Another Day of Life

This is a gripping story of a three-month-long trip that renowned reporter Ryszard Kapuściński took across Angola ravaged by a war in which the front lines shifted like a kaleidoscope from one day to the next. This feature animated film is based on Ryszard Kapuściński’s book “Another Day of Life” (1976). It includes the author’s experiences and thoughts from the beginning (1974-1975) of the conflict, which has ended in 2002. The animation, directed by Damian Nenow and Raúl de la Fuente, premiered at this year’s Cannes film festiwal. Jeszcze dzień życia Another Day of Life Directed by Damian Nenow, Raúl de la Fuente, screenplay by Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow, Amaia Remirez, Niall Johnson, music by Mikel Salas, Belgium/Spain/Germany/Poland/Hungary 2018, animation, 85 min. 22nd November (Thursday), 6.30 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room

A Cat with a Dog

The latest film by Janusz Kondratiuk, the author of the unforgettable Dziewczyny do wzięcia (“Marriageable Girls”), is a bittersweet portrait of family relations, inspired by true events. Filled with ironic humour, the story follows the life of an unconventional family in which conflicts and rivalry are intertwined with moments of affection and authentic intimacy.
When Andrzej suddenly falls ill, his younger brother puts aside their differences and the wall of misunderstandings that has grown between them, and takes it upon himself to care for his sibling in need. Starring in the film are: Robert Więckiewicz and Olgierd Łukaszewicz. Jak pies z kotem A Cat with a Dog Directed by Janusz Kondratiuk, screenplay by Janusz Kondratiuk, Dominik W. Rettinger, cinematography by Witold Płóciennik, music by Bartłomiej Gliniak, cast: Robert Więckiewicz, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Bożena Stachura, Aleksandra Konieczna, Poland 2018, feature film, 102 min. 24th November (Saturday), 3 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room  

Conference program 2018

Conference: "Animation, feature, documentary – on the synergy of connections”

The lectures will take place in the Showroom at the Krakow Technology Park, ul. Podole 60 30-394 Kraków
DAY 1
21.11.2018 (Wednesday)
09:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Beginning of the conference
10:10 a.m. Lecture 1 “Dangerous” connections between the VFX industry and animated film, PL Włodzimierz Matuszewski Studio Miniatur Filmowych (Film miniatures studio), Polish Filmmakers Association
10:50 a.m. Lecture 2 The role of the film language in the execution of international projects, PL Grzegorz Skorupski Adam Mickiewicz Institute
11:35 a.m. Lecture 3 Is there a place in Poland for a 2D animation studio?, PL Mateusz Kowalczyk Pigeon Studio
12:20 p.m. Coffee break
1:00 p.m. Lecture 4 Polish animation abroad - the international accomplishments of Polish artists, PL Robert Jaszczurowski Polish Animation Producers Association
1:45 p.m. Lecture 5 “Hug Me” - an adaptation with high international potential. A case study of the first animated series produced in cooperation with China, PL Grzegorz Wacławek Animoon
2:30 p.m. Panel discussion - "Animation and vfx - what is the future for us"
3:30 p.m. Ending of day 1 of the Conference
3:40 p.m. Banquet
DAY 2
22.11.2018 (Thursday)
09:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Beginning of the conference
10:05 a.m. Lecture 1 Financial programmes and incentives of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, PL Maciej Dydo Department of Intellectual Property and Media of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
10:35 a.m. Lecture 2 Yugen in Orka: combining techniques and creating new worlds, PL Michał Konwicki Orka Studio
11:20 p.m. Lecture 3 "The future of worlds, not screens. "The Missed Spaceflight" Case study, PL Jakub Matyka Melt
12:00 a.m. Lecture 4 “Changes in Polish computer animation industry over the last 5 years”, PL Grzegorz Kukuś, Marcin Panasiuk Deep Blue
12:50 p.m. coffee break
1:30 p.m. Lecture 5 “Another day of life”, PL Urszula Łuczak, Dominik Wawrzyniak Platige Image
2:15 p.m. Lecture 6 The VFX of Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver, EN Juri Stannosek Mackevision
3 p.m. Lecture 7 Post-Production in 2D Animation, EN Marino Guarnieri Mad Entertainment
3:40 p.m. Conclusion and ending of the Conference
3:50 p.m. Behind-the-scenes panel discussion

Jakub Woynarowski

Jakub Woynarowski, PhD (born 1982) - graduate of the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, where he currently runs the Narrative Drawing Studio. An interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, designer and illustrator, author of graphic novels and book arts. Video artist and animator. He was the second director of Kuba Mikurda’s film “Love Express. The Strange Case of Walerian Borowczyk”. He authored books “Manggha” and “The Story of Gardens”; as well as co-authored “Wunderkamera. Kino Terry’ego Gilliama” and “Corpus Delicti”. He was behind the art concept of an exhibition at the Polish Pavillion during the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice (2014). In 2015 he has been awarded the Polityka magazine’s “Passport” award for a visual artist.

Seder-Masochism

Loosely following a traditional Passover Seder, events from the Book of Exodus are retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the director’s own father. But there’s another side to this story: that of the Goddess, humankind’s original deity. “Seder-Masochism” resurrects the Great Mother in a tragic struggle against the forces of Patriarchy.
For one, this second animated feature from Nina Paley (“Sita Sings the Blues”) is a completely irreverent, occasionally hilarious and politically evocative look at the most famous of Jewish holidays. Secondly, it's got to be the only Passover movie that features a singing Moses — not to mention a singing Pharaoh and a bunch of dancing Egyptians and Jews — belting out classics by everyone from Louis Armstrong to Led Zeppelin to Gloria Gaynor to the chanteuse Dalida. Seder-Masochizm Seder-Masochism Direction and script by Nina Paley, sound: Greg Sextro, prod. Nina Paley, USA 2018, animation, 78 min. 21st November (Wednesday), 6 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room 22nd November (Thursday), 3.30 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room  

Jan Švankmajer – artist of the 25th Anniversary…

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

Yellow Submarine

The most popular animated music film in the history of motion picture turns 50.
Come aboard the “Yellow Submarine”! Marvel at the pop art visuals, become immersed in the narrative resembling a psychedelic trip, hear the message of peace and love, and, last but not least, enjoy The Beatles’ glorious music. A splendid time is guaranteed for all! Along with the Fab Four: John, Paul, George and Ringo we are to set sail on a quest to rescue the inhabitants of wondrous Pepperland from the music-hating Blue Meanie invaders. On our way, we will hear the unforgettable Beatles’ tunes, such as “All Together Now”, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “All You Need is Love”, and, of course, “Yellow Submarine”. All these songs and more are featured on the soundtrack to one of the most well-known Beatles movies and an icon of the 1960s psychedelic culture. Zółta łódź podwodna Yellow Submarine Dir. George Dunning, script by Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn, Erich Segal, music by The Beatles, starring: The Beatles, UK 1968, animated film, 85 min.

Insects

Jan Švankmajer’s “Insects” (“Hmyz”, 2018) is the latest feature film by one of the most widely known, acclaimed and inspiring animators in the world, produced after almost eight years of silence from the artist. The script is based on a play by Karel and Josef Čapek. The film is a meta-experiment in which we are witness to the creative process: on the one hand, we follow a fictional story about an amateur theatrical troupe, working on a performance of the Čapek brothers’ “Pictures from the Insects' Life”, while on the other hand, we listen to the actual “Insects” film crew, led by Švankmajer, speak. The director has divided the movie into three parts: the first one is a documentary on the making of “Insects”, the second illustrates the preparation for the staging of the play, and the third is a literary adaptation. Owady Hmyz Direction and script by Jan Švankmajer, cinematography by Jan Růžička, Adam Oľha, cast: Jan Budař, Jiří Lábus, Kamila Magálová, Jaromiř Dulava, Czech Republic/Slovakia 2018, feature film, 98 min. 23rd November (Friday), 7 p.m. Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room

Paul Driessen

Paul Driessen (born 1940 in Nijmegen) is a Dutch film director, animator and writer. In the 1960s, having completed his studies in graphic design and illustration at the Academy of Arts in Utrecht, Driessen began animating commercials for TV in the Netherlands. Soon George Dunning, in search for talent, hired him as an animator for his full-length film “Yellow Submarine” (1968), which featured The Beatles. He also helped Driessen emigrate to Canada, where the latter became a member of the National Film Board of Canada in 1972. In the 1980s Driessen taught animation at the University of Kassel, Germany, after Jan Lenica.
Paul Driessen is an author of 28 animated shorts, which have won him over 50 prestigious awardsall over the world. He received, among other distinctions, an Oscar nomination for the short film “3 Misses” (2000), a Silver Bear at the festival in Berlin for the film “On Land, at Sea and in the Air” (1981), as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards at both Ottawa and Zagreb animation festivals.

Ewa Braun

Ewa Braun (born 1944 in Kraków) is an Oscar-winning set decorator and costume designer. She graduated in art history at the University of Warsaw. In 1970 she began working on film and television productions. 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 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, for achievements in artistic and creative work and social activity”.