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

Anima competition – list of selected films –…

Photo from the film Enough, dir. Anna Mantzaris, United Kingdom   We present a list of nominated films for the Anima Competition of the 25th Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival:

  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

Etiuda competition – list of selected films –…

Photo from the film Schoolyard Blues, dir. Maria Eriksson-Hecht, Sweden   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

10. KRAKOW SUMMER ANIMATION DAYS – Outdoor screenings…


26-29 July 2018, Mały Rynek, Kraków Outdoor screenings of the best animations from the last season FREE ENTRY FOR ALL SCREENINGS AND WORKSHOPS. THE FILMS HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Poster from 10. Krakow Summer Animation Days

The tenth edition of Krakow Summer Animation Days (26 - 29 July 2018) is an outdoor event organised by the ETIUDA&ANIMA Foundation for the Promotion of Artistic, Film and Audiovisual Culture in cooperation with the Krakow Festival Office. Over four evenings, animated films from such countries as Norway, Canada, Australia, Israel, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Denmark, France, the USA and Poland will be presented on Krakow’s Mały Rynek. We will have the chance to watch Oscar Nominated Shorts (short Oscar-nominated animated films), the best Slovakian animations (prepared by the Slovak Film Institute and Fest Anča International Animation Festival to mark the 25th anniversary of Slovakian Animation) and prizewinning animations from the following festivals: the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima (Poland), Anima - The Brussels Animation Film Festival (Belgium), the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France) and the Volda Animated Film Festival (Norway). We will also be screening some of the latest animated feature films, including an Oscar-nominated, hand-painted story of Van Gogh, Loving Vincent (dir. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman) and the story (created using puppet technology) of the most famous dog that flew into space – Laika (dir. Aurel Klimt). During Krakow Summer Animation Days, we will also be preparing animation workshops for children and music video workshops for young people (aged 13-18). Please feel invited!   26.07.2018 (Thursday) 9.30 p.m. Oscar Nominated Shorts 2017– Animated Films (54’) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Prize is one of the most prestigious distinctions in the film world. Over the last thirty years, the most important film industry representatives have never forgotten to honour the short film, such an important part of American and world cinema. The Ad Arte Foundation is the exclusive Polish distributor of two categories of Oscar Nominated Short – acted films and animated films. - Dear Basketball, dir. Glen Keane, USA 2017, 6’ - Garden Party, dir. Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon, USA 2016, 7’ - Lou, dir. Dave Mullins, USA 2017, 7’ - Negative Space, dir. Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata, France 2017, 5’ - Revolting Rhymes, dir. Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer, Great Britain 2017, 29 10.30 p.m. The Best of ANIMA 2017 (I) - International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland (81’55”) The programme of this festival, which has been organised in Krakow since 1994, focuses on student short films. Last year,, a new competition for the best Polish animation was organized. - Oh Mother!, dir. Paulina Ziółkowska, Poland 2017, 12’15” - Hedgehog’s Home, dir. Eva Cvijanovic, Canada 2017, 10’ - a photo of me, dir. Dennis Tupicoff, Australia 2017, 10’48” - A Love Letter to the One I Made Up, dir. Rachel Gutgarts, Israel 2017, 6’05” - The Junction – Chilly Gonzales&Peaches, dir. Patrick Doyon, Canada 2016, 4’42” - Notes on monstropedia, dir. Koji Yamamura, Japan 2016, 6’10” - Rabbit’s Blood, dir. Sarina Nihei, Great Britain 2017, 4’42” - Sog dir. Jonathan Schwenk, Germany 2017, 10’14” - 9 ways to Draw a Person, dir. Sasha Svirsky, Russia 2016, 6’29” - Nothing Happens, dir. Michelle, Uri Kranot, Denmark/France 2017, 11’50” 00.00 a.m. Best of Anima 2018 - Brussels Animation Film Festival, Belgium (60’) Anima, the International Animated Film Festival in Brussels, was founded in 1982 as a platform for the presentation of the best animated films from around the world. It enjoys the status of festival that qualifies films for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. - Fetch, dir. Denis Voronin, Russia 2016, 1’ - The Green Bird, dir. P. Perveyrie, M.Bougeois, M. Goalard, I.Nguyen-Duc, Q.Dubois, France 2017, 6'45'' - In a Nutshell, dir. Fabio Friedli, Joder von Rotz, Switzerland 2017, 5'48'' - Muteum, dir. Äggie Pak Yee Lee, Estonia, Hong Kong 2017, 4'10'' - Fruits of Clouds, dir. Katerina Karhankova, Czech Republic 2017, 10' - The Box, dir. E. Belrose, C. Favier, L. Lagillier, A. Mathé, J. Perrey, J.Rivet, France 2017, 6'59'' - Voyagers, dir. G.Ammeux, V. Baillon, B. Chaumény, A. Dumez, L. Finucci, M. Roger, France 2017, 7'33'' - Snack, dir. Burcu Sankur, Geoffrey Godet, France 2016, 0'59'' - The Hunt, dir. Alexey Alekseev, France 2016, 5'36’' - Plantae, dir. Guilherme Gehr, Great Britain 2017, 10'25’'   27.07.2018 (Friday) 9.30 p.m. - Loving Vincent, dir.  Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Poland/Great Britain 2017, 95’ (English subtitles) A biographical film about Vincent van Gogh that brings his paintings to life on the big screen, while simultaneously portraying a selection of dramatic episodes from the artist’s tempestuous life as well as his mysterious death. Every one of the 65,000 frames was hand-painted in oil on grounds. The project gathered together 125 professional painters from all over the world, who came to film studios in Poland and Greece to undertake this extraordinary task. 11.15 p.m. The Best of ANIMA and ANIMA.PL 2017 (II) - International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland (79’04”) - Negative Space, dir. Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata, France 2017, 5’30” - Delicatessen, dir.  Fenglin Chen, USA 2017, 4’40” - Impossible Figures and Other Stories II, dir. Marta Pajek, Poland 2016, 14’52” - Strange Case, dir. Zbigniew Czapla, Poland 2017, 13’30” - Mr. Miniscule and the Whale, dir. Andrzej Gosieniecki, Poland 2016, 9’ - Schroedinger’s Dog, dir. Natalia Krawczuk, Poland 2016, 8’50” - Forsaken Forest, dir. Anna Beata Barańska, Poland 2016, 9’39” - Super film, dir. Piotr Kabat, Poland 2016, 5’28” - Evening, dir.  Izabela Plucińska, Poland/Germany 2016, 2’30” - Z as in Puzzle, dir. Michał Socha, Poland 2017, 3’57” - Oh God, dir. Betina Bożek, Poland 2017, 3’48”   28.07.2018 (Saturday) 9.30 p.m. - Laika, dir. Aurel Klimt, Czech Republic 2017, 87’ Life is not easy for Laika, a dog living in the suburbs of a large Russian city. She was caught and forced to retrain as a pioneer astronaut. Shortly after her space voyage, she is followed by several other animals who are hurriedly launched into space from Houston and Baikonur. Puppet animation.

Frame from animation "Laika"

  11.00 p.m. The Best of Annecy 2018 – International Animation Film Festival, France (66’) This festival was launched in 1960. It is the oldest and largest festival in the world devoted to animation and acts as a point of reference for the whole animation milieu. The presented set of films include animations awarded prizes and commendations at this year’s festival. - Weekends, dir. Trevor Jiminez, USA 2017, 15’17” - Hybrids, dir. Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, France 2017, 6’22” - Egg, dir. Scarpelli Martina, Francja, Denmark 2018, 12’07” - Biciklisti/Cyclists, dir. Veljko Popovic, France 2018, 7’23” - Inanimate, dir. Lucia Bulgheroni, Great Britain 2018, 8’ - Barbeque, dir. Jenny Jokela, Great Britain 2017, 5’44” - Bloeistraat 11, dir. Nienke Deutz, Belgium 2018, 9’39”

Frame from animation "Biciklisti/Cyclists"

  00.15 a.m. Tribute to Yach Paszkiewicz and Polish Animated Music Videos (60’) Yach Paszkiewicz is the creator of more than four hundred music videos. He has worked with such artists as De Mono, Kult, Apteka, Maciej Maleńczuk, Wojciech Waglewski, Golden Life and Hey. He is the co-creator of the Yach Film Polish Music Videos Festival. The programme will include both music videos created during workshops led by Paszkiewicz and others created by the best directors of animated music videos.   29.07.2018 (Sunday) 9.30 p.m. Volda Animated Film Festival, Norway (60’) The Volda Animated Film Festival was created as a natural step towards expanding the international network of the academic community of a university in Volda, a small town in the Norwegian fjords that prides itself on being an academic centre that offers a media education programme that includes animation studies. The festival is organized by animation students and presents the best student films from Scandinavia and the Baltic States. - Janus, dir. Linda Fagerli Sæthren, Norway 2007, 8’02’’ - Sáiva, dir. Tuva Synnevåg, Norway 2009, 8’31’’ - But Milk Is Important, dir. Anna Mantzaris, Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen, Norway 2012, 10’38’’ - The End is Neigh, dir. Dag Ove Solaas, Tilda Krantz, Norway 2017, 6’58’’ - Mental You Can Be Yourself, dir. Anders Hesbøl, Norway 2016, 3’35’’ - Liv, dir. Sunniva Fluge Hole, Norway, Great Britain 2017, 3’57’’ - Less Than Human, dir. Steffen Bang Lindholm, Denmark 2016, 6’09’’ - Once in the Fields of Boredom, dir. Teele Strauss, Estonia 2017, 5’20’’ - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, dir. Riina Vilén, Finland 2017, 5’10’’ 10.30 p.m. Slovak Film Institute and the Fest Anča International Animation Festival – the 25th Anniversary of Slovakian Animation (76’) Slovakian animation has gone through turbulent times since 1993. However, the creation of the Department of Animation at the Academy of Performing Arts prevented the complete disintegration of the creative environment. During this groundbreaking period, a new generation of animators has emerged. An important role in the development of Slovakian animation was played by animated music video commissions. - A Ballad of Four Horses, dir. GraTex s.r.o., Slovakia 1995, 4’ - Steps, Jumps, Years... And the Last One Out Switches off the Light, dir. Katarína Kerekesová, Vanda Raýmanová, Slovakia 1995. 5’ - Glider, dir. Igor Derevenec, Juraj Krumpolec, Slovakia 1997, 4’ - Double Invention in A Minor, dir. Vladimír Král, Slovakia 1998, 2’ - In the Box, dir. Michal Stuss, Slovakia 1999, 6 - Lionardo Mio, dir. Ivana Šebestová, Slovakia 2004, 7’ - Viliam, dir. Veronika Obertová, Slovakia 2009, 7’ - tWins, dir. Peter Budinský, Slovakia 2011, 6’ - The Last Bus, dir. Ivana Laučíková, Martin Snopek, Slovakia 2011, 15’ - Pandas, dir. Matúš Vizár, Slovakia 2012, 11’ - Cowboyland, dir. Dávid Štumpf, Slovakia 2015, 5’   WORKSHOPS (FREE ENTRY): Animation workshops for children – led by Marta Skrocka and Cezary Skrocki When: 28 July (Saturday), two groups: 10 a.m. -1 p.m.; 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Where: National Museum – Szołayski House – a branch of the National Museum in Krakow, Plac Szczepański 9 Age range:  from 6 to 12 Number of places: from 10 to 12 Registration:   Music video workshops for young people – led by Aleksandra Wójcik and Izabela Sawicka. Artist: Adam “Wola” Wolski, Mamadou Góo Bâ When: 28-29 July (Saturday, Sunday), 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Where:  Szołayski House – a branch of the National Museum in Krakow, Plac Szczepański 9 Age range:  from 13 Number of places: 10-12 Registration:

We’re changing the name of the website and…

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[/caption] The Organizational Office of the Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival informs that on May 1, 2018 the address of the official website of the festival will change to In addition, on May 1, all email addresses of festival organizers will also change - the list is below: A list of new e-mail addresses to contact Etiuda & Anima:
Name and Surname Position New e-mail address
Bogusław Zmudziński Artistic Director
Katarzyna Surmacz Organizational Director
Marta Chwałek Organizational and Program Office, Etiuda Competition
Agnieszka Zając Organizational and Program Office, Anima.PL Competition
Mateusz Solarz Producer, Anima Competition
Ala Chmielewska Industry Events
Amelia Wichowicz PR Manager
Konrad Głąbek Department of Visitors
Best regards, Festival Organizational Office Etiuda&Anima

Call for entries for 25th International Film Festival…

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

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

Etiuda&Anima – see you next year!

24th edition of International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima is over. We will remember these six amazing days of festival, full of movie screenings, meetings with incredible guests, music and trade events and varied workshops.   On 21-26 November Etiuda&Anima made Cracow a Poland’s capital of cinema. The Festival was visited by many excellent guests, including Tony Palmer – a live legend of documentary about counter-culture of 60’s and 70’s, an outstanding camera operator – Slawimir Idziak, Oscar-nominated for Animated Short Film: Kōji Yamamura, Géza M. Tóth, Theodore Ushev, highly valued animation creators - Claudius Gentinetta i Svetlana Filippova, icon of Polish independent film and director Bodo Kox and many others. On Tuesday, the first day of Festival, we honoured the memory of distinguished animator and producer, Marek Serafiński, who passed away earlier this year. At the opening gala in the Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki we watched the latest Hieronim Neumann movie „The Elevator” and the full-lenght animation „Window Horses” by Canadian graphic artist Ann Marie Fleming. On Wednesday we enjoyed two music documentaries by Tony Palmer – “Bird on a Wire” and “The Beatles & World War II” – announced by the creator himself. We also watched the first screenings of Etiuda and Anima contests. National Film School in Lodz, last year’s winner of the Special Gold Dinosaur for the best film school, presented the short movies directed by the students. On the third day the series „Self-Portraits of Animation Authors” began with a meeting with Hungarian artist Géza M. Tóth. We also watched the first screening of the new contest – ANIMA.PL. We presented the documentaries directed by Herz Frank, outstanding Lativian documentary filmmaker, and full-lenght animations in Kijow Centrum: „Loving Vincent” (2017), „Ethel&Ernest” (2016), “Revengeance” (2016) and „In the Forest of Huckybucky” (2016). Thursday evening belonged to Tony Palmer – after „All my Loving” (1968) screening our guest was interviewed by Piotr Metz with live audience. On Friday Slawomir Idziak awarded the Special Gold Dinosaur for the outstanding artists and distinguished pedagogues. The ceremony was followed by the screening of „A Tale of Love and Darkness” directed by Natalie Portman with our Laureate behind the camera. We also enjoyed another meeting in the „Self-Portraits of Animation Authors” series with Claudius Getinetta, a Swedish artist. In the Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki the retrospective of Kōji Yamamura was preceded by a splendid dance and music performance by Japanese group Toranoko P.A.C. The fourth day of Festival ended with viewing of the Georges Méliès' silent movies with guitar accompaniment performer by Kuba Duda and the „Theatrum Magicum” (2017) directed by Marcin Giżycki.   On Saturday Svetlana Filippova presented her original workplace in „Self-Portraits of the Animation Authors”. We also presented the review of the avant-garde movies directed by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson. In Kijów Centrum we celebrated 25 editions of the International Animated Film Workshops. It was an occasion to present animations, that came into existence thanks to the initiative of Workshops. The last day of the Festival begin with the screening of the full-lenght animated movie for children „Richard the Stork” (2017). Then we watched ten movies that Janusz Korosadowicz selected from the laureates of last twenty editions of the Polish Amateur Animated Film Festival (OFAFA). On Sunday afternoon we watched the „Man with the Magic Box”, which was followed by meeting with Bodo Kox conducted by Lukasz Wojtusik. During the Closing of the Festival we got to know the winners of this year’s ETIUDA, ANIMA and ANIMA.PL competitons. The Golden Dinosaur for the best short film went to “Dregs” directed by Kordian Kądziela, the Golden Jabberwocky went to “Oh, Mother!” directed by  Paulina Ziółkowska, and the Golden Żmij went to “Impossible Figures and Other Stories II”  directed by Marta Pajek . The best film school of the Festiwal is Nederlandse Filmacademie.   For those who want to experience it all again – this year’s chronicle records are available on Etiuda&Anima youtube channel.   Thank you for being with us. See you next year!   25. edition of International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima will be organised 20-25 November 2018.  

Tłumaczenie: Angelika Harat

  Plakat 25. MFF Etiuda&Anima

25. IFF Etiuda&Anima new poster


We know verdict of 24th IFF Etiuda&Anima!

“Dregs” (dir. Kordian Kądziela) is the Winner of Golden Dinosaur, “Oh, Mother!” (dir. Paulina Ziółkowska) is the Winner of Golden Jabberwocky and “Impossible Figures and Other Stories II” (dir. Marta Pajek) is the Winner of Golden Żmij!   Nagrody   ETIUDA Competition In ETIUDA competition took part 32 students’ movies from 13 countries, selected from 1000 send. Jury (Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz – Chairwoman, Bodo Kox, Emi Buchwald, Tayfun Dalkılıç, Štepán Altrichter) honoured Golden Dinosaur and money award of 15 000 PLN movie “Dregs” (dir. Kordian Kądziela) because “Film dealing with the subject of loneliness in a concise manner with the use of comic means”. Silver Dinosaur went to “Beautiful Figure” (dir. Hajni Kis) for “the creation of a strong character of the female protagonist and the masterly acting”. Bronze Dinosaur was awarded to movie “ATTAK” (dir. Ruben Meier) for “the ironic clash of the world of violence with the world of media and Internet communication”. Jury of ETIUDA awards also prize of Special Golden Dragon for movie school, which sent the best set of movies for festival. This year for quality of presented movies were honoured Nederlandse Filmacademie. Jury members decided to give honour diplomas to films: “Our Own” (dir. Malu Janssen, Nederlandse Filmacademie), „In Love with Cinema” (dir. Ascar Nurakunuulu, Kırgızistan-Turkiye Manas Universitesi), „My Memorial Day” (dir. Daniella Meroz, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem). The Great Underestimated, Award of the Artistic Director Bogusław Zmudziński, went to “Symbiophony” (dir. Eugeniusz Pankov). Students’ jury also announced its verdict – Monika Szydłowska, Luiza Wesołowska, Wojciech Świątek awarded short movie „ATTAK” (dir. Ruben Meirer). In their turn representatives of International Federation of Movie Discussion Clubs (Konrad Domaszewski, Gunter Lange, Tariq Porter) gave Don Kichot award to „Millimeterle” (dir. Pascal Reinmann) and the special mention to “Dregs” (dir. Kordian Kądziela). The audience award winner is short movie “Dog Meat” (dir. Ksenia Tischenko). Award for the best cinematography for the students from the countries of the Visegrad Group (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary) in the form of in-kind contribution of 5 000 PLN funded by Heliograf company went to “Beautiful Figure” (dir. Hajni Kis).     ANIMA Competition In the ANIMA competition 69 movies from 30 countries were rivalising (to selection came as much as 1433 movies), made by both students and already awarded creators. By decision of jury composed of: Piotr Dumała (Chairman), Theodore Ushev, Lucija Mrzljak, Gunnar Strøm, Andrea Martignoni, winner of competition and Golden Jabberwocky and 15 000 PLN became a movie “Oh, Mother!” (dir. Paulina Ziółkowska) for “its minimalistic charm, inventive composition of the frame and significant message”. Silver Jabberwocky went to the animation “Hedgehog’s Home” (dir. Eva Cvijanovic) for “technically perfect and brave interpretation of a timeless story”. Bronze Jabberwocky went to „A Photo of Me” (dir. Dennis Tupicoff) for “balanced craftsmanship in storytelling”. Special Golden Jabberwocky and 2000 PLN for best student animated short movie was presented to “A Love Letter to the One I Made Up”, (dir. Rachel Gutgarts). Honour distinctions went to films: „The Junction – Chilly Gonzales & Peaches” (dir. Patrick Doyon), „Notes on Monstropedia” (dir. Kōji Yamamura), „Rabid’s Blood” (dir. Sarina Nihei), Sog (dir. Jonathan Schwenk), „9 Ways to Draw a Person” (dir. Sasha Svirsky). The Great Underestimated went to “Nothing Happens” (dir. Michelle and Uri Kranot). Students’ jury (Michalina Mosurek, Katarzyna Kuca, Sandra Pasławska) awarded “Negative Space” by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, audience gave a prize to a film “Delicatessen” (dir. Fengling Chen).     ANIMA.PL Competition And in the ANIMA.PL competition 43 movies from Poland were rivalising (to selection came as much as 100 movies). By decision of jury composed of: Jerzy Kucia (Chairman), Andrzej Orzechowski, Piotr Młodożeniec, Bernard Genin, Hubert Sielecki, winner of competition and Golden Żmij and 5 000 PLN became a movie “Impossible Figures and Other Stories II” (dir. Marta Pajek). Silver Żmij went to the animation “Strange Case” (dir. Zbigniew Czapla). Bronze Żmij went to “Mr. Miniscule and the Whale” (dir. Andrzej Gosieniecki). Special Golden Żmij and 2000 PLN for best student animated short movie was presented to “Schroedinger’s Dog” (dir. Natalia Krawczuk). Honour distinctions went to: Anna Beata Barańska for „Forsaken Forest”, Piotr Kabat for „Super Film”, Izabela Plucińska for „Evening”. The Great Underestimated went to “Z as in Puzzle” (dir. Michał and Kuba Socha). ASIFA Poland Award and Students Jury Award (in composition: Kaja Sulima, Marzena Pitek, Anna Waćkowska) went to Piotr Kabat for „Super Film”. Audience gave a prize to a film “Oh Jesus” (dir. Betina Bożek).      

Closing gala

24th edition of the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima is coming to an end. We invite you for the festival’s Closing Gala that will be followed by an award ceremony and screenings of the winning films.       The last day of the Etiuda&Anima festival will end with an exciting evening. It will start at 8 p.m. in Kijów Centrum with the grand Closing Gala, during which the winners of the ETIUDA Competition, ANIMA Competition and our first ANIMA.PL Competition will be announced. During this year’s edition of the festival, 32 films from all over the world entered the competition for the Golden, Silver and Brown Dinosaur (ETIUDA) and as many as 69 filmmakers competed for the Golden, Silver and Brown Jabberwocky (ANIMA). 43 Polish animated films qualified for ANIMA.PL competition for the Golden, Silver and Brown Żmij. In addition, the best film school will be awarded with the Special Golden Dinosaur and the best animated student etude will receive the Special Golden Jabberwocky. Apart from the prestigious diplomas, the winners will be also granted financial prizes. The artistic director of the festival, Bogusław Zmudziński, will give a personal award – the Great (Under)Estimated – for a film of his choice. Selected films will also receive the Audience Award and the Student Jury Award.   The awarded films will be screened during the Gala after the award ceremony. A pool of tickets for the Closing Gala is also available to the viewers. You are more than welcome to attend!   Tłumaczenie: Kinga Ostapińska     Closing of the Festival Presentation of the awards and screening of awarded films 26th  November (Sunday), 08.00 pm. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room      

Jurors of the Etiuda&Anima 2017 Contests

We introduce the jury members of the Festival’s competitions. The experts are going to choose the winners of ETIUDA, ANIMA and ANIMA.PL.    Spotkanie z Jury     The ETIUDA 2017 Competition Jury  

  • Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz – chairwoman of the jury, one of the most highly esteemed Polish documentary filmmakers, a director and a scriptwriter who also makes feature films and television plays
  • Štepan Altrichter – a director, he got his diploma in directing from two film schools: Prague’s FAMU and HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg.
  • Emi Buchwald – a director, laureate of the Etiuda competition Grand Prix – Golden Dinosaur at the last year’s edition of IFF Etiuda&Anima in Krakow
  • Tayfun Dalkılıc – a director and academician,  graduated from Anadolu University, Cinema and Television Department.
  • Bodo Kox – a director, a scriptwriter and an actor by profession, one of the major representatives of the Polish off-cinema
  The ANIMA 2017 Competition Jury  
  • Piotr Dumała – chairman of the jury, one of the most internationally known Polish animation authors
  • Andrea Martignoni – a performer, sound designer and a historian in animation
  • Lucija Mrzljak – Croatian animation film director and illustrator, based in Estonia
  • Gunnar Strom – professor emeritus at Volda University College on the western coast of Norway
  • Theodore Ushev – a director of animated films, his “Blind Vaysha” (2016) was nominated for an Oscar for the Best Animated Short
  The ANIMA.PL 2017 Competition Jury  
  • Jerzy Kucia – chairman of the jury, one of the major representatives of the world-renowned Polish school of animation
  • Andrzej Orzechowski – a scriptwriter and director, he has been working for the Animated Film Studio in Bielsko-Biała
  • Bernard Genin – a film journalist, an art teacher
  • Piotr Młodożeniec – a visual artist, poster designer, painter, graphic designer and illustrator
  • Hubert Sielecki – a versatile artist and an experimental author who produces films, designs advertising posters, makes large format and experimental colour photography

A meeting with Bodo Kox

On Sunday, the last day of the Etiuda&Anima Festival, we present you with a great oppurtunity: a screening of the latest Bodo Kox' movie, "The Man with the Magic Box" - a haunting futuristic love story. It will take place at the Kijow Centrum and after the screening, there will be a meeting with the director himself, the great Bodo Kox.    Czlowiek z magicznym pudelkiem   “The Man with the Magix Box” (“Człowiek z magicznym pudełkiem”, 2017) is the second, after “Girl from the Closet” (“Dziewczyna z szafy”, 2012), professional film made by the ex-leader of the Polish off-cinema. Extraordinary comedy about time travel and love able to cross any borders of time and space. Warsaw, 2030. It might seem that for Adam his best tomorrow happened yesterday... Suffering from amnesia of unknown origin, the protagonist needs to start everything from scratch. He changes apartments and starts work in a corporation. At work he meets an attractive Goria, by whom he is deeply enchanted. At first the girl resists his courtship, claiming stubbornly that he is not her type. However, when the romance develops, the young man makes a discovery. In his new apartment he finds an old radio still broadcasting programs from 1950s. As it turns out, the radio also emits waves enabling teleportation. During one of his time travels, Adam „gets stuck” in 1952. Goria, worried about her sweetheart’s absence, sets out on a fascinating, but dangerous mission to get him back.   The film screening will be followed by Bodo Kox’s meeting with the audience led by Łukasz Wojtusik.   26th November (Sunday), 05.00 pm. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room Special Guest – Bodo Kox Meeting with Bodo Kox led by Łukasz Wojtusik      

Janusz Korosadowicz’s ten

On the last day of the 24. IFF Etiuda&Anima Janusz Korosadowicz – founder and president of Polish Amateur Animated Film Festival (OFAFA) – is going to present outstanding pieces, that were awarded by the jury of the Festival over the previous 20 years.    Świteź

Still from animation "The Lost Town of Świteź", dir.: Kamil Polak

  By coming to the screening this Sunday at 2:00PM in the Large Screening Room of Kijów. Centrum every watcher should consider the risk of being shot… with questions. Ten selected movies are not a coincidence. Each one of them makes us stop and think, asks questions that are hard to ignore. – What is the point of having money? – Who am I at this moment? – What is freedom? – Where is the line between reality and fiction in my life? – Is it possible to get back things that are already gone? – What does „best solution” mean? – What is the proportion of other people and my own personality in me? – Is it possible to be a plain scarecrow in Poland? – Why does an evil have to exist? – What do I need the „golden castles” for? Ten movies – All This Dough (dir. Tomasz Głuc, 1995), Barber (dir. Robert Sowa, 1997), Man and Bread (dir. Ryszard Czekała, 1997), Fairy Tale Images (dir. Marek Skrobecki, 1998), Tuning the Instruments (dir. Jerzy Kucia, 2000), Of the Quarrel of All Quarrels (dir. Zbigniew Kotecki, 1999), Refrains (dir. Wiola Sowa, 2007), Witness 1919-2004 (dir. Krzysztof Kiwerski, 2008), The Lost Town of Świteź (dir. Kamil Polak, 2010), The Rolling Stones (dir. Krzysztof Kiwerski, 2013) – ten questions which the viewers are going to face. The arches you get depends on what kind of target you are.  

Patrycja Skoczylas

Tłumaczenie: Angelika Harat   10/20/70 or 10 films selected by Janusz Korosadowicz from among the animations awarded during 20 editions of All-Poland Original Animated Film Festival (OFAFA) in years 1993 – 2015 26th November (Sunday), 02.00 pm. Kijów Centrum –  Large Screening Room      

Views of Svetlana Filippova

This Saturday Svetlana Filippova – Russian artist – will honour with her presence 24. IFF Etiuda&Anima. We will have an opportunity to see the world with her own eyes in the meeting of the „Self-Portraits od Animation Authors” series.    Where dogs die

Still from animation „Where dogs die”, dir.: Svetlana Filippova

  Filipova creates extraordinary animations from an ostensibly ordinary point of view. It seems that there is nothing valuable in what a child or an animal has to say. However, she decides to use their point of view to tell the story. This way of presenting makes the viewers see much more. The world functioning according to its own simple rules seen with the eyes of little Sarah (Sarah’s Tale, 2006). Family relations and the pain of the longing in Where dogs die (2011), where the protagonist is a dog. Results of the combination of love, politics and human fates shown in Three Love Stories (2007) from the point of view of tenderhearted poet and in Brut (2014)  depicting the Prague Ghetto through the eyes of a dog. Seemingly infantile contents is completed with aesthetics of Svetlana’s works – she works with simple forms – child drawings and sand painting.   The participants of the meeting are going to have an opportunity not only to talk with the artist, but also try to take and understand her point of view during the live show of sand-painted movie creation.

Patrycja Skoczylas

Tłumaczenie: Angelika Harat   Self-Portraits of Animation Authors (III) – Svetlana Filippova 25th November (Saturday), 05.30 pm. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room      

25 editions of the International Animated Film Workshops

Many well-known and esteemed animation artists from around the world, i.a. our this year’s Self-Portraitists – Géza M. Tóth, Claudius Gentinetta and Svetlana Filippova – participated in the International Animated Film Workshops that took place in Kraków and Lanckorona. The workshops are run by prof. Jerzy Kucia from the very beginning and each edition is highlighted by visits of outstanding artists, pedagogues, critics and film theorists.    Printed Rainbow

Still from animation "Printed Rainbow", dir. Gitanjali Rao

  The International Animated Film Workshops (originally named the Krakow Animated Film Workshops) were founded in 1996 by Myriam Prongue from Pro Helvetia East/West Foundation, prof. Jerzy Kucia, who was at that time leading the Animated Film Studio at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts, and Bogusław Zmudziński, the Director of the International Film Festival Etiuda. In the first three years the workshops took place twice a year in Krakow, starting from 1999, however, once a year only, usually around the time of Etiuda Festival. Since many years the workshops, which take place in September in Lanckorona, have been organized by the Association of Authors of Animated, Experimental and Video Film STUDIO A and a German partner DIAF – Deutsches Institut Fur Animationsfilm. At present the organization of workshops is financially supported also by: the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Polish Film Insititute, the City of Krakow and Polish Filmmakers Association. From their very beginnings, the artistic leader of the International Animated Film Workshops has been prof. Jerzy Kucia. The International Animated Film Workshops in Krakow is an artistic event and undertaking responding to the needs and expectations of contemporary art and its creators, especially the artists of younger generations. Young animation authors prepare and develop concepts for their films under guidance of esteemed experts from Poland and abroad. They consult their artistic projects and gain practical skills. In principle the AFW are more like master workshops than a form of school education. – the workshops intend to help in shaping artistic personalities of their participants, defining the artistic idea of a film and film language further, as well as preparing film for production. Such activities support young authors and their artistic development. The workshops create conditions to prepare and elaborate projects and initiate their production and distribution. I have been leading the workshops from their very beginnings in 1996, deciding about their formula and direction of evolution determined by everchanging conditions and development of technology. I have a pleasure of inviting some of the most outstanding animation authors and professionals to act as guest pedagogues and collaborate and share their experience, artistic ideas and skills with the workshops’ participants. Among them there have so far been: Otto Alder, Gil Alkabetz, Ernst Ansorge, Zenon Balcer, Rolf Bachler, Giannalberto Bendazzi, Walerian Borowczyk, Frank Braun, Suzanne Buchan, Andriej Chrzanowski, Oksana Czerkasowa, Lutz Dammbeck, Jean Marie Demeyer, Anzhelika Dementyeva, Borivoj Dovnikovič Bordo, Paul Driessen, Piotr Dumała, Andre Eckardt, David Ehrlich, Hedda Gehm, Witold Giersz, Marcin Giżycki, Felix Gonnert, Martina Groser, Rolf Hofmann, Andreas Hykade, Piotr Kamler, Mirosław Kijowicz, Max Knoth, Ralf Kukula, Anri Kulev, Michał Krajczok, Raimund Krumme, Gillian Lacey, Jan Lenica, Caroline Leaf, Tadeusz Lubelski, Claude Luyet, Jurate Leikaite, Joško Marusič, Barbel Neubauer, Christine Panushka, Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz, Izabela Plucińska, Břetislav Pojar, Jonas Raeber, Nadja Rademacher, Marjut Rimminen, Raoul Servais, Hubert Sielecki, Jan Švankmajer, Georges Schwizgebel, Daniel Szczechura, Nicole Salomon, Roze Stiebra, Jonas Raeber, Gabor T. Steisinger, Sabine Scholze, Otto Sacher, Lutz Stutzner, Anna Taszycka, Zbigniew Żmudzki.

Jerzy Kucia

  25th November (Saturday), 08.00 pm. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room      

Feature animated films

We invite you to Kijów Centrum for Saturday's screenings of full - time animations from last season: „Ethel & Ernest”, „Loving Vincent”, „Revengeance”.   „Ethel & Ernest” Ethel & Ernest A film based on a well-known book for children by British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs. Roger Mainwood, one of the top animators of Great Britain, made a hand-drawn animated film which succeeds in recreating the spirit of the story and illustrations by Briggs, both in terms of their colours and structure. “Ethel and Ernest” tells the humorous and heart-warming story of Briggs’ own parents – a milkman Ernest and a lady’s maid Ethel, two ordinary Londoners living in a highly stratified society. The film follows their lives from their first chance meeting in 1928, through the birth of their son in the beginnig of 1930s, to their deaths, within months of each other, in 1971. It also depicts, through Ethel and Ernest’s eyes, all the most defining moments of the first half of the 20th century: the Great Depression, World War II, post war austerity, cultural enlightenment of the 1960s and landing on the Moon. The couple shared 40 years of love, common life and tea drinking. Mainwood’s animation is a tribute to ordinary people in extraordinary times. The author gained his experience at London Animation Studio TVC where he worked on numerously awarded animated films: “The Snowman” (based on Brigg’s story, too), “Father Christmas” and “When the Wind Blows”. His animation for children titled Meg and Mog was nominated for BAFTA Children’s Awards. When working on Ethel and Ernest, he was joined by the international team of talents including such widely acknowledged actors who dubbed the film’s main title characters as Oscar winner Jim Broadbent and Brenda Blethyn.   Ethel & Ernest Director: Roger Mainwood, Great Britain 2016, animation, 94 min.   25th November (Saturday), 01.00 pm. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room     „Loving Vincent” Loving Vincent / Loving Vincent The most renowned film of the season advertised as the world’s first fully painted animated feature film. The work, which was inspired by more than 120 Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, is composed of 65 000 frames in oil paints on canvas board painted by 125 artists faithfully reproducing Van Gogh’s expressive painting style and later animated with 12 frames per second. Made as a crime story with its plot based on the artist’s letters to his brother Theo, the film poses a question about the reasons for van Gogh’s premature death. Armand Roulin, a son of a postman Joseph Roulin, is talking with characters from van Gogh’s famous paintings and trying to solve the mystery of death of the outstanding painter whose art remained unappreciated during his life time. “Loving Vincent” (“Twój Vincent”) was made by a Polish and British directing duo: Dorota Korbiela, a painter and film director, and Hugh Welchman, a film producer who was responsible for the production of the Oscarwinning “Peter and the Wolf” by Suzie Templeton. In Polish version of the film the characters are dubbed by, among others: Jerzy Stuhr, Danuta Stenka, Olga Frycz, Zofia Wichłacz i Robert Więckiewicz. The film received the audience award at the film festival in Annecy in 2017 and attracted a lot of attention of distributors from all over the world right after its premiere. Loving Vincent Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Poland/Great Britain 2017, animation, 91 min.   25th November (Saturday), 03.00 pm. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room     „Revengeance” Rod Rosse ”The One Man Posse”, a bounty hunter, gets entangled in a web of danger when he takes on a job from a U.S. senator named ”Deathface”. His task is to kill a girl who has stolen some parcel. Bill Plympton, a 70-year old king of independent animation who was nominated for Oscar for his films Your face and Guard dog joined forces with Jim Lujan, a talented underground artist of the young generation. The result of this collaboration – Revengeance, is a powerful satire and a pin-sharp comedy whose style refers to underground comic books from the 1960s and 70s. Revengeance is Plympton’s eighth feature animated film and the first one upon which he collaborated with another artist. This collaboration may not have happened, though. The story goes that Lujan gave Plympton a DVD with his film during Comic Con in San Diego. The animation veteran did what he usually does with all the gifts he receives from young animation authors – he put the disc on a shelf. It stayed there until one lazy, rainy afternoon when Plympton finally watched Lujan’s DVD and immediately fell in love with the young animator’s style. Both artists undoubtedly share similar stylistics, sense of humour and artistic sensitivity. There are definitely more similarities than differences between them. As a result, the duo have created a grotesque image of the U.S. which at times seems to be surprisingly valid. Lujan and Plympton complete each other – Lujan’s crazy characters together with his dynamic and jumbled plots perfectly supplement Plympton’s visual ingenuity in deforming reality.   Revengeance Directors: Bill Plympton, Jim Lujan, USA 2016, animation, 75 min.   25th November (Saturday), 10.00 pm. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room      

The Themersons – the art of life

On Saturday there will be a screening of the Themersons’ films.  The couple’s work largely contributed to the film avant-garde movement which took place in the first half of the 20th century. We invite you to Pauza in Garden as well where you can see an exhibition called “Franciszka and Stefan Themerson. The urge to create visions – scene 5”.   Stefan Themerson i język   ‘Nature gave us vocal chords but neglected to give us a light-producing organ. We had to build it ourselves: The projective luminiferous eye.’

Stefan Themerson, The Urge to Create Visions

  „The Adventures of a Good Citizen” (1937) This film was lost during the war. One print was found somewhere near Moscow and sent to the Film Archive in Warsaw. The print was old and badly battered. Hence the quality of the present reduction from the original 35mm to 16mm is not perfect. But it could have been worse. There are two sentences spoken in Polish. At the beginning the CARPENTER shouts to one of the two men with a wardrobe: ‘The sky won’t fall in if you walk backwards!’ This is overheard (over the telephone) by THE GOOD CITIZEN (a civil servant) who also decides to try walking backwards. In the street, he collides with TWO MEN WITH THE WARDROBE, and now it is he and one of the other two who carry the wardrobe backwards out of the town and into the forest. A group of people (representing a cross-section of society) march with banners to protest against walking backwards. Inscriptions on the banners read: DOWN WITH WALKING BACKWARDS! THE SKY WILL FALL IN! FORWARD MARCH, EVERYBODY! The Polish words appearing at the end of the film mean: ONE MUST UNDERSTAND THE METAPHOR, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. — S.T.   „Calling Mr Smith” (1943) In 1938 Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, leading figures in Polish avant-garde cinema, left Warsaw for Paris. In 1942 they came to England and worked for the rest of the war in the Film Unit of the Polish Ministry of Information and Documentation in London. “Calling Mr Smith”, made in 1943, calls on ‘Mr Smith’ to support the war effort as an anti-fascist struggle, illustrating its appeal with examples of Nazi oppression in Poland.   „The Eye& The Ear” (1937) Four types of visual interpretation of four songs by Karol Szymanowski, Polish words by Julian Tuwim.   There will also be a screening of two documentary movies about the Themersons:   „Stephan + Franciszka” (1975, dir. Tomasz Pobóg-Malinowski) Author of a film presents the Themersons and their artistc output. It is the only documentary film made during the artists’ lives. „Stefan Themerson and Language” (1976, dir. Erik van Zuylen) The film is an attempt at providing the explanation of the idea of semantic poetry. Its protagonist is Stefan Themerson, a poet. A detective (K. Schippers) is leading an investigation on this unusual poetry genre and its author. A docudrama in which the author acquaints the audience with some of the concepts of Stefan Themerson’s philosophy of la anguage by means of a dialogue. The film makes use of fragments of a novel ”Bayamus” (1945).     25th November (Saturday), 08.00 pm. Malopolska Garden of Arts – Small Screening Room   Exhibition “Franciszka and Stefan Themerson. The urge to create visions – scene 5” The exhibition presents the film output of Franciszka and Stefan Themerson, the most important representatives of the film avantgarde of 1930s and 1940s. The exhibition comprises photograms and collages (made since 1928) from which it all started.   2-30 November 2017 Pauza In Garden, 12 Rajska Street