On November 28th we will know the outcome of the Etiuda&Anima competitions and the presentation of the festival special awards will take place. This year the competition for the statuette for the best short fiction or documentary will be fight between 34 artists from all over the world, while the award for the best animated film will receive one of the 72 movies.
This tradition dates back to 1994, when the first edition of the festival took place, whose purpose was to confront the achievements of students of film and art schools from different countries.
So far the Golden Dinosaur Award went among others to Marcin Wrona (Magnet Man 2002) and Leszek Dawid (for the film My Place). In 2005, the festival organizers have started a new tradition of awarding the Jabberwocky statuettes for the best animation professionals. In the Anima competition a Special Prize is also awarded to the author of a distinctive animated student film.
Of course, the prize is not just a symbolic statue, but also a monetary gratification. The winners of the competitions Etiuda&Anima will receive a check for 2,500 euro. More importantly, the winner films of the festival will be presented to the general public within the event Traveling Etiuda&Anima. Thanks to this opportunity those interesting productions from talented newcomers will reach their audiences not only in Poland but also abroad.
In addition to the main prizes there will be also special prizes. Among them, particularly close to the hearts of the filmmakers is the Audience Award, of course, but also the Student Jury Award. The director of the festival, Boguslaw Zmudziński will also present his own award – the Great (No) Acclaimed. In addition, a special Golden Dinosaur will go to the best film school of the festival (this year it´s Nederlandse Filmacademie from Netherlands) as well as outstanding educators and artists (this year it will be Maciej Drygas and Miroslaw Dembinski, creators of the international project The World from Dawn to Dusk).
If you want to see your favorites win – you have to appear at Rotunda for the Closing Gala!
22nd Closing Gala Film Festival Etiuda & Anima
28 November 2015 (Saturday) 19.30
A number of tickets will be available for the festival audience