22. edition of International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima had come to an end. Behind us six hot days, which fruited with movie, musical and trade events.
On Monday we had as a guest in Kraków William Kentridge, who got from honoured Japanese animator, Sayoko Kinoshity presitigious ASIFA award. Etiuda&Anima also said goodbye to Marcin Wrona – director, who made his debut at our festival.
On Tuesday Estonian Kaspar Jancis gave us hooligan animation during „Self Portraits of Animation Authors”. That day we were able to see short stories of Nederlandse Filmacademie from Netherlands, awarded with Special Golden Dragon for best film school of IFF Etiuda&Anima 2014 and also see unusual document by Eduardo Calvet „Between Frames. The Art of Brasilian Animation”. In Rotunda screening 5/10 took place – second five French short movies of creators from circle of New Wave choosen by profesor Tadeusz Lubelski.
Wenesday without a doubt belonged to Signe Baumane, Latvian animator, who lives and works in New York. Baumane stole hearts of audience during second part of „Self Portraits of Animation Authors”. Artist was drawing pictures on subject choosen by audience, told colourful stories from her life and presented hitherto works. On Wenesday viewers watched prewar productions made for BATA company: commercials and documents about Zlin, short movie „Slovensko 2.0”, and also first part of „100 Years of Swedish Animation” – two-part screening presenting history of animation in Sweden. On evening at Rotunda we could listen to concert od Kraków collective.
Thursday started with magical „Houdini” – French animation for kids, telling about one ofe greatest illusionists, in evening we showed „Little from the Fish Shop” by Jan Balej, fairy tale for adults inspired by “Little Mermaid” by H. Ch. Andersen. Screening of document „Europe under Siege” by Poul-Eric Heilbuth and Hans Bülow created chance for conversation about emigration problems of nowdays Europe.
On Friday emotions were fired up by creening of „Baby Bump” by Kuba Czekaj, who got distinction Queer Lion at festival in Venice. At Saturday’s Case Study producers of „Baby Bump” talked about how to make a movie within a year. During Friday screenings audience could see best movies of French schools of animation, and also professional and students’ animations from Colombia. At Rotunda was a screening of silent movie „Snow White”, to which Miss God played and sang live. Day eneded by „Galactic Meander” by Andrzej Jacek Bronikowski with improvisations of outsatnding pianist Paweł Kaczmarczyk. That day Maciej Drygas and Mirosław Dembiński, iniciators of international movie project „World from Dawn til Dusk”, got Special Golden Dinosaur for artists and teachers.
Last day of festiwal gave audience much of emotions. At Rotunda for the first time in Poland document „Quay” by Christopher Nolan was screened, being insight into the depth of Timothy and Stephena Quay’ workshop. Movie was accompanied by brothers; three animations: „In Absentia”, „Street of Crocodiles” and „Comb”. It was big rarity for lovers of cinema, because all movies were screened from 35mm tape. On Saturday we watched also cult Swedish animation– „The Journey to Melonia” by Per Ǻhlin, commercials by master of movie absurd, Roy Andersson and Polish making of from plans of Polish film productions.
On evening during closing ceremony, gracing end of festiwal, we got to know winners of this year’s ETIUDA and ANIMA competitions and winners of distinctions. Golden Dinosaur for best short movie went to Mexican movie „400 Bags” directed by Fernanda Valadez, and Golden Jabberwocky „Erlking” directed by Georges Schwizgebel from Switzerland. Best movie school of festival was Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica of Mexico. During post-festival Sunday we could see all winning movies of 22. IFF ETIUDA&ANIMA.
To watch it one more time, we invite to visit Etiuda&Anima Youtube channel, where you can watch this year’s festiwal chronicles.
Thank you for being with us. See you next year!
23. edition of International Film Festiwal Etiuda&Anima will take place between November 22nd and 27th 2016.