Polish royal eagles from the soviet watches /…

Desecration or patriotic individualism?


23. International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima and Pauza In Garden have the pleasure of inviting you to a unique exhibition of Marian Cholerk's “Polish Royal Eagles from the Soviet Watches”.

In addition to the Polish Royal Eagles built from the Soviet watches, the exhibition will also feature still frames from Marian Cholerek's films. Everyday at 7:00 pm there will be a screening of the artist's animations from the cycle “Only for adults”.

Press interview (PL): http://www.2bstyle.pl/ludzie/359-polskie-orly-z-radzieckich-zegarkow


Marian Cholerek was born in Bielsko-Biała in 1946. He is a director, screen play writer and author of artistic designs for animated films. He attended the School of Art Technique. In 1969 he started work in the Animated Film Studio in Bielsko-Biała, first as a phase designer, and later as an animator. In 1973 he had his directing debut. His output includes original adult films (for example Tomorrow, awarded in Poland and abroad, The Shooting Range, The Ploughman and Departing Flights), many episodes of the popular children`s series (Rex, Bolek and Lolek, Professor Sponge`s Expedition and other), music videos (for example It`s getting darker by Maanam, Love always wins and Something`s wrong by Shakin` Dudi) as well as commercials. He runs his own Studio M in Bielsko-Biała. He has been awarded many prizes at festivals (Oberhausen, Tehran, Bratislava, Krakow and Lodz, among others). He has been realizing his original idea of reliefs with surfaces decorated with watch movements, including the so-called chronometric eagles, which he gives to personages he holds in high regard.

Pauza In Garden, Kraków Małopolska Garden of Arts (MOS), Rajska 12 5 – 27 November 2016

Opening of the exhibition – 5 November, 6:00 pm Closing of the exhibition  – 24 November, 8:00 pm FREE ENTRY


Creative power of women at ETIUDA&ANIMA

We are happy that during this year’s edition of the festival we will be able to showcase the works of so many female artists.


Photo from the film  “Homestatements”

The guest of Etiuda&Anima is, again, Signe Baumane – queen of the independent female animation, an audience’s favourite and a colourful figure of the New York artistic bohemia. Baumane will tell us about remarkably rich and thriving animation scene in New York and meet the festival goers and Cracovian students during the screenings of her full-length “Stones in my pockets”.

Another important spot on the map of the festival’s attractions is a screening of “Turbulent Times, Familiar Places” from Tricky Women, the international festival organised in Wien, which is the first (and, so far, the only) artistic event in the world fully dedicated to the animation films created by women.

We would like to emphasize the participation of women-directed films in the festival’s competitions. A significant part of the films qualified for the ANIMA Competition come from female filmmakers, including as many as six from Poland: Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, Kamila Sosnowska, Marta Magnuska, Agnieszka Waszeniuk, Wiola Sowa and Marta Pajek. In the ETIUDA Competition we will see the films of thirteen female directors, including two Poles – Klara Kochańska (“Tenants”) and Izabela Kiszczak (“Say It Again, Grandad”)



Signe Baumane invites the festival’s participants to the series of talks on the phenomenon of the New York independent animation scene – “Avoid Eye Contact”. Each of the three lectures will be illustrated by the artist’s favourite films.

“If you can’t come to New York, then New York will come to you! These three programmes show some of the best New York animated shorts created in the last 20 years. This is a unique chance to experience the mindset and lifestyle of New Yorkers and the city itself. These shorts will make you laugh and cry, and we hope that you will leave the screenings feeling inspired to make a film on your own.”

Signe Baumane

Avoid Eye Contact I 24 November (Thursday), 5:30 PM Małopolska Garden of Arts – Small Room

Avoid Eye Contact II 25 November (Friday), 6:00 PM Małopolska Garden of Arts – Small Room

Avoid Eye Contact III 26 November (Saturday), 7:30 PM Małopolska Garden of Arts – Small Room




Photo from the film  “Rocks in my pockets”

Signe Baumane will be also present at the screening of “Rocks in my pockets” which is her “crazy search for a common sense”. This animation is based on Baumane's family story. It is a tale of five women from one family, including the director herself, who struggle with depression and madness.  “Rocks in my pockets” was selected as the Latvian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 2015. We invite you for a Q&A session after the screening.

Rocks in my pockets 25 November (Friday), 8:00 PM Kijów Centrum – Main Room



The Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, which aims to bring the general public’s attention to the female filmmaking and its promotion around the world, joined forces with the Tricky Women Festival. This collaboration led to the idea of a film programme that would present the most interesting achievements in the field of female animation. Its latest edition is called “Turbulent Times, Familiar Places” and gathers a series of excellent animated productions from eminent Austrian female filmmakers. This selection should raise viewers' awareness of how much it is still to discover in the field of female animation.



Photo from the film  “Shut up moon”

"Turbulent Times, Familiar Places" assembles contemporary works of Austrian female animation filmmakers and offers an insight into the various techniques and work processes with which the artists shift the attention to relevant and unprecedented topics, such as the question of where and why you feel at home (“Homestatements”) or what it is like to arrive in a new city where interpersonal relationships have to be established first (“Shut up moon”). Among other films selected for the programme are: a mystical city observation where discarded objects get a chance for a second life (“Taipei Recyclers”), animations about the greed with which both the social and ecological consciousness is shifted from communality to singularity (“Princess Disaster Movie”, “YachaY”), films full of biographical details (“Garten & Schnaps”), stories about effects of boredom and (the lack of) opportunities on the periphery (“Ginny”) or about what happens when a woman takes her life into her own hands (“Two Melons - Birth of an artist”). The programme also includes films about the un/predictability of love around the globe and in the neighborhood (“Follow you”, “Der Verliebte Koch”) as well as stories exploiting minimalistic forms by using excessive sound (“Three suns”) or challenging the mechanisms of cinema and its perception (“Machine”).

Turbulent Times, Familiar Places - Tricky Women Festival presents Austrian female animations 24 November (Thursday), 9:00 PM Małopolska Garden of Arts – Small Room

Truth of picture at Etiuda&Anima 2016

Nowdays documentary has its renaissance. Makers turn gladly to reality and reach for documentary forms. During this year’s edition of festival we will be able to meet with different examples of new documentary in movie world.


10 found footage of 5 authors in choice of Maciej J. Drygas 

In age of omnipresent digitalization and backing from common use of film reel, interest in carrier is growing. Attention of artists concentrate not only at content of recording, but also on materiality of movie carrier. That returns movie reel its value and meaning, cause old movie rels often hide forgotten secrets which disappear with them without return.

Maciej J. Drygas, great Polish documentalist, presents his choice of ten movies found footage, which will resurrects archive pictures. Found footage is a technic using making new movie from compilation of existing movie materials. Author of review himself was Rusing this metod as one of firsts.


In programme we will see movies by Bill Morrison, American artist Rusing technic found footage: „Decasia”, that is visual experiment based on old falling apart movie reels from age of silent cinema, also „The Great flood”, „Light Is Calling”. There will be presentation of documentaries from Soviet Union – „The Beginning”, „The Inhabitants” and „Our Century” by Artavazd Peleshian, and „Blocade” by Siergiej Loznica from 2006.  We will screen also Dutch found footage: „Mother Dao, The Turtlelike” by Vincent Monnikendam, “ The Danube Exodus” and “Maelstrom – A Family Chronicle” by Péter Forgács.

This will be brillant occasion to see unique recycled movies.

10 found footage of five authors in choice of  Maciej J. Drygas

Małopolski Ogród Sztuki – Small Screnning Room November 23rd (Wenesday) 21.00 – „The Danube Exodus” November 25th (Friday), 19.15 – „Blocade” November 25th (Friday), 20.30 – „Light is Calling”,  „The Great Flood” November 26th (Saturday), 18.00 – „The Beginning”, „The Inhabitants”, „Our Century” November 26th (Saturday), 21.00 – „The Maelstrom” – A Family Chronicle”

Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room November 26th (Saturday), 16.00 –  „Decasia” November 27th (Sunday) 14.00 – „Mother Dao, the Turtlelike”


Hitler’s Folly

Mockumentaries are fiction pretending to be documentary movie. This game with truth of ten is in form of satire or parody. „Hitler’s Folly” by Bill Plympton is humouristic story of life and dreams of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. Movie tells about unfulfilled carrier of Hitler as animator, who wanted to create place similiar to Disneyland, called Naziland.


Basing at information that Hitler wanted to be a painter and also gossips that he loved Disney’s „Snow White and seven dwarves” Plympton presents secret history of Third Reich in which supposed to be created four-hour animated saga “ Die Nibelungen” with ….. a cartoon duck. “Hitler’s Folly” shows, what could happen if artistic carrier of Hitler went different way and – instead of becoming cruel dictator – he would became animation maker with position similar to Walt Disney.

November 27th (Sunday), 18.00 Kijów Centrum – Large Screnning Room


Uri Kranot presents animated documentaries from around the world

Uri Kranot is an author and direktor of movies and animations awarded all around the Word. Till now he got more  than 30 international awards. He conducts master courses around the World, and retrospectives of his movies were presented among others at Paris’s Forum des Images in 2009. His newest movie „Hollow Land” was on short list of candidates for Oscar.

Uri Kranot is also passionate about animated documentary movies. He the main tutor and content supervisor of AniDox:Lab, programme with goal is to intitiating and developing cooperatopn between makers of documentaries and animations and supporting them in realisation of together projects.


During Festival Etiuda&Anima he will present most interesting animated documents from around the Word. In programme there will be movies from United Kingdom („Laying bare”, „Centerfold”, „Through The Hawthorn”), USA („Love In The Time Of March Madness”, „King Tervuren”), Sweden („Stillborn”), France („Salers”), Germany („The Bear”), Netherlands („Mister Sand”), Denmark („How Long, Not Long”), Norway („We Will Arrive Tommorow”).

November 26th (Saturday) 20.15 Małopolski Ogród Sztuki – Large Screening Room


Portrait of Michaël Dudok de Wit

Guest of this year’s editio of Festival is accomplished animation maker Michaël Dudok de Wit, Oscar Winner for Best Animated short – movie in 2001 („Father and daughter”). Dutchman will present secrets of his workshop in Autoportraits of Animation Makers, and we will present his full – time debute – animation “Red turtle”, which wasa created with cooperation of Japanease studio Ghibli.


On this occasion we invite you for screening of „The Longing of Michaël Dudok de Wit", which shows animators’ crew under command of Dudok de Wit working at “Red Turtle”. This making-off show process of ma king movie and craft and perfection of its author, one of the biggest masters of now-days animation.

November 25 (Friday) 15.00 Kijów Centrum – Small Screeening Room

ETIUDA&ANIMA musically

Six days of the festiwal means not only movie projections, meetings with authors and workshops. Etiuda&Anima offers you also great music events that you can find in this year’s programme. May the energy of ambicious pop, masterful jazz and crazy hip-hop carry you away.


„Bovska is not just a person, she’s a personality! Appealing, intriguing, surprising, soothing and working like a good black coffee. You can’t describe her in several words, she needs to by listened to, listened into and completely devoted to.” – that’s what Bovska’s fans say about her.


Bovska, alias Magda Grabowska-Wacławek was born in 1985 in Warsaw. She graduated from The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music and Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Aside from composing her own songs she also happened to write music for a string orchestra and for animated movies. About herself she says: “Ideator of songs that meander with music and lyrics. She breaks through the reality, even though sometimes she loses focus. Dreaming of a matchbox overlooking the clouds smelling like soil.”

Bovska’s song “Kaktus” were used in TV series “Druga szansa”.

November 22nd (Tuesday), 9:00 PM Małopolski Ogród Sztuki – Large Hall



Nik Phelps and Stanisław Sławiński Quintet are going to accompaniate contemporary animated movies.

Nik Phepls doesn’t need to be introduced. Outstanding american saxist, who worked with such personalities as Frank Zappa, Jo Lemaire, Eric Johnson, Lou Rawls. For about ten years he has been working with Tom Waits on music projects like: „The Black Rider”, „Bunny”, „Mule” „Variations to Alice”, „Blood Money” and „Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards”. Currently he lives in Belgium, working and giving concerts with groups The Sprocket Ensemble, JazzDelivery, The Farfoel Trio and The Cabaretti Orchestra.


Since 1995 he is composing music for animated movies including CBS TV series “The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat”. In 1996 he was nominated for an ASIFA Annie Award for his music. In the same year he founded the Sprocket Ensemble - a project that combines live music and animation. Presently he is composing for such animation artist as Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Lei Lei and Ivan Maximov.

Stanisław Słowiński Quintet

Czerpiąc inspiracje z klasyki polskiego jazzu i pozostając pod silnym wpływem bogactwa sonoryzmu i rozbudowanych form muzyki współczesnej, grupa stawia sobie za priorytet pracę nad indywidualnym brzmieniem zespołu, zbudowanym na wypadkowej zawartych w muzyce emocji.

stanislaw-slowinski-quintetCzłonkowie grupy mają na swoim koncie udział w licznych konkursach i festiwalach (m.in.: Jazz Juniors 2015 – Grand Prix i Nagroda Specjalna, I Międzynarodowy Jazzowy Konkurs Skrzypcowy im. Zbigniewa Seiferta – Nagroda Publiczności, Nine Gates Jazz Festival Pekin, WOMAD Chile, Open’er Festival, Off Festival, Męskie Granie, SlotArt Festival); koncertują regularnie w Polsce, większości krajów europejskich, a także poza granicami kontynentu.

Stanisław Słowiński – skrzypce Zbyszek Szwajdych – trąbka Katarzyna Pietrzko – fortepian Justyn Małodobry – kontrabas Max Olszewski – perkusja

Stanisław Słowiński is a violinist, arranger, composer, music producer, multi-instrumentalist. Winner of the Grand Prix on 39. International Contest of Young Jazz Ensembles Jazz Juniors with his own project, Stanisław Słowiński Quintet. Laureate of the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition. Laureate of the City of Cracow Creativity Scholarship in 2014.


As a leader of authors projects, sideman and cooperating with many chamber and symphonic orchestras (including Sinfonietta Cracovia, Cracow Chamber Orchestra) he is giving concerts all around the country and abroad. He has been working with such world-famous artists as: Brian Eno, Ben Frost, Daniel Bjarnason, Elliot Goldenthal, Diego Navarro, Ludwig Wicki, Joe Hisaishi, Robert Kabara, Joanna Słowińska, Paweł Kaczmarczyk, Piotr Orzechowski.

November 23rd (Wednesday), 7:00 PM Małopolski Ogród Sztuki – Large Hall


REBEL BABEL – L.U.C and Representational Orchestra of AGH

REBEL BABEL is a set of concerts, performances and flash mobs, that use music to carry positive vibes to the audience, upgrade traditions and reach out to people who are not allowed to participate in all areas of culture. The artists will try to mix European hip-hop and funk culture with sound of local brass bands making good use of differences between various languages.

L.U.C. alias Łukasz Rostkowski – composer, lyrics writer, vocalist, performer, gas fitter, Master of Law and director of music videos and concerts. After seven years of law studies he got to legal apprenticeship. Unfortunately, the day he was going to make a pledge he happened to be already engaged to meet Zgas – his friend, beatboxer. To pay tribute to sweatsuit and to keep his word, he never started the apprenticeship. Since that day he completely devoted to his greatest passion – art.


He is an author and believer of many concepts like 4 Galaxies of Art, assuming that contents should be created by connecting four fields of art – music, words, film and graphics. His courage and consistence in his work, his eclecticism and unconventional ideas of film, music and lyrics leaded him to winning many awards and nominations in some of the most important contests (like Paszport Polityki, Yach, Mateusze Trójki, Warto, Wrocławska Nagroda Muzyczna, Ale Sztuka!, Gwarancje TVP Kultury, Fryderyki).

He is also much appreciated by listeners for being so charismatic and giving such a creative concerts, both alone and with mini-orchestras, sometimes with chickens, garden tools or an  Arabic fortunetellers. His artistic output includes ten albums, five of which are conceptual ones, composed music for many spectacles and short videos. His music stands somewhere between nu jazz, trip-hop, hip-hop, electro, classics and movie themes. He occurred to compose and record with many outstanding vocalists and instrumentalists like Urszula Dudziak, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Michał Urbaniak, Leszek Możdżer and Maria Peszek. He also played as a support before Tricky, The Prodigy, Skunk Anansie.

Representational Orchestra of AGH exists since 2001. It was founded as a part of AGH Students and Graduates Foundation “ACADEMICA” under the auspice of vice-rector for education. In the beginning it included only several members. Now there is 45 of them. Orchestra associates students from various Cracow colleges, and above all from AGH.


The band plays many kinds of music – mostly light music and movie themes. Orchestra also happened to play with other music bands (like Pogodno) and cabarets (like Dno). ORAGH plays also cyclical concerts in music clubs and participates in cultural events in Cracow (Noc Naukowców, Dni Nauki, Mediatory and others).

Under the patronage of the Rector of the AGH University of Science and Technology

November 26th (Saturday), 9:00 PM Kijów Centrum – Large Hall

Click here for information about tickets: http://etiudaandanima.com/praktyczne/bilety/

ANIMA contest – What’s new in animation? The…

This year’s edition of ANIMA contest means another matched record, but also exoticism and youth’s attack.

The number of movies applied to the ANIMA contest grows by the year: this year we have received 1126 applications, from which the contest commission appointed 68 positions from 30 different countries. Only six percent were selected to be the lucky laureates – this means that 16 authors were applying for each place. Many colleges would be envious of this score.


Photo from the film Blind Vaysha

We were very happy to discover, that nearly half of them are student’s movies. This implies that the young generation becomes a worthy opponent of professional animators. Beside the well-known artists, we are going to meet plenty of young talents and find out, if their innovative ways aren’t already more interesting than the ones created by old masters. Among the greatest we’ll see: Koji Yamamura (“Parade” de Satie), Bill Plympton (The Loneliest Stoplight), riding high on the international festivals Igor Kovalyov (Before Love) and Theodore Ushev (Blind Vaysha), and also Paul Bush (The Five Minute Museum), Ülo Pikkov (Tik Tak) and Vladimir Leschiov (Waiting for the New Year).

Let’s be honest – November is a hard time of year and the ANIMA contest makes it possible to survive. Our own places are kind of gloomy and untidy (Penelope), whether you live on a camp (A Long Holiday) or in aerial tram (9 Chemin des Gauchoirs). There is no point in wandering around the city like the Scapegoat, especially since strolling can be really dangerous (Hallux, Le Promeneur). Traffic jams are everywhere (Cachorro Loko) and you can’t trust the lights (The Loneliest Stoplight). Even a transparent trains are minacious (Locus), and by boat you can reach an unhandy nook (Perched) or catch something fishy (Castillo e il Armado). Rapid moves require a good coordination (Vivir), and dancing can get you really tangled (Music Dances). Danger everywhere.


Photo from the film The Loneliest Stoplight

That is why sitting among the viewers and diving into the colorful world of contest’s animation would be the safest option. And then… we’ll bring back the magic of old radio (Distances are overcome, Radio Wave), we’ll see the sound (Composition), take a peek of freaky fortunes of fairytale characters (Merlot) or a passionate relations between men and women (XOXO – Hugs and Kisses, Amélia & Duarte). We can glance into the future and past at the same time (Blind Vaysha). Anyone we need: a watchmaker (Tik Tak), a firefighter lady (Wildfire), an ethnographer (Colector), a fly trainer (Three Fitted Flies), and even a scarecrow (Scarecrow, Au revoir Balthazar). We’ll manage even unwanted guests (Batfish soup).

Here we have some exotism: we can offer you an expedition to Singapore, Taiwan, Brazil, Colombia. Wild West maybe? China, Japan and South Korea are also available. We can also offer space flights, but it is not actually the most optimistic picture of future (Black).

Let’s fight this horrible November weather with vibrant colours of the ANIMA contest.

I ANIMA SCREENING: 23rd November (Wednesday), 5:15 PM, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki (Large Hall) II ANIMA SCREENING: 23rd November (Wednesday), 9:00 PM, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki (Large Hall) III ANIMA SCREENING: 24th November (Thursday), 3:00 PM, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki (Large Hall) IV ANIMA SCREENING: 24th November (Thursday), 7:15 PM, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki (Large Hall) V ANIMA SCREENING: 25th November (Friday), 3:00 PM, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki (Large Hall) VI ANIMA SCREENING: 25th November (Friday), 9:00 PM, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki (Large Hall)

ETIUDA Competition – Sink into cinema!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We already know the results of the selection…

Gaidot Jauno gadu/Waiting For the New Year, reż./dir. Vladimir Leschiov List of films accepted to the competition in  Anima contest 2016  competing for awards of Golden Jabberwocky (15,000 PLN), Silver Jabberwocky, Bronze Jabberwocky and Special Golden Jabberwocky:

  • 9, chemin des Gauchoirs, reż./dir. Lyonel Charmette, Vanilla Seed, Francja/France, 13’
  • Aftermath, reż./dir. Layla Atkinson, Trunk Animation, Wielka Brytania/UK, 2’30’’
  • Afternoon Class, reż./dir. Oh Seoro, Korea, 3’50’’
  • Albert, reż./dir. Felix Weisz, Austria, 7’10’’
  • Amélia & Duarte, reż./dir. Alice Guimarães, Mónica Santos, Portugalia, Niemcy/Portugal, Germany, 8’30’’
  • Au revoir Balthazar, reż./dir. Rafael Sommerhalder, freihändler Filmproduktion GmbH, Switzerland, 9’30’’
  • Batfish Soup, reż./dir. Amanda Bonaiuto, California Institute of the Arts, USA, 4’30’’
  • Before Love, reż./dir. Igor Kovalyov,  Rosja/Russia, 19’15’’
  • Books on books, reż./dir. Lei Lei, Chiny/China, 7’14’’
  • Borderlines, reż./dir. Hanka Nováková, FAMU, Czechy/Czech Republic, 4’53’’
  • Cachorro Loko, reż./dir. Igor Shin Moromisato, Niemcy/Germany, 5’30’’
  • Café froid/Cold Coffee, reż./dir. Stephanie Lansaque and Francois Leroy, Francja/France, 14’44’’
  • Castillo y el Armado, reż./dir. Pedro Harres, Brazylia/Brazil, 13’46’’
  • Chez moi/My Home, reż./dir. Mai Nguyen, Francja/France, 11’54’’
  • Ciało obce/Foregin body, reż./dir. Marta Magnuska, PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland,  7’
  • Czerń/Black, reż./dir. Tomasz Popakul, Polska, Japonia/Poland, Japan, 14’
  • Daljine su savladane/Distances are overcome, reż./dir. Jelena Milunović, Serbia, 3’                                                                                        
  • De longues vacances/A Long Holiday, reż./dir.: Caroline Nugues-Bourchat, Belgia/Belgium, 15’54’’
  • Fears, reż./dir. Nata Metlukh, Vancouver Film School (VFS), Kanada/Canada, 2’08’’
  • Feed, reż./dir.: Eri Okazaki, Tama Art University, Japonia/Japan, 6’53’’
  • Fenwick Island, reż./dir. Shane Beam, DePaul University, USA, 3’41’’
  • Figury niemożliwe i inne historie II/Impossible figures and other stories II,  reż./dir.  Marta Pajek, Animoon, Polska/Poland, 14’40’’
  • Flowers and Feathers, reż./dir. Jennifer Haugan, Royal College of Art, Wielka Brytania/UK, 3’32’’
  • Gaidot Jauno gadu/Waiting For the New Year, reż./dir. Vladimir Leschiov, Lunohod, Łotwa/Latvia, 8’11’’
  • Hallux, reż./dir. Henning Thomas, University of Fine Arts, Hamburg, Niemcy/Germany, 10’25’’
  • How Long, Not Long, reż./dir. Michelle Kranot and Uri Kranot, Dania/Denmark, 5’30’’
  • Illusions, reż./dir. Dominca Harrison, Edinburgh College of Art, Wielka Brytania/UK, 5’22’’
  • In the Distance, reż./dir. Florian Grolig, Niemcy/Germany, 7’
  • Kolekcjoner/Colector, reż./dir. Kamila i Mirek Sosnowscy, Polska/Poland, 7’09’’
  • Kompozicija/Composition, reż./dir. Mitja Manček, Słowenia/Slovenia, 3’34’’
  • Kovbojsko/Cowboyland, reż./dir. David Stumpf, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Słowacja/Slovakia, 4’46’’
  • Kut/Corner, reż./dir. Lucija Mrzljak, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia, 2’06’’
  • Lak Boh Ki/Drop Nowhere, reż./dir. Qing Sheng Ang, Singapur/Singapore, 7’38’’
  • Living, reż./dir. Cesar Diaz Melendez, Hiszpania/Spain, 1’
  • Locus, reż./dir. Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, WJTeam, Polska/Poland, 10’08’’
  • Löss, reż./dir. Yi Zhao, Andre Bos, Holandia/Nederland, 28’
  • Me Kafka Bogota, reż./dir. Camilo Cogua & Ricardo Arce, Kolumbia/Colombia, 7’
  • Merlot, reż./dir. Giulia Martinelli and Marta Gennari, Włochy/Italy, 5’40’’
  • Minotaurs, reż./dir. Karlis Vitols, Łotwa/Latvia, 8’30’’
  • Mr Sand, reż./dir. Soetkin Verstegen, Dania/Denmark, 8’15’’
  • Music Dances, reż./dir. Kirill Fessenko, Kanada/Canada, 1’54’’
  • Nighthawk, reż./dir. Špela Čadež, Słowenia/Slovenia, 8’50’’
  • Novembre/November, reż./dir. Marjolaine Perreten, La Poudrière, Francja/France, 4’
  • Parade de Satie, reż./dir. Koji Yamamura, Japonia/Japan, 14’12’’
  • Penelope, reż./dir. Heta Jäälinoja, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia, 4’23’’
  • Perched, reż./dir. Liam Harris, The National film and Television School, Wielka Brytania/UK, 10’30’’
  • Projection, reż./dir. Beryl Allee, Pacific Northwest College of Art, USA, 5’41’’
  • Radio Wave, reż./dir. Ryotaro Miyajima, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japonia/Japan, 3’09’’
  • Scapegoat, reż./dir. Gal Haklay, Izrael/Israel, 8’30’’
  • Ślady ulotne/Traces of Ephemeral, reż./dir. Agnieszka Waszczeniuk, Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu, Polska/Poland, 7’49’’
  • Slinky, reż./dir. Rianne Stremmelaar, Artez Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Zwolle, Holandia/Netherlands, 5’
  • Šuma/Shuma, reż./dir. Lucija Mrzljak, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia, 6’12’’
  • The Five Minute Museum, reż./dir. Paul Bush, Ancient Mariner and Schattenkabinett, Wielka Brytania/UK, 6’30’’
  • The Loneliest Stoplight, reż./dir. Bill Plympton, USA, 6’18’’
  • The Scarecrow, reż./dir. Victoria Budgett, The Arts University Bournemouth, Wielka Brytania/UK, 3’50’’
  • Le Promeneur/The Walker, reż./dir. Thibault Chollet, Francja/France, 5’53’’
  • Tik Tak, reż./dir. Ülo Pikkov, Nukufilm, Estonia, 10’
  • Tres moscas a medida/Three Fitted Flies, reż./dir. María Álvarez and Elisa Morais, Wielka Brytania/UK, 7’47’’
  • Tu Tamo/Here There, reż./dir. Alexander Stewart, Bonobostudio, Chorwacja/Croatia, 4’40’’
  • Un plan d’enfer/One Hell of a Plan, reż./dir. Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli, Francja/France, 5’50’’
  • Vaysha l'aveugle/Blind Vaysha, reż./dir. Theodore Ushev, Kanada/Canada, 8’13’’
  • Vučje igre/Wolf Games, reż./dir. Jelena Oroz, Chorwacja/Croatia, 4’44’’
  • Wildfire, reż./dir. Hugues Opter, Pierre Pinon, Nicole Stafford, Valentin Stoll, Arnaud Tribout, Shang Zhang, Francja/France, 3’58’’
  • Without Tears, reż./dir. Amy Wang, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan, 5’24‘’
  • Wonder, reż./dir. Mirai Mizue, Carte Blanche, Francja/France, 8’08’’
  • XOXO - pocałunki i uściski/XOXO – Hugs and Kisses, reż./dir. Wiola Sowa, SowaFilm, Poland, 14’
  • Zaczyn/Leaven, reż./dir. Artur Hanaj, PWSFTviT, Polska/Poland, 5’
  • 동물농장/Animal farm, reż./dir. Choi Nara, Korea, 6’15’’

We already know the results of the selection…

Lokatorki/Tenants, reż./dir. Klara Kochańska

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

Commercials by Roy Andersson

When we say the Scandinavian sense of humor, we think of him. Roy Andersson is without doubt one of the most original European directors, and the style of his bittersweet comedies combined with dramas like his Songs from the Second Floor is recognizable at first glance. The last feature film by Andersson, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, won the Golden Lion for best film at 72. IFF in Venice.

Focus na Szwecję3_14.11Between 1975-1999 Andersson created mainly advertising films of Air France, Lotto, Volvo, Citroën among others. Roy Andersson made his first advertising film for Mum as early as 1969. Since then he has directed more than 300 advertising films throughout the world, several of them award-winning. Some examples: Gevalia&Trygg Hansa (1970’s); Fazer, Estrella&Lotto (1980’s), Arla, Air France&Citroen (1990’s); Posten, Felix&Aftonbladet (2000’s). His ‘filmography’ includes social spots, which provocative form caused as much enthusiasm as disapproving. It is amazing that even at such particular, often only few seconds long miniatures on order, Andersson managed to remain faithful to his own sad grotesque aesthetics, which we can see clearly in the most recent full-length movies by Swede. Andersson’s ads are like sketches, which, while retaining the main features of the final work, can be distinguished by additional exceptional subtlety and, what is rare in the case of commercials, not intrusive information. IFF Etiuda & Anima will show the choice of the rich collection from the years 1977-2014.

Commercials by Roy Andersson

Rotunda (large screening room) 28th November (Saturday), 6.30 pm.

Polish making of

Work on the set is creative effort in extremely unfavourable conditions. The crew work under time pressure and against difficulties which seem to conspire against the film. Each take is almost snatched from the throat of a monster whose aim is to prevent the film from being made, and has attacked using any possible weapon – bad weather, actor’s illness, conflict between the cameraman and the director. Situation is like before a Christmas Eve dinner, when nothing is ready and the guests are arriving in five minutes. And on top of that, in the centre of it all there is a strange camera’s eye that is supposed to record the making of the whole film.

Great masters of cinematography – Andrei Tarkovsky or Akira Kurosawa – have in their output film materials documenting their work on the set. It is difficult to say whether a similar tradition existed in the Polish cinematography – on the one hand, the filmmakers were often visited by the Polish Film Chronicle, and on the other – only few films’ production process is accompanied by a documentary about it. A prerequisite for recording good film set material is certainly the director’s trust in its author.

Films presented during the festival Etiuda&Anima 2015 represent various documentary forms. From pure recordings (Andrzej Wajda liked On the Set/Na Planie by Jerzy Ziarnik so much that he planned to incorporate its fragments into his film Everything for Sale (Wszystko na sprzedaż), a documentary with narrator’s voice off the camera (150 days of the Pharaoh/150 dni Faraona), to a film joke like, without a doubt, Kieślowski’s Slate (Klaps). Kieslowski’s title slate creates the film’s reality, and at the same time reveals its symbolic nature; it also stresses a certain absurdity of the situation. Delivering the same lines many times (“what a lot of rubbish” is repeated by a person during the meeting), and presenting actors’ mistakes or unintentionally comic situations seem to constitute arguments supporting a thesis which in Kieśowski’s work reads: making a film is not a serious undertaking. Paradoxically, it is in this short (in which the film machinery appears not even once) where the whole specificity of a film set is visible – its repetitiveness, boredom and symbolism of the created world. After the sound of the slate a bloke bursts out laughing and the actors start off with a heavy piece of furniture. And then – one more time, and again one more time…

Films from the set presented during the festival were made by directors and cameramen who impressed a permanent mark in the Polish cinematography. This is what gives them additional value, apart from the pleasure of looking behind the scenes that they provide.

Adam Lewandowski

Polish making of

Rotunda (large screening room) 28th November (Saturday), 2.30 p.m.


22nd IFF Etiuda&Anima: finale soon, soon

Before us last day of Etiuda&Anima Festival 2015. The evening full of emotions awaits for us: glamorous Closing Ceremony, on which we will know this year’s winners of ETIUDA competition and ANIMA competition. This year for rivalization for Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaur (ETIUDA) compiteted 38 movies from around the world and for awards of Golden, Silver and Bronze Jabberwocky (ANIMA) 72 creators are fighting. Also there will be an award of Special Golden Dinosaur for best film school of the festiwal and Special Golden Jabberwocky for best student animated short movie of the festival. Beside prestigious distinctions winners will also get money rewards: 10 000 PLN (ETIUDA) i 12 000 PLN(ANIMA). Competition movies are awaiting for other distictions (Great (Un)Apprecited given by head of festival Bogusław Zmudziński) and audience award – for many creators the most precious trophy.

During Closing Ceremony we will see winning movies.

Certain amount of tickets for Closing  Ceremony will be avaiable for viewers.

We kindly invite!

Festival closing. Presentation of the awards and screening of awarded films

Rotunda 28th November (Saturday), 7.30 p.m.

Snow White with Miss God’s voice

Silent Snow White and loud Miss God – we are happy to invite you to silent movie and live music evening. One of the most interesting representants of young polish music scene – Miss God – is going to accompany Pablo Berger’s Snow White. (more…)

Anime about exile: Giovanni’s Island

Animation can be used not only to create a fairytale, a beautiful world that enchants children's audience. It is also a language that can express the inexpressible trauma. Japanese creators use animated films to talk about painful events from their country´s past. (more…)

ANIMA contest: final is coming

Every adventure comes to an end. Last five days were full of emotions and unusual, unexpected spectacles for the audience of International ANIMA Contest. We have seen many movies, that were short, but we are will remember them for a long time. Tonight we are going to see the last screenings of this year’s edition. The contest made an occasion to clash of the cultures, sensibilities, aesthetics, world views. The viewers could have pick from loads of different things only the ones that personally affects them. It is the highest value of the contest. And for the authors it was a great opportunity to show their works to other people. Etiuda&Anima Festival is a completely unusual cultural event, that brings the role of indie animation to the fore. After the contest’s screenings we are even more sure, that this part of culture is absolutely underrated.

597 A COAT MADE DARK003 At this year’s edition of ANIMA Contest there will be presented overall 69 movies from all around the world. They prove, that one-reelers are perfect for showing very intimate expressions presenting the world seen from very subjective point of view. At the same time they let us see all the endless opportunities of animation as a medium. Authors by using many different techniques are able to touch the questions, that could be difficult to show with just words. Movies - like Kaspar Jancis’s ‘Piano’, that tells a story of ‘tiny huge’ tragedies of several people concentrated around the titular instrument or like dedicated to the fear of non-acceptance Jessika Poon’s ‘April 21’ – leaves unbelievably deep imprint on our sensibility. We hope to see plenty little masterpieces next year; meanwhile, we are waiting for a final verdict and invite you to participate the last screenings of the Festival’s movies.

VI SCREENING ANIMA: 27TH November (Friday), 5 p.m.

Małopolska Garden of Arts (large hall)