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
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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
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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”.

Passes for the 25th IFF Etiuda&Anima

Passes for the 25th 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. The festival starts in less than a month! Plakat 25. MFF Etiuda&Anima  

Prices of passes for the 25th IFF Etiuda&Anima November 20-25, 2018

Regular pass price - 79 PLN Student pass price - 59 PLN Pre-sale prices (22nd October – 14th November 2018) More about the price list of tickets and passes  http://etiudaandanima.pl/en/practical/tickets-and-passes-2018/ Tickets available on the website Bilety24

Jan Švankmajer – artist of the 25th Anniversary…

Jan Švankmajer Jan Švankmajer needs no introduction among the audience of Etiuda&Anima. His work has been with us since the third edition of the Festival in 1996, when a retrospective of his films was held, accompanied by an exhibition of his art entitled “Touch, Arcimboldo, Vanitas”. In the years that followed, we have regularly revisited the Czech artist’s work, showing each of his subsequent feature-length films: “Conspirators of pleasure”, “Little Otik”, “Lunacy”, and “Surviving Life”. Furthermore, in 2010, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASIFA (the International Animated Film Association), the Festival held a special poll of best animated shorts created since the establishment of the Association, as selected by 25 experts from 18 countries. Among the 852 submitted films, Švankmajer’s animation “Dimensions of Dialogue” (1982) was the winner. The Czech surrealist’s work has therefore been with us for virtually the whole quarter of a century. That is why, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Festival, we present this great subverter of cinema and art (animation in particular) with the statuette of a Special Golden Jaberwocky – an award whose name echoes both Lewis Carroll’s fantastic creature and the title of one of the most well-known films by the Czech master. The award ceremony will be accompanied by the screening of 10 shorts by Švankmajer, as selected by Bogusław Zmudziński, the Artistic Director of the Festiwal, as well as by the presentation of the artist’s latest feature-length film “Insects”. Additionally, an exhibition “Dimensions of Dialogue. Between Film and Fine Arts”, organized on the occasion of the publication of the artist’s monograph of the same title (published in Prague and edited by Bertrand Schmitt and František Dryje), will be held at Małopolski Ogród Sztuki (MOS).

Anima 2018 competition: films by Grand Prix Winners…

The 25th edition of Etiuda&Anima will abound in special attractions and jubilee surprises. One of them will be included in the programme of this year’s ANIMA competition. 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.

The Battle of San Romano
Illustration: “The Battle of San Romano” – dir. Georges Schwizgebel
  1st competition screening – opening and closing with films by Grand Prix winners: “The Subject” – dir. Patrick Bouchard (Grand Prix ANIMA 2012: “Bydlo”) “The Battle of San Romano” – dir. Georges Schwizgebel (Grand Prix ANIMA 2015: “Erlking”) Patrick Bouchard (born 1974) – a Canadian animator and film director, a graduate of arts and film at Québec University. Triple winner of a prestigious Jutra Award for best animated film. In his works he employs ready-made objects and various modelling materials. Georges Schwizgebel (born 1944) – a Swiss animator and film director, who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Geneva. In 1971 he founded Studio GDS, devoted to production and direction of animated films. His works are characterized by intricate painterly form and sophisticated representation of movement.   2nd competition screening:  “Mitya's Love” – dir. Svetlana Filippova (Grand Prix ANIMA 2014: “Brutus”) Svetlana Filippova (born 1960) – a Russian animated film director, a graduate in philology at the Kazakh State University. In 1997 she has completed The High Course for scriptwriters and film directors held by the acclaimed Russian animators: Fedor Khitruk, Yuriy Norshtein, Eduard Nazarov and Andrey Khrzhanovsky. She also participated in one of the editions of the International Animated Film Workshop in Kraków. Her films have won her numerous awards, both in Russia and abroad.   3rd competition screening: “Bless you!” – dir. Paulina Ziółkowska (Grand Prix ANIMA 2017: “O Mother!”/“O Matko!”) Paulina Ziółkowska (born 1988) – a filmmaker from Wrocław; she studied art history at the University of Wrocław as well as graphic design at the Academy of Art and Design in the same city. She is currently continuing her studies in animation and special effects at the Polish National Film School in Łódź.   4th competition screening: “Selfies” – dir. Claudius Gentinetta (Grand Prix ANIMA 2010: “Sleep”) Claudius Gentinetta (born 1968) – a Swiss filmmaker who studied graphic design and animation in Lucerne, Liverpool and Kassel. In 1995 he came to Kraków on a yearly scholarship. He participated in one of the editions of the International Animated Film Workshop in Kraków. Apart from working as an animator and director, he is a graphic designer and a comic artist.   5th competition screening: „III” – dir. Marta Pajek (Grand Prix ANIMA 2011: “Sleepincord”/“Snępowina”) Marta Pajek (born 1982) – originally from Kielce, she lives and works in Kraków. A director of animated films, graphic designer, painter and video artist. A graduate of the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where she studied at the Animated Film Studio headed by Professor Jerzy Kucia. She also participated in a traineeship under the tutorship of eminent Estonian filmmaker Priit Pärn at the Turku Arts Academy in Finland.   6th competition screening: “The Eyeless Hunter. A Khanty Story” – dir. Priit Pärn and Olga Pärn (Priit Pärn is a Grand Prix winner of the first ANIMA competition in 2005, for “Karl and Marilyn”). Priit Pärn (born 1946 in Tallinn, Estonia) is one of the most renowned animated film directors in the world. His films have received numerous awards at many prestigious festivals. He currently works with his wife, Olga Pärn. He teaches at the Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland) as well as at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

The Competitions: Etiuda, Anima, Anima.PL

We already know all the films which have qualified to compete in Etiuda&Anima Festival’s three categories. In the ETIUDA competition, 35 student films from 15 countries (chosen from 1351 submitted) will be evaluated by the jury chaired by Janusz Kondratiuk. In this category, five film schools (from Spain, Israel, Germany, Poland and Hungary) will compete for the title of Best Film School of the Festival’s 25th edition. The international contest ANIMA will include as many as 61 short animated films, selected out of 1900 submissions. Contenders will be judged by the jury led by the Dutch filmmaker Paul Driessen. The third competition, ANIMA.PL, which is being held for the second time, will include 40 Polish animated films (out of 100 submissions), which are to be evaluated by the jury chaired by Hieronim Neumann.

Still from Animation "The Box", dir. Dušan Kastelic

Etiuda Competition

We present a list of nominated films for the Etiuda Competition of the 25th Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival:
  1. Abu Adnan/Adnan’s Father, reż./dir. Sylvia Le Fanu, 18 Frames – Den fynske filmskole, Dania/Denmark, 25:13
  2. Adosados/Attached, reż./dir. Borja Álvarez, Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid, Hiszpania/Spain, 09:48
  3. Aquariummann/Aquarium Man, reż./dir. Matthias Wissmann, Hochschule Offenburg, Niemcy/Germany, 27:08
  4. Badylok, reż./dir. Karolina Kłapkowska, Wydział Radia i Telewizji Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach, Polska/Poland, 10:23
  5. Bonobo, reż./dir. Zoel Aeschbacher, Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne, Szwajcaria/Switzerland, 18:23
  6. Casting, reż./dir. Katarzyna Iskra, Gdyńska Szkoła Filmowa, Polska/Poland, 20:00
  7. Czarnobóg/The Blackgod, reż./dir. Grzegorz Paprzycki, Wydział Radia i Telewizji Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach, Polska/Poland, 29:59
  8. Desvelo/Sleepless, reż./dir. Juan Pablo Polanco Carranza, Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid, Hiszpania/Spain, 7:53
  9. Domashnee Video/My Home Video, reż./dir. Andreas Boschmann, Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Niemcy/Germany, 29:00
  10. El Sol De Ipanema/The Sun of Ipanema, reż./dir. Victor Vicente, Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid, Hiszpania/Spain, 15:00
  11. Entschuldigung, Ich Suche Den Tischtennisraum und Meine Freundin/Excuse Me, I'm Looking for the Ping-Pong Room and my Girlfriend, reż./dir. Bernhard Wenger, Filmakademie Wien, Austria/Austria, 23:11
  12. Enyhén sós/Mildly Salty, reż./dir. Zoltán Nagy, Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem, Węgry/Hungary, 23:55
  13. Fast Alles/Almost Everything, reż./dir. Lisa Gertsch, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Szwajcaria/Switzerland, 24:43
  14. Fifo, reż./dir. Sacha Ferbus, Jeremy Puffet, Institut des Arts de Diffusion, Belgia/Belgium, 12:47
  15. Freibadsinfonie/Blue Summer Symphony, reż./dir. Sinje Köhler, Filmakademie Baden Württemberg, Germany/Niemcy, 29:03
  16. Heimat, reż./dir. Emi Buchwald, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi, Polska/Poland, 24:12
  17. Huidzeer/Skinache, reż./dir. Jos van Meerveld, Nederlandse Filmacademie, Holandia/Netherlands, 11:57
  18. Je suis un monstre/I am a Monster, reż./dir. Tanguy De Donder, Haute Ecole Libre de Bruxelles – Ilya Prigogine, Belgia/Belgium, 17:18
  19. Kötött pálya/Bond, reż./dir. Bernadette Mayer, Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem, Węgry/Hungary, 19:14
  20. Last Respect, reż./dir. Reut Dagbar Agami, Tel Aviv University, Izrael/Israel, 25:11
  21. Légmell/Collapsed Lung, reż./dir. Ambrus Fatér, Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem, Węgry/Hungary, 26:54
  22. Love Immigrant, reż./dir. Adi Toledano, Ori Netterman, Tel Aviv University, Izrael/Israel, 21:44
  23. Mulini a vento/Windmills, reż./dir. Simone Spampinato, Rome University of Fine Arts, Włochy/Italy, 17:12
  24. Obeleženi/Marked, reż./dir. Jovan Dopudj, Akademija Umetnosti Beograd, Serbia/Serbia, 10:47
  25. Om en Måned/In a Month, reż./dir. Jonas Kærup Hjort, Den Danske Filmskole, Dania/Denmark, 30:00
  26. Pablo, reż./dir. Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento, Institut des Arts de Diffusion, Belgia/Belgium, 16:05
  27. Parents, reż./dir. Evgeniy Shemanov, Russian State University of Cinematography, Rosja/Russia, 27:53
  28. , reż./dir. Sophia Bösch, Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Niemcy/Germany, 30:00
  29. Rien ne va plus, reż./dir. Sophie Linnenbaum, Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Germany/Niemcy, 15:01
  30. Shelly, reż./dir. Shahar Cohen, Tel Aviv University, Izrael/Israel, 10:59
  31. Skolstartssorg/Schoolyard Blues, reż./dir. Maria Eriksson-Hecht, Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola, Szwecja/Sweden, 16:37
  32. Staś, reż./dir. Jeremi Dobrzański, AMA Film Academy, Polska/Poland, 11:05
  33. Super Estrela Prateada/Super Silver Star, reż./dir. Leonardo Branco, Instituto De Comunicação E Artes Una, Brazylia/Brazil, 28:02
  34. Tama/The Dam, reż./ dir. Natalia Koniarz, Wydział Radia i Telewizji Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach, Polska/Poland, 22:18
  35. Verão Saturno/Summer Saturn, reż./dir. Mónica Lima, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, Niemcy/Germany, 30:00
Nominated schools:
  1. Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid
  2. Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
  3. Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem
  4. Tel Aviv University
  5. Wydział Radia i Telewizji Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach

Anima Competition

  1. 一坨糟/ A Mess, Reż./dir. Jia Yu Guo, Taiwan 2018, 5:46, S
  2. About a Woman Who Wanted To Fly Away, Reż./dir.Sasha Svirsky, Russia 2018, 7:44
  3. An Island, Reż./dir. Rory Byrne, Ireland 2017, 12:51
  4. Animal Behaviour, Reż./dir. Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada 2018, 14:00
  5. America, Reż./dir. Nadav Arbel, Israel 2018, 15:22
  6. A Table Game, Reż./dir. Nicolás Petelski Mesón, Estonia 2017, 3:53 S
  7. Augenblicke / A Blink of an Eye, Reż./dir. Kiana Naghshineh, Germany 2018, 3:55 S
  8. Bloem/ Flower Found, Reż./dir. Jorn Leeuwerink, Netherlands 2017, 6:46, S
  9. Briljantsuse Demonstratsioon Neljas Vaatuses / A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts, Reż./dir. Morten Tšinakov and Lucija Mrzljak, Estonia 2018, 15:03
  10. CEVA, Reż./dir. Paul Mureșan, Romania 2018, 8:46
  11. Circuit, Reż./dir. Delia Hess, Switzerland 2018, 8:41
  12. Clapotis / Ripple, Reż./dir. Mor Israeli, France 2017, 4:13 S
  13. Coffee Break, Reż./dir. María Cristina Pérez and Mauricio Cuervo Rincón, Colombia 2017, 9:00
  14. Colaholic, Reż./dir. Marcin Podolec, Poland 2018, 11:00
  15. Dacha, Aliens, Cucumbers, Reż./dir. Ekaterina Mikheeva, Russia 2018, 2:00, S
  16. Dreamland, Reż./dir. Mirai Mizue, France 2018, 4:45
  17. Domestic Bees, Reż./dir. Alexanne Desrosiers, Canada 2017, 1:56, S
  18. Duchařina / Ghostory, Reż./dir. Alžběta Göbelová, Czech Republic 2017, 9:39 S
  19. Elegy, Reż./dir. Paul Bush, United Kingdom/Switzerland 2017, 6:00
  20. Enough, Reż./dir. Anna Mantzaris, United Kingdom 2017, 2:19 S
  21. Elektrikadiena / Electrician’s Day, Reż./dir. Vladimir Leschiov, Latvia 2018, 8:44
  22. Figury niemożliwe i inne historie III / Impossible Figures and other stories III, Reż./dir. Marta Pajek, Polska 2018, 12:00
  23. (Fool time) JOB, Reż./dir. Gilles Cuvelier, France 2017, 16:35
  24. Freaks of Nurture, Reż./dir. Alexandra Lemay, Canada 2018, 6:28
  25. Fuse, Reż./dir. Shadi Adib, Germany 2018, 7:18 S
  26. Helix, Reż./dir. Károly 'Kása' Papp, Hungary 2018, 5:23
  27. Herman Brown is Feeling Down, Reż./dir. Dan Castro, United Kingdom 2018, 6:05 S
  28. I’m OK, Reż./dir. Elizabeth Hobbs, United Kingdom/Canada 2018, 6:00
  29. In between the walls of perception / Między ścianami percepcji, Reż./dir. Pablo M. Ballarin, Estonia 2018, 3:45 S
  30. Irma, Reż./dir. Alejo Schettini and Germán Tejeira, Urugay 2017, 5:40
  31. Kwadratura koła / Squaring the Circle, Reż./dir. Karolina Specht, Polska 2018, 5:00 S
  32. La bataille de San Romano / The Battle of San Romano Reż./dir. Georges Schwizgebel, Switzerland 2017, 2:26
  33. Labirynth, Reż./dir. Stepan Koval and Oleksandr Kolodii, Ukraine 2017, 8:03
  34. La femme canon / The Cannonball Woman, Reż./dir. Albertine Zullo and David Toutevoix, Switzerland/France/Canada 2017, 14:25
  35. Le Chat qui pleure/The Cat’s Regret, Reż./dir. Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, France 2018, 8:37
  36. Le sujet / The Subject, Reż./dir. Patrick Bouchard, Canada 2018, 10:00
  37. Living Like Heta, Reż./dir. Bianca Caderas, Isabella Luu and Kerstin Zemp, Switzerland 2017, 6:12 S
  38. Los Aeronautas / The Aeronauts, Reż./dir. León Fernández, México 2016, 11:00
  39. Maasikaõgijad/Strawberry Eaters, Reż./dir. Mattias Mälk, Estonia 2018, 14:39
  40. Manivald, Reż./dir. Chintis Lundgren, Estonia 2017, 13:00
  41. Митиналюбовь/ Mitya’s Love, Reż./dir. Svetlana Filippova, Russia 2017, 14:04
  42. Monologue with Lynsey Addario, Reż./dir. Sashko Danylenko, USA 2017, 2:30
  43. Mutueum, Reż./dir. Äggie Pak Yee Lee, Estonia 2017, 4:10 S
  44. Muzicke Traume/Musical Traumas, Reż./dir. Miloš Tomić, Serbia 2018, 10:26
  45. Na zdrowie! / Bless you!, Reż./dir. Paulina Ziółkowska, Polska 2018, 4:45 S
  46. Nachtmahr/Nightmare, Reż./dir. Ana Maria Angel, Germany 2017, 7:12, S
  47. Panta Rhei, Reż./dir. Wouter Bongaerts, Belgium 2018, 10:14
  48. Past is Growing, Reż./dir. Dea Jagić, Croatia 2018, 8:15
  49. Raymonde oul'évasion vertical / Raymonde or the Vertical Escape, Reż./dir. Sarah Van Den Boom, France 2018, 16:36
  50. Rok Reż./dir. Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska, Polska 2018, 11:40
  51. Roues Libres / Free Wheels, Reż./dir. Jacinthe Folon, Belgium 2017, 3:36, S
  52. Säen/Sowing, Reż./dir. Maryna Miliushchanka, Germany 2018, 7:24, S
  53. Selfies, Reż./dir. Claudius Gentinetta, Switzerland 2018, 3:40
  54. She, Reż./dir. Shengwei Zhou, China 2018, 11:00, S
  55. Silmadeta Jahimees. HandiLugu / The Eyeless Hunter. A Khanty Story, Reż./dir. Priit Pärn and Olga Pärn, Estonia 2016, 3:48
  56. Spell of the West, Reż./dir. Sam Lane, USA 2018, 7:12, S
  57. Tend, Reż./dir. Tom Judd and Ed Barrett (Animade), United Kingdom 2018, 8:16
  58. The Box, Reż./dir. Dušan Kastelic, Slovenia 2017, 12:12
  59. The Northeast Kingdom, Reż./dir. Alan Jennings, USA 2017, 7:49 S
  60. The Pigeon, Reż./dir. Elizabeth Kazanjian, USA 2018, 2:47, S
  61. Whiteland, Reż./dir. Ira Elshansky, Russia 2018, 6:43

Anima.PL Competition

We present a list of nominated films for the Anima.PL Competition of the 25th Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival:
  1. III, reż./dir. Marta Pajek, prod. Animoon, Polska/Poland 2018, 12:00
  2. Arka Noego / Noah's Ark, reż./dir. Adam Zienowicz, prod. Studio Munka, Polska/Poland 2017, 7:00
  3. Bałuty, reż./dir. Daniel Baum, prod. Daniel Baum, Polska/Poland 2017, 3:40
  4. Bernard, reż./dir. Anna Oparkowska, prod. Grupa Smacznego, Polska/Poland 2017, 6:10
  5. Biurko dziadka Stanisława / Grandpa's desk, reż./dir. Daria Kopiec, prod. Ośrodek "Pogranicze - sztuk, kultur, narodów", Polska/Poland 2017, 2:13
  6. Błoto / Mud, reż./dir. Alicja Błaszczyńska, prod. FUMI Studio, Polska/Poland 2018, 12:32
  7. Chrystus Narodu / Christ of Nation, reż./dir. Ewa Drzewicka, prod. Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie, Polska/Poland 2018, 9:10
  8. Chwast / Thicket, reż./dir. Adrianna Matwiejczuk, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2017, 4:10
  9. Colaholic, reż./dir. Marcin Podolec, prod. Yellow Tapir Films, Polska/Poland 2018, 11:00
  10. Demony / Demons, reż./dir. Aleksandra Kryger, prod. Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu, Polska/Poland 2018, 3:20
  11. Dziadek / Grandpa, reż./dir. Marcjanna Urbańska, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2017, 3:28
  12. Ecce / This, reż./dir. Paweł Pauksztełło, prod. Paweł Pauksztełło, Polska/Poland 2018, 3:23
  13. Entropia / Entropy, reż./dir. Marcin Arcimowicz, prod. AKRF Fosa, Polska/Poland 2018, 1:32
  14. Forma Naturalna / Natural Form, reż./dir. Agnieszka Konarska, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2017, 4:48
  15. Gdzie rodzi snu / Where dreamon be confinded, reż./dir. Grzegorz Bugaj, prod. Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie, Polska/Poland 2018, 4:28
  16. Inny / The Other, reż./dir. Marta Magnuska, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2018, 4:47
  17. JustiFitness, reż./dir. Justyna Pazdan, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2017, 7:43
  18. Kwadratura koła / Squaring the circle, reż./dir. Karolina Specht, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2018, 4:50
  19. Miazmat, reż/dir. Klaudiusz Wesołowski, prod. Platige Image, Polska/Poland 2018, 4:07
  20. Mieszczanie / Townspeople, reż./dir. Aleksandra Kryger, prod. Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu, Polska/Poland 2018, 2:30
  21. Mój Franciszek / My Franciszek, reż./dir. Katarzyna Krystyna Pieróg, prod. Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu, Polska/Poland 2018, 5:00
  22. Na zdrowie! / Bless you!, reż./dir. Paulina Ziółkowska, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2018, 4:45
  23. Nastroje / Moods, reż./dir. Maćko Sławuski, prod. Slawus Polonus Pikczers, Polska/Poland 2017, 4:59
  24. Nie masz dystansu / You are overreacting, reż./dir. Karina Paciorkowska, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2017, 3:57
  25. Nowy dzień / A new day, reż./dir. Katarzyna Krystyna Pieróg, prod. Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu, Polska/Poland 2017, 7:15
  26. Oblivion, reż./dir. Magdalena Kufel, prod. Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Katowicach, Polska/Poland 2018, 4:19
  27. Przebudzenie / Awakening, reż./dir. Julia Benedyktowicz, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2017, 4:32
  28. Refleksy / Reflections, reż./dir. Paulina Koniuk-Fonżychowska, prod. Akademia Sztuki w Szczecinie, Polska/Poland 2018, 2:18
  29. Rok / A Year, reż./dir. Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska, prod. Serafiński Studio, Polska/Poland 2018, 11:40
  30. Room, reż./dir. Michał Socha, prod. Piotr Szczepanowicz, Jakub Karwowski, Polska/Poland 2018, 6:00
  31. Samotność / Loneliness, reż./dir. Betina Bożek, Igor Kawecki, prod. Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie, Polska/Poland 2017, 8:24
  32. Się zjada / Eatself, reż./dir. Edyta Adamczak, prod. Animaso Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska, Polska/Poland 2018, 13:51
  33. Smakosz / Connoisseur, reż./dir. Daria Godyń, prod. Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie, Polska/Poland 2017, 6:19
  34. Świat, który uleciał na grzbiecie krowy / A World That Flew Away On The Back Of A Cow, reż./dir. Wojciech A. Hoffmann, prod. Studio Munka, Polska/Poland 2018, 7:00
  35. Take Your Time, reż./dir. Daria Rzepiela, prod. Daria Rzepiela, Polska/Poland 2017, 3:07
  36. TeBelgeza / The TeBelgeza, reż./dir. Tessa Was, prod. Studio Munka, Polska/Poland 2018, 3:20
  37. The Game, reż./dir. Natalia Oliwiak, prod. Natalia Oliwiak, Polska/Poland 2017, 8:00
  38. Wełniaki / Woolworld, reż./dir. Joanna Polak, prod. Joanna Polak, Polska/Poland 2018, 10:00
  39. What Man Creates, reż./dir. Kamil Wójcik, prod. Kamil Wójcik, Polska/Poland 2018, 3:21
  40. Żubr Pompik odc. Do góry nogami / Pompik episode: Upside down, reż./dir. Andrzej Piotr Morawski, prod. EGoFILM, Polska/Poland 2017, 7:00

The Special Golden Dinosaur for Ewa Braun

During the 25th edition of IFF Etiuda&Anima, the Special Golden Dinosaur (a honorary award for the remarkable filmmaker and distinguished teacher) will be presented to Ewa Braun–a renowned Polish set decorator and costume designer, an Oscar winner for the set decoration in Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List”. Ewa Braun The Special Golden Dinosaur is an annual award presented at the Etiuda&Anima festival to significant filmmakers and exceptional teachers. This year, the honorary award will be given to Ewa Braun, an acclaimed film scenographer and a lecturer at the Faculty of Stage Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and at the Lodz Film School, where for many years she has held a “Workshop in scenography, costume design and makeup”. Ewa Braun was born in Kraków. She graduated in art history at the University of Warsaw. In 1970 she began working on film and television productions, notably as a costume designer. She contributed scenography and costume design to numerous Polish films by such directors as: Andrzej Wajda (Holy Week), Wojciech Has (An Uneventful Story, Write and Fight), Janusz Majewski (Jealousy and Medicine, Hotel Pacific, H.M. Deserters, The Gorgon Case, Królowa Bona), Krzysztof Zanussi (Illumination, Camouflage, Spiral), Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa) and Tadeusz Konwicki (Lava: A Tale of Adam Mickiewicz’s ‘Forefathers’ Eve’), among others. In 1994, along with Allan Starski, she has been awarded an Oscar for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration for “Schindler’s List” by Steven Spielberg. Ewa Braun and Allan Starski Ewa Braun is a member of American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and of Polish Film Academy. She lectures at the Faculty of Stage Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and at the Lodz Film School (PWSFTviT). In 2014 she was decorated with a Gloria Artis Golden Medal of Merit in the Service to Polish Culture (“Zasłużony Kulturze Gloria Artis”) as well as with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for “outstanding contribution to Polish culture, achievements in artistic and creative work, and social activity”.

Etiuda&Anima 2018 – the Festival promo spot

Autumn has begun, which means that Etiuda&Anima is drawing near. In order to make your waiting time more pleasant, we would like to present to you our new promotional spot, created exclusively for the 25th anniversary of the event. Its authors are Kaja Renkas and Iwona Pomianowska. The video, created on the basis of a poster by Kaja Renkas, draws inspiration from “Renaissance”, a 1964 animated film by Walerian Borowczyk. 

Official Poster of the 25th International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima Plakat 25. MFF Etiuda&Anima
 
The promo spot for Etiuda&Anima 2018:
  About the authors: Kaja Renkas - a graduate in Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. She has graduated with honours at Prof. Waldemar Węgrzyn’s workshop in 2004. Since 2011 she has been employed at the Institute of Fine Arts of the University of Silesia, Cieszyn branch, where she defended her doctoral thesis in 2010. She’s taken part in the most important international poster events, notably in Warsaw, Bolivia, Teheran, Lahti, Toyama and Moscow. She has received numerous awards and honourable mentions; her works are featured in various museum and private collections. Apart from having taken part in multiple joint exhibitions all over the world, she has also had individual exhibitions, both in Poland and abroad. Iwona Pomianowska - designer (specializing in motion and information design), film director, psychologist and lecturer at the University of Warsaw, the Lodz Film School and the University of Silesia, at the faculty of Video Games and Virtual Space Design. She is also a member of the advisory board of Museum Leuven and a researcher combining the disciplines of cognitive psychology and media design on both theoretical and practical level (she has completed her PhD in psychology at the Trinity College Dublin and obtained the title of Master of Fine Arts and Information Design at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels). For anyone interested in learning the inspiration behind the poster and the spot video for the 25th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, here’s the link to the animated film “Renaissance” by Walerian Borowczyk („Renaissance”, 1964, France, 10 min):

Anima.PL competition – list of selected films –…

Photo from the film Christ of Nation, dir. Ewa Drzewicka, Poland

We present a list of nominated films for the Anima.PL Competition of the 25th Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival:

  1. III, reż./dir. Marta Pajek, prod. Animoon, Polska/Poland 2018, 12:00
  2. Arka Noego / Noah's Ark, reż./dir. Adam Zienowicz, prod. Studio Munka, Polska/Poland 2017, 7:00
  3. Bałuty, reż./dir. Daniel Baum, prod. Daniel Baum, Polska/Poland 2017, 3:40
  4. Bernard, reż./dir. Anna Oparkowska, prod. Grupa Smacznego, Polska/Poland 2017, 6:10
  5. Biurko dziadka Stanisława / Grandpa's desk, reż./dir. Daria Kopiec, prod. Ośrodek "Pogranicze - sztuk, kultur, narodów", Polska/Poland 2017, 2:13
  6. Błoto / Mud, reż./dir. Alicja Błaszczyńska, prod. FUMI Studio, Polska/Poland 2018, 12:32
  7. Chrystus Narodu / Christ of Nation, reż./dir. Ewa Drzewicka, prod. Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie, Polska/Poland 2018, 9:10
  8. Chwast / Thicket, reż./dir. Adrianna Matwiejczuk, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2017, 4:10
  9. Colaholic, reż./dir. Marcin Podolec, prod. Yellow Tapir Films, Polska/Poland 2018, 11:00
  10. Demony / Demons, reż./dir. Aleksandra Kryger, prod. Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu, Polska/Poland 2018, 3:20
  11. Dziadek / Grandpa, reż./dir. Marcjanna Urbańska, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2017, 3:28
  12. Ecce / This, reż./dir. Paweł Pauksztełło, prod. Paweł Pauksztełło, Polska/Poland 2018, 3:23
  13. Entropia / Entropy, reż./dir. Marcin Arcimowicz, prod. AKRF Fosa, Polska/Poland 2018, 1:32
  14. Forma Naturalna / Natural Form, reż./dir. Agnieszka Konarska, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2017, 4:48
  15. Gdzie rodzi snu / Where dreamon be confinded, reż./dir. Grzegorz Bugaj, prod. Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie, Polska/Poland 2018, 4:28
  16. Inny / The Other, reż./dir. Marta Magnuska, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2018, 4:47
  17. JustiFitness, reż./dir. Justyna Pazdan, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2017, 7:43
  18. Kwadratura koła / Squaring the circle, reż./dir. Karolina Specht, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2018, 4:50
  19. Miazmat, reż/dir. Klaudiusz Wesołowski, prod. Platige Image, Polska/Poland 2018, 4:07
  20. Mieszczanie / Townspeople, reż./dir. Aleksandra Kryger, prod. Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu, Polska/Poland 2018, 2:30
  21. Mój Franciszek / My Franciszek, reż./dir. Katarzyna Krystyna Pieróg, prod. Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu, Polska/Poland 2018, 5:00
  22. Na zdrowie! / Bless you!, reż./dir. Paulina Ziółkowska, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2018, 4:45
  23. Nastroje / Moods, reż./dir. Maćko Sławuski, prod. Slawus Polonus Pikczers, Polska/Poland 2017, 4:59
  24. Nie masz dystansu / You are overreacting, reż./dir. Karina Paciorkowska, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2017, 3:57
  25. Nowy dzień / A new day, reż./dir. Katarzyna Krystyna Pieróg, prod. Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu, Polska/Poland 2017, 7:15
  26. Oblivion, reż./dir. Magdalena Kufel, prod. Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Katowicach, Polska/Poland 2018, 4:19
  27. Przebudzenie / Awakening, reż./dir. Julia Benedyktowicz, prod. PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland 2017, 4:32
  28. Refleksy / Reflections, reż./dir. Paulina Koniuk-Fonżychowska, prod. Akademia Sztuki w Szczecinie, Polska/Poland 2018, 2:18
  29. Rok / A Year, reż./dir. Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska, prod. Serafiński Studio, Polska/Poland 2018, 11:40
  30. Room, reż./dir. Michał Socha, prod. Piotr Szczepanowicz, Jakub Karwowski, Polska/Poland 2018, 6:00
  31. Samotność / Loneliness, reż./dir. Betina Bożek, Igor Kawecki, prod. Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie, Polska/Poland 2017, 8:24
  32. Się zjada / Eatself, reż./dir. Edyta Adamczak, prod. Animaso Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska, Polska/Poland 2018, 13:51
  33. Smakosz / Connoisseur, reż./dir. Daria Godyń, prod. Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie, Polska/Poland 2017, 6:19
  34. Świat, który uleciał na grzbiecie krowy / A World That Flew Away On The Back Of A Cow, reż./dir. Wojciech A. Hoffmann, prod. Studio Munka, Polska/Poland 2018, 7:00
  35. Take Your Time, reż./dir. Daria Rzepiela, prod. Daria Rzepiela, Polska/Poland 2017, 3:07
  36. TeBelgeza / The TeBelgeza, reż./dir. Tessa Was, prod. Studio Munka, Polska/Poland 2018, 3:20
  37. The Game, reż./dir. Natalia Oliwiak, prod. Natalia Oliwiak, Polska/Poland 2017, 8:00
  38. Wełniaki / Woolworld, reż./dir. Joanna Polak, prod. Joanna Polak, Polska/Poland 2018, 10:00
  39. What Man Creates, reż./dir. Kamil Wójcik, prod. Kamil Wójcik, Polska/Poland 2018, 3:21
  40. Żubr Pompik odc. Do góry nogami / Pompik episode: Upside down, reż./dir. Andrzej Piotr Morawski, prod. EGoFILM, Polska/Poland 2017, 7:00