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The pre-sale of passes for the 29th Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival, which will start on Tuesday, November 29 and will last until Sunday, December 4, 2022, is already starting today. This year's edition is a long-awaited return to the event in the traditional stationary version. The heart of the festival - as in previous years - will be the Małopolska Garden of Arts in Krakow.

The program of the 29th edition offers lovers of short film forms a multitude of attractions: film screenings (including competitions: ETIUDA, ANIMA and ANIMA.PL, animation show by Signe Baumane, Koji Yamamura, Atsushi Wady, Norman McLaren or Borivoj Dovniković Bordo), meetings with authors and curators (e.g. Joanna Quinn, Tomasz Wolski, Mariusz Wilczyński, Atsushi Wada, Robert Sowa, Andrea Martignoni) and accompanying events (exhibitions, VR, book promotions, workshops, masterclass).

We also do not forget about the VOD version. All ANIMA, ETIUDA and ANIMA.PL Competition Videos will also be available ONLINE. We have prepared a special VOD pass for these attractions.

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We invite you!

Dozens of Norths

Here is all the North.
This is a record of the people I met in the North.
However, my memory is fragmented and does not have sense at all.

A full-length animation by Kōji Yamamura - an outstanding Japanese director, screenwriter and animator. He was born in Nagoya and studied at the Zōkei University in Tokyo. In 2002, his short animation Mt. Head (Atama-yama) won the main prize at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and was also nominated for an Oscar.

Dozens of Norths / 幾多の北

Directed by: Koji Yamamura
Country: Japan, France
Year: 2021
Running time: 64 min.


When protests broke out in Communist Poland in late 1970, a crisis team gathered in Warsaw.

The film “1970” is a story about a rebellion but told from the perspective of the oppressors.

In 1970, protests broke out in several coastal cities in Communist Poland. Workers went on strikes to object to price increases. Growing numbers of protesters walked out onto the streets. As the situation became tense, a crisis team gathered in the capital. With the help of animations combined with telephone recordings, we can peek behind the closed doors of dignitaries’ offices. Hundreds of cigarettes are smoked. Conversations get cut off. Strategies to break up protesters and future repressions are planned. Propaganda activities are thought up. However, the protests get out of control. We can witness the fear, confusion, and brutality of the decision-makers. The militia makes use of their batons. Shots are fired and people die. Our film “1970” is a story about a rebellion but told from the perspective of the oppressors.


Directed by: Tomasz Wolski
Animation: Robert Sowa
Production: Anna Gawlita - Kijora Film, Krakow Animation Center - Robert Sowa, Aneta Zagórska
Sound: Marcin Lenarczyk
Music: Bartłomiej Tyciński, DJ Lenar
Country: Poland
Year: 2021
Running time: 17 min.

Old Dog

After losing his best friend, an elderly pug named Henry must depend on his owner for help and companionship. Writer/director Ann Marie Fleming (Window Horses) makes visible the tender work of caretaking in her new animated short, Old Dog. All dogs (and people) should be so lucky and so loved.

Old Dog / Stary pies

Directed by: Ann Marie Fleming
Production: NFB
Country: Canada
Year: 2020
Running time: 3 min.

The Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa

A film based on Franz Kafka's short story The Metamorphosis, the story is told through the animation of beach sand on a piece of glass. An imaginative sound track and innovative artwork combine to recreate a Kafkaesque world of alienation and guilt. Sound film without words.

The Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa / Metamorfoza pana Samsa

Directed by: Caroline Leaf
Production: NFB
Country: Canada
Year: 1977
Running time: 10 min.

If I Was God…

In this short animated film, a Grade 7 boy’s mind starts to wander while dissecting a frog in Biology class. What would you do if you suddenly found yourself charged with God-like powers? Would you use them for good? For bad? Perhaps a little of both? The possibilities seem endless. Oh to have the power to toy with life and death, to create monsters who can punish those who torment him daily, or better yet, to create that one perfect day with Lily, the love of his 12-year-old life!

Drawing inspiration from the filmmaker’s own memories and using a variety of animation techniques, from traditional animation to stop-motion puppets and more, this darkly whimsical short explores the difficult gateway between childhood and adolescence, when the approaching power of adulthood is often mistaken for omnipotence.

If I Was God is the latest offering from two-time Oscar®-nominated animator (The Cat Came Back, Strange Invaders) and long-time NFB collaborator Cordell Barker.

If I Was God… / Gdybym był Bogiem

Directed by: Cordell Barker
Production: NFB
Country: Canada
Year: 2014
Running time: 8 min.

The Sand Castle

This short animated film features the sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand. These lively creatures build a castle and celebrate the completion of their new home, only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest. Cleverly constructed with nuance, the film leaves interpretation open to the viewer. The film took home an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film.

The Sand Castle / Piaskowy zamek

Directed by: Co Hoedeman
Production: NFB
Country: Canada
Year: 1977
Running time: 13 min.

My Financial Career

An animated film based on Stephen Leacock's witty account of a young man's first brush with banking. When he tries to make his deposit, he is so intimidated by the institution that nothing he says comes out right.

My Financial Career / Moja finansowa kariera

Directed by: Gerald Potterton
Production: NFB
Country: Canada
Year: 1962
Running time: 6 min.


In this short experimental film, animator Jacques Drouin explores and highlights both sides of Alexeïeff-Parker’s pinscreen. Led by the repeated harmonies of a rondo for harpsichord by François Couperin, the film shows the filmmaker hurling himself into a hand-to-hand tussle with his own favourite instrument. Positioning the camera and lighting to reveal the relief formed by the pins, Drouin continually pivots the screen so that the viewer can glimpse the images hidden behind this mysterious screen.

Imprints / Ślady

Directed by: Jacques Drouin
Production: NFB
Country: Canada
Year: 2004
Running time: 6 min.


In this Oscar®-winning short film, Norman McLaren employs the principles normally used to put drawings or puppets into motion to animate live actors. The story is a parable about two people who come to blows over the possession of a flower.

Neighbours / Sąsiedzi

Directed by: Norman McLaren
Production: NFB
Country: Canada
Year: 1952
Running time: 8 min.

Blinkity Blank

This experimental short film by Norman McLaren is a playful exercise in intermittent animation and spasmodic imagery. Playing with the laws relating to persistence of vision and after-image on the retina of the eye, McLaren engraves pictures on blank film creating vivid, percussive effects.

Blinkity Blank/ Mrugnięcia

Directed by: Norman McLaren
Production: NFB
Country: Canada
Year: 1955
Running time: 5 min.

Wiola Sowa

Born in 1972 in Gniezno. Animated films director. Grad­uate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Faculty of Graphic Arts (2000 final diploma dissertation work at the Animated Film Studio awarded the Academy of Fine Arts Rector’s Medal); and of the Leon Schiller Higher School of film, Television and Theatre in Łódź (doctoral studies at the Faculty of Cinematography and Television Production, doctor­al dissertation defended in 2017).

Wiola Sowa

Two-times winner of the Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage; awarded Scholarships of the City of Krakow and the Goethe-Institut. In the years 2008-2012, chair of the Polish chapter of ASIFA (Associa­tion Internationale du Film d’Animation, International Animated Film Association). In the years 2005-2008, member of the Krakow chapter of the Association of Polish Filmmak­ers. In the years 2010-2020, Polish Film Institute expert appointed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Assistant professor at the Institute of Media Arts of the Pedagogical University of Krakow, where she is also the acting head of the Multimedia Chair.

Her films (Between Us (2000), Choruses (2007), XOXO Hugs and Kisses (2016), The Great Big Book of Feelings – Longing (2020)) were shown and won awards at multiple festivals in Poland and abroad, i.a. at the National Gallery of Art Washington D.C., Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City, Barbican Centre in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Centre for Contemporary Art at the Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Hiroshima Animation Festival in Japan, and Annecy Animation Festival in France.

Przemysław Liput

Born in 1985 in Sanok. Graduated from the Graphic and Visual De­sign Department, Faculty of Art, Pedagogical University of Krakow in 2010. Wrote and defended his M.A. thesis at the Digital Printing studio under Adam Panasiewicz, Ph.D. Hab. Awarded a doctoral degree in art in 2017 under Grzegorz Hańderek, Ph.D. Hab., at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice.

Przemysław Liput

Winner of multiple awards and honourable mentions, participant of exhibitions and film festivals in Poland and abroad. Author of illustrations for the books Miasto Potwór (Monster City, Kropka), Rok w przedszkolu (A Year in Kindergarten, Nasza Księgarnia), Ziemia do Jadzi (Earth to Jadzia) and Jano i Wito (Jano and Wito series, Mamania).

Author of animated films, children’s books, commercial spots and advertising campaigns. Has been teaching animation, motion graphic and multimedia at the Faculty of Art of the Commission of National Education Pedagogical University of Krakow since 2011.

His realisations include graphic and drawing designs and video works. Designs and develops cinematic and pre-cinematic objects, projector machines, and stereoscopic devices. In animated film, focuses on camera-less, experimental, minimalist and pre-cin­ematographic activities.

Co-organiser of three national and one international editions of the NOTO – Artist’s Notebook Student Competition.

Jacek Złoczowski

Born in 1985 in Racibórz. Lives and works in Krakow. Awarded a doc­toral degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Faculty of the Intermedia. Academic teacher at the Institute of Media Arts of the Pedagogical University of Krakow.

Jacek Złoczowski

Author of interactive installations, virtual spaces, animations, radio plays, artistic interventions, computer applications, and large-format projections in public space.

Showed his works i.a. in Great Britain, Spain, Latvia, Russia, and Israel. Laureate of artistic stipends and scholarships awarded by the City of Krakow, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, and Minister of Science and Higher Education.

In 2017, formed the Memorymorph art collective jointly with Małgorzata Łuczyna.

Anima.PL competition – list of selected films –…

List of polish films qualified for the Anima.PL 2022 competition:

  1. 3 geNARRACJE / 3 geNARRATIONS, reż./dir. Paulina Ziółkowska, Polska/Poland 2021, 8’30’’
  2. A brief history of us, reż./dir. Etgar Keret, Polska/Poland 2021, 6’22’’
  3. Autoportret odczuwany / Self-Portrait as Felt, reż./dir. Julia Benedyktowicz, Polska/Poland 2021, 7’27’’
  4. Balet lekkoatletyczny / Athletics ballet, reż./dir. Maciej Jarczyński, Polska/Poland 2021, 2’51’’
  5. Blue 52, reż./dir. Katarzyna Stefańska, Klaudia Wysiadecka, Polska/Poland 2021, 9’42’’
  6. Było sobie morze… / Once There Was a Sea… , reż./dir. Joanna Kozuch, Polska, Słowacja/Poland, Slovakia 2021, 16’40’’
  7. Corvine Orphans, reż./dir. Antoni Kuźniarz, Polska/Poland 2021, 2’41’’
  8. Deserowy Jamnik / Dessert Dachshund, reż./dir. Betina Bożek, Polska/Poland 2022, 7’20’’
  9. Dystans / Distance, reż./dir. Katarzyna Orłowska, Polska/Poland 2021, 3’17’’
  10. Fanatikum, reż./dir. Dominik Kotlarz, Polska/Poland 2021, 7’17’’
  11. Figury niemożliwe i inne historie I / Impossible Figures and other stories I, reż./dir. Marta Pajek, Kanada, Polska/Canada, Poland 2021, 16’10’’
  12. Gwiazdka z nieba / The Lost Star, reż./dir. Sofya Nabok, Polska/Poland 2021, 5’59’’
  13. Jakby to było wczoraj / Like it was yesterday, reż./dir. Jakub Siedlecki, Polska/Poland 2022, 4’52’’
  14. JANKA – Wejść i Wrócić Dub (feat. Sujka), reż./dir. Zofia Paśnik, Polska/Poland 2021, 4’29’’
  15. Języki Miłości / Love Languages, reż./dir. Zuzanna Kostka, Polska/Poland 2022, 8’20’’
  16. Jutro nas tam nie ma / We are not there tomorrow, reż./dir. Olga Kłyszewicz, Polska/Poland 2022, 8’07’’
  17. Kołyska / Water Lullaby, reż./dir. Piotr Kaźmierczak, Polska/Poland 2022, 3’39’’
  18. Komorne / The Rent, reż./dir. Monika Kuczyniecka, Polska/Poland 2021, 4’05’’
  19. Legendy Drapieżnego Ptaka / Legends of the Young Hawk, reż./dir. Łukasz Suski, Polska/Poland 2022, 15’17’’
  20. Męty / Floaters, reż./dir. Kasia Kurop, Polska/Poland 2021, 9’37’’
  21. Mieszaniec / The Bastard, reż./dir. Zofia Tomalska, Polska/Poland 2021, 4’08’’
  22. Miłość w czasach gospodarki opartej na węglu / Love in the times of coal-based economy, reż./dir. Tomasz Siwiński, Polska, Chorwacja/Poland, Croatia 2021, 11’55’’
  23. Obserwatorium / Observatory, reż./dir. Wiesława Ruta, Polska/Poland 2022, 5’56’’
  24. Ole Śpijsłodko / Ole-Luk-Oie, reż./dir. Joanna Jasińska-Koronkiewicz, Polska/Poland 2021, 13’20’’
  25. On Time, reż./dir. Zbigniew Czapla, Polska/Poland 2021, 5’32’’
  26. Pociąg specjalny, reż./dir. Andrzej Zaręba, Polska/Poland 2022, 17’26’’
  27. Podróż / Journey, reż./dir. Sara Szuba, Polska/Poland 2022, 3’58’’
  28. Rozmowa / Conversation, reż./dir. Joanna Trejter, Polska/Poland 2022, 2’03’’
  29. Sennik 33 / Dreambook 33, reż./dir. Weronika Michel, Polska/Poland 2021, 4’
  30. Siłaczka / 98 kg, reż./dir. Izabela Plucińska, Polska, Niemcy/Poland, Germany 2021, 5’
  31. Slow Light, reż./dir. Katarzyna Kijek, Przemysław Adamski, Polska, Portugalia/Poland, Portugal 2022, 10’59’’
  32. Szczypigłówki / Headprickles, reż./dir. Katarzyna Miechowicz, Polska/Poland 2022, 8’20’’
  33. To nie będzie film festiwalowy / This Will Not Be a Festival Film, reż./dir. Julia Orlik, Polska/Poland 2022, 8’
  34. To nie kąpiel / This is not a bath, reż./dir. Pola Włodarczyk, Polska/Poland 2022, 7’49’’
  35. Toothless, reż./dir. Andrea Guizar, Polska/Poland 2021, 12’25’’
  36. Transfer, reż./dir. Krzysztof Kiwerski, Polska/Poland 2021, 7’26’’
  37. Turbo Love, reż./dir. Alicja Jasina, Polska/Poland 2021, 7’01’’
  38. Twierdza / Fortress, reż./dir. Sławek Zalewski, Polska/Poland 2021, 12’54’’
  39. Wizyta / The Visit, reż./dir. Mateusz Jarmulski, Polska/Poland 2021, 8’
  40. Zbyt amerykański film / Way Too American Film, reż./dir. Dawid Jezierski, Polska/Poland 2021, 5’45’’

Tomasz Wolski

A member of the European Film Academy, the Polish Film Academy and the Guild of Polish Documentary Directors.

Tomasz Wolski

A director of the short feature films "Problem" (2020) and "Daughter" (Córka, 2015) - awarded, among others, at Angers Premiers Plan (Grand Prix and Audience Award), Fusion Film Festival in New York and at the Gdynia Film Festival.

A director of 14 documentary films, incliding "An Ordinary Country" (Zwyczajny kraj, 2020); "Festival" (2017), "Doctors" (Lekarze, 2011), awarded at Visions du Réel, Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Flickerfest International Film Festival in Sydney, Krakow Film Festival, Docs Against Gravity Film Festival and many others. An author of photos for, among others, "Doctors" and "Horse Riders” (Krzyżoki), for which he received two Golden Frogs at the Camerimage Festival. An ditor of "21 x New York" nominated for the European Film Award.

Anna Gawlita

Awarded as the best producer at Era New Horizons International Film Festival (2008) and Krakow Film Festival (2017). Co-owner and chairwoman at KIJORA FILM. A member of the Polish and European Film Academy.

Anna Gawlita

Participant Berlinale Talents, Emerging Producers Programme at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival and EKRAN + at Wajda School. Producer of feature-length fiction film - „Hurrah, we are still alive!” directed by Agnieszka Polska (AGBO Fellowship Award Winner at Slamdance Film Festival). Producer and production manager of films among others of Tomasz Wolski, Piotr Stasik, and Aleksandra Maciuszek which were awarded at Visions du Réel, Jihlava FF, Krakow FF, Palms Springs FF, Margaret Mead in NY, and many others.

In 2018 finished her director's documentary debut - “Horse Riders” awarded at for example  Camerimage and Cork Film Festival.

Katarzyna Agopsowicz

A screenwriter and director of animated films. A graduate of the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. She obtained her diploma in the Animated Film Studio under the supervision of prof. Jerzy Kucia.

Katarzyna Agopsowicz

Her diploma film "Tomorrow" (Jutro) brought her the main prize at the Koszalin Festival of Film Debuts "Młodzi i Film". She made her debut with the film "The Prince in a Pastry Shop" (Książę w cukierni) - an adaptation of a book by Marek Bieńczyk and Joanna Concejo under the same title.

Her debut was awarded many times at festivals in Poland (at the Animator festival and the 28th Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival) and abroad, including film festivals in Los Angeles, Hiroshima and Mumbai. She has collaborated with many filmmakers on the production of auteur films.

She is a scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the Mayor of Krakow and the Polish Filmmakers Association, and a member of the Polish Filmmakers Association and the International Association of Animated Films ASIFA. She gives lectures at the Katowice Institute of Information Technologies (WSTI) and currently cooperates with the Animated Film Studio in Bielsko-Biała.