Book promotion – Interview with Olga and Michał…

As part of the 27th Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival, we invite you to the promotion of two books: “Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History" edited by Olga Bobrowska, Michał Bobrowski and Bogusław Zmudziński, and " Twórczość filmowa Jana Švankmajera. Główne konteksty kulturowe i ideowe" by the artistic director of the IFF Etiuda & Anima Bogusław Zmudziński.

Moderator: Maciej Gil

The publications are available as free and open online access on the website of the Etiuda&Anima Foundation for the Promotion of Art, Film and Audiovisual Culture:

- "Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History" - http://fundacja.etiudaandanima.pl/fundacja/publikacje/propaganda-ideology-animation-twisted-dreams-of-history-publikacja/

- "Twórczość filmowa Jana Švankmajera. Główne konteksty kulturowe i ideowe" - http://fundacja.etiudaandanima.pl/fundacja/publikacje/tworczosc-filmowa-jana-svankmajera-publikacja/

Interview with Mariusz Wilczyński – the creator of…

We invite you to the long-awaited interview with Mariusz Wilczyński, the creator of the film "Kill it and leave this town", which premiered at the inauguration of the 27th Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival. The interview was conducted by Kamila Kołacz.

Watch the inauguration of the 27th IFF Etiuda&Anima…

The 27th Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival has officially started today. On November 17, at 7:00 p.m., the festival will be inaugurated - ONLINE. Welcome !!!

https://vimeo.com/event/475455/0bb2d927a6

After the official opening of the festival, we invite you to the VOD platform at 8:00 p.m. for the film "Kill it and leave this town" directed by Mariusz Wilczyński.

The interview with Mariusz Wilczyński, the creator of the opening film "Kill it and leave this town", will be published on November 18 on our website and YouTube channel. Welcome !!!

Online animation workshops for children

Toss the pandemic into a film

21st November

Target group: children between 7-13

10 a.m.
I group: children between 7-9, maximum 12 people

2 p.m.
II group: children between 10-13, maximum 12 people

Applications: biuro@etiudaandanima.pl
Warning! The number of places for each group is limited

Note: the workshop will be held on the TupiTube platform (details below)

Classes will be conducted on the TupiTube program and here are some important things! It's good for the participants to download the TupiTube program (it's free) before the class and take a few photos or download ready-made photos (made by us). Instructions for preparing for the workshop are below.

ANIMATOR PACK

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE ?:

  • laptop or graphics tablet
  • good internet connection
  • a working webcam in a laptop / tablet
  • functional mouse / touchpad
  • TupiTube program installed on a computer / tablet (download link below)
  • a sheet of paper and a pencil / marker
  • a photo package containing a photo of a leaf, a flying bird, a cloud on a transparent background (.png) - you can make yourself or download a file.

TO DOWNLOAD

Photos covered by copyright, made available only for the implementation of the workshop "Put a pandemic into the film" as part of the Etiuda & Anima festival.

During online classes the participants will learn the arcana of cartoon animation (2D), and with the use of a special application they will create a short film in this technique. In safe homes, every child will familiarize themselves in an easy and practical way with the basics of cartoon animation and will create their own short animation.

The young participants will have a chance to tell about their experiences connected with the pandemic. We wish to give them an art therapeutic tool to find out how children react to the virus, how they feel when kept indoors, what they think about home schooling, about their fears triggered by the hazards threatening their parents and grandparents, and about other things affecting them and their families in this time.

The classes will start with a short conversation and introduction into cartoon animation and computer techniques. Depending on the participants` level and skills, they will make simple animations, for example of a falling leaf, a rain drop, a flying bird or a cloud, or more sophisticated ones with a few elements and form transformations (for example changing a leaf into a more magical character).

The workshops will be run by Justyna Jakóbowska.

Project partner: the PZU Foundation

The co-organizers of the workshops are:
- MOMAKIN (description below)
- Stowarzyszenie Producentów Polskiej Animacji






Justyna Jakóbowska - Art animator, visual artist, VJ, graduate of the Faculty of Visual Education at the Academy of Art in Lodz (graduation in 2010). She has got pedagogical qualifications.

Her adventure with workshops for children started during a scholarship Erasmus exchange in Cluj-Napoca in Romania where she was working with Romani children from a wild suburban settlement. Since that time she has been broadening her experience in running and creating original art workshops for children. She has collaborated with, among others, DADA, Kreska, Magenta, Zaczarowany Ołówek.

She extended her knowledge of stop motion animation techniques during a course at the Se-ma-for Film Studio, later to teach art and film classes for children and adults at the Se-ma-for Museum of Animation.

She has been collaborating with the MOMAKIN company where she taught art and film classes for children and adults.

She has worked as a computer graphics instructor with adults with intellectual disability in a Creative Studio in “Dom na Osiedlu” and also as an assistant – minder in “Dom na Osiedlu”, where the charges reside.

MOMAKIN combines the worlds of artists and specialists active in the field of animation with the professional production market. The company finds artists, advises, successfully promotes. Apart from their agent-based activities and production support, it also specializes in the distribution of films and animated series from all over the world. Their catalogue for cinemas, television and VOD services contains the most important titles of the recent years, among others “Hug Me” / “Przytul mnie”, “Florka`s Diary” / “Pamiętnik Florki”, “Pompik Bizon” / “Żubr Pompik” and “Polish Fairy Tales” / “Bajki i baśnie polskie”. Momakin also professionalizes the animation market by organizing business events and courses, as well as popularizes animation among the youngest by organizing animation workshops.

Online Animation Workshops for Adults

Stop motion animation workshops

22nd November, 2 p.m.

Note: The workshop will be held in English via the zoom platform

Applications: konradglabek.eia@gmail.com

The co-organizers of the workshops are:
- MOMAKIN (description below)
- Stowarzyszenie Producentów Polskiej Animacji






Exploring the craft of stop motion animation. What techniques and planning goes into the process of taking an inanimate puppet and bringing it to life on the big screen? From storyboard and discussion to frame by frame animation, hear how shots from Isle of Dogs, Corpse Bride, Shaun the Sheep and many more were crafted by the animator behind them.

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A stop motion animator for 20 years, Tim Allen was a key animator on Wes Anderson’s oscar nominated film Isle of Dogs. His other credits includes Fantastic Mr Fox and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie. As well as animating on Oscar winning Peter and the Wolf and Oscar nominated My Life as a Zucchini, he’s served many years of TV series work including Fireman Sam, Postman Pat plus Shaun the Sheep and Creature Comforts USA for Aardman Animations. Tim was Animation Supervisor on The Magic Piano and also the stop motion Club Penguin specials for Disney

Tim has an extensive background in teaching animation techniques for trainee animators of all experience levels

www.TimAllenanimation.co.uk
https://vimeo.com/timallenanimation
https://twitter.com/timanimation
https://www.instagram.com/timallenanimation/

MOMAKIN combines the worlds of artists and specialists active in the field of animation with the professional production market. The company finds artists, advises, successfully promotes. Apart from their agent-based activities and production support, it also specializes in the distribution of films and animated series from all over the world. Their catalogue for cinemas, television and VOD services contains the most important titles of the recent years, among others “Hug Me” / “Przytul mnie”, “Florka`s Diary” / “Pamiętnik Florki”, “Pompik Bizon” / “Żubr Pompik” and “Polish Fairy Tales” / “Bajki i baśnie polskie”. Momakin also professionalizes the animation market by organizing business events and courses, as well as popularizes animation among the youngest by organizing animation workshops.

Tickets for individual VOD screenings of the 27th…

Still from the animation "Kill It and Leave this Town"

The sale of tickets for individual VOD screenings of the 27th Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival has started today. All tickets are available on the bilety24.pl service. The prices are attractive and amount to PLN 7 for a reduced ticket and PLN 8 for a regular ticket (except for the price of the screening of the animation "Kill It and Leave this Town" - PLN 12 for a reduced ticket, PLN 14 for a regular ticket). All screenings will be available on the VOD platform.

Tickets:
https://www.bilety24.pl/organizator/fundacja-promocji-kultury-artystycznej-filmowej-i-audiowizualnej-etiuda-anima-932.html

We would like to remind you that there are also tickets for all VOD screenings of the 27th IFF Etiuda&Anima.

Pass:
https://www.bilety24.pl/online/karnet-etiuda-anima-2020-na-pokazy-filmowe-w-dniach-17-22-11-2020-62656

We invite you.



Changes to the program of the 27th IFF…

Ladies and gentlemen,

Due to the new restrictions in force in the country, which prohibit the operation of cinemas and theaters, we are forced to cancel the inauguration of the 27th IFF Etiuda & Anima at the Kijów cinema in Krakow, planned for November 17th.

The opening gala will take place without the participation of the public and will be broadcast online (November 17 at 7.00 pm). After the official part, we would like to invite you to the screenings of Mariusz Wilczyński's latest film "Kill It and Leave This Town" on the VOD platform (8.00 pm). The film will be announced by the director. You're welcome to join us.

For technical reasons, there will be no screening of the Quay brothers' film "The Doll’s Breath". According to the authors' wish, the film can only be shown on 35 mm film.

Andrzej Orzechowski

A scriptwriter and director born in 1955 in Bielsko-Biała. He graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (1980). Starting from 1984 he has been working for the Animated Film Studio in Bielsko-Biała of which he has been also the director since 2010.

His filmography includes among others feature films Bolek and Lolek in the Wild West (Bolek i Lolek na Dzikim Zachodzie, 1986), Copernicus’ Star (Gwiazda Kopernika, 2009, scriptwriter and director) and TV series: Captain Kliper’s voyages (Podróże Kapitana Klipera, scriptwriter), Among Us the Storks (Między nami bocianami, scriptwriter and director) and oraz Kuba i Śruba (Kuba and Śruba, scriptwriter and director).

The External World

A boy learns to play the piano.

The External World / Świat zewnętrzny

Directed by: David O’Reilly
Screenplay: David O’Reilly, Vernon Chatman
Music: Bram Meindersma
Production: David O’Reilly & Henning Kamm
Country: Wielka Brytania
Year: 2010
Running time: 17 min.

Schedule time:
ASIFA Plebiscite (10 best animations of the 6th ASIFA decade) – 2nd screening
21st November 2020 (saturday), 2.30 PM – VOD (PPV)

Conversation

Etta spends a monotonous and tiring evening at home. On TV she sees a story that will change her view of her own world, a film in which Milena lives a beautiful life with Djuro the giant. Unfortunately, he becomes depressed and remains lying on the floor of their apartment. His condition remains unchanged.

Conversation / Rozmowa

Directed by: Ana Horvat
Screenplay: Ana Horvat
Music: HrvojeŠtefotić
Production: Luma Film
Country: Chorwacja
Year: 2015
Running time: 5 min. 45 sec.

Schedule time:
ASIFA Plebiscite (10 best animations of the 6th ASIFA decade) – 2nd screening
21st November 2020 (saturday), 2.30 PM – VOD (PPV)

Bath House

Six characters meet in a public bath house: the pedant bath house manager, a couple with a strange way of communicating and a gang with shady intentions. Something goes wrong .

Bath House / Łaźnia / Simhall

Directed by: Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Screenplay: Jerker Virdborg
Production: Malade
Country: Szwecja
Year: 2014
Running time: 14 min. 03 sec.

Schedule time:
ASIFA Plebiscite (10 best animations of the 6th ASIFA decade) – 1st screening
21st November 2020 (saturday), 1 PM – VOD (PPV)

Oh Willy…

Fifty-something Willy returns to the naturist community where he spent his youth to visit his dying mother. When she dies shortly after he arrives, Willy is confronted with the choices he made in his life. In confusion and sadness, he retreats into the forest. After a rough start, he finds himself under the maternal protection of a gentle hairy beast.

Oh Willy…

Directed by: Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels
Screenplay: Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels
Music: Bram Meindersma
Production: Ben Tesseur, Nidia Santiago
Country: Belgia, Francja, Holandia
Year: 2011
Running time: 16 min. 42 sek.

Schedule time:
ASIFA Plebiscite (10 best animations of the 6th ASIFA decade) - 1st screening
21st November 2020 (saturday), 1 PM - VOD (PPV)

It’s here! The official program of the 27th…

We are pleased to present the official program of the 27th Edition of the Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival, which will take place on November 17-22, 2020.

The program is available at: https://etiudaandanima.pl/en/programe/

Official poster of the 27th IFF Etiuda & Anima

This year, the festival moves to the internet. All screenings (except the screenings on the first day of the festival) will be available on the VOD platform after prior purchase of tickets (sales start on November 9 on the Bilety24 website). Some of the events will be available online.

We remind you that there are passes for access to all festival events (stationary and VOD): https://www.bilety24.pl/online/karnet-etiuda-anima-2020-na-pokazy-filmowe-w-dnii-17 -22-11-2020-62656

We invite you.

My Favorite War

My Favorite War is an animated documentary based on the childhood story of director Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen, growing up in the USSR during the Cold War. A coming of age story about the personal road of escape from the brainwash of the mighty authoritarian regime. The Soviet regime used World War II as a significant ideological weapon to intimidate and oppress the population during the Cold War. When Ilze discovers the remains of a German soldier in her backyard sandbox, she begins looking for other stories buried underneath the propaganda.

“I had to make a choice then - who do I want to become and what do I believe in? The same questions young generations are asking themselves today”.

My Favorite War will have its world premiere in 2020 at the Annecy Film festival in the Conterchamp competition.

Bivrost Film will launch an essay competition with the working title “Democracy and Me”. Its starting point is the opinions of today's youth in Europe about the fact that our democracies are again under pressure from totalitarian leaders and nationalist movements. We hope that the story of "My Favorite War" can inspire youth to manifest their attitudes. It has been our wish ever since we started working on the film.

My Favorite War / Moja ulubiona wojna

Directed by:  Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen
Screenplay: Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen
Production:  Bivorst Film&TV, Trond Jacobsen, Ego Media, Guntis Trekteris
Country: Łotwa, Norwegia
Year: 2020
Running time: 80 min.

Schedule time:
22nd November 2020 (sunday), 4 PM – VOD (PPV)

Marcin Koszałka

Cinematographer in many significant works of contemporary Polish cinema; two-time winner of the award for Best Cinematography at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and Bronze Frog at Camerimage, thrice nominated for the Polish Film Awards: Eagles. A member of the Polish and European Film Academy. He is also a director of documentaries and feature films, for which he writes scripts and is involved in the editing process.

Marcin Koszałka, pic.: Adam Golec

In 1999, after making two short films, he made his debut as a director with "Such a Nice Boy I Gave Birth to", a document focused on relations within his own family.

His best known movies are: "The Existence", "Death with a Human Face", "Whole Day Together", "Till it Hurts", "Let's run away from her", "Declaration of Immortality", "The Lust Killer". The latter document, which indirectly tells the story of a serial killer from Bytom, led Koszałka to a directorial debut in a feature film. That is how "The Red Spider", an artistic thriller, was created. It was met with a warm reception at festivals for example in Karlovy Vary, Arras, Cairo, Chicago.

Izabela Plucińska

Born in Koszalin in Poland on 06.10.1974. She graduated from Lodz National Fine Arts Conservatory, National Polish Film School in Lodz and National German Film School “Konrad Wolf” Potsdam- Babelsberg.

In 2004, her graduate film project “Jam Session” was selected for the short film competition at the Berlin Film festival 2005, when she has been awarded with Silver Bear. “Jam Session” has been presented on over 60 international festival and won a number of international prizes. In 2006, Izabela founded her own production company “Clay Traces” in Berlin.