The fourth day of the Etiuda&Anima International Festival begins today.
Communing with short films will start at 11 am in the small screening room of the Małopolska Garden of Arts which will be accompanied by the promotion of the book written by Michał Bobrowski and Radosław Bomba entitled Beyond cinema screen. Post-media contexts of animation. Another publication will be promoted at 12 am, in the same place; its author, Olga Bobrowska, will present her book Chinese animated film and ideology, 1940s-1970s - fighting puppets, introducing some reflections on Chinese animated propaganda.
Eight films will be screened as part of an interesting segment titled "Nature-human-culture" which will begin at 1 pm, in the small screening room. The movies will concern, as the title of the segment indicates, the relationship between man, nature and culture.
A fascinating discussion panel will also take place at 3 pm in the small screening room of the Małopolska Garden of Arts and it will focus on the issue of ecology in the film industry; its full title (Green filming in practice. The film industry and ecology) refers to a very important problem, which is the impact of the film industry on the condition of our planet. The purpose of the panel is to ask ourselves questions, and perhaps also to try to find an answer, a solution to make production more responsible, environmentally friendly and thoughtful.
All lovers of the cinema of the Land of the Rising Sun will have an opportunity to see the work of Atsushi Wada as part of the segment Japanese Ma Philosophy in Animation. It starts at 4:30 pm and lasts just over an hour during which as many as eleven short animated films will be shown. Some of the titles are Day of Nose, Gentle Whistle, Birdand Stone and A Manipulated Man.
Yet another important event will begin at 6 pm of the fourth day of the festival: the screening of nine student etudes selected by Mariusz Wilczyński, a Polish painter, performer and, of course, director of animated films.
From 8 pm onwards, only in the small screening room, viewers will have a chance to see the works of Borivoj Dovniković Bord, a Croatian director whose The Ceremony, Krek or The Flower Lovers are only three of the eight movies presented during this part of Etiuda&Anima.
The highlight of the fourth day of the festival will be the gala of the Polish Filmmakers Association and the award ceremony for the best animations in 2021. The gala itself will start at 8:30 pm in the large screening room of the Małopolska Garden of Arts.
At the end of the day, at 9 pm, only in the small screening room, viewers will have an opportunity to see seven short films created by young animation artists from Central and Eastern Europe.Ant Hill (dir. Marek Náprstek), Crossing (Agáta Bolaňosová) or The War of the Words or the Respectful Silence? (dir. Leo Černic) are just three of them.
The first day of December is also the third one of the Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival (which does not slow down even for a moment). The doors of the Małopolska Garden of Arts will be already open from 2 pm.
Fans of short animations will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the works of as many as seven different Canadian artists shown during the fourth segment of "An Incubator for World Animation Talents". It will begin at 3 pm, only in the small screening room of the Małopolska Garden of Arts. This segment, lasting just over an hour, will focus on the stop motion technique, which will be the second one, next to the pinscreen technique presented to the audience in the previous days of the festival. The story of Qalupalik, a half-man, half-sea monster who lives deep in the Arctic Ocean and hunts for disobedient children, a neurotic mother-daughter relationship and Valentin and his journey in search of the meaning of life, are just some of the stories that viewers will have a chance to experience. The subsequent part of “An Incubator for World Animation Talents” will start at 7 pm and it will focus on fairy tales for children. An hour-long screening and as many as 9 different cartoons.
The second screening of the ANIMA.PL competition will take place at 4 pm, lasting a little over an hour. Among the eleven nominated films, there are artworks depicting the movement of athletes as a dance (Athletics ballet, dir. Maciej Jarczyński), the nature of long-term relationships in which we stop seeing ourselves as individuals and become part of something much more complex (A brief history of us, dir. Etgar Keret), or a reflection on dialogue, conversation and communication in general, which can bring us closer together as well as further apart (Conversation, dir. Joanna Trejter). The third screening of this competition will take place at 5:30 pm in the large screening room and will introduce the next ten nominees to the audience.
5 pm will be the beginning of the fourth screening of the Etiuda competition. Another five films will compete for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaur; all of the movies will be shown in the small screening room and on the VOD platform.
At 7:30 pm all those gathered in the small screening room of the Gardens of Art will have an opportunity to see as many as six Polish and foreign movies which will be displayed as a part of the 30th anniversary of the International Animated Film Workshops.
Another nine animated films competing for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Jabberwock will be shown only half an hour later, at 8.30 pm., in the large screening room. Between a story of a girl looking for her mother in a grocery store and in a forest (A Place in Blue, dir. Seung-eon Yi), a man who hunts souls (Holy Men, dir. David Lovric), a jaguar, who happens to sit down next to Charlie in a cafe (Coffee Break, dir. Sarah Binz and Viviane Barben), the conscientious soldier Mr. Pete, who’s trying to live up to the high standards of his baroness (Mr. Pete & the Iron Horse, dir. Kilian Vilim) every cinemagoer will be able to find something for themselves.
The third day of the festival will end with an introduction of Marcin Giżycki to the audience. For almost an hour, as many as eight films directed by this Polish art and film historian will be screened. Sicilian Flea, Panta Rhei, Tide or Sunset are just a few titles through which all participants will have an opportunity to get acquainted with Giżycki's work.
Wednesday, November 30th, is the second day of the Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival and its accompanying events.
From 2 pm onwards, in the Conference Room, any art enthusiast will have a chance to see an exhibition entitled interlaced/przeplatane. Przemysław Liput, the Memorymorph Collective (Jacek Złoczowski and Małgorzata Łuczyna) and Wiola Sowa are the authors of artworks which are the result of their experiments on stereoscopic image processing. The meeting with the aforementioned artists will take place later in the day, at 7:30 pm.
The second screening of the Anima competition, which will showcase only short animated films, will begin an hour later, at 3 pm, in the large screening room as well as on the VOD platform. The event will be inaugurated by the screening of the movie The 2 Shoes directed by Paul Driessen (a story of a child, a young man, an adult and an old man who are moving one by one towards destruction. On their way, however, they find two shiny shoes). Other interesting films showcased during this part of the festival are: Sierra (dir. Sander Joon), Homebird (dir. Ewa Smyk), RIM (dir. Hagar Faibish), Bestia (dir. Hugo Covarrubias), Paperi (dir. Katariina Haukka), Losing It (dir. Sascha Vernik) and In His Mercy (dir. Christoph Büttner), a story of a prisoner who miraculously manages to escape from prison shortly before his execution.
All of the participants of the festival will have an opportunity to see the second screening of short films nominated for the Etiuda competition at 4 pm, either in the small screening room or on the VOD platform. This particular part will begin with Mona&Parviz directed by Kevin Biely. The films, both documentaries and feature films, will show viewers various human dramas, starting with Zhanh Zhijun, who tries to escape from the scene of an accident after hitting a person (Three Ants, dir. Yuan-HaiTao), through Ruthie, who spends an extraordinary night with a man from her village; she discovers, however, some strange circumstances that led to their meeting (Night Visit, dir. Mya Kaplan) ending with an utopian story of Jack, a man who uses the services of a company that transforms people into trees (There is no peace of mind, directed by Karol Ulman). The only documentary film shown during this part of the second day of the festival is entitled Aralkum and was directed by Daniel Asadi Faezi and Mily Zhliktenko.
The first screening of the ANIMA.PL competition, which focuses on Polish productions, will take place at 5 pm, both in the Małopolska Gardens of Art and on the online VOD platform. All those interested will have a chance to see eleven films of different Polish artists. Slow Light (dir. Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski), Distance (dir. Katarzyna Orłowska), Dessert Dachshund (dir. Betina Bożek), Ole-Luk-Oie (dir. Joanna Jasińska-Koronkiewicz), Water Lullaby (dir. Piotr Kaźmierczak), On Time (dir. Zbigniew Czapla), Turbo Love (dir. Alicja Jasina), Blue 52 (dir. Katarzyna Stefańska and Klaudia Wysiadecka), Self-Portrait as Felt (dir. Julia Benedyktowicz) and 3 geNARRATIONS (dir. Paulina Ziółkowksa).
We invite you to an accompanying event which will begin at 5 pm and which will consist of a screening of the film entitled XOXO - Hugs and kisses directed by Wiola Sowa, as well as another one called Women of Lesser Poland in animation. Wiola Sowa. The interview with the creator was conducted by Bogusław Zmudziński.
The second part of the segment called "An Incubator for World Animation Talent" will start at 6.00 pm and will take place only in the large screening room of the Małopolska Gardens of Art. It will focus on the second Canadian artist discussed during the festival, Norman McLaren. Le merle, Short and Suite, Synchromy and Blinkity Blank are the titles of only four out of nine of his films presented during the second day of Etiuda&Anima.
The first screening of films under the title "Europe in Animation" will take place at 7:30 pm, only in the small screening room. During this event, which will last almost an hour and a half, viewers will have an opportunity to see as many as ten films from countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia.
The day will end with the screenings of films nominated for the Anima competition (large screening room and VOD platform) and Etiuda (small screening room and VOD platform) will begin respectively at 8 pm and 9 pm. Among the former there are as many as 8 movies: Once there was a sea... (dir. Joanna Kożuch). Zoon (dir. Jonatan Schwenk), Please Don't Touch (dir. Capucine Gougelet), Salvation Has No Name (dir. Joseph Wallace), The Pink Jacket (dir. Mónica Santos), Soloists (dir. Abdollahinia, Feben Woldenhawariat, Razahk Issaka, Celeste Jamneck, Yi Liu), Molting (dir. Katushi Bowda) and Dealing With War (dir. Andreas Hykade). Among the latter, as many as five will be shown: I Only Appear Dead (dir. Mira-Belle Rose Bryld), The Fourth Door (dir. Hugo Magaña), The Elusive Joy of Labor (dir. Miao Yu), Geamăna (dir. Matthäus Wörle) and Vagabond (dir. Dominik Enzi).
Today, the 29th of November, marks the beginning of the long-awaited 29th edition of the Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival.The six-day celebration of short films will abound in various events. What awaits us during the first day of the 29th edition of Etiuda&Anima?
Everyday from 2.00 pm till 9.00 pm, in the Małopolska Garden of Arts, all those interested will have an opportunity to see the exhibition of miniature models from the movie 1970 directed by Tomasz Wolski. The display, showing six political cabinets where the most important talks regarding the political crisis took place, is the work of Robert Sowa, who’s responsible for the animations, and Sylwia Nowak, who created dolls of the politicians.
The first screening of movies nominated for the Etiuda competition will begin at 4.30 pm. Artists from all over the world will compete for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaur. Call Me Messiah (dir. Andrzej Brzózka), Tail of Rat (dir. José Armando Salomo Rosas), Magdalena (dir. Michael Lazovsky), Any place (dir. Minerva Rivera Bolaños) and Awohali (dir. Dominika Kováčová) will be the first of many short films and documentaries showcased during this part of the festival. Through getting to know the story of an addicted aspiring rapper, of three students who buy drugs from drug dealers, and who, while escaping from the police, show their real faces or even of the adventures of Native Americans who live in Europe, the viewers will have a chance to take a fascinating journey not only through Poland, but also through Mexico, the United States and Slovakia.
Only half an hour later, at 5.00 pm, the first screening of the Anima competition will begin, featuring as many as nine short animations. Til We Meet Again (dir. Ülov Pikkov) is a story of the inhabitants of a small island of Runhu, from which they escape wanting to hide from the war of 1944; many years later, they have an opportunity to come back home, but as it turns out someone else has already been living there for a while. Bear Hug (dir. Mergrethe Danielsen) is a film about a birthday party of the eponymous animal, for which nobody shows up; in Regular (dir. Nata Metlukh) we will find out how the world would look like if its main characters were fonts; meanwhile in The Debutante (dir. Elizabeth Hobbs) we will be able to get to know the story of a young woman who manages to convince a hyena from the London Zoo to go instead of her to the ball she is afraid of. We're not there tomorrow (dir. Olga Kłyszewicz), Passenger (dir. Juan Pablo Zaramella), A forest fire (dir. Izumi Ogawa), Steakhouse (dir. Špela Čadež) and Niemandsland (dir. Michael Blake) are the remaining titles of the nominated movies. All of the aforementioned filmmakers (as well as those whose works will be presented during the following days of the festival) will compete for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Jabberwocky.
The largest retrospective of works made at the National Film Board of Canada is a treat not only for lovers of the animation from the Land of the Maple Leaf. In the program of the section "National Film Board of Canada - An Incubator for World Animation Talent" there will be 5 thematically divided sets of animations from the world's most famous production company which creates artistic short films, including animated ones. The screening of the first section of films presented as part of the retrospective will start at 6:30 pm. The first part entitled "Pinscreen" will show animations created by Jacques Drouin, which were made using the pinscreen method. This section will be complemented by two documentaries: one about the life and work of Drouin and other one about the specifics of filmmaking using the aforementioned pinscreen technique.
The first day of the festival will be concluded with the official Opening Gala (at 8 pm) in Małopolska Garden of Arts. The 29th edition of Etiuda&Anima will be inaugurated by the screening of the latest, full-length animated film by Signe Baumane entitled My Marriage Affair. The main character of the film, Zelma, was convinced by songs and fairy tales from an early age that love will solve all her problems as long as she respects the social expectations of how a girl should behave. However, the more she grew, the more clashes there were with her idea of love. The more she tried to conform, the more her body resisted. Signe Baumane, who has been a guest of the Etiuda&Anima festival a couple of years ago, talks about accepting the internal feminine rebellion with a (typical for her) bittersweet approach.
We have started selling tickets for individual cinema and VOD screenings of the 29th Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival. All tickets available on the site Bilie24.pl. The prices are attractive and amount to:
– PLN 7 for a reduced VOD ticket and PLN 8 for a regular VOD ticket – PLN 10 for a discount KINO ticket and PLN 12 for a regular KINO ticket
ATTENTION! Tickets for screenings on the VOD platform and for physical screenings (KINO) at the Małopolska Garden of Arts in Krakow are sold separately.
For the first time the Board of the Animated Film Section, thanks to the hospitality of the festival Etiuda&Anima, has the pleasure to present industry awards for authors and coauthors of animated films. The aim of presenting industry AWARDS is, first of all, to honour and to award in professional categories which result from, among others, the stages and process of animated film production. The originator and initiator of the Awards is the Board of the Animated Film Section of the Polish Filmmakers Association. This year’s Winners of the Award’21 were selected by the members of the Competition Jury consisting of the Chair of the Jury – Alicja Witkowska – director, animator, scriptwriter and lecturer; Anita Kwiatkowska Naqvi – director, animator and producer; professor Jacek Adamczak – director, animator, scriptwriter and lecturer; Jan Maciej Ptasiński – cinematographer and director of photography; Artur Wrotniewski – director, animator, scriptwriter and lecturer. The jury watched 29 professional animated films produced in 2021 and those which premiered between 1st January 2021 and 31st December
The awards were given in eight categories and the winners are
– best auteur film – for the film 3 geNARRATIONS for Paulina Ziółkowska,
– best children’s film / series – for the film Ole Sweet Sleep for Joanna Jasińska-Koronkiewicz,
– honorary mention for the best children’s series – for the film Chichraszek for Marzena Nehrebecka,
– best animation – in 3 geNARRATIONS dir. Paulina Ziółkowska for Paulina Ziółkowska, Alicja Błaszczyńska and Max Litvinov,
– best graphic design – in Love in the times of coal-based economy dir. Tomasz Siwiński for Tomasz Siwiński,
– best debut – for the film Prince in a Pastry Shop dir. Katarzyna Agopsowicz for Katarzyna Agopsowicz,
– best script – in Airborn dir. Andrzej Jobczyk for Andrzej Jobczyk,
– best photography / compositing – in Prince in a Pastry Shop dir. Katarzyna Agopsowicz for Przemysław Świda,
– best original music and soundtrack – in Impossible Figures and Other Stories I dir. Marta Pajek for music for Aleksandra Gryka and for soundtrack for Michał Jankowski.
We congratulate all the winners and wish them further development and numerous successes.
Chair of the Animated Film Section of the Polish Filmmakers Association Alicja Witkowska
29th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima will begin on 29th November and last until 4th December 2022. This year’s edition is a long-awaited comeback to the event in the traditional, stationary version.
The program of the 29th edition offers short film forms lovers a multitude of attractions: film screenings, meetings with filmmakers and interesting accompanying events. The focal point of Etiuda & Anima is invariably the two international competitions: Etiuda, for the best short film, in which participants compete for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaur statuettes, and Anima, i.e. the competition between animators for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Jabberwocks. In the 29th edition of the festival, we will present films made by students and professionals, realised in the years 2021-2022.
This year, prizes in the third competition - Anima PL will also be awarded. All the films competing for awards will also be available online on the VOD streaming platform. This year, over 1,600 films were submitted to the "Etiuda" category, but eventually, the selectors qualified only 25 for the competition. Most of the films come from Europe - schools from Slovakia, Germany and Poland stand out in particular. Young artists often tackle the issues of complicated relationships, non-obvious choices, the experience of loss or change, as well as mental disorders. They also frequently talk about parenthood, love, corporeality and sexuality, exclusion, war and the oppressiveness of the patriarchal culture.
Renowned animators, among others, sent their films to the Anima 2022 competition - Paul Driessen, Priit Tender, Andreas Hykade and Ülo Pikkov, as well as winners of previous editions of the festival (Špela Čadež, Marta Pajek, Jonathan Schwenk). According to the selectors, student productions also deserve special attention: their creators are not yet widely known, but the fact that these films compete with well-known and outstanding artists proves the high-class talent of young animators. The creators of animations use more and more advanced tools offered by new technologies. Thanks to them, they can create more interesting and complex films, but also include this topic in the plot of their works, showing the dangers of new technologies. They criticize the attitudes of politicians and show the plight of social minorities and emigrants. They warn against both staring at smartphones and putting too much trust in social media. Animations are not indifferent to social and political events. From the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic, this theme, as well as the war in Ukraine, was vividly present in the submitted films.
This year Mariusz Wilczyński will receive the Special Golden Dinosaur Award for an outstanding artist and teacher. His famous full-length animated film "Kill it and leave this town" opened the 27th Etiuda & Anima IFF during the pandemic in 2020. One of the points of this year’s program will be the screenings of etudes selected by Wilczyński and produced by his most talented students (including Tomek Popakul, Julia Orlik, and Renata Gąsiorowska).
The section with the charming title "Animation is film poetry" offers short animations especially appreciated by the Italian film historian Giannalberto Bendazzi in the choice of Andrea Martignoni and the Bendazzi Foundation. The screenings will be accompanied by a meeting with Andrea Martignoni, dedicated to the memory of Bendazzi.
Presentations of other festivals and selected European schools are offered in the ongoing "Europe in Animated Film" cycle. We will look at the films selected by the CEE Animation Festival Network, which includes festivals from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia and Romania.
The largest retrospective of works produced by the National
Film Board of Canada is a treat not only for the lovers of the style of the
Land of the Maple Leaf. The program of the "National Film Board of Canada
presents" section will include five thematically divided animation sets of
the world's most famous company producing artistic short films (including
The first set - "Pinscreen" includes animations of Jacques Drouin, created using the pinscreen method. It will be supplemented by two documents: about Drouin's life and work, and about the specificity of filmmaking with the aforementioned pinscreen technique. The second set, "Norman McLaren", includes all the most important works of the Canadian director. The third, "Cartoons" screening, includes humorous cartoons from 1962-2018, and the fourth block, "Stop Motion", presents selected animations made using the title technique. The "Women in Animation" section, on the other hand, shows the changes that have taken place in the world of animation in recent years and the role that women have played in these transformations.
Last season's full-length animated films, which had their screenings at major foreign film festivals, are another element of the program. 29. Etiuda & Anima will be inaugurated by the screening of Signe Baumane's newest full-length animated film “My Love Affair with Marriage”. The protagonist of the film is Zelma - songs and fairy tales have been convincing her from an early age that love will solve all her problems, if only she will behave accordingly to social expectations of how a girl should behave. However, as she grew up, something stopped fitting in with this idea of love: the more she tried to conform, the more her body resisted. Signe Baumane, who several times was a guest at the Etiuda & Anima Film Festival, with her characteristic bittersweet approach talks about accepting the inner female rebellion.
Among other full-length animated films of recent seasons, the program of 29. Etiuda & Anima also includes: "Silver Bird and Rainbow Fish" (dir. Lei Lei) and "Dozens of Norths" (dir. Koji Yamamura). Another important element of the program is the special screening of Tomasz Wolski's documentary "1970". After the screening, the director Tomasz Wolski, the producer Anna Gawlita and Robert Sowa, who is responsible for the animated part, will talk about the production of the film.
Additionally, during the festival, in Małopolska Garden of Arts, you will have an opportunity to see an exhibition of models and dolls made for the animated fragments of the film "1970". Last year, a discussion panel was organized in cooperation with the Aeris Futuro Foundation. "How to make a festival ecologically" listed experiences and proposals for eco-friendly solutions.
This year, continuing the topic, together with producers and ecology experts, the organizers will consider "How to make a film ecologically". The panel is accompanied by a screening of eco films. Among the special events, the "interlaced/przeplatane" vernissage, concerning experiments on the technological extension of the creation of stereoscopic animation and virtual spaces, is also worth mentioning. It will present works by Wiola Sowa, Przemek Liput and Jacek Złoczowski. For adults we plan animation workshops with the British creator Joanna Quinn and Polish creator Sylwia Nowak from the "Puppetmaker" Art Studio in Łód; for children Animoon’s productions: “Hug me. Honey Seekers" directed by Anna Błaszczyk and "How I Became a Super Villain" by Krzysztof Ostrowski. It will all be completed by the promotion of the book by Michał Bobrowski entitled “Outside the cinema screen. Post-media contexts of animation”.
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.
Krakow Summer Animation Days (15-17 July 2022) is an open-air cinema event, for 14 years accompanying the cultural side of the city of Kraków in summer in natural scenery - the cinema under the stars on Plac Wielkiej Armii Napoleona next to Wawel Castle.
Starting every evening at 9.30 pm, film screenings are filled with diverse film program which consists of, in the vast majority, films unknown in Poland. In this year's program, we will see Estonian animations by a controversial artist Chintis Lundgren, and the newest feature animations: ''Where is Anne Frank'' by Israeli director Arie Folman (2022) or ''Dozens od Norths'' by Japanese animator Koji Yamamura.We also want to show animations by extraordinary female artists from Kraków: Daria Rzepiela, Daria Godyń, Ewa Borysewicz, Berlina Bożek, Wiola Sowa, Katarzyna Agopsowicz and Marta Pajek. Before the screenings, we will have a Q&A with the artists, who will tell the audience about their diverse career paths.
Besides that, we will present animated films awarded during 28. IFF Etiuda&Anima and 15. Animator Film Festival.16.07 we will also have animation workshops for children (for two age groups) hosted by Pigeon Studio.
We are aware of our responsibility for the natural environment, especially now, when we are facing the climate disaster. As organizers of cultural events, we want to take actions against climate change, notably in that area, which is dearest to us - the culture.
We want to create our festival as eco-friendly as possible and encourage the audience to take a reflection about human place in the ecosystem through the festival's events and programm. However, it is impossible to create a festival without a community, which forms itself around the event - the audience, artists, volunteers and jury.
We are reaching out to you with a special survey. Its aim is to research the attitude of participants towards ecological actions during the Etiuda&Anima Festival, and also, familiarizing with your expectations and daily attitude toward ecology. Every voice matters!
The Jury Ilya Khrzhanovsky (Chairman), Maya Yadlin, Maciej Pieprzyca, Maciej Cuske on November 19th 2021, after watching 29 competition films in ETIUDA competition, the Jury decided to award the following prizes:
The Grand Prix Golden Dinosaur and PLN 7000 BERÜHR’ MICH / TOUCH ME
dir. Hendrik Ströhle, prod. Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany
in the choice of heroes and the theme of the film, as well as fearlessness and
delicacy in the artistic realization of the theme in the language of cinema”
Three jury members voted for granting the award. The fourth one - Maciej
Cuske, expressed a dissenting opinion
The Silver Dinosaur THE DRESS / SUKIENKA
dir. Tadeusz Łysiak, prod. Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa, Poland
”For professionalism, sensitivity and maturity in telling an emotionally difficult story”
The Bronze Dinosaur СУХОПУТНЫЙ БРЮХОНОГИЙ МОЛЛЮСК / SHELLED
dir. Boris Vedensky, prod. Moscow Film School, Russia
“For a very important and courageous film which exposes the mechanism of human manipulation and shows how evil is born”
POZDRAV Z NIGÉRIE / GREETINGS FROM NIGERIA
dir. Peter Hoferica, prod. Vysoká Škola Muzických Umení, Slovakia
“For a sense of humor and an unconventional, absurd diagnosis of reality”
dir. Ozan Mermer, prod. Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Germany
”For a film about a painful lesson on growing up in a vulgar adult world, for sensitivity with which the inner transformation of the young heroine and her struggle to preserve dignity and innocence were shown”
HILJAISUUS / SILENCE
dir. Saara Hakkarainen, prod. Aalto University, Finland
“For directing sensitively and courageously a theme that is taboo and enabling a new perspective about pedophilia.This is by a cinematic language which presents an everyday life in contrast to the protagonist's hard confessions and which expresses his loneliness and the gap between his life and "ordinary life".”
Jury postanowiło także przyznać:
The jury also decided to award a diploma to a film school:
HOCHSCHULE FÜR FERNSEHEN UND FILM MÜNCHEN (GERMANY)
“For the variety and very high quality of the presented films.”
FICC Jury Verdict
The Jury: Iwona Bartnicka (Poland), Adriana Kytkova (UK), Clementino Junior (Brazil) on November 19th 2021 after watching 29 films in ETIUDA competition decided to award its diploma to:
A FIRECRACKER STORY / PAO ZHANG DE GU SHI
dir. Zhizi Hao, London Film School, GB
for “Perfect, conscious and creative using of film language to convey a complete story about adapting traditions in the ever-changing society”
and has also decided to award Honourable Mention:
LAND OF GLORY / PANNÓNIA DICSÉRETE
dir. Borbála Nagy, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, Germany
for "very actual subject presented in simple but universal way and for bringing important issues through the mouth of the young and brave protagonist"
Award of the Student Jury
Szymon Pazera, Anna Skoczeń, Kinga Kowalczuk on November 16th 2021 after watching 29 films in ETIUDA competition decided to award its diploma to:
SPIRITS AND ROCKS: AN AZOREAN MYTH
dir. Aylin Gökmen, prod. Universidade Lusófona / Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem / LUCA School of Arts, Switzerland
for „For the minimal use of film language to present the depth of beliefs and fears of the community, for frames that create an image of the horror of nature without words, and for the mystical combination of people and nature, which, preceded by numerous observations, affect the imagination and make the viewer a part of the presented events.”
dir. Veerle De Wilde, Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten van Gent, Belgium
dir. Moritz Mueller-Preisser, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Germany
The Jury of 28th IFF Etiuda&Anima: Géza M. Tóth (Chairman), Grzegorz Koncewicz, Chintis Lundgren, Julia Orlik on November 15th 2021, after seeing 54 competition films the Jury decided to award the prizes to the following films:
The Grand Prix of the Festival – the Golden Jabberwocky and 7000 PLN AFFAIRS OF THE ART
dir. Joanna Quinn, Canada 2021
for „Joanna Quinn in her film Affairs of the Art in a daring way told the story of the Beryl family. We follow the story of the main character’s life and her relatives with a beauty that only animations can bring: perfect drawing, perfect movie language, brilliant script, well constructed characters. It is a story about how people’s aspirations complement reality. Life does not always give us the possibility to fulfill them, and even can make aspirations an obsession. It turns out that if somebody has an artistic soul and a passion that never goes out, he will madly enjoy all the colors of life.”
The Silver Jabberwocky ORGIASTIC HYPER-PLASTIC
dir. Paul Bush, Denmark, UK 2020
for „A formal language that is both playfully abstract and provocatively intelligible, in the best visual music tradition”
The Bronze Jabberwocky THE STORK
dir. Lucija Mrzljak, Morten Tšinakov, Estonia 2020
„Through a playful portrayal of freedom, this film reminds us about the absurdity of life and the silliness of unconstrained desire. We enjoyed following the grotesque behaviour of the protagonist, who demonstrates an opposition to mediocre life patterns of a couple whose life he intervenes into. It makes us question our own established patterns and values, and invites the viewer to follow the protagonist beyond social and physical norms.”
The Special Golden Jabberwocky and 3000 PLN for the best student etude go to BUSLINE35A
dir. Elena Felici, Denmark 2021
„The film in an interesting way leads the narration, showing how easy it is for us to turn our eyes away and look for excuses in a moment which requires reaction. A clear manifestation of human inactivity in a situation which may later have influence on the whole life.”
dir. Yuanqing Cai, Nathan Crabot, Houzhi Huang, Mikolaj Janiw, Mandimby Lebon, Théo Tran Ngoc, France 2020
for „Realistically showing life in a claustrophobic environment and turning attention to a problem which is often faced by densely populated Asians cities. A visual presentation of people stripped of their private space, who, for lack of other possibilities, are forced to find themselves in the difficult conditions in which they live.”
dir. Marie Larrivé, France 2021
for „Taking us on a poetic journey that explores the relationships between generations of family members, some of which are long gone. This film enchanted us with its vibrant visuals and with subtle symbolical connections between a historical place, family affairs and nature.”
dir. Marion Auvin, France 2020
"Jean from its first shot introduces us to the story which we follow with interest and alternately with emotions of anger and sympathy until the very finale. Not only the ending is surprising, but also the fact how much drama, emotions and life can be shown via simple lines and colorful blurs. So many things can only be successfully realized at once in the art of animation.”
PRINCE IN A PASTRY SHOP
dir. Katarzyna Agopsowicz, Poland 2020
„A lyrical story in an extremely well dramatised, lyrical animation, with a graphic world of independent illustrative value at every moment.”
Special Jury Mention in the ANIMA 28th International competition The Etiuda&Anima 2021 Film Festival was awarded to Katarzyna Agopsowicz for the film "Prince in a Cake Shop". Simultaneously, the author for the same film received a cash prize in the amount of PLN 5,000, funded by Polish Filmmakers Association, for the best Polish film animated film presented at the festival.
Award of the Student Jury:
Witold Dudzic, Paulina Gandor, Zofia Tomalska On November 16th 2021, after seeing 54 competition films the Jury decided to award the prizes to the following film:
The 28th Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival has officially started today. The official inauguration of the festival - LIVE STREAM - will take place on November 16 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kijów Cinema. We invite!!!
After the official opening of the festival, we invite you to the Kijów Cinema and the VOD platform for the film "My Sunny Maad" - directed by Michaela Pavlátová at 8:00 pm.
The sale of tickets for individual cinema screenings and VOD of the 28th Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival has started. All tickets are available on the Ticket24.pl website. The prices are attractive and amount to:
PLN 7 for a reduced VOD ticket and PLN 8 for a regular VOD ticket
PLN 10 for a reduced CINEMA ticket and PLN 12 for a regular CINEMA ticket
ATTENTION! Tickets for screenings for the VOD platform and for physical screenings (CINEMA) at the Kijów Cinema are sold separately.