions to the enthusiasts of the seventh art: film screenings, meetings with authors and various accompanying events.
Passes for the 26th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima are on pre-sale now. The passes are available via Bilety24 website. We cordially invite you to make a purchase. 5 weeks left to the Festival.
Prices of passes for the 26th IFF Etiuda&Anima November 19-24, 2019Regular pass price - 79 PLN Reduced pass price - 59 PLN Pre-sale prices (14th October – 14th November 2019) More about the price list of tickets and passes: http://etiudaandanima.pl/en/practical/tickets-and-passes-2019/ Tickets available on the website Bilety24: https://www.bilety24.pl/inne/karnet-etiuda-anima-2019-na-pokazy-filmowe-w-dniach-19-24-11-2019-54669
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:
- 創造的進化 / Creative Evolution, reż./dir. Song Yungsung, Japonia/Japan 2019, 5'
- 妹妹 / Sister, reż./dir. Siqi Song, Chiny/China 2018, 8'12''
- 300 g/m2, reż./dir. Kamila Kučíková, Estonia, Słowacja/Estonia, Slovakia 2018, 5'33''
- A Bus, reż./dir. Wenyu Li, Chiny/China 2018, 6'36''
- Almost there, reż./dir. Nelly Michenaud, UK 2019, 8'44''
- Amelia & Saturnin, reż./dir. Daniel Zagórski, Polska/Poland 2019, 15'
- Black hole, reż./dir. Rutger van de Wiel, Holandia/Netherlands 2019, 1'25''
- Castle, reż./dir. Ryotaro Miyajima, Japonia/Japan 2019, 5'
- Coyote, reż./dir. Lorenz Wunderle, Szwajcaria/Switzerland 2018, 9'55''
- Desyat Etyuov v chernom / Ten sketches in black, reż./dir. Tatiana Kuznetsova, Masha Serebryakova, Nikolai Sh, Rosja/Russia 2018, 5'42''
- Deszcz / Rain, reż./dir. Piotr Milczarek, Polska/Poland 2019, 5'
- Devstvenniy veter / Virgin Wind, reż./dir. Sasha Svirsky, Rosja/Russia 2018, 2'57''
- Dont know what, reż./dir. Thomas Renoldner, Austria 2019, 8'07''
- Elu24 / Life24, reż./dir. Kristjan Holm, Estonia 2019, 9'
- Entre sombras / Between the shadows, reż./dir. Mónica Santos, Alice Guimarães, Portugalia, Francja/Portugal, France 2018, 13'25''
- Fight Club but with Tennis, reż./dir. Sylvie Le Couteur, Australia 2018, 3'04''
- Fisso, reż./dir. Raito Low Jing Yi, Tajwan/Taiwan 2018, 8'45''
- Fuenf / Five, reż./dir. Peter Kaboth, Niemcy/Germany 2019, 6'55''
- Good Intentions, reż./dir. Anna Mantzaris, UK 2018, 8'35''
- Gorgam-o-Gale Mibaram / Am I a Wolf?, reż./dir. Amir Houshang Moein, Iran 2018, 8'15''
- Hänen päänsä / Her Head, reż./dir. Emma Louhivuori, Finlandia/Finland 2019, 7'
- I have a problems, reż./dir. Zsuzsanna Debreczeni, Węgry/Hunagry 2018, 6'36''
- Inglitrompet / Angel's Trumpet, reż./dir. Martinus Klemet, Estonia 2019, 2'26''
- Intermission Expedition, reż./dir. Wiep Teeuwisse, Holandia/Netherlands 2019, 8'21''
- Jedan od mnogih / One of Many, reż./dir. Petra Zlonoga, Chorwacja/Croatia 2018, 5'32''
- Jim Zipper, reż./dir. Alexandre Roy, Kanada/Canada 2018, 2'
- JM, reż./dir. Stanisław Buczkowski, Polska/Poland 2019, 6'
- Kohannia / Deep Love, reż./dir. Mykyta Lyskov, Ukraina/Ukraine 2019, 14'
- Kõhkleja / The Hesitator, reż./dir. Katariin Mudist, Estonia 2019, 3'42''
- La Plongeuse / The Diver, reż./dir. Iulia Voitova, Francja/France 2018, 4'09''
- Lachfalten / Laugh Lines, reż./dir. Patricia Wenger, Szwajcaria/Switzerland 2018, 5'52''
- Le cortège / The Procession, reż./dir. Pascal Blanchet, Rodolphe Saint-Gelais, Kanada/Canada 2019, 11'23''
- Lola zhivaya kartoshka / Lola the living potato, reż./dir. Leonid Shmelkov, Rosja, Francja/Russia, France 2018, 17'18''
- Machine Gun Mama, reż./dir. Justine Klaiber, Marwan Eissa, Szwajcaria/Switzerland 2018, 1'20''
- Matches, reż./dir. Géza M. Tóth, Węgry/Hungary 2019, 11'25''
- Medium rare, reż./dir. Luca Cioci, USA, Włochy/USA, Italy 2018, 4'35''
- Memorie di Alba / Alba's Memories, reż./dir. Maria Steinmetz, Andrea Martignoni, Włochy, Niemcy/Italy, Germany 2019, 6'20''
- Miam Miam / Yum Yum, reż./dir. Mathilde Pepinster, Belgia/Belgium 2018, 2'24''
- Movements, reż./dir. Dahee Jeong, Korea Płd./South Korea 2019, 10'15''
- Mr Feaar / Mr fear, reż./dir. Pablo Rafael Roldán, Ezequiel Torres, Argentyna/Argentina 2019, 4'33''
- Muedra, reż./dir. Cesar Diaz Melendez, Hiszpania/Spain 2019, 8'50''
- Not Today, reż./dir. Marine Jacob, Belgia/Belgium 2018, 5'20''
- Ostatnia wieczerza / Last supper, reż./dir. Piotr Dumała, Polska/Poland 2019, 13'
- Passage, reż./dir. Anja Sidler, Szwajcaria/Switzerland 2019, 7'
- Portret Suzanne / Portrait of Suzanne, reż./dir. Izabela Plucińska, Polska, Niemcy, Francja/Poland, Germany, France 2019, 15'
- Prelazak / Passage, reż./dir. Igor Coric, Serbia 2019, 6'50''
- Pupa, reż./dir. Namiko Ishidate, Japonia/Japan 2019, 3'
- Roughhouse, reż./dir. Jonathan Hodgson, Francja, UK/France, UK 2018, 15'35''
- Saigon sur Marne, reż./dir. Aude Ha Leplège, Belgia/Belgium 2019, 14'12''
- Schovka / Hide N Seek, reż./dir. Barbora Halířová, Czechy/Czech Republic 2019, 6'55''
- Silence, reż./dir. Isis Leterrier, Francja/France 2019, 9'50''
- Still Alive, reż./dir. Dennis Tupicoff, Australia 2018, 5'52''
- Story, reż./dir. Jola Bańkowska, Polska/Poland 2018, 5'
- Suggestion of least resistance, reż./dir. Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot, Dania, Austria/Denmark, Austria 2019, 5'25''
- Sweet Sweat, reż./dir. Jung Hyun Kim, Estonia 2018, 6'13''
- The Levers, reż./dir. Boyoung Kim, Korea Płd./South Korea 2018, 9'25''
- The Lonely Orbit, reż./dir. Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard, Szwajcaria/Switzerland 2019, 9'20''
- The Physics of Sorrow, reż./dir. Theodore Ushev, Kanada/Canada 2019, 27'06''
- 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''
- Toiduahel / Food Chain, reż./dir. Liis Kokk, Mari Kivi, Estonia 2018, 8'30''
- Udahnut zivot / Imbued Life, reż./dir. Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson, Chorwacja/Croatia 2019, 12'15''
- Une famille dysfonctionnelle / A Dysfunctional Family, reż./dir. Alexandre Fatta, Kanada/Canada 2018, 5'20''
- Untravel, reż./dir. Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak Jr., Serbia, Słowacja/Serbia, Slovakia 2018, 9'25''
- Vitae Azilia, reż./dir. Joanna Wapniewska, Polska/Poland 2019, 7'14''
- West Question East Answer, reż./dir. Dal Park, UK 2018, 6'26''
- Who are you?, reż./dir. Julio Pot, Chile 2018, 13'28''
- Wieczór / Sunset, reż./dir. Marcin Giżycki, Polska/Poland 2019, 3'15''
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:
- A Life from Death/Elämä kuolemasta, reż./dir. Tuuli Teelahti, ELO Film School Helsinki, Finland/Finlandia, 20''07''
- A Siege/Ostrom, reż./dir. István Kovács, University of Theatre and Film Arts of Budapest, Hungary/Węgry, 23'21''
- A Waking/离思, reż./dir. Clare Chong, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore/Singapur, 16'36''
- Bitten/Ukąszenie, reż./dir. Helena Oborska, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Poland/Polska, 24'13''
- Blowing in the Wind/紙飛機, reż/dir. Zhuang Shitu, NTUA Deapratment of Motion Picture, Taiwan/Tajwan, 24'59''
- Bubble Gummed Girl/Kaugummiblase, reż./dir. Anja Gurres, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany/Niemcy, 25'12''
- Cows Can’t Swim/Kühe können nicht schwimmen, reż./dir. Jonas Möllmann, Fachhochschule Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany/Niemcy, 22'47''
- The Crossword/Krzyżówka, reż./dir. Jan Bujnowski, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Poland/Polska, 14'52''
- Dante vs Muhammed Ali, reż./dir. Marc Wagenaar, Nederlandse Filmacademie, Netherlands/Holandia, 28'11''
- Departures/Partenze, reż./dir. Nicolas Morganti Patrignani, Roma Film Academy, Italy/Włochy, 10'00''
- Fascinatrix, reż./dir. Justyna Mytnik, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Poland/Polska, 18'26''
- Heaven’s Meadow/Am Himmal, reż./dir. Magdalena Chmielewska, Filmacademie Wien, Austria/Austria, 29'56''
- JR, reż./dir. Nicolasa Ruiz, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico/Meksyk, 20'28''
- Last Call, reż./dir. Hajni Kis, University of Theatre and Film Arts of Budapest, Hungary/Węgry, 27'18''
- 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''
- Living it Up/Красиво жить, reż./dir. Yaroslav Lebedev, Moscow Film School, Russia/Rosja, 17'58''
- Lolo, reż./dir. Michał Piotrowski, Wydział Radia i Telewizji im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, Poland/Polska, 12'08''
- The Mammalian Reflex/El reflejo del mamífero, reż./dir. Flavia Martínez, Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Mexico/Meksyk, 27'25''
- 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''
- Pinky Promises/Das Mensch, reż./dir. Sophie Linnenbaum, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Germany/Niemcy, 16'55''
- Refuge, reż./dir. Federico Spiazzi, Columbia University, United States/Stany Zjednoczone, 9'54''
- Seeds of Deceit /Het Zaad van Karbaat, reż./dir. Miriam Guttmann, Nederlandse Filmacademie, Netherlands/Holandia, 21'22''
- Strawberry Boys, reż./dir. Michał Toczek, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Poland/Polska, 20'38''
- Till the End of the World/Tot het einde van de wereld, reż./dir. Florence Bouvy, Nederlandse Filmacademie, Netherlands/Holandia, 26'33''
- The Turtle Cave/Jaskinia żółwi, reż./dir. Klaudia Folga, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Poland/Polska, 20'33''
- The Weeping Woman/La Llorona, reż./dir. Rosana Cuellar, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany/Niemcy, 28'28''
- Who Sank Your Ships?/מה קרה ילדה? טבעו לך הספינות, reż./dir. Ella Kohn, Tel Aviv University, Israel/Izrael, 24'34 ''
- 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''
- Xiao Xian/小贤, reż./dir. Jiajie Yu Yan, Centro Internacional de Fotografía y Cine, Spain/Hiszpania, 17'06''
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
Publication coverEditors: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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)
- Professor Robert Sowa (Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland)
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.
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.
26th IFF Etiuda&Anima Poster
“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!
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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
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
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